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I take vitamins then pee them out. Should I keep buying them?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Not needed

With a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements generally have not been shown to benefit your health.
However, taking a folate (folic acid) supplement of 400 micrograms daily is recommended for women who can have children to prevent some birth defects, and vit d can reduce the risk of falls in elderly with low vit d. A good iphone resource for complete preventive recommendations is my health checklist 2012.

In brief: Not needed

With a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements generally have not been shown to benefit your health.
However, taking a folate (folic acid) supplement of 400 micrograms daily is recommended for women who can have children to prevent some birth defects, and vit d can reduce the risk of falls in elderly with low vit d. A good iphone resource for complete preventive recommendations is my health checklist 2012.
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