Supplement pills may not help you the way you think

Medical experts say that frequent supplement pills popping can have negative effects on our bodies.

The side effects include kidney or liver problems, vomiting and diarrhoea.


In fact, most healthy people don’t need supplements. Yet, Singaporeans are spending more on vitamins and health supplements.

About $494 million was spent on health supplement products last year, according to research firm Euromonitor.

Some of the popular products that Singaporeans consume include probiotics, glucosamine for joints and co-enzyme Q10, which is supposed to help lower cholesterol levels.

According to the researcher, the trend of buying supplements can be attributed to Singaporeans’ busy lifestyles which leave little room for regular exercise and a balanced diet.

Medical experts say that too much of supplements can be bad for health too. In fact, sometimes some persons may not be deficient in anything, so it does not make any difference if they consume a health supplement or not.

Moral of the story: Have a balanced diet and make some time for exercise.

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Chuan-Jin Chen



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