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Should I Take A Multivitamin?

Multivitamins can’t take the place of eating a variety of healthy foods. Foods provide fiber and other important ingredients for good health. But people who don’t get enough vitamins and minerals from food alone, who are on low-calorie diets or who avoid certain foods (such as strict vegetarians/vegans) might consider taking a multivitamin. Healthcare providers might also recommend multivitamins to patients with certain medical conditions.

Some people might benefit from taking certain nutrients found in multivitamins. For example:

Talk with your healthcare provider about whether a multivitamin is right for you.

Source: National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements

April 2, 2018

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