If you could only buy one health supplement, what would it be?And why?

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  1. Iontach profile image69
    Iontachposted 13 years ago

    Hmmmm I'm going to cheat and say I'd buy a multi vitamins and minerals combo in one! lol

    1. rcrm89 profile image63
      rcrm89posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Probably fish oil because of the difficulty, inconvenience and relative economic cost (salmon, freshwater cod etc. is expensive to eat regularly) of taking it supplementally versus via diet.

      Protein and multi-vitamins are easier to get in via the diet in the required amounts with some effort.

    2. duffsmom profile image60
      duffsmomposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I live in an area that is sunshine challenged so-to-speak so Vitamin D is really helpful for winter depression.

    3. classicalgeek profile image82
      classicalgeekposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thieves Oil. It's cleared up a ton of my health problems.

  2. TankTom profile image60
    TankTomposted 13 years ago

    Whey Protein Blend. Taste great, works well and is a quick mix.

    1. Iontach profile image69
      Iontachposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh i've had that before, I think it was a vanilla flavour. So expensive though!

    2. Cagsil profile image70
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto. smile

  3. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 13 years ago

    This is my rant for the day… smile

    A year ago a bottle of multivitamins/minerals cost ~$6.

    That same bottle now costs ~$10.

    When it comes to medical thievery, it is literally everywhere.

    And no end in sight.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 13 years ago

    And aspirin has had an even higher percentage price increase.

  5. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 13 years ago

    fish oil

  6. YoungInfoMarketer profile image57
    YoungInfoMarketerposted 13 years ago

    I would have to go with Monavie, been drinking it for years and it's done wonders for my family and friends. Power of fruits!

  7. Mighty Mom profile image76
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    I'm a big fan of Vitamin D3.

  8. Supercellbaebe profile image60
    Supercellbaebeposted 13 years ago

    Definitely would be Aloe Vera juice!  xxx

    1. Cagsil profile image70
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You do realize that Aloe Vera Juice, isn't actually a supplement? hmm

      1. Supercellbaebe profile image60
        Supercellbaebeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah!  But I don't actually take any supplements and I buy that from the Health Food Shop, so I thought it would be suitable!  xxx

  9. recommend1 profile image61
    recommend1posted 13 years ago

    It would have been Vitamin C before I came to this land of unbelievably cheap fruit, and meals that are mostly veg - now I am eating properly I wouldn't bother with any supplement

  10. hinazille profile image81
    hinazilleposted 13 years ago

    i would take omega oil supplements - they help the brain, the heart, stimulate blood circulation..they even help to decrease chances of clots in the blood and lower the blood pressure..

    if that wasn't enough, they also help with arthritic joints and some evidence has recently turned up suggesting that they can be helpful in cases of depression/anxiety..

    all thanks to God i don't suffer from any of those conditions mentioned above, but hypothetically speaking omega oils would be my supplement of choice..

  11. bee05 profile image60
    bee05posted 13 years ago

    I would always buy multivitamin first. Other than that omega-3 capsules since I just learn how important they are to our health.

    1. GmaGoldie profile image80
      GmaGoldieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The omega 3 has been great for both my joints and my hair and skin.

  12. GmaGoldie profile image80
    GmaGoldieposted 13 years ago

    I love my vitamin B complex - energy - great for the skin and nails - wish it came with all the vitamins Bs and Biotin and Omega 3 too!

  13. Lily Rose profile image84
    Lily Roseposted 13 years ago

    Juice Plus without a doubt - 17 ripe fruits and vegatables plus grains all in a couple of capsules. Full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients - nothing synthetic, all natural and the next best thing to fresh fruits and veggies. I could go on and on about how much I believe in Juice Plus - but I won't. smile

  14. Bellamie profile image60
    Bellamieposted 13 years ago

    Coral Calcium ~  It replenishes blood cells.  For example:  Cancer treatment usually consists of chemo and/or radiation which eliminates cancer cells but also good blood cells at the same time.  Coral calcium helps reproduce red blood cells at a faster rate which in turn can and has sped up recovery in many cases.  A family member had a cancerous tumor the size of a nerf football that was inoperable.  She took 2,000 mg coral calcium every day along with prescribed treatments of chemo, radiation, radiation implants and radiation boosters.  After 5 1/2 months there was no sign of tumor.  The surgery that had been scheduled to remove whatever was left of tumor was cancelled.  She has been cancer free ever since!

  15. tomashuhart75 profile image58
    tomashuhart75posted 13 years ago

    I dislike this question because I have to only pick 1.  I'll go with fish oil because it is very much so the "holy grail" of supplements.  it contributes to basically every body function.  If I could form a list it would be fish oil, multi vitamin, atleast 3000-5000 iu's of D3 daily.

  16. sabrebIade profile image81
    sabrebIadeposted 13 years ago

    Hands down Vitamin C.
    Read up on Linus Pauling.
    He was one of only four people to have won more than one Nobel Prize.
    And yeah, he did finally die of cancer.
    At the age of 93.

  17. cindi h profile image60
    cindi hposted 13 years ago

    Holy H%&#!  I can only choose 1? Well then I would have to say I can't do without my fish oil? Interesting note- my husband's quack (my word for doctor) wanted to put him on statins for hypertension. I put him on flaxseed oil and fish oil and his blood pressure dropped from 142/87 (Average reading) to 127/68!!

  18. CoryCook profile image60
    CoryCookposted 13 years ago

    Wow that is a hard one to decide.  It is tough to pick between a good multivitamin or fish oil.  Which I believe I would choose a multivitamin because you can also just eat more sardines to get tons of fish oil.

    1. Bob Francis profile image60
      Bob Francisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      A very good tasting, Organic Liquid Supplement which has 121 nutrients, consisting of all the major neccessary vitamins and minerals. I've been using it for eleven years. At 85, I  can still go all day!

      1. cindi h profile image60
        cindi hposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Bob is that the name of it? Organic Liquid Supplement?

        1. Bob Francis profile image60
          Bob Francisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Cindi,  No the name of it is "Body Balance,"  My EMail is Nutrirob@aol.com

          1. cindi h profile image60
            cindi hposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks Bob I'll have to look into it. I thought I was quite knowledgeable in this area, but these hubpages have proven me wrong. I love the exchange of helpful information.

            1. Bob Francis profile image60
              Bob Francisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              Cindi, Being in the Nutrition business, I work  with several companies, if you wish to E-Mail me, I will be glad to supply you with a web-site for the one that produces the Body Balance. (They have several products, each being formulated for a particular need, the majority are liquid.) You can then get a sample if you wish, and try it for yourself.
              Where are you located? If you wish to include your phone number, and a time, I have an unlimited call area and/or my wife and I would be pleased to visit with you.

  19. NatureCureReviews profile image61
    NatureCureReviewsposted 13 years ago

    The best supplement for me is the one I need most at the time. Often that's vitamin C. I take a few grams a day. Othertimes it could be hemp oil or magnesium.

  20. melpor profile image89
    melporposted 13 years ago

    I would buy a multivitamin supplement because it covers all the vitamins and minerals we do not necessarily receive in our typical daily diets, even if we are eating a balanced meal with all the included food groups. Some vitamins are destroyed in the cooking process.

  21. Ashantina profile image60
    Ashantinaposted 13 years ago

    MSM............ all day.
    Vit  C you get from citrus fruits, D3 the sun and all of the above that everyone has mentioned you can get veg, nuts and seeds... food.
    MSM look into it folks smile

  22. chspublish profile image76
    chspublishposted 13 years ago

    Probably the Cal/Mag supplements as I probably don't eat enough to keep mybody well supplied and I notice the difference when I do take the supplements.

  23. healthystream profile image58
    healthystreamposted 13 years ago

    If I'm going to buy one health supplement, I would go for something that contains spirulina. You know why? Coz' spirulina is considered to be a "super food" that contains lots of natural elements.


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