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A 28-year-old female asked:

Is the well woman plus omega 3 6 9 a good brand of one a day vitamin to take? thinking about getting pregnant this year. eating habits are not good.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: I have checked out the ingredients and it looks like a very good quality multivitamin, better than most! however, I am concerned that your eating habits are not good. Vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet. A good diet is crucial during pregnancy. Please start improving your diet now- limit sugars, artificial sweeteners & fried foods, have salads & more vegetables & fruits! good luck!
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Provided original answer
Vitamins are beneficial but foods contain MANY important micronutrients like flavonoids & polypehnols that are not in vitamin pills (or added in trivial amounts). Eat fruits & veggies of all the colors of the rainbow- the pigments are beneficial nutrients. Consider a superfood supplement like ORAC Energy Greeens or VItamineral Green.
Apr 30, 2013
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Agree wholeheartedly about whole food nutrition vs. supplements. Still, Pure Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica is a great "green" supplement also. Most of these products can be found fairly economically on iHerb.com or vitacost.com.
Sep 22, 2013
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