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1/15/13 10:32 A

@BERTA6978 Thank you.

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1/12/13 2:36 P

I take a multi regularly, and have taken fish oil as well but ran out and never replaced it. Probably will start again some day.

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1/12/13 2:35 P

Yes. Have a poor immune system.

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1/12/13 12:51 P

I just took a class on consumer health, and learned that we are supposedly able to meet all our nutritional needs via diet alone. However, it's really hard, at least for me. I am not a supporter of synthetic vitamins as an easy fix, but I guess it's better than not getting the vitamins at all...

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1/12/13 11:08 A


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1/12/13 11:01 A

A multivitamin, extra calcium, antioxidants

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1/12/13 10:48 A


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1/12/13 10:27 A

I take 1 general multi-vitamin (Centrum Silver for women over 50) per day.

I also take a large dose of Vitamin D -- prescribed by my doctor. I tend to be Vit D deficient as shown by my routine labwork every 4 months.

1/12/13 12:07 A

yes i do...

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1/11/13 9:00 P

@ DaubJM: Years ago, I used to take Stress Tabs (Mostly B Vitamins). It wasn't so much that I felt different taking them, but that I could tell the days I wasn't taking them (I felt agitated and/or lethargic). Maybe it was just me.

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1/11/13 8:56 P

I am also trying to meet my daily nutritional needs through diet. In these last couple of weeks, I've found it impossible under my daily calorie allotment. I've started taking a multvitamin (Centrum Silver).

I'm having a hard time with my fiber intake, so I've got to work on that next. emoticon

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1/11/13 8:45 P

My personal experience with doctors is that very few make any connections between nutrition and diet and health issues. I have not had much helpful feedback from that category. (It sounds nice to say "talk to your dr." but it just isn't my reality.)

And foods today, in general, are grown in soils that are often depleted, so a "healthy diet" is no guarantee. -- In our local paper, there was an article by a nutritionist who did a week long experiment. She attempted to meet a daily requirement for healthy intake of foods, vitamins, etc. She found that without supplementation, she was NOT regularly able to meet her daily nutritional needs in an "under 1800 calorie" diet. Just saying.....

1/11/13 6:27 P

The only supplement I take is fish oil because I really hate fish. Everything else I get plenty from my diet.

1/11/13 5:19 P

I have several bottles of vitamins in my closet. That seems to be where they stay. I've read so many articles that contradict each other, I don't know if they really help or not.

Does taking extra B vitamins actually give you more energy? I've taken extra of the B12 and B6 and never saw/felt a difference. Was it just me?

I hope one of the team leaders sees this and chimes in.

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1/11/13 5:19 P

Too much vitamin D can cause constipation, fatigue and even muscle pain.

Lack of vitamin D causes high blood sugar levels, you should make sure that your blood level of vitamin D3 is above 75 nmol/L ...I personally am low and pre-diabetic I take 50,000 units of vitamin D weekly....ask your doctor to take your vitamin D level. Yes, Sunshine provides vitamin D.

You get plenty of vitamins and minerals from food...just eat the right kinds of foods! Get Vitamin D enriched fruits and veggies....

See your doctor or call his nurse to make sure your on the right track.

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 1/11/2013 (17:22)
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1/11/13 5:13 P

I think a good multi can be useful, if you don't think you are getting enough from the foods you are eating.

1/11/13 3:17 P

This conversation should really take place with your doctor.
Your need would be based on your diet and medical needs.
Of course, certain vitamins/minerals (at high levels) can be dangerous, even toxic.

A general multivitamin-mineral supplement (Centrum, One-a-Day, similar store brand), is a safe choice for most adults. Individual supplements should be discussed with your doctor or Registered Dietitian : calcium vitamin D, fish oil, etc.

SP Dietitian Becky

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1/11/13 2:57 P

Yep, I take several.

Good multi
Liquid vit D and B12
Niacin (helps my thyroid meds work better)
Fish oil

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1/11/13 2:53 P

A good multi, vitamin D, fish oil and creatine.

Make sure to take the vitamin D with a meal.

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1/11/13 1:45 P

I've never been one to do so every day, but I would say at least 4 days a week I have a vitamin / supplement "regimen".
This month I've added a daily intake of vit.D. The winters are so grey and dreary here, that I struggle to get through. (I'm certainly NOT getting any the "natural" way!)

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