A 43-year-old member asked:
Which types of vitamins should i be taking?
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Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Multivitamin: In the ordinary western diet, vitamin deficiency is very rare. To ensure a good balance, one multivitamin per day should be sufficient unless your doctor identifies a specific deficiency.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
What type of vitamins should I be taking?
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Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Multi vit.: Not sure you should be taking any. If you eat a healthy diet there is no need for supplementation. If you must take them get a good generic brand once a day. If you plan to get pregnant switch to a prenatal vitamin.
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Should I be taking vitamins?
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Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: I advise everyone to take a good multivitamin. Very few Americans get the recommended allowance of all vitamins and minerals and even those who do benefit from taking higher amounts. I also advise at least 500 mg of Vit C 2x/day. All Americans (except those in the deep South) need 5000-8000 iu of Vit D3 in fall and winter months, year-round if don't get much sun. See
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Which type of vitamins should I use?
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
Start with!: Start out by taking a regular multivitamin with 100% of the mdr! see your doctor, and obtain a vitamin d level. I feel most people should take an additional d3 at the dose of 2000iu! but, vitamins are not the solution for replacing a healthy diet rich in vegetables and protein!
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