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post #1 of 25
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Do you take vitamins on a regular bases?



I don't but will push the vitamin C pills when I'm sick. My mother swears
it works and I'm so use to doing it.
post #2 of 25
I take calcium, vitamin C and a Multivitamin every day.
post #3 of 25
I take a multivitamin for women and a capsule of Cod Liver oil everyday.
post #4 of 25
I take a daily multi, an extra dose of C and an extra dose of calcium, plus, Glucosamine/Chondroitin and Melatonin
post #5 of 25
nope I'm very forgetful so I don't even last a week!! I try then forget.
post #6 of 25
I did great taking prenatal but stopped when I got home
I have to start again.
DH was taking his at night but was getting heartburn. I keep reminding him to take them to work but he forgets at 4am.
post #7 of 25
Yes, I take a daily multi-vitamin and fish oil capsule.
post #8 of 25


yes, i take B complex, vit C, magneseum+calcium+zinc, coQ10, vit E, garlic, fish oil..

i also drink a mixture of powdered greens everyday, its like a super mix of wheat grass, spirulina......all these other rich greens.

and i really do feel better form it.
post #9 of 25
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nope I'm very forgetful so I don't even last a week!! I try then forget.
Me too. I barely remember to take my BC pill every day.
post #10 of 25
Nope. Not a thing that isn't already in the food we eat. I try to make sure we eat well, and it seems to stand us in good stead. There's a bottle of vitamin C in the house, which Rob uses occasionally, especially if he thinks he might be "getting something". He seems to be slightly more prone to picking stuff up than I, but even so doesn't get much.
post #11 of 25
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nope I'm very forgetful so I don't even last a week!! I try then forget.
I have a bad memory and always forget, even though they are sitting right here on the computer desk.
post #12 of 25
Yes, I take a multi-vitamin, B6, B12, Calcium and Vitamin D every day.
post #13 of 25
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nope I'm very forgetful so I don't even last a week!! I try then forget.
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Originally Posted by Breellablue View Post
Me too. I barely remember to take my BC pill every day.
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I have a bad memory and always forget, even though they are sitting right here on the computer desk.
You guys need to take your Ginko Biloba so that you'll remember to take your other vitamins.

I take a multivitamin, 500 mg of Vitamin C, and 500 mg of L-Lysine every day.
post #14 of 25
Nope :.....but I should..... you see I´m a bit ...
Seriously....
I couple a months ago I take jar during 2 monts multivitimin.....To be honest I don´t note the difference.......BUt I should insist....
post #15 of 25
I take a multi vit., CLA, Vit D, fish oil and niacin.
post #16 of 25
The only thing I take is some evening primrose oil for my pms/peri-menopause. It really helps with the mood swings and night sweats.
post #17 of 25
I take a B-Complex everyday and folic Acid.
post #18 of 25
I take a woman's multi vitamin and a fish oil capsule. I used to take a general multi vitamin and then would take extra vitamin E and a B complex, but the woman's vitamin makes up for that. I believe the woman's vitamin has added L-lysine in it also.
post #19 of 25
I take two flinstones gummi vitamines every day religiously. I also take l-Lysine too and my prescriptions as well.
post #20 of 25
I don't but I should.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
Nope. Not a thing that isn't already in the food we eat. I try to make sure we eat well, and it seems to stand us in good stead.


Last time this was asked I did a to Fran's post too
post #22 of 25
Yep, I take some vitamin c everyday. it has really made a difference!
the multi im not so great at taking
post #23 of 25
I'm BAD at remembering to do anything every day. Especially taking pills. I do take fish oil when I remember, because my knees hurt and the fish oil helps a lot. I make it cod liver oil in the winter for the vitamin D. Otherwise I don't take any vitamins, except for calcium/magnesium around a certain time of the month (helps prevent cramps).
post #24 of 25
Waiting and taking vitamin C when one thinks they're getting sick won't do anything. If you're showing symptoms you've been infected for days already and the virus has had plenty of time to replicate in your cells. But who knows, maybe there's enough of a placebo effect to fool people.

However keeping other vitamin levels within healthy ranges can help one's health. If you have other health problems, take regular medications which deplete vitamins and minerals, or maybe even can't properly convert certain things and have to take a more final form - then yes, you probably need to take something and should have your doctor monitoring this.
If you're just guessing and doing this because it seems like some "in" thing then you're probably wasting time and money (if you have enough of some vitamins from foods your body won't keep more of it), and may be risking your health by taking extra that accumulate (like iron and zinc).
A little research would show anyone that just grabbing something off the shelf and trusting it's safe to take because it's OTC could even be deadly to some.
The point. Always discuss anything and everything OTC taken with your doctor.



So no, I don't take any sort of vitamin or mineral supplements. Vitamin C makes me sick (causes vomiting) even when in multivitamins. I should take potassium but after years of trying it's pretty much useless as my body will not hold onto it in amounts needed to even get me close to recommended range.
post #25 of 25
I used to when I lived at home. My grandma got my mom giving us Cod liver oil, multi-vitamin, vitamin C, echinacea, and who knows what else.

Sometimes I'll remember to take my 1-a-day woman's vitamin.
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