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Should i take a multivitamin or b-complex vitamin? i am a 48 year old female who is working a 3rd shift job for the very first time. i am having problems maintaining an energy level during my shift (1130pm-7:30am). would either one, a multivitamin or b co

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. The multiple vitamin should contain b vitamins. So, it may be cheaper and less complex to take one pill. Vitamins tend to be helpful if there is a deficiency or if you are not getting the appropriate nutrients. If you fit one of thsoe bills it is likely to help and should not cause a problem with your sleep.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 39 years experience
NO Multivitamins: Multivitamins are worthless. If you have a know specific and proven vitamin deficiency, then take that specific vitamin. Otherwise you may hurt yourself. Save your money, join a gym and get more sleep for a week or so to help your body adjust.

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A member asked:

Should i take a multivitamin or a b complex vitamin? I am a 48 year old female who is working a 3rd shift job for the very first time. I am having problems maintaining an energy level during my shift (1130pm-7:30am). Would either one, a multivitamin or

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. People often take vitamin c separately if they are looking to take really high doses. However the body tend to urinate out the excess. Multiple vitamins should contain an adequate amount of vitamin c. By taking one pill it could be less expensive in the long run (vice a series of pills) and less complicated. Usually vitamins are helpful if you have a deficiency or you don't get an adequate dietary intake, if you fall into one of those two categories it may help. It should not cause problems wtih sleep.

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