Why I Take a Multivitamin

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The multivitamin that I am currently taking is Centrum chewables multivitamin/multimineral supplement. This supplement includes Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B6 and B12 and the other vitamins that were listed in tables 8.2 8.3 and 9.1 9.6, with the exception of fluoride, and chlorine. When comparing this vitamin with tables 8.2 and 8.3 the daily value listed on the vitamin label meets the daily value on the tables. There were a few that have a lower percentage such as Vitamin A 3,500 IU, K 10mcg, Biotin 15mcg, Calcium 108 mg, Phosphorus 50 mg, Magnesium 40 mg, Manganese 1 mg, Chromium 20 mcg, and Molybdenum 20 mcg.

Because my diet is not filled with vitamin and mineral rich foods, taking a multivitamin helps me get the right amounts of vitamins that I need daily. And because the water soluble vitamins are at 100% I can be comfortable knowing that I will not be nearing toxic levels. Another benefit with taking my vitamins daily is that the vitamins help my body produce energy.

Taking a multivitamin with the recommended dosage does not raise your intake to near-toxic levels. If you are taking a multivitamin as well as supplements on the side, then it would raise your chances of going over the recommended DV which could cause serious health problems. For instance going over the recommended DV of Iron 45mg causes liver damage and gastrointestinal upsets.

Going over the DV of vitamins and minerals can cause many health problems and can cause damage to your organs. And can damage the nervous system. Too much salt can cause high blood pressure; too much iron can cause liver damage.
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