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Old 10-10-2014, 02:34 AM
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Question for you guy's over 40.
What vitamins do you take, if any??
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:28 AM
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If ya ggogle it... I read an article (maybe webmd) that said one a day is perfect. I also take vitamins at night so they sit in my system overnight and my body takes what it wants.

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It was established recently,that except in some certain cases,they are basically useless .
You'll flush 99% of what you ingest. Why bother?
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Omega 3 to aid in recovery and just because its good for you. I saw the same study north coast did.

If you eat healthy (lots of fruits/veggies) you shouldn't need a multivitamin.
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I eat a lot of veggies but a low carb diet.

Every morning I take a Kirkland Performance Multi Vitamin. It's cheap and if I piss out 99% of it, I'm still getting a benefit. As long as there is no downside I'll continue.
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Originally Posted by north coast View Post
It was established recently,that except in some certain cases,they are basically useless .
You'll flush 99% of what you ingest. Why bother?
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That was my thought too.
Sure seems like a LOT of money is thrown away on them!
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None, my doctor told me to eat well enough and it wasn't necessary. I looked at omega 3 stuff as well and most articles I found said the tiny amount you got in a capsule did little if anything to help.

Eat well, don't smoke, limit your alcohol intake (for many of you THT'ers I know that ain't happening) and get some regular physical activity. No, watching TV doesn't count.
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I eat well, no vitamins here.
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Not sure which vitamins you guys are referring to when you say they pass right through you, but I know from experience that isn't entirely true. Wasn't feeling right a couple years back. Went to the doctor and they determined I had a vitamin D deficiency. They put me on prescription vitamin D. It was some insane amount. Something like 50,000 iu. Taken once a week. When I completed the prescription I had my blood work done again and I was no longer vitamin D deficient. So that vitamin did not pass right through me without being absorbed to some degree.

I agree that you should be getting your vitamins through your diet.
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"Eat well, don't smoke, limit your alcohol intake (for many of you THT'ers I know that ain't happening) and get some regular physical activity. No, watching TV doesn't count."

"Get some regular physical activity." Twelve oz. curls work well. Sixteen oz. curls if you are advanced!

"Watching TV doesn't count." Unless it is a sports program, health by osmosis!
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
Not sure which vitamins you guys are referring to when you say they pass right through you, but I know from experience that isn't entirely true. Wasn't feeling right a couple years back. Went to the doctor and they determined I had a vitamin D deficiency. They put me on prescription vitamin D. It was some insane amount. Something like 50,000 iu. Taken once a week. When I completed the prescription I had my blood work done again and I was no longer vitamin D deficient. So that vitamin did not pass right through me without being absorbed to some degree.

I agree that you should be getting your vitamins through your diet.
As stated" except in some certain cases"

I don't actually have any idea, but I'd guess that if you were not deficient, a dose of vitiman d would do nothing for you.
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Here is a tip for you folks with heart problems. Look at this site :

Www.cardiotabs.com

About 17 years ago I had a heart attack and needed a bypass. It turns out that I was walking around with diabetes and did not know it. When I had subsequent blood work they also found out that my HDL ( good cholesterol) was low and my LDLs ( bad cholesterol) was high. This was even after a change in diet and exercise. To make a long story short, I had noticed a flyer in the doctor's office from this company (Cardiotabs) and they had Omega 3 capsules. The company was founded by some of the MDs who were part of the practice - which is the best cardiology practice in KC for what it is worth. However, my doctor never siggested these capsules. I tried the Omega 3 capsules after checking the benefits of Omega 3 on PubMed. My HDLs doubled!! Since that worked, I tried their Cardiosterol - which is supposed to lower your LDLs. Sure enough, - they also worked great! I have been using both their Omega 3 capsules and the Cardiosterol capsules for the past 16 or so years.

Just a disclaimer - I have NO connection to the company and I have not tried their other products. however, these two products work well for me. All I can suggest is, if you are interested - try them and see ( i.e. Look at the results from blood tests before and after) if they work for you. I know that they may seem a bit more expensive than stuff found in Wal Mart - but it only comes out to pennies a day.

One last note - these products may now be carried by Walgreen's - I am not sure.

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B-Complex if out boozing

Other than that, normal Omega3 and multi type
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If you do take a multi-vitamin, check for possible negative interactions with prescribed medications. I take Synthroid, and you cannot take a multi-vitamin within a few hours of taking it.
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I used to take a mens multi from GNC that I thought was pretty good. For the last year or two, I've been taking a product called "Opti-Men" that I order from Amazon.

I can definitely tell a difference with my energy and overall physical and mental attitude with it, but it doesn't make me jittery or anxious. It also helps with digestion. It says to take 3 daily (one with each meal), but some of the reviews said you might have trouble sleeping if you take the dinner time one, so I just take two .. one with breakfast and one with lunch

Here's the link: OptiMen
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Originally Posted by chackett View Post
I used to take a mens multi from GNC that I thought was pretty good. For the last year or two, I've been taking a product called "Opti-Men" that I order from Amazon.

I can definitely tell a difference with my energy and overall physical and mental attitude with it, but it doesn't make me jittery or anxious. It also helps with digestion. It says to take 3 daily (one with each meal), but some of the reviews said you might have trouble sleeping if you take the dinner time one, so I just take two .. one with breakfast and one with lunch

Here's the link: OptiMen
I got a laugh out of some of the 1 star reviews for Optimen:

"I take one in the morning and one after lunch.*** If I take three a day I have vivid color dreams while I sleep..."

"Worst vitamins I ever bought, turned my urine into mud."

But there are 962 5 star reviews on amazon vs. 70 1 star reviews. I may give it a try. This isn't the first recommendation I've seen for a product made by Optimum Nutrition.


Editted. I realize I said "project made by Optimum Nutrition" when I meant to say "product made by Optimum Nutrition".

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I got a laugh out of some of the 1 star reviews for Optimen:

"I take one in the morning and one after lunch.*** If I take three a day I have vivid color dreams while I sleep..."

"Worst vitamins I ever bought, turned my urine into mud."

But there are 962 5 star reviews on amazon vs. 70 1 star reviews. I may give it a try. This isn't the first recommendation I've seen for a project made by Optimum Nutrition.
Yeah .. some of the reviews are pretty funny. I especially like the one where the fellow says they're good vitamins, but he's not sure how long he can outrun the clowns that chase him all night.

I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed that they've never given me any strange dreams. I was kind of looking forward to that. As for the urine thing, they make mine fluorescent like most vitamins.

I just feel better when I take them, and while I don't have any measured evidence of it, I'm certain I don't get sick as often when I'm taking them regularly.

Hope they work well for you if you give them a try.

Oh .. one more thing I thought I would mention. I was a little nervous about taking them because they seem to be awfully packed full of stuff .. I was concerned it would upset my stomach .. especially with the morning vitamin since I often don't eat breakfast. I can take these on an empty stomach with nothing but my coffee to wash it down, and I've always been just fine.

Good Luck!
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Just a generic Multi vitamin everyday, have been since my mid 20s
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It was established recently,that except in some certain cases,they are basically useless .
You'll flush 99% of what you ingest. Why bother?
what he said.

Yo wasting yo money.
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