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What are the best multivitamins according to Dr. Oz?

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Dr. Oz recommends a multivitamin that includes 100 percent of the daily value for most vitamins and contains vitamins A, C, D, E and K, potassium, zinc and iodine. The multivitamin shouldn't have levels of vitamins that are too high, and it's best to split it in half and take half in the morning and half in the evening.

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Besides taking a multivitamin, Dr. Oz also recommends other vitamins that are important. He suggests taking 600 milligrams of calcium with 400 milligrams of magnesium each day. The calcium supplement should be taken at least one to two hours after the multivitamin so it does not prevent absorption of other vitamins. Magnesium helps prevent constipation that is sometimes caused by calcium.

Because most people don't get enough sun due to the use of sunscreen, Dr. Oz suggests taking 1,000 IUs of vitamin D, which helps prevent bone injury and helps the body absorb calcium. Many people do not eat enough fish to get the recommended amount of omega-3 Fatty Acids. Dr. Oz recommends taking 600 milligrams of DHA, the best form of omega-3s, which are important for heart, brain and joint health.

Women who are trying to get pregnant or who are pregnant should take a folic acid supplement of 400 to 800 micrograms, according to Dr. Oz.

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