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This website expands the concepts and vitamin criteria presented on our educational website, www.rightwayvitamins.net, into a practical supplement program customized to meet your unique health needs. analyzing and evaluating Brands and Formulas.

  1. Discover health conditions and needs
  2. Match needs to appropriate vitamin dosages and nutrient forms 
  3. Find quality Brands
  4. Evaluate the merits of supplement nutrients 
  5. Make sense of contradictory scientific research 

 Plus you will gain access to my over 35 years of vitamin industry experience and insights. Some of these original insights are not yet available on any other websites.   To keep Vitamin WorkShop clean and simple, just the nuts and bolts will be given, if you need clarification details, links will be provided directing you back to either our RightWay Vitamins site or to other srpport references. All LINKS will be bold faced italics and underlined (underline not working)

Across the TOP are the evaluation topics and on the side Navigation keys are my analysis of current health topics and new research results. 


Vitamin Cautions Explained

Research recently has discovered cautions for Folic Acid, Selenium, Vitamins A, B6, D, & E. The SELECT study was halted early due to mid-study analysis showing slightly higher rates of diabetes in selenium group and slightly elevated prostate cancer in vitamin E group. Possible logical explanations have surfaced which are not being adequately addressed. Find these explanations at www.Rightwayvitamins.net   click current health news - scroll down to Nov 2008 report.




                       (no advertisements, no selling products, JUST Healthy Information

                                 answering many Consumer concerns about Vitamins)

Yes, there is an intelligent usage for vitamin supplements. But finding the proper pathway today is not a simple task.

The articles on this website open a discussion on vitamin supplement usage that is vitally needed and long overdue. Why is this necessary? 
  • Recent scientific study results are both expanding nutritional knowledge and challenging some long held and assumed vitamin facts.  
  • Vitamin supplements have both benefits and risks, often as dosages vary, body levels change, or at different stages of disease.
  • A few vitamin theories based upon faulty assumptions in the 1940's still exist today. 
  • Recent discoveries have profound implications for health but are remaining hidden from public health discussions.  
  • The many novel vitamin concepts explored here attempt to clarity emerging vitamin concerns through linked scientific study references with simple explanations of body functions. 
  • These issues are not just limited to minor players, but involve major nutrients such as calcium, iron, vitamins B6, C, D, E, & K, folic acid, and selenium. See below.
  • Over 90% of current Multiple Vitamins have out of date formulas, faulty nutrient forms, and or dosage problems. article
  • Staying Healthy is paramount for ageing BABY-BOOMERS ungoing a slowdown in metabolism and body functions plus also from increasing food bacterial contamination, decreasing soil fertility reducing food nutrient content, plus the build-up of environmental toxins, such as heavy metals, pesticides, and other potential hormone interrupters. GMO is another new challenge.

PRECAUTION: Numerous vitamin websites are really advertisements in disguise and slant information to fit the products promoted. These look like educational articles. Please coat your common sense with a layer of armor to avoid stepping out of the frying pan and into the fire. This also includes the information on this website and how the Scientific research is presented.  While nutrition is part SCIENCE, there is quite a lot of individualism requiring an artful approach. SCIENCE does not cope well in dealing with the ART part.

Health Professionals' education and accepted vitamin "facts" are not set in stone. They are and should always have been a work in progress to verify. Too often vitamin advice is more of a band-aid than a cure. Science and Nature should work together rather than at odds. Anyway, NATURE usually wins out. See the Big picture of health (article) and expecially read this article - Profound Health.  

Popular Current Vitamin issues: 

  1. Strontium for bones - The Good, the Bad and the ....Oh NO!   article
  2. Natural versus Synthetic Vitamins - Yes, there are some differences but rarely are you given the actual facts.    article
  3. Food-form or Whole Food Vitamins - Do you know the real story? article  
  4. Vitamin D - Is it a vitamin or a steroid hormone? Or a lttle of both? article  article
  5. To find your topic of interest: click on SEARCH website or what's NEW in Navigation column on right

 VITAL FACT #1:  Mother nature over time designed miraculous mechanisms to build and maintain a healthy body. "

See Scientific Status of Vitamins to find out why over 90% of multiple vitamins are now obsolete, or should be.


Which one is the best multiple vitamin for ME?

Assuming that because a Multiple Vitamin supplement is offered for sale, it must be safe and effective is unfortunately, a rather large step into uncharted waters. Look at the scientific research linked to in these pages to see if this is indeed not the case. To simplify this process, a new multiple Vitamin Criteria has been developed that can be used until processes are generated and made public that better answer these issues with greater individual insight.

Compounding this decision is the fact that vitamin science has some flaws that need correcting before beginning to address healthier vitamin choices. The next article will list some of these errors. What if research discovered that milk drinkers over time had more bone fractures, not less?  ref Is uncovering truth enough to overcome years of indoctrination and change the mindset?


FIRST MAJOR VITAMIN ADVANTAGE: Between the three main ingested ingredient categories, food, medicinal drugs, and vitamin supplements, vitamins are by far the safest group. (Of course, children protection with child-proof caps are necessary to control) 

What is a Vitamin?  And other vital Vitamin Questions. Which form and what dosage is critical for optimal vitamin function.   

Even thought vitamins exhibit less detrimental effects than the other two categories, there are some usage guidelines that add even greater safety advantages. BEFORE YOU TAKE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SUPPLEMENTS, YOU SHOULD KNOW THESE RECENTLY DISCOVERED SCIENTIFIC FACTS to PROTECT YOUR HEALTH (conditions noted are often from very small number of people reacting):

                Vitamin A                                Calcium

                Beta Carotene                         Iron 

                Vitamin D                                Selenium

                Vitamin E                                Strontium

                Vitamin B1                             Hyaluronic Acid 

                Vitamin B6                             Algae "Plant" Calcium

                Folic Acid                               Green Foods

                Antioxidants                          Chondroitin for Males

                D-Ribose                                Strontium Warning

                Biotin (new)



Science is marching onward discovering new vitamin facts. But rather than incorporating these facts, Nutritionists and multiple vitamin formulas have remained stuck in the past. Many older vitamin facts are now obsolete, some are potentially downright dangerous under certain conditions. Even through any adverse risks are very low, and may take a long time to manifest, you still should have the right to know about them.

Nutritionists are recommending Ribose for fatigue and muscle recovery but not telling you it might accelerate aging, or N-Acetyl-Cysteine and Vitamin D for cancer prevention without mentioning some segments of the population might be at serious risk for cancer acceleration. Over 90% of Multiple Vitamins available in the marketplace fail the new criteria developed on this website to coincide with these new research discoveries. See if you don't agree after reading the support articles and research.  

 A Look at some of the topics covered on this Website:


  • Here are some of the reasons these terms are seldom used properly together.....read more    
  • Some pertinent and novel Vitamin Basics to consider .... read more
  • Criteria for multiple vitamin choices...more
  • Quality of different Brands....soon 
  • Nutrient absorption of different forms... more 
  • Effective nutrient doses needed to produce a benefit
  • Proven safety of vital ingredient.. more
  • Effective formulas for synergism and dosages
  • Appropriateness for your genetics, lifestyle and diet  

 Some of the educational references refer back to a related website: www.rightwayvitamins.net 


  • Antioxidant redox balance  article
  • Probiotic overload  article
  • Inflammatory cascades ref
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction  article  reference  ref
  • Science Updates Vitamin Theories   article
  • Excess folic acid on immunity, cancer, and dementia  article
  • Calcium for or against cardiovascular health    article
  • iron oxidation   article 
  • Vitamin D dosage for blocking cancer initiation  article   
  • Vitamins on Breast Cancer    article
  • Vitamin K impacting calcification of arteries and bone building        

Can you as the Vitamin Consuming Public believe what the vitamin industry tells you, or the FDA*, or Scientific Researchers, or... ?


 In a hurry? Don't care about knowing the support reasons. Go right to the Vitamin Criteria and finish at Multiple Vitamin Picks under Finding your multiple vitamin 

 THINK OF THIS WEBSITE AS A VITAMIN MANUAL UNDER CONSTRUCTION, NOT THE LAST WORD, BUT WORTHY OF A GOOD STARTING POINT! At least until the FDA limits your access to vitamins and one of your best opportunities for optimal health.

AUTHOR OBSERVATIONS:  Having access to information channels not readily available to the public allows for greater insight into the scope of vitamin industry issues. You definitely have not yet heard about many of the concepts unveiled here...

Here is the link to the new Vitamin criteria And here is the putting it into practice link for how to find a Multiple Supplement so you can take advantage of this program.

*The FDA is suppose to be in charge of consumer health protection. But instead, the overall effect has been to ignore science and become a hand puppet for the pharmaceutical, medical, and food establishment special interests. Numerous examples will be presented throughout this website. The history of artificial sweeteners is perhaps one of the most obvious cases with GMO approval before first testing a close second.  



The Goal for this Vitamin Workshop is simply to help you cut through the critical vitamin supplement issues to make healthier choices, IN SIMPLE EVERYDAY LANGUAGE. 



Prologue to Vitamin Workshop

Vitamin theories and facts today are as misleading as they were over 40 years ago. Some of the same myths still exist and even a few new ones have emerged. Plus, long term scientific research is now challenging some long established "theories" and should soon be updating  vitamin facts and changing formulas. This is how the scientific method evolves and improves health. But instead, today there is a built-in resistance to change that is potentially jeopardizing your health.

Intelligent vitamin choices have the power to optimize health.  Unfortunately, unwise choices may compromise health. DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE? Where would you look to find this relatively new knowledge?

   ...insightful vitamin concepts...

This author asked these same questions over 10 years ago and failing to find any constructive unbiased answers, began the development of this website. There are some novel and insightful vitamin concepts presented here not found covered together in any other media. Current scientific vitamin research coupled with some good old-fashioned common sense forms the backbone for this new vitamin criteria See if you agree after reading the supporting research studies.  

Here is the official website (http://ods.od.nih.gov) of the U.S. Government from the Office of Dietary Supplements, a part of the National Institutes of Health. There are excellent nutrient databases and fact sheets, but missing are some of the more controversial new scientific discoveries that must still be under development and not yet offered for public discussion. See Below.  

What you will find here:

 1. The first realistic attempt to demystify controversial vitamin study results 

  • How can seemingly similar studies of the same nutrient arrive at opposite conclusions
  • Nutritional Researchers are violating their own scientific method principles in reporting vitamin study results, especially when embellished by mass media "news"
  • There appears to be a few major flaws in connecting vitamin activities with body functions
  • Using some simple logic and the available scientific vitamin research, novel concepts discovered point to the development of a more rational vitamin criteria then the one that currently does not exist

  2. Why The Science of Nutrition needs Updating

  •  There are far too many incomplete vitamin premises to allow current false theories to stand uncontested any longer
  • Why is the vital balance of antioxidant loads almost completely absence from nutrition
  • Vitamins may have beneficial effects, adverse effects, or be neutral depending upon the beginning body level, the size of dosage, and the form used
  • Nutrients also may have different effects before a disease starts, during early development, or at later more advanced stages

  3. Beneficial emerging Vitamin Concepts: 

  • Viamin C link to Cancer protection discovered here
  • Vitamin K influences Bone growth and also offers protection from artery disease  ref  ref 
  • Vitamin D expanded roles in immunity, infection fighting, and cancer prevention, go here
  • Understanding of Anti-oxidant load balance, go here
  • Vitamin supplement consumers have on average 5% longer telomeres, ref (Dr. Oz recently mentioned this) Equates to a longer life for cells.
  • Magnesium is a natural calcium channel blocker
  • Vitamins C & E reduce inflammatory effects on arteries after high fat meal
  • CoQ10 improves cardiovascular parameters in heart disease
  • OPC's from grape seed extract protect elastin and collagen fibers
  • Adverse effects of excess sugar on glycation mitigated by vitamins E & C
  • Omega 3 fish oils on heart health markers

 4. Some NEW adverse vitamin concepts under consideration include:

  •  High Vitamin A increasing bone fracture rates
  •  Calcium's role for arterial calcification on blood circulation and a dementia driver  
  •  Failure of long term calcium without synergistic partners to limit bone fractures
  •  Higher dietary and synthetic Folic acid intake on cancer and dementia  ref
  •  New Folic acid links during late pregnancy with asthma and allergies in children
  •  Mega Vitamin B6 on nerve damage
  •  Mega Biotin on acne outbreaks and pantothenic acid absorption hinderance 
  •  Mega doses of Magnesium and Vitamin C on diarrhea
  •  Iron on oxidative stress and reduced telomere length
  •  Excessively large Zinc amounts on interference of copper
  •  Higher levels of Selenium on diabetes risk
  •  Mega vitamin E as alpha tocopherol on hemorrhagic strokes 
  •  Higher Vitamin A & E intake on suppression of vitamin K absorption 
  •  Mega niacin for cholesterool on increasing homocysteine levels 
  •  Low vitamin K levels on artery calcification, varicose veins, and bone integrity
  •  Chronic High Protein diet on future kidney function


All of these facts can be eliminated by intelligent vitamin choices. YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE FACTS SURROUNDING THESE CONCEPTS BEFORE YOU TAKE ANY VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS. These are just some of the vital vitamin aspects covered on this website with scientific study resources in support. Nutrients often have beneficial values as long as levels are in synergistic ratios with other nutrients. Yes, the body has adaptive mechanisms to deal with "unbalanced" ratios, often for long periods of time, but this takes energy and nutrients away from other vital functions.


AUTHOR INSIGHTS:  Health and Vitamins, similar to life in general, don't always fit into nice and neat black and white facts and theories. An important concept to remember in reading this website is that when reading science research reports, everything is a matter of degrees. And most vitamin research results concern quite small degrees and only affect a limited number of people with either benefits or adverse effects. The majority of test subjects appear unaffected. A 50% reduction in cancers doesn't mean 50% of the people in the test group, but simply the difference between the number of cancers in the test subjects versus the number in controls. This could be as few as 3 out of a 1000 or as large as 50 out of 1000. Although any decrease or increase in disease rates is significant since we are talking about people's lives. 

One more thing needs to be addressed. Health concepts developed in the 19th century had many flaws since the young science at the time hadn't yet uncovered all the vital facts. Today modern medicine is still significantly influenced by many of these "original" flawed theories. Some of them such as the germ theory worked quite well in dealing with the many infectious diseases at that time, but fail in the modern world with degenerative diseases dominating. Yet mainstream medicine tenaciously hangs onto old unworkable theories, unable or unwilling to let go and admit such a major shortcoming.

This website simply attempts to find truths, as close to the actual reality as possible. Until clarification exists for many still controversial vitamin issues, the Precautionary Principle for taking vitamin supplements should be in play



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