11 Facts About Our Bodies That Turned Out to Be Myths

There are so many facts about our bodies that we learned in school or heard from adults. However, many of them are far from the truth.

Bright Side has worked out which claims about our bodies you should stop believing.

Myth #1: Vitamin pills keep us healthy

With just one tablet, we can improve our health! This is actually not the case. Vitamins only regulate processes in our bodies

11 Facts About Our Bodies That Turned Out to Be Myths

, and we should be careful about taking them in tablet form since an excessive amount of them can do more harm than good.

Myth #2: Deoxygenated blood is blue in color

Blood that lacks oxygen, which is pumped through the veins toward the heart, is definitely not blue — it’s a dark red color. In school textbooks

11 Facts About Our Bodies That Turned Out to Be Myths

 it’s colored blue to emphasize the contrast with oxygenated blood. The veins you can see through your skin seem blue because the light shining on them gets refracted.