I am trying to find a good multivitamin to take. As I understand, we should stay away from extra A and iron. I have found something and would like to ask, if this is reasonable. These are actually especially made for ppl with osteoporosis, as they are not allowed extra vit A.
Any input very much appreciated. Or maybe someone has something better without A and iron?
Amount Per Tablet % DV
Vitamin C 75 mg 125%
Vitamin D 400 IU 100%
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) 30 IU 100%
Thiamin (B1) 1.5 mg 100%
Riboflavin (B2) 1.7 mg 100%
Niacin 20 mg 100%
Vitamin B6 2 mg 100%
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 6 mcg 100%
Pantothenic Acid 10mg 100%
% Daily Value (DV) based on 2000 calories per day diet
We all get a certain amount of Vit. A and iron from normal foods that we eat. So, if the vitamin has a tiny amount of Vit. A it's not going to hurt you that much. I just wouldn't use one that has like 100% of the RDA. I'd be alot more worried about the Iron. Any time we eat carrots, or leafy greens we get a healthy dose of Vit. A and the leafy greens also have iron in them. I take one of the Viactiv chewable chocolate multivitamins. I read the labels carefully because there's different kinds of Viactiv vitamins and some of them do have iron. This particular one does not have iron. It has a very low amount of Vit.A but not 100% RDA. But, there again, I rarely eat carrots and don't eat hardly any leafy greens. My grandfather has macular degeneration and has lost his eyesight and a certain amount of Vit. A is essential to help your eyesight. So, I just try to weigh all the pro's and con's. Do I want to fight blindness and is it more important to me than a healthy liver? In my opinion, for me, it's a definite YES. I'd rather die w/sight than live w/no sight. So, I eat my Viactiv choc. multivit chew and think of it as being 'CHOCOLATE' and it's all good for me.
Thanks for the input. I didn't think of all that...
I eat a lot of vegetables also raw. Salads with all kind of things in like baby spinach etc and I also like raw carrots. And I eat a lot of fruit too and I love mangoes. So my iron and Vit A intake from natural foods is taken care of, so I don't think it would be good for me to have any extra in vitamins.
What do you think about the above mentioned multivitamin?
On the container of my Viactiv it says, Vit A 50% of the RDA, based on a 2,000 cal diet. No iron. The biotin is good for your hair and nails. I have low sodium, so I actually need the sodium. Also, with having early osteoporosis (osteopenia is what that's called) in my lumbar spine, I need the calcium that's in it. Anyway, I had ran it by my study nurse and she okayed it. She said that as long as I didn't take it within the 2 hr treatment meds window it was fine. I have to not take it 2 hrs before or 2 hrs after the Riba, so I'm taking it in the middle of the day at lunchtime.
Great! Thanks so much. Very interesting. I have already ordered the multivitamin I had mentioned above, but I think it would be a good idea to supply the other important stuff individually to the multivitamin.
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