Boots Multivitamins with Iron (30 Tablets) - 3 for 2 offer @ 2.09 each (free C&C)
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Boots Multivitamins with Iron (30 Tablets) - 3 for 2 offer @ 2.09 each (free C&C)

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Found 11th Aug
Came across this deals 3 for 2 offer - 3 bottles cost £4.18 that's 90 tables.

If you are buying 90 tablets bottle it costs £4.99
boots.com/boo…991

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Unless you have a deficiency you don't need supplements. If you do have diagnosed deficiencies the trace amounts in products like this won't be enough. Doctors will prescribe you an appropriate medicine if necessary
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mdekq00715 m ago

Unless you have a deficiency you don't need supplements. If you do have …Unless you have a deficiency you don't need supplements. If you do have diagnosed deficiencies the trace amounts in products like this won't be enough. Doctors will prescribe you an appropriate medicine if necessary


Not necessarily, I am anaemic and was told to buy my own iron supplements as opposed to getting them on prescription free of charge due to my medical exemption certificate.

It's down to where you live and the guidelines doctors are given when prescribing
mdekq00717 m ago

Unless you have a deficiency you don't need supplements. If you do have …Unless you have a deficiency you don't need supplements. If you do have diagnosed deficiencies the trace amounts in products like this won't be enough. Doctors will prescribe you an appropriate medicine if necessary


Are you a doctor?
geojo22 m ago

Not necessarily, I am anaemic and was told to buy my own iron supplements …Not necessarily, I am anaemic and was told to buy my own iron supplements as opposed to getting them on prescription free of charge due to my medical exemption certificate.It's down to where you live and the guidelines doctors are given when prescribing


ferrous sulfate 200mg tablets contains 65mg of elemental iron and you can buy them over the counter in a pharmacy. These tablets contain 14mg of iron which isn't a therapeutic dose. Midwives are always plugging spatone sachets which contain even less iron than these supplements. They cost more than a tenner for 30. Its likely due to drug reps visiting them
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itchyone14 m ago

Are you a doctor?


No but I advise them what to prescribe
mdekq0076 h, 10 m ago

Unless you have a deficiency you don't need supplements. If you do have …Unless you have a deficiency you don't need supplements. If you do have diagnosed deficiencies the trace amounts in products like this won't be enough. Doctors will prescribe you an appropriate medicine if necessary



Yawn!!
Boots 3 for 2 on vitamins is nothing new, I have been buying mine from them for years and they have always been 3 for 2, when I asked the sales assistant about 5 years ago if it would ever stop, she said I doubt it as they have been on offer for over 10 years!
mdekq0077 h, 7 m ago

Unless you have a deficiency you don't need supplements. If you do have …Unless you have a deficiency you don't need supplements. If you do have diagnosed deficiencies the trace amounts in products like this won't be enough. Doctors will prescribe you an appropriate medicine if necessary


My doctor told me that I needed cranberry tablets and glucosamine and to buy them at Boots !
mdekq00733 m ago

ferrous sulfate 200mg tablets contains 65mg of elemental iron and you can …ferrous sulfate 200mg tablets contains 65mg of elemental iron and you can buy them over the counter in a pharmacy. These tablets contain 14mg of iron which isn't a therapeutic dose. Midwives are always plugging spatone sachets which contain even less iron than these supplements. They cost more than a tenner for 30. Its likely due to drug reps visiting them


Who on this earth needs 200mg of iron daily? 14mg sounds like the daily requirement for most adults.
mdekq0077 h, 50 m ago

No but I advise them what to prescribe


When I go see a GP they prescribe when necessary using their advanced medical knowledge combined with the needs of the patient after a consultation in person.

You're trying to dish out medical advice to strangers on the Internet without knowing anything about them. This explains why you're not a doctor..

itchyone53 m ago

When I go see a GP they prescribe when necessary using their advanced …When I go see a GP they prescribe when necessary using their advanced medical knowledge combined with the needs of the patient after a consultation in person. You're trying to dish out medical advice to strangers on the Internet without knowing anything about them. This explains why you're not a doctor..

I'm saying supplements are a waste of money. This isn't medical advice. Supplements aren't medicines, they're classed as food products
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matteltoy8 h, 55 m ago

Who on this earth needs 200mg of iron daily? 14mg sounds like the daily …Who on this earth needs 200mg of iron daily? 14mg sounds like the daily requirement for most adults.



It's not 200mg of iron, it's 65mg of iron.
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mdekq007 is mostly wrong.

For a lot of people supplements are a waste but for others they can greatly improve health and quality of life.

Saying they are food and not medicine is idiotic. What do you think it is that keeps the human body healthy? The body can only work with what you give it, e.g food. The nutrients in food (along with the oxygen we breathe and the water we drink) is what powers the thousands of reactions continuously occurring inside our bodies.

It's most often the food people eat (or indeed the food they don't) which makes people ill.

Anybody interested in this should research orthomolecular medicine.

Some examples of nutrients treating health conditions:

Tryptophan (An amino acid which gets converted to 5-HTP, the precursor to Serotonin) for insomnia and depression
Tyrosine (An amino acid which is the precursor to Dopamine & Norepinephrine) for lack of energy
Niacin for anxiety, OCD and cholesterol
Magnesium for stress, anxiety and sleep issues
Calcium for osteoporosis
Omega 3 for cholesterol, mental health issues
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My comment wouldn't publish for me to edit. Yes 65mg still sounds more than anyone needs in one day.
mdekq0072 h, 57 m ago

I'm saying supplements are a waste of money. This isn't medical advice. …I'm saying supplements are a waste of money. This isn't medical advice. Supplements aren't medicines, they're classed as food products


Yes. Which brings us full circle to where you were dishing out medical/health advice over the Internet to strangers without knowing anything about them or their needs. You said people shouldn't buy them unless they have a deficiency, then to go see their doctor who will prescribe a medicine.

They're a waste of money, that is your personal opinion which you are entitled to. To others, they can be of benefit. Particularly I'd imagine to people who work long hours, commute many hours daily and have family and children to support which can leave very little time for themselves to have a healthy balanced diet and get all the vitamins and minerals their body needs. These are a supplement nothing more, as clearly stated on the packaging.

Others (as you've already seen on this thread) have been advised by their GP to take supplements over the counter.
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mdekq007 is mostly wrong.For a lot of people supplements are a waste but …mdekq007 is mostly wrong.For a lot of people supplements are a waste but for others they can greatly improve health and quality of life. Saying they are food and not medicine is idiotic. What do you think it is that keeps the human body healthy? The body can only work with what you give it, e.g food. The nutrients in food (along with the oxygen we breathe and the water we drink) is what powers the thousands of reactions continuously occurring inside our bodies. It's most often the food people eat (or indeed the food they don't) which makes people ill. Anybody interested in this should research orthomolecular medicine. Some examples of nutrients treating health conditions:Tryptophan (An amino acid which gets converted to 5-HTP, the precursor to Serotonin) for insomnia and depressionTyrosine (An amino acid which is the precursor to Dopamine & Norepinephrine) for lack of energy Niacin for anxiety, OCD and cholesterolMagnesium for stress, anxiety and sleep issuesCalcium for osteoporosisOmega 3 for cholesterol, mental health issues

The food standards agency regulate supplements.
food.gov.uk/business-guidance/food-supplements
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mdekq00721 m ago

The food standards agency regulate …The food standards agency regulate supplements.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/food-supplements


I'm not disagreeing with you there.
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matteltoy2 h, 39 m ago

My comment wouldn't publish for me to edit. Yes 65mg still sounds more …My comment wouldn't publish for me to edit. Yes 65mg still sounds more than anyone needs in one day.


When you are deficient, taking the RDA of a nutrient will still leave you deficient. You need bigger "loading" doses to restore levels, then you can start taking the RDA again (unless it is identified you require more).
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mdekq007 is mostly wrong.For a lot of people supplements are a waste but …mdekq007 is mostly wrong.For a lot of people supplements are a waste but for others they can greatly improve health and quality of life. Saying they are food and not medicine is idiotic. What do you think it is that keeps the human body healthy? The body can only work with what you give it, e.g food. The nutrients in food (along with the oxygen we breathe and the water we drink) is what powers the thousands of reactions continuously occurring inside our bodies. It's most often the food people eat (or indeed the food they don't) which makes people ill. Anybody interested in this should research orthomolecular medicine. Some examples of nutrients treating health conditions:Tryptophan (An amino acid which gets converted to 5-HTP, the precursor to Serotonin) for insomnia and depressionTyrosine (An amino acid which is the precursor to Dopamine & Norepinephrine) for lack of energy Niacin for anxiety, OCD and cholesterolMagnesium for stress, anxiety and sleep issuesCalcium for osteoporosisOmega 3 for cholesterol, mental health issues


In addition to the above, I decided why not provide some evidence. I am way past the "stigma" of mental health issues.

Around 10 years ago I developed a particularly bad and atypical presentation of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) which did not respond to medication.

First line treatment for OCD is SSRI anti-depressants. I gave every single one a good try with at best very mild improvement and at worst, no improvement at all but terrible side effects.

Doctors would not give me tricyclic (an older kind of) anti-depressants and basically told me there is no further help.

5-6 years later, I discovered that massive (relatively to the daily requirement) doses of niacinamide knocks it dead in it's tracks. I discovered this as the result of a documentary about orthomolecular medicine.

My GP knows that I take it and why. This is important because there have been very rare cases of liver damage from very high doses of niacin.

For anybody who doubts, reduction of the dose of niacinamide results in a return of symptoms quite quickly.
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deleted4437722 h, 56 m ago

I'm not disagreeing with you there.


Well it'd be idiotic to call them medicines then otherwise they'd be regulated by the MHRA
gov.uk/government/organisations/medicines-and-healthcare-products-regulatory-agency
I stated "classed as a food product". This would be their legal definition and its why they can be advertised suggesting bold claims without any scientific evidence. OPs post isn't bad for this. I didn't say they were food
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