Troubleshooting GNC Multi Vitamins Sport (for Men)

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  1. carbonmotion macrumors 6502a

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    I recently got back from a six month long business trip abroad and started working out again. I've been trying to make my workouts more healthy and efficiently and have switched from one a day vitamins to GNC Multi Vitamins Sport (for Men), which from what I've read is suppose to be more effective when used with the GNC protein shakes. I find that taking the vitamins turns my urine in to a more greenish color... It's a very popular brand of vitamin, I was wondering if anyone else experienced this? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    And would admit it? :p:D
     
  3. carbonmotion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ehy man, just making sure my liver's gonna shut down in five years from this shiet or anything, ya know?
     
  4. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    When I was taking the regular Mega Men from GNC mine was very yellow. I don't know about green, but I guess it depends what in the vitamins.
     
  5. question fear macrumors 68020

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    I am a woman and don't take that brand, but I do notice my pee turns yellow-er after a few days of taking my multis...

    If you are concerned, I'd stop taking them for a few days and see if your pee turns back to a normal color. Then, when you start taking them again, hydrate really well so you are peeing almost clear. If your pee is still green then something weird is going on (if you pee clear you've peed out all the excess vitamins, that's what turns your pee yellow when you take multis.)
     
  6. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    You're probably getting overdosed on some kidney-filtered vitamins.
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Sounds like your peeing your money down the toilet. Any vitamins your body cannot process gets passed out of the body in urine. If you are hydrating well and your urine is still yellow or green, it means your body is probably only using 10% of what you're giving it.

    In addition, if you are in fact overloading your body with suplements in this fashion, it will definitely be putting added stress on your kidneys and liver. Not good at all.

    Lastly, of specific concern would be how much Vitamin A is included in the multi. Unlike many other vitamins, Vitamin A is fat soluble, not water soluble. Water soluble vitamins behave as above, i.e. any excess your body does not require is passed out via urine. However fat soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A do not - they build up in your liver. This is not good. The daily recommended intake for Vitamin A is 5000 IU for adult males, and in all honestly, an average healthy person with a good diet probably naturally consumes this much by normal means. Something to think about.

    Just some of my thoughts. :cool:
     
  8. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    I went to go look at the label for the vitamins, because I've been looking to start taking some myself.

    Amount Per Serving % DV
    Vitamin A (50% as beta-Carotene 50% as Acetate) 5000.00 IU 100%
    Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid & Calcium Ascorbate) 300.00 mg 500%
    Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) 200.00 IU 50%
    Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 100.00 IU 333%
    Vitamin K (Phytonadione) 80.00 mcg 100%
    Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Mononitrate) 50.00 mg 3333%
    Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 50.00 mg 2941%
    Niacin (as Niacin and Niacinamide) 50.00 mg 250%
    Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 50.00 mg 2500%
    Folic Acid 400.00 mcg 100%
    Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 50.00 mcg 833%
    Biotin 300.00 mcg 100%
    Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) 50.00 mg 500%
    Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Citrate Malate) 200.00 mg 20%
    Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 150.00 mcg 100%
    Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 100.00 mg 25%
    Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 25.00 mg 167%
    Selenium (as Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 200.00 mcg 286%
    Copper (as Copper Gluconate) 2.00 mg 100%
    Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 2.00 mg 100%
    Chromium (as Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 120.00 mcg 100%
    Molybdenum (as Sodium Molybdate) 75.00 mcg 100%
    Proprietary Sports Blend 215.00 mg **
    Green Tea Leaves Extract (Camellia sinensis) **
    Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract **
    L-Arginine **
    L-Carnitine **
    L-Glutamine **
    L-Taurine Ethyl Ester HCL **
    Branched Chain Amino Acid Blend 150.00 mg **
    L-Valine **
    L-Leucine **
    L-Isoleucine **
    alpha-Lipoic Acid 25.00 mg **
    Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 10.00 mg **
    Inositol 10.00 mg **
    Silica (as Silicon Dioxide) 4.00 mg **
    Boron (as Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 2.00 mg **
    Lutein (as lutein esters) 950.00 mcg **
    Lycopene 950.00 mcg **
    Astaxanthin 50.00 mcg **
    Zeaxanthin 50.00 mcg **
    Vanadium (as Sodium Metavanadate) 10.00 mcg **
     
  9. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    The B vitamins are making your pee fluorescent.
     
  10. carbonmotion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what does b do?
     
  11. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    No, the B's are within the normal range for multis.

    However based on my reading, (IANAD) the copper in one of these is already 2 x as high as you need. If you are taking two of these, I would be concerned about too much copper.

    Also the multi's B6 and Chromium are at the upper end of normal range - again I would not take 2 of these per day.
     
  12. carbonmotion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my pee goes back to normal after i stop taking them
     
  13. runningman macrumors regular

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    Are you drinking the protein shakes? Your urine could be colored by a high amount of protein. I think you are wasting your money. you would be better off investing in equate multi vitamin with trace minerals.
     
  14. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    To avoid stressing your kidneys, drink water before and after taking the vitamins. Since it's impossible to know exactly how much our body needs, we're stuck with a pre measured dose based on what the vitamin company decides to make. Someday, we'll have daily evaluations for the optimum amount of any one vitamin, herb, food, liquid, until then, we're stuck with guessing!

    My advice would be to not take a vitamin every day. Let your body flush itself out a little. Chaos theory is where it's at!
     

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