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Is this overkill?

I'm taking a cheap brand 1 a day prenatal (spring valley) w/breakfast and Geritol complete multivitamin w/dinner everyday. Just trying to give me body an extra boost! I was wondering if anyone out there knows if this is just too much of a good thing?

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Asked by hopeful-mamah at 12:06 PM on Nov. 24, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • One vitamin per day is more than enough. You won't absorb the extra vitamins, your body gets rid of them through your waste.

    Answer by ballewal at 12:07 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • yep. Extra vitamins won't do anything but make your pee smell. trust me, I know.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 12:08 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • So which one do you recommend I stick with?

    Comment by hopeful-mamah (original poster) at 12:09 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Or turn it green. But keep with the healthy diet and take the one vitamin at the beginning of the day so you get more from from it. Good luck!

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 12:10 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Oh, but if you don't get a lot of omegas in your normal diet - fish, nuts, etc - then take a fish oil/omega supplement. I know several people (including myself) whom it has helped to get pregnant and sustain that pregnancy.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 12:10 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • It may not be overkill.... but it may very well be overdose.

    There are a number of trace minerals and fat soluble vitamins that are easily overdosed, and those have a variety of short and longterm health effects. Overdosing on iron damages brain and kidneys, overdosing on vitamin A damages liver... copper is toxic in anything but the very tiny trace amounts we need, overdosing vitamin C depletes B vitamins.

    Answer by LindaClement at 12:10 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Stick with the prenatal because most normal multis don't have an adequate amount of folic acid.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 12:11 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • if you are ttc the prenatal will be better.

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 1:19 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Stick to prenatal vitamins...

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 6:01 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • yeah i would just go with the prenatal cause that alone is enough for your body even without a baby inside...

    Answer by Lynnsae at 12:40 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

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