out multivitamins, here comes vitamin D, fish oil and
research published in the Journal of the American Medical
Association found Americans arenít using multivitamins as
much, but that probiotics, vitamin D and fish oil are gaining
popularity. That could be tied to recent studies that
questioned the value of multivitamins for preventing major
researchers said they were unsurprised by the increase in
vitamin D and fish oil use, because the two have been more
thoroughly researched recently. Some of those studies have
suggested fish oil can curb the risk of heart attack and other
cardiovascular trouble. And some studies suggest vitamin D
could be protective against a range of conditions, including
cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis, but clinical trials
arenít yet finished.
growing popularity of taking certain vitamins and minerals in
isolation can be seen particularly through vitamin D. In 1999
and 2000, the findings showed, one in 20 people used vitamin
D. That number jumped to nearly one in five in 2011 and 2012.
or "good" bacteria for the digestive system, have
also gained increasing media attention in recent years.
multivitamins on the outs, some other supplements rose in
popularity, too, including coenzyme Q10, green tea extracts
and omega-3 fatty acids ó mostly in the form of fish oil