(Closed) Vitamin suggestions?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used to take a generic women’s daily multivitamin, but switched to a prenatal the year before we started TTC.  I also was prescribed a calcium/vit D combo supplement (I had a stress fracture from running) and a folate pill (I had low RBCs) which I continue to take along with my prenatal now that I’m pregnant.

I don’t know about specific brands, but I do think it’s a good idea to take extra vitamins, especially if you feel like there are “holes” in your diet.

I would only caution against taking megadoses of vitamins A, D, E, & K since they are fat soluble vitamins.  B & C, and other water soluble vitamins, are excreted if your body doesn’t use them, but fat solubles are stored and in incredibly high doses can become toxic.

Typical daily multivitamins won’t cause toxicity, but it’s something to look out for if you take multiple supplements.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I take Alive! Once Daily for Women.  I don’t think you need to worry about prenatals as long as you’re getting 400-800mcg of folic acid daily as well as a fish oil with DHA; I take Nordic Naturals Complete Omega.  (I buy both from Amazon for a discount)  Maybe when you’re closer to trying you can get a prescription prenatal, which I’ve heard are way better than what you can get OTC.

I also take raspberry leaf and vitex to help balance/regulate my cycle.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I currently take GNC Women’s Ultra Mega as a daily multi-vitamin and a Biotin supplement. Biotin is the vitamin in prenatal vitamins that helps your hair and nails, so I get the benefits without taking prenatal vitamins. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bostongirl27:  I haven’t had any problems with acne, I’ve been taking it for about 8 months. I have definitely noticed that my nails are stronger. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You’ll probably laugh, but I take the adult One-a-Day gummy vitamins. Every other vitamin I’ve tried has always made me sick and want to vomit within like 20 minutes. When I realized I could keep these down, I was sold!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@AmyFarrahFowler:  Any noticable change in your hair? Mine is extremely dry, so I started doing Biotin a few days ago… (Fingers crossed!)

 

@bostongirl27:  I took fish oil very consistently for a long while. It was never gross for me at all. It’s in a gel cap kind of pill, so it doesn’t have a “taste” going down, if that’s what you’re worried about. My only complaint was mild heart burn from time to time, but that was it.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@misspeanut:  I’ve thought about doing gummy vitamins. I hate taking pills, but if I can trick myself into thinking I’m having a snack, I’m all for it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bostongirl27:  The Nordic Naturals fish oil I take is lemon flavored, in a gel capsule.  Doesn’t taste like fish at all.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh, and I’ve tried gummy calcium vitamins before, and those are awesome.  I have chocolate calcium tablets from Trader Joes, and those are good also.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@StuporDuck:  My hair is definitely healthier, I have always had very dry hair and I continually straighten it, but it hasn’t been as dry lately. I am not entirely sure if its from the Biotin or because I recently cut 10 inches off.  I am hoping the Biotin helps in grow faster so it is somewhat long again before my wedding next year.

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