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May 2000 Issue

Multis: Two Is Not Twice as Nice

Q. My doctor told me I should get 800 International Units (IU) a day of vitamin D for bone health and suggested taking two multivitamins a day. Is this a good idea? A. No. This is not the best way to get more vitamin D, for several reasons. While it may seem like an easy way to double your dose of D, you also end up doubling everything else in the multi. For most nutrients, this is not a problem,

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