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RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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10/7/13 1:20 P

I am no longer taking a one a day vitamin. I am eating such healthy food that my doctor and I decided the vitamin was superfluous. I do still take a vitamin D.

ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
10/7/13 12:19 P

I take one everyday. I try to get what I need from food, but some days are better than others. :-)

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RUNESHADOW Posts: 112
10/7/13 10:12 A

I am gradually improving my nutrition, but I am taking a generic multivitamin for those 50+ and my doctor encourages that. I also take extra calcium. My son is a personal trainer and has studied nutrition, and he keeps telling me to take Omega-3 but I cannot tolerate the lingering fishy aftertaste of the products I tried, and the non-fishy ones don't fit in my budget. My biggest supplement expense is glucosamine with chondroitin, and despite the skepticism of many, I definitely feel the difference when budgetary constraints lead me to stop. It seems to take a good month or so for the glucosamine and chondroitin to build to a steady level that helps my severe knee pain.

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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,009
10/7/13 8:30 A

When dieting, I believe that every person should supplement their diet with vitamins and for those who are fighting a disease....but that's just me. I make sure mine are vitamins with no gluten, no lactose, no preservatives, no yeast.

My doctor suggested I take CO10 because it ..it encourages heart cells to produce more energy and is a strong antioxidant. I was low on vitamin D and I am prescribed that. But I do take a probiotic supplement daily, a B-complex which helps break down the fats and protein and is especially good to relieve stress, vitamin B12 because it is supposed to help weight loss and vitamin C to help my energy

Spinach supplies over half your daily requirement for Magnesium, so I eat lots of Spinach as it helps in the digestion of sugar and I take a fiber pill to help keep my cholesterol down.

I include egg yolks, salmon and tuna, dairy products, such as cheese, milk and yogurt, leafy greens and sunshine to get the benefits of calcium

Speak with your physician before taking supplements to make sure it does not interfere with or will create side affects to any medicine you are currently taking.

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10/7/13 8:04 A

I take a daily multivitamin, but I think that if you eat a healthy diet with fruit and veggies you might not need one if you're getting the proper nutrients from food.

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10/7/13 7:57 A

This artical provides helpful tips to help you make the best choices regarding vitamin and mineral supplements.

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ROS3MARY Posts: 98
10/7/13 6:08 A

I wonder the same thing.


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10/7/13 5:40 A

I take Centrum every day

ERINTFG SparkPoints: (41,218)
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10/6/13 10:04 P

I do, along with my six thousand other daily pills. LOL

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10/6/13 9:00 P

I don't take Vitamins apart from prescribed Vitamin D. I know that they have their place, but for most people, if you are eating enough, and getting quality food, i.e. plenty of fruit/veges, lean protein, healthy fats, and non-processed carbs, then there is less need for them. How you prepare your food can influence it, too. Some vitamins are depleted by cooking in water, and others require fat to be properly processed by the body, too. IF you have digestive issues, like Crohnn's/IBS or your are a smoker and/or drinker, then multivitamins CAN be advisable.

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FEBRUARY1959 SparkPoints: (11,602)
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10/6/13 8:48 P

Wondering how many of you take a daily multivitamin? Trying to decide if it would be beneficial.

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