multivitamin


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multivitamin

(mŭl′tə-vī′tə-mĭn)
adj.
Containing many vitamins.
n.
A preparation containing many vitamins.
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multivitamin

An over-the-counter and often self-prescribed nutritional supplement containing lipid-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and water-soluble vitamins (thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), B6, B12, C, folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid and biotin). Multivitamins may also contain minerals—e.g., calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc.
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multivitamin

An often self-prescribed OTC diet supplement containing lipid-soluble vitamins–A, D, E, K; water-soluble vitamins–thiamin–vitamin B1, riboflavin–vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin; minerals–eg, calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc. See Decavitamin, Neural tube defects; Cf Megavitamin therapy.
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Your daily multivitamins should, thus, have this ingredient.
The multivitamin contains: vitamin D3 to support bone and immune health, vitamin A for eye support, vitamins B6 and B12 for cell support and energy production, vitamin C for immune support, vitamin E to support heart health, and folic acid to support blood cell health.
ISLAMABAD -- Multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death, a new study said on Wednesday.
Food is the best source of micronutrients, and most multivitamin users already eat a balanced, nutrient-rich diet.
Lipid profiles of blood of broiler chickens in different dietary groups: The dietary groups; [D.sub.1] (control diet, no multivitamin or acidifier), [D.sub.2] ([D.sub.1] with supplementation of 1 mL multivitamin/ liter drinking water), [D.sub.3] ([D.sub.1] with supplementation of 1 mL acidifier/liter drinking water) and [D.sub.4] ([D.sub.1] with supplementation of 1 mL multivitamin and 2 mL acidifier/liter drinking water) were significantly different in respects of total cholesterol (p<0.01), HDL (p<0.05), and LDL (p<0.05) (Table 3).
But experts found no evidence that women should take multivitamins, which often contain as many as 20 vitamins or minerals.
According to the company, the two in one formula helps make it simpler for consumers to take their supplements by reducing the number of pills taken each day and is the first leading brand to combine the National Eye Institute recommended AREDS2 nutrient formula with other essential vitamins and minerals typically found in daily multivitamins.
Feel Good Gold Multivitamin Plus Iron supplement is readily available from the company's internet site and with Amazon in Europe and the USA.
Multivitamin therapy for recurrent aphthous stomatitis: a randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial.
The benefits of improved nutrition by the use of multivitamin and mineral supplementation on immune function and general wellbeing have been demonstrated.
Taking a daily multivitamin for brain health might be I a waste of time and money for most people, new research suggests.