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does high potency multivitamin-multimineral formula from A to zinc can do anything to improve skin quality and to cure acne..is it safe to consume this tablet daily..
 

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Hi, Iishu! Vitamins and minerals are indispensable for the health of your skin, so these tablets are a good alternative. But... these man-made solutions will most likely be processed vitamins and minerals, and in that case, they can produce some negative reactions on some people. Also, their effectiveness is lower than natural nutrients, because the digestive processes they suffer after being eaten will destroy a big part of their beneficial content. So, if you want a reliable source of vitamins and minerals, you should acquire them through the foods you eat; just improve your dietary habits, and your skin will notice the difference!
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I've always noticed when I eat well (i.e. lots of fruits and vegetables), my skin looks a ton better. So yes, vitamins probably do help! But I agree with kathleen, that food is the best way to get them.
 

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Real food is the best way to get vitamins - it is not just vitamins you are ingesting then but the whole item.

Vitamins are useful for survival situations, it is more of a military thing or if you are out hiking and rock climbing, where you need to ensure you have certain things to keep alive


Some of the best fruits for the skin are peaches and apricots, also associated with longevity. But, of course you will want to find out what suits you best, so a good idea is to just keep a track of what you eat and how you and your skin feels, then select accordingly and always have a good range.
 

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Unfortunately, I don't agree with that FireFleur. As a competitive bodybuilder, I can tell you that even when you eat well and eat enough, there are still micronutrients that are missing from a normal diet. This is where supplementation comes in.

It will be a very rare day where you'll eat 100% of the daily recommended amount of the over 60 different vitamins in my multivitamin supplement.
 

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I think FireFleur is totally right about trying to get your vitamins through food. Freddy's also right when he says it's unlikely to get all the vitamins and whatnot we need in one day from our meals. But that's not to say it's impossible, we just tend to eat under-nourishing foods! The best thing you can do for your skin's health and your overall health is to eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as possible. Try to eat all the colors of the rainbow to get the widest range of nutrients.
In terms of supplements, vitamin A is great for clearing up skin, as is Vitamin E, C, and B. Garlic supplements can also help because garlic cleans the blood.
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That's correct, but we should still keep in mind that multivitamins are for everyone, not just survival situations.
 

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The problem with progress is that it craets artificial alternatives for everything nartural. Vitamins do a great deal of good for your skin and makes sure its in the healthiest of forms. However, instead of taking Vitamin pills, try to much on Vitamin rich fruits and vegetables. Not only will they satiate the vitamin requirements of your body but it will also keep the skin hydrated. Add to it the benefits of a rich diet and you have everything working for you!

Good luck

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That's a good point, but what I'm saying is that they are definately useful. Sure it's good and all to promote healthy eating and such, but let's be realistic; when more than half of North America is obese, I doubt a large portion of people are eating their daily recommended doses of vitamins.

In other words, I say to the general population, how about we stop eating crap to begin with and move on from there.
 

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Unfortunately, I don't agree with that FireFleur. As a competitive bodybuilder, I can tell you that even when you eat well and eat enough, there are still micronutrients that are missing from a normal diet. This is where supplementation comes in.

It will be a very rare day where you'll eat 100% of the daily recommended amount of the over 60 different vitamins in my multivitamin supplement.
Can you please give name of a GOOD vitamin supplement?
 

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GNC's HSN vitamin supplement. HSN stands for Hair, Skin, and Nail. I don't know if you guys have GNC in Australia though, you may have to order it. To be completely honest though you could probably get away with almost anything these days.
 

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Everyone needs a multivitamin. Even those who eat amazing diets still will not get all the nutrients they need from just food. You need a vitamin as support.
 

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If, however, you cannot get a multivitamin, then I highly recommend eating brocoli. Brocoli is AMAZING!!!
 

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I take a multivitamin daily -- because I don't have 7 servings of vegetables and fruit every day, because I don't follow the Canadian healthy eating guide, because sometimes a slob and don't exercise. I also hate being outdoors in winter so Vitamin D is essential. I also take BioSil -- a supplement that's supposed to help "beautify skin, hair & nails. It's supposed to be good for bones & joints as well. I think this supplement has gone directly to my nails -- they are rock hard and grow too fast.
 

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I had a major hair catastrophe a couple years ago... my friend flat ironed my hair right out of my scalp! I took pre-natals for about 6 months... best multivitamin around...my hair grew back fast and my nails were pink and strong! Another friend of mine who is a general practitioner said this was actually perfectly safe for women in their 20's and 30's.
 
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