Do You Take Vitamins? Which ones?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
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  • Post # 2
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I take calcium+D and iron every day. Most days I take fish oil, and sometimes I take a B complex and magnesium (trying it out to treat muscle cramps in my legs/feet after hard workouts). I also sometimes take a probiotic.

    EVERYONE should take vitamin D. If you don’t, you’re almost guaranteed to be deficient. I take iron because I am consistently anemic, but if you aren’t then that’s not one you need to worry about. 

    Post # 3
    6980 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I just take a prenatal.

    Post # 4
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I take almost daily:

    a women’s multivitamin



    Spirulena – tastes nasty, but if you keepthe bottle in the freezer its ok 🙂

    Evening primrose oil

    Occasionally take biotin, zinc, and vitamin c (when I feel stressed or a cold coming on)

    Post # 5
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I take iron and biotin every other day if I remember

    Post # 6
    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I take a hair, skin, and nails multivitamin, which contains biotin and whole slew of other vitamins. I also take a gentle iron supplement that contains vitamin C for better absorption.

    Post # 7
    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails. Helps me when I’ve been shedding too much hair or my nails break easily etc.

    Post # 8
    397 posts
    Helper bee

    I take Orange Triad as my multivatimin… I do a lot of weightlifitng, etc., which it is good for, but may switch when I am done with this bottle… Along with a few other specific supplements (iron, etc.)

    It’s so hard, because most multivatim have too much of some things and not enough of others. 

    Post # 9
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    vermonster:  There are people who should not be taking vitamin D supplements.  I don’t know where you got your information that everyone should take it.

    I do take vitamin D, but I was deficient and I had my levels tested again after starting a medication to make sure I wasn’t getting too much, as the medication can cause that.  I also take vitamin B12 due to a deficiency when I’m not supplementing.

    Post # 10
    2876 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    Im the vitamin queen I take-

    krill oil

    multi vitamin

    iron booster with spirulina 


    calcuim with vitamin D

    The pill – Diane 


    I just had a full health check up and my doctor said I’m extremely healthy and to keep up the good work. 

    Post # 11
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’ve been taking a daily prenatal with iron, folic acid, and DHA for the last few months.

    Post # 12
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Country Club

    I take a multi-vitamin and omega-3 every day. I also usually take feverfew, magnesium and B-2 to help with my migraines. I just started botox treatments last week (for migraine treatment) so I stopped the vitamins that I was taking for that just to see if I notice any effects (good or bad) but I’m still on my prescribed medication of topamax for another few months I think. I can’t wait to just be on vitamins and botox!

    Post # 13
    143 posts
    Blushing bee

    Stephville:  I currently take a probiotic, 2 glucosamine chondroitin plus MSM, turmeric with bromelain, an omega-3, and a B complex every morning (other than the probiotic those are all geared toward helping my joints and muscles heal from long distance running, but they have numerous other benefits for the body).  Depending on any workouts I do or if I am feeling sick, stressed or tired I will add some of the following: vitamin c, magnesium, an amino acid complex, aller-dx, 5-htp, melatonin, l-lysine or iron.

    As far as a smoothie supplement, I use rawjuvenate powders (super greens, and their omega protein powder).  My skin has improved and its a good way to get some more greens in my diet.

    I used to take calcium, a women’s multivitamin, Vitamin E and a plethora of other things that had me up to about 11 capsules every morning, then I bought an herb drug interaction book, and also the book Prescription for Nutritional Healing and realized I didn’t need to be taking all of those things all the time and some of the things I could get adequately from my diet (I eat a ton of fresh fruits, veggies, fermented foods, smoothies, and home made juice).

    I went off all supplements for a month and improved the way I eat (meaning I made a permanent change not a temporary diet) and got a multiphasic blood panel and realized I didn’t need to take calcium or the multivitamin because I fell well within normal ranges for calcium and vitamin D, and didn’t test positive for other deficiencies.

    Long story short, do some research on what you need and consult with a medical professional to see if you are deficient or if what you are taking is safe to take together and also if you drink any herbal teas make sure they don’t interact with anything you take.  It sounds like you are having good results already so that’s great!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Orchid71.
    Post # 14
    1905 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I take a delicious gummy multivitamin for women 😀

    i also take biotin and iron (if I’m feeling kind of worn out and sick) 

    Post # 15
    1905 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Kristina1213:  I was on topamax before. I couldn’t stand the way it made my legs feel! did you notice anything with your hair on it? it made mine so thin and limp 🙁

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