I won't ever take supplements. I feel well enough without them, and I don't want to lie on my death bed wondering if perhaps I took the wrong dose of cod liver oil or some non-essential amino acid that might have allowed me to live a few years longer. I'd take a supplement if I felt an immediate and real benefit, but I'm not going to take them just because maybe, possibly, you know? Maybe! Magnesium is [I]important[/I]!
[QUOTE=Timthetaco;1110357]I won't ever take supplements. I feel well enough without them, and I don't want to lie on my death bed wondering if perhaps I took the wrong dose of cod liver oil or some non-essential amino acid that might have allowed me to live a few years longer. I'd take a supplement if I felt an immediate and real benefit, but I'm not going to take them just because maybe, possibly, you know? Maybe! Magnesium is [I]important[/I]![/QUOTE]
I like this attitude. I was thinking of kicking all my supplements when they run out because of this same thing. The only thing that seems to have a noticeable good effect on me is aspirin, cigarettes, coffee, t3 and acid. Quality of most commercial supplements just seems to be really poor.
I think just eating some "super foods"(fucking buzzwords) coupled with a relatively healthy diet will be enough.
D3 (I really don't like the sun) and B-complex (I can tell the difference in my energy levels if I don't take it for a long time). I probably should take a multi only because I eat in such a cyclic manner, then again, maybe that cyclicity is why I don't need one.
And a tblsp of ACV (Bragg's) in water to swallow the vitamins. Clear skin and eyes. Firm science or not, I swear by it.
I don't take any. I just eat different types of food, move a little and spend some time time outside. Sometimes all at the same time.
Seems to do the trick.
D3 - 10,000IU QD - cvc4health
magnesium glycinate - 400mg QD - puritans pride
melatonin - 1mg @ bedtime - cvc4health
liver pate - 3 x wk
fish or seafood - 3 x wk
And for the record... Paleobird makes me jealous :P
quercetin (for allergies)
First, I eat alot of meat and veggies. Veggies as in, all types of greens, brocolli, cauliflower, asparagus, etc. And the occasional fruit. So a varied paleo healthy diet. After a ton of reading, the only thing I still may be lacking is magnesium, fish oils, and vit D. So we take mag malate or glycinate every other day. Fish oil or cod liver oil every other day, maybe every two days and sometimes less often (we eat lot of fish...I fish alot) And Vit D, 10,000 IU's in the winter, and I taper off as the warm weather approaches (I go outside alot). We have lived in the south for a long time.
Magnesium-- to prevent hemorrhoids
bone broth daily
kefir-- few times a week
liver-- few times a week
I'm out in the sun for at least an hour daily
I used to take fish oil, prescribed by my obgyn during pregnancy and to take during lactation, but I didn't feel any difference so stopped that when I ran out.
I take a lot of supplements. When I started PB I really thought I was dying. Also at that time forum members were talking about lots of different supplements they were taking; I thought I needed all of them. I also experiemented with them and read about them to see how they effected my body.
Now I'm slowly reducing the variety and amount I take (after 4.5 months). I plan to then stay on Mark's Damage Control, Primal Flora, Omega-3's, extra Vit. D3 and Iron (I'm anemic) and the amount of Potassium needed (by trail and error) to stay constipation free.
The Damage Control is a professional grade for professional athletes. I'm not one. In time, maybe a year or so, I may drop to only the Omega-3 and iron and maybe Potassium.
I like Paleobird's idea of liver pate (multi-vitamin) and bone-broth (multi-mineral) (all Grass-fed) but she's been doing PB for years.
Adding bone broth makes a huge difference to how I feel. My husband was skeptical but even he came around after he started drinking a cup a day.