Post # 1
I’ve searched the site and couldn’t find anything within 4 years, so I’m asking now.
What brand of multivitamin do you take? I’m interested in taking a daily dose. If you suggest more specific vitamins rather than a multi, let me know!
Post # 2
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 # 3
ukbea : I’d say it’s just general health. I want to be sure I’m not shorting myself any vitamins.
Post # 4
piper628 : Rainbow Light!
Post # 5
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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Post # 12
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 # 13
onlythemarginleft : I’ve been thinking about this too. I have tracked *most* of my days on MyFitnessPal and it gives a breakdown of the basic vitamins. I guess I just don’t know enough our biology to know what I need. 🙂
Post # 14
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.