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PostPosted: 07/31/02 - 10:53    Post subject: vitamins
Do we get enough vitamins in the average diet or should we be taking vitamin supplements
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PostPosted: 07/31/02 - 11:09    Post subject:
Is your average diet Coke and potato chips?

I take a multi-vitamin everyday and then some extra Vitamin C and Vitamin E. I can post specific amounts later if you're interested.
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PostPosted: 07/31/02 - 11:15    Post subject:
purple hayes wrote:
Is your average diet Coke and potato chips?

I take a multi-vitamin everyday and then some extra Vitamin C and Vitamin E. I can post specific amounts later if you're interested.


Close, my diet is sunflower seeds and tonic water.

How much vit E and why??
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PostPosted: 07/31/02 - 12:04    Post subject:
I take a boatload of supplements. It's well known that the US RDA's are extremely conservative and represent the low end of normal at best.

I take a multi, 400IU Vitamin E (helps the cysts), garlic (antiinfective properties), silmaryin (also called milk thistle, liver purifer), 1000mg Vitamin C, a 50mg B complex, fish oil (high in Omega 3 fatty acids which are good for your heart), L-glutamine (aids in muscle recovery from exercise), glucosamine/chondroitin (good for your joints), and on a two week on two week off rotation, echinacea and goldenseal, which are immune system supports. I also take calcium at night because in addition to the obvious, it helps me sleep. I need the extra anti-infectives and immune support stuff because of the CFIDS, so my case might be a little different. Although I have two friends who swear by the immune system stuff during marathon training because your system takes such a beating.
When I am in heavier training I also take potassium because I tend to get leg cramps if I don't.
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PostPosted: 08/01/02 - 06:29    Post subject:
I take a High Potency MV as well as a 1000 mg Calcium supplement. I think I get enough through my diet but the MV and Calcium are just an extra in case I fall short.
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PostPosted: 08/01/02 - 12:50    Post subject:
1 multi-vitamin.
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PostPosted: 08/01/02 - 12:56    Post subject:
I take a MV out of habit, but I think I would be fine without it. I try to get plenty of fruits, veggies, protein and whole grains. I think if you eat a sensible diet, you will not need a multi-vitamin.

Milk, soy milk, cereal and other foods we now eat are vitamin enriched, anyway.
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PostPosted: 08/05/02 - 10:16    Post subject:
I GNC Mega for Women, and I really notice a difference when I am taking them regularly. I think our produce and fruit is so poor from all the soil depletion that we really do need to supplement.
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