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What men's multivitamin do you take and why?

Answered on May 29, 2014
Created May 28, 2014 at 5:45 PM

I was looking for a whole food brand but they all seem to be vegan or vegetarian. Bad idea, right?

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I started off with three and my pee was so neon I didn't have to turn the bathroom lights on at night.... I dropped to two, then to one.

Hey, at least you know the bladder's working

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at 06:35 PM

I take the same one...but I only take 1 daily instead of the 3 recommended. I feel it's a good extra boost in case I'm missing anything.

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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.

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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.

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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.

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

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on May 28, 2014
at 06:35 PM

I take the same one...but I only take 1 daily instead of the 3 recommended. I feel it's a good extra boost in case I'm missing anything.

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on May 28, 2014
at 05:57 PM

Why would that be a bad idea? Doesn't matter if they're plant or animal sourced, both are vitamin isolates, not comparable to real food. I would be surprised if a multivitamin is warranted on a varied, plant-heavy paleo diet.

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