Our diets may not be enough.
Teens are notoriously lax when it comes to healthy food, but many Americans have nutritional gaps in their diets - even when they try to eat a healthy diet. Multivitamins can help fill those gaps.
Because it provides a strong nutritional foundation that also helps fill the gaps most often seen in teen diets.
Doctor's Choice Female Teens includes calcium and magnesium, to help support bone health* plus vitamin B6 which is involved in some of the hormonal processes of the menstrual cycle.* Rising estrogen levels in teenage girls changes the way their bodies handle vitamin B6, which increases their requirement for this nutrient.*
Additionally, vitamin A and C support skin health.* While iron is included as well - iron deficiency can be a problem for teenage girls - they lose iron every month during their menstrual cycles, and may not replenish enough through dietary sources alone.
† Based on 2000 calorie diet.
In order to obtain the optimal amount of vitamins, minerals, and herbs to be effective, they need to be in amounts that could not possibly fit into a single tablet or capsule in a size small enough to be swallowed. Many nutrients are only active in the body for a short period of time and need to be replenished every 6 to 8 hours. Our Doctor’s Choice™ multivitamins are designed to be taken at intervals during the day (3 times a day, just like meals). You can take fewer tablets than we recommend on the label, however, it if is difficult to take them throughout the day. Even at half the recommended dosage there is still significant nutritional support, especially when compared to many popular "just one tablet a day" formulas.
Why do I get an upset stomach when I take my Doctor’s Choice™ multivitamins? It seems to happen most often when I take them on an empty stomach.
If none of these help, stop taking the Doctor’s Choice™ Multivitamins for a few days to rule out underlying problems. Your nausea may have coincidentally occurred when you started taking the vitamins but may actually be unrelated. Contact your doctor or other healthcare practitioner if your nausea is still present.
We strive to use natural raw materials whenever possible. However, due to the limited availability of some of these nutrients, additional processing is sometimes needed to provide adequate raw materials for manufacturing and production. It would also be cost prohibitive for consumers to buy products containing only raw materials derived from a natural source. For example, the manufacturing of vitamin B begins with natural fermentation. Because B vitamins are only available in small quantities in nature, additional processing is needed to provide adequate amounts for manufacturing and production. Therefore, our Doctor’s Choice™ Multivitamins along with the rest of our nutritional supplements reflect the balance between providing high quality vitamins and keeping the price affordable.