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What Vitamins & Supplements do you take and from where do you buy them?

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Artemis1 Mon 17-May-21 19:59:42

Do you take any Vitamins or Health Supplements that have really helped - improved overall health, cured some disease or nasty symptom, increased your energy and vitality, and generally done wonders for your overall well-being and fitness?

If so, what is it, how did you hear of it, who recommended it (doctor or friend), and how long have you taken it? What has the health benefit been and how long before you saw results?

Where do you buy your supplements from (for best quality and best value for money)?

I keep reading rave reviews on Amazon (e.g. for collagen) but have recently heard that many of the reviews are fake!

Would like recommendations from the wise gransnetters here.

ev00stanley Wed 14-Jul-21 11:03:58

An interesting question to discuss with. Health is something more important, especially in this pandemic situation. Multivitamins play a vital role in improving your immunity and mental health. And it has a lot of other beneficial factors in controlling risk for heart disease. I felt it more advantageous for migraines and fibromyalgia. I suffered a lot. So with my doctor's prescription, I bought AOR vitamin supplements and having them for the past 2 years and I found a miracle result. It also helped for healthy mood balance and improved my sleep patterns. Before purchasing the tablets, it is important to seek advice from a health professional since the ingredients of each vitamins supplements are different.

Sarnia Thu 15-Jul-21 09:07:47

I buy Vitamin D from Holland & Barrett and look out for their 'Buy 1 get another for 1p' offer.

21Tinkerbell Thu 15-Jul-21 09:19:47

Magnesium and vitamin D. Both prescribed by doc. Don't live in UK.

joysutty Sat 17-Jul-21 09:42:03

Take a vitamin D daily since beginning of covid19 as recommended. Also for last 5 years take a daily cod liver oil which ever one is on a good offer at a high quality one, could be the sainsburys one or if H+B have the penny sale will purchase and get 2nd for 1p, very good plus get the loyalty points with them also, so whether or not it actualy helps my oesteo-arthiritus in my knee and left ankle joints dont know but was interested to read on one person who said rosehip helps her, so will do some research into this. The link to AOR takes to me a foreign web site on prices, and also not sure which item it is that you say helps you ev00stanley ? Would be interested to know as my daughter suffers with migranes, and wastes so much money buying stuff of the shelf. Regards, joysutty.

Mancjules Sat 24-Jul-21 22:31:21

Vit d and magnesium from Natures Best. Good quality and dosage.

MayBee70 Sat 24-Jul-21 22:45:23

I thought there was a bit of a health scare about rose hip a while back. I know I used to take it when I was young though.

Grey18 Mon 25-Oct-21 12:25:07

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singingnutty Mon 25-Oct-21 17:14:33

I have been taking magnesium and turmeric for some time on the advice of a herbalist I go to. She is well qualified and I trust her advice. I've just had a consultation and got herbal medicine to help clear the lingering effects of a virus which caused mucus and congestion in my throat and nose. She also advised Vit D3 and Vit B12. After I started taking the latter last week I was alarmed when my urine turned very yellow. However, the health food shop where I bought them told me this is normal. Has anyone had this experience?

bookwormbabe Tue 26-Oct-21 12:53:10

I started taking vitamin D3 during the pandemic, but I found out that one really ought to be taking Vitamin K2 along with it, because the K2 helps direct calcium to the right places and away from places where it could do harm. There is a book about it called 'Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox' by Kate Rheaume-Bleue'. I take a tablet which combines the two, available from Holland and Barrett.

Shinamae Tue 26-Oct-21 12:57:13

This is what I take