Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Do You Supplement?

by Maggie Sefton

Instead of bottles of pills, I thought I'd post more photos of the lovely places we saw in Ajijic, Mexico.  

Since Kate already started this subject, I thought I'd add to it.  Like a lot of people,
I include several vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional supplements in my daily routine.  Just like brushing teeth------taking vitamins and minerals are part of my daily routine.  And, I also try to eat a well-balance diet.



A lot of us are taking supplements as a daily routine, usually because our doctors recommended them.  In addition to a good all-around vitamin/mineral daily vitamin combination, I also take extra Calcium (recommended to keep bone density strong), Vitamin D3 (most Americans are seriously deficient),


Glucosamine/Chondrontin combo, Vitamin B1, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Red Yeast Rice, CoQ10, and daily Probiotics.   I also add extra fiber to my morning blueberry, rice protein smoothie, as well as flax seeds.







Gone are the days---if they were ever really here---where Americans could get all the



14 comments:

SueAnn said...

I have always taken vitamins..since early HS..I do not drink milk, the only dairy I eat is cheese and yogurt..I eat very little meat..NO veggies! Yuck! Only certain ones I will eat raw...I am a very picky eater..no fish-allergic....I take a multi vitamin, for my "age"!! zinc,calcium, magnesium, Vit D combo, vit E, vit C,and an eye vitamin, because of my "age", with a glass of OJ. I complained to the dentist that all the vitamins I was taking did not prevent a root canal..he said..taking them like I have.....stopped things from getting worse...so..I take them every day....

Mark Baker said...

I take a multi-vitamin every day and a Glucosamine/Chondrontin combo. I started taking that one when I took up running a few years back. When I start to get a cold, I take vitamin C and D supplements. They seem to help a little, but maybe that's just all in the mind.

lavendersbluegreen said...

I prefer powders or liquids. The only pill I do is my calcium, magnesium & zinc combo I take when my back acts up.

Diane LaBrie Leverson said...

I take calcium with D, a Senior vitamin, Co Q 10, and fish oil along with my prescriptions.

Aurian said...

The lovely pictures sure distract from the blog post :) I take multi vitamins.

Rachelle21 said...

I have been taking half of a large multi-vitamin and half a multi-B vitamin as well as B6, and2 D3 and an eye vitamin. I have been feeling better since I started the D - no SAD.

Maggie Sefton said...

I hear you. It's so important and so many people don't even know it.

Maggie Sefton said...

Mark, with colds and flu, they're usually caused by viruses and alas, the supplements help us stay healthy but viruses are nasty organisms. And they're mutating and getting smarter. Scary. But when we stay healthy at least we may not be the first to succumb. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

I know. Some pills are huge. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

Make sure you are getting enough D3. Have your doc check your levels in blood. Most people are deficient. And walking in the sun just won't cut it.

Maggie Sefton said...

Thanks, Aurian. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

Vitamin D3 is powerful. It affects many aspects of our health. Good for you. :)

Diane LaBrie Leverson said...

I was checked and he said it was good. Don't know why or what I do to get it that way. I rely on my Dr. to tell me what to take... He does like supplements so when he said I was ok, I believed him. My friend goes to the same Dr and he put her on D3. .

CindyD said...

Just saw my primary care physician yesterday and he said to stop taking calcium! - because it causes heart attacks. Mentioned it to a friend who said her doctor told her the same thing. I'm going to continue taking it anyhow. He did schedule a bone density scan (been six years since my last).