Your Supplements Are a Lie… Really

Are multivitamins and other health supplements good for you? Find out the truth about vitamins in this video.

A simple test to find out if your supplements contain hidden maltodextrin:


0:00 Introduction: The supplement industry and the FDA
3:33 L-tryptophan supplements (1989)
6:15 Synthetic vitamin supplements
8:10 How vitamins are made
10:34 Do you need to take vitamins?
14:55 Learn more about hidden maltodextrin!

In this video, we’re going to talk about vitamins and supplements. Sometimes, health supplements are discredited because they’re not regulated by the FDA the same way as pharmaceuticals, but it's important to understand the relationship between the FDA and pharmaceutical companies.

People often become employees of the FDA to secure a much higher-paying career at a pharmaceutical company. This plays a major role in the approval of drugs.

Many drugs are approved without enough evidence of safety. Overall, supplements are generally recognized as safe.

In 1989, a dozen people allegedly died from taking L-tryptophan. L-tryptophan is an amino acid that helps you sleep, has an anti-depressive factor, and curbs cravings. The problem arose from a contaminated batch of L-tryptophan that was made using genetically modified bacteria. There was a recall, and the FDA banned the supplement for 16 years.

Synthetic vitamins are much cheaper than natural vitamins but do not have the same effects on the body. Around ⅔ of vitamins come from raw materials made in China, all of which are synthetic industrially made compounds.

There are several reasons why we need vitamins and supplements and why some people need them more than others. The following factors will increase the need for vitamins and supplements:
• Food is grown in poor soils or hydroponically
• Genetics
• Chronic inflammation
• Frequent exercise
• Seed oil consumption
• Grain consumption
• Veganism
• Fasting

We have a very high need for some vitamins and minerals that require a large consumption of certain foods to achieve adequate intake. For example, you need 4700 mg of potassium each day.

Some deficiencies can be dangerous. Deficiencies in folate can mimic the same damage to your DNA as radiation.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains the truth about supplements. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @bitcoinmining6361 says:

    Dr Berg, You are like a normal doctor, speaking reality, freak of nature these days..x

  • @felipeoliveira2219 says:

    Supplements $8 = fix the problem vs doctor visit $400 = just gives you more headache

    • @DonkeyLipsDA3rd says:

      Supplements don’t fix problems. Eating actual food that’s balanced chewed properly helps …

    • @operafunopera says:

      YES EAT “EVERYTHING” TO GET ALL YOUR DAILY NEEDS 😂 LOL! Dr.Berg helped my eyes with CAROTENE SUPPLEMENTS!!! ​@@DonkeyLipsDA3rd

    • @tacticalcenter8658 says:

      ​@@DonkeyLipsDA3rdthis is what I was going to say.

    • @Pam_HRL says:

      ⁠@@DonkeyLipsDA3rdso a “real” and good supplement doesn’t help? Good “real” food works too but yes,,, supplements help too!
      If you’re not eating organic food, be careful. One ingredient foods if you can!

    • @mikebike1715 says:

      This also applies to Doctor Berg’s supplements. His supplements are not even third party tested.

  • @robster7012 says:

    I look forward to the day when big farma is no more other than anesthetic for surgery and pain killers for trauma.

    • @cathrynmoss3067 says:

      We vote with our dollars…purchase the supplements that are safe and effective…do your research…put them to the test..thank you Dr. Berg for explaining this vital issue…

  • @cbxray1 says:

    But nothing will change with this blatant corruption and cheating!! Ty for the education Dr. Berg

  • @C.N.1 says:

    Another reason I dont consume 365 whole food brands. Can’t trust what’s in it, and just not appealing to me. Thank you, Dr. Berg for speaking out against this madness! Have a wonderful day, everyone! 🙂

    • @mikebike1715 says:

      You do realize Doctor Berg’s supplements. Aren’t even third parties tested, right?

    • @Mr-pn2eh says:

      ​@mikebike1715 it’s not required by law to have it 3rd party tested.

      He’s going through the pain of sourcing it right so we don’t have to

  • @key2lyfe says:

    Dr.Berg your YouTube catalog is so invaluable 🙏🏾❤️❤️💜💜💜

  • @bug8502 says:

    Folks have survived since the beginning
    of history without any of these pills.

    • @wreagfe says:

      In the same environment? With the same behavior? It’s a rather low resolution statement to make.

    • @crazeec1672 says:

      They didn’t have the massed produced crap we have now. The soil is depleted and covered in pesticides, the animals are given growth hormones, antibiotics and crap grains to fatten them up. I’ll keep taking my supplements.

    • @Cody_Ramer says:

      Yes but back a few hundred years ago people would eat meat and veggies from their garden fruit from their trees,
      Today most people eat highly processed food like products loaded with sugar and chemicals. So most people don’t get what they need through food anymore.

    • @ayumelove says:

      E@@wreagfe Exactly. We live in a very different world from 1000 years ago, heck even the world 150 years ago. Inundated with toxins.. air polution, acid water, soils minerally depleted, microplastics, heavy metals, pesticdes, antibiotic abuse, EMFs and the list goes on

    • @Prophezora says:

      I agree but then realize the other argument is that most people never lived past 30 or 40 and many children died

  • @2uTomas says:

    Takes a lot of courage to say those things!

  • @shamekabenjamin8010 says:

    “Medicine goes through a rigorous lengthy process of research”

    Covid vaccine: haha 😂

  • @AltmanLLC says:

    Doc, please don’t ever quit selling your products! Out of anyone in the world I trust your heart and knowledge, and I know everything is coming from a safe place.

    Thank you for all you do!

  • @DanLaTour12 says:

    Gave back my medications years ago and started my own health journey. Changed my intake, started walking miles, started taking supplements haven’t looked back, lost 125 lbs, BP is normal and I haven’t been sick in a very long time. My once a year visit to the V.A. bloodwork has showed within range and normal for the last five years.

  • @samuelgaver7757 says:

    I am a carnivore but I also try to supplement naturally with your whole lemon and wild blueberries bomb, nutritional yeast for B vitamins, and cod liver oil. I am also looking at growing sprouts for the phytonutrients. I wonder if I might be hyper concerned but I also exercise a lot and I am also older at seventy two. I have the highest priority to watch your videos, they’re the best for critical information.

    • @1truthseeking8 says:

      Are sprouts high in oxalate? Phytates? Lectins? .. and other anti nutrients? And phyto toxins?

    • @lilydauber3147 says:


      Enter sprouting, the study’s dietary superhero: “Significant amounts of phytic acid will be eliminated in most of sprouted grain products.”

  • @BainsPummy says:

    Good morning Dr Berg, I use some of your supplements and also other organic supplements too, my life has change for better, people should read the labels and not go for cheap stuff also never trust any three letters government agencies period, never trust a media whatever so called expert says just do the opposite. Thank you Sir you are changing and educating millions of people.

  • @1witness158 says:

    It’s called the revolving door when employees switch between government and industry.

  • @Drberg says:

    Another interesting thing I just found out about – someone bought a nutritional joint formula from Walmart and apparently it worked too good giving instant relief So they recommended it to friends and family and everyone was talking about how amazingly fast it worked and someone brought up the question wondering if it laced with some drug. They reached out to me and asked what lab I used to test things. To make a long story short, it was found that this “natural” supplement contained traces of diclofenac, which is a NSAID: The point of this story is it is the wild west with supplements and brands that are nameless and difficult to reach out and learn about their ingredients might not be the best option.

    • @TheDesertrosie says:

      🤦🏻‍♀️ wow unbelievable😱

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 says:

      Wow… That worths a full video too!

    • @stephweissinger says:

      😮 I would be so upset if I’d taken that.I don’t take any NSAIDS!

    • @xXjezterXx says:

      What is your take on Ancient Nutrients B complex, etc?

    • @calholli says:

      It’s known as “The revolving door” — and it’s super common in all aspects of government regulation.. From car companies, to military armament, to food, to finance, to big tech, etc. The entirety of the political and social and institutional and industrial regulation economy is completely corrupted by design and beyond redemption.

  • @sivanmisgav9468 says:

    There is a deep problem at the root of all of this, profit.
    Its truly overwhelming to try take your health into your own hands. We should be able to trust the professionals to correctly advise and treat us but the lobby is powerful and too profitable to reflect truth.

    Thank you for shedding some light, it is very much lacking

  • @StyleshStorm says:

    Dr. Berg addressing medical controversy is always entertaining because he has this look of judgement and education that proves his status in the health community.

  • @ERJG1954 says:

    After the “safe an effective JAB” I have zero trust in medicine.

  • @Lumi_OF_Star2 says:

    FDA was trusted by my mom, could not change her mind!!! After her trusted COVID-19 with boosters! She had a decline hearing, feeling her feet, walking ability was lost next, then her hearing loss. Very sad and she was so proud of getting that vaccine

  • @spooky5745 says:

    Im in my mid 20s . Ive had asthma, sciatica ,digestive issues, insomnia covid and many more illnesses.
    What ive learned is
    1.most doctors just want to drain my pockets.
    2. Diet and exercise is king
    3. Your mindset can keep you back, sometimes you can heal but if you keep THINKING youre sick , the symptoms won’t leave you. This happened with my sciatica.
    4. A good nights sleep is also KING.

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