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    ... supplements, that is, what would they be? Is there a reason you find them essential?

  • #2
    Maybe only a probiotic.

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    • #3
      Assuming we're only counting on things we get from non-food sources (i.e. I eat seaweed to get iodine).

      Magnesium and Vitamin D. N=1 I feel better taking them.
      Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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      • #4
        What magic said plus coQ10

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        • #5
          Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
          Magnesium and Vitamin D. N=1 I feel better taking them.
          This! I started taking these two last week and I'm already not getting charley horses at night and feel like I recover much quicker after strength-training.

          My third would probably be calcium, which I plan on adding to my supplements soon.
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          • #6
            Yep, I agree with the three listed above, mag, D3 and ubiquinol. Maybe B complex too, but that's 4

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            • #7
              Fermented cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil

              Actually I do quite well with no supplements whatsoever. These two are just insurance.
              Last edited by Neckhammer; 02-12-2013, 09:06 PM.

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              • #8
                Pure gelatin powder, Cod liver oil and Brewers yeast...
                "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                - Schopenhauer

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MissJecka View Post
                  This! I started taking these two last week and I'm already not getting charley horses at night and feel like I recover much quicker after strength-training.

                  My third would probably be calcium, which I plan on adding to my supplements soon.
                  Be careful supplementing D3 and calcium. Improved metabolism of calcium through D3 supplementation reduces your need for calcium, making it easy to overdo it
                  Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

                  Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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                  • #10
                    D3 - I will never question the importance of this again.
                    B Complex - mostly because I like when my pee is neon, but also I have more energy.
                    Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, which I guess is really a food; I drink a little in water every day.
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                    • #11
                      Nutritional yeast (mainly for b1 Thiamine, it also tastes nice)
                      Rose hip extract (can be depleted by toxin exposure, also tastes nice)
                      Cod liver oil (DHA EPA and retinol - unfortunately tastes like trash)

                      Edit. Oh, also kelp.
                      Last edited by Forgotmylastusername; 02-13-2013, 02:59 AM.

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                      • #12
                        I second magnesium and D3 but for me the third one is HCL - stomach acid. My levels are so low that without it I probably wouldn't be able to get a lot out of my nutrition.

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                        • #13
                          I've cut down my supplementation to only Magnesium Citrate. I used to take B6, potassium, and probiotics, but then realized I was getting more than adequate amounts in my diet, and it's stupid to spend $30 a month on probiotic pills when all I have to do is eat a few spoons of yogurt and kimchi and some miso daily, which I was already doing.
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                          • #14
                            D3 and B complex sometimes

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by peril View Post
                              Be careful supplementing D3 and calcium. Improved metabolism of calcium through D3 supplementation reduces your need for calcium, making it easy to overdo it
                              Good tip. Thanks!
                              >> Current Stats: 90% Primal / 143 lbs / ~25% BF
                              >> Goal (by 1 Jan 2014): 90% Primal / 135-ish pounds / 20-22% BF

                              >> Upcoming Fitness Feats: Tough Mudder, June 2013
                              >> Check out my super-exciting journal by clicking these words.

                              Weight does NOT equal health -- ditch the scale, don't be a slave to it!

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