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Do you take any nutritional supplements? What kind?

  1. VocalJaz profile image60
    VocalJazposted 5 years ago

    I would like to know how many people take supplements and what kind? I take pharmaceutical grade supplements that Olympic athletes trust. Usana.

    1. Ian Turner profile image61
      Ian Turnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I take a multi vit daily. Also I take whey powder post work out at the gym. As a veggie its hard to get enough protein from my diet on the basis of the amount of exercise I do.

    2. DailyResearcher profile image60
      DailyResearcherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I take a lot of vitamin D (D3 2000 IU) as we do not get enough sunlight, in addition to other vitamins.

    3. rcrm89 profile image75
      rcrm89posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Multi-vitamin, Fish Oil, Vitamin D, ZMA, Whey Protein Powder.

    4. neelyquinn profile image59
      neelyquinnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm a nutritionist and I take supplements for the nutrients I know I'm deficient in - zinc and iron.  I always recommend that people have blood work done so they know what nutrients they need to take individually.  DailyResearcher was right on about the vitamin D - most people are deficient in that.  Most people also need B's, omega 3 fatty acids and a multi-vitamin/multi-mineral.  I suggest Juice Plus as the multi and make sure you get a really, really high quality brand of the other supplements from a nutritionist/naturopath/chiropractor.  Most of what they sell at grocery stores/GNC either doesn't contain what it claims to contain, or it has less of what it claims to contain, not to mention they're often really dirty (pesticides, weird fillers, etc.)  Just my 2 cents!

      1. Maria van Olphen profile image60
        Maria van Olphenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Good suggestion. That is why I stick with Reliv. It is complete balanced nutrition. It takes the guess work out. All I have to do is take my shakes 2 x a day, and I am done for the day. It is in powder form that you mix in water, shake it and then drink it. The product is US based, patented, and backed by clinical studies. It did wonders for my mom who is a diabetic. I have hypertentsion and now it is down to 120/60. I really love my supplements. I recommend it to anyone because it is safe for all ages, and doctor approved.

    5. Daniel Carter profile image90
      Daniel Carterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like an advertisement....

      I take vitamin supplements that are highly bio-available that aren't Usana (which I find very over priced as with all MLMs).

      1. Bind frank profile image61
        Bind frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Can you give an example of a highly bio-available vitamin supplement?

        Now I  can think only of one and it is from NOW.

    6. PhoenixV profile image79
      PhoenixVposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I drink a strawberry boost when I get a chance.

  2. Anath profile image71
    Anathposted 5 years ago

    I take vitamin C at the start of the winter and a Vitamin B suplement everyday.

  3. melpor profile image90
    melporposted 5 years ago

    I only take multi-vitamin supplements to supplement my diet. I pretty much eat a balance diet therefore other supplements are not necessary for me.

  4. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    I take CoQ-10, krill oil, flax seed oil, niacin, and vitamin E.

    1. cathylynn99 profile image79
      cathylynn99posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      more than 200IU of vitamin E supplements per day is linked to a higher risk of death.

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    truparad0xposted 5 years ago

    I take a multi-vitamin daily.  Glucosamine and whey protein for workout recovery.

  6. DonnyBoy profile image61
    DonnyBoyposted 5 years ago

    My choice is Vitamin A by supplement or enriched food intake.

    Love foods with Vitamin A and I have taken tablets from time to time, it is very helpful nutrition wise. Also, faster healing times from skate sessions when having foods like spinach and sweet potatoes, read more...
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Vitamin-A-Retin … aulson-uni

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    Home Girlposted 5 years ago

    Magnesium citrate 150mg in the morning, 150 mg at night time. Helps stabilize heart and blood pressure.

  8. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 5 years ago

    If everyone around me has a cold, or I'm too stressed to eat properly, I take multi-vitamins.

  9. Midnight Oil profile image91
    Midnight Oilposted 5 years ago

    I take Sea Kelp, large dose of Vit B complex, Vit, C, D & E, Zinc and St John's wort - natural cure for my sluggish thyroid - it also keeps me looking and feeling really good,

  10. AliciaC profile image95
    AliciaCposted 5 years ago

    I try to follow a nutritious diet, but in addition I take a vitamin D supplement every day, since vitamin D seems to have so many health benefits and many people don’t make enough of the  vitamin. I also take a B complex and supplements to help keep bones strong, such as calcium and magnesium.

  11. GmaGoldie profile image86
    GmaGoldieposted 5 years ago

    I just recommended vitamin B for the prevention of colds and for added energy.  The Bs are water soluble and yet very effective.

    Also, I am frugal - WalMart does have great buys on supplements.

    I keep looking for the perfect multi-vitamin so to cut down on the quantity - maybe someday, we will have custom supplemental vitamins?

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    Ciaranmposted 5 years ago

    a very good multivitamin most days, vitamin c most days. some other things sometimes.

  13. robschwenck profile image61
    robschwenckposted 5 years ago

    I take mine in an isotonic solution. You just cannot guarantee that pills and tablets are being absorbed at greater than 40-50%, so every morning I drink my antioxidant and a multivitamin.

    1. Midnight Oil profile image91
      Midnight Oilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      With vitamin B , you can tell if your body needs it or not as your urine is bright yellow once you have reached vitamin B saturation point and the rest is disposed off.

      1. GmaGoldie profile image86
        GmaGoldieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I learned something new - thank you!

  14. kmackey32 profile image81
    kmackey32posted 5 years ago

    Womans 1 a day....

  15. ImChemist profile image61
    ImChemistposted 5 years ago

    Some times when i feel weak i take some vitamins.

  16. Supercellbaebe profile image60
    Supercellbaebeposted 5 years ago

    I drink Elemental 028 extra cartons, these are pre-digested nutritional drinks, which are a substitute for food because I can't eat.  My dietitian refers to them as food supplements.  I suppose they are, they contain all the vitamin and minerals needed by a body xxx

  17. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago

    Ginkgo biloba because it stops me getting migraine and Vitamin B50s.

  18. mquee profile image84
    mqueeposted 5 years ago

    I take a time released multi-vitamin. When I was really lifting weights I supplemented with some amino acids, protein powder, and a multi-vitamin.

  19. BlissfulWriter profile image85
    BlissfulWriterposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I take anti-oxidants like alpha-lipoic acid and Co-Q 10.   Dr. Chopra says vitamin D3 is important and is the only one that he takes.   So I try to take D3 as well in the form of a multi-vitamin.   I also do Omega3 and B's. 

    But whenever possible, I try ot obtain the vitamins from foods.  Because the ones from food get absorbed better by the body.  But nevertheless, I take supplements just in case.

  20. grapplingfan profile image61
    grapplingfanposted 5 years ago

    protein, creatine, bcaa's, fish oil. pretty basic stuff.

  21. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 5 years ago

    protein powder, various amino acids,creatine, vitamins

  22. goldenpath profile image80
    goldenpathposted 5 years ago

    I just consume chia seeds.  Improvement is felt within hours.  Even hubbed out it.

  23. cheaptrick profile image74
    cheaptrickposted 5 years ago

    Is Viagra a supplement?...I only take it cause it keeps me from rolling out of bed at night...But I always wash it down with a Heineken and I Know that has vitamins in it...huh:)

    1. cathylynn99 profile image79
      cathylynn99posted 5 years ago in reply to this


  24. rsbeiti profile image60
    rsbeitiposted 5 years ago

    I have been taking VavAlert for about 1 year now. It's function is to improve alertness and focus while boosting both mental and physical endurance. Check it out. It's an all natural brain supplement made up of Green Tea and Cocoa extacts, proven to work… obviously. http://www.vavalertusa.com

    Also, I take bluebonnet Vitamin B complex (Great for hair!!) :-)

    Oh for hair… it's not a supplement but I live by Peter Lamas Chinese herbal shampoo & conditioner!

  25. Tamila Roberts profile image62
    Tamila Robertsposted 5 years ago

    Only those that are approved by Health Canada or the FDA are safe. At the moment only one type of natural growth supplements are approved that is the advanced system Growth-flexV Pro to grow taller ok. The other types of dietary-supplements are most likely hoax or scams. I'd watch out to make sure you get the real deal first.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The FDA does not approve vitamin and mineral suppliments in the USA.

  26. rambear18 profile image61
    rambear18posted 5 years ago

    I take these supplements daily

    Fish oil for inner health
    Magnesium for bone and muscle health
    Ginkgo Biloba for memory and circulation
    Pro Balance for all round health
    Natural Energy with NZ Bee Pollen for energy

    I also take wheatgrass juice or spiralina capsules

    1. cathylynn99 profile image79
      cathylynn99posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      gingko has been proven not to help memory or heart and brain circulation. it may help general circulation. the jury is still out on that.

  27. cathylynn99 profile image79
    cathylynn99posted 5 years ago

    i take D3 1000 IU per day for bones and other benefits and B12 (not sublingual, just a regular high potency tab) because us oldies don't absorb it as well as younger folks. i drink hibiscus tea twice a day to lower my blood pressure

  28. cheaptrick profile image74
    cheaptrickposted 5 years ago

    Do Heineken's and Jack D count?...cause they make me feel Allot better...

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      goldyflocksposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I find Carling Black Label is good too!

  29. Maltese-er profile image80
    Maltese-erposted 5 years ago

    spirulina is a really good supplement to take, it's a superfood and contains so many nutrients!

    it's not expensive, the only set back might be the taste, but you could add it to fruit or vegetable smoothies if you like

  30. supplem for profile image59
    supplem forposted 5 years ago

    My family and I collected only natural supplements, we are not anyway I wish you much take all kinds of vitamin or supplement, but with health problems that consume natural food supplements. Especially in the winter for children.

  31. Ultimate Hubber profile image81
    Ultimate Hubberposted 5 years ago

    Seems like everyone is taking nutritional supplements here. Am I missing something by not taking them?

    1. FitnessTom profile image60
      FitnessTomposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think some supplements can be really useful but most are a waste.

      Some great ones are fiber supplements like psylliam husk. Fiber is very hard to acquire these days due to food processing but it is so vital.

      Also omega-3 supplements can be useful.

  32. aka-dj profile image80
    aka-djposted 5 years ago

    Ambrotose, phyto burst chews and AO (antioxidants).
    Brilliant stuff. big_smile

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    HarveySmith123posted 5 years ago

    First of all, supplements help you overcome nutritional deficiencies. We need all the nutrients in their proper amounts for optimum health. Since our diets most likely can not provide all of them, nutritional supplements can fill in those gaps.

    Nutritional supplements also help boost our immune system. The stronger your immune system, the more resistant your body can be against disease. You probably know that popping a tablet or two of Vitamin C can help you avoid colds and related illnesses. This is exactly how useful supplementation is.

    Nutritional supplements are also useful in getting rid of the toxins which we horrendously take in everyday. The environmental stresses we go through, chemicals we are in touch with, as well as our lifestyle - these all subject us to harmful toxins which can lead to serious health problems. Supplements, most especially anti-oxidants, can help our body keep toxins to a minimum.

  34. Grifter profile image80
    Grifterposted 5 years ago

    I take a Men's multivitamin, b-12, and protein mix when I workout. I recently started taking 5-HTP as well, which I've had great experience with.

    I've read more opinions than I can count about Multi-Vitamins. The main argument against them is that they are never absorbed. People say protein mix doesn't do anything as well.

    All I know is my experience is normally positive in whatever I take. I always read tons and tons of articles and reviews first though. Nothing wakes me up better than my multi-vitamin. It could be argued because your body is coming off a fast and now has nutrients, but when just getting a healthy breakfast alone, I don't feel as awake.

    5-HTP is a new one I started "5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a compound produced in the body from the amino acid tryptophan. It is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin", it basically controls mood for me and I feel a little less "fuzzy" if that makes sense.

    Always read something before you try it, try to aim for the "sham" articles to find the bad experiences.

  35. Mr Shekel profile image59
    Mr Shekelposted 5 years ago

    I actually take two capsules of flaxseed oil daily along with a multivitamin.

  36. kerlynb profile image94
    kerlynbposted 5 years ago

    I take the following:

    - 500 mg of vitamin C
    - 750 mg of calcium
    - vitamin d

    I also take in virgin coconut oil as one of my supplements.  It has been proven to be really good for the body for its antimicrobial, antibacterial, etc. properties.

    Also, I take lots of vitamins and minerals by eating mostly plant foods - vegetables and fruits.  Nothing can ever match the natural sources.

  37. BlissfulWriter profile image85
    BlissfulWriterposted 4 years ago

    Fish oil and vitamin D3 is probably the two most important.  I also take a multi-vitamin and magnesium just so that I'm not missing out on anything.  In addition, I like anti-oxidants like Co-Q10, astaxanthin, and alpha-lipoic acid.  And I like vitamins related to brain health such as B-complex, acetyl-L-Carnitine.

    1. mattforte profile image90
      mattforteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      From Seattle, so vitamin D is a good one. I also take some purified fish oil, in oil form. Disgusting, but it is highly concentrated. Take a small cocktail I've concocted, but when I have the spare funds I'm going to be moving up to Double X (I am a Nutrilite vendor, but no that's not an advertisement)

  38. mbwalz profile image87
    mbwalzposted 4 years ago

    Absolutely! I use Women to Women's Essential Nutrients and others. If we all ate a perfect diet most days, we'd still need suppliments in the United States. By the time our "fresh" produce hits our table, most of the nutirent value is gone. Also, things like omegas and D cannot be consumed in high enough doses in food.

    My only gripe with the sustainable agriculture movement is that if I ate food that was grown within 50 miles of me, I'd be deficiant in so many things. And we all know that salt isn't ideal for our diet so preserving foods for winter would be hard. I live in Maine and would have a hard time getting citrus and enough fish without decimating the natural resources.

    So, yes. Good quality, pharmaceutical grade suppliments - no matter what the EXPERTS say - are very important.

    1. mattforte profile image90
      mattforteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Go frozen. Contrary to the popular belief, frozen vegetables contain more nutrients than fresh, for exactly the reason you just mentioned.

  39. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 4 years ago

    I was taking vitamin A. Then I started losing weight. When I realized there might be a correlation I looked it up on Google. First up,
    healthy way to lose weight vitamin A. Then I started having eye trouble. Just made the correlation. First up - too much vitamin A can cause eye problems. It stores in the system so my theory is, I will have to wait for it to deplete
    before my eyes get better.

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