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what kind of vitamins should i take for my age of 31 yrs male i have never taken no vitamins at all?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Vitamin: At your age, along with a healthy diet, I suggest taking a one a day type vitamin with no iron in it. You could take a brand like Centrum or a generic multivitamin found in drug stores or supermarkets.
Dr. Olga Gibbons
Specializes in Family Medicine
Balanceda diet: A healthy male may only need to supply Vitamin D3, if he is not exposed to adequate sun. In my experience most of my patients are Vitamin D deficient. It would be a good idea to check the levels. A good balanced diet should supply all your needed vitamins.

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What if any vitamins should a male mid 30s be taking if any?

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It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) & the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:.
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Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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Everyone in the continental US should take about 5000 IU/day of Vit D roughly between fall & spring equinox. Many will benefit from a fish oil supplement unless you eat lots of cold-water fish. Many women need more magnesium, best as taurate, glycinate or citrate. While not technically a vitamin, many will benefit from a tonic like Ashwagandha or Rhodiola. I also feel many benefit from a superfood powder like ORAC Energy Greens or VitamIneral Greens. To some degree it depends on how much money and energy you want to put into staying healthy. My favorite supplement brands are often not sold in stores but available on-line, like Pure Encapsulations, Thorne Research and Designs For Health.
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A 1-year-old male asked:

What vitamins should a 22 year old male take?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
None or vit. D: You should be getting all necessary vitamins through food. The only vitamin supplement you may potentially need is vitamin d as us population appears to be chronically deficient in it.

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