One caveat with the Alive! vitamin supplement: When I first started to take it, I felt great. It seemed to be helping me. I played with the dosage a lot, as it recommends three tablets, but I'm a thinner person, so I thought that one tablet should be more than enough for me. Anyway, after a few months of use, I got a UTI. I took antibiotics to clear the UTI, but I had this strong sense that it was the Alive! vitamins that caused a lot of it, so I stopped taking them (also, two other people on this board told me that they got UTI's shortly after starting to take this supplement). I still have the bottle of vitamins sitting in my drawer; I took one tablet about three days ago, as an experiment, to which I felt a heaviness in my bladder/groin area
. I just want to tell you about what I experienced while taking this supplement.
Since then, I have been taking Centrum chewable multivits instead (as I understand it, time-released capsules are actually supposed to be one of the best forms), along with fish oil, b-complex (recent addition), echinacea/goldenseal (recent addition), garlic, cranberry, and Citracal calcium. I feel good, and I think that this is a good combo for me at the moment. I probably tend toward being a vitamin-aholic, though, so I need to watch this
I hope this has helped you