I have a love/hate relationship with vitamins. Before I begin, let me stress that I am not a doctor, just a person with my opinions based on experiences.
I used to sell Shaklee vitamins back in the day and take a ton of them. Just two years ago I had some bad blood circulation in my arms and I purchased this vitamin that claimed to help blood circulation. After being on it for two weeks I got my menstrual period and I proceeded to get my period twice a month for three months before I went to the doctor who was perplexed. I came home after a wasted doctor's visit and I read the back of the bottle of the vitamin to improved blood circulation and it read "increases blood flow"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well it sure did increase blood flow with me! I went off that vitamin and my periods went right back to normal! This experience really made me think how vitamins can effect your body.
So a little over a year ago my holistic vet suggested that I home cook for my bichons cause one of them was always vomiting. I did ask her if I should supplement and she said "as long as I give them plenty of fruits and vegtables, ect I will be fine.
Well I did that for a whole year and my dogs were so healthy but I was reading some articles that said people who home cook for their dogs are causing their dogs to have brittle bones, ect ( you can't always believe what you read and you need to know ALL the facts) ... so I went out and purchased a cocktail of a powder with everything in it including nutritional yeast.
Three weeks after giving the powder supplement one of my dogs got a yeast ear infection. My vet said the supplement did NOT cause the yeast infection but rather it was caused from stress of having a foster dog in the house for two weeks. I do believe her but still it gave me doubts about the supplements and I do give my dogs fresh produce, beef, turkey, salmon, oils, ect so I really think they are eating probably just as good if not better than we are so I am not going to supplement anymore.
What is your take on supplements?