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Multivitamins that won't make me nauseous


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Any suggestions anybody? Anyone else have this problem?

I've tried several brands, including one-a-day, whole foods, and random store brands, all of them make me extremely nauseous about half an hour to an hour after taking them, with food or without. I haven't taken any for several months now, and my diet is pretty healthy, but I'd like to have a bit of a backup, since I'm rather busy and don't always get all the healthy food in that I'd like to.

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If you're not elderly, sick or pregnant then you don't need a multivitamin.   Your body is very adept at extracting what it needs from your diet - even if it isn't 'ideal'.   Rather than subjecting yourself to pills that make you sick simply give your balanced diet a higher priority over the other things in your busy life.   Be better organised and more prepared where food is concerned.   Get your 5-a-day fruit and vegetables and a good selection of everything else and you really don't need supplements.

Multi vitamins make me increadibly nauseus as well.  I've solved that problem with children's chewable vitamins.  It's a lower dose of fewer things, but assuming that you're relatively healthy and pay attention to your diet, that's probably a better thing anyway.  Pay attention to what you need to supplement - ex: folic acid, B vitamins - whatever specific to you. 

As I understand it, it's the iron in multivitamins that makes people nauseous. I take a children's gummi multivitamin if I check my vitamin levels on here at the end of the day and I'm low on something, but that rarely happens.

This used to happen to me as well!

My mom suggested that I use on with ginseng so I tried it..waiting for it to make me feel nauseaous as  usual but it didn't. So that's my recommendation, I'm not sure if it's just me or in general but look for a Mulitvitamin with Ginseng and see if that works.

Hope it helps.

Had the same issue.  But I did as the above posters mentioned and went to childrens chewable vitamins and I love them! 

Thanks for the suggestions guys!

If I take a multi-vitamin without eating first, I get so sick to my stomach!  So, even though I only take a multi-vitamin a couple times a week, I always eat AT LEAST a few bites first and then take the vitamin.  Usually, I take it at the end of my morning meal anyway.  I have even tried taking the vitamin and eating within 15 minutes (I'm always in a hurry in the morning and often eat on the road) and it still made me sick!

Hope this helps!  OH!  Almost forgot...most vitamin "directions" suggest taking with a meal anyway!  :)

I've been taking One A Day Women's 50+ vitamins, and they make me extremely nauseated and queasy (and sometimes a little bit dizzy or lightheaded).  I've tried taking them in the middle of a meal (when I've already had food in my stomach), and immediately after eating, and neither way seems to make a difference.

The One A Day Women's 50+ do not have any iron in them, but they still make me sick to my stomach.  I am throwing out the bottle today!

That being said, can anyone recommend a good multivitamin for women 50 and over (that does not contain any iron) that does not cause the nausea?

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