Originally Posted by Nikkahtropolis
I already take a multivitamin (One-a-day) and fish oil pills. Should I be taking iron pills or anything else?
My diet is above average, but it's nothing exceptional. I don't eat unhealthy foods, but I don't go out of my way to form a completely all-round perfect list of meals everyday to make sure I'm getting everything I need. Just wondering if any of you take specific vitamins and/or supplements daily.
If your diet is well rounded you do not.
Fish oil omega 3 has been shown to decrase cardiovascular risk over the long term, and it also acts as an anti-oxidant, so could have some beneficial effects that way. You need to take about 1000 mg/day for it to be effective and you need to take it forever, because its effects are gradual.
Iron overload isn't recommend, can lead to end organ damage secondary to reactive oxygen radical production. You probably get enough iron, esp if you eat meat.
Don't need to bulk up on vitamins unnecessarily you're probably fine