• United States
4 Feb 08
yes, vitamins are good as we don't always eat as we should and the processed foods do not have the full amount to substain a healthy diet. The best vitamins in the world come from food..it is just another form of nutrition so be wary of the brand of vitamin you buy..don't buy the cheapest vitamins on the market...they are not worth the saving and don't buy the most expensive brand either..it is better to split your vitamins up and take them with food as this help them absorb in your system.. Calcium, magnessium and folic acid is a good supplement...but any good brand of vitamin will have the ingreients on the label...
12 Jan 08
i will tell you what i know and think about vitamins, and i do hope it will help and answer the question. we were born with all of the vitamin and minerals that a body needs. we ruined our body with eating junk food, alote of food that is not natural and not being exposed enough to the sun and nature. we do not need vitamins because, the vitamins we take are artificial, and not produced by our body, so the body observes a very small quantity of what we take. the best way, is to try bring our body to it's natural face, with a good and healthy diet, alote of organic vegetables and fruits, exposure to the sun and so on. for women that are aged 55 and more, it is recommended to eat food that contains large amount of calcium and go for a walk of an hour each day, when there is still light. the whole multi vitamin that that are published, are usually the vitamins that are body should produce naturally but in a small bottle that lasts for a month or two. so i recommend the natural way, and if there is no way for that, just then think of the multi vitamins.
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Jan 08
I take a multi-vitamin every day. My doctor said EVERYONE should take one so I have to put one at my husband's dinner plate in order to get him to take one. Magnesium is a very important mineral that aids in over 300 bodily functions so I recommend also taking a Calcium/Magnesium/D combo supplement. I also take other supplements because of my illness - Mag-Citrate (Magnesium & Malic Acid), Acidophilus (immune booster for the digestive system), chromium (to help ease sugar cravings), Vitamin C, Echinacea and B-Complex. I don't get very many illnesses. I feel bad enough with my fibromyalgia without adding a cold or stomach flu to the mix. When I feel like a cold might be coming on then I turn to the Echinacea, especially Echinacea Plus tea. Also Cold FX. I'm pretty good at staving off colds.