Vitamin Supplement


Vitamin Supplement, Multivitamin, Vitamin

  • See Also
  • Precautions
  1. Healthy adults with varied diets are unlikely to benefit from Multivitamins
  2. Excessive Vitamin intake can result in toxicity or other adverse effects
    1. Vitamin D Toxicity
    2. Iron overload (Hemochromatosis)
    3. Excessive Beta Carotene
      1. Increased Lung Cancer risk in smokers
    4. Excessive Vitamin E
      1. Increased risk of Hemorrhagic Stroke or Prostate Cancer
  • Indications
  1. See Vitamin Deficiency for specific Vitamin indications
  2. See Bariatric Surgery for associated Vitamin Deficiencies
  3. Examples of specific Vitamins to consider for prevention in specific cohorts
    1. Vitamin D Supplementation (e.g. children, adults in northern climates)
    2. Calcium Supplementation (children, older adults)
    3. Folic Acid supplementation (women of child-bearing age)
  4. Examples of specific Vitamins to consider in underlying conditions or risks
    1. Vitamin B12 Supplementation (Metformin, Proton Pump Inhibitor, vegans and vegetarians)
  • References
  1. (2014) Presc Lett 21(5): 30