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Tue Jun 11 19:02:55 EDT 2013

Can I take Multivitamin called Centrum for women? I am Type 1.
Asked By: taniadegian  

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I just discovered the non medicinal ingredients this product contains.
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2013-06-10 19:28:15.0


Many dietitians might say you can get all the nutrition needed from a balanced diet. Do you regularly eat 5-9 servings vegetables and fruits daily? Or, eat 6 servings grains (preferably whole grains) and 2-3 servings of calcium-rich foods? Perhaps on the days your food intake is less well-balanced, a supplement might help fill the gap.

First, consider talking with a registered dietitian who can evaluate your nutritional status and help you establish an individualized meal and exercise plan. You may discover that a multi-vitamin-mineral supplement may not be necessary. Or, you may need to make minor changes in your food intake to obtain key nutrients.

Every supplement contains ingredients, such as binders and fillers, that help companies manufacture consistent products. Some people may be sensitive to one or more ingredients in a supplement.

Always before changing or adding supplements (over-the-counter or prescription), talk with your diabetes care team.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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