[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
do you think there will be worthwhile benefits when you diet is average; pizza, hot dogs, some chicken and fish ish foods…[/quote]
If pizza and hot dogs are part of your “average” diet, you have bigger issues than lacking a multivitamin, especially if you’re trying to “buildsomemuscle.” And what’s a “fish ish food”, some kind of super-processed mash of fish-like substance?
In general, a multi won’t hurt. Worst case scenario, you end up with the classic “expensive urine.” I prefer to stick to a variety of fruits and vegetables (organic and local whenever possible), with a few select vitamins (D, Co Q-10, Rez-V) rather than a kitchen sink multi.[/quote]
This. If that’s your day-in-day-out diet as opposed to crap you eat as filler when you fail to prepare actual food, a multi is the least of your problems, IMO. Eat some damn veggies man.
I would say, given the complete lack of any fruits and vegetables, that you would get more mileage out of a “greens” powder like Superfood or something comparable. Actual plant foods are infinitely more subtle and complex than anything you find in a multi. Cabbage, for instance supposedly has over 10,000 different compounds compared to, what maybe 50 compounds in a multi?
3-5000iu of Vit. D3 is, IMO, the best bang for your buck as far as actual vitamins are concerned. There are other things worth taking, but D’s a good, cheap place to start.