Melbourne: Popping a daily multivitamin pill could be a waste of time and money, a consumer watchdog has claimed.An investigation by the watchdog found that healthy individuals who already eat a balanced diet but also take multivitamins could be spending money unnecessarily.Although there at times there are clinical evidence to support taking a supplement, the doses can often be way below levels required to have a significant impact, the organisation said.“If you have a healthy diet and you’re not a person with specific nutritional requirements, there’s a good chance you’re wasting your money,” a newspaper quoted Choice spokeswoman Ingrid Just as saying.“At 20 to 70 cents per day for multivitamin products we priced, the ‘worried well’ can spend several hundred dollars a year simply by taking a daily pill.
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