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.


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  1. @bitcoinmining6361 on February 13, 2024 at 1:06 pm

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

    • @maryfolks9368 on February 13, 2024 at 1:26 pm


  2. @felipeoliveira2219 on February 13, 2024 at 1:10 pm

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

    • @DonkeyLipsDA3rd on February 13, 2024 at 1:13 pm

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

    • @operafunopera on February 13, 2024 at 1:16 pm

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

    • @tacticalcenter8658 on February 13, 2024 at 1:19 pm

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

    • @Pam_HRL on February 13, 2024 at 1:25 pm

      ⁠@@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 on February 13, 2024 at 1:26 pm

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

  3. @robster7012 on February 13, 2024 at 1:11 pm

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

    • @cathrynmoss3067 on February 13, 2024 at 2:11 pm

      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…

    • @ianstuart5660 on February 13, 2024 at 3:13 pm

      You’d better be very young, as that’ll be unlikely any time soon!

    • @abramspritzler4618 on February 13, 2024 at 3:18 pm

      @@cathrynmoss3067and we lose the vote every time because they can print dollars and we cant. Your paradigm is flawed. Just sayin

    • @amreens9987 on February 13, 2024 at 4:47 pm

      Aaaah yes cant wait.

    • @catherinecapitola on February 13, 2024 at 5:27 pm

      LOL. Yeah then surgery frequency goes up and the diagnosis of trauma goes up. I’m in big pharma and know 1st hand. I keep my friends close and enemies very very close.

  4. @cbxray1 on February 13, 2024 at 1:11 pm

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

  5. @C.N.1 on February 13, 2024 at 1:11 pm

    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 on February 13, 2024 at 1:27 pm

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

    • @Mr-pn2eh on February 13, 2024 at 1:49 pm

      ​@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

    • @TheyCallMeCotton on February 13, 2024 at 3:31 pm

      I love doctor bergs videos but his bbb score is so low. All the reviews are so bad and it seems his supplements make a lot of people sick.

    • @mikebike1715 on February 13, 2024 at 3:37 pm

      @Mr-pn2eh  that doesn’t mean anything if he doesn’t have it analyzed by 3rd party it means nothing. Any legit company would have their products third party tested. If he’s not willing to do that, everything he’s saying means nothing because you have to have a third party confirm to prove that your product has what it says it has in it. I do not do trust me, bro logic or testing. You should always ask for a third party Certificate. And call up that third party company that tested the project to see if they actually tested it because a third party Certificate of analysis is a legal document, and if companies, are lying saying that they had this company or another company tested and they never did those companies will come after them.

    • @mikebike1715 on February 13, 2024 at 3:56 pm

      @TheyCallMeCotton  none his products are 3rd party tested

  6. @key2lyfe on February 13, 2024 at 1:16 pm

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

    • @Lordimreadynow on February 13, 2024 at 3:21 pm

      ??? Catalogue where do we get this from? I want one

    • @Drberg on February 13, 2024 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you for your comment. Appreciate it!

  7. @2uTomas on February 13, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    Takes a lot of courage to say those things!

    • @calholli on February 13, 2024 at 2:33 pm

      Yeah.. Don’t be surprised when youtube deletes this channel.. It’s coming eventually.. unfortunately

    • @Whatnok on February 13, 2024 at 2:35 pm

      Stop me the courage for this that. It’s not courage. It’s just speaking stop w the nonsense.

    • @sunshinemotanyane6359 on February 13, 2024 at 3:29 pm

      It’s crazy people want to live up to 100 years in pain and misery.Enjoy Ur life .Only the strong survive.Its simple mammals are animals.Only the strong survive.Its not that serious 😂😂

  8. @shamekabenjamin8010 on February 13, 2024 at 1:23 pm

    “Medicine goes through a rigorous lengthy process of research”

    Covid vaccine: haha 😂

    • @docsidetheaters4064 on February 13, 2024 at 1:25 pm


    • @maryfolks9368 on February 13, 2024 at 1:32 pm

      😅😅😅 oh….the wonders of our amazing govt that’s all about us😂😂😂

    • @amen4ramen on February 13, 2024 at 1:34 pm

      😂 yeah

    • @ruurdm.fenenga2571 on February 13, 2024 at 1:39 pm

      lies, lies , lies and more lies

    • @wreagfe on February 13, 2024 at 1:42 pm

      Wait what!? There’s a vaccine? Or do you mean the novel mRNA gene therapy?

  9. @AltmanLLC on February 13, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    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!

    • @Drberg on February 13, 2024 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks for your support!

    • @cryptoearning3799 on February 13, 2024 at 6:29 pm

      ​@@Drbergdear dr berg we full support you from Nepal❤🇳🇵

  10. @DanLaTour12 on February 13, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    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.

    • @ianstuart5660 on February 13, 2024 at 3:19 pm

      Awesome, big congrats!

    • @DanLaTour12 on February 13, 2024 at 3:24 pm

      @@ianstuart5660 thank you

    • @waynethompson4998 on February 13, 2024 at 3:49 pm

      You deserve a round of applause!! Good on you!

    • @DanLaTour12 on February 13, 2024 at 3:53 pm

      @@waynethompson4998 I don’t need a thing but thank you.

    • @deep6301 on February 13, 2024 at 5:42 pm

      Wow. Great job!

  11. @samuelgaver7757 on February 13, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    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 on February 13, 2024 at 2:45 pm

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

    • @lilydauber3147 on February 13, 2024 at 2:53 pm


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

    • @deep6301 on February 13, 2024 at 5:41 pm

      I’ve grown micro greens for years. It is a great hobby and very nutritious. I am prone to calcium oxalate kidney stones. I did not get them from micro greens. Proud of you😊

    • @rwten5955 on February 13, 2024 at 6:46 pm

      You are not a carnivor. You can behave as one, but you ARE NOT a real carnivore. Try catch an animal every day and eat it wih your bare hands without baking or cooking. We are not made for eating animals. We do not have the teeth and claws to hunt and eat animals.

  12. @BainsPummy on February 13, 2024 at 1:38 pm

    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.

  13. @1witness158 on February 13, 2024 at 1:38 pm

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

    • @wingatebarraclough3553 on February 13, 2024 at 4:00 pm

      Yup, same with the Mockingbird media, the MIC, etc

  14. @Drberg on February 13, 2024 at 1:39 pm

    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 on February 13, 2024 at 1:43 pm

      🤦🏻‍♀️ wow unbelievable😱

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on February 13, 2024 at 1:44 pm

      Wow… That worths a full video too!

    • @stephweissinger on February 13, 2024 at 1:44 pm

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

    • @xXjezterXx on February 13, 2024 at 2:32 pm

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

    • @calholli on February 13, 2024 at 2:34 pm

      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.

  15. @RosaLong74 on February 13, 2024 at 1:43 pm

    Dr. Berg! You education and research in truly invaluable sir! Keep teaching the TRUTH which is vitally important! Thank God for what you’re sharing!🙏🏽❤️👏🏽🙌🏽

    • @Drberg on February 13, 2024 at 3:00 pm

      I appreciate your support! Glad to help!

  16. @sivanmisgav9468 on February 13, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    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

    • @ReborninYeshua on February 13, 2024 at 3:29 pm

      The love of money is a root of all evil.

    • @raquelpinheiro2070 on February 13, 2024 at 5:38 pm

      We gotta take into our own hands.. medicine and the system is all broken. Dont put 100% trust on professionals and always do your research. Thats key for not being at loss.

    • @sivanmisgav9468 on February 13, 2024 at 6:21 pm

      @raquelpinheiro2070  yea we have to,
      But do we also have to take our vehicle functionality into our own hands? And education of our kids?
      I agree we must educate ourselves and do our best, but you cant be an expert in everything, theres a limit to our time and capabilities.

      Even now “self educating” still involves putting trust in someone with more experience and knowledge.
      Its just frustrating moving against the current of monetary incentives all the time, especially regarding health that should be clear, scientific, free and unbiased.

    • @raquelpinheiro2070 on February 13, 2024 at 7:14 pm

      @@sivanmisgav9468 you could fully trust.. but accept the loss…

    • @raquelpinheiro2070 on February 13, 2024 at 7:16 pm

      @@sivanmisgav9468 leave children education for the government or schools and you will see what a shitty work will be done. good luck x.x

  17. @ERJG1954 on February 13, 2024 at 1:46 pm

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

    • @ianstuart5660 on February 13, 2024 at 3:14 pm

      Unfortunately, the majority still DO trust!

    • @jennajtxx on February 13, 2024 at 3:49 pm

      Yep just declined my daughters hpv jab and educated her on hpv instead and told her if she wants it she can at 16

    • @wingatebarraclough3553 on February 13, 2024 at 3:53 pm

      “Turtles all the way down “

    • @kaykool9589 on February 13, 2024 at 4:21 pm

      I never did

    • @rogerpeterson3731 on February 13, 2024 at 4:59 pm

      Great quote on trust…little phrases mean a lot!..

  18. @Lumi_OF_Star2 on February 13, 2024 at 1:58 pm

    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

    • @mem1701movies on February 13, 2024 at 2:04 pm

      My mom has numbness after.

    • @lindaparker1043 on February 13, 2024 at 2:11 pm

      exactly!! we know we can’t trust FDA allowing dangerous drugs such as untested covid vax for mass vaccination program 😡 FJB and FFDA

    • @sherlynbrown5270 on February 13, 2024 at 2:12 pm

      I lost both of my grandmothers from them😢😢

    • @earlgrey691 on February 13, 2024 at 2:30 pm

      Safe & effective doncha know ?

    • @calholli on February 13, 2024 at 2:36 pm

      I can’t take you serious with your t^ts out like that.. lol

  19. @BeingMe23 on February 13, 2024 at 2:10 pm

    FDA to big pharmaceuticals should be a federal crime with a life sentence.

  20. @spooky5745 on February 13, 2024 at 2:37 pm

    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.

    • @ianstuart5660 on February 13, 2024 at 3:21 pm

      Awesome, you’re way ahead of your peers!

    • @sal8454 on February 13, 2024 at 3:38 pm

      Wise words!

    • @waynethompson4998 on February 13, 2024 at 3:48 pm

      I’m in my 50’s and have had digestive issues all my life. Natural doctors diagnosed me with low to no stomach acid (stomach acid is very much needed. The “acid reducing” pills are not your friend.) While the acid and enzyme therapy helped, I recently found that the absolute best thing for my digestion is Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. Dr. Berg’s video about it really helped explain it and I have been taking it daily for over 4 months. If I skip a few days, my digestive system lets me know. (I use a small amount of water, 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar and a rounded tsp of DE. Stir it up, gulp down in 2 large gulps, drinking water after each gulp if needed.) Another thing that I believe is of great help is that we have been distilling our water for over 10 years and only drink it (we make everything with it; coffee, tea, etc.) My dad bought a WaterWise distiller back in 1997. I inherited his distiller when he passed in 2012. It lasted until 2021, with just a rubber seal replacement. We bought another right away and use it daily. (Usually distilling 3-4 gallons/day for our family of 4.) I suffered so long with digestive issues that I am sensitive to others that do as well. I hope this might help!

    • @user.netizen11 on February 13, 2024 at 4:52 pm

      Atleast you’ve learned it. Good to know.

    • @worstalentscout on February 13, 2024 at 5:00 pm

      this is something that worked for my sciatica……………candied ginger…………it worked for a lot of people too

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