Re: Vitamin supplements
I'm a little late to the topic, but I wanted to echo some of the ideas that have been mentioned. Many studies have shown that the best way to get vitamins, minerals, etc. is through natural food. It is always best to try to get the nutrients your body needs through a natural diet. However, it may not be possible for you to get everything you need, in sufficient amounts. This is where supplements can be useful. That is not to say though, that you should load up on as many vitamins and minerals as you can. As was previously mentioned, overloading on vitamins, minerals, or antioxidants can be counterproductive, and possibly harmful. It is best to monitor your normal diet, and determine which aspects are lacking, and then choose a supplement based on that. A general multivitamin, like the one you mentioned, is usually formulated in sensible amounts, to help avoid overloading. However, you want to be careful to make sure you are not overdoing it by a lot.