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Vitamins and supplements worth taking?

Which vitamins and supplements, if any, are worth actually taking on a regular basis? No snow-flaky details here, just a regular, out-of-shape, delivery food-eating, occasional exerciser who sits in an office all day. [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on Feb 18, 2016 - 25 answers

New Chapter...in vitamin brand and consumption- how many is too many?

How much is too much when it comes to vitamins? Can you mix and match them? Please advise! [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Nov 11, 2015 - 11 answers

I want to get stoked on vitamins and nutrients.

What are your favorite healthy plant-inclusive dinners that you actually get excited to shop for, cook, and eat? I'm looking less for "I put onions in my sauteed spinach" or "I cook lentils into a flavorless gruel," and more for something like "I roast chicken with garbanzos and cherry tomatoes, then serve it with a smokey yogurt sauce." [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Aug 13, 2014 - 41 answers

Vitamin names

How did vitamins get their names? Like, why is retinol "vitamin A," ascorbic acid "Vitamin C," etc.? Do the letters have any significance?
posted by DoctorFedora on Mar 14, 2014 - 1 answer

How do I stop getting sick on tour?

How do I stop getting sick on tour? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Oct 23, 2012 - 25 answers

I'll take the red pill or the blue one. But not five of each.

So what's the cheapest route for custom vitamins? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 11, 2012 - 4 answers

Powerfoods and vitamins?

Easiest ways to add vitamins and minerals to your diet? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 17, 2011 - 19 answers

A few questions on vitamins and supplements.

I have a few questions about vitamins and supplements. Does anybody have any experience with Calcium/Magnesium/Vitamin D & B-Complex improving anxiety and mood? And, can anybody recommend a joint-health supplement for a puppy with a genetic tendency towards hip dysplaysia? [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Jun 7, 2011 - 18 answers

Female multi-vitamin?

Looking for a female multi-vitamin? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on May 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Why do health food stores smell like health food stores?

Why do health food stores smell like health food stores? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Mar 22, 2011 - 17 answers

The lowdown on Emergen-c

Alright, so it's cold/flu/etc season and my roommate brought home a package of Emergen-c. He welcomed me to it, so I figured what the heck, I'll take a look at it. Then I noticed it says you can take it post-workout, which spiked my interest because I'm a self-described 'gym bum.' [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Dec 14, 2010 - 21 answers

Help me find a good vitamin?

My doctor wants me to take a multivitamin for my slight anemia. Help me pick one please? [more inside]
posted by quirks on Nov 17, 2010 - 21 answers

What kind of vitamins do you take?

What kind of vitamins/supplements do you take and why? There is so much conflicting information out there that I am confused. Currently I take fish oil (brain function/memory), iron (slightly anemic), D (live in a place that lacks sun half the year), acidophilous (digestion), C (immune system), B complex (energy), and the occassional multi vitamin in case I am missing anything else. Wondering if there is anything else I should be taking...
posted by MsKim on Feb 18, 2010 - 45 answers

Vitamin/Hormone Imbalance Blood Test Question

Is there a way to get some type of comprehensive blood test (or multiple) that checks for imbalanced hormones and vitamin/mineral deficiencies? If so, how can I go about getting them done for my fiancee?
posted by mdpatrick on Jan 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Help Me Cheapen My Urine!

If you take vitamins, have you found one that is, for you, the sweet spot between price and what it contains? [more inside]
posted by Danf on Dec 7, 2009 - 20 answers

Do Bananas constipate??

Do Bananas constipate or do they do the opposite? My daughter needs to eat foods that make stool soft. Some people have told me to feed her bananas and others say to stay away from them. Which is the truth? My daughter is five years old. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jun 15, 2009 - 25 answers

What herbs or vitamins or food makes more blood flow to the brain?

What herbs or vitamins or food will make more blood flow into my brain? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Mar 18, 2009 - 20 answers

Can I take multivitamins with B2 with another B2 pill?

I bought some B2 vitamins because they were on sale. Each pill contains 2,6mg of B2 riboflavin (162% ADT) and my multivitamin pills also contains B2 riboflavin, and its 1,6mg (100% ADT). Would I risk anything by taking multivitamins with 100% B2 and then taking another pill with 162% B2 in the morning?
posted by madcow20 on Jan 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Have I poisoned myself?

Have I poisoned myself? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Nov 10, 2008 - 19 answers

Toxic Vitamins?

I think my multivitamin is/was making me sick, but I can't figure out which one so I don't repeat the problem. I need to be taking a multi but this got quite bad--anxiety like symptoms, depression, extreme fatigue and just general yuck. I'm having other causes checked out as well (I suspect there is a thyroid issue going on), but I need some help with the toxicity possibilities of some of the components. [more inside]
posted by pywacket on Apr 13, 2008 - 36 answers

Supplements? I need energy, want to feel good!

After years of junk food, weight gain and not caring about my health, I'm trying to start living healthier. Can anyone suggest some good supplements. I really just want to have energy, be healthy and feel good. Below are my stats and a few of my ailments. [more inside]
posted by sidartha on Apr 3, 2008 - 32 answers

Help me out of this downward spiral?

So I'm clinically depressed. And right now I likely can't take medication or see a therapist. If things get worked out with medical coverage I might be able to do one or both. But, I'd like to avoid medication if at all possible. What are the things I can do/take (vitamins?) to feel better until ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2008 - 40 answers

Emergen-C vs. Airborne

Emergen-C vs. Airborne [more inside]
posted by SixteenTons on Sep 11, 2007 - 25 answers

How do I start a vitamin regimen?

How do I start a vitamin regimen besides a one-a-day? [more inside]
posted by yakuza on Jul 29, 2007 - 9 answers

POW! POWer POWders for my Smoothies!

What can I add to my smoothies to get some bonus health benefits? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher on Jul 25, 2007 - 40 answers

Can I skip the apple a day and take Selenium instead?

I'm not looking for quack cures. I know there are no easy fixes. I hate to waste money. But I'd like to find a trusted website or source for recommending vitamins and supplements. [more inside]
posted by saffry on Dec 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Sugar + Multi Vitamins = Healthy?

I was curious to know if it was possible to leave off of just sugar and multi-vitamins?
posted by nosophoros on Jun 21, 2006 - 25 answers

How can I keep from starving?

I forget to eat. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by 235w103 on Nov 4, 2005 - 21 answers

Supplement my Weight-Training

Followup question: Recommend some good protein (and other nutritional) supplements to compliment my weight-training. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Jun 25, 2004 - 11 answers

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