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1bighog
11-21-2011, 08:55 PM
And how many? If you use a non-MRC equivalent, please share as well. I'm curious because from reading the November thread, it seems that different people take different amounts.

Before I started, I decided to take only the required supplements. I ended up adding MSM because I bought a starter pack that included another supplement that I wasn't interested in at a discount and they let me substitute another one.

So I take:
MSM (6 per day)
Krill (2 per day)
Multivitamin (2 per day)

All are MRC products. They tried to talk me into buying the fat/carb blocker today because I am going off program Wednesday-Saturday but I didn't........and now I'm considering it! Oh, I also take some Equate brand fiber supplements when I remember.


patzi
11-22-2011, 08:44 PM
And how many? If you use a non-MRC equivalent, please share as well. I'm curious because from reading the November thread, it seems that different people take different amounts.

Before I started, I decided to take only the required supplements. I ended up adding MSM because I bought a starter pack that included another supplement that I wasn't interested in at a discount and they let me substitute another one.

So I take:
MSM (6 per day)
Krill (2 per day)
Multivitamin (2 per day)

All are MRC products. They tried to talk me into buying the fat/carb blocker today because I am going off program Wednesday-Saturday but I didn't........and now I'm considering it! Oh, I also take some Equate brand fiber supplements when I remember.


I just noticed this message.. Before Maintenance, I took MRC-6, Cortitrim, and Fat and Carb Blocker. I refused to take anything else they were pushing..
I swear by the Fat and Carb Blocker. I take it every time I eat out, even if I am OP , as one never knows how food is prepared. I take other minerals and vitamins and herbs, but I was taking them way before MRC, and don't buy any of that from center, just the ones I mentioned.

Hope this helps you some.
Patzi

Ursula745
11-22-2011, 09:06 PM
I take a lot, and it's to avoid Rx drugs. My DR. knows and approves.

D3/Calcium/Magnesium - Bone support
Multi
Lecithin/Niacin/Fish Oil - cholesterol
Bee Pollen for extra nutrients and potassium
CoQ10 for my heart
Baby aspirin to keep my blood thinner since I have high cholesterol
Glucosamine for my joints for arthritis
N-Acetyl Cysteine - A super antioxidant amino acid


1bighog
11-27-2011, 01:49 PM
I swear by the Fat and Carb Blocker. I take it every time I eat out, even if I am OP , as one never knows how food is prepared.
What is the F&C blocker supposed to do to me? I mean, I know it's supposed to block 55% of f&c that I might consume off program, but shouldn't something happen to me? I did end up buying a bottle for Thanksgiving week/traveling and I expected diarrhea or something (how else was the blocked f&c supposed to leave my body?) but got nothing. In fact, was a little constipated.

I did eat like a horse and only gained 1 or 2 pounds. :)

LisaK190
11-27-2011, 03:48 PM
When I was OP, I took the following ..

MRC-6 (6 daily)
Enhancer (4 daily)
Fish oil 1200mg (6 daily)
Multi Vitamin (1 daily)
HNS (3-4 daily)


I have been on maintaince since June and take only fish oil and a multi vitamin.

Tamikl
11-27-2011, 06:24 PM
What is the F&C blocker supposed to do to me? I mean, I know it's supposed to block 55% of f&c that I might consume off program, but shouldn't something happen to me? I did end up buying a bottle for Thanksgiving week/traveling and I expected diarrhea or something (how else was the blocked f&c supposed to leave my body?) but got nothing. In fact, was a little constipated.

I did eat like a horse and only gained 1 or 2 pounds. :)

Apparently, you are suppose to have a bowel movement within 12 hours of the meal??? Idk...when people say it works for sure, I am with you...HOW DO YOU KNOW for sure?!? I have heard that it can constipate you if it isn't taken with enough water.

1bighog
11-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Apparently, you are suppose to have a bowel movement within 12 hours of the meal??? Idk...when people say it works for sure, I am with you...HOW DO YOU KNOW for sure?!? I have heard that it can constipate you if it isn't taken with enough water.
I'll be sure to ask my counselor, but I thought surely I'd poop! :dizzy: I did get my 64 oz in on Wednesday & Thursday, but slacked Friday (and Saturday, but on purpose because of the 9 hour car ride.)

But seriously, when nothing happened with the first two pills, I made a mental note. Then nothing with the 2nd two pills (the next day), I got a little worried. Nothing more with the 3rd set of two pills (the 3rd day), and I was afraid to leave the house! :joker:

rn5192008
11-28-2011, 04:24 AM
It doesn't work like Alli. I'm not sure how it blocks fat & carbs but have taken it many times and it has worked It is suppose to stop body from absorping f&c.

1bighog
11-28-2011, 09:57 AM
It doesn't work like Alli. I'm not sure how it blocks fat & carbs but have taken it many times and it has worked It is suppose to stop body from absorping f&c.
Ah, that's what I was expecting...side effects like Alli. :)

faerychic
11-28-2011, 12:48 PM
I take my own multi vitamin and omega-3 blend - both which are designed with women's needs. I think the omega-3's are great for your skin in addition to being good for your heart. I hadn't planned on purchasing any supplements from MRC, but got talked into it on Saturday (weak moment I guess!). I have been on plan for just over 2 weeks and lost 4.5 pounds so I will be curious to see if the addition of phentatrim, MRC6 and Cortitrim will have any noticeable effect on my weight loss.

JenB72
11-29-2011, 03:19 PM
The ones I take that I buy from MRC are: MRC-6, Phentratrim, Corti-Trim, and F&C Blocker (as needed).

The ones I take that I don't buy from MRC are: B6, Flaxseed Oil, MSM, and a Multi-Vitamin.

bigdog
11-29-2011, 09:51 PM
The ones I take that I buy from MRC are: MRC-6, Phentratrim, Corti-Trim, and F&C Blocker (as needed).

The ones I take that I don't buy from MRC are: B6, Flaxseed Oil, MSM, and a Multi-Vitamin.

hi, Jen, i just read your other message re: menus and tried to send you a private message...it said you can't receive them. Private message me and see if it goes through. what in the world is going on. we have really missed you!!! and congratulations on your incredible success!!!! :-)

Breasaurus
01-10-2012, 11:16 AM
I know this is a really old thread, but its a great question & I wanted to bump it up! If you aren't buying your supplements from MRC, where are you buying them?

I'm completely new & they basically forced the multivitamin & the oil down my throat (I split my payment for the program in 2, and instead of JUST paying for the program, they gave me the vitamin & oil pills for women & just added it on to what I would pay later - which they didn't tell me - sorry, got sidetracked)

Anyway, they keep asking if I want to try MR6 or F&C blocker every time i go in, but i figure I'll stick to the original ones they gave me for a month & see how my weight disappears with those, then if I need them, I may look into a different kind of supplement.

what are you taking?

ali gator
01-12-2012, 11:25 PM
I've tried MRC-6, Enhancer, and All Day Weight Loss and really can't tell a difference with any of them. I'm just as successful on my own. I believe in the Fat & Carb blocker, but not for everyday. I'm trying CortiTrim now because I've lost almost 50lbs and still wear the same size pants! Tomorrow should be a measurement day so I'll get to see if it's helping me lose around my midsection.

rachels77
01-13-2012, 02:59 PM
Hey, Ali -

I take MRC-6, ADWL, and Corti Trim - the CT does seem like it helps with the inches lost for me. And the MRC-6 seems to help curb my appetite. I think that was my difficulty was feeling like I had to eat all the time before the program.

I also do the Fat and Carb Blocker when I eat out. It's okay - but I noticed it doesn't seem as effective as it was when I first started it. Now, I'm trying to stay OP and see if my resistance to it goes away...

I also do the vitamin, B6, B12 and oil...

BOBCAT9976
01-17-2012, 10:03 AM
Has anyone cut the dosages in half for the MRC-6, Phenatrim and cortitrim? I am wondering how much can actually be absorbed daily. I think this may be overkill to spend more.

Breasaurus
01-20-2012, 11:41 PM
ok, so I broke down and got the F&C Blocker for those occasions that I really want to eat out... lol.

Dit250
01-21-2012, 10:49 AM
The fat and carb blocker used to make me feel so bloated and made my stomach hurt. It could have been because I used it a little too often. Right now, besides the HNS, I'm doing the all day weight loss thermogenics. Lots of pills to take, but I had quick loss with it last time I did this.

tiredofbeingtired
01-26-2012, 05:59 PM
Is there a difference between MRC-6 and B6? Or are they the same thing?

And does anyone know what would be the equivalant to the itmes below if you buy them another place other than Metabolic?
All Day Weight Loss
PhentraTrim Plus
Metabolic Enhancer
MRC-6
Flax Capsules
Total Women Oil Capsules
Enteric Coated-EFA
MRC Total Women Multi-Vitamin
Liquid Minerals
Corti-Trim

solstic
03-06-2012, 01:25 AM
Is there a difference between MRC-6 and B6? Or are they the same thing?

And does anyone know what would be the equivalant to the itmes below if you buy them another place other than Metabolic?
All Day Weight Loss
PhentraTrim Plus
Metabolic Enhancer
MRC-6
Flax Capsules
Total Women Oil Capsules
Enteric Coated-EFA
MRC Total Women Multi-Vitamin
Liquid Minerals
Corti-Trim
I buy KLB5 instead of MRC-6. I remember reading that it is exactly the same minus vitamin B6, which I take separately. If you search online, you should find several online stores to purchase it. I get mine online from Hayes Clinic. I also take Coromega (purchased on Amazon) instead of Flax/Oil and a multi-mineral and multi-vitamin.

birdfeet
03-11-2012, 11:20 PM
I buy KLB5 instead of MRC-6. I remember reading that it is exactly the same minus vitamin B6, which I take separately. If you search online, you should find several online stores to purchase it. I get mine online from Hayes Clinic. I also take Coromega (purchased on Amazon) instead of Flax/Oil and a multi-mineral and multi-vitamin.

You don't have to take all their supplements. Main ones are the MRC-6,phenatrim or cortitrim. The others like the oil, vitamins ,B6, MSM,can be bought at stores. HAve found some at the canned food outlet.
So far I have lost 72.5 LBS ,just a few more and I will reach goal and go on maintenance.
Keep going,it has helped me learn a new way to eat,as I can eat and not have all the fat etc I used to eat.