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Old 04-07-11, 03:37 PM
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Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Hey all,
I'm looking to start taking a daily multivitamin but don't know which one to buy. What do you guys recommend? Have vitamins really made a noticeable difference for anyone or is it a waste of time/money?
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Twinlabs - Daily One Caps Without Iron.

Eat a good meal and take one a day after.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

I take these:
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Do you guys notice a difference when you take them compared to when you don't?
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

You mean besides crazy neon yellow urine?
no.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Fish oil for Omega 3.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Always liked this exchange from Ocean's 11:

Rusty: What's with the orange?
Saul: My doctor says I need vitamins.
Rusty: So why don't you take some vitamins?

Anyway, NOW foods has a pretty solid multi-vitamin. They're reputable and affordable. I get mine as part of a regular shipment schedule via Amazon.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

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Do you guys notice a difference when you take them compared to when you don't?
After I began taking some supplements that included stuff for prostate health, I started shooting loads like Peter North.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Daily vitamins are basically useless. Unless you have blood work done and a doctor sees a specific deficiency, or you have a medical condition where a vitamin get targeted and is then lacking in your system, feel free to not worry about not taking them.

It won't hurt if you do; but don't expect much in the way of a benefit. Most people just don't need them.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/0...-multivitamin/

Also, try not to force them on your kids. I remember reading an article that the most common form of childhood poisoning comes from daily vitamins (including children's chewable taken as suggested on the bottle) and not all the stuff parents keep locked away behind child-locks.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

My doctor told me that almost everyone in Canada has vitamin D deficiency, so I've been taking 2 1000mg vitamins every day. Nothing else yet.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

I take Men's One A Day multivitamin.

It's helped me greatly with controlling breakouts, I guess because the zinc helps a lot and I don't get it much in foods.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
Twinlabs - Daily One Caps Without Iron.

Eat a good meal and take one a day after.
I get the 180-day supply from Amazon for $18. Good deal.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Originally Posted by SuperJim88 View Post
Fish oil for Omega 3.
I tried that once, but I couldn't stand the fish flavored burps that followed for the next 3 hours
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Apparently, none of the multivitamins that you can buy are regulated as to their contents. In other words, it's a complete crapshoot* as to whether or not they really contain what they say they do.


* Figuratively speaking. If you are experiencing an actual crapshoot, you can safely take Imodium, which contains Loperamide and is regulated as to its contents.
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I tried that once, but I couldn't stand the fish flavored burps that followed for the next 3 hours
Have you tried Flaxseed? I take both although I've never had the fish burp problem.
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I tried that once, but I couldn't stand the fish flavored burps that followed for the next 3 hours
Sounds like you need more of a social life - I never noticed.....
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
I take Men's One A Day multivitamin.
Me too.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

I took Men's One a Day for several years. I stopped taking them around December and haven't noticed any difference.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Yeah vitamins are pretty much useless unless you have a deficiency... Fish oil is always good, but I would watch your flax oil because the purpose of taking fish oil is to lower you O6 to O3 ratio and flax raises your O6 level as well. One thing, if youre going to take a multivitamin and youre a guy, make sure it doesnt have iron in it.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Just eat fruits and veggies.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Originally Posted by SomethingMore View Post
My doctor told me that almost everyone in Canada has vitamin D deficiency, so I've been taking 2 1000mg vitamins every day. Nothing else yet.
I was told by my endocrinologist (I have a thyroid condition) that a lot of folks in Texas have low vitamin D levels - and I was no exception! I take 5,000mg of D-3 everyday along with Multi, B's, Calcium, and Gingko Biloboa (which DOES work for memory!).

My vitamin D levels as almost normal now thanks to taking that much a day (of the Vitamin D-3).
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

I take Centrum, it seems to be pretty well-rounded. I take a multivitamin because my eating habits aren't the greatest and I want to make sure I'm getting the nutrition my body requires.

I take Norwegian Cod Liver Oil softgels (same size as E) because I can't take those freakin' horse pill Omega 3's. I also take some other specialized vitamins/minerals/herbal supplements based on research I've done, and I take Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM for joint health/pain.

It's basically about what your body and your lifestyle demands. -kd5-
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

For the fishoil, I guess you can freeze them and you don't get the fish burps.


Ive started using puritans pride's website. They often have buy 2 get 3 free.

I try to take a daily multi, 2+ omega 3 fish oil. Vitamin B Multi here and there. Picked up an antioxidant pill from puritan pride too.

Doesn't a multivitamin have a good amount of Vitamin D?
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

Gingko Biloboa does nothing for memory. A con-artist made up the story about Native Americans using it out of thin air to sell it and it got repeated so many times idiots believe it.

Glucosamine/Chondroitin also does crap. One medical researcher I heard give a lecture said the logic behind taking it is the same as someone eating hair to get rid of their bald spot.

I should start a medical research thread here I think.
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Re: Vitamins: What do you recommend?

The most reputable advice I've read is that, other than Vitamin D, a healthy human should be able to get all their required nutrients from their diet.

Omega-3 is best taken by eating actual fish or other products high in it. Taking omega-3 or fish oil pills, you're probably getting stuff that's gone inert a long time ago.

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