The multivitamin that I reviewed was a one-a-day store brand, this is the vitamin that I am currently taking so I was curious to review it and see how it stacked up to what I should be getting daily. In reviewing the label on the bottle I did find out a few things that I was unaware of prior to completing this assignment. The first thing that I noticed was the lack of vitamin K in this multivitamin, containing only 10% of the recommended dosage. Another vitamin that contributed only 10% was biotin. The final vitamin that is lacking in this supplement is calcium. When I purchased this multivitamin I did pay special attention to this, and take a separate calcium supplement daily.
My current diet is very healthy, filled with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables (including dark leafy greens), lean cuts of red meat, fish, and poultry products. I feel that what my multivitamin lacks, I make up for through my diet. As I have mentioned, I am concerned with the amount of calcium in my diet. There is a history of osteoporosis in my family, so keeping my bones strong is very important to me. I do not get a lot of calcium in my diet from dairy products so I rely on my supplement and the greens, beans, and nuts to help me reach my daily recommended dosage.
I do not believe that there is any risk of developing vitamin toxicity with my diet and multivitamin combination. Consuming vitamins and minerals in extremely high levels can lead to things such as headaches, calcium deposits, rashes, and in severe (yet rare) cases, death. Monitoring my diet and keeping tabs on my multivitamin will ensure optimum health.