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Old 03-04-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Vitamins/Suppliments?

Do you guys take any vitamins or suppliments with this WOL?

Curious what should I be taking?
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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Right now I am taking a multivitamin, cod liver oil capsules, and magnesium citrate.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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I take fish oil, but I've taken that for a while, because I mostly can't afford grass fed/grass finished meats, so I know my intake of Omega 3s is out of balance with Omega 6s.

I take mega doses of vitamin D daily, because I'm chronically low in it, and I self-inject B12 weekly, for the same reason. Also folic acid.

I probably should take a multi, but I'm pilled out.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #4
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Just started the Magnesium citrate
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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I take a multi, sublingual B12, sugar free fiber gummies. My needs are slightly different though due to bypass surgery. My surgeon also wants me on calcium and iron, but haven't started those yet.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:04 PM   #6
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I'm not sure what you should be taking but here is what i take daily:

3 g of fish oil
3-4 g of cla(conjugated linoleic acid)
2g of acytel l-carnitine
900 mg of ala (alpha lipoic acid)
A good multi vitamin
and 4000 iu of vitamin D3 on top of that
and metamucil every night before bed.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:09 PM   #7
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I take lots of things for different reasons...hair and nails, cravings, energy, skin firming... B100, Multivitamin, Biotin, Fish oil, Chromium, Probiotics, D3, L-Glutamine, Calcium, Magnisium, MSM, Vitamin C
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #8
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A multi and a cal/mag/zinc supplement. Sometimes psyllium husk. I used to take chromium too but have decided it didn't really do much for me.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:21 PM   #9
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Centrum Multivitamin (to cover all bases), xtra Vitamin D and Vitamin C to boost immune system b/c if I get a cold I end up going off plan, B-Complex b/c all those b-vitamins are involved with cellular metabolisms, which I want working 100%.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:06 PM   #10
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I take a fizzy calc-mag drink supplement (ionic fizz) whenever I think I might get leg cramps. And vitamin D oil (by the dropful) whenever I remember. Oh, and sometimes Barlean's lemony flax-oil stuff... I'm not sure if that counts or not, but it's great stuff! Rarely, some "Emergen-C" if I'm getting a cold (that's another fizzy supplement).

But other than that, I haven't been able to take any other vitamins for years. They all seem to make me very sick to my stomach. Tablet or liquid, multi-vitamin or individual.
But, my doctor has checked my bloodwork fairly often & it seems vitamins may not be as essential as I was always taught. (Since my only apparent deficit is the occasional low vitamin-D, which is to be expected in this area anyhow.)
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