Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Do you take a daily multi-vitamin?

Did you know there are more than 90,000 dietary supplement products available? Those products generate about $30 billion each year in the U.S. A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that about 70 percent of U.S. adults take a daily supplement, either a multivitamin, individual vitamin or a mineral. The survey also found that 54 percent of adults take two supplements, and 29 percent take four or more. Wow!

Are you a part of that percentage who takes a multivitamin? Tell us in the poll below, thanks!

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Neal Davis
17 days ago

I take a multi-vitamin as well as several supplements for joint health, eye health, and disease resistance (i.e., turmeric).

Larry Lee
17 days ago

When taking significant doses of daily vit C, (above 1000 mg) be certain to drink plenty of water to avoid developing kidney stones

Larry Lee
17 days ago

Make certain you are not exceeding 2500 of Vit A in your multi-vit. Most have reduced from 5-10,000 down to 2500 after studies showed harm at the higher doses. The problem is you might be getting Vit A in several different pills.

Jim Collins
17 days ago

Doctors put me on 7 different ones , senior mens , Super B complex, D, Cranberry, saw palmetto, and more for my prostate, take 14 pills in the am, and hbp at bedtime, never had a health problem till I hit 70, been downhill ever since, but still enjoy my MH at 81, just a little slower doing things

Rick Copp
17 days ago

I simply take a product called Micro Daily. Has all the supplements & vitamins I need.

Paul S Goldberg
17 days ago

Doctor prescribed Vitamin D3 and said that was all I needed. That is what i take.

Diane Mc
17 days ago

No multi vitamin. Like to control what and how much I take. Although I have no medical issues, take no prescription drugs, good BP 110/65, resting pulse of 68 and eat fairly healthy, I am low in D3 & B12, so take those. Along with C for bruising/liver spots(mom was right on both!) magnesium for muscles (mom again, she’s 93) & Calcium for my bones (have beginning of osteoporosis). Also a product for dry eye/macular degeneration with Lutein recommended by my eye doctor. Have dry eye. Dad had MD.

Bugsy
17 days ago

Daily vitamins have many vitamins your body doesn’t need or possibly giving you to much because your body doesn’t need them. That’s not good. Doctors don’t even recommend them anymore. I take a few individual supplements that my body actually needs. And turmeric for its incredible healing powers. Just make sure you research what amounts are necessary to give the results you want. You would be amazed at the supplements out there that are completely useless to your body because it isn’t the right amount or it needs something additional. Such as turmeric, you need pepper in it so your body can absorb the turmeric.

Michael Galvin
17 days ago
Reply to  Bugsy

The American Medical Association reversed a long-standing position and now recommends all adults take a multivitamin.
Because of soil depletion, pesticides, herbicides, and pollution, you can no longer get what you need from a well-balanced diet.

Bob Weinfurt
17 days ago

I do but every other day.

BoinLV
17 days ago

Recent US Preventive Task Force publications indicate Vit D supplementation, fish oil and daily multivitamins are effectively useless in reasonably healthy people.

wanderer
18 days ago

Funny thing, a lot of the people who recited me that line about how taking any supplements is a waste, — are mostly dead or creaking around homebound with multiple health problems. Along with their doctors who told them the party line from the drug companies. I’m doing great, eating right and taking a multi and a few other key items.

Skip
18 days ago

Nope. Never have taken vitamins. Between the fruit, veggies and other foods I’m fine. I don’t see adding the expense to only pass it through the system. I guess if you don’t consume all of what nature offers then it might make sense. Given my medical condition the doctors have advised to not do a vitamin intake.

Bill
18 days ago

You don’t need vitamins if you have a good diet. You are just producing expensive pee.

Skip
18 days ago
Reply to  Bill

Exactly!

Michael Galvin
17 days ago
Reply to  Bill

The AMA disagrees with you.

Pat
18 days ago

My doctor told me multi-vitamins are basically a waste of money so I stopped taking them. I do take 2,000 IUs of D3 every day though.

Michael Galvin
17 days ago
Reply to  Pat

She is telling you what she learned in medical school 30 years ago. Times have changed.

KellyR
17 days ago
Reply to  Michael Galvin

My 30 something doctor has told me the same – no need to take vitamins – even at my “advanced” age. (I hate when she says that.)

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
17 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

Ha Ha! That reminds me of last year when COVID first hit and we were staying home. I heard on a news report that we should check on our elderly neighbors and relatives. So I phoned my sister and told her that I was checking on her, as suggested on the news to check on our elderly relatives. (At the time, she was 76 and I was 73.) She got a chuckle out of that. 😆 Take care, Kelly. 🙂 -Diane

KellyR
17 days ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Well, you are a year or two behind me and I am year or so behind your sister. We have just a year or two to be of “advanced age” before we become “elderly” I guess. Cheers! The calendar ain’t going to get ME. I never could tell time.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
17 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

Thanks, Kelly! Sorry for the delay in replying. Been working on tomorrow’s newsletter. (I’m almost done.) I think I’m 74 going on about 30. I can’t tell time either! (Hmmm. Maybe that’s why I’m working so late? 😆 ) Take care. 🙂 –Diane

Ed K
18 days ago

Vitamin “D” and Fish Oil as recommended by the Doctor

Wayne
18 days ago

Yes, Vitamin Dand an Iron supplement at doctors advice. Oranges EVERY day for the necessary Vitamin C.

Frank Zabotsky
18 days ago

Yes Men’s centrum silver everyday

Dan
18 days ago

No multi vitamin, but vitamins B & D every day. Two of the seven daily pills my doctor prescribes. That’s down from about thirteen that I used to take. If I remember right, he said I would be taking those two for the rest of ever.

Bob p
18 days ago

Yep we both take our supplements, especially vitamin C, that may be why we don’t get sick. You can’t take to much vitamin C as your body throws off any it doesn’t need. We believe especially at our ages we need all the protection we can get. Lol

Tommy Molnar
17 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

Dr. Linus Pauling was right . . .

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