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If you take supplements, what do you take them for?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Giverny, Jun 20, 2013.

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If you take supplements, what do you take them for?

Poll closed Jul 20, 2013.
  1. General health

    24 vote(s)
    53.3%
  2. Eye health

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  3. Heart health

    10 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. Joint health

    13 vote(s)
    28.9%
  5. Mental health

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  6. Sexual health

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  7. Vitamin deficiencies

    20 vote(s)
    44.4%
  8. Other (please specify in a post below)

    12 vote(s)
    26.7%
  9. None

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
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  1. AlanEadie

    AlanEadie · Member

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    I take multivitamins (NutriShield) to help prevent catching colds. As well as being diabetic I am also asthmatic and when I catch a cold I am liable to lose control of my asthma and finish up in hospital. I am very pleased how successful this has been.

    Alan (HbA1c = 5.7)
     
  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    A gp that attends my upholstery course says that walnuts are good for everything and magnesium is good for muscles. However she said that multivitamins are not as good as a good diet with meat and veg (no mention of carbs!!).
     
  3. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Love walnuts but not cheap ! I pay about £2 for a very small bag.


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  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    10ml of Seven Seas High Strength Cod Liver Oil, hopefully get everything else I need from my diet.
     
  5. pickledpepper2

    pickledpepper2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try Aldis

    They do a 180g bag for about £1.80
     
  6. Jessicasugar24

    Jessicasugar24 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I take sea kelp, multivitamin & iron and zinc,

    They all help against colds ect and the sea kelp against my nails and hair as it doesn't grow much down to a deficiency from me being coeliac.

    Thanks
    Jessica
     
  7. Lucie75

    Lucie75 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I take Vit C and Zinc together to boost my immune system. Have been taking it for about a year now (at a high dose of 1000% per day) and have only had one cold in that time. Beforehand I was having one cold straight after another so it felt like I was ill for months. I've really seen the difference.
     
  8. ailsa

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    I take Chromium Picolinate, Cranberry. Cinnamon powder on yog or cereal. These were recommended somewhere for Diabetics. I take Glucosamine for joints and Vit B and Zinc for emotional balance. I feel like a junky at times, but at nearly 68 apart from my insulin and in the last week thyroxine I take no other medication. I think I am doing ok. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43587#
     
  9. SpikyMike

    SpikyMike Type 1 · Active Member

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    I take Vitamin D3 (as live in north of Scotland!), Vitamin B12 (for pernicious anaemia), Omega 3, Glucosamine (for joints), and a multivitamin & mineral.


    Type 1 since 1969.
     
  10. iHs

    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    Also, try the larger Asian food supermarkets. Nuts feature very much in Asian diets and nearly nut going is available except Macadamia.

    If I remember correctly from listening to a radio programme some time ago about Omega 3, it was mentioned that eating 6 walnuts per day would provide all the Omega 3 and Omega 6 that would be needed for good health.
     
  11. pickledpepper2

    pickledpepper2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cool I really love walnuts, including crumbling them on a zesty salad!
     
  12. MarathonMan81

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    Vitamin D3 and Omega-3/Cod Liver oil for general health. Also Turmeric
    And ZMA for male health

    :)
     
  13. dollydreamer

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    hiya,
    i take co-enzyme q10 300mg and chromium complex plus a vit b complex high strength.

    for two years i have been taking 2 x 1000mg of metformin and victoza injections. since starting suplements (6 weeks ago) i have come off victoza and reduced metformin to 3 x 500mg and after my next hba1c i hope to reduce metformin to 2 x 500mg per day.

    i also take chlorella and spirulina about 3mg per day of each.

    i follow a low carb and low fat diet. i eat fish twice a week, i also juice green veg every other day as a meal replacement.
    i've completely changed my eating habits since i've been juicing. i do have an emotional eating disorder but have found the juicing helps me to control my food intake because i'm not hungry.

    i feel better in myself, my depression is lifting, i have more energy. i just watched the tv programme on channel 4, sick and dying about a juicing fast. i havn't done that but i know that green vegetables, the darker the better are the finest thing for our bodies.
     
  14. pickledpepper2

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    I saw a 3 for 2 deal on Ginkgo Biloboa in Sainburys and jumped on it. Apparently it has scientifically recognised efficacy in improving blood circulation.

    However, I did come across some papers suggesting a raise in bs levels on taking it so will be keeping an eye out (even though I have no test strips).
     
  15. hornplayer

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    Don't really like walnuts :( - a pity, considering all the good things I'm reading about them. - I don't s'pose pecans, their prettier, very much nicer tasting cousins are any good for you??

    I take a good multi vitamin and mineral supplement. I eat naked salad vegetables, home grown, but at the moment, most of my protein during the day comes from a high protein, very low carb shake, which I carry in powdered form. - before anyone yells at me, my job means that my car is my office. I don't feel comfortable eating protein that's been sitting in the car in this heat, even with a cooler! My cholesterol is a little too high, so cheese is sadly off the menu.


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  16. karenmc2

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    Evening primrose oil for severe pmt
     
  17. Lucyturner

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    I take vitamin C and zinc tablets that you dissolve in water and also iron tablets and I have to have 3 monthly injections of vitamin b12 as my levels are very low. I have also recently been diagnosed with nocturnal epilepsy along with being type 1, the tablets that I take for the epilepsy make me very tired which is why I take the supplements as they help to boost my energy levels but I also find going to the gym does this as well so I go there at least 3 times a week.

    Lucy
     
  18. Dusk71

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    If u don't like walnuts then almonds are good too hornplayer... I take 2 probiotics each day to stop the ( windy) effects of metformin! I'd recommend this as it works. I also drink cholesterol reducing yogs.


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  19. hornplayer

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    Like almonds. :) - 'cept the organic ones, which, for some reason make my mouth go numb. Strange.


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  20. benjygirl

    benjygirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I take a multivitamin and Creon which were prescribed by my consultant after I had pancreatitis.


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