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    • myonlysunshine
    • By myonlysunshine 3rd Sep 16, 4:44 PM
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    Multi vitamin for teens
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    • 3rd Sep 16, 4:44 PM
    Multi vitamin for teens 3rd Sep 16 at 4:44 PM
    Just wondering if anyone could recommend a good multivitamin for a teenage boy, preferably one that deals with hormones 🙄😂! Hope this isn't classed as asking for medical advice btw, thanks in advance 😊
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    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 3rd Sep 16, 6:40 PM
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    If you eat a decent diet, he should get all the vitamins he needs from the food you're having.

    http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1122.aspx?categoryid=51
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    • myonlysunshine
    • By myonlysunshine 3rd Sep 16, 9:28 PM
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    If you eat a decent diet, he should get all the vitamins he needs from the food you're having.

    http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1122.aspx?categoryid=51
    Originally posted by SailorSam
    He has absorption issues so the doc advised getting a good multivitamin 😊
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    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 3rd Sep 16, 9:39 PM
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    Frome experience you have a better chance of them regularly being taken if you go for palatable orange flavoured chewy ones.

    This sort of thing but there is quite a choice

    https://www.bassettsvitamins.co.uk/bassetts-vitamins/multivitamins-orange-passion-flavour
    • Dill
    • By Dill 7th Sep 16, 8:48 PM
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    Lifeplan are a good make

    https://www.healthyuk.com/lifeplan-multivitamins-60-tablets

    You can also get liquid multivits, which are easier to take, but seem to be more expensive

    http://www.biocare.co.uk/default.aspx?GroupGuid=29&ProductGuid=25530&Langua geGuid=EN
    • robbyfine
    • By robbyfine 22nd Sep 16, 11:32 AM
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    Unfortunately, most teenagers don't eat all kinds of food that contain the recommended daily vitamins. My teenage son was prescribed Supradyn . Taking multivitamins may not seem to be an ideal way to get the minerals and vitamins, but it's much cheaper than buying many separate supplements.
    • DomRavioli
    • By DomRavioli 22nd Sep 16, 12:02 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:02 PM
    He has absorption issues so the doc advised getting a good multivitamin 😊
    Originally posted by myonlysunshine
    Not giving medical advice but if there is absorption issues, it may make zero difference how much they ingest - surely the GP should be getting to the bottom of WHY he has these issues. I suggest you go back to your GP to investigate it and don't take no for an answer as this may be nothing or something sinister.
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 22nd Sep 16, 3:43 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 3:43 PM
    Not giving medical advice but if there is absorption issues, it may make zero difference how much they ingest - surely the GP should be getting to the bottom of WHY he has these issues. I suggest you go back to your GP to investigate it and don't take no for an answer as this may be nothing or something sinister.
    Originally posted by DomRavioli


    I agree and ask for a referral, if the GP can't help.


    As a baby, my granddaughter had absorption problems and medics took the problem very seriously.
    • fireblade28
    • By fireblade28 22nd Sep 16, 6:53 PM
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    Just go for the ones that have the most vitamins and minerals and the most of them!
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