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Should I switch to the vitamins of my youth?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (18837points) November 23rd, 2015

When I was a kid my mom gave me Flintstones vitamins and I was happy. I now am finishing a one a day men’s gummies and they don’t do anything for me. What vitamin’s work for you? Is it OK to try new vitamins?

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JLeslie's avatar

I take Flintstones. If you’re a guy make sure you don’t buy the one with iron.

Seek's avatar

Ten million strong, and growing!

rojo's avatar

Try new vitamins? Sure, go for it and if Flintstones makes you happy use them. The MDR is the MDR and as long as you are getting them, that is all that matters.

Cruiser's avatar

I have never heard of vitamin supplements making you “happy”. In my experience a well balanced diet, plenty of water, exercise and sleep combined with a well stocked MP3 player will make you happiest.

marinelife's avatar

How do you know that your current vitamins are not working? What do you mean that “they don’t do anything for you?” One thing they probably don’t have that Flinstones vitamins do have is sugar. The first two ingredients in Flintstones are glucose syrup and sugar.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Vitamins aren’t going to make you happy. They’re nutritional supplements, not mood enhancers.

Cruiser's avatar

@Darth_Algar After seeing @marinelife ‘s answer though not a huge amount, the glucose syrup and sugar content could trigger a dopamine response in the brain.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Possibly, but considering the TC’s age, size and already high sugar intake I doubt the comparatively small amounts in kid’s vitamins are going to have much of an effect.

Seek's avatar

Some people, apparently, can experience depression symptoms as a result of low vitamin B12 levels.

It’s recent personal research.

JLeslie's avatar

Sugar in the pill? The pill is the size of a pill.

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