Multivitamin Review

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Multivitamin Review
Susan St. Ama
SCI 241
September 22, 2011
Tiffany Lee

Multivitamin Review
I chose to review the multivitamin I currently take daily. I know I do not eat the recommended daily amounts of fruits, grains, and dairy because of the way they sometimes upset my stomach. I have never really evaluated my multivitamin so this is the perfect opportunity to determine if my choice of vitamin is the best option for me.
Based on the label the multivitamin I correctly take exceeds the recommended daily allowance for adults on most of the minerals and vitamins listed on tables 8.2, 8.3, 91, and 9.6 in chapter 8 and 9 of the text. According to this information I may need to research another choice of multivitamin since I my diet does provide most of these vitamins and minerals and I may not need the additional quantities I am ingesting with the addition of a multivitamin.
Since I do not consume much milk or dairy products, it is necessary that I take a calcium and potassium supplement daily and as this multivitamin only provides 300 mg of calcium, and none additional potassium, I need to consider an alternative to meet my daily calcium and potassium needs.
The positive news is because my diet may be lacking in some of these vitamins and minerals, I am not at risk of consuming near-toxic levels. Toxicity can cause a variety of illnesses and negative health effects ranging anywhere from nausea and diarrhea to nerve, liver or brain damage, and as in the case of excess potassium irregular heartbeat that can result in death.

References
Grosvenor, M. B., & Smolin, L. A. (2006). Nutrition: everyday choices. Chapter 8 and Chapter 9. Department of Natural Sciences, University of Phoenix, Axia College. Retrieved from…...

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