Nutrition (Vitamin Review)

The vitamin that I chose to review is the Centrum chewable vitamins for adults. This is not my vitamin, but one that my co-worker had in her office.
According to daily recommendations for an adult, this vitamin does meet and exceed some daily vitamin intake. The intake information for this vitamin as well as the daily recommendations, are included at the end of the assignment.
I am unable to provide the results from because during the time that I consumed the food, it was only pretty much sushi. So the pyramid does not show the amounts of vitamins/minerals that were in it. The type of sushi that we have here is different than what the tracker showed.
I currently do not take a multivitamins at this time. I am pretty sure that I am consuming the vitamins and minerals that I need to in my diet. Although I am unsure of the amounts of each that I consume, I do not notice any health problems so I feel I am ok. I am just not one to take a vitamin everyday.
Taking a multivitamin everyday has many benefits, to include; enhanced energy levels, helping to maintain a healthy heart and bones, and improves immune system responses to illness.
When it comes to taking too many vitamins and becoming toxic, there are only a few that we need to worry about.
    • No more than 500 mg of phosphorous because we get plenty from our food.
    • No more than 200 mg of B-6 because higher doses may cause nerve damage.
    • No more than 15,000 IU of beta-carotene because higher levels may increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers.
    • No more than recommended amount of iron (see above) because higher levels may increase your risk of heart disease, cancer, and constipation.   (ASU, 2009)
    • Iron: if more than what is needed is accumulated in the body it can cause iron toxicity because very little iron is excreted from the body and any excess accumulates in the tissues and organs.
Taking supplemental vitamins do increase the daily total intake of vitamins and...