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Doctor insights on: Overdose Of Centrum Multivitamin Multimineral Supplement

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Ok, is " men's 1 a day " pro edge, a good multivitamin/multimineral supplement good to take? I heard on a tv show that its not, is that true.

Ok, is " men's 1 a day " pro edge, a good multivitamin/multimineral supplement good to take? I heard on a tv show that its not, is that true.

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. ...Read more

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How long does multivitamin multimineral supplements stay in your system? I finally realized that my multivitamin was causing acne all over my face.

How long does multivitamin multimineral supplements stay in your system? I finally realized that my multivitamin was causing acne all over my face.

Vitamins and Acne???: Vitamins causing acne? Balderdash! There is no harm or acne caused by taking a multivitamin. I would certainly be happy knowing the source of that incredible folktale? Advanced forms of vitamin a, for instance, have been modified in the laboratory to even treat the most severe cases of acne! So go ahead and take your multivitamin and don't worry about acne related to it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin D 1000 IU daily along with Centrum multi vitamins (for over 50 years old females.).i.e Is there a risk of vitamin D overdose?

Is it ok to take vitamin D 1000 IU daily along with Centrum multi vitamins (for over 50 years old females.).i.e Is there a risk of vitamin D overdose?

Vitamin D overdose: Risk is minimal, especially at 1K IUs daily. Please see your doc to have your D level measured and then you will know how much you need. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I take a vitamin d supplement along side of a multiviamin, without overdosing?

Can I take a vitamin d supplement along side of a multiviamin, without overdosing?

Probably: One supplement of vitamin d taken with one multivitamin is not likely to cause an overdose of vitamin d. If concerned, your physician can order a simple blood test to measure the vitamin d level in your body. ...Read more

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Is centrum men's multivitamin good for growth?

Is centrum men's multivitamin good for growth?

Centrum multivit: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can taking "centrum" multivitamins cause constipation?

Can taking "centrum" multivitamins cause constipation?

Possibly: Iron can cause constipation and is commonly in multiple vitamins. Iron absorption is decreased by stomach acid blockers. Young woman need iron because of losses during periods. Avoid dairy, wheat, and sugar, eat plenty of fresh leafy vegetables and other iron rich foods like eggs and grass fed beef for a few weeks and see if this helps. Increasing fun, daily exercise is always helpful. ...Read more

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Doc is centrum multivitamin pills really good for you?

Yes: Yes, it's perfectly fine, especially if you don't eat perfectly (as most of us don't!). I don't know if you're on other prescription medications, but if so, double-check with your pharmacist to make sure you can take the vitamin at the same time (some meds you want to separate out the vitamin from the medication). ...Read more

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Why do get a squeezing feeling in my stomach about 10-15 minutes after taking Centrum, this doesn't happen with other multivitamins I take?

Why do get a squeezing feeling in my stomach about 10-15 minutes after taking Centrum, this doesn't happen with other multivitamins I take?

Drug intolerance: You may be intolerant to one ingredient of the Centrum. Compare with the ingredients in the other multivitamins and see what is missing in other multivitamins which you do not have any problem to take it. ...Read more

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I want to take Centrum Silver multivitamins. The ingredients on the box say it has acacia in in. I have allergies to the acacia tree. Is it the same?

I want to take Centrum Silver multivitamins. The ingredients on the box say it has acacia in in. I have allergies to the acacia tree. Is it the same?

Yes and no, but...: Acacia does come from acaia trees, but even if you are allergic to the pollen of acacia trees it does not mean you'd react to acacia in the vitamin. BUT there are many multivits that are FAR better than Centrum Silver. For my detailed critique of Centrum see http://tinyurl. Com/mzrkbx8
For independent ratings of 101 brands of multivits see http://multivitaminguide. Org/
Any of the top 35 are great. ...Read more

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Is it ok to talk Centrum (multivitamins) while taking lustral (sertraline)?

Is it ok to talk Centrum (multivitamins) while taking lustral (sertraline)?

Vitamins supplements: Multivitamins should not have any interaction with Sertraline. However most 31 year old women who eat a normal balanced diet do not need to take a vitamin supplement. Save your money to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and get your vitamins that way. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's ok if men take womens centrum multivitamins?

Please advise if it's ok if men take womens centrum multivitamins?

Men have different health needs: Than women. The supplement for women's health that deals with hormonal balance is not the same as the ones used to support men's prostate health. On the other hand, many of the ingredients in centrum is too low to be effective in either sex. So, it may not matter. This also goes for many of the costco multivitamin formulations, unless it's from a reputable brand that has higher rda's. ...Read more

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Is centrum a good quality multivitamin?

Well formulated: It is a well formulated vitamin, meaning it contains the ingredients that are essential in a multivitamin. It is hard to speak to its quality as there is no real regulation on supplements. You have to rely on reputation of the brand. It certainly won't hurt you to take it. ...Read more

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Does centrum multivitamin make you gain weight?

Does centrum multivitamin make you gain weight?

NO, however...: No, I know of no vitamins that make you gain weight; some may occ. Help weight loss a bit by boosting metabolism.
However, I consider Centrum a poor-quality vit.; many of its nutrients are in suboptimal doses & poorly absorbed. It has many ingredients (like aluminum and titanium dioxide) that are toxic!
See http://tinyurl. Com/hjyknjq
for independent ratings of 101 vits &http://tinyurl. Com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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What is the iron content of Centrum Silver 50 Plus multivitamins for men?

What is the iron content of Centrum Silver 50 Plus multivitamins for men?

None: I looked up their ingredient list online, and did not see iron listed. However, I did take note that they contained:
FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake, FD&C red #40 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake.

Aluminum is linked to Alzheimer's.

DO NOT TAKE CENTRUM!!!!! ...Read more

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Will taking centrum multivitamin in the afternoon give you insomnia?

MVI (multivitamin): No, its highly unlikely, however sometimes MVI (multivitamin) pills can cause increased energy. ...Read more

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Could centrum multivitamins make you gain weight if not what vitamins do?

Doubtful: Taking multiple vitamins is not likely to cause weight gain. Vitamins are taken in case there are nutritional deficiencies. ...Read more

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Can I take centrum multivitamins & iron capsules (niferex) at the same time?

Can I take centrum multivitamins & iron capsules (niferex) at the same time?

MVI (multivitamin) + Fe: Taking a multivitamin and iron at the same time is fine. The acidity in vitamin c helps you absorb iron better so that is good to take too. Just be careful you aren't taking anything that interferes with iron absorption at the same time, like calcium, tea, zinc, or acid-blockers like pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec, or prevacid. ...Read more

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Can I crush multivitamin tablet eg centrum as I can't swallow it due to it's large size?

Yes: A easy way to swallow big pills is to coat them with oil eg like olive oil or butter it slides easier. ...Read more

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What are the negative consequences of taking both a multivitamin (centrum) and acai berry pills everyday?

No, but consider...: Centrum is ok but not a very good multivitamin.A study which ranked 101 multivits ranked centrum silver 54th of 101 brands; I wouldn't rank it even that high- see http://www. Multivitaminguide. Org/ & see http://drrandybaker. Com/2012/11/11/vitamins-really-do-prevent-heart-disease-beware-of-bad-studies/ for my critique of centrum. Acai berries contain beneficial phytonutrients not found in vitamins. ...Read more

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Is centrum a high quality multivitamin?

Is centrum a high quality multivitamin?

Not the greatest: Centrum is better than some but I would never call it "high quality" as many of its ingredients are present in inadequate doses or in forms that are poorly absorbed (such as magnesium oxide) or proven to be unhealthy (such as synthetic vit e, artificial colors that contain toxic aluminum ; hydrogenated oils). There are many much better options- see http://bit. Ly/18xyule ; http://bit. Ly/1b36cq0. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take multivitamins like centrum and b complex together daily?

Is it safe for me to take multivitamins like centrum and b complex together daily?

Yes: This is a safe combination to take. Remember to let your doctor know all of the medications you take, including vitamins and contraceptives. ...Read more

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Can you take centrum multivitamin twice today if you are very active individual and it takes a lot of work for you to walk into every day activities?

Can you take centrum multivitamin twice today if you are very active individual and it takes a lot of work for you to walk into every day activities?

Yes, however...: Centrum doesn't have levels of vitamins and minerals that would be toxic to take 2x/day but it does have toxic additives including aluminum, artificial colors and poor forms of vitamins like synthetic E that may be toxic. You can do FAR better by taking a high quality mulitivit. Such as UltraNutrient by Pure Encapsulations or Ultra Preventive X by Douglas Labs. See http://tinyurl. Com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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What is the best multivitamin to take? Does centrum is good? What you can recommend?

Centrum is ok: I don't specifically endorse any one brand but I recommend a good mulivit has about 100% of the rda for most vitamin components. I see it as a nutritional seatbelt and huge excess percentages can be indicated but you need to have a reason to take then and a professional review it. Some have iron and some don't. In general, premenopausal women can have ones with iron. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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