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Old 06-22-2010, 04:13 PM   #21
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FWIW, I did a lot of research on this issue last year, and I decided that the product that offered the most appropriate amounts of the most desirable nutrients was Centrum Ultra [Men's/Women's] tablets.

Centrum has a pretty good website that gives enough detail on what's in their snake oil tablets that you can actually make good comparisons with other brands.

Since I've never found any information seriously questioning the purity of Centrum products, and since the price is reasonable, we're comfortable using them.

Disclaimer: I'm also one of those wackos who take additional supplemental Vitamin C, so my advice is worth exactly what you paid for it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:46 PM   #22
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For the past 3-4 years, I have had moderate to severe muscle/ligament pain if I did anything out of the ordinary. I didn't think that much pain was normal for someone only 47 years old. I went to the doctor and all my blood work came back fine. A friend suggested I try vitamin D supplements. I started taking D3 and a B complex vitamin. I'm 80-90% better now.
Stargazer, your posting is very interesting. May I ask how much much D vitamin and B complex you take each day? Sounds like it would be worth trying.
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I get my vitamins at Walmart. They are Spring Valley brand.
I take 5000 IU of D3
1 Super B-Complex which has Vitamin C, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6, B-12, Folic Acid, Biotin along with some other stuff.
Since Vitamin D is fat soluble (excess is stored in fat verses eliminated via urine), there is a possibility of taking too much. There is much discussion of how much is too much. The dosage I'm taking is working for me with no adverse side affects.
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I take vitamins (Costco) and fish oil, and benefit greatly from them, but only because of the placebo effect.
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I get my vitamins at Walmart. They are Spring Valley brand.
I take 5000 IU of D3
1 Super B-Complex which has Vitamin C, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6, B-12, Folic Acid, Biotin along with some other stuff.
Since Vitamin D is fat soluble (excess is stored in fat verses eliminated via urine), there is a possibility of taking too much. There is much discussion of how much is too much. The dosage I'm taking is working for me with no adverse side affects.
Thanks Stargazer!

How did you arrive at 5000? Trial and error?
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My friend said that was the amount she took. Another person said they take 10,000IU. My internet searches indicated 2,000 - 5,000 IU was safe. Since I was in such discomfort I went with the 5,000.
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