Atkins Induction - Supplements?

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  1. garmcqui2

    garmcqui2 New Member

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    Hi all, I'm new to the forum. I've been on Atkins induction for 10 days now, and have lost nearly 12lb, so it's going well. I've had a good read through the forum but I still have a few questions about supplements if thats ok?

    At the minute I'm taking 3 supplements:

    1. Psyllium Husk Capsules
    I couldn't find loose husks, so these are all I have. I'd imagine they're the same stuff? These are 3 grams per capsule - so how many of them should I be taking per day? At the minute I'm taking them as per the label, which says 2 capsules three times per day, yet I'm still not regular.


    2. High Strength Omega 3+6+9 Capsules
    These contain:
    Linseed (Flaxseed) Oil 800mg
    Sesame Oil 75mg
    Rice Bran Oil 75mg
    Evening Primrose Oil 20mg
    Sunflower Seed Oil 20mg
    Leithin 10mg
    Rosemary Oil 1mg
    Providing:
    Omega 3 - 263mg
    Omega 6 - 128mg
    Omega 9 - 26mg


    Is this a suitable supplement? Or is there something better I should be taking? I couldn't help noticing the ingredients contain "Triglycerides" - I thought these were bad?


    3. A-Z Multivitimin Capsules
    These contain:
    Vitamin A 800mcg
    Vitamin D 5mcg
    Vitamin E 10mg
    Vitamin C 60mg
    Thiamin (B1) 1.4mg
    Riboflavin (B2) 1.6mg
    Niacin 18mg
    Vitamin B6 2mg
    Folic Acid 200mcg
    Vitamin B12 1.0mcg
    Biotin 150mcg
    Pantothenic Acid 6mg
    Calcium 200mg
    Iron 14mg
    Magnesium 100mg
    Zinc 15mg
    Iodine 150mcg
    Vitamin K 20mcg
    Copper 1000mcg
    Manganese 1mg
    Chromium 25mcg
    Selinium 25mcg
    Potassium 40mg
    Chloride 36mg


    Again, these contain pretty much every vitimin and mineral I've heard of, but they do contain Iron (I found it very hard to find a complete multivitimin that didn't). What else do you recommend?

    And finally, is there anything else that I should be taking?

    Thanks, looking forward to your replies.

    Gareth
     
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  3. dizzydelly

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    Hi and welcome
    well done on your loss so far!
    Not sure about supplements, I just take a 1 a day multi when I remember! Oh and flax seed.
    Good luck
     
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    Those 3 look good to me... I would also suggest cod liver oil capsules too.

    Well done on yr loss so far & welcome to our little Atkins community. x
     
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    Hi Gareth and welcome, nice to see another bloke around, not many of us here mate. :)
     
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    Hi Gareth, welcome to a great site - supplements look good to me:)
     
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    Does Iron affect the losses then as I take a multivitamin with extra iron in?
     
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    HI GARETH
     
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    Ok- so I havent got that far in the book yet, I presume the above vitamins are the recommended ones,but where do you all recommend to get them from?

    Thanks

    empy
     
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    athenagold Carbs are Evil

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    I just got mine from boots, they're doing 3 for price of 2 at the moment x
     
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    I take Magnesium Ok (Prevents me killing my hubby once a month and vice versa!)

    When I was maintaining over the last 8 yrs I just took a good multivit - I have regular bloods due to heart condition and all have always been ok. I think as long as you vary your diet, and eat your greens a good multi vit is ok - can't remember what the original book recommends tho'
     
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