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Should you stop taking vitamins if you are eating all your daily fruit and veggies recommended?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Generally not needed

With a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements generally have not been shown to benefit your health.
Elders who are low in vitamin d have a lower risk of falling if they take about 800 units of vit d daily, and taking a folate supplement of 400 micrograms daily is recommended for women who can have children to prevent some birth defects. Beta carotene supplements can be harmful to smokers.

In brief: Generally not needed

With a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements generally have not been shown to benefit your health.
Elders who are low in vitamin d have a lower risk of falling if they take about 800 units of vit d daily, and taking a folate supplement of 400 micrograms daily is recommended for women who can have children to prevent some birth defects. Beta carotene supplements can be harmful to smokers.
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