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Vitamins, daily dose?(12 posts)

Vitamins, daily dose?Wild Bill
Nov 3, 2002 3:11 PM
What vitamins do you take and what is the dose? Do you change the dose, Summer, Winter?
1500 C, 800 E, 1000 Glucosamine, 1 Centrum Silver (nm)terry b
Nov 3, 2002 3:28 PM
1500 C, 800 E, 1000 Glucosamine, 1 Centrum Silver (nm)Pack Meat
Nov 4, 2002 7:23 AM
IS there any benefit to taking the Gluc. on a daily basis? I had always heard that your body gets used to it so you should only take before important races/rides.
too much E?up_hiller
Nov 4, 2002 9:26 AM
Everything I have ever read about E recommended no more than 400 IU daily. Unless you have some special reason for taking that much and/or doctor approval, it might be a good idea to reevaluate.
too much E?Humma Hah
Nov 4, 2002 9:36 AM
Some people develop intestinal bleeding with excessive doses, expecially if they're getting plenty from other foods, such as tree nuts, natural peanut butter, or fish oil. It acts as a blood-thinner.
Nov 3, 2002 3:38 PM
For someone who is excercising regularly, and therefore has a significantly increased calorie intake, getting the proper mix of vitamins from food is not hard. Be sure to eat some nuts (almonds and walnuts are good), keep lots of colors on your plate (peppers, carrots broccoli, squash and assorted vegies), and eat plenty of fruit and lowfat dairy (powdered skim milk is a great source of calcium and protein). Add in the fish, chicken, and red meat. Get your carbs from whole grain sources. This is not the least bit tricky or hard to do, and will give you a better shot at good nutrition than anything available in a bottle. Much cheaper too.
Yeah, I take 'em ...Humma Hah
Nov 3, 2002 3:45 PM
I treat them as a suppliment to good food. Especially when you're trying to lose weight or are stressed, even the Surgeon General has come around and says they're good insurance in addition to trying to get the right diet.

2 GNC Megamen multivitamins
2 GNC Fish Oil (these measureably improve my HDL/LDL ratio)
1 400 unit natural E (I've cut back. The natural peanut butter I eat is rich in E, and too much E acts as a blood thinner and can lead to bleeding problems)
Glucosamine and condroitin, 1200mg and 1500mg a day -- these help keep my arthritis symptoms away.
Nov 3, 2002 4:20 PM
1000mg c, 400 iu of E, 250 mcg of chromium piccolinate, and 1200iu of lecithin ( I have extremely sensitive/dry skin + allergies and the lecithin helps this-alot), plus a multi vit.
Just a "One-a-day" multivitamin all year...jtferraro
Nov 3, 2002 5:28 PM
Actually, I used to use the "One-a-day" brand but now buy either the CVS generic, or the Target generic. You get more vitamins for less money and they're really the same.

If anyone at all is interested, you may email me....No_sprint
Nov 4, 2002 9:35 AM
at for more info.

There is a company that offers a home diagnostic test for much much less than any clinic. You receive a complete result that you may take to your doctor should you choose. Based on that result, you may get a custom blended packet of vitamins for daily use. These vitamins are the highest pharmaceutically graded vitamins I've ever seen. They are automatically shipped once per month. From a guy who used to mix and match all sorts of very expensive vitamins, I'm probably spending half of what I was. FWIW, I haven't had a cold since I've been on them (1 year).
Nobody has mentioned...roadiebrodie
Nov 4, 2002 10:33 AM
Liquid B12 (1 dropper), MSM (1500mg), C (2000), E (1000), CoQ10 (1000).

That's my dosage as well as other cyclists that I know.
1 multi, 800 E, 1000 C, 1500 Glucosamine, 1200 Chondroitin (nm)Ogalthorpe
Nov 4, 2002 11:39 AM