What is the best multi vitamin to take everyday?
I am curious what people's thoughts are on good multi vitamins to take on a daily basis. I am for the least amount of color and chemicals, and want the most natural vitamin possible. It seems every time I run out of them and go for more, they don't make the last kind I purchased! Also, I am seeing more colors added to supplements which I don't get whatsoever.
Any thoughts are appreciated, and even down to men's, women's, children's, or any to avoid also. I avoid Centrum Multivitamins, because years ago I had bad headaches when taking them. When I stopped taking them, the head aches did
If the vitamins you were taking worked well for you, make a list of the vitamins within them. Find a reputable herb shop and speak with a reputable herbalist on proper dosages. Then get the empty jell caps at the shop, have the herbalist help you choose the herbs that will give you the correct vitamins you need to make your own.
When making my own vitamins or herbal teas / remedies I rely on books by Scott Cunningham, or "Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health" by Rosemary Gladstar. When I buy the herbs I need, I also consult with my herbalist.
I no longer take a multivitamin, as it isn't necessary for anyone in good health who follows a healthy diet that includes 5-7 a day portions of fruit and vegetables. However, I do take a Vitamin D supplement, as recommended by the UK National Health Service for anyone over the age of 60 (it helps to prevent osteoporosis in people who possibly are not exposed to enough sunlight). I also take Pomi-T capsules, which are a blend of 4 concentrated superfoods. The capsule has been clinically proven to produce miraculous results in some people with certain cancers and was the subject of a BBC television documentary (I enjoy good health at present and take these capsules as a prophylactic measure). Check out the Pomi-T website - I think you will be impressed. I sometimes take a cod liver oil supplement, which is said to help with arthritis, but I'm not convinced it has any beneficial effect.
Paula, I agree partly with Glenis. Why do you think you need to take any artificial vitamin supplements? Is you diet not a good one to start with?
How about if you:
Eat simply cooked eggs, e.g., poached, boiled, fried or scrambled?
Eat plain, simple butter, without any canola oil added, instead of margarine?
Eat wholesome bread, without added sugar, made from mixed grains?
Drink water, just enough to quench your thirst, instead of cola?
Add the juice of one lemon to a jugful of plain water to freshen your tastebuds?
Eat for breakfast, a healthy mix of raw oat meal (quick-cooking is easier to digest) to which you have added a mix of peanuts, cashew nuts, sultanas, flaked coconut, flaked almonds, sunflower seeds. Pour over this some full-cream milk without any added enhancers of any kind. And you can add a sliced banana or apple or any fresh fruit that's locally in season.
To spoil yourself on occasions, pour a little real cream over this dish.
And stop feeling guilty! It's all real food, containing all the nutrients you need to start the day..... no extra vitamins required.
Then for lunch, eat some real food, no take-aways, no junk, no cola, no big plate of pasta but instead eat cheese, sliced beetroot, grated carrot, raw tomato, raw cucumber, avocado, coleslaw, a sprinkle of pepper....top it off with half a peach from the can.
Hey..... that bottle of vitamin pills will cost you twice as much as what I have listed here! And if you can find an egg, from a happy free-range hen, you might whisk it up, add a little salt and some real milk... and you have a small package of nature's wonder food.
Voted up, Alan. I wouldn't consume raw egg though
From some of the commercial, questionable practices of abusing chickens, for sure... but healthy hens, no problem. I remain very healthy!
Fruits, vegetables, and nuts...full of muti-vitamins, phytochemicals and anti-oxidants. Take them in variety, fresh, and whole. Make them your meal everyday then you won't need those nasty pharmacy-promoted-multi-vitamins that do more harm than good.
I use to take One-a-day for women over fifty. I can't say I noticed a difference in my energy levels though or did I see any difference in how I felt so I stopped taking them. I do try to make sure to eat vegetables, cereals and other foods that provide me with a natural way to get healthy. Eggs, poultry, fish, beans and leafy vegetables help a great deal. I have started taking a supplement called Green Coffee Bean Extract which I take once a day a half hour before I eat dinner. The boost of energy is wonderful to finish out my day.The bottle recommends twice daily before a meal for help with weight loss. Although I could use that help too I rarely take it more than once. It calls to be taken with 8 oz. of water. I usually open the capsule and mix it into a large glass of ice coffee with french vanilla creamer.
I take Centrum Silver for Women, although I have trouble swallowing them. I feel that so many of our foods have undesirable ingredients, that we probably need a multivitamin. You can find the ones that are approved if you join Consumer Lab for a reasonable fee. The lab tests pills and then approves or disapproves them. I tried a chewable Centrum recently that had shellac and two other undesirable ingredients, so I gave up on them. Many vitamins have added color which is also against my better judgement. Sometimes, you wonder how much good you do get from the vitamins, but I know I need the Vitamin D and Calcium in them, per my physician. Pharmacists often can give you good ideas on good vitamins and other supplements to take. Thanks for the good question, and I wish we could find definitive information.
by Jason Menayan 11 years ago
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by Elizabeth Yetter 10 years ago
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by Sammy 11 years ago
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by Iontach 11 years ago
Hmmmm I'm going to cheat and say I'd buy a multi vitamins and minerals combo in one! lol
by VocalJaz 9 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.
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