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Old 03-08-2013, 04:13 PM   #21
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Been taking 2000 IU of Vitamin D for abut 2 years because I do not get to spend much time in the sun due to my propensity to get skin cancer. I don't notice any effect and I still get the occasional skin cancer lesion that needs to be cut out. Vitamin D is pretty cheap and you can often get it as a 2 for one sale.

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by samclem View Post
I take supplements, notice no health effects, and that doesn't surprise me a bit. I guess I just don't expect to notice the kind of subtle changes at the cellular level that come from variations in vitamins and minerals. If I have a "good day" or a "bad day" I'm more likely to ascribe it to any of the hundreds of other things that influence perceived well being (e.g. quality of sleep, stress, recent exercise, injury, natural injury recovery processes, immune responses to low-level infections, etc, etc). Many people claim to be able to tease out these various factors and to root out the underlying causative variable, but I take these claims with a boulder of NaCl.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #23
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I take several supplements, and I don't really feel any immediate benefits from taking them - but that's not why I take them. Many diseases (cancer, heart disease, etc) develop over many years (decades), and my belief (based on a lot of reading I've done) is that taking certain supplements may help delay the onset and/or severity of these diseases. I may or may not be correct in this assessment, but I'm willing to take the supplements just as a sort of insurance policy. I don't see much downside, if any, so I see no reason not to take them. I should add that I also try to eat as healthy as possible (and exercise, etc), but let's face it, modern life exposes all of us to all sorts of substances every day that are toxic, so anything we can do to help counter those things should be of some help.

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