I would like to know how many people take supplements and what kind? I take pharmaceutical grade supplements that Olympic athletes trust. Usana.
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.
I take a lot of vitamin D (D3 2000 IU) as we do not get enough sunlight, in addition to other vitamins.
Multi-vitamin, Fish Oil, Vitamin D, ZMA, Whey Protein Powder.
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!
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.
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I take vitamin supplements that are highly bio-available that aren't Usana (which I find very over priced as with all MLMs).
Can you give an example of a highly bio-available vitamin supplement?
Now I can think only of one and it is from NOW.
I drink a strawberry boost when I get a chance.
I take vitamin C at the start of the winter and a Vitamin B suplement everyday.
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.
I take CoQ-10, krill oil, flax seed oil, niacin, and vitamin E.
more than 200IU of vitamin E supplements per day is linked to a higher risk of death.
I take a multi-vitamin daily. Glucosamine and whey protein for workout recovery.
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...
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Magnesium citrate 150mg in the morning, 150 mg at night time. Helps stabilize heart and blood pressure.
If everyone around me has a cold, or I'm too stressed to eat properly, I take multi-vitamins.
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,
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.
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?
a very good multivitamin most days, vitamin c most days. some other things sometimes.
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.
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.
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
Ginkgo biloba because it stops me getting migraine and Vitamin B50s.
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.
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.
protein, creatine, bcaa's, fish oil. pretty basic stuff.
protein powder, various amino acids,creatine, vitamins
I just consume chia seeds. Improvement is felt within hours. Even hubbed out it.
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:)
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!
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.
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
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.
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
Do Heineken's and Jack D count?...cause they make me feel Allot better...
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
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.
Seems like everyone is taking nutritional supplements here. Am I missing something by not taking them?
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.
Ambrotose, phyto burst chews and AO (antioxidants).
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.
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.
I actually take two capsules of flaxseed oil daily along with a multivitamin.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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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by Jason Menayan 11 years ago
Here's mine:- multivitamin- fish oil capsule (deodorized, mercury-free - for essential omega-3 fatty acids)- resveratrol - all around great stuff, even wrote a hub on it- vitamin C (time-release)- alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) - great antioxidant, great for antiagingI also take a couple of probiotics on...
by Demas W Jasper 11 years ago
Do you take nutritional supplements?
by Iontach 12 years ago
Hmmmm I'm going to cheat and say I'd buy a multi vitamins and minerals combo in one! lol
by Ultimate Hubber 11 years ago
What is best time of the day to take vitamin supplements?I've heard that it is best to take them after dinner, what do you think?
by Elena 10 years ago
Which Vitamin Supplements really work for you?I have been using multivitamins and Iron for a while but still get tired. I'm wondering if they are not effective because I got them in the Supermarket. (and they are also a Supermarket brand)What does it for you?
by Dr. Wendy 11 years ago
Do you take nutritional supplements?If so, what kind?
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