Do you take supplement like vitamins? How about your children?

Vitamins / Supplements - There are variety of vitamin and supplements in the market.
@Iriene88 (5352)
Malaysia
October 9, 2009 9:41am CST
My husband is quite health conscious. He will always take vitamins. He encouraged my son to take multi-vitamins daily. I am not so into it. I will take it once in awhile like fish oil capsules , evening primrose oil and vitamin C. IN actual fact vitamin E is very good, anti-oksidant. It also helps to boost our immune system (C & E) 1) Do you take vitamins/ supplements everyday? 2) What vitamins, C, E, minerals? 3) Any particular brands? 4) Do you ensure your children have them too? 5) Chewable or capsule or liquid? Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!
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29 responses
9 Oct 09
I've read from several sources that even a very balanced diet doesn't always give you your 100% RDA of all vitamins and my diet is very picky as it is! I take Multibionta which takes care of pretty much all the vitamins. I also take fish oil (or its veggie equivalent, flaxseed oil) and calcium supplements (which have really positively affected my teeth and nails), but with calcium you have to take it with magnesium or it can cause serious constipation! I don't have kids yet, but I think when I do I'll make them take a vitamin tablet too.
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10 Oct 09
Not sure if this is available in your country, but if you want your children to have an impressive height, you should make them take a height-booster supplement called Cherifer. It really works!
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 09
Dear Phaedra, Glad to hear from you, Happy to meet you You are having a very good intake of health supplements for your overall health. It is really good that when you take calcium supplements, take it together with magnesium - it will helps for better absorption. Vitamin A, C & E also excellence! For ladies above 25 years old, they advise to take evening primrose oil daily. Thanks for sharing, hope to hear your views on my other topics too!
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 09
Dear IMEzekiel, Really?? There is supplement for height? Have not heard it before! Height-booster supplement called Cherifer, sounds interesting. Where is it from? Is there any side effect. My son is not tall enough for his age. This will bw really good for him.. Is it expensive? I wonder what the China basketball player 'Yow Ming' diet and supplements! Thanks for sharing a very interesting facts and information!
@celineml (126)
• Malaysia
29 Oct 09
My hubby also is health no easy to sick.But me is very bad if my girl sick i take care her one or two day me will sick same with my girl.But me no eat any brand vitamin.my girl to take multi-vitamins daily. 1)me no take vitamins/ supplements everyday.But my girl is very day eat multi-vitamin. 2)this i no very know 3)my girl eat is for brand i forget ready.But i know at famasi or guardian also can get. 4)no. 5)perfer chewable
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
29 Oct 09
Dear Celine, It is good if you can take vitamin C and multi-vitamins daily to boost you body immune system. I am happy that your daughter had multi-vitamins everyday. This will helps a lot. I am also not so discipline, I must change my bad habit... I always forget to eat vitamins. My husband always take all kinds of vitamins everyday! I am just opposite of him. All the best, Health is Wealth :)
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@celineml (126)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 09
hi Iriene for me know the multivitamin if give your child take everyday i feel is good and no easy to sick. Last time my sister son always sick than i tell her everyday give him eat 1-2pill multi-vitamin than try and see good or not or will every time sick or not. After my sister also try give her son eat than is good also no easy sick now.
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@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
1 Nov 09
Lately my kids always get running rose, flu and cough. I am wondering is that because of they have stop taking the vitamin C supplements. They used to take vitamin c but after all I am lazy to buy a new one so they have stop taking the vitamin c for quite a number of months already. During our latest visit to our family doctor, I have bought a bottle of multivitamin for my kids. Hope they will get to be more healthy.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
12 Oct 09
i used to take centrum but i found out that during my monthly period i would need to used an adult diaper changed every 2-3 hours for 4 days and night sanitary pads for the remaining 5 days. had always had long periods of monthly visits but not that hard flowing. this happens whenever i would pop a vitamin pill. so, i just resort to the vitamins that tang juice drink has. believe me there are and they work. proof is that am not calcium deficient because of just a glass of this fortified delicious drink. as for my kid i don't give him vitamins anymore since almost everything he takes in are fortified and i read something about one overdosing in some vitamins that can be bad for the liver or something...
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 09
Dear Ritchelle, Thanks for sharing your experience here. It is very informative, truly appreciate it. I totally agree with you, overdose of vitamins and too much of 'unknown' ingredients is bad for health. We should take moderately those basic Vitamin C just to strenghten our body immune system. It is good to know that you have daily intake of tang juice drink. Take care and all the best :)
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• Philippines
12 Oct 09
Yes I take supplements, I take gluthathione for my liver and its an antioxidant. I take vitamin c to prevent me from flu and other illness and I take vitamin e for healthy younger skin. My parents drink eye supplement like lutein because they already have eye conflication. They said it works for them even eye berry.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 09
Dear Grecy, It is good to know that you and your parents really health concious. It is definitely a good practice. Keep it up Precaution is Better than Cure.. HEALTH IS WEALTH! I heard that eye berry is really good for eyesight too :) Must tell my sister about this...LOL I always get some chewable Vitamin C or Multi Vitamins to chew during flight when the aeroplane take off or landing. This is a good substitute instead of chewing sweets... All the best and do keep in touch!
@IMEzekieL (500)
10 Oct 09
Before, yes! I take various vitamins. I remember taking a growth supplement called Cheriffer (not sure if I spelled it right) but it really works 'cause now I'm the tallest among all of my family members.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 09
Dear IMEzekiel, Wow, I wonder whether I can get this Cherifier in Malaysia. You are the second myLotter here who mentioned about the effectiveness of growth supplement called Cherifier. I think my son need it. He is short and underweight compared to his classmates. Thanks for sharing. Food may loose its vitamin contents through the cooking process, preservative, etc. It is a good practice to take daily health supplements to ensure we had sufficient nutrients requirement. All the best and do keep in touch!
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
We adults tend to forget ourselves for we put our children first before us. We should not. We should still continue nurturing ourselves. How can we take care of the people around us if we do not take care of ourselves. We cannot give back if we do not fill our needs first. Taking care of ourselves like taking vitamin supplements is a good way to be healthy. Vitamins should not just be for the kids but for the grown-ups as well.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 09
Dear Jules, Thanks for bringing up a very important point. We parents, tend to forget our own health and put the focus on our children health. Totally agree with you on :~ How can we take care of the people around us if we do not take care of ourselves. We cannot give back if we do not fill our needs first. Taking care of ourselves like taking vitamin supplements is a good way to be healthy. Vitamins should not just be for the kids but for the grown-ups as well. By the way, I always get some chewable Vitamin C or Multi Vitamins to chew during flight when the aeroplane take off or landing. This is a good substitute instead of chewing sweets... Thanks for your wonderful response, do keep in touch!
@hotsummer (10309)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
i don't take vitamins. i am lazy person. i always just easily forget to continue taking vitamins after i started. i feel it is like a big task to take those vitamins everyday.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 09
Dear hotsummer, I am just like you too. I always knew that multi vitamins and health supplements are good for our body. But I just can't discipline myself to take it daily. I tend to forget about it especially Evening Primrose Oil. I will start to take daily at the beginning, then becomes once weekly ... left it on the table, or in the fridge and soon ..without I realise, it expired! I hope I can change my habit and get some daily intake of Vitamin C and multi vitamins... Cheers and happy myLotting!
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
i let my children to take vitamins daily since it helps boost their immune system from sickness. I never drink vitamins myself because no matter what kind of vitamins i'll be taking, i easily gets fat at it.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 09
It is good that you start your children with vitamins daily! This will helps to keep their body immune system to the optimum. They are growing up children and need sufficient intake of vitamins, nutrients and minerals daily. Keep it up Vitamin C is great, B is good for energy.. HEALTH IS WEALTH! Thanks for sharing,do keep in touch!
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Yes Iriene, I am health conscious. 1. Yes. 2. Multi-vitamins and multi-minerals, fish oil,extra vitamins C, E,and B-complex plus health supplements. 3. Kordel, 21st Century, Alterni and Total Health Concept 4. Yes. 5. For my son it is chewable. For me it is tablets and capsules
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 09
Dear James, You are really a vitamins and supplements consumer. So many types and so many brands. It will cost you a fortune Anyway, health is wealth! I heard fish oil is very good for the heart. By the way how you swallow so many tablets and capsules. No need to eat your meals?..LOL Everything should be in moderation...
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
9 Oct 09
Hi Iriene, my son gets enough vitamins in his diet not to need supplements but I do give him a 'Brain Booster' each morning which is a childs chewable fish oil capsule. He enjoys it. I take calcium every day as I hate milk, and cranberry tablets. I take a multi vitamin when I remember but they are grossly huge to follow. Also we both sometimes have soluble vitamin C especailly in the winter. I'm not certain if they do any good at all but the calicum is a must, I just love taking it as it's like chewing chalkI have to get them all online from the UK as I can get five time the quantity for the same money I pay here.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 09
Dear Thea, Have some computer breakdown last few days... Now I am back :) Oh yes, we ladies need calcium for healthy bones. My mum drink 'Anlene' a type of milk with high calcium. You are right, it taste like 'chalk' I am surprised that you managed to get 'calcium' online and it is cheaper despite the high rate of Sterling Pound. I admire you for being able to source the right product and the right price! Cheers and take care :)
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
HI Iriene, Another interesting topic from you again. I never take any supplements like vitamins for myself. When I was young, my parents do gave me Scotts Emulsion Orange flavour,but once I grow up, I stopped taking it. For me, I eat lot of fruits and vegetables and I hope all these are quite sufficient for me to get a healthy life. As for my son, he is taking Scotts Emulsion since he was 2 years old. I am giving him Orange flavour. I don't think he can't take the Original flavour as I msyelf also dislike the original flavour. Same time, my son is still taking Gripe water since he was born and till now, he still continue having both gripe water and Scotts emulsion everyday after his breakfast.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 09
Dear Shia, You son is really good, he takes gripe water and Scotts emulsion everyday after his breakfast. My son do not like it at all, even the orange flavour. That is why he is so skinny - underweight! My husband will asked him to take daily multi-vitamins and Vitacmin C too. Now he also take yoghurt drink like Yakult or Vitagen. Cornflakes are also enhanced with vitamins... So, Shia..perhaps you should consider some vitamins for yourself. Taking care of family need energy too :)
9 Oct 09
I don't have kids. But yes, I take vitamin supplements daily. I have vitamin C & B complex. They are really helpful.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 09
Dear Radiance, Glad to hear from you again Vitamin C is great, B is good for energy! Yes, they are really helpful, keep it up We need A, C, E and Selenium which is good for anti-oxidant! Especially our food and air are much polluted nowadays :) Thanks for sharing and happy myLotting!
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
1 Nov 09
Hi Iriene, I don't have a health freak hubby here, but he does buy some supplement home if happen his friends approach him. He bought some supplement from Amway, Nuskin and Ni Life before. What is annoy me is he bought but he does not take the supplement. SO I have to feed him the supplement everyday. But sometimes he will give many excuses and refuse to take it. Or else they just sit in the fridge and I see some of them are going to expire soon. I worry now is he does not take the supplement on time and he could not get the effect properly. Right now we have Lecithin E Essential fatty acid food and wholefood wheatgrass & Alfalfa at home. For my children, I have just bought a bottle of Champs Multivitamin supplement. It is lysine chewable. They treat it as sweet and they like it and always want to take more and more. So I have to control them not to eat over the dosage.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 09
Dear Vingyan, LOL.... you have to take care of so many babies. The Big Baby (hubby) and those beautiful son and daughter too. You must take some vitamin like A, C and E, perhaps some evening primrose oil too. I only know how to advise people but myself also lazy and not discipline enough to take everyday! It is good if we can take some essential vitamins daily just in case our daily food intake is not sufficient enough especially those nutrients that vanish due to cooking process, preservatives and etc. Thanks for sharing, 'Health is Wealth'
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@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 09
Hi Iriene, agree with you, health is wealth! So you must practice yourself to take the supplement daily to get proper effect. For me, I only taking vitamin E now. I have heard of this evening primrose oil before. I think I have taken this evening primrose oil few years back. But I have forgotten what is the use of it.
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• United States
12 Oct 09
I take vitamins and have taken them for many years. I take daily vitamin c, b complex, vitamin e and acidophilous. I had bad headaches for years that put me in the bed, now I rarely have a headache. I will be 54 years old next month and weight barely 120 pounds. I have fun taking care of my 4 year old grand daughter. I am busy every day. Happy MyLotting.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 09
Dear sweetbabyjane, It is good to know that you have daily intake of vitamin c, b complex, vitamin e and acidophilous. This will keep you strong and healthy. Have fun time looking after your 4 year old grand daughter need energy, so keep fit and be happy! Vitamin E is good anti oxidant and B is for energy :) All the best and keep in touch!
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 09
Dear sweetbabyjane, It is good to know that you have daily intake of vitamin c, b complex, vitamin e and acidophilous. This will keep you strong and healthy. Have fun time looking after your 4 year old grand daughter need energy, so keep fit and be happy! Vitamin E is good anti oxidant and B is for energy :) All the best and keep in touch!
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Iriene, my mum will be the one that bug us on the supplement intake. She will tend to buy some vit and keep and reminding us on the daily intake. Anyway, before my pregnancy, I used to take fish oil, evening primrose and vit C. however during the pregnancy, I stop as what doctor advise. I only had the non acidic Vit C during those period. And now after stop for so long, I am just not so into it to pick it up. 1) Do you take vitamins/ supplements everyday? No, I take only if I can remember.. 2) What vitamins, C, E, minerals? I will have Vit C, fish oil & evening primrose 3) Any particular brands? Nope.. 4) Do you ensure your children have them too? Not yet.. but I don't think so.. 5) Chewable or capsule or liquid? I will surely prefer chewable when I was younger, and now capsule.. I never never like the liquid.. even for those medication.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 09
ear Cwong, Sorry for not replying earlier. My CPU ended up at workshop :( Change new 'motherboard' and I am back :) I am just like you, not a regular health supplement consumer. If I remember then I take. If busy, then it is another day! Vit C, fish oil & evening primrose are really good for ladies. If possible take some calcium too. I like chewable Vitamin C. That's why I share the vitamins C with my son
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 09
Oh Iriene.. I hope your motherboard is not overly stress on the responses you got from MyLot.. BTW, when you mentioned the chewable vit C, it let me recall those days, we got FREE from the Govt hospital, and there is the fruit type, and another type is those very sourish.. now just mentioning about it, my saliva are 'tingling' in my throat.. that's the favourite of us..
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• United States
11 Nov 09
I take vitamins because I had weightloss surgery and several medical problems including cancer. I would be lost without them. I take multivitamin, iron, calcium and a b12 sublingual each day.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 09
Dear Barbara, Vitamins is very vital to our body. We need all the nutrients and minerals daily to keep our body at optimal health. It is good that you ensure a daily intake of multivitamin, iron and B12 to give all the energy and nutrients. All the best and pray that everyday we are healthy and happy :)
@salam1 (1475)
• Malaysia
5 Nov 09
i take tablet vitamin c regularly. it helps a lot, my sinus is less than years ago and i feel a lot better. if i have a choice i will take lypo-spheric vitamin c. i read in http://www.squidoo.com/lypo-spheric-vitamin-c that this kind of vitamin c is the effective in the market. it helps people with many serius health issues.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Nov 09
Dear Salam1, It is good to know that the vitamin-C helps improve your sinus condition. Keep taking it daily to boost your body immune system. Thanks for recommending the lypo-spheric vitamin C. It is definitely a good habit to take food supplements as our diet and food intake are contaminated during the process. Thanks for sharing, truly appreciate it
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
18 Oct 09
No i dont take any suplements for myself. I have taken during pregnancy period as per the recommendations of my doctor but now i dont take any. I do give some supplements on a daily basis to my children like calcium tablets and homepathic tonics like alfalfa. These are mainly for coverng up basic requirements of vitamins and minerals.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 09
Dear limcyjain, I am glad to hear from you Me too... I also took daily multi-vitamins recommended by the doctor during my pregnancy. I hardly take any supplements like vitamins nowadays. My husband will ask my son (who iss quite picky on food) to take his daily multi-vitamins and Vitacmin C too. Now he also take yoghurt drink like Yakult or Vitagen. Cornflakes are also enhanced with vitamins.. thanks for sharing and do keep in touch!
@meapas (2435)
• India
13 Oct 09
I never felt any need for such things because at home we always have well balanced food. My family is highly health conscious people and so we depend on lot of natural foods. Luckily for us no doctor is on our payroll till today. Our daily intake includes lot of various types of vegetables, fish, dry fruits, honey, seasonal fruits including bananas which is a must. Yoghurt, buttermilk, barley water. All types of spices like cinnamon, ginger, garlic, cloves etc. At the same time we are not that fussy or finicky types. When at friends place we eat what ever is available.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 09
Dear meapas, Sorry for the late reply. I have problem with my PC. Change new 'motherboard' for the CPU. Got my PC back, but can't do myLot, something is really wrong...can't post! So, I use my son's netbook! Glad to hear that you are having well balance nutrients daily. Natural fresh food is the best. Our forefathers has been on natural and fresh food and during the olden times there are no health supplements like vitamins, minerals, capsules, weight gainers etc. They are living healthily with proper diet and exercise. However, for those who lack of nutrients, being 'picky' on food, really have to consider Vitamin C, calcium etc. Thanks for sharing and take care
@Weho12 (76)
• Australia
10 Oct 09
As a child i ALWAYS got vitamin C and omega oils from about 1-4 times a week, and it didnt hurt it jsut made me more active
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 09
Dear Weho, Welcome to myLot, glad to hear from you It is good that you have been taking Vitamin C since you are a child. Vitamin A, C, E and zinc is very good as anti-oxidant and it boost our body immune system. Our daily food intake may not be sufficient to provide the vitamins and minerals that our body require. It is better to take precaution, Health is Wealth Thanks for sharing, do keep in touch!