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04-19-2010, 05:11 AM
Right now i am taking Prenatal pills.. No i am not pregnant but i was loosing my hair and after about 3 months it started helping that problem. Well my question is what kind of vitamins are yo taking im thinking about changing or adding to the prenatal. I also wanted to know how many of you take omega 3 aka fish oil. Someone told me they take it and also how good it is for you. I think eww fish oil. But hey if it will help me i will take it> I would just have to have it in a pill form..

So thats it what kind of vitamins are you taking and do you like it and what does it do for your diet,, :hug::hug:thankz

04-19-2010, 05:13 AM
oops typo i ment multivitamin... lol oh well

04-19-2010, 08:41 AM
I take a gummy multi for adults. The regular multi vit's that I had to swallow made me feel really sick to my stomach, but the gummy ones don't seem to do that.

04-19-2010, 10:10 AM
Cheap ones from walmart is what my doctor said to take.

04-19-2010, 10:13 AM
I take the "once daily" vitamins (generic, from drug store). There are also some good Omega-3 supplements in a chewable form called Omega-3 Soft Chews from GNC. Those have NO icky taste! But they do have some sugar. I also take a calcium/magnesium supplement and extra vitamin D (dr's orders).

I always take them with a meal because I get nauseated if I take them on an empty stomach. This is common with vitamins.

Good luck!

04-19-2010, 01:22 PM
I do not take a multivitamin regularly, though I do have some and occasionally I'll pop one for the heck of it. I keep tabs on my general nutritional targets through FitDay and I regularly hit all of them, so I don't think a multi is necessary.

I do take a fish oil supplement. I take 4 to 8 grams per day of salmon oil that I get in caplets from Trader Joe's.

I also take a calcium-magnesium supplement since osteoporosis runs in my family, and 2000 IUs of vitamin D. I think vitamin D supplementation is extremely important.

04-19-2010, 01:36 PM
I take 'One-A-Day Women's'. I've been taking it for over a year now and I like it just fine. I get it at Costco - $15 for 250 pills. :)

I don't take any other pills, fish oil, omega's, etc.

04-19-2010, 02:05 PM
I take generic Centrum Cardio vitamins. I also take a fish oil supplement as my doctor requested. I buy what's on sale - as long as it says 'no mercury and no fish burps'.

04-19-2010, 09:46 PM
Is it ok to take a multivitamin if on the birth control pill?

04-19-2010, 09:52 PM
yes you can take multivitamin on birth control.

04-19-2010, 10:16 PM
I donate blood and a few times in the past I wasn't able to because my iron was low. They recommended Flinstones Chewables with Iron - honest - and to take it with orange juice. Well, since I've done that I've never had a problem with low iron.

04-19-2010, 10:27 PM
I take the generic CVS brand of VitaCraves gummy vitamins for adults.

04-20-2010, 07:05 AM
I take One A Day Women's Active Metabolism...When I can remember:dizzy:

04-20-2010, 07:20 AM
wow thanks guys these are truely helpful.. i use to take the women energy pack from gnc the only side affect is it makes you pee flourecent yellow lol... I tried the one a day energy and to me it smelt like paint and i could not make myself take it. I also tried the flinstones but after my hair started coming out i switched to prenatal I guess since my hair is fine now i should go back to flinstones i really like the fact that they have omega 3s in gummies because burping fish oil is so not sexy..lol

04-20-2010, 03:26 PM
i take a chewable Centrum multivitamin, Vitamin D (not enough sun in oregon), Vitamin E (for fibrocystic breasts) and I'm supposed to take iron but it really hurts my stomach. might have to check out the flinstones ones.

04-20-2010, 04:15 PM
I take a Fllintstone w/iron every night right along with my 9 year old daughter :O) I also take 2 Fish Oil Pills (no odor and truly not taste or burps) I use the CVS brand, I take one at lunch and one at supper. I also take a chocolate calcium/Vit D chew.

04-23-2010, 05:20 AM
does anyone know the required amount of daily vitamins we should have?
for example vitamin C 30mg thats a guess but you get what i mean .. ive been looking but couldnt find anywhere that they list it all down. also my computer keeps freezeing..

04-23-2010, 06:57 AM
I don't take a multivitamin. I do take 1200mg of calcium + D, glucosamine, and a B vitamin, on doctor's orders.

http://www.anyvitamins.com/rda.htm gives the RDA for most vitamins and minerals.

04-23-2010, 04:21 PM
thank you this is just what i was looking 4

04-23-2010, 04:51 PM
I take the gummy vitamins. I use to take the "one a day womans" but I would get so sick after taking them that I just stopped taking them and switched over to the gummys. I use to take fish oil but got sick of burping fish all day (EWWW) I really should start taking them again and maybe find something else without the fish burp!