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November 29, 2010 9:28 AM
Since starting my weight loss program I have taken a multivitamin everyday and my diary is showing very high levels of iron and other nutrients. After doing some research online I have found that it may be better to switch to every other day. I just wanted others' inputs and thoughts!

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November 29, 2010 9:44 AM
I would say that if you are getting what you need from the foods you are eating (which is the best way), then you should be fine to take your multi every other day. Some vitamins are just flushed out if you have an excess but others build up and can be harmful if you get too much.
November 29, 2010 9:46 AM
Thanks girl! I was hoping that someone else would agree with me. It's all about the group motivation happy
November 29, 2010 9:53 AM
Vitamins are for people who don't eat the right balance of foods, so if you are getting them from food then every other day should be just fine. Listen to your body, you may not need them.
November 29, 2010 9:55 AM
Three things: 1 - If you are over 40 (which by your pic it doesn't look like you are) you should definintely be taking it every day. 2 - If you take it daily cut it in half and take 1/2 in the am and 1/2 in the pm and always take it with food - helps get it into your system better. And, by taking 1/2 and 1/2 there is less waste. As the other person said anything your body can't use just gets turned into waste. 3 - If you levels are high there is probably another reason. As stated before, if you body can't use something in a multi-vitamin it just flushes it out. FYI - Just 1% of the population gets the vitamins that our body needs from just food consumption.
November 29, 2010 12:47 PM
Thank you all. I am mostly concerned with my overload of iron to be honest. I am having some gastric side efffects. I believe that I am going to start taking one every other day in the hopes that my body "evens out". Thoughts?
November 29, 2010 12:52 PM
Some multivitamins contain minerals such as iron and some don't, if it mainly your iron levels you are worried about why not try another type that doesn't contain so much iron.


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