Multivitamins
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(11-05-2011, 03:39 AM)piabee Wrote: The only diet specifics she gave was to recommend protein at breakfast. Why should I take vitamins when I'm generally healthy?

Just to play devil's advocate:  (and I am *not* giving medical advice to any one in particular about what they should do)

Our diets are very very different than what the used to be, for cultural reasons, manufacturing, preservatives, processed foods, etc.  So it's likely that we are dealing with the effects of this some of which are obvious (rampant obesity, diabetes, etc), but also not so obvious  It's very likely one of the not-so-obvious effects is mild deficiencies in vitamins, maybe even only at varying times, which don't cause obvious pathology but might affect energy level, wound healing, etc.

To argue against the idea that they are not absorbed: well, they aren't absorbed well.  Better if you take them with food.

So not an amazing benefit, and healthy people who don't take them are not really losing out on much. But they are cheap, and probably help some people.

Given the state of the evidence, my summary position tends to be something like, "multivitamins, meh, why not?, they probably help."

I take them inconsistently.
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Multivitamins - by MaidenofGod - 11-02-2011, 09:47 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by cgraye - 11-02-2011, 09:53 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by CollegeCatholic - 11-02-2011, 09:57 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by newyorkcatholic - 11-02-2011, 12:36 PM
Re: Multivitamins - by Jackson K. Eskew - 11-02-2011, 01:13 PM
Re: Multivitamins - by piabee - 11-02-2011, 01:14 PM
Re: Multivitamins - by DrBombay - 11-02-2011, 01:16 PM
Re: Multivitamins - by cgraye - 11-02-2011, 02:00 PM
Re: Multivitamins - by K3vinhood - 11-04-2011, 11:53 PM
Re: Multivitamins - by kayla_veronica - 11-05-2011, 12:53 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by Iuvenalis - 11-05-2011, 03:26 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by piabee - 11-05-2011, 03:39 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by newyorkcatholic - 11-05-2011, 12:53 PM
Re: Multivitamins - by Scriptorium - 11-05-2011, 01:24 PM
Re: Multivitamins - by donaldpeter12 - 11-09-2011, 05:34 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by donaldpeter12 - 11-09-2011, 05:36 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by Liza_Do_A_Lot - 11-09-2011, 05:57 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by kayla_veronica - 11-12-2011, 07:42 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by Habitual_Ritual - 11-12-2011, 08:43 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by Habitual_Ritual - 11-12-2011, 08:45 AM
Re: Multivitamins - by ResiduumRevertetur - 11-12-2011, 08:55 AM



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