Examine the label of a jar of multivitamins?either one that you currently take or one that is sold in a store.
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?
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Comparing the one a day woman's nutritional components and the daily requirement table included reveals that only the following daily values were met by one dose: vitamin D (800 UI provided compared to 400-800 UI needed), thiamin (1.5 mg vs. 1.1-1.2 mg), riboflavin (1.7 mg vs. 1.1-1.3 mg), vitamin B6 (2 mg vs. 1.3-1.7 mg), folic acid (400 ug vs. 400 ug), vitamin B12 (6 ug vs. 2.4 ug), biotin (30 ug vs. 30 ug), pantothenic acid (5 mg vs. 5 mg), iron (18 mg vs. 18 mg), zinc (15 mg vs. 8-11 mg), copper (2 mg vs. 0.9 mg), manganese (2 mg vs. 1.8-2.3 mg), ...
Examination of a multivitamin as to how it meets or does not recommended daily intact of vitamins and minerals with some examination of potential toxicity.