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BoSox
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September 9th, 2021 at 6:21:52 AM permalink
Yesterday I was filling out an online pre-registration form for an upcoming 5 year "pain in the ass" Colonoscopy. When The form went to a vitamin supplements section. I happened to look at the small bottle of my ONE A DAY 50+ Advanced Multivitamin which the container said contained 110 quantities. Upon further inspection on the back in fine print, it stated serving size two per day and the container has 55 servings. So I have no idea the length of time that I have taken only 50% of the dosage. This seems very fraudulent advertising to me, as well as illegal. Any Opinions?
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September 9th, 2021 at 6:40:00 AM permalink
Quote: BoSox

Upon further inspection on the back in fine print, it stated serving size two per day and the container has 55 servings. So I have no idea the length of time that I have taken only 50% of the dosage. This seems very fraudulent advertising to me, as well as illegal. Any Opinions?

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    I doubt it's illegal.

    "One A Day" is the brand name for vitamins they produce, not the directions for use. I'm sure if pressed, they can cite their game show advertising where they pay the announcer to end every tout with "Use as directed."
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    September 9th, 2021 at 7:01:39 AM permalink
    I called the 800 # which they will reimburse the cost of that one bottle. The lesson that I learned is you cannot make assumptions.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 7:45:43 AM permalink
    I agree that “One A Day” is a brand name, not instructions. Nor false advertising. But I can see your point.

    That brand may have evolved out of the instructions, though. I mean, back in the day, when they sold single vitamins, one was all you needed. But their multivitamin might be the size of a horse pill if contained in one tablet.

    Side note: I just checked my own vitamins. CVS Spectravite multivitamin/multimineral. 200 tablets in the bottle. Serving size: 1 tablet. ~3/4” x ~3/8” around. Big, but not terrible.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 9:59:05 AM permalink
    You don't have to take the number of pills indicated anyway.

    For this Multivitamin, which is the one I am taking currently, I take just one pill a day, even though three are indicated. I figure it is enough and am not into megadoses.




    and for this one, again, just one a day, even though four are indicated.




    But for this one, I take two a day where one is indicated.



    I switch up brands for supplements all the time and sometimes end up with a true one a day vitamin pill, sometimes not. I have about thirty different bottles of vitamins and supplements and some days I will take something out of each bottle, and some days I'll take a pill out of just five bottles, or so. And on short travel trips, I bring maybe just a few bottles with me, and give my system a break.

    As long as you are eating solid, good nutritious food whatever vitamins and supplements you take are just additional insurance and who knows if you really need them or not. You certainly aren't going to suffer from missing some of what is in that multivitamin or supplement bottle on occasion.

    My personal belief is that if vitamins and supplements are going to be beneficial they will be only if taken long term, nothing much will happen to you one way or another over a short period of time.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 10:54:23 AM permalink
    Since the name of the product is "One a Day", I feel it's wrongfully deceptive.

    But you might think twice about having a colonoscopy.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 11:42:20 AM permalink
    Quote: MichaelBluejay

    Since the name of the product is "One a Day", I feel it's wrongfully deceptive.

    But you might think twice about having a colonoscopy.

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    Thank you for the warning but, it is just like another day of gaming theoretically.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 11:46:34 AM permalink
    Thanks Mdawg, I can see that you taking vitamins is quite a process.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 12:00:24 PM permalink
    A process of many pills.


    But as stated some days I take all, others days almost none. Just depends on how I feel or if I get around to it.

    And as stated, even if the bottle suggests taking more than one I generally take 1 only.
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    September 9th, 2021 at 12:17:46 PM permalink
    Good gravy!

    Can you post a picture of what I take daily for me? Just remove everything from that piece of furniture and take a picture of it.
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