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Multi-Vitamin

06/03/2011

Question:

There are so many multi-vitamins out there. And since they are not regulated by the FDA, how do I know which vitamins are safe and which ones are not? I purchased a multi-vitamin from a health food store that read as follows: Vitamin A(palmitate) 10,000 iu, Vitamin A (beta carotene) 7,000 iu, Vitamin B-1 75mg, Vitamin B-2 75 mg, Vitamin B-6 75 mg, Vitamin B-12 75 mcg, Manganese 6.1 mg, RNA 50mg, Rutin 25mg,choline 30 mg, inositol 75 mg, para amino benzoic acid 75 mg,citrus bio flavonoids 25 mg, Hesperidin complex 5 mg, betaine hydrochloride 25 mg,and you get my point. How do I know if what I am taking is safe? How do I go about shopping for multi vitamins? Thanks

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Formerly:
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University