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22-02-2008
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I think I grew dependent on Echinacea supplements a while ago
Whenever I forgot to take them I would get cold symptoms, which would then disappear if I remembered to take them regularly again.

I'm still struggling to get through my shark cartilage capsules, they smell awful. It means that half the time, I "forget" to take them.

And has anyone noticed that B-complex turns your pee more flourescent yellow?? I don't know the reason for this.

I'm going to buy evening primrose, or omega oils so I can start taking them today I think...

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I take Flintstones. Hey, they have a lot of nutrients and... well, they're fruity!

I also take an iron supplement.

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I'm still struggling to get through my shark cartilage capsules, they smell awful. It means that half the time, I "forget" to take them.
what is shark cartilage supposed to do? i've never even heard of these..

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And has anyone noticed that B-complex turns your pee more flourescent yellow?? I don't know the reason for this....
^yesss haha its so weid.. i think it is your body getting rid of all the excess b-vitamins it didn't absorb.

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I take Flintstones. Hey, they have a lot of nutrients and... well, they're fruity!

I also take an iron supplement.
do Flintstones vitamins appropriate for adults . actually i much prefer it. i remember taking it as a kid it's like candy.

...and many moons ago a friend of mine said it was candy and even if it's a vitamin we can take it like so. she then proceeded to get it from the cupboard and we were eating them according to the colors she laid out on the table and we were just happily eating them, when her mother came in the kitchen and saw the bottle opened and the remaining vitamins laid out ready for us to eat more of it... that's when we got a scolding of our lives.

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what is shark cartilage supposed to do? i've never even heard of these..
Actually, I only heard about it from my mom, who heard about it from my aunt... who said (yeah, I know) that it's supposed to stimulate hair growth. Then I did a google search the other day, and apparently it is marketed as a cancer-prevention supplement, which is questionable.
And so, since they smell damn awful anyway, I just decided today to throw the rest away, and buy vegetable omega supplements instead!

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There's a good article about this in American Vogue =).

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right now I'm taking a B complex with vitamin C, CLA, and Omega 3 fish oil capsules. I just ran out of my multivitamin and biotin!

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just vitamin c every morning.. and sometimes zinc for the skin!

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I work in a health foods store, so keep that in mind while reading my list. Most of this stuff was free but you do tend to get kinda crazy about it when you work at one (I've noticed haha)...

Multi (I switch it up all the time: Progessive, Platinum, and New Chapters)
Vitamin C: 500mg x2, with other stuff like bioflavanoids and rosehips
Vitamin B complex: 50 mg, sometimes 100mg in the morning
Antioxidant complex: vitamins, minerals, lycopene, lutein, ALA, NAC, green tea ext, GSE, quercetin, etc etc etc...
MSM: 2000mg a day, for my painful wrists (its not carpal tunnel) - helps a lot.
Cayenne: For circulation and digestion.
Omega 3's: Nutrasea brand
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Lorna V's EstroSense
: I'm seeing if it's gonna help with PMS. Free, so whatever. Same with her:
BodySense Metabolism Booster: A non-jittery thermogenic.
New Chapter's Holy Basil: Helps with stress. Actually came through for me. My next try is gonna be Rhodiola, which is very similar.
Vitamin D
CLA
Probiotic
Melatonin:
Helps me sleep.
I THINK that sums it up... ... There's also random stuff I use when something comes up.


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I just wanted to add... always do your research before you start taking something. Don't just listen to what somebody tells you about something. People get the weirdest ideas in their heads about what something does. Also, they can interact with medications, or each other, negatively, and certain things aren't for everyone. Some things shouldn't be taken longer than a week. Some things you shouldn't take alone, like B vitamins (as in, one B without the others) unless your doc tells you to.

Some things are shady too, overly hyped up, and can be BS - especially if you're in the US where things aren't regulated so well. It's a big $$$ industry, just like pharmaceuticals. But, don't be too skeptical. There is good, well studied stuff out there that does what it's intended to do.

Also: Health foods sales people ARE NOT DOCTORS.... lol Listen to your doctor!!

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I take two wildberry flavored tablets daily of Jamieson Natural Sources Chewable Vita-Vim multivitamin.

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Has anyone heard of magnesium being good for your brain?

I take zinc and multivitamin
I know that magnesium has a calming quality. I use it for this reason, accompanied with calcium!

Also, my core vites are C, Bs, Fish & Flax oils, iron, zinc, acidophilus.. also recently started taking Sam-E as a supplement to help with anxiety.. it happens to be good for joints and liver as well

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Caltrate, Women's 1 a day, blackstrap molasses, omega 3 fish oil capsules.

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I studied this thread a while ago and decided that I'd like to start taking vitamin supplements, at least until I started eating healthier than I was doing so at the time of my original research.

I went out to the drugstore and bought Vitamin C, because even as a kid it was something we were told to take! I also bought Zinc, because a lot of people in this thread speak really highly of it, and I bought fish oil supplements.

I originally read here to take zinc at night, before bed, which is when I decided to take my fish oil pills as well. Big mistake. It tasted awful and I spent half an hour with a funny feeling in my stomach before settling down for the night. The labels on both zinc and fish oils say to take with meals (unless directed otherwise by a physician) and now that I've started doing that I don't even notice the horrible smell/taste of the fish oils!

I definitely feel much healthier now that I'm taking these vitamins daily. I'm very glad I invested the time and money, and I can't wait to add to my collection!

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Melatonin:
Helps me sleep.
Do you take this every night? I used to, a couple of years ago. It would take me four-six hours to fall asleep (on a good night) and once I started taking Melatonin it only took me an hour. And lately I've been having trouble sleeping so I'm going to have to start taking it again I think. This has been the second night with no sleep in the past two weeks!

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