Should I Take Dietary Supplements?
Various research has been done on taking high-dose nutrient supplements. Some has concluded that high-dose nutrient supplements can be protective against cancer. Other research shows the opposite; that high-dose nutrient supplements can cause cancer.
For healthy people, obtaining nutrients from food is preferable to taking them in supplement form. Foods such as fruit and vegetables contain a variety of beneficial substances including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre.
Cancer Council Tasmania recommends that people obtain their nutritional requirements from eating a variety of whole foods rather than taking nutrients in a supplemental form. However, there are situations where dietary supplements are advisable. For more information about this, speak to your GP.