Dietary supplements are products that contain “dietary ingredients” and if you’re a person who doesn’t like certain foods — they sound terrific!
Many supplements claim they can deliver all your necessary vitamins and minerals, while others claim to offer levels of micronutrients beyond what is usually achievable through diet alone. Unfortunately, research shows that the “dietary ingredients” in supplements don’t offer the same benefits as eating whole-foods.
When you eat whole foods, your body absorbs a range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that get to work together to protect your health. But when a vitamin, fiber or antioxidant is isolated into a supplement, research suggests it may not be absorbed as well by your body as natural foods.
While every individual is different, overall, research shows that supplements do not offer cancer protection or provide benefits to survivors worried about recurrence