A 32-year-old member asked:
is it safe to take multiple daily vitamin supplements?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Charlap answered
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
What For?: For what purpose are you doing so? It may not be wise to take them once a day, let alone multiple times. If you have a known deficiency in a vitamin, try to address the deficiency from whole foods and for vitamin d, from the sun. See this website. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-all/ otherwise, only take what you need. More is not better.
Answered on Sep 5, 2016
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias answered
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No.: There is such a thing as hypervitaminosis (e.g. Vitamin a is teratogenic in excess for reproductive age women) and you are advised to not take multiple daily vitamin supplements. In addition, vitamin supplements have few proven benefits and cost a lot of money. Spend that money on a healthier diet instead.
Answered on Jul 15, 2012
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