I’ve recently read that, once again, doctors have proved that taking multivitamins and supplements is useless. I see such articles periodically.
My own experience with vitamins and supplements is different. I have a condition known as “dry eye.” It’s common in the Southwest and shows up as bleary, tear-filled eyes every morning. It interferes with vision. My eye doctors gave me a bagful of eye drop samples, told me to pick the one I liked best and use them four to six times a day.
Once I knew the name of the problem, I Googled it and found that taking fish oil daily helps it. So I did.
The tearing went away and it had an unexpected benefit. The halos I usually see at night around oncoming car headlights almost went away. (I’m 75 years old.) I also have a few other medical problems, which the proper supplements have greatly helped.
If you look at any medical school list of courses, you’ll see none on nutritional supplements or vitamins. So I wonder if the doctors really know as much as they think.
— Curt Lampkin, Azle