Dietary supplements: Skip megadoses

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Avoid supplements that provide megadoses. In general, choose a multivitamin-mineral supplement that provides about 100 percent of the Daily Value (DV) of all the vitamins and minerals. Try to avoid those that, for example, have 500 percent of the DV for one vitamin and only 20 percent of the DV for another. And remember that supplements should complement, not replace, a healthy diet.

March 11, 2014 See more In-depth