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jeaniem 09-14-2013 03:41 PM

Tried some new supps today
a multi vitamin that is supposed to be ideal for low carb eaters, COQ10 and the ionic liquid magnesium. I got so dizzy I had to take my meclizine that I have on hand for my meniere's disease. I feel really tired lately and need a boost but not sure which supp is causing the dizziness.:stars:

jeaniem 09-15-2013 09:20 AM

Does anyone know if perhaps COQ10 might cause dizziness? I took the multi, d3 and the magnesium this morning and feel fine so I am thinking it may be the COQ10.:dunno:

spoiltmomof2 09-15-2013 09:45 AM

COQ10 can cause dizziness. With you having Menieres I would take that with caution. My MIL has it so I know how bad the dizziness can get.

Blue Skies 09-15-2013 04:19 PM

Can't speak to the COQ10, as I don't take it, but CAN speak for a mag supp. I wouldn't be without it. I take a 500 mg tablet before bed every night. I mention this because for me and others, it is, in addition to its other benefits, a great sleep aide.

I started taking it because I became very constipated on LC. It totally keeps me regular. I had also read that it helped many sleep, didn't think it would work for me, but 8 times out of 10 it does, which is why taking it before bed time is something to consider. It just makes me pleasantly drowsy within 20 minutes of taking it and I drift off. Good news for me, as sometimes I struggle getting to sleep.

In addition to those stellar benefits, Dr. Eades, a physician who believes in Low Carb and works with his overweight patients to set them up on a good low carb woe, says if there's one supplement he would have everyone take it's magnesium. Turns out it's also an excellent anti-inflammatory agent, and, most are deficient in it.

Janknitz 09-15-2013 04:40 PM

That's an awful lot of stuff to take together for the first time. Start with one, give it a week or two before adding another. CoQ10 is ESSENTIAL if you are on statins and good for you even if not. Out of the three, the multi is LEAST likely to be beneficial, even if it claims to be for low carb. You're better off getting your vitamin D levels checked and supplementing with vitamin D3 (oil capsule) if needed and some vitamin K2 which doesn't come In a multi.

jeaniem 09-15-2013 07:48 PM

I do take D3 maintenance dose after being tested and getting my numbers up to the normal range. I would think the magnesium should be safe? Never heard of K2 will check into that. Thanks

DiamondDeb 09-15-2013 07:58 PM

Jeanie, it was not the magnesium. It is safe. There are no reported negative side effects for liquid ionic magnesium. It does not even cause diarrhea as other forms do.

jeaniem 09-16-2013 09:53 AM

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A (100% as natural beta-carotene) Betatene® 7500 IU 150%
Vitamin C
(as calcium ascorbate complex) Advan-C® 500 mg 833%
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol, D3) 700 IU 175%
Natural Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 150 IU 500%
Vitamin K (as phytonadione) 150 mcg 188%
Thiamin (vitamin B1 as thiamin HCl) 25 mg 1,667%
Riboflavin 25 mg 1,471%
Niacin (as niacinamide, inositol hexaniacinate) 70 mg 350%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 25 mg 1,250%
Folic Acid 800 mcg 200%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 200 mcg 3,333%
Biotin 150 mcg 50%
Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate) 50 mg 500%
(as calcium ascorbate complex) Advan-C® 57 mg 6%
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide) 300 mg 75%
Zinc (as zinc l-methionine) L-OptiZinc® 25 mg 168%
Selenium (as l-selenomethionine) Selenium SeLECT® 200 mcg 286%
Copper (as copper amino acid chelate) 1 mg 50%
Manganese (as manganese amino acid chelate) 2 mg 100%
Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate) ChromeMate® 400 mcg 333%
Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate) 75 mcg 100%
Potassium (as potassium citrate) 10 mg <1%
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine 60 mg *
Bioflavonoid (as citrus biocomplex) 50 mg *
Inulin (chicory root fiber) 50 mg *
PABA (Para aminobenzoic acid) 50 mg *
Quercetin (bioflavonoid) 50 mg *
Green Tea Extract (standardized to 98% polyphenols, 75% catechins, 45% EGCG)(leaves) 40 mg *
Choline Bitartrate 21 mg *
Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera L.)
(standardized to 95% total polyphenols) 20 mg *
Pantethine 20 mg *
Black Pepper Extract (Piper nigrum)(fruit) Bioperine® 5 mg *
Boron (as bororganic glycine) 200 mcg *
Protease 10000 HUT *
L Acidophilus (**) 500 million CFU *
B. bifidum (**) 500 million CFU *
Natural Mixed Carotenoids
(alpha-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein) Betatene® 260 mcg

This is the multi it claims it is comparable to the old Atkins Basic 3 formula

goddesslo 09-16-2013 10:02 AM

Too much calcium can make you dizzy. Since you are also taking magnesium, maybe your body is absorbing too much.

solarpluvia 09-16-2013 01:59 PM

That multi would make me feel terrible! I have only found one multi that didn't make me feel nauseated, and that was a chewable with too many carbs. If you do still want to take them, you could start with taking just one per day and see how you do.

There's basically a miniscule amount of calcium and the type of magnesium is only about 6% absorbable. That is also a lot of selenium to take every day. And if you have blood sugar instability, the amount of chromium would be more than enough to cause hypoglycemia issues, especially in combination with diabetic medications if you take them.

The problem with such comprehensive multis is that there are so many ingredients, some of which interfere with one another, it is hard to tell if you're getting any benefit from them and even harder to figure out what might be bothering you.

jeaniem 09-16-2013 04:43 PM

Disappointing all these supps cost me $67.

solarpluvia 09-16-2013 06:05 PM

Yeah, I recently had to toss a just opened bottle of K2 when it finally occured to me that perhaps the reason my allergies hadn't gotten any better was because I was eating alfalfa every day, even though I know it gives me hay fever!

Sigh. I take over a dozen capsules per day. But I don't get nauseated. Trade-offs.

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