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Take your vitamins!!

anjuschka

Dukan Ancestor!!
#1
Just a reminder to everyone that you really must keep taking a multi-vitamin supplement. I think I have just diagnosed myself with Vitamin C deficiency: I do take a multivitamin supplement never manage to remember it every day.

Going back to yoga after the summer months I found that I develop bruises (without bumping my head!) on the forehead very easily when doing forward bends which elevate blood pressure in the head, I didn't even try inversions this time! My teaches has just referred me to *her* teacher as I may be doing something wrong but a quick google also reveals 'easy bruising' as a VitC deficiency symptom which could be another reason. Now I have been on Conso and veg every day for a few weeks already, it's clearly a long-term effect. I have no other classic symptoms like tiredness or sore gums, in fact just been to the dentist who gave me a clean bill of health.

VITAMIN C
(Ascorbic acid)
RDA 60mg. Gives strength to blood vessels, will help provide resistance to infections, aids in absorption of iron, important for healthy skin, gums and blood vessels. Deficiency can lead to nosebleeds, swollen or painful joints, easy bruising.
I'm not bruising anywhere else (like on the limbs etc, I'll up my Vitamin C and keep you posted! I am also planning to see my GP to double check.

Also found this:
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BREN

is going to loose!
#2
Oh I havent finished the book yet but have started Dukan, however not been taking a MV off to have one now.....
 
#3
I try to remember:eek:. I have a bit of a phobia with all medicines (not taking them, just the side-effects) so don't take unless absolutely necessary but I'd say I remember most mornings. I have just bought some vit C from the chemist yesterday so I don't get colds, etc over winter (as I'm taking in less natural vits) and had my first one this morning. Fizzy 'juice' for breakfast - yak!
 
#4
Thanks for the reminder.

I'm rubbish at remembering to take things, especially now living alone.
Think i should bring them to work so I eat them with breakfast.

I bruise easily due to anemia (and heal slow :( ) so am always meant to take iron suppliaments but am rubbish at doing it, even though I'm supposed to have done so for the past 25years.
 

Maintainer

** Chief WITCH **
#5
Interesting indeed... my NYs resolution for the new Millennium was to take a multi vitamin pill each day, and I've not missed many... and have been taking vitamin C for a couple of weeks now also.

BUT, I had a vitamin D deficiency picked up in my last annual blood test. So I checked out the multivitamin pills and was shocked at how little of most things actually ARE in them.

So keep up your green veg too... cos tomatoes, mushrooms and onions aren't quite the same methinks...
 
#6
i ave a calcuim defincy im supposed to take tablets and ive not been taking any multi vit but i will try and remember lol
 
#8
ive just bought some multivits didnt think i would need the ones with iron with all this meat though .....ive got my flu jab on Saturday morning so hope i dont feel rough next week after it
 
#9
im supposed to have that but i wont have it and where i work they offer it if u want it too and i heard that some doctor's surgeries are offerin it for £8 omg !!!!!!!!!!!!
 
#10
Funny enough I took one this morning first for ages, it had iron in it, I seem to be bleeding for 2 weeks with this stupid coil not settled yet, so thought I should include iron. I ve mostly eaten chicken and tuna this week, we ran out of eggs, the hens arent laying as well with the dark nights/mornings and I had to give all we had apart from 3 away, I had a couple from last week but the boys made ma a cake and used plain flour instead of SR so wasted half of them GGGRRR.I have been feeling tired and unmotivated so maybe this will help a bit.
 
#12
I got some yesterday..................AND a LONG lecture from the Chemist woman about Dukan Diet, I just wanted to say SHUT UP!! but didnt. Have no idea why she was bleating as it was on TV last week for the whole of Australia to see and how good it was. She was a ex nurse and think she felt the need to let me know what she thought...And she is now the meal replacement lady and I told her my thoughts on that, Been there done that, Hated it xxxxxx
 
#13
Vikki that's rubbish. However people feel about dukan when compared to (expensive) meal replacement surely people can see it's a better option long term.
 
#14
I got some yesterday..................AND a LONG lecture from the Chemist woman about Dukan Diet, I just wanted to say SHUT UP!! but didnt. Have no idea why she was bleating as it was on TV last week for the whole of Australia to see and how good it was. She was a ex nurse and think she felt the need to let me know what she thought...And she is now the meal replacement lady and I told her my thoughts on that, Been there done that, Hated it xxxxxx
Yup, and the meal replacements cost a fortune from her place no doubt, no wonder she was trying to sway you. Sure, Dukan isn't overly well-balanced on attack/cruise but at least it's veg every other day and he does say to take vitamins to make up for it. On conso and once stabilised (phases 3 and 4) it's a healthy way of eating.
 
#15
My question.... If you take a multi vit (which I do each day since starting Dukan) is it ok to take a separate vit c tablet too?

x
 
#17
I've just started taking vitamin C as well as a vitamin tablet (which has vitamin C but not 100% daily requirements). You can't OD on vitamin C as your body can't store it, you just wee out the excess. Be careful of vitamin A if you eat lots of offal though (offal has a fair bit and 100% needs covered in the tablet) as that can build up (think you'd need to eat a lot on top of tablet to cause problems). Back to the vitamin C, I usually have quite a few oranges/clementines from now (when they're in season and best) until Spring but as I'm not having them, I decided to have the vitamin C instead. All helps to keep the immune system topped up.:)

Oh dear, more waffle.:eek:
 

Maintainer

** Chief WITCH **
#18
Waffle away Robin... it all made perfect sense to me and that's why I too have added in a separate vitamin C in addition to my usual multivitamin at this time when so many will doubtlessly be sniffling around me!

As for people's criticisms of the Dukan diet, some I do agree with of course ;), but being overweight isn't great either for one's health so I tend to counter with that argument!

Oooh must put something on the chat so that everyone sees it!
 

anjuschka

Dukan Ancestor!!
#19
My question.... If you take a multi vit (which I do each day since starting Dukan) is it ok to take a separate vit c tablet too?

x
Yes that's fine as the Multivit usually has 60mg which is 100% RDA. But that's only the minimum amount to avoid scurvy but most people really ought to take in the region of 75-90mg, and your body can tolerate up to 2000mg no problem. I'm effectlyy taking 560mg now, the 500mg tablet calls itself 'sustained release' as you body can't store it it's better to release it slowly - not sure how a tablet is supposed to do that though!

Anyway - if you want me to back up the above I can probably re-google the medical pages where I found that info.
 
#20
Hi, I am new to the forum and happy to have found you after doing a search on taking vitamins on Dukan.:)

I have been hearing conflicting information. I just started taking Berocca, a sugar free effervescent tablet that contains Vitamin C in addition to some other vitamins. It makes a very tasty fruity drink. But after looking into it, it appears Citric acid is a no no on a low carb diet and can slow it down. I have seen comments on some Dukan sites that it is OK, does anyone know the answer to this.

I am quite concerned about taking a multivitamin as well because they all seem to have glucose, maize starch etc.. in them. Can anyone recommend one that doesn't? Thank you in advance.
 


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