A much-buzzed-about study showed that beta carotene supplements could not successfully prevent cancer, yet reams of published research has irrevocably found the food form can. What gives? Why would the results vary so drastically between supplement and food-form?
It turns out, like us, vitamins can’t work in a vacuum. In fact, vitamins work together.
An example of how this concept works: You may already know that we generally consume enough calcium through our diet. However, that doesn't mean we're actually absorbing it. To fully deliver that calcium into our bones and tissues, we need sufficient amounts of Vitamin D and Vitamin K. Once again, vitamins working together to make it happen.