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Please what are the examples of multivitamin and mineral tablets.

Please what are the examples of multivitamin and mineral tablets.

Depends: Depends on what is offered at retail in your country. In the US, Theragran-M was a popular vitamin mineral supplement. ...Read more

Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Hye. I see premium multivitamin (example GNC mega man, now adam) has high dosage of vitamin / mineral than suggested daily value. Is it safe for us?

Hye. I see premium multivitamin (example GNC mega man, now adam) has high dosage of vitamin / mineral than suggested daily value. Is it safe for us?

SAFE and ADVISABLE: The recommended daily intake is the amount that will prevent obvious deficiency symptoms in most healthy people. They have nothing to do with the optimal levels for maintaining good health and preventing disease. See http://blissfulwriter. Hubpages. Com/hub/recommended-dietary-allowance-rda-is-too-low
for example, the rdi of vit d is 600 iu/day but most adults need 5-8000 iu/day for optimal levels. ...Read more

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Is it true that a calcium supplement reduces the absorption of some vitamins and minerals (like in a multivitamin for example)? If so which ones?

Is it true that a calcium supplement reduces the absorption of some vitamins and minerals (like in a multivitamin for example)? If so which ones?

Possibly: Yes it is true that calcium can affect absorption of some vitamins but also calcium often isn't that easily absorbed either. Remember, a lot depends on whether you are taking supplements on an empty stomach or not. Actually, it is better to take vitamins after a decent meal as the proteins and fats in food will aid in absorption of supplements and vitamins. ...Read more

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Are multivitamins beneficial?

Are multivitamins beneficial?

Multiple vitamins: Are beneficial if your diet is lacking in particular nutrients. ...Read more

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How effective are multivitamins?

How effective are multivitamins?

Poorly effective: In general unless there is an obvious deficit of a particular vitamin it is difficult to associate symptoms to a deficit. Exceptions are vitamin B12 and vitamin d deficits which are common. If a person has access to a diet that is varied is unlikely to have a deficit unless pt has malabsorption ...Read more

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Do kirkland multivitamins expire?

Yes: Most biologically active substances lose potency over time. The expiration date is not always accurate but unless you know better, you should follow it. By the way, why are you even taking such pills. Unless you are pregnant or plan to be, there is no need. Get what you need from food and sun. ...Read more

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Do multivitamins help gain weight?

Probably NOT: Multivitamins aid in metabolism but will not cause weight gain per se. Weight gain is governed by extra calories taken in minus calories needed for the body to function. However, one medical condition =hyperthyroidism causes a 'hyper-metabolic state' causing weight loss and other symptoms. Thyroid blood tests should be checked if unexplained weight gain/loss is noted. ...Read more

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Are GNC multivitamins worth taking?

Any multivitamin: Although healthy food has all or most of required vitamins, supplement is advised with presumption of inadequate in take of vitamins. All vitamins tablets (or capsules) are same unit for unit, the cheep over the counter ones or the expensive hyped up advertisement ones. Over use will have side effects. ...Read more

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Do people overdose on multivitamins?

Do people overdose on multivitamins?

Yes: One can overdose on anything, even water, but it's difficult to overdose on multivitamins unless they contain iron. It can be hazardous to take too much iron- a dose of over 1000 mg of elemental iron can be toxic. Pregnant women should avoid too much vit a, very high doses of b6 can cause neuropathy etc. So it depends on you, your individual needs & the type of multivitamin you are taking. ...Read more

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What are some suggested multivitamins?

What are some suggested multivitamins?

Physician grade: Physician grade vitamins help with health: some good companies are douglas labs, metagenetics, pure encapsulations. I like a multi, vitamin d, b, fish oil for most people. There is further testing if you need it. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking the multivitamins?

Should I stop taking the multivitamins?

Multivitamin: Not sure why you asked this question...Can you please provide more information? This is a really broad question. ...Read more

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How many multivitamins can I take a day?

How many multivitamins can I take a day?

It depends: There are hundreds of different multivitamins of varying strengths. Some are designed to take one a day and others are formulated with the intention you take 8/day. It can be hazardous to take too much iron (men should not take any), pregnant women should avoid too much vit a, very high doses of b6 can cause neuropathy- so it depends on you, your individual needs & the type you are taking. ...Read more

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Is overdosing on multivitamins possible?

Is overdosing on multivitamins possible?

Yes: If taking chemical MVI (multivitamin) (usually hard tablets) absolutely yes. If taking organic whole foods then toxicities from overdosing are near impossible; this is because the body is able to move and eliminate that which is not necessary. ...Read more

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Why do multivitamins make my appetite worse?

Why do multivitamins make my appetite worse?

They don't: There is no evidence that a multivitamin increases appetite. It may decrease your appetite, especially if there is a high iron content in the vitamin. If you are having trouble since starting the vitamin, I would suggest stopping it. Eating a healthy diet is sufficient for most people, and added vitamins are usually not needed, unless specifically recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking multivitamins?

What are the effects of taking multivitamins?

Improve health: The effects of a multivitamin will vary, based on your individual nutrient needs. If you already have optimal vitamins & minerals from an excellent diet (which is unlikely!), a vitamin won't do much. But many have deficiencies, in which case taking a good multivit can improve a wide variety of symptoms (deficiencies can cause almost any symptom). It may also help prevent a wide variety of illnesses. ...Read more

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Could multivitamins make you feel different.?

Multiple vitamins: If you had a significant vitamin deficiency which was corrected - that may help to alleviate symptoms related to the deficiency. ...Read more

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Can the body build tolerance to multivitamins?

Can the body build tolerance to multivitamins?

Multivitamin: Your body cannot build a "tolerance" or "resistance" to a multivitamin. ...Read more

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What multivitamins should I take to become fat?

Why would someone: Want to be fat? Do you mean healthy weight gain? Taking vitamins is not the route to healthfully gaining weight. ...Read more

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I am female: will men's multivitamins affect me?

I am female: will men's multivitamins affect me?

No: And neither will a women's multivitamin. Many studies now show that multivitamins are essentially worthless, if not potentially harmful for women, except in a handful of select cases such as folate (folic acid) for pregnancy. Save your money for healthy, whole foods. ...Read more

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Are multivitamins actually healthy and effective?

Are multivitamins actually healthy and effective?

Only if needed: An increasing number of studies raise issues about use of multivitamins in the absence of deficiency. This is a hotly debated topic, but there are few studies that show any benefits from taking a vitamin if you don't have a deficiency and a number of studies that show harm if too much is taken. Speak to your doctor or a registered dietitian to find out what you need based on your own diet. ...Read more

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What is a good generic multivitamins and minerals?

Depends on diet: In the absence of known deficiency, multivitamins are unnecessary. Common deficiencies are vitanin d in people who don't get much sun exposure and vitamin B12 in vegans who don't supplement. Multivitamins are now increasingly seen as unhealthy if not needed. Check with doctor before taking any and always check label to make sure you know what you are taking. Do not take above 100% of rda. ...Read more

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Is it all hype or what do multivitamins do for you?

Personal experience: I can tell you from personal experience that the need for multivitamin/minerals is a necessity unless you are growing your own foods in topsoil that is not depleted of all of the necessary minerals and trace minerals. My favorite supplement to insure I get what I need is Alpha sun from www. Simplexityhealth. Com/docsalgae. ...Read more

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Do children in emerging nations need multivitamins?

Do children in emerging nations need multivitamins?

May be: It does not depend on where they live in general but on their diet. If they are consuming a balanced diet that includes but not limited to fruits, vegetables, cereal, and milk products they don't need any multivitamins. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on flintstones kids' multivitamins?

Can you overdose on flintstones kids' multivitamins?

YES!: There are a few varieties with varying ingredients, but the big concern here is the potential for iron toxicity. They seem to contain 15-18 mg of iron each; for a child weighing 20 pounds, as little as 6 might cause mild iron toxicity, while 30 could cause serious toxicity. Iron toxicity can be potentially fatal. Kids may eat these like candy so their use should be carefully monitored. ...Read more

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Are gummy multivitamins safe for my child to take daily?

Are gummy multivitamins safe for my child to take daily?

Multivitamins: Children who are at least 3 years or older have achieved good chewing techniques that will make it safe for them to chew their vitamin tablets or gummies. Just make sure that they completely chew the pill before they get involved in any physical activity to prevent them from choking and possibly aspirating any unchewed portions.. ...Read more

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What is the most effective super green food multivitamins?

What is the most effective super green food multivitamins?

None: It would be better to have a healthy diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fat; no tobacco, no more than one drink a day and exercise at least 30 minutes each day; rather than chasing some magical food supplement, . ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to multivitamins? Any risks involved?

Minor: The typical american diet has more than adequate vitamins and minerals. If you think you are deficient you can consult with your family doctor. The only risk is the cost and the fact that vitamins have no regulation so it is not entirely certain that you are getting what is on the label. ...Read more