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Old 04-22-2016, 10:50 PM
 
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I suppose most people who take multivitamins stick to the same one. But perhaps it's a good idea to alternate among different ones if they are all "good", so that what one is short of can be compensated by the other?
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:01 PM
 
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They're all the same unless labeled as being different.
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:30 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Same brand since 1978. They are comprehensive nutritionally.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I only take one once in a while, and I'm not brand loyal. All multi's lack enough iron for people who are anemic, calcium for seniors, etc. Very few have trace minerals. Bioflavonoids? Not usually.
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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I've been taking the Costco/Kirkland brand multivitamin for awhile now. Costco/Kirkland is known for good quality and all their vitamins and supplements are USP certified so I know I'm getting what they say I'm getting. Whatever I need that isn't covered by the multi (like calcium, zinc, magnesium) I get through a stand alone product.
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:58 AM
 
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They're all the same unless labeled as being different.
This is true, and the generics are far cheaper than the advertised brand names. My pharmacist turned me on to the generics.
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:07 AM
 
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As I've gathered up better data on this subject, we've cut back on our use of supplements unless we have a cold. There's tons of sun in Florida, so no need for vitamin K, and w/ our dietary shift to organic and fresh produce, along w/ a more alkaline diet, we just don't feel the need for most of the vitamins that we used to take. Calcium especially has been shown to have some serious potential adverse effects, is poorly absorbed in the body, and is better to get it in your food. We found that when you're buying vitamins, there's little difference between the leading brands other than cost.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:10 AM
 
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Vitamins are technically the same, but some have enteric coating so they're not broken down in the stomach.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:25 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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I suppose most people who take multivitamins stick to the same one. But perhaps it's a good idea to alternate among different ones if they are all "good", so that what one is short of can be compensated by the other?
I take the same ones all the time.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Fl
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First off, although I've cut out most (especially fat-soluble) supplements, I still take a generic multi-vit, even though I keep reading studies like this:

Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins

Does anyone else feel like they are the target of the "might help, what can it hurt" type of marketing?

I do think there's psychological benefit from the placebo effect of taking a (hopefully) non-harmful daily supplement. But if our diagnostic and preventative medicine was better, I'd ditch the daily vits.
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