did you and do you take vitamins?

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  1. mrsminkymoo

    mrsminkymoo Full Member

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    hello lovelys, just wondered if you did or do take vitamins and if so what do you take, as i have never in my life taken any and wouldnt know were to start :rolleyes:
     
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    J2BLUE Low Carber

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    I take Multibionta probiotic multivitamins. Whether it does anything or not I don't know...
     
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    StephenP Mines a V&T Please

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    You really, really need to take at least one good multivit - Sanatogen gold are good - and some sort of fibre supplement, especially if you think you might not get a full quota of veggies. Benefibre can be mixed into drinks and has no taste, and pysllium husks I believe are also high fibre.
     
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    Nope. If you having a good balanced diet why would you need them? Don't believe the hype :)
     
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    I am currently taking, nultivit (no iron), omega 3 and glucosamine (for my joints). I was wondering rose you said about fibre supplements. I have been getting fibregel on prescription can I still take that on atkins? I have not had any so far but would be good as they always work for e and get things moving :)
     
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    Because you're not. Atkins himself said you need vitamin supplements while on induction, and if you're on induction for any length of time fibre is a must just for bowel health. On owl and maint you can eat a balanced enough diet not to need as much, but not on induction.
     
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    I don't know about fibregel as I've never taken it - if it doesn't have sugar in then I imagine it's okay? Have a look at the label, if it says unsuitable for diabetics then don't use it but otherwise give it a try?
     
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    ok great thanks :) will take a look
     
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    I take Tesco's cheapy A-Z supplement, have done for six months and haven't had as much as a cold*. Before I started Atkins I had never taken a vitamin pill in my life, and if I ever behave myself enough to get on to proper maintenance I'll drop them again, as I'll be getting my fruit then as well as my veg.

    *ETA ignore this, it's the sort of anecdotal evidence I usually heap scorn upon!!! Dunno what came over me there. ;)
     
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    hi - I'm on a multivit but without iron as I didnt want anything extra bunging me up lol

    *ETA ignore this, it's the sort of anecdotal evidence I usually heap scorn upon!!! Dunno what came over me there.

    Haha Clare - we are together on this! xxx
     
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    I always MEAN to take a multi-vit...but seldom seem to remember!
    I'd be interested to knoe if fybogel etc is OK...just in case I ever feel the need lol
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    I take boots multi vit and minerals especially formulated for dieters
    as not eating any fruit and not a lot of veg.
     
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    Sounds interesting, what's it called?
     
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    I'm on a fish oil for my joints
     
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    Boots Vitamin Support for dieters
    'Helps support your nutritional balance when on a weight management programme'
    They are in a silver box by all their diet pills etc;)
     
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