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Should I take vitamins?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

I recommend the following to most people: -a general multivitamin -an omega 3 fatty acid supplement -an extra calcium with vitamin d (especially for teens and post menopausal women) -an extra vitamin d (ask for your levels to be tested) if you have chronic kidney disease, ask before taking vitamins.

In brief: Yes

I recommend the following to most people: -a general multivitamin -an omega 3 fatty acid supplement -an extra calcium with vitamin d (especially for teens and post menopausal women) -an extra vitamin d (ask for your levels to be tested) if you have chronic kidney disease, ask before taking vitamins.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Get a good multivitamin. The popular brands are typically very weak--just enough in them to put the ingredients on the label. Look for many of the ingredients to be several 100 % higher than the recommended daily allowance and you are headed in a useful direction.
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Nothing can replace a whole food diet rich in fruits and veggies.
If you cannot consume this then a multivitamin may be necessary.

In brief: Not really

Nothing can replace a whole food diet rich in fruits and veggies.
If you cannot consume this then a multivitamin may be necessary.
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: No

Vitamins are multibillion dollar industry and are consumed by millions without an justifiable reason.
Eating a balanced diet is all you need to do. Do not waste money on supplements that will not effect your health.

In brief: No

Vitamins are multibillion dollar industry and are consumed by millions without an justifiable reason.
Eating a balanced diet is all you need to do. Do not waste money on supplements that will not effect your health.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: My take

A multi after your 40's is not necessarily a bad idea, particularly since I have a fairly good idea how long your days probably are doc.
I just would take them at night, empty stomach, 2-3 x's a week tho. Should be plenty.

In brief: My take

A multi after your 40's is not necessarily a bad idea, particularly since I have a fairly good idea how long your days probably are doc.
I just would take them at night, empty stomach, 2-3 x's a week tho. Should be plenty.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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