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What supplements do you take and do you feel the benefit?

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posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 04:53 AM
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Somebody said something about vit D.

A recent study demonstrated that most people suffering from alzeimers have vit D deficiency. But they did stop short from saying lack of vit D was a cause. But the correlation was significant.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 05:09 AM
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a reply to: muSSang

Try taking MSM too.It'll help with detoxing and does something subtle but beneficial to the hormone levels.Oh,chickpeas.....dried,tinned or fresh.Gets the movements moving.

Carry on juicing and stay safe.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 05:37 AM
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Just a heads up ...there will be a program aired tonight I think about vitamins and supplements on the CBC program Marketplace ......" Marketplace: Some protein powders fail fitness test
‘Spiked’ products can have cheaper filler, not enough promised protein "

Marketplace and the fifth estate blow the lid off the vitamin and supplements industry.
Watch Marketplace at 8 p.m., 8:30 NT and the fifth estate at 9 p.m., 9:30 NT Friday on CBC TV.

Trying to get ripped? You may be getting ripped off. While more Canadians turn to protein powders to give their workouts a boost or to replace meals, not all supplements deliver the punch they promise.

A Marketplace investigation into what popular supplements contain reveals you're not always getting as much protein as the package promises.

In the first investigation of its kind in Canada, Marketplace tested popular vitamins and supplements, including Vitamin C, fish oil and protein powder, to see if what is on the label is actually what is in the bottle.

"Protein's expensive," says Neil Thanedar, founder and CEO of LabDoor, which analyzed the test results. "Someone is trying to make the product more cheaply."
www.cbc.ca...



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 05:43 AM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1

Whey protien is basically waste from the cottage cheeze industry.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:01 AM
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a reply to: woodwardjnr

CoQ10,L-Lysine, Vit D2

Make sure you have blood level for Vid D taken. It is a common deficiency. I am on 50k units 1x a week for the next 10 weeks and 1k units a day until it's tested again. Also, it is D2 (rather than the more popular D3 as D3 reacts with lots of different meds).




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posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:24 AM
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Supplements are a good idea I take the following:

No-Xplode for the gym (before)....good B Vitamins, Creatine and energy
Iso Whey protein (various brands) after gym
MHP T-Bomb II .. gets all the bad environmental estrogens from your system
Anavite multivitamin
500 mg Vitamin C, helps wear and tear on your body
get 30min of sun sometime each week

I think they make a big difference and w/o any of them i notice the difference

I'm not a body builder either, work on light lifting, cardio as exercise seems to help mental ability a lot, i'm late middle age and about 150 lbs



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:32 AM
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a reply to: nitrobandit
Getting 30 mins of sun a week, would be a luxury, I live in the uk



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:40 AM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
I've just started taking a number of supplements daily. Obviously it's too early to know if they work or what they do, but does anyone take supplements and what have you noticed the effects to be. I'm currently taking root ginger extract 4g a day a full spectrum multi vitamin 120 mg a day 22 mg of zinc and drinking lots of green tea. I've not really noticed much yet but will continue to take them. I'm hoping they heal my scar quicker, so I went with supplements good for the skin, which also have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier.

Just interested to know what others take or recommend. I have lots of turmeric, but it came with a warning not to take if you are are susceptible to bleeding which I have been in the past.

I have to say am enjoying the green teas, which are quite pricesy, because I'm getting them off tea pigs.co.uk which is a brand that specialises in ceremonial teas. But they taste amazing. In the past I've had trouble with just green tea as it doesn't sit well on my stomach.


I used to take all sorts of vitamin and herb supplements.

Then one day I realised that the best way to get all of these nutrients into my body would be through food.

The problem with supplements is that the body isn't designed to absorb nutrients from pills, so the bioavailability of most supplements is normally very low. So whatever dose it tells you you're getting on the bottle you'll only actually be getting around 15% of that.

You should also consider that a lot of supplements have added ingredients in them that are often harmful to you.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but just wanted to share the knowledge I've gained through my own experiences



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:53 AM
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a reply to: woodwardjnr

Ginseng


Both American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius, L.) and Asian Ginseng (P. Ginseng) are believed to provide an energy boost, lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, reduce stress, promote relaxation, treat diabetes, and treat sexual dysfunction in men.


I use it for an energy boost and cholesterol



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 07:11 AM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
a reply to: nitrobandit
Getting 30 mins of sun a week, would be a luxury, I live in the uk



Eating fish, like salmon, is a good way to get the vitamin D levels up when the dark UK nights set in!



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 08:33 AM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1

Users of protein powders:

It's possible to buy PURE protein.

Which is expensive and not even slightly tasty but has no minging sweeteners or other rubbish.I can't eat or drink anything with artificial flavourings anymore so that's all I can use.

Don't worry too much about the taste.You get used to it.😉



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 09:59 AM
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Something else I think is important, especially those wishing to keep tabs on their body.

Get a blood workup every year. And start charting the numbers. Some doctors want to make it a physical, but insurance pays for a physical every year for many people.

When I finally decided I was fat, drank too much, excercised to little, ate junk foods, the first thing I did is get a workup and began charting my numbers.

Having those in front of me gave me focus of where I wanted to be and what I needed to work on. It has been very gratifying to see the results over years. And keeps me focused.

Its the only reason I see a doctor. But dont avoid doctors. Sometimes they see things you dont and can offer good guidance to help you with your goals.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: nitrobandit

get 30min of sun sometime each week


That may not be helping at all during the shorter days, say from August to March.....as it seems that "winter" sunlight will not manufacture D3 in either Edmonton or Boston"
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
or Atlanta

In the winter, it's impossible to produce vitamin D from the sun if you live north of Atlanta because the sun never gets high enough in the sky for its ultraviolet B rays to penetrate the atmosphere

health.usnews.com...

Are you at risk for vitamin D deficiency? Do you avoid sunshine? [You need sun exposure daily in the summer between 11 am and 3 pm – without sunscreen or windows for 15 – 20 minutes.] Do you wear a strong sun-block? Do you avoid dairy products? Do you have a low fat diet? Do you avoid seafood? Are you pregnant or nursing? Do you use corticosteroids (oral, inhalers, or creams)? Do you have very dark skin? [If so, you may need 6 times as much sun exposure during the summer, and extra vitamin D during the winter.] Do you live in a very cloudy, foggy, or polluted climate? Or above 30 degrees latitude? All these can increase your risk of vitamin D deficiency.

www.laurapower.com...



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: woodwardjnr

I have been taking large quantities of vitamin and herbal supplements for two years now. They have helped me heal and more actively live life again. They aren't easy on the stomach though and I have found that sipping on some lemon water first thing in the morning after I take them helps. I'm also realistic and know that for about thirty to forty five minutes I'm not going to feel well. I spend that time in front of an LED SAD light and that also helps. Everything including the light have been prescribed by my naturopath. I even felt so good this summer and stopped taking things properly and only every other day to save money. I'm now back to getting a b12 shot once a week again to replenish. Just some background for you, sorry.

What I take is 10,000 iu of vitamin d3, 100mg vitamin b complex with a bi weekly to monthly shot of b12, 25ml of a high potency liquid iron supplement that absorbs better and easier than the pills called flora vital, and about 7000 mg of dry herbal equivalent of a professional strength Eleuthero. I take RAW women a whole food multi vitamin with probiotics and another probiotic as well as other herbal medications that don't fit the bill here. I also use papain from papaya as a digestive aid and licorice root tablets for heartburn and to ease my tummy and use both turmeric and coconut oil as freely as possible.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 11:56 AM
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The first thing to say about supplements is that you should only take them if your body requires them. And, because the majority of us have a reasonably balanced diet, the majority of us don't need them.

The only micronutrients to be careful about IMO are vitamins C, D, and calcium.

If, like me, you're not a lover of milk and cheese - which are packed with calcium - then you need to find an alternative food source (ie nuts, especially almonds). DON'T take calcium supplements, which raise the risk of heart attack.

Take vit C supplements if you don't eat much fruit or veg; take fish oil, or cod liver oil, if you don't get much sun, because vit D is quite hard to come by, food-wise.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: Bluesma




I have been taking Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) and Plantain each day. These helped me easily quit smoking recentl


Im lucky I have Rhodiola rosea growing on our cliffs. Have been propagating it in my garden for the last few years its a lovely plant and very powerful.



posted on Nov, 15 2015 @ 03:02 AM
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originally posted by: purplemer
a reply to: Bluesma

Im lucky I have Rhodiola rosea growing on our cliffs. Have been propagating it in my garden for the last few years its a lovely plant and very powerful.


That is one that is rather new to me, and I have been very impressed with the effects.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 04:45 AM
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Mostly i prefer natural foods like fruits, vegetables, honey, lemon, healthy teas, kitchen herbs etc.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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I was taking vitamin e with mixed tocopherols for a while, now I eat occasionally an avocado on toast instead... multi vitamins and juice.
I like to cook eggs in very fresh coconut oil with jam and toast and a little hot sauce as a protein source...
Oh and greens and fruit, like a nectarine or peach... for vitamin resource... will try to find link..hope you are doing swell.
Take care, eat well... and tea is excellent, even black tea has some antioxidants...i'm thinking of making curry chicken salad tea sandwiches with Assam loose leaf and cream!
Let e know if that goes well and then I study food and nutrition soon.




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