I have stopped taking my multivitamin.
For the most part I have tried to take one daily over the years. I’ve tried taking one with food, without food, in the morning, at night. Most of the time I get sick to my stomach. I’ve never thrown up from the multivitamin but I would get that nauseous feeling, stop dead in my tracks and plead for it to pass.
I don’t know why it took me so long to get fed up with this uncomfortable feeling but one day recently I went on Google and typed in “vitamin making me sick.” Within seconds I had found an answer. It’s the iron in the pill. It was too much for my system and making my stomach upset.
I didn’t want to stop with Dr. Google so I asked my family doctor recently and she immediate said, “If it’s making you feel sick, don’t take it.” Because I have a well-balanced diet and regularly eat fruits and vegetables, she said I should be fine without taking a multivitamin. Whew!
So I tossed these last night. I also realized they expired in January 2012 (whoops)! Cleveland folks will also notice that I bought these before we moved because there are no Kroger stores in Cleveland. Instead I am going to say hello to these two.
I had my blood tested this month and I was in the ‘insufficient range’ for Vitamin D. It’s Cleveland. It’s January. No shocker, my doctor said. So she did recommend I take Nature Made Vitamin D daily at least in the winter.
In addition I bought some fish oil. I’ve long read the touted health benefits of Omega-3, but I couldn’t stomach the massive liquid filled pills. I found this new product, Nature Made Adult Fish Oil Gummies, and decided to give it a try.
Do you take a multivitamin? Why or why not?