U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 25-year-old male asked:

Is it safe and beneficial to take 1 daily tablet of multivitamin (containing royal jelly, ginseng, vitamins b,ce & k in addition to magnesium, iron, zinc , selenium, copper and iodine) for a healthy adult my age?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Controversial: Not clear that one requires a menu of supplements if consuming a standard balanced American diet. This is so contentious that it is possible to find a plethora of opinions online, and hard to say how to proceed. Your multivitamin may or may not be safe, and may not even contain listed amounts of supplements. A good source is "Consumer's Reports" where this has been studied.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 2, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.