Could your vitamins be making you fat?
The problem with many vitamins on the market today is that they are synthetically produced and contain many fillers that the body doesn't recognize. Unlike whole foods, which our system recognizes and knows where to send them for the most benefit, the body starts to dilute the synthetic ingredients. This often causes bloating and weight gain. I have also had patients complain that they felt hungrier when they take synthetic vitamins and end up eating a lot more. This is a double whammy for your figure. First, the body doesn't know what to do with these chemical products and can't extract nutrients from them. The body goes into starvation mode and stores fat. You get hungrier and eat more, so there is more fat. Taking supplements is supposed to help you get healthy, but that's only true if you are taking whole food products.
The body knows how to extract the necessary nutrients from whole foods and ends up in a much healthier state. Even if you're buying them at the health food store, unless they state clearly "whole foods" on the label, and there are no fillers, they still could be full of chemicals. And yes, they ultimately could make you gain weight.
To Your Health and Wellness!
Dr. Janine Bowring