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7/5/10 7:46 A


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7/5/10 7:46 A

I can't tell any difference. I take one for men 50+.

RENA1965 Posts: 17,878
7/4/10 9:49 P

nope but I do eating a huge variation of veggies and fruit.. emoticon

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SDIETRI1 Posts: 329
7/4/10 9:49 P

Not yet, but I am hopeful it pays off in the long term.

KRICKET57 SparkPoints: (208,490)
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7/4/10 9:47 P

I don't really know, I have always taken them so I can't remember when I didn't.

SUZY1212 SparkPoints: (57,305)
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7/4/10 8:56 P

Sometimes I take them regularly for months at a time and sometimes I don't. Have never noticed any difference.

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7/4/10 8:43 P


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CINDYA1962 Posts: 1,036
7/4/10 8:38 P

Not really, I just kind of blindly assume it's a good thing to do.

THRASH29 Posts: 1,692
7/4/10 6:44 P

I have taken them for years so I can't remember feeling any different then I do now

THINKNEES Posts: 431
7/4/10 6:43 P

i was until i noticed my stomach getting blotted and very gassy, it went away when i stopped emoticon

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7/4/10 6:30 P

I don't remember to take mine..usually once or twice a might help if I would.

CATHEITE Posts: 4,837
7/4/10 5:25 P

I don't think it makes a significant difference in the way I feel, but I do it anyway just in case. emoticon

OZARKMARY Posts: 7,355
7/4/10 5:06 P

10 yrs ago, when I first started taking them regularly, I went from grey blue to true blue eyes.

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SOLONGE SparkPoints: (251,975)
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7/4/10 5:02 P

i felt nauseous.

BRENDABUNNY Posts: 4,974
7/4/10 4:52 P

not sure but take them everyday anyway

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7/4/10 4:47 P

the only difference I found was that they made really, really expensive pee.

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JEWELSEY Posts: 25
7/4/10 4:43 P


SLIMLILA SparkPoints: (84,564)
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4/22/10 2:43 P

NO, I don't feel any different and 3 months of taking them didn't improve my magnesium

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4/22/10 2:31 P

Yes I take them everyday... But the only effect I see is in my head... U know, the PLACEBO EFFECT...

I am not seeing the RESULTS but I feel better after taking them.....

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
4/22/10 2:26 P

No but I do anyway.

JCWATL SparkPoints: (41,491)
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4/22/10 2:13 P

I take my multivitamin every day out of habit. I don't feel better or worse.

However, it must do something because if I take it on an empty stomach I feel terrible!
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KEEPTRYIN4 Posts: 148
4/22/10 1:35 P

If you would like to take it a bit farther and get the vitamin B-12 injection it is a major energy booster!!!

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JEWELSEY Posts: 25
4/22/10 1:27 P

i notice a big difference with the B Vitamins. I feel better mentally, and also, I have more energy when I take them on a consistent basis. emoticon

4/22/10 1:24 P

They don't make me feel any different, so I don't take them!

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4/22/10 1:08 P

Yes, because I have anemia. Iron makes a huge difference for me.

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JINXSTORM Posts: 6,719
4/22/10 1:07 P

no, but i take them anyway

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GRACEISENUF Posts: 12,800
4/22/10 1:05 P

I take vitamins and I want to believe it helps.

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SOPRANO6788 Posts: 372
4/22/10 1:04 P

I dont know about feeling a difference but its one less thing for me to think about *meaning I dont have to worry if I fall short on vitamen enriched foods*

EELYRAM7 Posts: 370
4/22/10 12:55 P

Can't tell yet, but I just started a week ago.

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4/22/10 12:51 P


CHANGE_4_LIFE Posts: 383
4/22/10 12:50 P

Nope, but then again I didn't expect to feel any different.

SWEDENESS Posts: 111
4/22/10 12:21 P

No, not really..

-HAVEYOURCAKE- Posts: 3,501
4/22/10 12:02 P

I can't really tell a difference

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4/22/10 11:21 A

I take a liquid B Complex a few times per week and alternate with my One-a-Day women's. When I take the B supplement, I really notice a difference. Otherwise, not so much.

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4/22/10 11:16 A

I don't notice a difference.

LILPAT3 SparkPoints: (96,046)
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4/22/10 11:12 A

I take a Women's One a Day. I have taken them for about 5 years now. I can definitely tell the difference when I do not take them for a couple of days.

PLSOCK Posts: 578
4/22/10 10:43 A

I do take a multi vitamin every morning. I am doing atkins, and it's recommended to take a supplement. I don't know how big a difference it makes, but I feel great :)

LEONJOYCE Posts: 2,875
4/22/10 10:17 A

Yes, miss it when I don't take it.

LETOVERN Posts: 2,603
4/22/10 10:15 A

It shouldn't make any difference. It doesn't for me, but maybe if you had a real deficiency of something it make make you feel better.

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4/22/10 9:45 A

No, I don't take them anymore. If you eat a clean food diet, which incorporates lots of fruits, vegies and protein you will get most all of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients your body needs. A supplement is just that, a supplement if you are not getting your nutrients from your food.

Edited by: DAYANAND1 at: 4/22/2010 (11:17)
GRANLUND Posts: 780
4/22/10 9:41 A

I do. I take the weight management variety in the generic form...usually target brand or kroger brand. I really notice my appetite being more under control.

DON1969 Posts: 11
4/22/10 9:39 A

Yes I do! I found a pretty good one made by NOW foods called ADAM mens multivitamin. It's well rounded even though it is rather large.

DOODLEBUG121 Posts: 85
4/22/10 9:39 A

I don't. I thought I was supposed to, but thanks to ARMSPORTS for explaining!

RED_RIDING_HOOD Posts: 1,397
4/22/10 9:38 A

Never did take them. I do take vitamins but not a multivitamin. So to answer your question I do not know but do not believe it would increase your energy/stamina.

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ARMSPORTS Posts: 1,310
4/22/10 9:36 A

Vitamins don't give you energy per se, though some of the B Complex group are necessary to obtain energy from the foods you eat. Unless you are deficient in these (which fortunately most people aren't in our society) you won't "feel' any different from taking them. As you may know, very high doses of some B vitamins (B6,B12, etc.) can increase stimulatory neurotransmitter release in the brain for a few hours, hence their inclusion in energy drinks like Monster and Red Bull. But the effect doesn't last long. A lot of what people feel from vitamins is quite frankly the placebo effect. But a good multivitamin can serve as a "safety net" if you will to make up for some dietary inadequacies.

4/22/10 8:25 A

don't yet

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BUCKEYE_NUT Posts: 630
4/22/10 12:37 A

I don't take a multi vitamin. I take a Super B Complex, Vit E, and a Vit C (when I remember). I feel great when I take them. More energy and just perkier. When I don't take them I feel sluggish. I can tell that I haven't taken them and I kick myself the entire time for not remembering to take them.
I think the goofiness just comes from having more energy.

4/21/10 5:07 P

Sort of, I don't get sick as often lol!


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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,575
4/21/10 4:47 P

I don't feel any different...
and I don't expect a vitamin alter my mood.

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4/21/10 4:20 P

I have just started taking a multivitamin (centrum). I can't tell if its the vitamin making me feel good, but the past couple of days, i have been in a much better mood. I have been acting goofy and i have so much energy. Am i imagining things? How do you feel when you take a multivitamin compared to when you don't. Thanks!

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