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Vitamins & Supplements - a waste of time?

(7 Posts)
Wallygrom Tue 17-Dec-13 18:59:37

There has been a lot in the new recently about vitamins and what a waste of money they are - do you take them? What do you think? Let us know!

tyjen Wed 18-Dec-13 10:13:41

ive tried numerous vitamins and health products over the years and they havent improved my well being...i think they are a waste of money and the only people who benefit are the manufacturers and the shops that sell them at extortionate prices!!!!

AyjayF Thu 19-Dec-13 14:34:22

Went into Lifestyle Pharmacy the other day to discuss this very thing. Do women of a certain age need supplements? After informed discussion came to conclusion exercise and good,varied diet best for health.
What I was most pleased about was that the pharmacist did not try to flog me anything. I can recommend this pharmacy _+ it never seems to be too crowded.

AyjayF Thu 19-Dec-13 14:35:53

Forgot to say this pharmacy is in Westgate Street, Bath

Wallygrom Thu 19-Dec-13 18:58:51

I have to say I never take supplements...I find that a varied diet with 5 a day and some nice oily fish regularly works for me. I agree that its manufacturers who appear to benefit however, some people do maintain they feel a benefit from taking say glucosamine for joints.....I am forever the sceptic I am afraid....we never had these years ago and I dont think we suffered any more then than now for it....

eliza Wed 22-Jan-14 15:55:39

I take Vitamin B when I feel stressed and it really does help and make a difference.

Wallygrom Wed 05-Feb-14 20:11:21

eliza - what strength do you take? I would be interested to know :-)