Multi-Vitamin

Dr. Oz recommends taking a multivitamin daily because only about 1% of us get all of our necessary nutrients in the foods we eat.  Making sure we get all of our daily nutrients would help ward off chronic disease. Dr. Oz says we do not need to spend a lot of money on our multivitamin. A generic will do. He recommends one with a low dose, with doses of only 100% of our Daily Recommended DV (Daily Value). That is what we should normally get in the foods that we eat. Dr Oz  too much of certain vitamins in supplements like Vitamin A and E can be toxic and harmful. Look for no more than 3500 IU of Vitamin A (2500 IU for postmenopausal women) and no more than 30 IU of Vitamin E. 

Calcium can cause other vitamins not be absorbed by your body, so your supplement should have no more than 200 mg.  If you are also taking a calcium magnesium supplement, DO NOT take at the same time you take your multivitamin as just explained.

Postmenopausal women and men do not need extra iron, so they should not have iron in their supplement.  Too much iron in the blood can cause damage to the arteries.

Take your multi-vitamin, half in the morning and half at night.  That way you will spread the vitamin benefits through out the day and not urinate out all of the vitamins early in the day.

 

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