"I've been around long enough to witness the beginning of the vitamin/mineral industry and see its shortcomings. I think it’s wonderful that more people know about supplementation, but I’m concerned that there is an overabundance of synthetic vitamins and poorly absorbed minerals. Supplements are being taken over by the pharmaceutical industry promoting low potency, synthetic supplements. At the same time, the MLM supplement companies and natural medicine supplement industry seem to be complexifying supplements and they are driven by overzealous marketing that has many people taking dozens of supplements out of fear." - Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.