Originally Posted by canary52
But as Vito said, it is helpful to look at the micronutrients and see what you are getting and what you are lacking.
If I recall correctly, you and I have discussed Magnesium before. It's a KEY nutrient for energy etc. And it's not present in "many" multivitamins:
Magnesium: Few multivitamin supplements contain more than 100 mg. Because magnesium is plentiful in foods, eating a varied diet that provides green vegetables and whole grains daily should provide the rest of the RDA for magnesium (310-420 mg/day).
this according to LINUS PAULING INSTITUTE RESEARCH REPORT.
What to Look for in a Multivitamin Supplement
So in effect, WW is ASSUMING that people are getting enough Magnesium in their diets IF indeed they at least recommend a multi to their clients. But does anyone know for SURE how much they are getting? No. Considering that low Magnesium is LINKED TO HEART ATTACKS, isn't it wise to know for sure? Yes!
In my opinion, this is a major flaw in WW.
Sorry about hijacking the thread, Rubystars, but this was extremely important information to get out.