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Do One-a-Day Vitamins Help With Weight Loss?

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author image Chudney Smith
Chudney Smith began writing professionally in 2010. She is a certified lifestyle and weight management specialist, group-fitness instructor and personal trainer specializing in training novice exercisers. Smith has a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology and is currently studying for her Master's in Public Health.
Do One-a-Day Vitamins Help With Weight Loss?
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One-a-Day vitamins are not specifically formulated to help with a weight-loss program. However, according to the One-a-Day website, the vitamins can help ensure that you get the recommended amount of necessary vitamins and minerals. This can keep you healthy and energized, which in turn can provide support for your weight-loss program.

One-a-Day Product Variety

One-a-Day multivitamins are available in a variety of formulas that target specific genders and health issues. Women's formulas include Active Metabolism, Menopause, Prenatal, Active Mind and Body, original and 50 Plus Advantage. Men's formulas include Men's Health, Pro Edge and 50 Plus Advantage. Other versions include Cholesterol Plus, Energy, Essential, Maximum, VitaCraves and Teen Advantage for Him and Her.

One-a-Day Energy Support

One-a-Day formulas can provide energy for the kind of physical activity that supports weight loss. According to the ACE Fitness website, increased energy can help you perform better and in turn can help you burn more calories. In particular, One-a-Day Energy blend and Women's Active Mind and Body formulas provide a natural guarana caffeine blend and B-vitamins designed to convert food to fuel, providing energy and mental alertness.

One-a-Day Metabolism Support

One-a-Day Women's Active Metabolism is specially formulated to help energize and support your metabolism. According to the One-a-Day website, you should use the Active Metabolism formula in conjunction with healthy balanced diet and exercise program. According to One-a-Day, Active Metabolism does not contain harsh stimulants. Instead, it contains adequate vitamins and minerals, which are important elements of any weight-loss program.

Warning

The One-a-Day website says you should not take additional multivitamins while using their products. Take multivitamins with food in order to avoid stomach upset. It is also important to note that One-a-Day multivitamins are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a medical condition or are taking medication, you should talk to your doctor before taking One-a-Day vitamins.

Considerations

According to the KidsHealth website, if you consume a variety of healthy foods you might not need to take a multivitamin; consuming more vitamins and minerals than the recommended dietary allowance could do more harm than good. To be safe, KidsHealth recommends checking with your physician or a registered dietitian to determine if your diet is lacking certain nutrients.

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