Multivitamin Products. Multivitamin preparations available for insertion in the dietary supplement regimen include both water-soluble and fat soluble vitamins. The recommended daily allowance of most vitamins is one hundred and twenty milligrams. Table 5 lists the proportion of various standard adult multivitamin products in tablet form. It should be noted that these figures depend on a person’s age, sex, and level of physical activity.
Antioxidant Vitamins and Free Radicals. All multivitamin products are not formulated with the sole aim of providing you with the necessary vitamins and minerals to overcome the effects of aging. Most formulas contain added antioxidants, i.e. vitamin C, vitamin E, flavonoids, lycopene, ascorbic acid etc., and these substances tend to be reasonably effective in reducing the symptoms of many types of chronic degenerative diseases.
If a person may wish to take multivitamins for any other purpose, then there are specific components that he/she must consider. These include: the quantity of each of the nutrient elements to be included; the frequency of intake; and the timing of the addition. If a person may wish to reduce the risk of developing degenerative diseases, then it would be advisable to avoid products containing ethylene oxide, parabens, artificial fragrance, sulfates etc. If a person may wish to prevent or reduce symptoms of arthritis, then the multivitamins product with an active ingredient such as quercetin should be taken. The ingredients mentioned above are by themselves not toxic, but they should be taken under the guidance of a doctor.