Chi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 886 times:
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.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16282 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 862 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.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
Aa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 793 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
AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 716 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%.