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27 Feb 2004

Whats a good multivitamin/mineral and what extras are needed?
Hey, I do gym and soon ill be starting cardio too.

What multivitamins/minerals are good for active people? and what minerals/vitamins should i take in addition to the multi?
i was thinking vitamin E, C, and calcium, zinc, magnesium, and folic acid, your opinion dietdoc?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Grey Wolf
It is always a good idea to take a multivitamin and mineral supplement such as Centrum or Supradyn because some of the B vitamins work best when taken in conjunction with other B vitamins, and you need vit D for proper absorption of calcium, etc, etc. If you are already taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement then DON'T take additional vitamins or minerals as excessive intakes can be harmful. Don't think that if a small amount of a nutrient is good for you, then a big amount will be even better - some of the vitamins and minerals can be toxic if you take too much. Also consider that if you are eating a balanced diet you may not really need extra supplements!
Take care
DietDoc
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