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  • What, if any, supplements do you use?

    Hey All,

    Curious what supplements others around here use.

    Currently I take a multi-vitamin with iron once or twice a week, CoQ10 every other day and fish oil and biotin daily.

    I don't have a galbladder (twas removed before I learned more about paleo after two bad attacks) and I've heard that there are some supplements you should take to make up for that - anyone in a similar boat and if so, do you take anything?

    Anything you recommend for ADHD? Athletes? Women planning children? (not all of these are me - just some special groups we seem to have good sized numbers of around here)
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    - Vitamin D3 (liquid, in oil)
    - Iodine (kelp)
    - Selenium
    - Super Enzymes by NOW Foods

    I eat steamed vegetables with every meal, mostly spinach and broccoli. And I eat organ meats every once in a while.

    Iodine and Iron (along with Omega-3's) are very important in the early stages of pregnancy/life for brain development.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact...n_deficiencies
    Last edited by Bosnic; 08-25-2012, 01:48 PM.

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    • #3
      D3 in winter, Mag sporadically, gave up on fish oil (I eat wild fish pretty regularly). Never bothered with iodine, and after browsing that thread it seems iodine supps turn you into a loony loon. I eat lots of colorful plants and nutritious meat bits.
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tfarny View Post
        D3 in winter, Mag sporadically, gave up on fish oil (I eat wild fish pretty regularly). Never bothered with iodine, and after browsing that thread it seems iodine supps turn you into a loony loon. I eat lots of colorful plants and nutritious meat bits.
        I'm not sure if you're serious, but your opinion regarding iodine is flawed. I think natural sources are optimal, but I don't see how you can think taking supplements would turn you into a nut, or alter your personality in any way. To me, THAT is loony. lol

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        • #5
          Every supplement I've tried to take has made me feel like hammered shit, so none for me. I've learned my lesson.

          Originally posted by Bosnic
          but I don't see how you can think taking supplements would turn you into a nut, or alter your personality in any way.
          I guess you haven't read the iodine threads.

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          • #6
            Multi
            D3
            Biotin
            Magnesium

            Last year I took iodine (kelp) daily for over 4 months and it didn't really do a thing (that I have noticed) for me.

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            • #7
              >10,000 iu's of d3, until i rectify my deficiency, then will lower dose to 5000 daily.
              >900 mgs magnesium
              >1000mg "activator-x", butter oil
              >1500 mgs of dong quai for peri-menopause stuff.

              i eat bone broth most days of the week, liver at least several times per month, lots of oogly bits of meat, seafood and veggies.
              As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

              Ernest Hemingway

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              • #8
                Damage control multi, fish oil, probiotics, iodine (which helped my energy levels and mood.)

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                • #9
                  New chapter multivitamin every woman's daily
                  New chapter wholemegas (omega 3)
                  New chapter essential antioxidants
                  Primal vitamin D

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Timthetaco View Post

                    I guess you haven't read the iodine threads.
                    Is that your evidence that iodine supplements alter your personality? "The iodine thread"? How un-scientific...

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                    • #11
                      Fish oil right and protein powder (I don't count the latter as a supplement but technically it is). These are what I consider a must have for me. I will be adding some Vitamin D3 in the winter. I eat a fairly diverse diet so I don't worry about multi or iodine supplements. I figured for the amount of money I spend on food I can't bring myself to spend more on supplements.

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                      • #12
                        As you had your gall bladder removed, you may want to consider taking digestive enzymes. Although I'm not in that category, I do take digestive enzymes. The ones I take are Bluebonnet betaine hci plus pepsin once or twice a day.

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                        • #13
                          Tons of fish oil...about 6 g a day..cause I'm not a fan of eating fish, and I eat a lot of nuts. I keep magnesium and COQ10 on hand for occasional use... I mostly use the CoQ as a headache pill. I take my multi every now and then, but not every day, and I have 2000 IU Vitamin D3 I take every other day or so... I take about 1000mg of Rhodiola Rosea every day too, because I work in a restaurant and it helps me cope with the stress of constantly dealing with customers and running around cleaning things. I love Rhodiola, I highly recommend it, I've read it helps the body cope with oxygen deprivation, and before it I suffered from severe anxiety where I would have to keep stepping outside for a breath of fresh air. With Rhodiola I can hold down a job that keeps me inside for hours at a time. It's a wonder drug, honestly. I order in bulk, 500mg NOW Foods Rhodiola from HerbsPro on Amazon.com. You won't be disappointed.

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                          • #14
                            I take flax oil daily, calcium + vitamin D a couple of times a week, and vitamin C in fall and winter.

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                            • #15
                              I get the placebo effect of every supplement and rave about how good they are. Then a week later it completely wears off.
                              I still take vitamin C, kelp and cod liver oil most days. Sometimes I use melatonin.

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