This question is a little tricky as it really depends on what your definition of a “healthy person” is. The short answer is no, but let me explain what I mean and what the type of “healthy person” I am saying no to.
First, understand that vitamin or any supplement is not the same as medication. It is not something you take because you are “sick”. Supplements were created to supplement a nutrient that a person’s body may be lacking based on their diet and lifestyle. Vitamin supplements as well as other supplements are synthetically made and are not generally the actual nutrient you are in need of but instead a created one.
A large number of studies have now been believed to show that vitamins and mineral supplements can do more harm to a person than good in some cases. The opposite is true as well as some studies have shown that some vitamin and mineral supplements can offer vital health benefits. So, discussing any supplement choices you may be considering with your doctor is the best choice as they can affect medications and how they behave.
- Prevents from cognitive diseases
- Enhances body immunity and metabolism
- Helps fighting from illness and infections
- Improves bone health
- Protects from cardiovascular diseases
- Prevents diabetes and age-related macular degeneration
Some supplements, such as Iron, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A, have created risks for heart failure, bone issues, and even death. That does not mean that taking these supplements is always a bad thing, as most of these have been due to taking too much of a supplement. These nutrients are necessary for your body to stay healthy, but too much of any nutrient can be dangerous. That is why talking with a doctor before choosing to supplement for something is always best. There is no magic supplement that will make up for bad eating habits or lifestyle choices.
In conclusion, for some, taking a supplement for vitamins or minerals can be beneficial; However, there is very little evidence, despite plenty of studies and research that has been conducted, to show that taking vitamin or mineral supplements will improve your health, contrary to that, the opposite has been shown as some supplements have shown to do more harm than good. There is nothing that can truly substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle.