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    Supplements for primals

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering, what supplements do you take and why? My husband always questions why I feel the need to supplement when I already have a good diet but I always think there's room for optimization..

    I take:

    Vitamin D - 5000 units/day - because as much as I try and sun myself I still work 8 hours a day 5 days a week inside a hospital and would rather be overdoing it than underdoing it!
    (will get levels checked soon)

    R-lipoic acid, 100mg daily - for it's antioxidant effect. I used to take vitamin c and e but this is meant to help with the absorbtion/utilization of these

    Fish Oil - 3g daily - to get more omega 3's!

    Inosital - 3.5 g daily - new one I've just started taking. I have mild anxiety and depression and am recovering from a binge eating disorder, inosital is meant to help with this as well as numerous other things like improved blood flow, improved cholesterol profile, cancer and Alzheimers prevention. 2 friends of mine swear it helps with cravings for sweet things too

    Magnesium citrate powder - 1 heaped teaspoon at night - also for anxiety/depression and to help me sleep.

    Very interested to know what other primals supplement with and if you feel the need to supplement at all..

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    I take 4000 IU of Vit D a day - I hate the sun, even though I know it's superior to supplementation.

    I also take a prenatal vitamin b/c I'm pregnant. When I wasn't pregnant I took half a dose of the pre-natal most days...my nutrition is pretty good but I feel like this helps cover my bases for times when I go off the rails a bit.

    Take Natural Calm most nights b/c it really does help me sleep. Before I got pregnant I just did the magnesium...now I take the mag/calc combo on the recommendation of my midwife. It has helped with my restless legs quite a bit.
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    kennelmom, have you found that Natural Calm helps more than plain magnesium with sleep? I've been taking plain magnesium citrate for a few months and haven't really notied any difference.

    I take 4000 IU of Vitamin D on days when I don't get much sun and magnesium citrate (1 TBSP) every night pretty much.

    I stopped taking fish oil and started just eating more fish and eating a lot less nuts. Chris Kresser has a good series of posts on omega 3/6 and why fish is superior to fish oil.

    I took creatine for a few weeks but didn't notice much from it, so I stopped.

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    I've only ever taken Natural Calm...started with just their magnesium citrate drink, which I believe is just magnesium citrate. I moved to the Natural Calm magnesium/calcium combo after getting pregnant. I've been really happy with the results of adding Natural Calm in the rotation...I quit taking it when I first found out I was pregnant b/c I wasn't sure if it was safe and my sleep took a big hit. I was SO happy once the midwife said I could add it back in!
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    Consider vit A if you're not into organ meats. Also consider zinc. Adding these two seemed to improve my skin too, but not sure which did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theMarvelousMoment View Post
    Consider vit A if you're not into organ meats. Also consider zinc. Adding these two seemed to improve my skin too, but not sure which did it.
    ZMA would be a good combo supplement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raptoryell View Post
    ZMA would be a good combo supplement.
    I find it cheaper to go for bulk mag. citrate powder and separate zinc tabs. Also the A doesn't stand for vit A, ya know?

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    Liquid Multivitamin / Minerals - its the standard to cover your bases
    Liquid Probiotic - healthy gut
    Vitamin C powder form - keeps my immunity high. I cant remember when the last time I had a cold was
    Brain Prep - combo of herbs that keep me focused
    Saw Palmetto - protecting myself from all those man-cancers
    Omega 3 - I dont eat enough fish
    Tribulus - helps with testosterone
    Vitamin D3 - I sit in an office all day

    I'll also take Glutamine and BCAAs just cause I train a lot.

    I usually also take ZMA at night. It helps me sleep and recover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yodiewan View Post
    kennelmom, have you found that Natural Calm helps more than plain magnesium with sleep? I've been taking plain magnesium citrate for a few months and haven't really notied any difference.

    I take 4000 IU of Vitamin D on days when I don't get much sun and magnesium citrate (1 TBSP) every night pretty much.

    I stopped taking fish oil and started just eating more fish and eating a lot less nuts. Chris Kresser has a good series of posts on omega 3/6 and why fish is superior to fish oil.

    I took creatine for a few weeks but didn't notice much from it, so I stopped.
    Mag Malate is better for sleep than other forms of magnesium.

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    Fish Oil

    Vitamin C

    Vitamin D - mine is really low

    Cinnamon/chromium/biotin to help regulate blood sugar

    L-Trytophan -- replaced my daily dose of Lexapro with this instead

    Glucosamine/Chrondritan/MSM -- I have osteoarthritis

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