SCI 241 Multivitamin review

SCI 241 Multivitamin review - week My multivitamin ensures...

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Supplement Current Intake Through Supplement Daily Recommended Intake Vitamin A 4000 IU (100% as Beta Carotene) 50% 700-900ug Vitamin C 120mg 200% 75-90mg Vitamin D 400 IU 100% 5-15ug Vitamin E 30 IU 100% 15mg Thiamin (B1) 1.8mg 106% 1.1-1.2mg Riboflavin (B2) 1.7mg 85% 1.1-1.3mg Niacin 20mg 100% 14-16mg Vitamin B6 2.6mg 1.3-1.7mg Folic Acid 800ug 400ug DFE Vitamin B12 8ug 100% 2.4ug Calcium 200mg 15% 1000-1200mg Iron 28mg 156% Zinc 25mg 167% Biotin 0 30 ug Pantothenic Acid 0 5mg Choline 0 425-550mg Sodium 0 1500mg Potassium 0 4700mg Chloride 0 2300mg Phosphorus 0 700mg Magnesium 0 310-420mg Sulfur 0 None Specified Vitamin K 0 90-120ug
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Taking a multivitamin every day, Is a way for me to know that I am supplementing my diet with vitamins and minerals that I may forget to consume on a daily basis. My multivitamins cover a wide range of nutrients; however, it does not cover them all. Typically, on a daily basis, I miss out on a lot of nutrients. I’m a big fan of eating fruit, but I usually begin to run low on fruits and vegetables towards the end of the
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Unformatted text preview: week. My multivitamin ensures that I still receive those nutrients, even though I may not be able to consume them in my daily diet at times. Taking my multivitamin every day raises my intake of vitamins A, C, D, E, B1, B2, B6, B12, Niacin, Folic Acid, and Calcium to normal levels. I would, however, be concerned to take a supplement such as Vitamin K. I do normally consume an acceptable level of leafy greens, which contains vitamin K. Vitamin K consumed in high levels can cause anemia and brain damage. The deficiency symptoms of vitamin K are hemorrhage. Since I have never shown signs or symptoms of hemorrhage, I feel safe in assuming that I am not deficient in vitamin K, especially considering the amount of leafy greens I do consume on a regular basis....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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