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Which vitamins and supplements should a teenage take?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
14 doctors agree

In brief: Multivitamins

Any person who eats nutritiously thus supplying most vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy body functioning does not need supplemental vitamins.
Exposing oneself to the sun for 15 minutes a day will activate your vitamin d.

In brief: Multivitamins

Any person who eats nutritiously thus supplying most vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy body functioning does not need supplemental vitamins.
Exposing oneself to the sun for 15 minutes a day will activate your vitamin d.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Although recommend avoiding sun exposure from 1am 1 to 2 pm. and Sun screen blocks the absorption of Vit D any way.
Dr. Stephen Brunton
unfortunately very few people eat a balanced and nutritious diet and that goes especially for teens. A multivitamin with minerals should provide soem "insurance"
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: A daily multivitamin

An over-the-counter adult multivitamin (+/- minerals) is fine for a teenager to take once a day.
If a teen doesn't eat or drink much in the way of dairy products, then an adult vitamin D and calcium tablet is also needed. Some people just take a TUMs Smoothies once a day for their calcium supplement. Vitamin D and multivitamins are even available in "gummy" chewables for adults now.

In brief: A daily multivitamin

An over-the-counter adult multivitamin (+/- minerals) is fine for a teenager to take once a day.
If a teen doesn't eat or drink much in the way of dairy products, then an adult vitamin D and calcium tablet is also needed. Some people just take a TUMs Smoothies once a day for their calcium supplement. Vitamin D and multivitamins are even available in "gummy" chewables for adults now.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Unfortunately, the "gummy" vitamins are full of sugar -- not the best way to get vitamins, but maybe better than not at all!
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