Do you take vitamins everyday?
December 3, 2006 5:49pm CST
I usually take vitamins coz i got a hectic schedules & sometimes i run off body energy when i dont have it.... thanx to medical innovation we have these kinds of medicines for us to extend our limits.... :)
5 Dec 06
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