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IOWAGRAMMA Posts: 9,243
10/7/13 3:17 P

Coach, Becky...I never once thought about using a children's version. Mostly I think I eat well and have few things that I need (hence the "too much of some things" when I take it and "not enough of others" when I don't). I'll check that out. I've read this article in the past and it is quite good. Thanks for reminding us about it. emoticon

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,629
10/7/13 3:12 P

Here is our SP article on the pros and cons on using a multivitamin-mineral supplement; with some usage and selection guidelines.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=400


Many people (who are eating fairly well) do fine just using the supplement several times a week, or selecting a children's version.

Becky
your SP Registered Dietitian

AGILEDOBE Posts: 428
10/6/13 8:08 P

Unfortunately, most food labels don't reflect all the vitamins in a food, but I believe if you eat healthy, 6 to 8 fruit/veggies per day, you are likely getting most of what we need. Occasionally, when I log a new food, I search Nutrition sites like USDA for the full story so I can include it in my favorites

SANDRASHINES Posts: 310
10/6/13 7:57 P

I take a women's multivitamin. I figure it can't hurt.

IOWAGRAMMA Posts: 9,243
10/6/13 7:49 P

I do, but thinking about stopping. I log it into my food tracker. With the MV, I'm over on lots of vitamins. Without it, I'm under. Go figure! No good answer from me, I'm afraid. Good luck!

FEBRUARY1959 SparkPoints: (11,602)
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10/6/13 7:31 P

Wondering how many of you take a daily multivitamin? Trying to decide if it would be beneficial.

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