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Supplements

*Cupcake*

is working hard.....
S: 20st1lb C: 14st12lb G: 12st13lb BMI: 28.2 Loss: 5st3lb(25.98%)
#1
(and not of the bug variety if you read my thread from earlier! :D LOL)

I've been chatting to a friend and she swears by psyllium husk capsules to supplement her diet.
My mum keeps telling me to take multi-vitamins and vitamin c.
My sister says I need evening primrose oil / starflower oil for pmt.
And then there is the huge array of 'diet' pills in Boots - supposed aids to slimming! My mind is boggled! :eek:

I was wondering do any of you take a supplement of any kind, and if so, does it help?

TIA :) xx
 
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Busy_mam

Full Member
S: 13st0lb C: 9st9lb G: 9st9lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 3st5lb(25.82%)
#2
most supplements are not bio available and pass straight through the body the only thing I use now is spa tone water when I was pregnant. google bio availability and you will see how many things are a waste of money yes we get small amounts from our food but our body takes and changes things from food much more easily than it does from a hard tablet or a capsule
 
S: 9st8lb C: 9st4lb G: 8st10lb BMI: 23.8 Loss: 0st4lb(2.99%)
#5
i take glucosamine for my joints, (it really helps me not feel achey after exercise, especially my knees) but no slimming supplements, I think they are a waste of ££
 

dehli

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S: 13st9lb C: 12st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 1st6lb(10.47%)
#6
I take glucosamine sulphate and honeygar (foul stuff) as I have arthritis. I also take multivitamins with iron every day. I find I get less tired now because of them. I don't eat a lot of red meat or spinach etc and have heavy periods so feel I need the iron.
 
S: 8st13lb C: 9st0lb G: 8st10lb BMI: 23.8 Loss: -0st1lb(-0.8%)
#7
I take Evening Primrose for PMT (fantastic - can't recommend it enough!!), Omega 3 oils as I don't eat any fish and a general supplement (like Dehli - I need the iron).
Don't bother with slimming supplements as I've found that SW has worked perfectly! Having said that, I've had Apple Cider Vinegar tablets before (on a half hearted dieting attempt) and despite the smell of them, they did appear to work a little :-D
 

alwyn

Silver Member
S: 80.29kg C: 80.29kg G: 60.33kg BMI: 29.5 Loss: 0kg(0%)
#8
I don't take anything. I'm young and healthy, and if I'm eating a balanced diet (which SW is), I don't need any dietary supplements.

And I'm not touching "diet" pills with a bargepole.
 

Honeyoc

Is a crunchy mama!
S: 13st13lb G: 9st9lb
#9
I take Seven seas multibionta multivitamin with probiotics. I also take folic acid everyday and playing with the idea of cod liver oil tablets, although I heard overdoing it on vitamin D messes with your fertility?? I'm also thinking of taking vitamin C everyday as well because my friend's mum swears by it over plastic surgery! She's in her 60s and looks 20 years younger!
 

Crys

Full Member
S: 15st13lb C: 15st2.5lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 36.5 Loss: 0st10.5lb(4.71%)
#11
to the best of my knowledge, vit D is beneficial in ttc, especially wth PCOS.

I take high dose folic acid, and when I remember, multivit with iron & calcium + vit D
 

*Cupcake*

is working hard.....
S: 20st1lb C: 14st12lb G: 12st13lb BMI: 28.2 Loss: 5st3lb(25.98%)
#12
Thank you all, very much for your info and advice.
I think I do need to take something, regardless of how healthy my diet is, I feel I would benefit from a multi and some kind of EPO.

So I will pay another visit to Boots / Holland & Barrett, and have a think!

:) xx
 

Crys

Full Member
S: 15st13lb C: 15st2.5lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 36.5 Loss: 0st10.5lb(4.71%)
#13
most supermarkets do an own brand version :)
 


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