To ensure that you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals necessary for good health, consider taking a daily multivitamin. Choose a multi with iron if you’re a woman who is still menstruating. All men, and women who have stopped menstruating, should use a formulation without iron. There is no need to take megadoses — about 100 percent DV of most vitamins and minerals is sufficient. The one exception is vitamin D — look for formulas with at least 600 IU (100% DV), preferably 800 to 1000 IU.
If you are trying to get your cholesterol under control and want to consider supplements in addition to the food fixes, here are your best bets.