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Old 05-07-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
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Question Are these too many vitamins to take in a day?

After much reading, I finally settled on a multi-vitamin. I have purchased TwinLab Daily Two Caps WithOUT Iron. Are these too strong? Most of the % exceed the RDA, but I know that is OK with most vitamins.

Also, I want my 14 year old daughter to start taking a multi...would this be too much for her? (she weighs 105 pounds) Maybe I should just have her take one per day (then the % would be 1/2 of what I have listed below).

I asked my doc, and she said "just take a multi everyday plus fish oil."

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Amount Per
Serving % Daily
Value

Vitamin A 25000 IU 500%

Vitamin C 500 Mg 832%

Vitamin D 400 IU 100%

Vitamin E 400 IU 1,333%

Thiamin 25 Mg 1,666%

Riboflavin 25 Mg 1,470%

Niacin 100 Mg 500%

Vitamin B6 25 Mg 1,250%

Folic Acid 400 Mcg 100%

Vitamin B12 100 Mcg 1,666%

Biotin 300 Mcg 100%

Pantothenic Acid 50 Mg 500%

Calcium 25 Mg 2%

Iodine 150 Mcg 100%

Magnesium 7.2 Mg 2%

Zinc 30 Mg 200%

Selenium 200 Mcg 285%

Copper 2 Mg 100%

Manganese 5 Mg 250%

Chromium 200 Mcg 167%

Molybdenum 150 Mcg 200%

Potassium 5 Mg N/A*

Paba 25 Mg N/A*

Choline Bitartrate 25 Mg N/A*

Inositol 25 Mg N/A*

 
Old 05-10-2004, 07:12 PM   #2
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Re: Are these too many vitamins to take in a day?

Any of you experts out there have an idea if this is too many vitamins to take in a day? I'd appreciate any info. Thanks!

 
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Re: Are these too many vitamins to take in a day?

No, I don't think it's too much. It appears to be a very good quality, high potency multi-vitamin to me. By the way, is the Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene?

 
Old 05-11-2004, 10:44 AM   #4
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Re: Are these too many vitamins to take in a day?

Hi Arizona73, thanks for your reply. I just checked the vitamin bottle...the Vitamin A says 100% from Beta Carotene. From what I read, that's what I want, correct?

Do you think this is too high of a dose to give to my 14 year old 105 pound daughter? So far I've been having her only take one capsule...plus she takes Calcium supplements too and one fish oil capsule a day (Fisol brand).

Thanks!

 
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Re: Are these too many vitamins to take in a day?

Miriam, since the vitamin A is in the form of beta-carotene, you've got nothing to worry about. Beta-Carotene is known as Provitamin A, which essentially means that it will convert to vitamin A in your body as it is needed. So, you cannot overdose on beta-carotene. Now, vitamin A which is derived from fish liver oils is another story.

 
Old 05-12-2004, 06:50 AM   #6
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Re: Are these too many vitamins to take in a day?

I'd ask a professional and not us message board hacks , especially if it's concerning your child. Prevention magazine had an article listing the maximums for adults, and btw, 50,000 IU of Beta Carotene is the max. You can overdose on anything, if you take enough of it, even water.

 
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Re: Are these too many vitamins to take in a day?

Although most healthy people can probably get along fine with 25,000-50,000 IU, much higher dosages have been used for certain conditions. No vitamin A overdose can occur with beta carotene. Because beta carotene is not converted to vitamin A except as the body requires it, you cannot get toxic levels of vitamin A (hypervitaminosis) from it.

 
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