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.
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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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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