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Multivitamins: Good or Bad?


There's a lot of research out there on multivitamins, and believe it or not, the jury's still out on whether or not it is beneficial for everyone. One thing seems clear, however; the purpose of vitamins is as a supplement only. Since many vitamins are difficult to get from food, and because people don't necessarily eat a proper balanced diet every day, multivitamins may help bridge the nutrition gap.

However, most researchers agree it's best to get the nutrients you need from food. This is not only possible, it's also beneficial because when you eat food you obtain other vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients not included in a multivitamin.

A good multivitamin will contain vitamin A, B, all the B complex, C, D, and E, as well as calcium, potassium, magnesium and other minerals and elements like iodine, chromium, copper, selenium, and zinc. If you do take a multivitamin, it is important to find one that contains 100 percent DRI/RDA or less for each ingredient, as getting too much of a particular vitamin can be as bad as getting too little.

Since there is evidence both in favor and against the use of multivitamins, it is important for you to really evaluate your daily eating habits. And, because some groups of people may benefit from multivitamins more than others, it's advised that you talk to your doctor to discuss how it may affect your health.

Date Added: 2/13/2010