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Which vits wouldn’t you be without

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TrendyNannie6 Fri 03-Jan-20 20:27:04

Interested to know which supplements people recommend for good health, I’ve always believed if you eat healthily you can get all the goodness from your diet, but realising now you probably don’t get the adequate amount you should have to function well

MawB Fri 03-Jan-20 20:32:17

I don’t take any, my diet seems to be perfectly adequate.
If I feel a cold coming on I take repeated doses of Berocca, but that’s all.

MerylStreep Fri 03-Jan-20 20:38:40

I only have to have a B12 injection every month.

lemongrove Fri 03-Jan-20 20:40:57

Vitamin D seems to help until Summer.

merlotgran Fri 03-Jan-20 20:47:34

I take an echinacea tablet every day in winter to help keep colds at bay and if I get a cold I double the dose. I also take magnesium for muscle health and cod liver oil for my joints.

anniezzz09 Fri 03-Jan-20 20:53:08

Vitamin C if I'm getting a cold. I take a fish oil supplement for joints which contains B vitamins. I use magnesium occasionally for insomnia or muscle stiffness. I have tried turmeric and think it helped with joint stiffness but I never believe in taking something forever without a break so I'm on a break at the moment.

I also make my own elderberry cordial which the whole family thinks knocks flu like things on the head.

Sussexborn Fri 03-Jan-20 20:54:03

Magnesium, glucosamine and vitamin D in the winter.

BBbevan Fri 03-Jan-20 20:56:38

My DH swears by rose hip for his arthritis. I take turmeric, saffron and eye tablets for AMD. . But as it has only just been diagnosed,I have no idea of its efficacy. However an ophthalmologist friend says he recommends it to patients. So here's hoping

merlotgran Fri 03-Jan-20 21:00:56

I add turmeric and ginger to home made soup and if a cold/sore throat is really bad and stops you sleeping, a good swig of my turmeric and black pepper vodka does the trick!

BradfordLass72 Fri 03-Jan-20 21:09:32

TrendyNannie6 That certainly applies to me too.

I have possibly the ideal (according to nutritionists) diet and have for many years.

As I've got older though, I definitely need more iron than regular doses of spinach, broc and silver beet give me. So I take an iron table and feel very run rown if I miss that for a few days.

I also take MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) which also got me off the anti-inflammatories the GP had prescribed for my arthritis.
As a result of that, I didn't even need to have the knee replacement operation for which I was scheduled in 2014.
The knee had been horribly painful until I began taking MSM.

Still going strong to date, although X-rays show bone-on-bone and a lot of deterioration. All I get now is pain when I've been sitting for a while. Don't even need paracetamol for that.

And finally, I take B Complex.

When I had my 2nd son at 32, I had a slight stroke during labour and that resulted in aphasia - in my case, being unable to remember the names of objects (cup, bucket, tree etc) and words I'd known for a long time (hurricane, enthusiasm, travelling and so on)

I had to work round that, 'Could you please pass me my....that thing with my tea in it?' grin

Then my research suggested Vitamin B would help and I began to take it when I was about 34. It worked like a dream and also, nowadays, seems to give me more energy too.

If I run out, I definitely notice a difference as the aphasia swoops back and makes me very cross.

Since that time I've spent hundreds of hours in research, written several books, numerous articles, letters, scripts, a daily journal and a blog, so obviously I need Vit.B Complex.. smile

I take only one pharmaceutical: 1 Metformin a day to help my old pancreas.

I have psoriasis quite badly but I go out into the bush whenever I can (which isn't very often, sadly) to gather Kumerahou, a native herb which is the only thing I have ever tried in 50 year which actually clears the psoriasis completely.
Maori herbal medicine is very effective and as I was a keen herbalist when I lived in the UK, it made sense, when I came here, to learn about the uses of native NZ plants as well.

Greenfinch Fri 03-Jan-20 21:09:38

Vitamin D on doctor's recommendation

craftyone Fri 03-Jan-20 21:28:43

not just vitamins but minerals. Farming is so intensive these days, use of artificial fertilisers etc that soil is very depleted in minerals and vitamins, apart from organically grown

The ones I would take every day are D3 (cholicalciferol) and K2 but I do have between 7-10 a day of veg and fruits plus (soaked) nuts some fish and a little grass fed meat

SueDonim Fri 03-Jan-20 21:29:21

I don’t take any escort for calcium with Vit D which was prescribed for me. I hope my diet gives me enough.

SueDonim Fri 03-Jan-20 21:29:44

except not escort!

Yehbutnobut Fri 03-Jan-20 21:35:20

Vit D because it is advised in winter months and K2 for osteopenia.

BlueBelle Fri 03-Jan-20 21:43:09

No I don’t take any at all

Calendargirl Fri 03-Jan-20 21:48:58

Calcium with vit D for osteoporosis, prescribed, cod liver oil, vit c chewable (I like the taste), echinacea if I have a cold.

Missfoodlove Fri 03-Jan-20 22:10:52

D Mannose to prevent UTI’s.
Sage for hot flushes.
NAC for liver health and to prevent congestion.
Vit C and zinc if I feel a cold or sore throat coming on.

FlexibleFriend Fri 03-Jan-20 22:17:20

I take a few due to my auto immune condition and I'm not giving any of them up.

SalsaQueen Fri 03-Jan-20 22:29:17

I don't take (or need to take) anything at all, thankfully.

Suki70 Fri 03-Jan-20 22:34:16

Vit D on prescription and Magnesium gel for insomnia and cramp.