Post # 1
Does anyone use vitamins or supplements to aid them in cravings, energy, weight loss or just to feel better? I would love to hear what you take and what it helps! Thanks ladies!
I will go first:
I take a multivitamin and a seperate B12 vitamin. I do notice a difference in my energy with the B12 vitamin. I also take melatonin to help me sleep and miralax to help me go to the bathroom (yes my dr knows of all of these and approves). I am looking for healthy ways to help curb my crazy appetite and boost my concentration and energy.
Post # 3
I take a multi, a B complex and biotin (nails/hair). I don’t believe in taking appetite suppresants or diet pills, if my body is telling me to eat, I will eat. What about drinking green tea? I guess it can work like an appetite surpressant once you’re full of tea! ha
Post # 4
I take Saint John’s wort for mood, and I can really tell a difference. I’m a nervous, anxious, worrying type, and this helps a lot. I’m looking forward to hearing others’ answers. I’ve been looking for something that is good for energy (I may try B12) and something that actually supresses one’s appetite for a long time.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I don’t take any of that stuff. I’m a believer that you just piss it all away. I’d rather save my money and use it to buy those expesnive, organic vegetables that are full of naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals supplied in a context our body and metabolism understands.
Post # 6
I take a multivitamin and valerian root (a natural muscle relaxer- just at night). I do really like to drink Kombucha (it is just expensive) and I also like green tea. For me, when I feel hungry after eating it is often because I just can’t digest, and tea really helps. When I am hungry I just try to eat something healthy that I love (Annie’s Cowgirl ranch, romaine lettuce, walnuts and tomatoes. Yum!)
Post # 7
I try to take a multivitamin when I remember to take it with food.
Can I suggest Benefiber instead of miralax?
Post # 8
my current vitamin/supplement arsenal includes:
– multivitamin (GNC womens; I’ve noticed a marked improvement in my hair/nails!)
– probiotic (helps me feel less bloated, keeps me regular)
– grape seed extract (I have REALLY low blood pressure and this seems to help with circulation)
– ginko biloba (again with the low blood pressure; this helps with oxygenation of the blood)
– glucosamine/chondroitin (helps with joint stiffness; my BFF is a pharmacist and she highly recommended it for overall joint health; I started it recently, so no major progress yet)
Post # 9
I voted Multivitamin, Diet Pill and Additional Supplement Misc.
I take a One a Day Women’s Gummy, green tea extract (my “diet pill”), gummy calcium and omega-3.
Very rarely I will take melatonin if I haven’t been sleeping.
Post # 10
I take L Carnitine and calcium vitamins I drink a dietary tea everyday to help with my Bowels sorry if TMI.
Post # 11
thanks ladies! keep them coming!
Post # 12
I take a multivitamin, biotin supplement, and a daily protein supplement (1 shake per day)
Post # 14
Aside from my multivitamin, I have taken cranberry tablets in the past to prevent UTIs. I don’t know if they actually helped or not, but I never did get a UTI. Occasionally, I will take melatonin to help me sleep. I used to take a refrigerated probiotic, but I haven’t taken that in awhile. It did seem to help with my digestion and helped keep me regular. Normally, I will also pop a few Tums at night for calcium as well, but I’ve heard that the body doesn’t absorb that kind of calcium very well.
Post # 15
I find this thread very interesting. I have been looking at different natural supplements (for no particular reason), but was not sure if they were worth the money.
Post # 16
@nutMeg13: any specific ones you are interested in looking into?