For those who don’t know what a ‘bleg’ is, I will give you a quick definition. It is a verb (to bleg) that means using one’s blog to ask for assistance. Many times it is for money. In my particular case it is for information on vitamins in general, and a multi vitamin in particular. We seem to have a lot of scientists, a few doctors and a lot of all around smart people here, so I say why not use the resource.
I am a businessman and really don’t know much about chemistry, and don’t know anything at all about body chemistry. Here is where the bleg comes to our dear readers and contributors.
In the past year I have started to take my body places I never thought it would go as far as physical fitness is concerned. I bike, practice Muay Thai, run and do other things such as push-ups, sit-ups, etc.
I am a 38 year old male, and now weigh just under 180 lbs., 6′ 1″. I plan on going down to about 175 or so. My doctor says I am in the top one percent of his patients as far as my general health is concerned. “Healthy as a horse” as my parents are fond of saying.
A few months ago I decided to supplement my diet with a multi-vitamin. I had no reason to do this other than having general knowledge that vitamins are good for you. I am also under the impression that any extra vitamins that go into your body are simply purged.
This is the one I am taking. Every day when I pop one I am simply amazed that all of that stuff is crammed into that tiny pill. As you can see it has 100% or more of all kinds of things that I have no idea what they do for me. I suppose they are good, but I don’t think that multi vitamins have to go through FDA approvals. Not that the approval means anything either.
I guess I am trying to determine if it is worth it and if it is healthy to take this thing. I eat very healthy foods most of the time and exercise vigorously at least four times a week for an hour. I have not really noticed a difference in how I feel since I started taking the multi-vitamin several months ago. I hate doing things just because common knowledge says that it is good for you. Remember margarine? We are all supposed to be back to eating butter now.
I would greatly appreciate any input from folks who know what these things are all about and can tell me how they work – and if they work at all. Thank you!