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Are multivitamins actually healthy and effective?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Dr. Steven Charlap
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