Quick Answer: Can Vitamins Replace Food?

Can vitamins make up for poor diet?

Supplements of vitamins and minerals will not convert poor food choices into a healthy diet, but relevant quantities of particular vitamins or minerals may address specific deficiencies at certain times.

Note however, that supplements with high levels of some vitamins and minerals may be harmful..

Are vitamins better than food?

When speaking generally, the results are clear concerning supplements vs food. Getting your nutrients from healthy food is the best way to keep your vitamin and mineral levels topped up. While supplements should never replace healthy food, there are times when they’re required.

What vitamins do I need if I stop eating meat?

However, if your diet isn’t planned properly, you could miss out on essential nutrients. Vegetarians need to make sure they get enough iron and vitamin B12, and vegans enough calcium, iron and vitamin B12. Women are thought to be at particular risk of iron deficiency, including those on a vegetarian or vegan diet.

What happens when you start taking vitamins?

You might experience transient digestive upset when you first start out. It’s very common to experience this side effect when you start a supplement regime and typically it happens when you take your vitamins on an empty stomach.