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According to this advice from the Carnegie Mellon University in
Select a multivitamin and mineral that contains about 100% of the
Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Megadosing is not necessary, and
may be harmful.
Avoid taking individual vitamins and minerals, unless recommended by
a health professional. (An additional calcium supplement may be an
exception.) Vitamins and minerals interact with each other in a
delicate balance. Overloading on one or two individual vitamins or
minerals can interfere with the body's ability to use other vitamins
Multivitamins & Nutrients
The Iowa State University website meanwhile says that a physician must
be consulted first before taking individual vitamins.
It may be better, and cheaper, to supplement a basic multivitamin
with separate pills for the individual nutrients you want to take in
larger doses. Remember to consult a physician before taking large
doses of individual vitamins.
A Guide to Dietary Supplements
The Health Sentinel meanwhile also recommends multivitamins because
they provide more value.
We recommend multivitamins, rather than individual vitamins, because
multivitamins are simpler to take and cheaper than the individual
vitamins taken separately and because a large proportion of the
population needs supplements of more than one vitamin."
Health Sentinel Vitamins
Remember to check with your doctor on what multivitamins and
individual vitamins (if any) you would need to take and how should you
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