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The Role Of Vitamins
Some health-based websites are very skeptical of vitamins and nutritional supplements. Others think they are miraculous cure-alls.
As with most things in life, the truth is somewhere in the middle. There is usually good science suggesting that certain supplements can benefit your health. But there’s rarely concrete proof. Here, information is presented that reflects both sides. Articles lay out the available evidence, and leave it up to you to decide what’s best for you and your health.
How Crowd-Sourcing Keeps Information Real
Anytime a website is run by a single group of people, there will be a natural bias. People have opinions.
WikiVites avoids this by using the same model as other wiki sites; Anyone can become a member and submit and edit articles. If something is posted that’s incorrect, or particularly controversial, then it will be quickly noticed, argued and corrected.
What good is information about vitamins without some guidance as to choosing between potential products? Each supplement entry will contain a discussion of how to choose a product based upon currently available research. When available, a list of products that meet this criteria will be provided. Over time, this list will grow to provide several choices in each category.
The purpose of this is two-fold: For one, it will hopefully save our readers time and confusion. Secondly, the internet is rife with companies that claim endorsements from TV personalities and other reputable sources when the products they sell are nothing like what that personality discussed. By listing actual products here, those fraudulent claims become impossible. You need only take a look at our product recommendation section to see the actual products we feel are worthy of your time and money.
Always Consult Your Physician
No matter how much evidence there is to back up anything presented on this site, it cannot replace the advice of your personal physician. The role of this site is to provide information for you to discuss with your doctor, NOT to give you medical advice.
No matter how much a vitamin has been studied, no one knows how it will affect an individual, with all of your unique details and history. We cannot stress strongly enough that you should consult your doctor before taking any nutritional supplement.