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November 14, 2011 9:34 PM
I take a centrum ultra woman's daily... I need to start taking more Vitamin D as the sun is gone a lot here in Washington lol. But I wanted to start taking Omega 3's and I wasn't sure what I should take. Any suggestions?
November 14, 2011 9:42 PM
i take centrum active metabolism-- it has caffeine so i take it instead of drinking coffee in the morning with my breakfast. its my incentive for taking vitamins haha
November 14, 2011 9:43 PM
I take women's one daily, Nature Made D3 2000 IU, and Nature's Bounty Fish oil 1200mg. I would recommend the Nature made fish oil because it has a thicker coating and you don't taste it later. This combo has worked well for me personally.
November 14, 2011 9:44 PM
multivitamin with extra iron, ferrous gluconate, caclium, b6 & vitamin D.
November 14, 2011 9:45 PM
You need to get your blood tested to see if you have any deficiencies… some vitamins, like vitamin C is very good for you and you can't overdoes on it…but others, I think even vitamin D, you can cause yourself damage if you overdoes on them as your body doesn’t get rid of the extras…
Vitamin C is good for you, Q10,Zinc...
November 14, 2011 9:53 PM
I take Alive multivitamin, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Alpha-lipoic acid and coenzyme q10. I take a few tbsp of Flora Organic High Lignan or Udo's Blend 3-6-9 and cook with coconut oil (contain Omega 3-6-9).
November 14, 2011 9:53 PM
I take B12.
November 14, 2011 9:56 PM
Multi with iron, Calcium, B complex, B 12 sublingual
November 14, 2011 9:57 PM
I'm also in Washington so need Vitamin D. I recommend getting it tested at your next physical because they found mine was very low and I have to take 10,000 IU a week. It's also good to know so you don't take more than you need.

I take calcium as well, since I'm lactose intolerant and don't get much calcium through foods. A few times a week I take Emergen-C for the extra C, especially this time of year, plus it tastes really yummy! I also take a Centrum Multi for good measure and for the extra iron. Recently started taking the Nature Made Fish Oil, which is good - I've never had that fishy aftertaste from it.
Edited by tageekly On November 14, 2011 9:59 PM
November 14, 2011 10:00 PM
Nature made daily vitamin (sorry, don't remember what kind). I take a calcium supplement and iron supplement if I'm under my required amounts (due to anemia and medications).
November 14, 2011 10:12 PM
I take flaxseed oil, wild salmon oil, B50 complex, E, D, zinc (every other day), and chew vitamin C to suppress cravings lol. Not sure if it's a good combo of things to take, or if a multivitamin would be better, but meh.
November 14, 2011 10:37 PM
A complete multi vitamin, D3, Ferrous Sulfate [prescription], an OTC iron supplement, & B-12. I used to take fish oil, but my doctor told me to stop taking it b/c I was having issues with profuse menstrual bleeding & he said that fish oil can increase bleeding - good to know for anyone that has bleeding issues of any kind.
Edited by fivetwo84 On November 14, 2011 10:39 PM
November 15, 2011 12:28 AM

I need to start taking more Vitamin D as the sun is gone a lot here in Washington lol.
I live in Washington too. Actually, it is recommended that Vitamin D be taken year around, not just in winter.


I'm also in Washington so need Vitamin D. I recommend getting it tested at your next physical because they found mine was very low and I have to take 10,000 IU a week. It's also good to know so you don't take more than you need.
Like you, I was very low too. The doctor had me on 50,000 IU a week for 10 weeks, now I am on 2,000 IU daily.

OP, trust me, it was said that about 80% of the residents in northern states are in need of Vitamin D year round so as the above poster said,, get your Vitamin D level tested.
Edited by spottedlee On November 15, 2011 12:29 AM
November 15, 2011 2:39 AM
I take Holland & Barratt ABC Plus
November 15, 2011 4:29 AM
i take 3 iron pills a day and 3 vit amin c tablets thats about it
November 15, 2011 6:26 AM
I just moved here in July from Ca. My levels were taken and they are good. Dr just said I need to take 2000 IU a day and 1000 IU for my kids. I will look into the omega 3's. Thanks
November 15, 2011 6:41 AM
Market Pantry brand gummies. I like the red ones the most.
November 15, 2011 6:49 AM
I'd try eating better foods to get your Omega-3's, Grass fed beef, deer, bison, etc. The real question is why do you want to supplement? Disease prevention?
November 15, 2011 7:01 AM
Definately get your vitamin levels tested. I was low on vitamin D and she told me to take 10,000 IU. I thought she meant a day so I started taking A LOT of vitamin D. However, she meant a week and it didn't take me long to overdose. Once I got it leveled out, I felt better.

I also take an iron supplement called Vitron-C. This is the only iron supplement (including prescriptions) that has kept my iron level in the normal range. The vitamin C helps the iron absorb. It also doesn't have the same side effects as some of the others. I take it separate from my calcium and thyroid since iron can take away from these.
November 15, 2011 7:09 AM
I take:

Vit D3 5,000 IU
Co Q 10 100mg
Life Extension Super K
Fish Oil
Natural Calm (Magnesium) Call me crazy I like the
November 15, 2011 7:14 AM
i take a centrum multi vitamin n mineral, B50 complex, Vitamin D, Flax seed oil gell cap, and Biotin. I also use ground flax on my cereal.
November 15, 2011 9:00 AM
I take Fish Oil, Folic Acid, and Biotin (for hair skin and nails) I juice in the evenings so I pretty much get all the vitamins I need just from fruits and veggies. I also use the Slim Fast 3-2-1 shakes, so theres extra nutrients in that =)
November 15, 2011 9:02 AM
I take the vitamins that come with my HMR shakes. They are excellent. My doctor told me that my iron level has improved from my previous visit. Taking the vitamins and eating better is making a difference.
November 15, 2011 9:04 AM
A Women's Multi-Vitamin (extra Vit. D and Calcium) once a day. I am doing good just to take this pill...I hate to take huge pills!


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