A 34-year-old member asked:
should i take vitamins?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Paige Gutheil answered
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: I recommend the following to most people: -a general multivitamin -an omega 3 fatty acid supplement -an extra calcium with vitamin d (especially for teens and post menopausal women) -an extra vitamin d (ask for your levels to be tested) if you have chronic kidney disease, ask before taking vitamins.
Answered on Apr 14, 2016
Dr. Kathleen Cullen answered
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: Nothing can replace a whole food diet rich in fruits and veggies. If you cannot consume this then a multivitamin may be necessary.
Answered on Jan 12, 2016
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered
34 years experience Internal Medicine
My take: A multi after your 40's is not necessarily a bad idea, particularly since I have a fairly good idea how long your days probably are doc. I just would take them at night, empty stomach, 2-3 x's a week tho. Should be plenty.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Bernard Seif answered
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful.
Answered on Apr 7, 2020
Dr. Ronald Krauser answered
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Vitamins are multibillion dollar industry and are consumed by millions without an justifiable reason. Eating a balanced diet is all you need to do. Do not waste money on supplements that will not effect your health.
Answered on Feb 25, 2014
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