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Old 04-27-2016, 07:52 PM
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I don't take any...I just eat well!
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:58 AM
Location: Naperville, IL
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There is no such thing exits. Any multivitamin supplement is healthier than food. But yes in the market some great brands are available which fulfill the desire need of body vitamins. Once I had need it and taken multivitamins. I bought them from Grit Nutrition store. I have great results from it.

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Old 02-12-2017, 02:27 PM
Location: California
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Over the years I've benefitted from specific supplements for whatever reason. I had good luck with vitamins, especially B, in my late teens and early 20's when I fell into a depressive funk for no good reason, prenatal vitamins for each pregnancy were a must, iron when I was anemic, a daily multi in my 40's when I noticed I didn't have the same energy I used to. Now the only thing I use regularly is magnesium and I just bought some omega-3 to see if anything good comes from that. I'm thinking about starting up with a daily multi again now that I'm approaching 60, even if it's a placebo it might make me feel like I'm doing the best I can for myself.
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:26 PM
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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There is a lot of new research that tells us it is not worth our money and could possibly harm us: Panel: Vitamins & Supplements May Not Be Worth The Money CBS Miami. Or here is an older link: Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins.
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:49 PM
Location: North State (California)
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I don't take them but, maybe once every 2 or 3 months I will sneak one of hubbys. I buy them for him & I get whichever one is on sale, iron free. WE eat a good variety of veg & fruit, so I don't feel we need them.
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:53 PM
Location: Central IL
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I don't take multivitamins - I only take what I know I'm deficient in because of blood tests (D3 and B12) or have special need for because of specific health conditions. Many times the RDA is quite minimal and it does seem like a waste. For example, if you're iron deficient no multivitamin will get you where you need to be.
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