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Old 12-04-2006, 09:27 AM   #1
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what's in your vitamin case?

Here's a glimpse of my daily vitamin routine:

* 2 huge fish oil pills ?? mgs
* 1 Alpha lipoic acid ??mgs
* 1 Ester C 1000mgs
* 1 B100
* 1 Co Q Enzyme -30mgs
* 1 magnesium capsule 400 mgs
* 2 Calcium/D pills 600 mgs each
* 1 L-cartinine ??

I feel like I'm swallowing more pills than eating food. :P :P

What's in your case?

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Re: what's in your vitamin case?
Old 12-04-2006, 09:35 AM   #2
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Re: what's in your vitamin case?

3000 mg fish oil
1 multi vit
400mg folic acid
2000mg garlic
10mg policosanol
1200mg red yeast rice
100mg cq10
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:37 AM   #3
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Re: what's in your vitamin case?

1 multivitamin, whatever is on sale.

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Old 12-04-2006, 09:43 AM   #4
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Re: what's in your vitamin case?

B
C
E
Multi
Fish Oil
Saw Palmetto
Ginkgo Biloba
St. John's Wort


curious what the following do -
folic acid
policosanol
red yeast rice
cq10
Alpha lipoic acid
Ester C
B100
Co Q Enzyme
magnesium capsule
Calcium/D pills
L-cartinine

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Old 12-04-2006, 09:48 AM   #5
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Re: what's in your vitamin case?

A multivitamin pill when I remember (not really sure I need it but just as insurance).
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One multivitamin.

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Old 12-04-2006, 10:01 AM   #7
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Re: what's in your vitamin case?

Mulit Vitamin
Fish Oil
E
C
Black Cohish (for hot flashes)
B complex for my Carpel Tunnel

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Re: what's in your vitamin case?

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One multivitamin.

Nice avatar, cube.
Looking kind of foxy Martha. Vitamins your secret?
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Re: what's in your vitamin case?

- One multivitamin (high-potency on the antioxidants, has some other trace stuff like Ginko, saw palmetto, etc. Not sure this is worth anything)
- 2 x 1000mg fish oil

I used to take extra Vit E, but since reading the studies of the last few years I've decided that there's probably no value in it for me, and it might even make things worse.

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Old 12-04-2006, 10:18 AM   #10
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Re: what's in your vitamin case?

Why don't you just eat a balanced diet? Healthy food is available in this country if you look for it.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:46 AM   #11
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1 mature multi vitaman
1 vision vitamin
1 150mg co q 10 (AKA Coenzyme Q10)
1 400mg folic acid
2 400mg beta sitosterol (like saw palmetto)
1 81mg aspirin

I take the mature vitamin and baby aspirin because my GP recommends it. I take vision vitamin because my eye dr says I have beginning of macular degeneration in left eye - he thinks it may help. I take beta sitosterol daily because I "know it" when I miss one day - never tried saw palmetto - I just know that I was back to normal after taking the first tablet of Beta Sitosterol. I take CoQ10 because it is one of the few effective supplements being looked at as promising by the NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - see http://nccam.nih.gov/

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Why don't you just eat a balanced diet? Healthy food is available in this country if you look for it.
A balanced diet would probably work just fine, but there are two reasons to supplement:
1) There's evidence that some nutrients, consumed above the amount normaly avalabe throgh diet, provide a protective effect against some diseases.
2) How is it possible to know that my particular balanced diet is covering all the important nutritional bases? Is it possible to know for sure how man mcg of selenium I've ingested through food in the last three months? If I take a supplement I know I have ingested at least enough to avoid deficits in scores of common and not-so-common substances. The common diets of many of the world's cultures are knwn to be deficient in some important things.

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One multivitamin.

Planning to buy the Omega-3 pills that you recommended, cube--thanks!
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One 50+ multi
1g C
2g fish oil

All from Wally's.
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1 - Multi Vitamin without Iron
4 - Calcium-Magnesium with vitamin D complex
1 - 1000mg Vitamin C
2 - Fish Oil 240mg each
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:58 PM   #16
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None. I vote for the balanced diet.
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1-A multivitamin
2-Glucosamine
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1 multivitamin (generic)
2 glucosamine/chondroitin
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A multivitamin pill when I remember.
Same here! I'm definitely on the "when I remember" schedule.

In addition to multivitamin - 500 mg of calcium/magnesium/vitamin D. Same schedule.

I have a bottle of nice quality fish oil tablets in the cabinet - but I haven't gotten around to even opening it yet!

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1 multivitamin (generic)
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