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Vitamins

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
Vitamins are a minefield


What are the best brands please


Don't want anything full of bulking agents
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  • donnac2558donnac2558 Forumite
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    Many on this forum will tell you that you are just going to pee out any vitamins you take. Unless you have no fruit or veg in your diet don't need them.


    The ones you really do need as females are Vit D and Calcium for your bones, trust me
  • StokeStoke Forumite
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    donnac2558 wrote: »
    Many on this forum will tell you that you are just going to pee out any vitamins you take. Unless you have no fruit or veg in your diet don't need them.


    The ones you really do need as females are Vit D and Calcium for your bones, trust me
    Yikes. I must be throwing away money on supplements then.... I take (most days of the week)

    1 Collagen Supplement
    1000mg Tablet Vitamin C
    1 Evening Primrose Oil Capsule
    1 A-Z Multivitamin
  • peter12345678910peter12345678910 Forumite
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    The Tesco ones are good always take before a blood test, always do well but my vitamin d was very low, so it depends on the sun...
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    Stoke wrote: »
    Yikes. I must be throwing away money on supplements then.... I take (most days of the week)

    1 Collagen Supplement
    1000mg Tablet Vitamin C
    1 Evening Primrose Oil Capsule
    1 A-Z Multivitamin
    Absolutely you are. Eat the right food and you don't need any.
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  • IlonaIlona Forumite
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    Unless you have been diagnosed by a doctor as deficient in some way, random taking of vitamin pills is pointless. A varied and healthy diet should give you all the nutrition you need.

    ilona
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  • RetrogamerRetrogamer Forumite
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    It's all fine and well saying that a balanced and healthy diet will provide enough vitamins but barely anyone in the UK has an ideal diet.

    Even if you do have a healthy and balanced diet you'll find it difficult to get enough vitamin D a lot of the time.

    I take Cod live oil and a fish oil supplement every other day for a top up in vitamin D and omega 3's as i don't like fish.
  • trailingspousetrailingspouse Forumite
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    Can only echo what Ilona has said - unless you have been diagnosed with a deficiency, there's nothing to be gained from taking vits.



    Eat oily fish, get out in the fresh air, eat your greens (and your fruit), drink milk, and a sensible amount of meat. It's not exciting, it's not sexy - but it's not rocket science either.
  • BettieBettie Forumite
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    JEN22 wrote: »
    Vitamins are a minefield


    What are the best brands please


    Don't want anything full of bulking agents

    My doctor told me to buy the cheapest available . Within a month my levels were normal. I bought mine from Wilko .
  • gettingtheresometimegettingtheresometime Forumite
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    Bettie wrote: »
    My doctor told me to buy the cheapest available . Within a month my levels were normal. I bought mine from Wilko .

    I buy the dissolvable ones from Aldi ...99p for 30.

    Strangely enough since I've been taking them my nails have become really strong
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  • serena9serena9 Forumite
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    I disagree they are a waste of time, in reality nobody eats a perfectly balanced diet, even most of the time, I have had excellent results with each day taking

    1000 mg EPO - sorted out sore breasts, bad skin and pmt and perimenopause symptoms
    A spoonful of liquid glucosamine - no more aches and pains
    2g of Magnesium - this is a high dose as I am a chronic migraine sufferer and this has helped more than any other medication ever has, its preventative so takes a while to build up

    All bought from eBay from reputable sellers with 100% high volume feedback, no fillers, I may look at vegan alternatives though as per the post above.
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