Supplements

@acmepride (1546)
United States
May 9, 2007 1:41pm CST
What, among the countless vitamin supplements out in the market, would you recommend to your friends? Why? Could you kindly be specific (please state the brand and cost, if possible)? What are its benefits to your health, if any?
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8 responses
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
9 Dec 07
Okay I'm an older woman and I have to take some vitamins other people don't need to take. I am going through menopause so I take black cohosh and primrose for helping with the symtoms. But I also take some other vitamins that everyone should be taking. I take omega-3 every day. I think everyone should be taking it because it helps a lot of things. What it is, is fish oil. And you read everywhere how eating fish is good for you. It says on the bottle that it helps with brain and heart function but I believe it helps all the organs in your body as well. I have heard of a lot of people taking it for arthritis, as well. I also recommend everyone take calcium. It helps your bones to stay strong as well as your teeth. ANd then maybe a multi vitamin like One a Day.
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@acmepride (1546)
• United States
10 Dec 07
If I may ask, though, chrislotz, do you really feel the benefits of these supplements after taking such? For instance, have you noticed that you seem to have more energy after taking vitamins? Thanks a lot for your honest and substantial post! Happy myLotting, chrislotz! ;)
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
10 Dec 07
I get a lot less hot flashes since taking the ones for my menopause. I feel my memory has been a little better since taking the omega-3. I have more energy since taking the multi vitamins. I don't know that I feel any different since taking the calcium but my doctor tells me all woman around the age of 40 should be taking it so they will have a better chance not getting osteoproises. Don't know how to spell it, but I think you know what I mean, that awful bone disease.
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@acmepride (1546)
• United States
10 Dec 07
Thanks a lot for your clear and complete response to my questions, chrisoltz! Cheers to great health and Happy mylotting! ;)
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@lucgeta (924)
• France
9 Dec 07
I would recommend Centrum it's a multivitamin that complement your food intake. There is pretty much everything there in the right dose. You can check at Centrum.com all the details, the price I guess depends where you live in this world. In Europe is a bit more difficult to get as they decided that people have to get it thru a doctor or pharmacist.
@lucgeta (924)
• France
9 Dec 07
Forget to say you feel with more energy and disposition, guess the body works better with all the elements it needs.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
9 Dec 07
I would never take "Centrum" because they put aspartame in their vitamins. A vitamin pill is made to be swallowed so there is no need for a "sweetener" and there is so much contraversy about aspartame, I would not use it when other high quality multivitamins DON'T contain it.
@lucgeta (924)
• France
9 Dec 07
I didn't know that anyway aspartame is widely used in soft drinks which i don't usually drink. Many people complains that medicine tastes bad so they don't take it, i don't see anything wrong in it.
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• Philippines
10 Dec 07
I would recommend Fern-C, have you heard of that one. It is Vitamin C in alkaline form and that's what makes it a good vitamin because it is not an acid-based vitamin. For more information about fern-c visit this site: http://www.fern-c.com
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@larskie23 (866)
• Philippines
10 Dec 07
Well, im taking vitamin c everyday, for you, i cant recommend anything, but i would suggest that you try some vitamins and what you think is the best for you is the one that you should take. what i mean to say that you try drinking a certain vitamin for a couple of days and see for yourself the effects of that vitamin to your body. i used to take myra but i feel that my heart beats faster. so i stop, i go back to my daily vitamin c for prevention of some sickness so it fits me so i stay with it.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
10 Dec 07
My husband and I switched vitamins a little over a year ago. We are reps for the company, mostly because of the benefits we have found and we like to share that information with others. My husband is off of his cholesterol and blood pressure prescriptions from taking these supplements. My hair has grown much faster and is much healthier. My nails are longer and stronger. We have more energy, sleep better and I've been finally losing some weight. We're very happy with the switch!!
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
9 Dec 07
I recommend that people take a good multivitamin - mineral supplement once a day - simply because most people do NOT eat right. It should be balanced for a person's age and gender. Read the ingrediant label to make sure they cover a wide variety of vitamins and minerals and that they don't add anything which is questionable - aspartame or some dyes. Other than that, I do not recommend supplements unless they have a special need - allergies, menopause, diabetes, smoking, etc. If they do have a special problem, then I research that problem and see what THEY need more of than the average person. Some conditions can casue deficiencies and others can be treated by specific supplements. But, what is good for one person can actually harm another.
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• United States
11 Dec 07
Both the people and the canines take a fish oil supplement. Make sure to get wild caught, not farm raised. It is chalk full of omega 3 fatty acids that imrpove the health of our skin and hair, but also often can make a huge difference in other areas of our health. I have even seen it work wonders for ADD/ADHD children and people that have bipolar disorder as well.
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@anniepa (27520)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I've been taking a liquid supplement called GBG 10 In One for several months now and I'm starting to notice a difference in how I feel. I get it over the internet and I signed up for free to be a distributor. I've got severe arthritis and back problems and it's starting to help the pain and stiffness. My blood pressure has improved and my stress isn't as bad as it used to be. I'd be glad to tell you more if you're interested. It comes with a money back guarantee, by the way! Annie
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