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2/28/10 8:21 P

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Carlson's has a fantastic vitamin E called "E-Gems Elite"
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There are other good vitamin Es out there but reading the label on the Carlson's brand will give you an idea of what to look for. I completely trust Carlson's yet I know that they are not the cheapest.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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2/28/10 7:26 P

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I was taking a supplement called Anti-Ox, but it turns out that you shouldn't only have one kind of vitamin E, it should say mixed tocopherals. I do believe that I felt better (less tired). Does anyone know of a good one?

I read Suzanne Somers book "Knockout" while I was on vacation. LOL! Has anyone read it?

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2/25/10 1:58 P

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I don't take vitamins before bed because some vitamins are energizing. And I don't want my body to be dealing with that when it needs to rest. The only supplement I take before bed is minerals because then help the muscles to relax. I always take my vitamins with a meal even if it's a very small one because that is the most natural way for the body to assimilate and use them. We are SUPPLEMENTING our food (nutrient) intake, not just adding to it. We are boosting our food's nutritional advantages not just putting the vitamin bits into our bodies. That's how I see it anyway.

Many nutrients actually need the food to attach themselves to in order to slowly release into our blood. Sometimes, if they enter the intestines unaided by food a lot can be wasted. So, I guess, if you still want to take vitamins before bed you might have a half a banana and a little protein with those vitamins. I wouldn't do that, not as a habit anyway because digestion is an activity not always welcome when you are trying to rest. Going to bed with a painfully growly tummy isn't good either--warm milk is a good thing, it calms and nourishes.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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2/25/10 1:01 P

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I can't take vitamin supp's at bedtime because that's when I have to take my thyroid meds - and they have to be far apart. And it looks like the Mercola vitamin has some of the same ingredients. It doesn't say what kind of vitamin D is in there.

I'm no expert either, but I sure am glad to find a better alternative than the MOSTLY synthetic multi-vitamins I was taking. I feel strongly about bumping up my protein, calcium, iron and B's (and so does my doc) so I'm happy to find a better source for them anyway.

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2/25/10 1:01 P

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Wait...Annie, you're NOT an expert???????
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2/25/10 12:46 P

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I must admit that I am NO expert. And, I know that there's a whole lot more to vitamins than what I put forth here on sparkpeople. There's a whole lot more about vitamin D than I have written down there. There's d-1, d-2, d-3, d-4 and who-knows-what-other-d's. I only put a little bit for your interest (and mine) so as to help us all learn a little more with each discussion. So, none of us are experts, just curious people digging what we can.
It seems that even the dairy board has gotten hold of the negative news about synthetic D and so soon, I hope, we will be seeing D-3 on the label. Not that I drink pasteurized, filthy milk, and not that I think that putting vitamin D in the milk helps us very much to reap the benefits of that wonderful vitamin, but still, I think it's a move in the right direction.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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2/25/10 12:30 P

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I'm very trusting in Doc Mercola's stuff, as far as I know it's very high quality as he really cares about that. However, mercola.com is a very expensive place to buy supplements. It's nice to know that you are supporting his research and educational articles when you purchase off his site but holy cow, he asks a lot and he also comes off sounding like his products are the ONLY ones that are high quality which they are not. I think he's mostly trying to get buyers who aren't very knowledgeable or don't know how to search for the same things. Check out I Herb or VitaCost (and any other sources you come across) as a place to study ingredients and potency in the supplements you are most interested in and then compare with the good doctor's stuff. You might be able to save $$s.

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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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2/25/10 12:25 P

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Dr, Mercola said something about synthetic VITS; I guess that's why I bought his...

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2/25/10 12:22 P

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I have read lately that there is a non-animal source of good, natural vitamin D but the suppliment manufacturers are just beginning to get it into their products. Can't remember what the source is; was it mushrooms? Well, anyway 'till now vegan vitamin D has been synthetic. Here's what to watch out for in the label: "ergocalciferol" or "D-2"--that's the synthetic D. The natural D is called 2 things: D-3, and Cholecalciferol (usually from fish). This is a animal sourced vitamin and has only positive effects on the body.

We desperately need vitamin D because we all stay under a roof so much--look at us!! Think I'll go outside today though it's very overcast.
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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I take all my supplements before bed. Your body heals and repairs itself when sleeping and resting. Good time for vitamins and supplements!

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2/25/10 10:53 A

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I use Source of Life® Women Tablets, they make me sick in the mornings too so I take them before bed. They also make a liquid.
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Dr. Merocla. Whole Food vitamin supplements..
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Really? Synthetic vitamin D? I'm so surprised! I missed that one entirely! That's rather glossed over in the book! I was under the impression that there were NOT synthetic nutrients in this one, that's why I got so excited. And it's not that I'm morally opposed to ingesting animal products, but I do try to limit them. Animal BY products on the other hand, I'm not a fan :p

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2/25/10 1:54 A

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Vega powder is pretty good all around if you don't mind ingesting synthetic vitamin D and any other synthetic nutrients that vegans take in order to avoid eating (God forbid!) animal products. Take retinyl palmitate for example? How about an unbalanced dose of vitamin E? This is one of my big beefs (no pun intended--really!) about veganism. Vegans will frequently work so hard to avoid animal products that they get tagged by marketers as perfect targets for refined, unnatural, food-like substances.

How about trying "The Ultimate Meal". It's vegan and at least they don't put vitamin D in it.
www.iherb.com/The-Ultimate-Life-The-
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Sounds good. I see a lot of VEGA stuff at the health food store...
I am taking Dr. Mercola's WHOLE FOOD multi-vitamins. They are made from whole foods. (They look like GRASS pellets! lol)
I keep meaning to read THRIVE.

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My turn!

I don't like taking vitamins. If I take them before lunch I throw up - no kidding! I thought I had morning sickness with my first baby, turns out it was the Materna!

I've been looking for something to supplement my diet - especially in the B vitamins, iron and calcium department - that aren't iron filings, chemicals, animal bits or ground up rocks.

Ta Da! Vega powder!! It's made from FOOD. It has all the B's, including 6 and 12. A full dose of calcium, Iron and all the minerals, fibre, omega 3&6 (without the fish livers), lots of protein and probiotics. It's completely vegan and it tastes... well, a little weird, but not hideous. A little like wheat grass plus yellow split peas plus Stevia. It goes good in a smoothie, anyway. Oh, it's also made in Canada - go Canada go! This is the brain trust of Brendan Brazier (of the Thrive Diet book I mentioned a couple weeks ago).

Seriously, the nutritional breakdown on this stuff is awesome! I don't think I can manage the full two-scoop dose a day, but I don't think it's necessary since I also eat, you know, regular food. lol!

Anybody else ever try this stuff?

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