My reading has always suggested just a normal generic/store brand form of the "Centrum" vitamin was a good base. Then add whatever supplements you choose.
All supplements (even my favorite, flax oil) seem to appear at one point or another in studies showing them harmful.
I still take a daily D, some (anti-oxidant) E, and some (anti-oxidant) C.
We make our choices and take our chances....
I quit taking the multi-vitamin when I recently read that Folic Acid / Folate is risky for cancer patients as it increases the growth rate of cancer cells.
(Folate is still absolutely necessary for pre-pregnant and pregnant women!)
I eat a fairly good diet. Still, as I had a 6 gleeson, an organ-contained biopsy, and a .003 micro-PSA at 6 months post surgery, I am considering taking the multi again for all of those other trace elements. Probably only a couple of times a week, though.
Let us know what you decide on!
P.S. Swim, California was excellent! If you see a box of plumcots or peaches or nectarines with Family Tree Farms on the label, rest assured their care for their product is unsurpassed.
2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5 + Biopsy 23DEC06
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples. + Gleeson 3+3=6
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland. + Confined. :)
Pad Free @ 14 weeks. Six Month PSA <.003 :)
At 6 months, ED treated with Pump Exercises & 50mg Viagra Daily
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