Can I give my son a multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplement?

Patient

Q: SERIOUS QUESTION

Hello. I recently purchased a supplement at Costa, branded by Kirkland, called Formula Forte Men for my son which is 14 years of age. I am concerned of giving this to my son because there is a warning sign stating that CHILDREN must be kept away from it because there is enough drug in the package to seriously harm a CHILD and cause accidental overdose. However, my child is no longer a child but a teenager.

My son is in perfect physical condition. 5 foot 7, 140 lbs, 8 hours of sleep, 3 meals a day, athletic lifestyle, etc.


Vitamin A (as acetate) 300 mcg RAE (1000 IU)
Beta-Carotene 900 mcg (1500 IU)
Vitamin E (dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 18 mg AT (40 IU)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 180 mg
Folate (folic acid) 0.4 mg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate) 4.2 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 4.6 mg
Niacinamide 16 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) 5.5 mg
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 21.6 mcg
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) 20 mcg (800 IU)
Biotin 54 mcg
Pantothenic Acid (calcium d-pantothenate) 12.5 mg
Vitamin K1 (phytonadione) 25 mcg

Minerals
Calcium (calcium carbonate) 300 mg
Iodine (potassium iodide) 0.15 mg
Iron (ferrous fumarate) 6 mg
Magnesium (magnesium oxide) 84 mg
Copper (cupric sulfate) 0.9 mg
Manganese (manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate) 5.5 mg
Chromium (chromic chloride) 35 mcg
Selenium (sodium selenate) 55 mcg
Zinc (zinc oxide) 11 mg

Other Ingredients
Lutein (Tagetes erecta petal) 1000 mcg
Lycopene 600 mcg

Non-Medical Ingredients
Butylated hydroxytoluene, calcium phosphate dibasic, corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, gelatin, hypromellose, magnesium, stearate, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, polysorbate 80, purified water, silicon dioxide, triacetin

No Yeast
No Lactose
No Artificial Color or Flavor

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