on May 29, 2014
at 05:46 AM
There's not a single multivitamin that meets my criteria, and I searched them exhaustively.
Name a multivitamin and I can find reasons why that is worse than what can be done with today's knowledge and materials, that it can be harmful in some way.
on May 29, 2014
at 01:51 AM
I don't because multivitamins are the devil.
...well, not really, a good well formed multi vitamin with good forms of the vitamins would be nice. Unfortunatly most multivitamins are not put together with you in mind, they're put together depending on what's cheap or what's good for the most people. For exmaple you will be likely to find non-chelated minerals or things like iron or calcium, which you may not need or want any more of. Even if you happen to find a vitamin that they put a lot of quality or thought into it will likely be very expensive.
Imo, until supplement manufacterers catch up it's probably wiser to supplement individual vitamins that you feel you are in a risk group for not getting enough of. ( Magnesium, C, Omega3, Zinc, A, K2, BComp, iodine ) ect. Will give you more control, better absorbtion and a better price.
Again, YMMV, this is just my view of the situation.
on May 28, 2014
at 06:17 PM
I used to take Optimum Nutrition, Opti-Men. I started as a result of blood panel that showed I was on the lower end of normal for a few items. I took the multi, and tweaked my diet, after 6 months I was middle or on the higher-end of normal. Waiting another 6 months to get tested again. Hopefully my diet tweaks did what I needed and I don't need to take a multi.