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Vitamins - are you taking any?

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Bridecilla Mon 06-Apr-20 13:23:09

Doing a shopping list for Wednesday when me or DP will go for it.

What vitamins would you recommend for me, dp and 8 year old ds?

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Confuzzled123 Mon 06-Apr-20 13:25:08

I’m taking vitamin d3 and C. Who knows if they will work? 🤷‍♀️ For me it’s worth a shot though.

pocketem Mon 06-Apr-20 13:25:41

Don't get medical advice from random internet forum posters
Would you really feed your 8 year old tablets based on what some anonymous mumsnetter says??

Undecided91 Mon 06-Apr-20 13:26:25

Apparently it is Vit D and Vit C that might helpt to boost immune system against corona so we are taking those (me, DH and a toddler)

Bridecilla Mon 06-Apr-20 13:29:18

@pocketem I'm not planning on buying vitamins from Druggy Dave at number 54. There's a canny selection on ASDA website which I assume are safe. Just wondered which type to stick on the list

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H1978 Mon 06-Apr-20 13:31:14

I take vitamin d anyway but advised dh to have it too also having vitamin c effervescent tablets

Teen/adult dds taking multi vitamins

For Dd9, can’t get hold of any kid vegetarian friendly vitamins

I guess it can’t do any harm although too much of any vitamin isn’t good

DressingGownofDoom Mon 06-Apr-20 13:32:40

Just our usual - a regular multi vitamin and vitamin D spray. DS gets omega 3 drops too.

FourFlapjacksPlease Mon 06-Apr-20 13:33:15

We are all taking 1000mg of vit C, as well as vitamin D3. DD and I also taking B12. I take sage, Biotin and evening Primrose for perimenopause symptoms - I now rattle when I walk!

KeysDontBelongInTheFridge Mon 06-Apr-20 13:34:01

B12 (I’m vegan so have to take this), turmeric (has to have black pepper in www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric#section5) vitamin D and last but not least magnesium / zinc. I basically rattle for about 10 minutes after taking them!

But turmeric is great, I would really recommend that one, and also magnesium / zinc. Not sure for the 8 year old though.

KeysDontBelongInTheFridge Mon 06-Apr-20 13:35:43

@FourFlapjacksPlease Do you take sage in a tablet form, or is it in its neutral form? I didn’t know that helped with premenopausal symptoms. Top tip!

loumoo Mon 06-Apr-20 13:35:44

Vitamin C and zinc for adult and giving the kids a multivitamin. I read somewhere that pregnacare is a good all round option if you have some kicking about and can’t get out.

katmarie Mon 06-Apr-20 13:35:58

I'm breastfeeding so I've been taking vitamins anyway, I take a multivitamin, vitamin d, biotin and an iron supplement. Hoping it will all help!

Spamellahamella Mon 06-Apr-20 13:38:36

I have a vit d spray and take a zinc tablet.

WhatHaveIFound Mon 06-Apr-20 13:39:26

DD takes a multi vitamin as her iron levels are on the low end of normal. The rest of us don't bother but i feel we've got a very good diet.

ArnoldBee Mon 06-Apr-20 13:41:11

Me and sprog are taking multi vitamins as we dont want to end up with Ricketts :-)

TheSandman Mon 06-Apr-20 13:41:21

I take vit D for SAD. Which, since I am out doors a LOT less this year than I was last, is going to hit me like a fucking truck next winter.

olivo Mon 06-Apr-20 13:41:31

H1978. We use a Tesco multi vit for my 10yo who is vegetarian. In a purple and white tub. She takes them daily anyway.

I am taking my normal daily multi vit with an occasional vitamin c and zinc effervescent. Dh is taking additional vit c and zinc but I think that is to appease me. He is a key worker so I worry more about him.

BrokenBrit Mon 06-Apr-20 13:46:07

I always take vit D with K2 as it increases availability.
I have known risk factors for being low in Vit D) so any Covid benefits will be good too! I also take B12 as I think most of us are deficient in that too.
I am also taking Vit C at this time.

Badoukas Mon 06-Apr-20 13:47:44

One multi vit a day.

Ithinkthis Mon 06-Apr-20 13:50:53

A lot will say that you don’t need vitamin supplements unless you specifically have a limited diet or medical conditions that cause poor absorption. However the NHS website suggests we all take vit D (in winter) so I believe we should. I take a multi vitamin (has 100% recommend amounts) as I figure if I am going to be taking a vitamin pill (vit d) then this won’t do any harm and I dont have the best diet

123bananas Mon 06-Apr-20 13:53:27

Vit D, Vit C 1000mg with zinc for me as I am frontline. Don't bother with multi vit as I eat a well balanced diet.

Kids take a multi vit and extra vit D daily due to deficiency.

Caspianberg Mon 06-Apr-20 13:55:20

Currently taking pregnancy multi vitamins. But otherwise dh and I have taken Berrocca for years when we are feeling run down and i feel they do help us get over any cold etc quicker. Berrocca usually 3 for 2 in many places. We don't take it on a daily all year basis, just for the duration of any illness usually. Dh has been having a couple a week atm, just to keep his immune system boosted.

megletthesecond Mon 06-Apr-20 13:59:19

Yes. Me and the dc's have always taken them. Just regular multi vits and minerals. I've got Boots own and the dc's have wellkid.
Also eating more veg and fruit and making sure we get out in the sun for exercise.

coronade Mon 06-Apr-20 13:59:41

youtu.be/W5yVGmfivAk
This is a good explanation as to why we should all take vit d. He also recommends taking vit c if you start getting symptoms.

WanderingMilly Mon 06-Apr-20 14:04:45

I take a multi vitamin every day, have done for a long while. The type I chose are high in all the B vitamins (helpful for all sorts of reasons including mental health), Vit C (coughs,colds) and Vit D (particularly helpful if you don't get plenty of outdoor sunlight). They seem very appropriate at the moment.

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