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Do You Take a Daily Multivitamin?

I must admit I am not much of a vitamin taker. I strive to eat my nutrients in a daily, well-balanced diet. However, I do think supplements are great for people worried about reaching their recommended daily intake of essential vitamins and minerals, especially for pregnant or nursing women or those with dietary restrictions. So when it comes to multivitamins, tell me . . .

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 6 years
EVERY DAY!!! Never skipped! Taking my vitamins is so ingrained in my mind! I feel super healthy too! :)
amandaaa amandaaa 6 years
hair, skin and nails!
amandaaa amandaaa 6 years
hair, skin and nails!
Allytta Allytta 6 years
D+Calcium in the morning, my family has history of brittle bones plus I'm from Northern Europe where it's common for women (all that extra vitamin A washing calcium out of the bones there's a great BBC documentary on it). And I take a basic multivitamin+minerals with 50% of daily dose of vitamin A (I always make sure to get the lowest I can get as my diet is full of it). Vitamin C during cold and flu season.
mek123 mek123 6 years
I eat a fairly healthy diet but to be on the safe side, I take a multi vitamin every morning with food and calcium supplements later in the day.
zeze zeze 6 years
I wish I could, but I just don't know what to take. I am certain I am not getting enough vitamins. I've been eating low-cal for a while now and have lost weight, but I am sure that alongside that I have lost nutrients. I almost never drink milk, not a huge fan of cheese, my body barely ever sees the sun and I hate fish. I am just not sure what to take, what the side effects are, and which products are worth the effort.
zeze zeze 6 years
I wish I could, but I just don't know what to take.I am certain I am not getting enough vitamins. I've been eating low-cal for a while now and have lost weight, but I am sure that alongside that I have lost nutrients. I almost never drink milk, not a huge fan of cheese, my body barely ever sees the sun and I hate fish.I am just not sure what to take, what the side effects are, and which products are worth the effort.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
I've been taking fish oil supplements for years, but I just started taking a multivitamin again a few months ago. It took me a couple of days to remember that I have to take the multivitamin with a meal, or else I can't keep them down. That's a bit more annoying than the fishy burps, which I can't seem to prevent no matter how I take those pills.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I eat a lot of fruits and veggies, but I also take a multi and a fish oil supplement just to cover my bases. I've also started adding a sublingual B12 tablet to my regimen because it really helps my energy levels.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
No, I developed an allergy against most supplements. Now, I'm really vigilant about eating a variety of fruits and veggies.
syako syako 6 years
I don't take any vitamins. The only reason I ever would is if it was specifically recommended by my physician.
2muchtv 2muchtv 6 years
I don't, but I'm shopping around for a good one. I'm keeping an eye out, but it's tough trying to find a good, vegetarian MV.
starlotus713 starlotus713 6 years
Oh - but if you have problem with stomach aches from taking a vitamin pill, either the TraderJoes or the GNC would be good. I tried the Centrum Women's Energy formula and had to get off the subway a few mornings and stand still for a bit on a platform because it made me so nauseous that I thought I was going to barf on the train!
starlotus713 starlotus713 6 years
I try to get my vitamins in my food, but sometimes it's hard and I don't want to get deficient. I used to take GNC MegaWomen until I realized that every time I ran out, if I skipped a week or so, I gained weight! It has green tea extract and some other herbs that probably speed up your metabolism a little or act as a diuretic. I'm all about speeding up my metabolism but I want to do it by exercise, not become dependent on a vitamin to do it for me. Now I take the Trader Joe's women's formula. It still turns my pee Mountain Dew yellow like the GNC (can be shocking if you forget you took the vitamin an hour or so before you go!) but I don't feel like it's artificially stimulating me the way the GNC did.
starlotus713 starlotus713 6 years
I try to get my vitamins in my food, but sometimes it's hard and I don't want to get deficient. I used to take GNC MegaWomen until I realized that every time I ran out, if I skipped a week or so, I gained weight! It has green tea extract and some other herbs that probably speed up your metabolism a little or act as a diuretic. I'm all about speeding up my metabolism but I want to do it by exercise, not become dependent on a vitamin to do it for me.Now I take the Trader Joe's women's formula. It still turns my pee Mountain Dew yellow like the GNC (can be shocking if you forget you took the vitamin an hour or so before you go!) but I don't feel like it's artificially stimulating me the way the GNC did.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I take multivitamins! They're called fruits and vegetables.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I do because I figure it can't hurt. Also, I believe that that and getting plenty of sleep is what keeps me from getting sick.
michlny michlny 6 years
sblighm - I take the same one! Quality is so important with vitamins.... so many ones out there that are not even worth taking!
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I didn't used to because I eat a very healthy, balanced diet, and I figured that was enough. Then when I was hospitalized last January for appendicitis, blood tests showed that I was deficient in both vitamin D and iron. So now I take a daily multivitamin along with fish oil for omega 3's.
sblighm sblighm 6 years
Everyone should take a multi-vitamin supplement! Of course it's very important to eat a healthy diet to acquire nutrients. However, it's impossible to meet our Optimal Daily Intake requirements through our diet. My favorite Multi-V is called RAW ONE from Garden of Life. It is a raw food-based multi that's in a capsule so it's super easy to swallow. PLUS, it doesn't smell bad or turn you pee yellow!
sblighm sblighm 6 years
Everyone should take a multi-vitamin supplement! Of course it's very important to eat a healthy diet to acquire nutrients. However, it's impossible to meet our Optimal Daily Intake requirements through our diet. My favorite Multi-V is called RAW ONE from Garden of Life. It is a raw food-based multi that's in a capsule so it's super easy to swallow. PLUS, it doesn't smell bad or turn you pee yellow!
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