I take them because I'm a vegetarian and they work great. I don't eat well at all but my medical tests always say I'm not deficient in anything. I take One A Day Women's Multivitamins, and also iron pills on the side because I need extra of that.
Your body will only take in as much as is needed though. So if you already receive all the nutrients you need in food, vitamins won't do much because your body doesn't need them.
I worked in the health food-alternative medicine-vitamins, herbs, supplement industry for five years and I can tell you yes they work. Technically even though people always say one a day's are the way to go and all you need, our body can only process so much at a time and what it doesn't utilize it passes out in your urine especially water-soluable vitamins such as Vitamin B's and C. With that being said, it is best to take a vitamin that you take 1 3 X a day. We sold a lot of Life's Fortune and Rainbow Light vitamins.
I take vitamins and supplements daily, and here's my list: Damiana, Black Cherry fruit extract, Vitamin D3, Super B complex, Garlicin, Fish Oil, and Probiotic Acidophilus pill. And I also drink Cranberry juice with fresh lime juice added.
I do because sometimes I don't eat a lot in the day so I need the nutrients. When i was on vacation and I forgot them, i really felt it after a bit of time. Then again i wasn't getting a lot of good meals, mostly take out.
I don't take them, I'm thinking about it though. Does anyone take daily vitamins? Do they work?
Yes and yes! Technically, you should be able to get the nutrients you need from your diet, but most people do not eat as well as they should. You can be tested to see what you are deficient in by hair analysis or blood work.