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Which supplements do you take and why?

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Wontbedoingthatanytimesoon Wed 20-Sep-17 19:14:59

Just a casual nosey thread about what people take , what for and if it works.

I'm on and off with taking mix of cocanut and biotin to try and grow my hair.

I ordered some collagen sups - not really sure why ?

I also take vitamin d.

Can anyone recommend anything for hair growth ?

Or any other life changing wonder pill I should be taking. I'm
Not a pill head could I please add 😂😩

Sneezeandooops Wed 20-Sep-17 21:40:40

(When i remember) I take the viabiotics vitamin for women dont really know why, think its because i was taking the pregnancy ones. glucosamine for my knees. And when a cold is brewing echinachia (spelling could be off). My dad often laughs at me because apparently vitamins are only for astronauts lol

Sneezeandooops Wed 20-Sep-17 21:41:29

My hair and nails are quite thick so could be down to the women's vitamin

Wontbedoingthatanytimesoon Wed 20-Sep-17 22:14:57

Ohhh I'll try them. Thanks

LadyWithLapdog Wed 20-Sep-17 22:23:40

I take iron supplements, prescribed by GP for anaemia. As soon as I find my blood test form to repeat the test after 3 months I hope to be able to discontinue. I feel it's working well, I have much more energy and I'm in a better mood as I'm not so tired all the time.

Various other multivitamins because I bought them and now it'd be a waste not to finish them smile

Tuscansausage Wed 20-Sep-17 22:26:51

Someone at work recommended Philip Kingsley PK4 Hair Protein Capsules for hair growth/strength, so I'm trying those at the moment. Haven't noticed any difference in hair yet (not been taking them long) but nails are much stronger and growing more quickly than previously!

Gwencooper81 Wed 20-Sep-17 22:27:14

I take a multi vitamin. A high dose vit D and Vitamin B complex.. I'm also on iron but I've never remembered to take it ( makes me feel awful!) So I take the others and try to up my veg to compensate for the lack of iron .
I still feel tired and worn out.. though I do have lovely thick hair and strong nails! Swings and roundabouts I guess grin

shewolfmum Wed 20-Sep-17 23:18:07

Watch out...high dose vit d needs k2 with some research

shewolfmum Wed 20-Sep-17 23:18:41

Oop sorry didn't mean that to sound rude...but have a read up!

Launderetta Wed 20-Sep-17 23:32:24

7am - Multivit & mineral.
Spatone iron.

2pm - Glucosamine MSM & Chondroitin
B group
Calcium & D3
Coenzyme Q10

Bedtime- 5htp supplement

Unfortunately I've got some complex & serious chronic health problems so these are all an attempt to bring myself to a reasonable level of functioning.

For general health, energy level & digestion improvements.
5htp to aid sleep.

Please, please take a multi but & mineral even if you are basically healthy; modern diets are typically v low I micronutrients so supplementing is wise for us all.

Launderetta Wed 20-Sep-17 23:32:53

Multi VIT

Bluesheep8 Thu 21-Sep-17 07:54:12

Hi, I take vit d, not sure what strength but I know it's the highest that can be bought over the counter...I've had to be put on a super high short term prescribed dose twice before-I have MS and there seems to be a suggestion that there's a link between that and low vit D, anyway gp has said to take over the counter long term and test every 6 months. I will check out what shewolfmum said about k2 though...good thread btw

JoJoSM2 Thu 21-Sep-17 07:58:55

I supplement with a vegetarian Omega 3 and a multivitamin. Is your diet well balanced with plenty of protein, fruit and veg and other stuff? Hormones ok?

PollyPerky Thu 21-Sep-17 08:41:54

Sorry but am very much against vit supplements unless your diet is not good. The ingredients in most supplements are a tiny amount and unless you are not eating well, they aren't doing anything for you at all. The vitamin industry equals big pharma in trying to convince us we need extra. If you are eating 5-8 portions of veg and fruit a day, including at least one portion of dark green leafy vegs, pulses, small amount of red meat, wholegrains, dairy, oily fish, and avoid sugar, you will have a very healthy diet.

The exception is Vit D which most people don't have enough of.

I take calcium and Vit D complex as I did have low bone density.

Newtssuitcase Thu 21-Sep-17 08:44:45

Multi vitamin plus evening primrose oil and occasionally Vit D when I remember.

DSs and DH take a multivitamin and a cod liver oil tablet daily.

KingIrving Thu 21-Sep-17 09:05:02

B12 as I am vegan , spatone for iron and 20 minutes at noon in the sun to get slightly pink for masses of natural vit D

Gwencooper81 you should try the spatone sachet for iron. No side effects at all, no pain, constipation, ...

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