(Closed) Multi Vitamin?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

when i was taking one, and i plan to start taking it again, i was taking primacare one, which is a prenatal vitamin.  my obgyn said she doesn’t trust otc vitamins since they’re not regulated by the fda, whereas prescription vitamins (like primacare one) are.  it spoke to the hypochondriac in me.  i plan to start taking them again to comply with the wb fitness challenge!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

oh and it’s HUGE purple horse pill.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I take the generic women’s multivitamin from Target and it’s not so bad as many of the other vitamins I’ve tried. I’m vegetarian, so it’s super important that I take it every day.

Post # 7
Bee
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

I take one-a-day Women’s formula (and Bf does, too!). We’d been taking the one-a-day maximum, but it gives us both a stomach ache (even if taken with lots of food), which I read is common with multivitamins. So we switched to the women’s and so far so good. He’s getting his share of extra calcium and folic acid too!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I take Ethex prenatal vitamins (prescribed).  The only way I can wolf down those honkin pills is to take them with milk (which forces me to take another pill – lactaid!!)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I take the CVS brand multi, called Spectravite.

I’m really, really inept at swallowing pills unless they’re small, so lucky for me, my multis come in a chewable variety.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve been thinking about this one since last night HR.  Many of the randomized controlled trials have been done with Centrum, so I feel pretty comfortable recommending those.  Flinstones (not so ironically considering I’m a pediatrician) is another that I feel incredibly comfortable with…

I don’t actually take a multi-vitamin.  I know I probably should, but I take individual components instead… crazy right?  I take B12, Vit C, Fish Oil, Folic Acid, calcium and Vitamin E.  I’ve also been charting most of what I eat on Fit Day, so I know when I’m low on something. Then I  work on adding the right foods to my diet.  I know that this take too long for most people, but I can’t help but think that there are a lot of components of vitamins that my body is just wasting.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I take the Trader Joe’s adult chewable. It’s not too bad!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Laugh if you want, but I take two gummy vitamins a day! hah I always saw kids vitamins like that and thought that was so cool. Then I saw the ones for adults and got them. They are a nice morning treat with breakfast, and they haven’t made me sick like other vitamins have in the past.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I take Centrum woman’s formula.  And take it with a little yogurt.  I’m sensitive to iron and that can sometimes make me a little green.

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i used to take the trader joes multivitamin for women but i stopped because i hated swallowing that huge pill. i think im going to start up again, though.

i work in public health and in school, we read a few studies about vitamins and whether they are actually beneficial to health. there is not a lot of evidence that they make a difference in overall health since the body absorbs such a small percentage of them and in a different way than vitamins from actual food. so they have a saying – "be the KIND OF PERSON who takes vitamins" since people who pay more attention to their overall health and wellness through nutrition and exercise tend to take vitamins more so than the other way around, and making the conscious decision to take a daily vit usually causes people to pay even more attention to their other health behaviors.

anyway, just thought id ramble a bit…i love health LOL!

 

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