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Multi-vitamins - April 16th 2010, 10:01 PM

Hi guys, just wondering, what are some of the best multi-vitamin supplements to take? I've tried most of the A-Z ones from boots and they don't go down too well with me as i find them hard to swallow.

In your opinion, would you say that any particular brand has helped you, i.e: have you seen/felt a noticable difference after taking them for an certain period of time?

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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 16th 2010, 10:07 PM

Get the gummy ones if you can't swallow. All of them are good. If you are young though, they have a special formula... They have them for girls and boys. I took them because It's good for skin and hair as well.



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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 16th 2010, 10:13 PM

I have this same sort of question. I suppose I'm not 'unhealthy' but I do get ill every now and then, and I'm always tired. What sort of things should I be taking just to keep me on my feet?



   
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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 16th 2010, 10:17 PM

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I have this same sort of question. I suppose I'm not 'unhealthy' but I do get ill every now and then, and I'm always tired. What sort of things should I be taking just to keep me on my feet?
Lots of iron, Vitamin C. I was anemic and and I took iron and multivitamins. I think It helped a little. I actually find drinking only water makes me tired. I need some kind of fluid to help me out. I'm Hypothyroid, and that means I'm really tired allt he time too.


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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 16th 2010, 10:27 PM

Whatever I have hasn't been diagnosed because I'm too afraid to have a blood test. But it could be a number of things because I'm extremely tired all the time. But I'll look into getting some sort of vitamins. Thanks



   
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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 16th 2010, 10:32 PM

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Whatever I have hasn't been diagnosed because I'm too afraid to have a blood test. But it could be a number of things because I'm extremely tired all the time. But I'll look into getting some sort of vitamins. Thanks
You could be anemic or have Thyroid issues like me. You really really should get a blood test. I don't like needles but I'm actually going to school to draw blood, ha ha. It doesn't hurt that bad. Ask the doctor do use a the thinnest needle possible and they will probably give you one.


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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 16th 2010, 10:38 PM

I know I need to but I really don't think I'll have to time to get it organised. I'll just have to get some vitamins of some sort to keep me upbeat for the next few months



   
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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 16th 2010, 10:50 PM

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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 17th 2010, 12:55 AM

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Lots of iron, Vitamin C. I was anemic and and I took iron and multivitamins. I think It helped a little. I actually find drinking only water makes me tired. I need some kind of fluid to help me out. I'm Hypothyroid, and that means I'm really tired allt he time too.
The vitamin C thing is a lie according to my friend who studies human biosciences.

To the poster: I took multi vitamins for a year and it did nothing. You shouldn't be taking them as supplements (i.e. instead of getting any vitamins from food) or taking them if you're getting the right amount of vitamins because too much of anything is bad for you.. even too much of the good stuff. It's basically just to top you up if your diet is a little bit lacking i.e. you're deficient in something. Take multi vitamins responsibly, is what I'm saying. If you take too much vitamin D for example you're increasing your risk of hypercalcaemia which is basically where your body retains too much calcium (calcium requires vitamin D in order to be absorbed, if you don't have enough vitamin D in your diet, then not enough calcium will be absorbed and you can develop osteoporosis (sp?) but if too much vitamin D is digested than you will be overretaining calcium). It's all about finding a balance so yeah please don't take vitamins if your diet is already balanced.
   
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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 17th 2010, 01:31 AM

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The vitamin C thing is a lie according to my friend who studies human biosciences.

To the poster: I took multi vitamins for a year and it did nothing. You shouldn't be taking them as supplements (i.e. instead of getting any vitamins from food) or taking them if you're getting the right amount of vitamins because too much of anything is bad for you.. even too much of the good stuff. It's basically just to top you up if your diet is a little bit lacking i.e. you're deficient in something. Take multi vitamins responsibly, is what I'm saying. If you take too much vitamin D for example you're increasing your risk of hypercalcaemia which is basically where your body retains too much calcium (calcium requires vitamin D in order to be absorbed, if you don't have enough vitamin D in your diet, then not enough calcium will be absorbed and you can develop osteoporosis (sp?) but if too much vitamin D is digested than you will be overretaining calcium). It's all about finding a balance so yeah please don't take vitamins if your diet is already balanced.

Vitamin C is still wonderful for you.


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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 17th 2010, 06:29 AM

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Vitamin C is still wonderful for you.
LOL, great tactic, abandon the issue and hop to something irrelevant.

Anyways, Vitamin C is wonderful, even if megadoses providing you don't have kidney diseases, beta-thalassemias, G6PD (leads to a form of anemia), unsure of whether it causes kidney stones in functioning kidneys, earlier onset of puberty in females, and other, less severe uncomfortable symptoms such as heartburn, diarreha and stomach ache. In animals, the higher chances of osteoarthritis.

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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 17th 2010, 09:34 AM

hey, taking vitamins is good but one the ones i have it says not a supplement for healthy eating, the ones i have are ones that you swallow but they are small and easy to swallow, most vitamin containers have on them somewhere the size of the vitamin. with me the vitamins i take i found did help me to feel a little better, healthier and sometimes a little more alive. maybe you could talk to the pharamacist or your doctor ?



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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 17th 2010, 02:16 PM

I take zinc tablets I used to get colds all the bloody time >.> I've been taking the zinc tablets for a year and I've only had 2 colds they weren't very bad colds either.


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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 17th 2010, 04:57 PM

Thanks for all the info guys. The reason i'm enquiring is because i've been on/off anemic for years and my blood results always vary - sometimes it says i'm lacking badly, other times not so much and other OTHER times, i'm not lacking at all. I am baffled as i have a very balanced diet, but i'm always tired & ill no matter what my latest blood results seem to say. I took various forms of iron/folate supplements in the past but neither did any good for me. The thing is, i consume a lot of dairy which i've heard counteracts iron absorption. Could this be the reason i'm feeling so tired? I literally yawn 100's of times in a day and my eyes have no 'life' lol.


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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 17th 2010, 06:17 PM

I take the stuff Holly posted. I'm anemic as well.




   
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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 17th 2010, 08:42 PM

I'm currently taking some multivitamins with iron from Lidl (cheap and cheerful!). They're really good because they're small sugarcoated (I think), so they go down well. they're about the same size and shape as skittles so nice and small.
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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 18th 2010, 02:51 AM

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LOL, great tactic, abandon the issue and hop to something irrelevant.

Anyways, Vitamin C is wonderful, even if megadoses providing you don't have kidney diseases, beta-thalassemias, G6PD (leads to a form of anemia), unsure of whether it causes kidney stones in functioning kidneys, earlier onset of puberty in females, and other, less severe uncomfortable symptoms such as heartburn, diarreha and stomach ache. In animals, the higher chances of osteoarthritis.

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I'm just offering my info based on experience. I feel good after I've had a dose, maybe energy, or maybe It's just the fruit making me feel good. You don't have to hate


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Re: Multi-vitamins - April 18th 2010, 07:39 PM

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I'm just offering my info based on experience. I feel good after I've had a dose, maybe energy, or maybe It's just the fruit making me feel good. You don't have to hate
I'm not hating, I'm showing what it said in the medical field about vitamin C.
   
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