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Vitamins help

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by Jotter84, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Jotter84

    Jotter84 Type 1.5 · Active Member

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    Morning ladies and Gents,

    I'm looking for some help and advice really, what type of vitamins should I look at taking. I'm more then likely going to go Holland & Barrett in the next few days so just want to know what I can take.
    Cheers.
     
  2. mfactor

    mfactor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Holland & Barrett :banghead: Amazon is usually a lot cheaper

    You dont say what sort so will give you mine, others will differ, I spent a while doing research and this Is what I came up with, not the cheapest but fairly good value....

    These are the vits Diabetics can be short of B12 ,Zinc, D3, Magnesium and Omega 3

    So I got a good multi and filled in the gaps with the rest...... if pushed I would just go with the multi and the Omega 3

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Natures-Own-Magnesium-Citrate-Capsules/dp/B00CHJ3Q80?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00SO0BTAI/ref=s9_dcbhz_bw_d20_g121_i1_ps

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Solgar-Omega-3-Triple-Strength-Softgels/dp/B000NI6WHY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Solgar-Formula-VM-75-Â-Tablets/dp/B000VYX9IA?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00


    All these got very good results, beware the cheapies, for instance the B12 I was taking was about 2% of the recommended amount .............

    You could get the doc to test for all these as you may get all you need thru diet alone , but I just take them anyway to be on the safe side , your body will pee out any it does not use anyhow .............


    P.S. You can get all these at H and B , just pricier ...

    http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/solgar-formula-vm-75-tablets-60001399

    http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/solgar-vitamin-b-complex-100-extra-high-potency-vegi-capsules-60001396

    http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/solgar-vitamin-d3-1000iu-tablets-60001430

    http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/solgar-calcium-magnesium-plus-zinc-tablets-60001383

    http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/holland-barrett-omega-3-fish-oil-concentrate-capsules-1000mg-60003832


    The Amazon ones are all one a day , the H and B ones are not......

    Jase



     
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    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did get all the above when Diagnosed 5 years ago and was told by the Doctor I did not need them just a well balanced diet wa sneeded so neve rbothered again but have just bought some cranberry tabs and whilst in there looked at some Omega 3 which i migth just get late rin the week ....
     
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  4. Jotter84

    Jotter84 Type 1.5 · Active Member

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    Cheers Jase, just looking for pointers really as not sure what I would be short of. Forgot about Amazon so thanks will be way cheaper.
    Think a bit of research is needed then and prehaps when I sit down with my GP in a few weeks discuss with him.
    Thanks
     
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    Jotter84 Type 1.5 · Active Member

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    I would of thought even with a good diet we would miss something. I have a poor immune system so want to boost it if I can to help fight virus and infections off , or at least help fight it off. so anything that helps I'm willing to try.
    Cranberry tablets, what do they do if you don't mind as I use to drink cranberry juice but now can't so if it offers a better nutrialal value I may invest.
     
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  6. mfactor

    mfactor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Its a minefield mate , I sat down to do some research thinking it would be a simple google search and ended up at it for weeks :banghead:

    The main things were daily % which I mentioned, but also what sort of vit (some are better than others) ie 3 different types of magnesium , purity (fish oil in particular) how its made (fish oil again)....

    The main thing is that a fair amount for sale out there really is nowhere near what you need to take to make a difference , so no point really.....



    have fun

    jase
     
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  7. Jotter84

    Jotter84 Type 1.5 · Active Member

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    Haha sounds more of a headache then I thought to be fair and if I'm not going to get the value from it prehaps then maybe just see how I go with diet. I briefly looked and there are so many "experts" advice it is confusing hence why I asked. Have to rethink it.
    Thanks again, appreciate it.
     
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    mfactor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Dont blame you mate :) but that Solgar VM75 is a good multi, by the reports and not too pricy , maybe just get that as a bit of a top up....
     
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    Jotter84 Type 1.5 · Active Member

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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. I'm not aware of any vitamins that are specifically proven or even 'known' to help with diabetes. I do take multivitamins as an insurance policy for general health but I suspect they are a waste of time.
     
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    bobrobert Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If someone drinks alcohol, smokes or takes pain killers - or two of them or all three - then a well balanced diet isn't enough.
     
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    mfactor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/vitamins-supplements.html
     
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    mfactor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget olde Vit D!!!

     
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    If you choose to follow a lchf diet it may be worth considering that it can lead to a deficiency in minerals ( calcium, sodium, magnesium and potassium) due to frequent urination. Deficiency in the last two can actually cause heart problems and these deficiencies won`t show up immediately. I suppose it`s really all down to diet, best of luck whichever one you choose:).
     
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    mfactor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No probs, I am a bit peed of tho, I restocked last week , could of saved a fortune :(
     
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    Jotter84 Type 1.5 · Active Member

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    Thank you everyone, quite a bit to think about and look at. Really appriacte the help.
     
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