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      04-15-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Multivitamins make you tired?

I've recently started taking GNC Mega Men Sport, and noticed a significant drop in energy level. I get sleepy and tired, and by the time I return home from work I don't have the energy to work out. My goal was to have an exact opposite: enough energy to carry me through the day.

I've been taking Animal Pak before, but had to stop because I grew intolerant to swallowing 11 horse-sized pills.

Internet has mixed views on whether healthy individuals (like myself) should take any vitamins at all. Some say that if your blood tests return adequate vitamin levels, all that extra stuff from multivitamins will go to waste. My diet is quite healthy.

I've also been advised to take those vitamins at night, which I'm going to try.

Besides that, I take fish oil daily to maintain healthy eyes, heart, joints, and brain function.

What do you think? What do you take?
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      04-15-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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Interesting, maybe exchange out the one you have for the multivitamin with energy and metabolism support.
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      04-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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Multivitamin should not make you tired. Taking at night is fine but I suspect something else going on. I take a multivitamin, daily aspirin low dose and fish oil. I used to have a much more complicated regimen but as you stated if you have normal levels from adequate diet extra isn't going to help.
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      04-15-2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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Funny you mentioned that. I take an Omega Red and Mens Health vitamin daily. I hadn't taken a daily vitamin in a couple years and just started recently. And I too have been feeling really tired. I don't feel tired right away, but usually after lunch I have a hard time keeping my eyes open. I think I am gonna stop taking them for a week and see if my afternoon energy comes back.
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Funny you mentioned that. I take an Omega Red and Mens Health vitamin daily. I hadn't taken a daily vitamin in a couple years and just started recently. And I too have been feeling really tired. I don't feel tired right away, but usually after lunch I have a hard time keeping my eyes open. I think I am gonna stop taking them for a week and see if my afternoon energy comes back.
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I've recently started taking GNC Mega Men Sport, and noticed a significant drop in energy level. I get sleepy and tired, and by the time I return home from work I don't have the energy to work out. My goal was to have an exact opposite: enough energy to carry me through the day.

I've been taking Animal Pak before, but had to stop because I grew intolerant to swallowing 11 horse-sized pills.

Internet has mixed views on whether healthy individuals (like myself) should take any vitamins at all. Some say that if your blood tests return adequate vitamin levels, all that extra stuff from multivitamins will go to waste. My diet is quite healthy.

I've also been advised to take those vitamins at night, which I'm going to try.

Besides that, I take fish oil daily to maintain healthy eyes, heart, joints, and brain function.

What do you think? What do you take?
I have been using OptiMen and Omega 3 on and off. Its been almost 3 weeks since last time i started and lately i feel tired too...

I dont really tide tiredness to the vitamins but to the weather/season changes...

This time around the year, most people get effected from these changes, myself too
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I've recently started taking GNC Mega Men Sport, and noticed a significant drop in energy level. I get sleepy and tired, and by the time I return home from work I don't have the energy to work out. My goal was to have an exact opposite: enough energy to carry me through the day.

I've been taking Animal Pak before, but had to stop because I grew intolerant to swallowing 11 horse-sized pills.

Internet has mixed views on whether healthy individuals (like myself) should take any vitamins at all. Some say that if your blood tests return adequate vitamin levels, all that extra stuff from multivitamins will go to waste. My diet is quite healthy.

I've also been advised to take those vitamins at night, which I'm going to try.

Besides that, I take fish oil daily to maintain healthy eyes, heart, joints, and brain function.

What do you think? What do you take?
Definitely shouldn't be making you tired. Vitamins are a fickle beast. Some will make you extremely anxious along with a number of side effects. Some take repetition before your body gets used to them.

I take Total Balance Xtend Life for Men....I don't think I've gotten sick since I started taking it, and I only take half the recommended daily dose.

http://www.xtend-life.com/product/To...ance_Mens.aspx
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      04-15-2013, 03:54 PM   #7
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Multivitamins are at best, not necessary and at worst, detrimental to health. Simply consume a diet consisting of whole and minimally processed foods that are micro-nutrient dense and you should be fine.

There are many studies which actually support the theory that multi vitamins increase all cause mortality.

For those that like to read, there was a long discussion on the topic, replete with sources here: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=135381541
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Unless your diet is near perfect, you're sure to be missing something that a vitamin or different supplement can handle. Multivitamins are usually not detrimental to your health, unless you have some sort of pre-existing condition. If you do have a very good diet, the worst thing you're getting is expensive urine because your body will excrete the excess.

But tell me, do you know if you're getting enough potassium every day? Do you know what the recommended dosage of it is? Maybe you do, but a lot of people don't, and that's the same with other vitamins and minerals that the body needs. The majority of people don't even know what the recommended levels are, let alone how much they consume each day in foods alone. If you do, then I'd say you're about 90% of the way there, and if you manage to eat the right foods to meet those dosages then don't bother with a multivitamin.

I know my diet is not perfect 100% of the time, so I take a multivitamin. It does not make me tired though... Getting up at 5:30 and running 5 miles or doing a P90X workout probably takes its toll later in the day though for me, but I doubt it has anything to do with my vitamins. I do notice that if I skip a couple of days of my vitamins, I feel worse.
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Yes, yes. The gnc one puts me to sleep.
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I use ON opti men multi, but I think I'm gonna switch over to orange triad. Heard some good stuff about it
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hello everybody here
ya all artificial medicine are effected to the human body so that multivitamins also make one's body sleepy,tired.with the passage of time it will change in stress which cause so many other diseases and effect many parts of our body.
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hello everybody here
ya all artificial medicine are effected to the human body so that multivitamins also make one's body sleepy,tired.with the passage of time it will change in stress which cause so many other diseases and effect many parts of our body.
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Multivitamins are at best, not necessary and at worst, detrimental to health. Simply consume a diet consisting of whole and minimally processed foods that are micro-nutrient dense and you should be fine.

There are many studies which actually support the theory that multi vitamins increase all cause mortality.

For those that like to read, there was a long discussion on the topic, replete with sources here: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=135381541

Yeah, great info from what seemed like a really credible, unbiased user:

"VitaminVendetta"
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He was banned due to opening up multiple accounts, not because of the information presented within the thread...
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I didn't comment as to WHY he was banned... i was more pointing out his name and wondering about his motives. Clearly he had a bone to pick with Vitamin companies...
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It was more for dramatic effect. Were there particular points made that you disagree with? As I mentioned, there were numerous clinical studies cited within that thread by more than just VV.
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