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A 20-year-old member asked:

should healthy adults take vitamins?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
In the past, many…: …docs would have answered "no" with the explanation that a nutritious diet should be adequate. Today, however, many docs feel vitamins are beneficial: people under much stress benefit from extra b & c. Vitamin d is being advised for many preventive reasons. Multivitamins often contain trace minerals essential to good health that many might not otherwise receive.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not generally.: If you are eating a nutritious diet the answer is no. If you are eating something less then they might be beneficial. However, if that is the case, you have bigger concerns. There is no evidence that supra physiologic doses of any of the vits or minerals is beneficial.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Where can I buy adult gummy vitamins?

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Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Store or online: These will be readily available at a local store (try one of your buying clubs or local drug store) or online. Most adults can take two of children's gummy vitamins, but read the label to be safe. Always good to eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, get plenty of rest and have regular physical activity.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

Are gummy vitamins for adults just as good as the regular one you would normally take?

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Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes!: They are just as good and easier for many people to take. Yummy!
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can chewable vitamins be an option for an adult?

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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes.: Yes. No reason they cannot be. Only thing would be that chewable vitamins are meant for children, so would need to look at the levels of the vitamins in chewable ones and make any necessary adjustments for adult recommended allowances.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the role of vitamin for a adult patient?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Ambiguous: I am sorry but there are thousands of vitamins and a billion humans with different health conditions. Can you be a bit more specific about what prompts your question?

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