Hi, I've looked into getting some supplements as my ferritin, B12, folate and Vitamin D are low and because I'm a fussy eater, have gone gluten-free and have trouble swallowing due to my neck swelling I suspect I could be deficient in other minerals and vitamins. My GP will not test for anything other than folate, B12, Vitamin D or ferritin as anything else is "not routine". So I thought I would look into supplementing myself to see if it would help me feel better. Unfortunately I went to one shop and they did not stock a Vitamin B complex so I had to go for the nearest thing and get a multivitamin that had enough B Vitamins in it. I have put the content and % RDA of each supplement as below.
I'm comfortable knowing that whatever I take now will hopefully not affect/skew the thyroid blood test that is coming up in 2 weeks but would I be overdosing on anything if I take these supplements? Does anyone have any experience with the supplements I have?
Am I likely to overdose on any of these without my GP checking the other mineral and vitamin levels or would I be better off seeking a second opinion or a GP that will be happy to check my nutritional status? Thanks
Floradix - liquid iron. 2x 10ml dose per day. Vitamin C (20mg) RDA: 25%, Thiamin RDA: 156%, Riboflavin RDA: 123%, Vitamin B6 RDA: 123%, Vitamin B12 RDA: 69%, Iron RDA: 137% (from Holland & Barrett)
Sublingual B12 (methylcobalmin) - 1000mcg. 1 per day. Vitamin B12 RDA: 16,666% (from Amazon)
Redoxan Immune Support - effervescent tablet. 1 per day. Vitamin C (1000mg) RDA: 1250%, Vitamin A RDA: 87.5%, Vitamin D RDA: 200%, Vitamin E RDA: 375%, Vitamin B6 RDA: 464%, Vitamin B12 RDA: 384%, Folic acid (pteroylmonoglutamic acid) RDA: 200%, Zinc RDA: 100%, Iron RDA: 36%, Copper RDA: 90%, Selenium RDA: 200% (from Boots)
Bassett's Daily Energiser - pastille. 1 per day. Vitamin 2 RDA: 100%, Vitamin B5 RDA: 100%, Vitamin B6 RDA: 100%, Vitamin B12 RDA: 100%, Vitamin C (80mg) RDA: 100% Vitamin E RDA: 100% (from Boots)
(I have another multivitamin that contains Omega-3 but I might not take this because it contains the same as the Bassett's Daily Energiser.)