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Originally posted by Flother
Originally posted by BiggerPicture
what other vitamins does our body need, but not make?
or is it vitamin C only?
we need VItamin D IF we don't get ANY significant sunlight/uv light.
Vitamin E? we make that?
My humble (or not) take is that (given several parameters related to time, space and civilisation - seriously...) :
Vitamin D + Vitamin C + Magnesium
are a pretty good cocktail to begin with.
Then come vit. B (many different things inthere, B12 interesting), then vit. E, then Selenium (specially for aging persons).
Others stuff not seem to be too rare in today's food & moods than required for our normal (if not ancestral) health (but could be wrong, of course).
ETA : Once again, most vital organs are packed with Vitamin C be it 100 or 50 times your *normal* serum levels, - and L-Acid Ascorbic aka Vit. C is available for about 30 U$D per KILOGRAM (2.2 lbs) on the first google resut when just striking in ascorbic acid kg.
edit on 16-4-2012 by Flother because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sphota
reply to post by SuperTripps
So, to get all these things, forget about these "context-less" pills that we waste our money on and start eating a more balanced diet...
a couple brazil nuts a day will give you all the selenium you need.
a cup of chia seeds will provide a ton of magnesium, as well as Omega 3 and some added protein. I've been eating them almost every day for the last couple of years. They were more expensive (about $14/lb. at wholefoods) when I first stumbled upon them. Nowadays they're cheap at wholefoods, I think I've seen them at a normal grocery store by my house and online they're like $7 or 8/lb.
there's plenty of foods that can just be thrown in here or there. You don't have to prep them or anything, toss them on your salad or pop a few nuts as though they were vitamins. There's no need for all the worry about taking mass produced pills.