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I've heard from different people that the vitamin i'm taking is really good, and from other people really bad. Now I'm confused.<br><br><br><br>
Anyone know if this is a good supplement?<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.gnc.com/sm-gnc-ultra-mega-multivitamin--pi-2133432.html" target="_blank">http://www.gnc.com/sm-gnc-ultra-mega...i-2133432.html</a>
 

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I don't think I would be comfortable taking that much copper or manganese. That's a heck of a large dose of both-- it could be toxic at that dosage. There are also huge doses of the B-vitamins, but they're water-soluble, so not really a big deal. If you're concerned about whether it's vegan, I think food glaze may potentially be an animal product (most likely shellac, a secretion of the lac beetle).
 

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Toxic? o_O<br><br><br><br>
I don't understand how it could be legal if it is toxic.<br><br><br><br>
Hm....so should I cease usage? I purchased 180 count too =/
 

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Are you a very athletic person? Do a lot of workouts? If not all those doses might be on the heavy side. I read somewhere that B6 overload can have ill effects.
 

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You poor dear. I've got bad news for you... the government is not really here to protect you. There are lots of toxic things in our foods, and pleny of toxic and potentially toxic things for sale as dietary supplements. This includes many vitamins & minerals, which are necessary for health in the correct dosage, but toxic in too large a dose. Iron is one of the best known. <a href="http://www.emedicinehealth.com/iron_poisoning/article_em.htm" target="_blank">Iron poisoning</a> is one of the leading causes of death in young children.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002496.htm" target="_blank">Copper poisoning</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.portfolio.mvm.ed.ac.uk/studentwebs/session2/group29/mangtox.htm" target="_blank">Manganese poisoning</a><br><br><br><br>
It's unclear to me whether the amounts in your vitamin would be enough to cause a clinical case of metal poisoning, but like I said, I'd be leery of taking that much every day.
 

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Dang. Maybe I should only take it every few days?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Not extremely. I jog every few days when I have the time. I'm in college right now so juggling everything takes up alot of my time.
 

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if the bottle is still sealed, I would return it and look for one that doesn't contain megadoses of potentially toxic minerals. If you can't do that, I would see if one of these people who thinks they're really good vitamins is willing to buy them off me, and failing that, I would probably chunk them, but then I wouldn't have bought them in the first place. I don't think a vitamin every 2-3 days instead of daily is a great solution, because there are some things that are best taken every day, but you can certainly do that if you feel comfortable with it. Ideally, I would prefer a vitamin that's designed to be taken twice a day, because some things, most notably calcium, are better absorbed when taken in several smaller doses rather than one large dose.
 

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(Thank you for giving me a reason to make my first post!)<br><br><br><br>
I would not recommend this supplement based solely on that it is of poor quality. Vitamins are not created equal. The best supplements are called nutriaceuticals. (you know, like pharmaceuticals) This does not imply that they are toxic or synthetic like drugs are, just that they are of the quality that is normally only available when prescribed by Doctors such as chiropractors and other heath professionals. The next best place to buy them if you cant get it from a doc is to go to a health food store. They usually have pretty good quality vitamins. I also have a link to someone selling nutriaceuticals on the net for the public to buy. If your wondering, its not illegal to buy them. Im not sure about the legality on the sellers side. PM me if you want the link!
 

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Megadoses of vitamins and trace elements don't serve you but the seller. Vitamins are produced by large industrial firms, whereof 3 or 4 controll the market. The vitamins of the supermarket might have the same source as the vitamins of the health store.<br><br>
Tesseract: nice links. In Europe lead and copper poisoning might come with drinking water. So water testing should be done with the water that runs out of your tap.
 
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