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A 21-year-old female asked:

i heard multivitamins don't really work or somehow ineffective, i just got the gummies kinds because im not able to afford healthy stuff, waste of $ ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Junk in = junk: Not sure where you heard that multivitamins don't work -- i've read a lot that says they can be helpful supplements to (not a replacement for!) a healthy diet. The difference might be the product you're using, and its bioavailability in your system. Gummies generally contain lots of sugar, and there are multiple kinds. Some don't use natural vitamin e, for instance -- ; that's not good for you.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Proven effective: There is a large body of research showing that that taking a multivitamin can help prevent heart disease, strokes, cancer, osteoporosis ; degenerative neurological diseases like parkinson's ; alzheimer's. Even the conservative mainstream ama advises all adults take a multivitamin! it's important to choose a good one-see http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ see my comment for jama's research summary:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=195039 You can find a quality multivitamin that costs less than $10 a month, such as Rainbow Light's Just Once.
Nov 30, 2013

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