Do you guys take vitamins?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cmjust0, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. cmjust0

    cmjust0 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Central KY
    I started taking vitamins again not that long ago.. We keep goats, and I spent quite a bit of time looking through different loose mineral mixes trying to find one that would be best for my herd.. Ok, I practically obsessed over it for a while. [​IMG] My wife and I were talking about the goat mineral thing one day and I kinda jokingly said "Ya know, they should make loose minerals for humans" and laughed..

    Serious "doh!" moment, I know -- they do! They're called vitamins!

    It occurred to me right then and there that it was pretty stupid of me to spend all this time making sure the goats had the right vitamins and minerals in their systems, while neglecting the same "treatment" for myself. So, I started taking vitamins again. [​IMG]

    I just kinda wondered how many other people do.. [​IMG]

    FWIW, I'm currently taking a Men's multivitamin containing:

    Vit. A. - 2500 IU
    Vit. C - 180mg
    Vit. D3 - 5000 IU *
    Vit. E - 50 IU
    Vit. K - 80mcg
    Thiamine - 1.5mg
    Riboflavin - 1.7mg
    Niacin - 20mg
    Vit. B6 - 4mg
    Folic Acid - 1200mcg *
    Vit. B12 - 18mcg
    Biotin - 30mcg
    Pantothenic Acid - 10mg
    Calcium - 162mg
    Iodine - 150mcg
    Magnesium - 100mg
    Zinc - 15mg
    Selenium - 70mcg
    Copper - 2mg
    Manganese - 4mg
    Chromium - 120mcg
    Molybdenum - 75mcg

    * I supplement another 4000 IU of D3 and 800mcg of folic acid. I personally think everybody's deficient on D3 these days, and folic acid is a homocysteine buster... Homocysteine is bad for the heart, and is a byproduct of the consumption of meat.. Since, I'm practically a "meatitarian," and since folic acid is water soluble and cannot be OD'd...figured it was prolly a good idea. [​IMG]
     
  2. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    I take gummy vitamins for adults! [​IMG] And 1000mg Vitamin C during cold and flu season...
    ETA: And extra iron.. I have "issues" with my iron count.
     
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  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    I take a generic multivitamin every night and I take prescription Vitamin D once a week. Apparently I have low vitamin D, who knew?
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I take D3 (6000 iu/day -liquid suspended in coconut oil). That's about it. A lot of the vitamins are synthetic and just different enough to be of little or no use in the human body. If I could find a totally natural vitamin supplement, I would take it, but haven't found one I knew for sure was the real deal
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I take vitamin D3. I went off of it for the summer and my doctor told me to go back on it and take it year-round, sunshine or no sunshine. Also, vitamin C. Rheumatologist just put me on gingko and magnesium.
     
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:I eat 4 gummy bears a day, myself. [​IMG]
    Used to chew vitamin gumballs but I can't find them any more [​IMG]

    Pill multi-vitamins made me ill no matter what time of day I took them or what I did and did not eat.
    I also take a capsule that's supposed to help with hair and nails but I can't remember what it's called.
     
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  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Quote:I eat 4 gummy bears a day, myself. [​IMG]
    Used to chew vitamin gumballs but I can't find them any more [​IMG]

    Pill multi-vitamins made me ill no matter what time of day I took them or what I did and did not eat.
    I also take a capsule that's supposed to help with hair and nails but I can't remember what it's called.

    Pill vitamins make me feel ill too. I chew 2 gummy vitamins a day. (the ones with less sugar in them) I just try to eat right basically, but at least the chewy ones are more fun than trying to struggle swallowing a large tablet.
     
  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:I eat 4 gummy bears a day, myself. [​IMG]
    Used to chew vitamin gumballs but I can't find them any more [​IMG]

    Pill multi-vitamins made me ill no matter what time of day I took them or what I did and did not eat.
    I also take a capsule that's supposed to help with hair and nails but I can't remember what it's called.

    I don't take vitamins for the same reason. I couldn't even take prenatal vitamins. It never occurred to me that I could share my sons gummies! There is 2 huge bottles of them in the cupboard! So thanks to you guys, I started taking vitamins today!! [​IMG]
     
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:I eat 4 gummy bears a day, myself. [​IMG]
    Used to chew vitamin gumballs but I can't find them any more [​IMG]

    Pill multi-vitamins made me ill no matter what time of day I took them or what I did and did not eat.
    I also take a capsule that's supposed to help with hair and nails but I can't remember what it's called.

    I don't take vitamins for the same reason. I couldn't even take prenatal vitamins. It never occurred to me that I could share my sons gummies! There is 2 huge bottles of them in the cupboard! So thanks to you guys, I started taking vitamins today!! [​IMG]

    Read the dosage, though. Adults eat more gummies than kids, but you don't want your child getting jealous!! My DH scolded me when he saw me eat 4 bears, and I had to explain about the different dosages [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My brother used to love visiting me when my kids were little. He loved chewable vitamins! Now he has little girls of his own, but they prefer gummies LOL.
     
  10. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    There's an adult version of the gummies. You only take two. I didn't think of buying the kid ones and just double up on the gummies. Good to know in case they run out of the adult ones. [​IMG]
     

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