Its very common on here (and all over the internet for that matter) for members to post about different vitamin and mineral supplements. Why not just take a good multivitamin, couple that will a quality whole foods diet, and call it good?
For example, I take a multi every morning. Just a plain old Men's One A Day. I also track everything I eat in myfitnesspal and eat a strict whole foods diet.
Nutrients for yesterday:
Protein: 193 grams
Carbohydrates: 285 grams.
Fat: 98 grams
Fiber: 58 grams
Vitamin A: 361 grams
Vitamin C: 795 grams
Calcium: 145 grams
Iron: 93 grams
Also, tons of Vitamin K from spinach.
Most of that all coming from my diet. You can easily get in excess of 500 grams of Vitamin C a day just from a good diet. It seems to me that if a person needs to supplement vitamin C, their diet is lacking. The same is true with fiber, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin K, and the B vitamins (unless you are vegan).
So anyway, someone help me out here, because maybe I am missing something. What is the point of vitamin and mineral supplementation beyond just a good diet and maybe a multi?
This definitely CAN work with the exception of Vitamin D for most of us. However, my comment is this: don't ASSUME it will work. If you feel good, it probably is working of course. But you can't assume that a even a well done whole foods diet will put you in good territory for a number of reasons. This is why I always say, if you have the money, PROVE it is working. Go to a good dietician and get proper testing. Or get Spectracell and possibly hair testing and make sure your nutrient levels are what they think they are. (Pulling ferritin and homocysteine can also give clues.)
So why do I say you can assume that a good diet and a multi?
Here are just a few reasons:
a) An epidemic of undiagnosed stomach and gut issues. Here is just a partial list: low stomach acid, H Pylori, Crohn's, diverticulitis, celiac, IBS, leaky gut, SIBO.
b) Soil depletion. Modern soils often are low in magnesium and other nutrient levels, i.e. they aren't going to match what is your app's database.
c) Very few men have your level of discipline. Very few guys are going to enter everything into MY Fitness Pal and check to see if they are doing well.
d) Multivitamins do not deliver as many vitamins as you might think. Most of them are highly compressed and it is difficult for the body to break them fully apart. They have competing minerals (copper/zinc, calcium/magnesium).
So I agree with your strategy (except for Vitamin D). However, I think you should test if you can afford it and make sure that it is performing as you think it is and that your gut is as healthy as you think it is.