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What supplements do you take?

Posted by Mary Ann P.

I take a good multivitamin and some omegas. How about you?
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natural (and not so) natural. I actually mix the two. I first try to eat a bunch of fruits and veggies every day (and better if they are of different colors). It makes life happier and has a diverse bunch of nutrients. I also take a yellow multi-pill and because I stopped eating dairy products almost entirely, I take Calcium (and the box says they white pills also have zinc and Vitamin D in them, which I assume is a good thing :-) ).
a few!. I take Phyto supplements for hair, Murad Pure Skin supplements, and I'm on prescription synthroid. I am mostly concerned about keeping rosecea at bay and my hair less parched. I also like to drink cherry - pomegranate juice for the anti-oxidant benefits. Sometimes, I buy a fresh carrot juice or pineapple-carrot juice. When I am flush, I buy some Dr. Perricone supplements.
Gary Allen's (of Charlie Daniels Band and J.J. Cale) supplements. Gary Allen, former drummer for the Charlie Daniels Band and now drummer for J.J. Cale, keeps healthy with supplements. He takes a regular multi-vitamin as well as fish oil pills. Last week, when I left a bottle of olive oil at his place, he drank that for nutrition too!
none unless i'm pregnant. I don't take vitamins unless I'm pregnant. When I am, I take the recommended Materna (no-name brand is cheaper.) I had a roommate in university who took her vitamins religiously every day while I took none. You can bet my vitamin toting, echinacea taking roommate was sick FAR more often than I was, to the point of being put in the hospital. I am not saying that people should NOT take vitamins. I'm just saying that, for me, they've never proven necessary. In my last year of university, I had a full physical, with many tests involved, done and came out with a thumbs up. For some, they work, and for others, are probably unnecessary. I wouldn't take them unless a doc recommended it. They're darn expensive! :)
I take vitamins from Usana Health Sciences. They are GMP which means they are guaranteed for potency, quality and bioavailability. It is essential to be taking good quality supplements every day due to our poluted environment that is causing inflammation and disease. Please contact me for more information regarding this company and its products. I am a registered nurse and associate for Usana and can get you the lowest prices - actually the same I pay!
I take a great coral calcium supplement because it contains 73 vitamins and minerals, prety much the only thing I will ever have to take to stay healthy.

I take Vemma it is a complete liquid multivitamin and a powerful antioxidant.

I didn't used to take any supplements, but my health has deteriorated, so I have added a variety of things to give it a boost (targeting my broken systems). I don't recommend that healthy people take anything for a number of reasons. First being that if you aren't deficient, then why take anything (if it ain't broke, don't fix it). Second is that the doses of many vitamins are way higher than anyone needs (even if they are sick). Some vitamins can be toxic if you take more than your body uses (iron, A, D, E, K for example). Last, but not least is that the supplement industry is poorly regulated (if at all). You think drug oversight by the FDA is bad, the supplement industry is way worse (anyone remember the tryptophan ban a bunch of years back from tainted supplements?).

If you plan on taking supplements, then look for clinical studies which report on dosing and effect. Also look into the manufacturer of the brand to check on their history. Most importantly, work with your health care professional to determine what your individual needs are.

I believe in filling in the gaps with a multi; there is no harm in that. Otherwise, I load up on Vitamin E if I have an infection or mouth sore (500mg per day). I take Echinacea, Vitamin C, and Zinc during cold and flu season (which I believe saved a lot of sick days this winter), and I take Vitamin C and Zicam (zinc) when I am sick with a cold or flu. The symptoms go away much quicker with these supplements.
I take a whole food multi. I do try to always eat healthy but it's not always possible plus food is not as nutritious today as was even 10 years ago. I know I can't get everything I need from food. We are living with so many toxic chemicals I feel I need all the help I can get to get rid of toxins. Our vitamins are not always safe either so I only take a whole food supplement so I don't put even more snythetic ingredients in my body.
I take a multi-vitamin, 2 Andrew Lessman biotin pills a day (for hair) and 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil daily (I use Barleans Lemonade flavored as it covers the taste of the oil - regular flaxseed oil makes me gag a bit)
I take isotonic capable supplements, which gives me about 95% in about 5 minutes. It is a powder you mix with a small amount of water and you drink it. SIMPLE. I take OPC 3, Omega 3, and a Multivitamin with Iron. If you would like to learn more about isotonic capable supplements, go to .
I don't take multi-vitamin pills. I am using a nutritional liquid supplement called vemma. Pills take to long to disperse throughout the body where as liquid is taken in immediately. Just think about your body being like a sponge, which is going to absorb faster a pill or liquid?? I feel great no more headaches and I have energy.

I take a nutrional shake supplement. It's a great and delicious breakfast everyday!

Here's some more info on the shake:

I also enjoy a multivitamin with my meals.

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Multi (for general health)

Multi-Magnesium (for Fibromyalgia and Constipation)

B-12 injections (monthly for blood issues)

Calcium (for Hypocalcemia)

Vitamin D (by Rx for Hypocalcemia)

Vitamin C (to boost my imune system)

I take Fish oil, a mixed B vitamin, Acidophilus, Calcium, vitamin C, and an anit-hair loss suplement Nu Hair, which seems to be working for me.
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