(Closed) Best vitamins??

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I really try not to put anything into my body, period. BUT occasionally when I need an extra boost or if I’m trying to fend off a cold, I use those multi-pack once-a-day vitamins. As far as boosting your metabolism, I’ve found that eating more snacks (well, CONSTANTLY snacking in my case!) rather than taking pills has helped me the most! Good luck and congrats on your weight loss so far!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

6 or 7 pounds in two weeks is awesome – I’m totally jealous!  I’ve been working out hardcore for about 2 months now, and have lost about 5.  But I know I’ve put on muscle.

As far as supplements go, I take green tea.  It’s more convenient for me than drinking a few cups a day like I used to, and it’s safe for most people.  I take 1, 500 mg capsule a day, the NSI brand from Vitacost.  Gives me more energy for my workouts and I’m pretty sure it helps rev up my metabolism.  It seems to be most effective and just help speed up the process a little when I’m eating healthy and working out already.  Helps to find a brand with as little filler as possible too, my husband had a reaction to a formula from Walgreens that was less pure.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Fruits and veggies. 🙂 

Sorry, couldn’t resist! Hot and cold liquids will boost your metabolism, and eating the right balance of nutrients in the right proportions at the right times will fuel your metabolism as well. Ditto getting enough sleep. 

Anything else won’t work nearly as well, and often will have harmful or unwanted side effects. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My Dr. recommended 2 flintstones chewables a day

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I used to take Liquid Source of Life- and have been meaning to get back on them. It doesnt taste too bad, and I really feel like it gives me more energy- as for a metabolism boost, it cant hurt!! Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My GP and my OBGYN both separately suggested taking pre-natal even though I’m not trying to get preggers. They’re the best all around chock full of everything you need vitamin and it’s not like it adds hormones into your body to help you get pregnant or anything it’s just helping you stay healthier which if you were to get pregnant you need to be doing but if you’re not then it’s fine you just need the vitamin goodness. My GP actually suggested Kirkland (costco brand) but they don’t sell the pre-natal at my store so I get the One a Day brand (I think CVS sells their own version of this for about $5 less) which she also suggested. The best part is they make my skin and hair look AWESOME! I also read that a great way to test your vitamins for absorption is to dissolve a tablet in a vinegar and water solution (you can google it – I don’t have the exact amounts) if it breaks down in a half an hour than it will break down in your stomach. Some people feel even just water should be enough of a test but I admit I have not tried that yet.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

I take a Super B complex, Iron and a Daily Women’s Health Vitamin….I don’t know that you would need the extra Iron, but I tend to have anemia problems which is why I take the extra Iron and B vitamins.

 

The B complex is also supposed to support metobolic health and pretty much be overall good for you.

I am not always the best about remembering to take my vitamins, but have been forcing myself to do better this past month because I can tell when I am becoming anemic…I feel a lot better now after getting the nutrients back into my system.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I take Acai in the morning, B12 in the afternoon (I am a veg) and a daily from Trader Joes at night!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I take the beWHOLEsome regimin from GNC.  It is a general vitamin but also has a hair and nail formula, fish oil, etc – they come in little packets and I take one packet each day. 

They are a bit pricey though.  I think when I run out I may just go to the prenatals bc they are cheaper.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@crebre…flintstones taste much better…trust me. 2 Flintstones vitamins = 1 prenatal vitamins per my primary care Dr and GYN.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@JamaicaBride true about the taste… I bet if I bought Flintstone’s vitamins that Fiance would eat them all, lol.

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