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Medical Vitamins & Minerals Intake

  1. Aug 28, 2011 #1
    I'm worried I'm not taking in enough vitamins and minerals in my body. My daily diet usually consists of white bread, eggs, cheese, chicken or meat, often macaroni or rice, milk, potatoes, and oatmeal. I only consume some vegetables and fruits here and there (and not much either).

    Does taking multi-vitamin pills as a 19 year old really make the difference in the short term? How about later on in life as a senior citizen?
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  3. Aug 28, 2011 #2


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    Please check with your doctor, he will need to run tests to determine if you have deficiencies. It is always best to get all you need from food, supplements are not thought to be the same.
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