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Do you take supplements? If so which ones

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TrendyNannie6 Sun 06-Dec-20 23:17:49

I always take vitamin c, and vitamin D, but not really anything else,

lemsip Sun 06-Dec-20 23:26:40

selenium, vit D3, vit c

Grannynannywanny Sun 06-Dec-20 23:29:54

I started taking vit D3 two weeks ago. The first supplement of any kind I’ve taken since folic acid during my last pregnancy 40 years ago.

LadyBella Sun 06-Dec-20 23:30:44

Multivits, Vit D, Q10 and magnesium (though I can't remember why I take the latter).

merlotgran Sun 06-Dec-20 23:36:07

Vit D, magnesium, echinacea and cod liver oil.

blondenana Sun 06-Dec-20 23:43:46

I was given Vit D about 3 years ago, but when i had to see a different Dr as mine was away,she took it off me and said i didn't need it
I do buy it,but sometimes forget and run out
Wonder if i will get it again now
Magnesium is good for helping sleep problems ,and i think for restless legs

Blossoming Sun 06-Dec-20 23:44:56

Vitamin D3 on the advice of my endocrinologist. I’m not deficient in anything else 🙂

Maggiemaybe Sun 06-Dec-20 23:59:25

I do. Viviscal for my hair, cod liver oil for my joints, vitamin D to ward off the lurgy. And acidophilus capsules if I feel indigestion coming on. I've no idea whether any of them are doing any good. smile

hollysteers Sun 06-Dec-20 23:59:56

Multivitamins, turmeric in capsule form, cod liver oil and manuka honey in my tea.
I sound like a hypochondriac!

WOODMOUSE49 Mon 07-Dec-20 00:23:30

None

Tried something for joints (arthritis) but gave up after 3 years. Nothing had changed.

WOODMOUSE49 Mon 07-Dec-20 00:24:12

Meant to add that "nothing had changed and arthritis got worse"

honeyrose Mon 07-Dec-20 00:24:21

I’ve just started taking Vitamin D tablets as I heard they might be a good thing to take in the present pandemic - could offer some protection against suffering the very worst of the COVID symptoms. Has anyone else heard that?

BlueBelle Mon 07-Dec-20 04:01:40

I believe all people in northern climes should take VitD in the winter because our sun just isn’t strong enough to give us what we need so that’s all I take a VitD tablet a day
I think many of the ones on the shelves are simply there to part you with your money

NotAGran55 Mon 07-Dec-20 06:43:00

I have just started on vitamin D as it seems to crop up as something we need in the winter .
Also magnesium as it is supposed to help with insomnia. I have only been taking them both since Friday so too soon to report and success with the sleep 💤

Greenfinch Mon 07-Dec-20 06:51:15

Vitamin D because blood test revealed a very low level. Might give magnesium a try if it is supposed to help with insomnia.

Ashcombe Mon 07-Dec-20 07:05:27

Yes, honeyrose, Dr. Sarah Jarvis recommends Vit D to help fight Covid. Research has shown that BAME victims, which make up a large percentage of sufferers, tend to be deficient in it due to living in Northern climes.

My orthopaedic surgeon recommended Vit B with calcium for bone density to support artificial joints. I also take glucosamine, cod liver oil, multivitamins, evening primrose oil and garlic tablets! It’s difficult to tell if they help but I dread to think what I’d be like without them!!

When I celebrated my 21st, my cheeky flat mates wrote in my card: “Keep taking the tablets!”

Who am I to ignore such good advice?!!

Ashcombe Mon 07-Dec-20 07:06:44

Oops - typo - that should say Vit D!!

Whitewavemark2 Mon 07-Dec-20 07:11:53

Vit D and B complex for years.

Urmstongran Mon 07-Dec-20 07:23:20

None.

I think a good and varied diet is sufficient. I recall years ago a nurse saying they just give you expensive wee!

Calendargirl Mon 07-Dec-20 07:24:09

Cod liver oil, chewable vitamin c.

Take prescribed vitamin d & calcium for osteoporosis.

dogsmother Mon 07-Dec-20 07:31:41

Vit D because the cod liver oil (common source) always comes back at me. Glucosamine and chondroitin because I’ve galloping arthritis. The rest I rely on a balanced diet for. I do eat well.

GardenerGran Mon 07-Dec-20 07:47:01

Prescribed D3 Vit D with calcium as blood test revealed I was low. Will take forever to hopefully ward off osteoporosis as sisters’ have been diagnosed with it. Sometimes Vit B complex for energy.

Willow500 Mon 07-Dec-20 08:08:32

Yes vitamin D as I also heard it could help with Covid.

Marmight Mon 07-Dec-20 08:19:51

Turmeric, CBD, VitD

Lazyriver Mon 07-Dec-20 08:37:07

I have tried many supplements over the years and often felt like I should rattle. Some are foolers as they need to be combined to work.
So now I have returned to a powder that has everything in it, but hard to get at the moment, so running low. I have fibromyalgia and find this helps.
I also take glucosomine, chondroitin, MSM for joints. You need to find the right one though as not all work.
Trial and error