We Americans have a pill for everything: feel stressed? take a Xanax. Cant sleep? take an Ambien? Can’t get it up? take a Viagra.
We even take our vitamins, which should come from our diet, in a pill form. We don’t even think of vitamins as being a part of food anymore. We think of vitamins as, well, vitamins. Those hard to swallow pills.
Now, I’ve got nothing against vitamins; I even take about 10 of them each day myself. But A) we should be getting them from vegetables and B) most store bought vitamins have all kinds of additives and corn derivatives; many are made in China and have petroleum products in them. Yikes!
Try the online True Health Assessment at this link to determine which vitamins are essential to your health.
I still believe vegetables (and fruits) are the BEST way to get your vitamins; deep green veggies and red/purple/blue fruits are best ‘bang for your buck’. They are packed with thousands of phytochemicals, minerals and nutrients, almost impossible to create in a lab. But if you aren’t getting 5 servings a day, and even if you are, to optimize your nutrition, I highly recommend supplementation.
Good sleep, low stress and a healthy libido, however should not come from a pill.