Multi Vitamin Recommendation

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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 8/26/2007 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Friends,
I hope everyone here is doing well.  I'm trying to get my husband a really good multi vitamin and there are so many to choose from.  Does anyone here have any recommendations?  Thank you.
Best wishes to all of you.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/26/2007 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi A.,

I am struggling with the same question.  I have read that medical professionals want us to get most of our vitamins from the food we eat.  For example, I get my selenium from one Brazil nut per day.

I think a generic daily multivitamin is okay.  I have also read that some supplements may be beneficial for some of us that have prostate cancer and too many of some supplements can be bad for us (makes sense).

I have a little section on my web site (see below) for "Diet and Prostate Cancer" that includes information links on vitamin use.  Perhaps that'll be helpful.

All the best,


Age: 54
PSA: 4.3
Biopsy: T1c, 3+3=6, 2 pos. samples in one side of prostate
Da Vinci 31 Jul 2007: saved nerve bundle on side of non-cancerous side
Final pathology: Confined to prostate, T2a, 3+3=6
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   Posted 8/26/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Idaho.


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   Posted 8/26/2007 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I have read/heard that taking multivitamins can be bad for you. For now, I take vitamin D3 and C daily, E most days, and an occasional multivitamin.

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007)

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Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 8/27/2007 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   


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!

Your Friend,


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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