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Multivitamin

#1 Postby Dallas » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:58 am

What is the best one for a vegan?

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Re: Multivitamin

#2 Postby beforewisdom » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:51 am

The most important feature of a supplement is it dissolves in a reasonable amount of time. Otherwise, you can't absorb it.

Since multivitamins tend to be bigger pills, this problem gets worse.

Additionally, some vitamins and minerals interfere with the absorption of other vitamins and minerals.

You would be better off getting individual pills

See Jack Norris RD's daily checklist for vegans, unless you are hell bent on getting huge, you only need a few supplements:
http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/dailyrecs

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Re: Multivitamin

#3 Postby Barb123 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:04 pm

I take one from Vegan Essentials called Prescription 2000. It's 2 tablets daily and I feel better when I take it versus when I forget.
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Re: Multivitamin

#4 Postby vegimator » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:59 pm

If you want to make sure it's absorbed and you have a daily smoothie, just toss the pill in there. I like this one - http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Plus-Ultr ... B00014FNZ2

(The fact that it's a prenatal just means it has higher doses of certain vitamins. I'm a guy and I take it).

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#6 Postby vegimator » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:20 pm

That's a good one, but low on calcium if you're hoping to get a decent amount of that from your supplement. If you think you're regularly eating upwards of 600 mg of calcium from low/non-oxalate sources (ie, not spinach), then you don't need to worry about it. This is totally possible if you drink a fair amount of fortified soy/almond milk etc (or even if you don't), but I take a calcium supplement to be safe.

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#7 Postby ChaserHUN » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:38 am

How much mg of calcium do we need a day? 1000mg?
http://www.beres.hu/en/termekek/vas_vital_filmtabletta/ I'm taking this supplement now
And thinking of taking this one too
http://www.beres.hu/en/termekek/kalcium_filmtabletta/
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#8 Postby LiftNic » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:22 pm

vegimator wrote:If you want to make sure it's absorbed and you have a daily smoothie, just toss the pill in there. I like this one - http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Plus-Ultr ... B00014FNZ2

(The fact that it's a prenatal just means it has higher doses of certain vitamins. I'm a guy and I take it).


Oh! That's a great idea... thanks! :)

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Re: Multivitamin

#9 Postby limelite » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:48 pm

Hm, just so I don't start a new thread.. What Multivitamins do you guys take, and how much is necessary?

General multivit + Calcium (how many mg tablet? how often?) + Vit B12 (mg? tablet? how often?) and Iron? I never really bothered with this until I read an article a few days ago on how important vitamins were for us. I figured it was what explained my recent tiredness/sleepiness lately.

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Re: Multivitamin

#10 Postby Fallen_Horse » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:37 am

Watch out on the calcium. It can inhibit iron absorption, which causes just as many problems as a calcium deficiency...
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Re: Multivitamin

#11 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:03 am

Solgar VM2000 tablets or Solgar Vegtarian Multiple capsules are both good for vegans. High quality, high absorption rates and 100% natural with no synthetic fillers or binders (they use brocolli & oatbran).

Food today does not contain the amount of vitamins, minerals or nutrients that it used to, and I'm talking about naturally grown, organic fruits & vegetables that don't come in a bag/tin/packet from a store. Due to varying factors such as hundreds of years of farming, the use of inorganic fertilisers etc and a loss of micro-organisms in our soil, we are starting to become unable to 100% rely on dietary nutrition alone. One obvious example that this is a fact rather than a hypothesis is the fast growth and short life of fruits and vegetables today; this didn't happen 50yrs ago because the soil was a lot richer in minerals back then. Even with a perfect diet of lots of leafy greens, a high vegetable & fruit intake, inclusion of raw & fermented foods and so on, we simply do not get the nutrition that we should be getting from our food.

I have a table somewhere on my hard drive that highlights the reduction of minerals in meat, fruit and vegetables over a 50yr period. I'll try and find it and post it up, very interesting :)
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Re: Multivitamin

#12 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:16 am

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:I have a table somewhere on my hard drive that highlights the reduction of minerals in meat, fruit and vegetables over a 50yr period. I'll try and find it and post it up, very interesting :)

It won't let me post up the table, but here's the link to the whole study. Well worth having a read through if it looks like it might interest you.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/ANG_Murthy's_paper.pdf
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Re: Multivitamin

#13 Postby multipass » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:12 pm

2 oz shot of wheatgrass twice a day is my "multivitamin"

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Re: Multivitamin

#14 Postby HxC_Nismo » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:21 pm

I take Vega Whole Food Optimizer in the morning for my multivitamin in the morning with a bundle of bananas and another random fruit. Since vega wfo is power based and mixed with water or soy milk or juice it absorbs easily plus you get 100% of your daily vitamins and minerals, 60% of your daily fiber and also 25grams of plant based protien. Ive been taking it for 3 months now and it is the best one yet so far that I have taken.
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