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Right way to take vitamins?

#1 Postby Alex » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:36 pm

Hey there, just wondering if there is a right way to take vitamins. I mean if we have more than one vitamin to take, is it ok to take them all at the same time or is it better to take them at different times.

I take about 4-5 different vitamins, and take 2 or 3 at a time. I just curious and want to know if it really matters how we take vitamins.

I read some where about synergy and combining vitamins to make them more effective together as opposed to taking them alone. Just thought it was interesting.

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#2 Postby willpeavy » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:32 pm

A lot of times there are instructions in the fine print on the bottle. For example, I take a ZMA at least several hours away from a calcium supplement for best absorption. What specific ones are you taking?
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#3 Postby Alex » Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:30 am

Right now im taking my vegan multi, flax oil capsules, grapefruit seed extract, glucosamine chondroitin, and vitamin c.

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#4 Postby Kathryn » Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:55 am

I think iron and calcium conflict, and should be taken at different times.

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#5 Postby Kathryn » Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:57 am

Alex wrote: glucosamine chondroitin


FYI: unless glucosamine is labeled vegan, it comes from shellfish. And there is no vegan form of chondroitin I(comes from cow trachea?) available (yet), so this is not a vegan supplement.

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#6 Postby Alex » Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:59 pm

Stopped taking it. Thanks for the heads up. I'll figure out some thing to replace it with.

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#7 Postby Kathryn » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:52 am

Alex wrote:Stopped taking it. Thanks for the heads up. I'll figure out some thing to replace it with.


www.veganessentials.com carries several vegan joint supplements with vegan glucosamine. I like Vegan Joint Supreme. It has vegan glucosamine, hyaluronic acid MSM and soy sterols in. I like the ingredients, and I also like that it's a capsule with powder instead of a hard tablet (I open the capsule and put the powder in my morning smoothie).

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#8 Postby romaxe » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:26 am

it's ok to take all vitamins at the same time..in the morning that is
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#9 Postby Odidnetne » Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:01 am

I normally make sure I take it with some kind of food, though I just take a vegan multivitamin.


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