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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Hey to all you vitamin takers out there! Ive been taking this great vitamin and thought i'd like to share it! Its a multivitamin in the form of a chocolate chew! Its by Viactiv, (for women by women). Its really convinient because all you do is chew it, I like this alot because I cant swallow medium-large pills, and if it wernt for this I wouldnt be taking vitamins at all! Just though id recommend it
post #2 of 28
I'm SUPPOSED to be taking pre-natal vitamins, but I always forget....
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
Well, for me these are easy to remember because THEYRE CHOCOLATE haha, and plus they are on my dresser, I cant miss em. Theyre yummy.
post #4 of 28
I think that Viactiv is a calcium chew, also isn't it? I also take a woman's over 50 vitamin daily as well.
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by lnbandcats View Post
I think that Viactiv is a calcium chew, also isn't it? I also take a woman's over 50 vitamin daily as well.
Viactiv makes multivitamin chews and calcium chews, (im not sure what else).
post #6 of 28
boy, oh boy, do i take vitamins! herbal supplements, too! during the course of a day, i take the following: 2 milk thistle, 500mg each; 1 vitamin E, 400 iu; 1 vitamin D 400 iu; 1 combo A+D 10,000 iu A, 400 iu D; 1 b-complex [150mg C, 100 mg thiamin, 20 mg riboflavin, 24 mg niacin, 2 mg b6, 400mcg folic acid, 15 mcg b12, 30 mg biotin & 5.5 mg pantothenic acid]
& a 5,000 mcg sub-lingual b-12, plus 2000+mg of calcium.

in addition 150 mg iron; 500 mg vit C; 100mg b6 separately; 3 flax oil caps, containing 1335mg omega-3 & 388mg omega-6 in total & 2 multis [vitamin C 180mg, vitamin A 2500 iu, vitamin D 1000 iu, vitamin E 60iu, vitamin K 80 mcg, thiamin 1.5 mg, riboflavin 1.7 mg, niacin 20 mg, B6 6 mg, folic acid 400 mcg, b-12 25mg, biotin 30mcg, pantothenic acide 10 mg, calcium 200mg, iodine 150 mg, magnesium 100 mg, zinc 15 mg, selenium 70 mcg, copper 2 mg, maganese 4 mg, chromium 120 mcg & molybdenum 75mcg].

also 3 mg melatonin & 100mg 5-L-HTP to help me sleep.

i had weight loss surgery in december of 2005, & am required to OVER-supplement since i malabsorb nutrients.
post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
^^^ Man thats insanity! all pills? I'd die! I'd never auctually choose to take more than 1 vitamin a day, I wouldnt even take any, but the chews I take are really easy and convinient.

Do you have to take all of those FOREVER?
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by Roimata View Post
^^^ Man thats insanity! all pills? I'd die! I'd never auctually choose to take more than 1 vitamin a day, I wouldnt even take any, but the chews I take are really easy and convinient.

Do you have to take all of those FOREVER?
only if i want to stay healthy! they are spread out, tho - i take pills 5 different times a day... i have 5 pill containers. i also have some prescription meds, too, but i left them out of the 'countdown'!

someday, you may have to - as we get older, we usually have to take stuff we didn't when we were younger... sad fact of life!

ETA: after all, i AM 30 years older than you!
post #9 of 28
I take a Centrum Multivitamin daily. Also, for the past 6 months I was taking a prescription dose of 50,000iu of Vitamin D twice a week because my vitamin D level was almost completely depleted. My doctor told me that now I have to take 1,000iu of Vitamin D everyday for the rest of my life. I also take an Iron supplement a few times per week.
post #10 of 28
Yup - I take a daily "One A Day:. I've tried some of the others, but they don't seem to be as effective............and unlike Jan, I'm not a chocoholic (don't even care for the stuff)!
post #11 of 28
I drink 1oz of all natural liquid multi-vitamin daily, and 1oz of all natural liquid mineral.
I also take a daily megadose of calicium, a daily dose of iron, and an herbal enzyme to help with my digestive issues.

I used to be a distributor for the stuff I take, but they made their prices far too outrageous.
I only have about 3 months' worth left
post #12 of 28
I take the Viactiv multivitams too. They're actually the only ones that work with my body...other name brand vitamins didn't. I would get sick all the time and not feel well in general.

Last week I forgot to pick up a new box and by the end of the week I could really feel it: I felt down and sick. I still feel a little sick, but feel mentally bettrer.
post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 
I like chocolate but I dont LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE it, but I love Viactiv because I HATE PILLS AHH
post #14 of 28
I take Viactiv too...I hate that vitamin smell and taste
post #15 of 28
I have been doing the a B Complex with Iron for about a year now and have noticed a marked improvement in my energy.
post #16 of 28
I take plain vitamins too when I can remember. I once took an Alive supplement multi-vitamin from the Health Food Store. I guess it had too many things in it, it made me so sick.
post #17 of 28
Growing up I made fun of my mother because she had a ton of vitamins and supplements that she kept in a gigantic basket with a handle. (Think picnic basket) Every morning she'd make her tea, lug the basket out of the cabinet and take her daily vitamins. Man I ripped on her for YEARS about that....








..... guess who has her own basket now
post #18 of 28
I take womens one a day vitamins..

I have heard that the ones you chew aren't absorbed as good into the body, so I stopped taking that kind I could be wrong though
post #19 of 28
I take acidophilus ('good' bacteria, the kind found in yogurt) to balance out stuff... I noticed when I stopped taking it for a few weeks I started getting a pimple or two and normally I have clear skin. Acidophilus helps greatly for that!

I also take B6 vitamins, supposedly to help curb the side effects of hormonal birth control. I guess it works, I've not flown into a rage lately.
post #20 of 28
I take a women's one a day weight smart multi vitamin and an extra niacin at lunch time.
post #21 of 28
I take:
  • Women's one-a-day
  • calcium chews
  • cranberry
  • vitamin c
  • acidophilis- although I'm out and I can tell

I started taking vitamins in college when I knew I didn't eat right. Now I can really tell when I don't. My husband takes vitamins too.
post #22 of 28
This thread came at just the right time. I'm taking some supplements, but maybe you guys can suggest some others.

I take: multivitamin (chews because i'm terrible with swallowing big pills), Vitamin D and calcium (lactose intolerant).

But, i've been working out with weights 4 times a week and cardio 2 times a week to get ready for my fitness testing for paramedic. I'm feeling a bit tired and worn-down so trying to find out what else i need to boost my energy level. My blood test came back normal iron levels.

thanks all!
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Renny View Post
This thread came at just the right time. I'm taking some supplements, but maybe you guys can suggest some others.

I take: multivitamin (chews because i'm terrible with swallowing big pills), Vitamin D and calcium (lactose intolerant).

But, i've been working out with weights 4 times a week and cardio 2 times a week to get ready for my fitness testing for paramedic. I'm feeling a bit tired and worn-down so trying to find out what else i need to boost my energy level. My blood test came back normal iron levels.

thanks all!
B vitamins are excellent for energy... I'd try a multi B complex

Here's some info http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vi...-vitamins.html

Other good sites out there too, just google:
+vitamins +energy +b
got good results from that

EDIT: Oh, and if you don't want to swallow pills... they make both multivitamins and multi b complex vitamins in liquid. The cherry ones usually taste good.
post #24 of 28
Niacin is good for energy and metabolism. I take one everyday now at lunch time.
post #25 of 28
I take:
Calcium, L-Lysine, Cranberry, Vitamin-B complex, Centrum chewables, and Vitamin-C chewables (only once in awhile). I take the L-Lysine in the am (with my other pills) and the rest at night. Keeps my stomach from getting upset.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom View Post
B vitamins are excellent for energy... I'd try a multi B complex

Here's some info http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vi...-vitamins.html

Other good sites out there too, just google:
+vitamins +energy +b
got good results from that

EDIT: Oh, and if you don't want to swallow pills... they make both multivitamins and multi b complex vitamins in liquid. The cherry ones usually taste good.
Thanks for the information. I was standing in the supplement section at the pharmacy feeling a little overwhelmed. I'll definitely check into a B complex (in liquid form!). I think i may need to boost the amount of protein i'm eating too.
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Renny View Post
Thanks for the information. I was standing in the supplement section at the pharmacy feeling a little overwhelmed. I'll definitely check into a B complex (in liquid form!). I think i may need to boost the amount of protein i'm eating too.
for protein supplementation, check out Champion Whey Stack protein powder or Syntrax's Nectar powders. both mix pretty easily with liquids [water, juice, etc.] & i think are 2 of the best tasting proteins on the market today. Champion makes a good chocolate, & Nectar's strawberry-kiwi, roadside lemonade & natural peach flavors are 3 of my favorites...
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
for protein supplementation, check out Champion Whey Stack protein powder or Syntrax's Nectar powders. both mix pretty easily with liquids [water, juice, etc.] & i think are 2 of the best tasting proteins on the market today. Champion makes a good chocolate, & Nectar's strawberry-kiwi, roadside lemonade & natural peach flavors are 3 of my favorites...
Thanks so much. I've noted those down. I'm trying to use up the whey powder i have now, but it mixes very thick and lumpy (no matter what i do!)...makes it a little hard to swallow!! I'll definitely look for the strawberry-kiwi!
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