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Started by Zugunruhe1 on Apr 6, 2021 9:54:57 PM
Vitamin supplements woo

The vitamin supplements industry is worth billions globally. Lot's of wild claims are made regarding their effectiveness. So, what works and what's woo?

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Zugunruhe1 - 06 Apr 2021 21:58:55 (#1 of 183)

Do garlic tablets help reduce cholesterol? Are vitamin C tablets a waste of money because it's all pissed out when you go for a waz?

solomongursky - 06 Apr 2021 22:02:43 (#2 of 183)

Evening Primrose Oil and Aloe Vera sound like greeting British women in the 1950s.

dreams99 - 06 Apr 2021 22:03:51 (#3 of 183)

Vitamin C tablets are a waste of money because you can get sufficient from fruit, and excess won't help you much at all.

Verdigris - 06 Apr 2021 22:06:32 (#4 of 183)

Don't take large dose vitamin D tablets. They'll make you constipated.

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Zugunruhe1 - 06 Apr 2021 22:08:05 (#6 of 183)

I Googled omega 3 benefits. I'm surprised we still bother having an NHS.

machiavelli - 06 Apr 2021 22:10:52 (#7 of 183)

My right knee improved greatly after taking glucosamine and chondroitin. It took about 1 1/2 months for the effect to show but it did and in 3-months I had gone from limping all the time to walking normally.

I was supplementing mum with bio-strath and liposomal vitamin C during her radiotherapy and for a while after. The consultant was surprised and pleased at her general health at the end of it all. It's may of course be coincidence and the generally good diet that I had her on was what preserved her.

Vitamin D and calcium need to be taken with boron and k3 I think. Otherwise it just calcifies your veins.

I've used plantain leaf picked from grass fields to stop diarrhea and mum used to dress burns, scalds and bruises with comfrey poultice.

After two weeks of using turmeric with black pepper and some other spices I found my energy levels improved. I don't believe all the miracle properties claimed for it but it certainly seemed to help me in the time I took it.

tasselhoff - 06 Apr 2021 22:12:31 (#8 of 183)

Vitamin D uptake is really low, apparently.

The supplements I take are.

Vitamin C with bioflavinoids, because it doesn't hurt and I don't always eat enough veg.

Vitamin D in winter.

N-acetyl cysteine because my brother badgered me to (and it's a precursor to glutathione).

Whey powder and creatine (and sometimes DHEA) for strength training.

Melatonin for bedtime.

Catspyjamas17 - 06 Apr 2021 22:13:09 (#9 of 183)

Normally take Floradix for iron, though I try very hard to get it from food. At the moment I'm taking a multivitamin though as I'm doing Fast 800 and might not get everything from the diet, though I am trying my best to get a good balance as well.

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tasselhoff - 06 Apr 2021 22:14:55 (#11 of 183)

I saw a Doc on YouTube who was taking 2000iu of D(3?) and was getting regular blood tests. His serum levels were still too low.

FleurDuMal - 06 Apr 2021 22:16:28 (#12 of 183)

My right knee improved greatly after taking glucosamine and chondroitin. It took about 1 1/2 months for the effect to show but it did and in 3-months I had gone from limping all the time to walking normally.

Same here. I had a creaky and painful knee (the result of a motorbike accident when I was nineteen) but that stuff has just about fixed it.

Verdigris - 06 Apr 2021 22:16:49 (#13 of 183)

You only need 5 micrograms of D3 per day.

HorstVogel - 06 Apr 2021 22:19:08 (#14 of 183)

Magnesium tablets. Every few years I get awful painful cramps.in one of my calves. I buy a 50 pack Magnesium Verla, 3 a day. The cramps can turn up during sleep the fuckers.



I found a way to mitigate when they occur - so don't end up limping for a few days.

helbel - 06 Apr 2021 22:20:36 (#15 of 183)

Vit B complex, vit D and iron. Without which I go slowly but steadily downhill. I have no idea why I don’t seem to get enough of these from my fairly healthy diet.

Currently taking a multivitamin for hair growth which includes all of the above. It is having an effect, my eyebrows part of which have missing for the last 8 years have started regrowth. Which is nice.

tasselhoff - 06 Apr 2021 22:20:41 (#16 of 183)

You only need 5 micrograms of D3 per day.

I thought it was recommended at 200iu

Catspyjamas17 - 06 Apr 2021 22:22:14 (#17 of 183)

Epsom salts baths may be beneficial if you can, Horst.

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HorstVogel - 06 Apr 2021 22:23:42 (#19 of 183)

Cheers cats, will look into it

Verdigris - 06 Apr 2021 22:27:55 (#20 of 183)

I thought it was 200iu



200iu is 5 micrograms.

Can you still shit with that amount, TRaney?

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