A 22-year-old male asked:
are multi-vitamins as good as getting usual/needed nutrients from food? i take centrum advantage/pharmacy brand depending on cost.
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Anti-Aging Medicine 33 years experience
Multivitamins: Overall, multivitamins have not really shown to be of much benefit in terms of reducing risk of degenerative diseases.A good diet uses gives you all you need.However, you may need certain components as supplements , which are useful, for example vitamin d and some antioxidants.
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Supplements: No, multivitamins are only a supplement to a healthy diet, not a substitute for it. That's why they're called "supplements.".
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