What multivitamins do you take?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I take zinc and vitamin d. A generalized multivitamin isn’t great if you’ve got an issue to resolve (eg zinc and copper are antagonists, I take zinc partly to lower my copper. Taking 100% of my RDA of both would negate the benefits I see). Are you after a particular outcome out is it for general health?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I take a prenatal. Have since I got pregnant with my son and my dr. said to remain on it until we’re totally done having kids. That’s all I take, though. I used to take biotin for my hair and nails but ran out and haven’t replenished. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m ttc in a couple of months,  so I take Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal,  but I’ve only bee taking in for a month, so I have no idea of its any good.  It’s not having a detrimental effect.  My hair and nails are growing really fast,  but I’m also adding powdered collagen to my tea and cocoa. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I take Biotin (trying to grow out my hair and my nails break easily) and Alive Womens Energy multi vitamin. 

Post # 8
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1965 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I take prenatal vitamins I feel more energized but I don’t know if it’s the vitamins or if it’s psychological 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I take Vitamin D especially in the winter time, vitafusion prenatal gummies, and nature’s bounty hair, skin, and nails gummies for the biotin since vitafusion doesn’t have it 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

piper628 :  Alternatively to taking a multi, you could track what you eat on a website like cronometer for a couple of weeks and see which vitamins and minerals you’re actually missing. You could then focus on eating more foods that contain the ones you dont get enough of, or supplement for just the ones you’re lacking.

I take a b12 supplement because I don’t eat animal products. I take vitamin d because I become deficient easily due to my skin colour and where I live. I also sometimes take iodine and vitamin e as per my doctors suggestion to help with my hormonal acne.

A multi would not contain the doses I require of these. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I had been struggling to remember to take my vitamin and I have a vitamin D deficiency so it was important I actually took it.  My doctor recommended taking the Flintstones vitamin.  It has dosage info for adults.  Her reasoning is that if it is something you like, you’ll remember to take it.  I’m sure any of the gummy vitamins would have the same effect.  I recently switched to vitafusion prenatal multivitamin because we’re thinking about ttc in the foreseeable future – because that’s how you know you’re ready to be a mother when you still buy vitamin gummies wink

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Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Prenate mini prenatals since they have dha.  I think they’re prescription only, and i ended up getting them cause they were cheaper than over the counter.   

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

piper628 :  Cronometer gives a full breakdown of every essential vitamin, mineral, amino acid and fat, so you can see how much of your rda for each you are meeting. MFP is better for calorie tracking, but not much else. 

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