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Old 09-07-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default Daily Multivitamins: A Ubiquitous Article of Faith

It's possible that most people will not benefit from taking multivitamins.

Popping the daily multivitamin is as routine as the morning cup of coffee. Multivitamins are cheap and easy to access, giving people the quick gratification that they've taken a small step towards protecting their well-being.

Yet the goodness is an article of faith. A multivitamin is not an insurance policy against disease or a guarantee of longevity. It may, in fact, be little more than just another substance for the body to excrete, at least for a healthy adult.
Read the full article at http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHe...Health/tb/1688
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:42 AM   #2
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I think I still benefit from the multivitamins. All that article said was that they most likely do not prevent illness. I never thought they did to begin with! However, I know for a fact that I am not getting all of the nutrients I need daily in my diet, so I need the additional vitamins and minerals. Some have very important "jobs" in the body--they aid in digestion, growth, strong bones and teeth, and numerous other things. I think it is very misleading to say that most people don't benefit from multivitamins. No, they're not some super-pill that will prevent you from getting sick, but how many people actually get all o the nutrients they need to keep their bodies functioning properly from their daily food?
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:53 PM   #3
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I do benefit from vitamin supplements, but I don't take a multi. However, it is my opinion that adults in certain age categories often lack enough of some nutrients, specifically the B vitamins, calcium and iron. I think I feel better when I take a time-release B-C complex or sometimes I use sublinguial B. I occasionally take an iron tablet.
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:12 PM   #4
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I still take my mulitvitamins. It can't hurt, lol. I don't take excessive dosages of anything, just the usual one-a-day type. I also take fish oil capsules and folic acid. But I've stopped taking a lot of things I used to take, such as Vitamin E, due to a lot of negative studies lately.
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