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What vitamins, if any, do you take?
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My doc suggested I start taking a multivitamin every day. I have tried Womens multivitamin supplements but eh..... a friend suggested prenatal gummies. Any brand/type you recommend?


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I use the NaturMade line...supposedly they're all natural/organic.....
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Um, well,
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I should be embarrassed by this but...I like the Flintstone's multivitamin. A whole chewable is actually an adult serving. I have trouble swallowing large pills, and most multis are enormous, so I got those.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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Women's multivitamin
Vitamin C
Vitamin D

The C and D are for boosting my immune system. I also used to take calcium daily but when I got kidney stones the doctor felt it might be contributing to them forming, so I stopped. I buy whatever brand I can find the cheapest at Wal Mart. My multi is the Wal Mart Equate (generic) brand.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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TeachLoveRead I love those too!!! I wasn't sure how expensive it would be though because I thought I'd have to take several each day to be an adult dosage but I hate the large ones too....my gag reflex is terrible and it takes me 5min just to take one!


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I buy them at Sam's...200 for around $15. They don't have 100% of Vitamin A or calcium, though, but you do usually get that through diet too, so I don't fret over it. You have to watch the gummy kind. I haven't found one yet that has iron in it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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Each day I take:
  • 2 multivitamins
  • 6 calcium citrates
  • 1 iron
  • 2 B12
  • 2 Vitamin C
  • 1 Vitamin D
As for brands, mine are specific to me. DH takes the Target brand gummies and likes them. He also really likes the VitaCrave gummies.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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I have been taking Centrum for years and have graduated to Centrum Silver . I often buy the generic version from Walgreen's. I have found that since I have been taking the multivitamin, I have way fewer colds, sinus infections, bouts of laryngitis, etc...
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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omg hOkie! How much do you spend on vitamins!? You must be the healthiest person!
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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I take the Flintstones gummy vitamins. I took them throughout my pregnancy and still take them now while breastfeeding. I usually take 3. <3 them
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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Adult chewable vitamins - I hate horse pills!
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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One a Day Women is what I've switched to. Dr. has suggested 1000mg daily fish oil (due to inflammation) & 10,000 mg Vitamin D.
Sounds like a lot, but I am with a new doctor and working with a nutritionist.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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My mom takes Flinstones too! Her doctor actually told her to because regular vitamins make her nauseous! She also eats one of those chocolate calcium chews.

I take prenatal vitamins, but nothing specific, just the CVS brand.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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While not a vitamin, I take a fish oil capsule. I used to take an iron pill, but the doctor said my iron was a bit elevated now and to stop taking them.

My son takes Sambucol, which is a black elderberry supplement. He takes it because he has psoriasis, and it clears it up. It's an immune system supporter. He also rarely gets ill.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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I am taking a prenatal right now. Target brand's prenatal is really not hard to swallow and don't have a weird taste to them. The Gummies are also a good suggestion.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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I just take a potassium supplement. My stomach can't handle any multivitamin I've tried.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:33 AM
 
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Multivitamin
HSN-W (hair,skin,nail combination)
B-Complex
Calcium
Vit A & D combination
Anti-inflammatory blend
Flaxseed oil
Probiotics

Nature's Sunshine
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$$ on vitamins
Old 06-16-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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Miss Honey -

Vitamins are non-negotiable for me. I spend about $50 a month or so (I could do it cheaper, but I'm picky about what I take). I flex it, so I get the money I spend back. My vitamin regiment is for life, but I'd rather take them than the 5 prescriptions I was taking a year ago...I end up spending about the same amount of money.
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vitamins
Old 06-16-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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prenatal multivitamin (Target brand)
acidophilus supplement
glucosamine-chondroitin supplement
calcium
Target brand omega-3 gummies (2 daily) -- they're so much better than fish oil pills for getting omega-3's; no fishy taste.
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I take
Old 06-17-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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Calcium/Magnesium/Vitamin D
Omega 3 Complex
Iron
B-6
Prenatal
Flaxseed Meal
Pro-Biotic
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