Originally Posted by DannaA
I am starting IP (alternatively) tomorrow and have sent the IP stats to a friend who is a pharmacist to see what he says is comparable.. once I have an answer I will post it here with his recommendations
On another thread.. i cant remember which one.. I have been trying to absorb them all ... somone said she was taking the following alternative supplements (i havent had a chance to cross reference them yet)
These are all from Walmart.
3 x 99mg elemental potassium
womens 1 a day mulit vitamin
2 x calcium/magnesium/zinc combo
i believe she said they had yellow labels on the bottles!
3 Potassium seems like a lot, the IP potassium is 99 mg potassium citrate...and it is only one a day...
I bought the calcium magnesium with zinc from Walmart, Jamieson brand, and they were stronger so only 2 a day, instead of IP's 4... They are element calcium, i think the IP calcium is easier on the liver and easier to digest as it is a different format. That is what the pharmacist told me when I had both bottles with me to compare. She said also taking half as many pills would also be easier on the liver as well, said it was up to me to decided. Looking at the price of 9$ for 200 pills instead of 23.99 for 120 pills, at IP.....my 200 pills needing only two a day........would last me a lot longer.
I did some research on Biotin.......nothing really suggests that it works for hair loss or fingernails or skin tone......it needs to be researched more. Some mentioned Insotil as well, they are both kind of vague in the hair loss department. Why take more pills if they arent really doing anything for us.....just making our liver and kidneys work harder. I know people who have had the lap band surger and they as well loss hair, but theirs didnt really grow back, they had huge absorbtion problems with vitamins because of the surger. With IP, and all the vitamins and high quality meat we eat...maybe the hair loss is realated to the hormone changes as we lose weight, Like when we are pregnant, I loss hair after the birth, but it grew back fine.
There just some thoughts that were going through my head. I do not like taking pills, and I know that with the vitamins, multi, cal, mag, and potassium, I never felt bad on ip when i did it the first time, well except for sugar withdrawls in the beginning....I was always able to function very well at work, so I am not messing with the vitamins too much.
Not sure about the *cleanse*, i tried that, and I must say it was the only time on IP i was constipated, it messed me up so bad, was just a waste of money for me. I would rather go eat a big mac and head right to the toilette then do the cleanse again lol plus keep my 30$ lol
I do get an omega 3 though, that is highly recomended everwhere.