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Centrum Chewables

Determine if the multivitamin would meet the recommended daily intake for adults for vitamins and minerals.

Relate the vitamin and mineral amounts in the multivitamin to your diet. What are some of the benefits you stand to receive by taking it every day? Does taking a multivitamin every day raise your intake of a particular vitamin or mineral to near-toxic levels? What are the consequences of toxicity?

Thanks for all your consideration and help.

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Comparing the Centrum Chewable nutritional components and the daily requirement table included reveals that only the following daily values were met by one dose: vitamin D (400 UI provided compared to 400-800 UI needed), B1 (2.25 mg vs. 1.1-1.2 mg), B2 (3.2 mg vs. 1.1-1.3 mg), vitamin B6 (8 mg vs. 1.3-1.7 mg), vitamin B12 (25 ug vs. 2.4 ug), biotin (45 ug vs. 30 ug), pantothenic acid (10 mg vs. 5 mg), zinc (15 mg vs. 8-11 mg), copper (2 mg vs. 0.9 mg), niacin (15 mg vs. 14-16 mg), vitamin C (90 mg vs. 75-90 mg), manganese (5 mg vs. 1.8-2.3 mg), and chromium (100 ...

Solution Summary

Detailed examination of the nutritional content of Centrum Chewables and how they meet or fail to meet recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals. Web references also provided.