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Question Of The Day, Wednesday, April 8th!

post #1 of 24
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Good morning!

Here's today's Question Of The Day!


Do you take any daily supplements? If so, what kind?

I'm kind of boring. I take a multi-vitamin, B-complex vitamin, and a Calcium/Vit D tablet. I've tried so many times to add fish oil capsules, but it doesn't matter what kind I try, they always 're-visit' me....disgusting.
post #2 of 24
I have a adult multi-vitamin I am supposed to take daily (I am a vegetarian,but have not been eating well lately)...but I often forget to take them!
post #3 of 24
I take a multivitamin, garlic, vitamin D and sometime omega oils.

ETA: anyone taking anti-histamines, do not take anything containing niacin! OMG, I did that once and was totally freaked out by the reaction.
post #4 of 24
I take a multi vitamin specifically made for women and a capsule of cod liver oil every morning.
post #5 of 24
I take a multi-vitamin, Vitamin C, and L-Lysine every morning.
post #6 of 24
I (try to remember to) take calcium and chondroiton/glucosamine every day (boy I bet I butchered the spelling ). I also take iron for a week or 2 before I donate blood.
post #7 of 24
I take a daily multi, 500mg of C, glucosamine/chondroitin, and I take melatonin nightly to help combat my insomnia.
post #8 of 24
I take melatonin each night for insomnia but nothing else. I really should get a multi-vitamin, plus some calcium and vitamin d.
post #9 of 24
pharmaton?... If I remember well........are just some vitamins....
post #10 of 24
I try to remember to take a multivitamin daily plus a little extra folic acid to add up to 800 mcg. Good for the vascular system, especially in the eyes.
post #11 of 24
I take Calcium twice a day(doctors orders), multi-vitamin, Vitamin B, and Vitamin D.
post #12 of 24
Calcium, Vit. D, Glucosamine/Chondrotoin, Tonalin CLA, and multi-vit sometimes.
post #13 of 24
I don't although I should.
post #14 of 24
The only supplement I take is ambien at night for my insomnia problem...I need to start taking a daily vitamin though!
post #15 of 24
I'm kind of sporadic with vitamins, I start and stop which I know I shouldn't do.
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by 709Juggalette View Post
I have a adult multi-vitamin I am supposed to take daily (I am a vegetarian,but have not been eating well lately)...but I often forget to take them!
Yeah, remembering to take them is the problem!
post #17 of 24
Nada. Zip. Zilch.
post #18 of 24
I take a B-Complex vitamin and calcium everyday.
post #19 of 24
I take Iron and Multi Vitamins.
I should be taking the other ones i have also but got lazy.
post #20 of 24
Prenatal vitamins

I am preparing my body so when we start "trying" my body will have what it needs!!
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
Nada. Zip. Zilch.


I believe I eat a varied diet so I'm getting the correct amount of vitamins/minerals.
post #22 of 24
Whole Foods 365 brand adult multi vitamin and a fish oil capsule. I would like to add some more, but I'm not entirely sure what to take.

I have taken straight Niacin (B3) before for fertility, and WHOA MAMA! That stuff was horrible. I passed out in the middle of the cosmetics section of a department store while on it.
post #23 of 24
Just a multivitamin.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by kara_leigh View Post
I have taken straight Niacin (B3) before for fertility, and WHOA MAMA! That stuff was horrible. I passed out in the middle of the cosmetics section of a department store while on it.
Niacin has a vasodilatory effect. This is why some take it to help with hypertension.
In short, you lowered your already low blood pressure until it made you pass out. Melatonin is another well known supplement/sleep aid that can cause this.

Everyone here, please understand that just because you can easily get your hands on it and it's not a prescription it does not mean it's safe to fool around with! Always research what you're taking and even go over it with your doctor - if you have an existing health problem and take medication for it this is a must!
Many herbal supplements can act as inhibitors for drugs (as can some foods), thus increasing one's chance of an overdose if not careful.


And to answer the question. No. I should be taking magnesium but on bad days it can bother my blood pressure (it has vasodilatory effects, too). I should also be on potassium, if the regular muscle cramps and electrolyte tests mean anything, but OTC supplements are useless. I could get more out of eating some sweet potatoes or some other veggies.
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