I don't really expect it to speed up weight loss, but if it does- I wont be complaining!
I don't know what in vitamins would cause a stomach ache- but I got one when I didn't eat anything with the vitamin yesterday. I took it right after eating today & no stomach ache!
I can't say I've experienced this but I've certainly known people who will get upset stomachs by eating prescription or non-prescription capsules.
If it bugs you, take them with food or switch to chewables. Although I'm far from 50, I take Centrum's Chewable Vitamins for Seniors.
I doubt highly that vitamins will significantly aid in actual weight loss but they may help you from accidentally depriving your body of certain nutrients.
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I take the CVS Women's Daily Multiple every other day (I'm scared to take them everyday incase I have too much of a vitamin or mineral, which can be just as bad for you as not having enough) in the morning. I usually just have an apple or a yogurt with them, but it never upsets my stomach.
It probably won't help you lose weight. If it does, it'll probably be really small and unnoticeable. But vitamins will definitely make you feel better, they're needed for a reason =)
The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.