Just look for a well balanced multivitamin
that meets 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance, not 200 to 500 percent.
There were 867 major cardiovascular events in the multivitamin
group and 856 in the placebo group, or 11.
It is hard for us to recommend, at this point in time, taking a multivitamin
to avoid cardiovascular disease," Dr.
Frequency of multivitamin
use was categorised as partial use (1-3 weeks out of 6 possible weeks) or regular use (4-6 weeks out of 6 possible weeks) for the preconception and postconception periods.
Timing and frequency of multivitamin
use were important, according to Dr.
No one knows either the quality or quantity of the multivitamins
taken in this huge study.
The easiest way to be sure that you are getting the folic acid that you need daily is to take a multivitamin
with folic acid daily.
Additional research is required to determine which components of the multivitamin
can be attributed to the protective effects and which are associated with the folic acid component.
Try to get magnesium through food, as most multivitamins
don't have the daily 100 percent requirement," says Bauer.
If you're generally healthy and eat a balanced diet, you should be able to get what you need from food alone and probably won't get much added benefit from a multivitamin
Do you really need a daily multivitamin
on top of it all?
A daily multivitamin
reduces levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), according to researchers.