Multi-Vitamin

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  1. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    Tell me about your multi-vitamin. I am in college and my diet isn't that great so I was thinking about taking a multi-vitamin. Anything I need to know?

    Only rule is that the pill can't be huge because I don't swallow big pills very well.

    Thanks
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Why not get a chewy one? Or one that dissolves in water?
     
  3. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    if you have a costco in you area i would recommend the Kirkland Multi Vitamin Pack. Its pretty good, i take a pack every day.:D
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i take the Men's One a day.

    its a pretty good sized pill though. but i used to never be able to swallow big pills, i've since learned to deal with it and have no problems.
     
  5. carbonmotion macrumors 6502a

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    Don't follow my advice without doing your own research first.
    That said.

    According to a few US Navy studies conducted to see if multi-vitamins improve the health of Special Forces Operators on extended missions, multi-vitamins are unnecessary a person to take, if the person is eating average american diet (huge gradient). The studies also show that taking that stuff doesn't make your muscles grow faster, maker you leaner, or healthier. If you feel like you must take some vitamin, take the cheaper kind because when you pee the stuff out it will be costing you less. Don't buy the expensive GNC multivitamins.

    I think you will be ahead of the curve, as long as you eat three square meals a day and run 30 minutes day.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Go for the Flintstones vitamins. If you're going to pay for a pill that doesn't help you a lot, it may as well taste good.
     
  7. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Maybe I will just try to eat better instead...lol
     
  8. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, eat a good mix of food groups and you'll be fine.
     
  9. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I take a Centrum chewable every day. Even if it doesn't really help me, it tastes pretty good. (Orange flavor :D)
     
  10. 7on macrumors 601

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    I take a Men's Daily, 1200mg Omega-3 and 500mg of vitamin C

    I used to take 1000mg, but I ended up peeing a lot so I cut it back in half. Doing better :)
     
  11. windowsblowsass macrumors 6502a

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    i dont know about you but the cafeteria here has these naked juices. their made out of a pound of fruit and some arepretty good.
     
  12. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    I took a Centrum one-a-day every day for years and years, and last year I added a 400 IU Vitamin E supplement as suggested by a friend of mine who is a doctor. (Helps the liver recover from occasional alcohol mistreatment!) But two weeks ago I joined LA Weight Loss and they hooked me up with about a jillion vitamins and supplements and minerals and these crazy huge fish oil capsules that I'm supposed to swallow six of every day! (Chew them and they taste like perch!) I'm very leery of all these pills but I need to slim down and so far I haven't been able to do it myself, so their program is worth an honest try.
     
  13. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Do that and take a multivitamin and you will be on the road to good health. Vitamin B12 is especially important because it affects our moods. People who are feeling down or depressed are often deficient in B12.
     
  14. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Six a day?!

    One teaspoon of fish oil is plenty for one day.

    And all those minerals and vitamins are totally unnecessary. A multivitamin pill and one teaspoon of fish oil a day makes your body plenty happy (plus a lot of water and good ol' food).
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Great.

    Now you don't even need to eat food. This is the future; you're just ahead of the curve.
     
  16. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i'm 22 and can't swallow any pill.... :eek::rolleyes:
     
  17. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    I couldn't for the longest time. Now I basically have to shove it down my throat while I'm already swallowing and then chug water. Not real fun. :eek:
     
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I take a Centrum Men's Health multi-vitamin every day.
     
  19. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    I take a fish oil 'burstlet' tablet (you know, the ones where you chew them and there is liquid inside), called 'Study Smart'. It is meant to help you concentrate better, and improve memory. The packaging has a picture of a MacBook Pro with some books next to it :D.
     
  20. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    if you are a guy, look for multi-vitamins that contain no iron.

    personally, i take trader joe's iron-free multi-vitamin and mineral antioxidant.

    i also take 2200mg of fish oil for omega-3 fatty acids everyday (from TJ's also). when purchasing fish oil, make sure that it's molecularly distilled, which means contaminants (i.e. PCBs, mercury) are removed. :)
     
  21. Mord macrumors G4

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    I find it difficult enough to remember to take my prescribed meds.
     
  22. sowillo14 macrumors regular

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    The best multi is the Vitamin Shope's "Ultimate Man." It has the best bang for your buck as far as multi's go. It will make your piss look like it is radioactive. It's what I take, and look at me....:rolleyes::D
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  23. 6499 macrumors newbie

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    This One's The Best

    It's the Vi-pack from Visalus!!!
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  24. ezekel macrumors regular

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    I would take different vitamins throughout the year and I always found that they make my face breakout. I took Centrum, Kirkland and tried Trader Joe's but always the same results.

    If I did have to take one I would stick with the Trader Joe's multi pak, the ones where it has 6-8 different pills like an animal pack.

    Now I try to eat the right foods and so far so good. I do take a Omega 3 pill though.
     
  25. Saluki Alex macrumors 6502

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    I have to reiterate what biturbomunkie said, men who take iron supplements unless they have been specifically told that they are deficient have a higher risk of heart disease. So, stick with either iron-free supplements or choose a Men's multivitamin because they will be formulated without iron as well. I take One-A-Day Men's and they're not too large, then again, the size of a pill is subjective.

    Also, couldn't agree more with everyone saying to take fish oil everyday. And if you encounter fish burps, keep the fish pills in the freezer and that should help eliminate them. They also make odor-free fish pills, but they tend to be a bit pricier.
     

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