Many people are told to take a multi-vitamin. It’s a reasonable assumption. Taking all of the good nutrients that we may not get enough in our diets should help us feel better. For many people this may be true. But for anyone with mental illness, there’s a good chance that it’s doing more harm than good. Why is that? Many nutrients in a multivitamin don’t absorb well together for one thing. They shouldn’t be in the same pill for anyone. But many people have imbalances that are affected by different nutrients in opposite directions. On other episodes of Ask Dr. Gil, I’ve discussed how Folate can be detrimental to an undermethylated person for example. But there are many other examples to be found in the multi-vitamin. On this episode of Ask Dr. Gil, I discuss how different nutrients can interact. For example,
- Learn about how Zinc and Calcium can interact with one another
- Hear more about folate and methyl B12 working against each other in some people
- Zinc and copper are often together in a multi-mineral but may be extremely detrimental to some patients.
Tune in to find out more.