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Wally Butler


January 8, 2008 - I found this to share with you.

VITAMINS - Harvard School of Public Health

Bottom Line

A standard multivitamin supplement doesn't come close to making up for an unhealthy diet. It provides a dozen or so of the vitamins known to maintain health, a mere shadow of what's available from eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains. Instead, a daily multivitamin provides a sort of nutritional safety net.

While most people get enough vitamins to avoid the classic deficiency diseases, relatively few get enough of five key vitamins that may be important in preventing several chronic diseases. These include:

Folate (in the U.S., however, thanks to mandatory folic acid fortification of refined grains, people are less likely to be deficient)

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B12

Vitamin D

Vitamin E (keep in mind that the jury is still out on the optimum level of vitamin E intake)

A standard, store-brand, RDA-level multivitamin can supply you with enough of these vitamins for under $40 a year; if your favorite brand of multivitamin only provides 400 IU of vitamin D, adding a separate vitamin D supplement would cost another $20. It's about the least expensive insurance you can buy.

Source- Harvard School of Public Health


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