Dosage of multi-vitamins?

LuckyApril 20, 2002

I just wondered how often everyone takes their multi-vitamins. Recently I've been told by a couple of people (including my personal trainer and very fit coworker) to take one Centrum two times a day. I even picked up a multi-vitamin bottle from 24 Hour Fitness, which also gives the same instructions. I thought the Centrum bottle states to take one daily? How often do you all take your multi-vitamins? Do you follow the instructions or take more since you work out? (I am an exercise freak and try to go to the gym at least five times a week.)

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After taking all kinds of different "herbal" multi-vitamins from my herb store, I recently heard that for women, centrum is the best...100% USRDA of everything, and 30% vit. K (you don't want more than 30%).
So I went back to taking my original one centrum a day, I don't particulary believe you should take 2, but I think your body gets rid of any extra nutrients it doesn't need through waste anyway, so I wouldnt imagine it would be harmful.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2002 at 8:47PM
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Cool, is that correct? Centrum has 100%? If so, that is great. If that is the case, one a day seems like it would work. But I know people who do take 2 a day and that is because there multi doesn't give them enough.

Did your PT also advise to take addtl supplements? Calcium? CLA? Omegas? Vitamin C? Etc... Just curious.


    Bookmark   April 22, 2002 at 12:18AM
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Seeing the above word omega reminded me of a site I posted awhile back which speaks about the benefits of omega 3 and omega 6 factor ..benefits for your
heart and brain..and so on.Log into the 31 of the most important facts tips and tidbits.I have done a print out and refer back to it many times.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2002 at 8:05PM
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Fandangle, When I tried the website,, I got a message saying that it could not be found. Is it just my browser? Judith

    Bookmark   May 1, 2002 at 12:46PM
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Sorry Judith... I am just going out for a walk so I will check in later and see if I can post the actual link.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2002 at 5:26PM
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Lets give it a try and hope it works..
for healthy hearts and ....

Here is a link that might be useful: healthy pumpers

    Bookmark   May 1, 2002 at 9:06PM
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