Post # 1
I just want to get myself into the best shape/heath before we ttc.
I am going to start up with exercise soon and only need to loose about 5 pounds.
I have always been bad about taking vitamins. Any recommendions on any to take or just any multi-vitamin?
Post # 3
One great way to force yourself to remember is to get the tasty delicious gummy vitamins!! I have gummy prenatals from Costco that kinda taste like Sour Patch Kids and I get excited every morning at vitamin time! Of course, the gummies aren’t really as vitamin-riffic as regular multivitamins, plus they are more expensive, so to compromise I have ONE (instead of the full dose of 2) yummy gummy and then 1/2 a tablet of a regular multivitamin. Best of both worlds, and I always remember to take them because MMMMMMM.
Post # 4
Since you are TTC, I would recommend you just go with prenatal vitamins. They’re fairly comprehensive, depending on the brand, and include folic acid, which you will need while TTC anyway.
I always take mine right before bed after I brush my teeth and wash off my makeup. I never fail to wash off my makeup every night and brush my teeth so it just worked itself into the routine. Some prenatal vitamins can make you a little queasy, so this method allows you to sleep off the queasiness.
Conversely, other people I know keep it in their purse and have it with lunch/dinner/whatever. Unless you have a gigantic purse, you tend not to forget since you’ll see it regularly.
Post # 5
I’d go with prenatals. Just one pill, and it’s comprehensive. They even sell ones specifically for people who are TTC–just make sure they’ve got the recommended 400 mcg of folic acid and try to buy them in bulk as they can get really expensive!
Post # 6
@loveus: Prenatals definitely. Anyone can take them even if they aren’t TTC, they are just a good jumping off point for nutrients. Definitely make sure to get an option with Folic Acid. While the RDA is 400 mcg during pregnancy the Mayo Clinic recommends up to 800 mcg during certain developmental months, so taking 800 mcg is okay.
I would also highly recommend either finding a prenatal with DHA from Fish Oil or taking a supplemental softgel (preferably enteric coated if you are sensitive to the fish taste). DHA and Fish Oils has mounds of benefits even if you aren’t pregnant.
(I work for a dietary supplement manufacturing company)