The One Thing You Should Never Buy at a Dollar Store
Time to remove this from your shopping list, folks.
Dollar store finds, how we love thee. While there are many enticing deals at your local dollar store (Christmas decor finds, we're looking at you!), here's one thing you should skip: Vitamins.
As Kiplinger reported, "Don't scoop up your vitamins at the dollar store. Consumer Reports found that dollar-store multi-vitamins didn't always have the amount of nutrients claimed on the label. And others didn't dissolve fast enough to be absorbed by the body. You may be better off getting vitamins from a well-known store brand, such as Rite Aid, Walgreens or CVS."
Numerous other online sources agree: Don't pickup your multivitamins or other vitamins you take at your local dollar store. There's a chance they could be okay — but it's better safe than sorry.
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In general, if you're eating a healthy, balanced diet consisting of mainly whole foods, there's evidence that taking a multivitamin does more harm than good. Of course, you should always consult with your doctor before you make any changes to what vitamins or supplements you take.