what health supplements are you taking and what are they for?

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  1. kathiepeterson macrumors newbie

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    i'm taking omega 3 fish oil capsules -- for my heart, hypertension, and severe dry eyes

    and melatonin tabs-- for my whacked biological clock. i can't sleep when i need to.

    how about you guys? :D
     
  2. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    I mainline green tea, and I can't get out of bed without at least a line of omega 3 fatty acids. Some nights I'm banging 3 gram rocks of vitamin D.

    But don't do supplements if you can't handle them socially.
     
  3. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

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    Fish Oil
    Vit-D
    Half a multi-vitamin every other day
     
  4. Psychomacuser macrumors member

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    I am taking..

    Sports blend by GNC and Lipo-6 black and yes, it does work.
     
  5. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Exactly what I'm taking. Except I take a multi every day.
     
  6. Mord macrumors G4

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    multi
    vit-e
    vit-d & calcium
    Piracetam

    I usually only take the piracetam over the winter, it helps with my circulation as I have raynaud's syndrome. My skin is just nicer if I pop a vit-e cap every now and then, I don't drink milk hence the vit d/calcium and I'll have a multi every now and then if I feel deficient.
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I consume antioxidants like mad: pomegranate juice, blackberries, blueberries- all very good for you.
     
  8. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Are we talking strictly non-medicinal stuff here? Because that leaves me out. :(
     
  9. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

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    I have a ton of SNS Piracetam that I sometimes take with Focus XT. The prob,em is piracetam can make me smell musty.
     
  10. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Multi
    Vitamin C
    Vitamin D
    Zinc
    Fish Oil

    I don't get sick as often since I started taking supplements. :cool:
     
  11. skunk macrumors G4

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    Never taken a health supplement in my life. Health supplements are for girls.
     
  12. dubsty macrumors newbie

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    That's a very ignorant thing to say. Either way, I take a multivitamin every day and make sure to get enough fiber in my diet. Been doing it for 3 months, never felt better :)
     
  13. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

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    Says the guy who looks like a frog
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

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    I'm a prince on the inside.
     
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    I'm glad to see people taking Vit. D supplements,speaking as someone who sometime ago had an unmeasurable D level and who takes 20,000 iu a day now it's important.A look at the possible consequences of a less than ideal level and the amount of people in the temperate areas of the world who have low levels is enough to scare anyone.(just to point out that I'm quite unusual :p and taking 20,000 iu a day could eventually become harmful so don't do that unless a quack suggests it)
     
  17. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Well I drink a liter of milk everyday, so that counts for vitamin D supplements. :)
     
  18. localoid macrumors 68020

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    I use a digital supplement -- binaural beats (for brainwave synchronization). A brief dose of Theta induced via a auditory stimulation device and my brain's sodium/potassium ratio is reset within minutes!
     
  19. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    You would need to drink five quarts of fortified milk a day to reach what most researchers say is the optimal level.(note most European countries don't have fortified milk)
     
  20. ILikeTurtles macrumors 6502

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    CoQ-10
    Biotin
    Omega 3-6-9
    Multi Vit
    Green Tea
    Resveratrol
    Vit D
     
  21. appleguy123, May 16, 2011
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    Melatonin- My biological clock is messed up, too. I'm never tired without it. Isn't that odd?
    Zinc- I'm allergic to the sun and have psoriasis, these are apparently symptoms of zinc deficiency, so I'm trying that out.

    What is the scientific consensus on these? Have they ever been clinically tested? Are they better than placebo?
     
  22. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    Multi, Iron (for strong blood), cocaine (once a week).
     
  23. MultiM macrumors 6502

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    I take multi-vitamins every day and MSM. MSM is to build cartilage and increase the fluid in the joints. My hands don't hurt anymore! It also saved my dog'sd life because we were ready to put her down because she could hardly move. We put her on MSM and glucosimine (sp?) and she runs almost as if she were a puppy now. MSM started with race horses.
     
  24. localoid macrumors 68020

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    That favorite song of yours is just a placebo. But remarkably, it does makes you feel better. ;)
     
  25. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    You made a scientific claim.
    Has it been tested?
    I tried these binaural tracks before, and didn't really notice anything.
     

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