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    Old 09-11-2004, 09:53 PM   #1
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    Question GNC's Ultra Mega Gold... too potent?

    Hey Guys.

    Ever since Iíve begun taking this multivitamin supplement (about 3 weeks now), Iíve wondered if its potencies for some of the included vitamins were a little too much. Iím an 18-year-old male. The supplement in question is GNCís Ultra Mega Gold without Iron. The following are its contents and potencies. Please review them carefully.

    Serving Size: 2 tablets

    Vitamin A (75% as beta-Carotene and 25% as Acetate) 20000 IU 400%
    Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 500 mg 833%
    Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) 400 IU 100%
    Vitamin E (as natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 300 IU 1000%
    Thiamin (as Thiamin Mononitrate) 100 mg 6667%
    Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 100 mg 5882%
    Niacin (as Niacinamide) 100 mg 500%
    Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 100 mg 5000%
    Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
    Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 150 mcg 2500%
    Biotin 100 mcg 33%
    Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) 100 mg 1000%
    Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) 50 mg 5%
    Iodine (as Kelp) 100 mcg 67%
    Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 50 mg 12%
    Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 15 mg 100%
    Selenium (as Selenium Yeast) 150 mcg 214%
    Copper (as Cupric Oxide) 2 mg 100%
    Manganese (as Manganese Gluconate) 10 mg 500%
    Chromium (as GTF Chromium Yeast) 100 mcg 83%
    Potassium (as Potassium Chloride) 10 mg 0%

    Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Yeast) 150 mcg **
    Boron (as Boron Gluconate) 1 mg **
    Choline Bitartrate 50 mg **
    Inositol 25 mg **
    para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA) 50 mg **
    Trimethylglycine (TMG) 25 mg **
    Citrus Bioflavonoids Complex 25 mg **
    Rutin Powder 10 mg **
    Hesperidin Complex 5 mg **
    Quercetin Dihydrate 10 mg **
    Natural Carotenoid Complex 15 mg **
    N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) 10.5 mg **
    Amylase 10 mg **
    Lipase 5 mg **
    Protease 2 mg **
    Cellulase 5 mg **
    Lycopene 200 mcg **
    alpha-Lipoic Acid 4.5 mg **
    Green Tea Leaves Extract (Camellia sinensis)

    ** Daily Value (DV) not established.

    Now, when the %DV reaches the 1000ís, I can only hope GNC knew what it was doing when it made this supplement, for I do not want to be reaching toxic levels of anything. Can the body flush out what it doesnít want? Does it depend on the vitamin? I want to improve my health, not damage it.

    Any input would be appreciated and thanks in advance!

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    Old 09-11-2004, 10:21 PM   #2
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    Re: GNC's Ultra Mega Gold... too potent?

    You are fine. You will probably get better absorption if you take one capsule in the morning and one at night. Vitamin A can build up in the body but not when it is taken as as beta carotene and the dose of A you are taking as vitamin A isn't too high. Vitamin D can build up, but your vitamins only have 100% so that isn't a problem either. The vitamins in your capsules that have high looking dosages because they have 1000% or more of the DV are easy for your body to excrete what it doesn't want so you are fine there. It is normal to have bright yellow urine when you supplement the B vitamins, so don't worry about that if you are worried about it.

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    Old 09-13-2004, 07:09 PM   #3
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    Re: GNC's Ultra Mega Gold... too potent?

    Wow... you took the words right out of my mouth with the brighter urine Kime. I was debating whether to actually ask that, but decided against it. I knew it was due to the supplements... but wasn't sure if it was necessarily a good or bad thing. Thanks for that. Also, thanks for the rest of your input, you've surely dismissed my worries regarding high intakes. Thanks again.

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    Old 09-13-2004, 09:23 PM   #4
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    I have teenaged boys and so I figured the urine color was worrying you even though you didn't mention it!

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