100 lb. Club - What vitamins and or supplements are you taking?




Matilda08
09-08-2009, 11:28 AM
Just wondering what are you guys taking I currently on take one a day but I think that I would like to try other things but dont really know where to start. Is there anything that you feel has really aided you on your journey? Thanks in advance.


Onederchic
09-08-2009, 11:31 AM
I take a one a day multi vitamin plus 3 omega 3 fish oil capsules a day and 3 biotin tablets a day

Pita09
09-08-2009, 11:36 AM
I take a multi-vitamin, B-complex, C, D, E, calcium, magnesium, and fish oil. I think that is it. My boyfriend, who is a vitamin junkie just hands me a handful in the morning and again in the evening. I don't know if they aid in my weight loss but they can't hurt, as long as I'm taking the proper amounts. I found a great list of what I should be taking on Dr. Oz's website.


wendyland
09-08-2009, 11:44 AM
I don't like man made vitamins. I'm not convinced that they can accurately mimic the complexities of real food. So, I take Spirulina and Chlorella in tablet form. I also take cod liver oil and colostrum. I had great results when I first started taking spirulina. I had warts all over my hand that I was embarassed about. I tried all sorts of things to remove them. But, they sloughed off within a week of taking spirulina.

TJFitnessDiva
09-08-2009, 12:02 PM
I don't take any. They make me sick to my stomach.

Diva
09-08-2009, 12:05 PM
I take a multi-vitamin, B-complex, C, D, E, calcium, magnesium, and fish oil. I think that is it. My boyfriend, who is a vitamin junkie just hands me a handful in the morning and again in the evening. I don't know if they aid in my weight loss but they can't hurt, as long as I'm taking the proper amounts. I found a great list of what I should be taking on Dr. Oz's website.

Do ya have a link?
:)

salsa chip
09-08-2009, 12:20 PM
I don't take any either.

Onederchic
09-08-2009, 12:30 PM
Roni -

This is not actually from Dr. Oz's own website but I did find this at Oprah's -

http://www.oprah.com/article/health/wellnessandprevention/solutions_vitamin


Hope it helps :hug:

rockinrobin
09-08-2009, 12:38 PM
The only vitamin I am deficient in, is Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin. So I take that, which is combined with a calcium supplement. Osteoporosis runs in my family. I more then reach my quota on every single other vitamin.

FitGirlyGirl
09-08-2009, 01:04 PM
I take a multi, b-12, and slim quick. Slim Quick is a definite help FOR ME. I put for me in caps because I know it doesn't work for everyone. My sister-in-law tried it and although she was losing weight she felt very ill so she gave up and gave me the rest of her bottle since she knew it was working for me. I also used to take a shot of Bragg's apple cider vinegar "with the mother" about 10-15 minutes before each meal (really should get back to it). It is supposed to help with carb digestion to keep you from having blood sugar spikes which then cause you to be starving again later. It also helps you to feel more full with less food. That stuff works, but it is very hard for some people because of the taste.

pintobean
09-08-2009, 01:40 PM
All with food otherwise I feel sick on empty stomach.
- One a Day multivitamin
- Fish Oil
- Calcium
- Glucosamine and Chronditin (cuz of knee problem)

I doubt any of these pills have aided in any WL but I know my G&C pills have definitely helped with my knee.

findingfawn
09-08-2009, 01:46 PM
I just take a one a day....well actually rightnow since I'm nursing, I take a prenatal.. it's pretty close to the women's one a day I usually take but has a bit more of a few things. I also like Whole Wheat Total cereal to help make sure I'm getting what I need (though I don't eat it more than a few times a week).

Elladorine
09-08-2009, 01:58 PM
I take a couple of coral calcium pills that have added vitamin D and magnesium every morning. Not sure if it's true or not but I read several years ago that the coral type is more easily absorbed by the body than most others.

I debated on taking omega 3 pills like I used to, but since I'm allergic to certain seafoods I'm limited to the flax type (luckily I have no issues with the coral). But when I realized I could just eat the actual flax instead of taking pills, I switched over. I now put ground flax in my smoothies, salads, and the like.

Bonnie+J
09-08-2009, 03:56 PM
i take 4 iron tablets, prescribed by doctor, so i dont know if that counts!

i also take a b complex and sea kelp, which apparently boosts metabolism. dont know if it helps, i havent been taking it for long enough!

dragonwoman64
09-08-2009, 04:03 PM
I take iron (I'm slightly anemic). You can OD on iron supplements, in case you don't know that. I take cod liver oil (have a vitamin D deficiency too, and the vitamin D tablets upset my stomach). and vitamin C.

A blood test from a physical can identify what you might be lacking in diet, and if you track your food at fitday, they also have a handy breakdown of what vitamins and minerals are in your diet and what percentage.

unless calories consumed are very low, you should be able to get most of what you need from a balanced diet.

(you know you're starting to age when the Oprah vitamin/minerals list for your age group starts to get really complicated! heh heh)

cfmama
09-08-2009, 04:41 PM
None! I track my micro nutrients and I am getting more than enough of everything!!!! I spend a TON of time in the sun during the summer but soon here I'll add back my vit. D supplement for the winter.

Diva
09-08-2009, 11:04 PM
Roni -

This is not actually from Dr. Oz's own website but I did find this at Oprah's -

http://www.oprah.com/article/health/wellnessandprevention/solutions_vitamin


Hope it helps :hug:

Thanks sweetie! :D

Onederchic
09-08-2009, 11:06 PM
You're welcome ♥

Pita09
09-09-2009, 07:51 AM
That is the same Dr. Oz list that I used. I also use a lot of cinnamon, red pepper flakes, drink tea, and we won't talk about how much coffee (thanks to my new Bux job) that I'm consuming. :D

I don't take aspirin because my doctor said I didn't need it, yet.

MissVitality
09-09-2009, 08:03 AM
I take a multivitamin tablet but also take glucosamine (for a knee problem), agnus castus (for menstrual issues) and chromium (I have PCOS and it's been recommended to help regulate blood sugar levels).

I definitely feel better for taking them but may be the placebo effect - who knows?

Beverlyjoy
09-09-2009, 08:58 AM
I take vitamins and supplements that were prescribed by my doctor.

- cardio multi vitamin
- iron - (I've been anemic.)
- Fish Oil
- Calcium + vitamin D
- Glucosamine and Chronditin
- Estroven (for 'my own personal summer' that comes with being over 50);)
- Baby aspirin