Post # 1
Just curious what a healthy population of young women (and men) such as the population here might be taking to supplement the diet.
Do you take vitamins or supplements? Do you feel like they are necessary or not?
I’m thinking about adding a pre-natal vitamin to my regimen 😉
Post # 3
Yay, doctorgirl! You’re getting "baby-ready!" I take a Centrum women’s vitamin right now. Is there a brand or type that is better than others?
Post # 4
Often when we tell people to take a vitamin, we point them towards Centrum… so I think that’s a good choice.
Vitamins and supplements are not regulated in the same way as drugs, so it is very difficult to assure that you are getting what the bottle says you are getting. Centrum is one that I trust.
Here in Seattle, almost everyone takes Vitamin D. Our winters are just too gloomy to get Vitamin D from the sun!
Post # 5
I keep meaning to start taking a mult-vitamin, but I can never stick with it. (They give me heartburn). My sister, who is much more diligent about this stuff, takes a multi-vitamin, calcium and Vitamin D AND folic acid.
Post # 7
what does folic acid do? right now i’m taking one a day womens but i know nothing about vitamins!
Post # 8
Mornings : Magnesium, Calicum Citrate, CoQ10, Tyrosine, Ester C, Vitamin D3, Carotenoids complex, CALA, 5-htp, Whey
Mid-Day : Quericin (sp), Reversestol (also spelled wrong), Soy isoflavones, DHEA, Whey
Evening: Ester C, Tyrosine, Omega 3, Vit. E, B-complex, Selenium, Zinc, 5-htp, Whey
May seem like a lot, but I am older than most on this board. Plus I haven’t had a cold or flu in over 10myears and haven’t taken a prescription med in almost as long.
Post # 9
Pre-natal multi-vitamin, fish oil for omega 3s, and calcium.
Post # 10
I take a prenatal generic form and the Align probiotic for my digestive system. The probiotic has worked wonders for me! The only supplement I take if its even that is Fibersure powder sprinkled a couple times a day in some OJ or something. Can’t taste it! I hate medicine by the way and it takes every ounce of discipline I got to take it everyday!
Post # 11
i am taking prenatals from Costco. i’m afraid to get my labs done. i’ll probably need to take cholesterol meds with the way i’m eating.
Post # 12
I take a multi-vitamin (the version for women) and fish oil. I find when I stop taking fish oil, my joints starting creaking!
Post # 13
I always get on kicks where I am really good about taking a multi-vitamin and then I fall out of the habit….bah!!!
Usually in the summer I eat a lot better..more fruits and veggies….and less on the go than during the school year
Once school starts I tend to slip out of my healthy eating and try to take a multivitamin. In the winter I take my vitamins more diligently as well as acidphilus, echincea, and depeding on the vitamin I am on I sometimes have to add in Vit D and Calcium to meet the values that I need, but most of the time my vitamin covers those,(depends on who did the shopping…)
Post # 14
I take Swiss One 50 vitamins w/ B vitamins… this bad boy is a horse pill, but it also has twice the amount of goodness than a regular daily vitamin has. I also take fish oil and a natural supplement to help with water retention.
Post # 15
@mrscingle- folic acid is to prevent neural tube defects in fetuses. Now that cereals are supplemented with folic acid, the incidence of spina bifida has gone way, way down.
Post # 16
I’m PCOS, so although I dont want kids yet I do need to get myself ready for when I am "ready". I am taking a pre-natal, fish oils, and vitamin E. As well as watching what I eat. My husband and I want to start trying at the end of this year.