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 Post subject: What supplements do you take (if any)?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:47 am 
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I've been lurking around on raw food forums because I've been trying to eat more healthy and raw food, and it seems like a lot of raw vegans take supplements (protein powder, B12 and vitamin D, spirulina, MSM, other superfoods, etc).

Do you guys take supplements or superfoods or anything like that?
(Sorry if there's already a post about this... I searched and couldn't find one.)


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 Post subject: Re: What supplements do you take (if any)?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:50 am 
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I've seen a lot of threads dedicated to one supplement (i.e. Do you take Omega-3's? or Do you take B12 capsules?) but I haven't seen one where you just list all the supplements you take.

I take:
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-protein/general vitamin powder in smoothie (if I'm doing strenuous exercise that day)
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I take B12 and folic acid.


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 Post subject: Re: What supplements do you take (if any)?
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I take a multivitamin, mostly for the B12 and D, and a vegan DHA supplement. I try to take a calcium supplement too, as I'm not organised enough to track my calcium intake regularly, and when I have done in the past it was a little low. (Must buy more calcium!)


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I take a multi, DHA capsule (Spectrum Veg), vitamin D, and MSM.

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 Post subject: Re: What supplements do you take (if any)?
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I take Trader Joe's prenatal multivitamins--not because I'm trying to get pregnant (yet), but because it's the only vegan multivitamin they sell. I also take Spectrum vegetarian DHA, which I've only been able to find at Whole Foods.


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I'm taking a multithing which includes B12, and omega 3. Thinking about starting taking vitamin D too.


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 Post subject: Re: What supplements do you take (if any)?
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I have a daily multi with all the good stuff plus iron, since I have low iron issues. Unfortunately, I forget to take this more often than I remember.
I like putting Emergen-C packets in my water. I do this at least once a day, sometimes two or three. (I'm not ODing, you can do up to six in a day.)
Eliza, I'm going to look for that vitamin next time I'm at TJ's because my guess would be that it is reasonably priced. If you see this, could you let me know if the prenatal has iron in it?

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D, iodine, calcium, b12 and sometimes DHA.

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 Post subject: Re: What supplements do you take (if any)?
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B12, DHA, a multivitamin, and if my ladybits are acting up, acidophilus and cranberry powder.

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I take vitamins D and B12, and folic acid. I eat lots of yogurt, too, so I guess that counts too.


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I take a multiple, B complex, and when I feel a cold coming on, I take Emergen-C.

I also have this super-green stuff that I mix with water and drink while holding my nose.

My roommate is a computer hardware guy in a local school district.. So he's in and out of every school in the district.. He's always sick and I often get what he has if I don't do something to prevent it.

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I take a multi, extra B-12, and sometime iron. But I have a really hard time remembering. For a while I carried them all with me and that helped but if you all have any other tips I would be happy to hear them.

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Multivitamin + iron, B-complex, ALA (flax), DHA (algae).

I've gotta get on the D train!

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B12 a couple times a week, DHA when I can remember, and calcium only on days when I don't drink a glass of plant milk first thing in the morning.


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 Post subject: Re: What supplements do you take (if any)?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:39 pm 
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Liquid B12 a couple times a week, a multi when I remember (Once a month? Ha.)


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 Post subject: Re: What supplements do you take (if any)?
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B12 + Folic Acid sublingual tab (1000 mcg of B12; 400 mcg of Folate; from GNC)
Calcium Soft Chews (500 mg, 2 per day; from Nutrition Now)
Vitamin D3 (2000 IU from Blue Bonnett, lanolin source, not vegan)
Choline (350 mg from Solgar)
DHA 300mg +10mg EPA (Pure One)
Prenatal Nutrients (I take 2 tabs which is 1/2 recommended dose; these are from Solgar)


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I take a multi, D2 supplement, and EFA/DHA


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 Post subject: Re: What supplements do you take (if any)?
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DHA every now and then.
B-12.
I'm taking ZMA for sleep now and it seems to really work.

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Chris & vegimator: Is the 30 minutes/empty stomach thing crucial for the ZMA or does it just help it kick in faster? I tried pre-bed zinc for a brief period for acne and woke up with what felt like morning sickness everyday that lasted until noon. I can't remember what the dose was, but it has made my wary of zinc on an empty stomach.


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dakini wrote:
Eliza, I'm going to look for that vitamin next time I'm at TJ's because my guess would be that it is reasonably priced. If you see this, could you let me know if the prenatal has iron in it?


Yes! It does: 30mg. I wish I could remember how much it costs, but I know it's better than the Deva multis that I used to take, and has pretty much the same amounts of everything.


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mel c wrote:
Chris & vegimator: Is the 30 minutes/empty stomach thing crucial for the ZMA or does it just help it kick in faster? I tried pre-bed zinc for a brief period for acne and woke up with what felt like morning sickness everyday that lasted until noon. I can't remember what the dose was, but it has made my wary of zinc on an empty stomach.


Never tried it not on an empty stomach but I've also never had morning sickness from it either. What brand did you try? I've only ever used that primaforce zma.

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eliza wrote:
dakini wrote:
Eliza, I'm going to look for that vitamin next time I'm at TJ's because my guess would be that it is reasonably priced. If you see this, could you let me know if the prenatal has iron in it?


Yes! It does: 30mg. I wish I could remember how much it costs, but I know it's better than the Deva multis that I used to take, and has pretty much the same amounts of everything.


I picked some up tonight! I made sure to tell my parents that I was not with child, haha. It was $13 for 60 tablets at my TJ's, I'm okay with that.

Do you think maybe we all need a memory-boosting vitamin since we always forget to take our vitamins? ; )

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Never tried it not on an empty stomach but I've also never had morning sickness from it either. What brand did you try? I've only ever used that primaforce zma.


I can't remember. Probably just the Whole Foods store brand? Or Trader Joe's. I think the dosage was higher than what's in the ZMA, so I may give them a try. Do you think I could find this at health food stores, or do I need to order online?


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 Post subject: Re: What supplements do you take (if any)?
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Can I ask what vitamin D supplement people take? I have trouble finding a D2 supplement. I'd like to find a combo D2/calcium but haven't found one yet. I've been taking KAL brand D2 chewable that I found at the Vitamin Shoppe but they don't always have it.


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