Examine the label of a jar of multivitamins—either one that you currently take or one that is sold in a store. Using Tables 8.2 and 8.3 in Ch. 8 (pp. 239–240, 262), and Tables 9.1 and 9.6 in Ch. 9 (pp. 288, 307–308), determine if the multivitamin would meet the recommended daily intake for adults for vitamins and minerals. Relate the vitamin and mineral amounts in the multivitamin to your diet. Address the following questions: • 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? The vitamin that I examined was the Bayer One-a-day Men’s Health Formula. This is a supplement designed to give men the necessary levels of vitamins on a daily basis. The purpose of one pill is to provide a quick and easy way to reach the recommended levels. If we look at the chart 8.2 from our reading we can compare the recommended levels to
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course SCIENCE sci241 taught by Professor Atkins during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.