I am concerned and looking for feedback about vitamins being in everything. I already take a multi (OT) and noticed a lot of protein blends, bars, cereals, etc. have a buttload of vitamins too. In many cases the manufacturer has a complete line of protein, bars, multis, etc., so I don't understand why the hell they would do that. Protein blends seem to be the biggest culprits. So my questions/comments:
1. Is there even a need for a multi when you end up with so many added vitamins from other food and supplements.
2. How harmful could it be to, for example, take the multi, then drink 2 vitamin enhanced shakes, a vitamin enhanced bar or two, and then vitamins from regular food, with naturally occuring as well as added vitamins?
3. Any company reps who sell such products, please feel free to weigh in and offer why your company does/does not add vitamins to protein supplements.
4. Finally, if anyone has recommendations for bars and protein blends that do not add vitamins, I would appreciate it.
Just trying to satisfy my curiosity and not end up overdosing on vitamins...