Lowering Vitamin Supplement Intake?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-04-2009
Lowering Vitamin Supplement Intake?
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Fri, 09-03-2010 - 9:38pm
I am taking Women's ONE Multi, the Hair Skin and Nail tablets, Chlorella, and Fish oil for my hair/skin. I am taking the dosages stated on the bottle, my question is if I can and should decrease my dosages so that the pills will last longer (more months rather than the 1) or would it make it ineffective? I was told that many take the dosage stated on the bottle for 1 week to 1 month than decrease it to make it more of a maintenance thing. Would this still make it as effective if I started taking less of each per day but took it for longer?
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Registered: 08-16-2004
Sat, 09-04-2010 - 6:02pm
If you're shooting for improved skin and nails, then take whatever dose it takes to see the desired effect that you want. If you're still seeing a good effect while taking it every other day then that works for you. If you want long term benefits it would be easier just to add certain foods into your daily diet that will achieve the desired effect (protein, EFAs).