Multivitamins !!

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    Aug 12, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    Probably this is a repeated thread but could not find anything previously posted so posting again for views on multi-vitamins.

    What do you think of them? how useful are they in terms of muscle building ?
    Any view?
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    Aug 12, 2012 6:09 PM GMT
    If you are eating a diverse, balanced diet, it's very unlikely that you'll have any micronutrient deficiency. I take a multivitamin more as an "insurance policy" to make sure I'm getting what I need in the unlikely case that it's missing from my diet. Are they necessary? I don't think so.
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    Aug 12, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    http://whfoods.com/foodstoc.php#criteria
  • calibro

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    Aug 12, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    i take one once every three days
  • dancedancekj

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    Aug 12, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    The only supplements I try and take are fish oil for the EPA/DHA, and Vitamin D. Everything else I try and obtain via the diet as much as possible, due to the biocomplexity of isolated minerals as opposed to eating them in food. I admit I am guessing a little bit when it comes to bioavailability, but my thought is that in many cases consuming it from animal or plants in which they naturally occur would be better for absorption than taking it in isolated pill form.
  • titus8229

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    Aug 12, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    Vitamins are the ingredients of expensive urine. Unless you are a vegetarian or you eat Mcdonalds every day the chances of you being deficient in any vitamin are slim. The only exception to this might be vitamin d which can be found in foods with healthy oils - fish for example.
  • Vaughn

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    Aug 13, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    It's just insurance.
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    Aug 13, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    titus8229 saidVitamins are the ingredients of expensive urine. Unless you are a vegetarian or you eat Mcdonalds every day the chances of you being deficient in any vitamin are slim. The only exception to this might be vitamin d which can be found in foods with healthy oils - fish for example.


    Not a correct statement about vitamin deficiency and being Vegetarian. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Nor is it correct to equate that being a Vegetarian is as unhealthy as eating at McDonalds. icon_eek.gif

    Have been a Vegetarian since I was 12 and I take no multi-vitamin. icon_wink.gif

    Tristan
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    multi vitamins just make my hair and fingernails grow. When I do not take them for a while, I do not notice any other effects.
  • Delivis

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    Aug 13, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    Unless there are specific deficiencies that your doctor has made you aware of, they just make your urine more expensive.
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    Aug 13, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    thanks guy.....the views help a lot :-) thanks :-)
  • nic_m3

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    Oct 28, 2012 7:48 AM GMT
    Interesting reading through the posts on here. Obviously it is better to get all your vitamins and minerals through your diet and I do agree its just "insurance" however I'm sure there are some things I get from the vitamins that I probably don't get from my diet on a daily basis. Especially Fish oil, epa/dha should be taken every day.

    Also I would disagree about the expensive part considering most are in the $7-9 for 60 days. So unless the 12 cents a day is gonna kill you I would just take one. IMO.