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User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 930 times:

Hey all,

I was thinking about starting to take a multi-vitamin once a day. I was thinking of purchasing something like Centrum. Which is the best brand of multi-vitamin? Also, I heard that vitamin build ups can cause kidney stones. Am I at more risk of getting kidney stones if I take a multi-vitamin daily? Do these multi-vitamins actually work and give you your daily dose of vitamins or is it a rip off and the companies are just trying to get there money? Any advice would be appreciated. Maybe AA61Heavy could help me out with this one. He's into working out/excerise/vitamin stuff.

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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16371 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Since your daily/regular diet can vary and most people are not nutrionists, it's always a good idea to take a daily MV to ensure you are not difficient in any mineral or vitamin. I would say that the increased risk (if any) of kidney stones is worth the vitamin/mineral coverage.

I also take vitamin D supplements in the winter since we get limited sun in Canada in the winter months.








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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 837 times:

Everyone needs to take a MV, the brands don't matter much at all compare the back of the bottles they are all the same. I take Meijer brand mv's. 10$ for 100 tabs. 1 tab daily, GNC 19.00$ 100 tabs 2 daily...

Always take them, you would be amazed at what you're actually lacking. Take it with food. You maye feel a slight enegry increase, but you won't notice a huge difference taking them, but your body will.

So basically: Take them!! Any kind is good. Especially if it has folic acid



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21525 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 821 times:

That stuff is mostly useless and expensive.

Eat healthy and keep variation and you won´t have a problem anyway. Vitamin deficiencies won´t arise in the first place if you´re not predominantly eating junk food.

Most multi vitamin products are at best useless, at worst dangerous.


User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 809 times:

As a college student living on junk food and no sleep, I make sure to keep a ready supply of multi-vitamins. Currently I use One-A-Day Essential.

-Tony


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21525 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 804 times:

AirT85: As a college student living on junk food and no sleep, I make sure to keep a ready supply of multi-vitamins. Currently I use One-A-Day Essential.

Sleep and proper eating might be a much simpler and cheaper solution...  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 798 times:

There is no humanly way anyone could get all the vitamins in a multivitamin. No one can eat that much. I will pull up some proof of that.

Don't forget you need more than just a little vitamin c or whatever, you need 100% vitamin c



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21525 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 794 times:

Aa61hvy: There is no humanly way anyone could get all the vitamins in a multivitamin. No one can eat that much. I will pull up some proof of that.

I wonder how humanity could ever have survived without the vitamin industryBig grin

When you´re eating halfway sensibly, all the vitamins you need are contained in your food. It´s not halfway as critical as the sales people are trying to tell you. I wonder why they do...  Insane

Don´t panic, just eat healthy.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 790 times:

You have to eat a ton of food to get all your vitamins. It would be an unhealthy amount of food.

I am willing to bet all the money in my bank account that you are not getting your daily intake of all vitamins...



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 788 times:

Boy Klaus, what will you do with extra $2.75 USD that you will get from AA61hvy if you win?  Big grin

User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 786 times:

I telegraphed that one... Not all of us get to work 40 hours a week getting paid minimum wage reading thermometers.


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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 785 times:

Sorry chief, I've told you multiple times, I'm an Engineering Technician during the week, making allot more than min. wage (although nowhere near Greg Money  Big grin ). So, for your attempted HORRIBLE diss...



User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 782 times:

No.. no, no no... Get some sleep... You're way off.


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 779 times:

You have to eat a ton of food to get all your vitamins. It would be an unhealthy amount of food.

You aren't serious on this, are you?
If you want more vitamins then eat more fruit. Those isolated vitamins don't really keep you healthy anyway.



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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 776 times:

There are many vitamins in fruit, no question about that, but they don't supply nearly all of the vitamins you need. No folic acid in fruit, no iron etc...

And like I said before, you are getting bits and peices of vitamins, not all your daily needs. With a multi you get a concentrated amount.



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 773 times:

Eat some salad.

Really those MV drops may be good for heavy smokers and people on a very strict diet but certainly not for the average consumer.

Ask your Doc or do a little resarch on the net.



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User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 764 times:

Hey all,

Thanks for all of your insight and info.


User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 760 times:


Whether or not vitamins work, I go by this: my understanding is that, on average (everyone is different), the body only absorbs about 30% of the actual vitamins and minerals in a single tablet, however, if you look at the percentage of daily value, some of them are injected with up to 500% of your DV.. therefore you are still getting "at least" 150% (you kinda understand why they have so much DV in them).. even for minerals (usually are lower in dosage) that aren't that high in DV, you can obtain them through your eating habits, often equalizing at 100%.


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