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    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.
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    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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    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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    D3 and B complex sometimes

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    Quote 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!
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    Vitamin D3, but only because there's a chance I MIGHT need it some Winters. I seem to be getting enough vits and mins from fish bones, butter, starchy veg, nuts...etc to not need any supplements.
    Just went 100% supplement free (no more iron-pills when menstruating, swapped fish oil for more fish and managed a Winter on sunlight-provided D3 alone). For the first time in my life, my folate levels are HIGH and my B12 and iron are healthy, despite having been unaided for over a year.
    Yes, my D3 is in the "normal, but not exactly healthy" category, but I'm energized and non-stressed and far from the danger-zone, so I'd rather just get my sunlight and continue supplement-free for as long as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kochin View Post
    Vitamin D3, but only because there's a chance I MIGHT need it some Winters. I seem to be getting enough vits and mins from fish bones, butter, starchy veg, nuts...etc to not need any supplements.
    Just went 100% supplement free (no more iron-pills when menstruating, swapped fish oil for more fish and managed a Winter on sunlight-provided D3 alone). For the first time in my life, my folate levels are HIGH and my B12 and iron are healthy, despite having been unaided for over a year.
    Yes, my D3 is in the "normal, but not exactly healthy" category, but I'm energized and non-stressed and far from the danger-zone, so I'd rather just get my sunlight and continue supplement-free for as long as possible.
    I wish I could absorb D3 from sunlight easier. I'm darker-skinned (pretty much Jessica Alba's skin tone, maybe a few shades darker especially in the summer) and dark skin absorbs sun-supplied D3 less than light-skinned folks. Pairing that with living in New England (less daylight) and working in a windowless office 9+ hours per day... I need my D3 pills!

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    D3 - winter in NE Ohio sucks! Magnesium and Primal Flora...
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    Definitely D3, because in the long winter months I have a very hard time getting it from the sun. My other two would probably be magnesium citrate and lysine (keeps cold sores at bay, which I get frequently and severely if I don't take).

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