For about ten years now I’ve been taking a multivitamin pill each day — you know, the “Centrum Silver” type for Ye Olde Phartes — but I have to tell you all, I’m not convinced that it does anything.
Reason I’m pondering the topic now is because I just read somewhere that taking fish oil pills (for Omega-3 reasons) is a complete waste of time — the only way fish oil seems to do any good is if you get it from actual fish, which I eat about once a week anyway.
So I ask myself: what about the multivitamin pill? Is it too a waste of money? The consensus around seem to be that at best, it doesn’t do you any harm — but that doesn’t seem to be enough reason to swallow the stuff every day. Or is there any real value to it? (I should point out that I eat a fairly balanced diet, and I’m not sure that I need any more.)
Serious / informed answers only in Comments, please.