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Who here doesn't take supplements?

#1 Postby kollision » Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:31 pm

I take non whatsoever. Not even Multivitamins. I try to get them all in my diet. Anyone else here do the same?

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#2 Postby Richard » Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:54 pm

I'm trying to do that :o trying to eat healthier so that there is no need to take tablets. I haven't taken tablets for a while. I haven't taken protein powder for a long time either. I primarily want to avoid that because its expensive though.
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#3 Postby Bigbwii » Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:02 pm

I don't at all! I don't really believe any of that stuff works!!! I even question if we really use the protien in the cooked foods we eat! but that's jusss me :wink:
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#4 Postby kollision » Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:03 pm

Richard wrote:I'm trying to do that :o trying to eat healthier so that there is no need to take tablets. I haven't taken tablets for a while. I haven't taken protein powder for a long time either. I primarily want to avoid that because its expensive though.


Exactly why I started too. Those things are expensive! Then I read about the Toxicity of taking over the amount you should, and adding Multi Vitamins would make the problem worse. Good luck man!

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#5 Postby Aaron » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:19 pm

b12 and D come to mind. If you're not eating fortified foods anyway.

er edit to add if you don't live in sunny climates for D.

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#6 Postby willpeavy » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:28 pm

Aaron wrote:b12 and D come to mind. If you're not eating fortified foods anyway.


That's what I was wondering, especially about B12.
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#7 Postby kollision » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:39 pm

I'm in LA so theres a lot of Sun. :)

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#8 Postby VeganEssentials » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:39 pm

I take as little as I feel necessary for myself. A multi-vitamin as my diet isn't usually all that well-balanced, glutamine and a few scoops of protein powder on lifting days and that's it. There isn't really anything that works wonders, so why waste the money?

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#9 Postby Daywalker » Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:42 am

I take only vitamins. I feel i'm on the safe side with them as i think out food is deprived of their natural amount of nutritients.
So i take a multivitamin and brewer's yeast.
As soon as i can afford, i'm gonna get me some non-soy protein powder.
I love protein shakes :roll:
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#10 Postby kollision » Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:51 am

Daywalker wrote:I take only vitamins. I feel i'm on the safe side with them as i think out food is deprived of their natural amount of nutritients.
So i take a multivitamin and brewer's yeast.
As soon as i can afford, i'm gonna get me some non-soy protein powder.
I love protein shakes :roll:


With your definition, Id think you would be on Carnitine or something :wink: Never heard of this "brewers yeast" before. Whats it do?

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#11 Postby Daywalker » Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:35 am

It's yeast ;) :D
It's a byproduct of the beer industry, therefore it's quite cheap.
It contains a stack of B vitamins, minerals, trace elements, protein/essential amino acids.
On the package it says it's for healthy nails, hair and skin :D But i take it because B vitamins play a major role in energy and protein metabolism ;)
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#12 Postby Tarz » Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:39 am

I still take vitamins and minerals, although not as much as I used to.

I used to take Brewers Yeast too - been meaning to get it again - for the reasons Alex has already stated. Lot's of B Vit's very cheap.

Go for Brewer's Yeast in tablet form. Do not ever buy the powder - it is truly hideous and virtually undrinkable.

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#13 Postby kollision » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:04 am

Daywalker wrote:It's yeast ;) :D
It's a byproduct of the beer industry, therefore it's quite cheap.
It contains a stack of B vitamins, minerals, trace elements, protein/essential amino acids.
On the package it says it's for healthy nails, hair and skin :D But i take it because B vitamins play a major role in energy and protein metabolism ;)


Thanks for the info on it, sounds good! Waste products, yay!

Tarz wrote:Go for Brewer's Yeast in tablet form. Do not ever buy the powder - it is truly hideous and virtually undrinkable.


Sounds like this one Soy Protein Powder I have. I throw up when I drink it...

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#14 Postby Jay » Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:34 pm

I hope everyone is taking B-12 at least.

Kollision?

I take B-12, calcium and flax seed oil.

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#15 Postby Bigbwii » Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:58 pm

B12 is produced by your intestines :wink:
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