week 5 check point multivitamin

week 5 check point multivitamin - levels but toxicity is...

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CheckPoint: Multivitamin Review By: John Sherrow The multivitamin would meet the recommended daily intake for adults for vitamins and minerals because all of the recommended servings in the tables match the Centrum multivitamin/multimineral supplement that I have consumed as a daily part of my diet. Some of the benefits that I stand to receive by taking a multivitamin such as Centrum every day is for improving the daily functions of my body and improving my chances of living a healthier life. Different vitamins and minerals serves the body by providing the body with several mechanisms to fight off diseases and improve the bodily functioning. For instance, vitamin A is needed for our vision, vitamin K is needed for the blood clotting, and vitamin C is needed to synthesize connective tissues (Grosvenor and Smolin, 2006). Taking a multivitamin every day can raise my intake of a particular vitamin or mineral to the near-toxic
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Unformatted text preview: levels but toxicity is very rare and happens mostly if you are taking several vitamins in one day. However, the Dietary Reference Intakes known as DRIs have created a Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs) (Grosvenor and Smolin, 2006, p. 239) that provides information for vitamins that may put people at risk for toxicity. As aforementioned toxicity is not a common problem but if toxicity does occur it can cause many problems including nausea from niacin vitamins, numbness and nerve damages from B6 vitamins, and diarrhea from vitamin C. There are also other problems that toxicity can cause, but most multivitamins are very helpful for the body and do not pose as a serious threat to the human health. Reference Grosvenor, M. B., & Smolin, L. A. (2006). Nutrition: Everyday choices. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc....
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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