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Where to get vitamins: in pills, injections, syrups—or in foods?
Anyone who eats a good mixture of foods, including vegetables and fruits, gets all the vitamins he needs. It is always better to eat well that to buy vitamin pills, injections, syrups, or tonics.
Sometimes nutritious foods are scarce. If a person is already poorly nourished, he should eat as well as he can and perhaps take vitamins besides.
Vitamins taken by mouth work as well as injections, cost less, and are not as dangerous. Do not inject vitamins! It is better to swallow them—preferably in the form of nutritious foods.
If you buy vitamin preparations, be sure they have all these vitamins and minerals:
• Niacin (niacinamide)
• Vitamin B (thiamine)
• Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
• Iron (ferrous sulfate, etc.)—especially for pregnant women. (For people with anemia, multi-vitamin pills do not have enough iron to help much. Iron pills are more helpful)
In addition, certain people need extra:
• Folic Acid (folicin), for pregnant women.
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
• Vitamin D ( Vit C&D for small children)
• Iodine (in areas where goiter is common)
• Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), for small children and persons taking medicine for tuberculosis.
• Calcium, for children and breast feeding mothers who do not get enough calcium in foods such as milk, cheese, or foods prepared with lime.