So what I am advocating here is that you get the nutrients that will make difference in your life and are missing because of the life style brought about by living in a civilization. Processed food, living away from the equator, over weight and taking multivitamins.
Multivitamins are definitely a problem. They contain vitamin A in a dosage that will put you "over the top" in requirements for that essential vitamins. Looking on the vitamin D website for recommendation, I found that you should never " Never" take 2500 iu of vitamin A a day and preferably a lot less. Check you multi right now. 95% of them exceed that amount. Strangely vitamin A is a much more toxic vitamin than D as it is fat soluble and it blocks the effectiveness of vitamin D. These are fat soluble vitamins so they get stored in the body and water soluble vitamins are not and they need to be refreshed every day. (The latest thinking on vitamin D is that the requirement for vitamin D is about 5,000 a day. Your blood level is the only way to know where you are in that regard. That assumes you are of a normal weight and adult. By the way you should be taking a magnesium supplement as explained in other blogs. It should not be magnesium oxide. It does not work!
So bottom line. A multivit will block vitamin D and increase Cancer, heart disease because of this and the list goes on and on. Why doesn't your health providers know this? Why don't you ask him or her.
I love experts as I can always find one that agrees with me. I pick the experts that read and have studied this subject extensively. How about you?
So how could a multivitamin be made a very healthy thing and change the cost of medical care in the USA? Simple.....switch the amounts of vitamin A and D dosage in the multivitamin. Any manufacture who did that would be doing a service for mankind and reduce the cost of health care in this country. Oh, BTW I would feel fine if they forgot the vitamin A. I do eat my carrots though!