not enough in multivitamin?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Noskill, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Noskill

    Noskill Created Monkey

    Jul 24, 2003
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    In Schrödinger's box
    Why are people here taking zinc, magnesium, vitamin C AND multivitamins?
    I got one bottle of a cheap multi and it has all those. Do we, athletes, need more than what is included in a regular multivitamin? If yes, why not pick a type of multivitamin with higher concentrations of vitamins/minerals?
  2. supersudo

    supersudo Purple Belt

    May 27, 2004
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    San Diego
    bcuz usually multi's put in low-quality ingredients that aren't absorbed by the body.. they put it in there so they can list it on the label..

    some examples are magnesium OXIDE.. that shit just gives u the runs if u take a lot of it.. magnesium aspartate or some chelated magnesium is better absorbed

    and zinc monomethionine (opti-zinc) is the best form of zinc..

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