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October 17, 2012 2:37 PM


I simply try to eat 80% raw fruits and veggies every day and a product called Juice Plus+ which is just more fruits and veggies. I try and deliver key antioxidants and other phytonutrients that will be absorbed in my body. I look for F&V that reduce oxidative stress, supports my healthy immune system, protects my DNA (aging), and promotes cardiovascular wellness.

Was wondering about the juice+, do you live stateside or in the UK? Would like to find out more about this as I am totally open to drinking anything that gives me more vits and minerals. I am from the US but now live in the UK, and the one thing I really miss from there is V8! When I lost 25lbs previously, I would buy the 6 pack of the tiny can of basic V8, and make sure to chug one everyday (alongside any veg I would eat at dinner.)

Do you mean V8 vegetable juice cartons? If so Tesco sells them. smile
October 17, 2012 2:39 PM


I take Omega 3 fish oil, Glucosamine & Chondroitin & MSM and Centrum Advance multi vitamin.

Ah yes, thank you for the reminder!!!!! I started talking glucosamine as well, as I have really achey knees and hips (and I am only 26!) My mom takes it as well for the same issues and I took one month of it. I need to get to the shop and buy some more!

That's what I take them for....poorly knees! Holland and Barret have high dose Gluc/Chond/MSM half price but the offer ends tonight online....
October 17, 2012 2:44 PM
Wow, thanks for the tip!!!! I am heading there right now! (H&B is where I got mine from before as well, it is the only place I buy supplements from!)
Edited by becstclaire On October 17, 2012 2:44 PM
October 17, 2012 2:44 PM
Folic Acid
Fish Oil with Omega 3
Daily Multi-vitamin
Chromium Picolinate
Potassium Glucosamate

Considering adding Glucosamine & Chondroitin; as cold weather approaches I am feeling achy in my joints as I increase my workouts.
October 17, 2012 2:44 PM
Biotin for nicer hair
Iron for anemia

Edit: Vitamin C to help absorb the iron capsules better
Edited by stargazer008 On October 17, 2012 2:45 PM
October 17, 2012 2:45 PM

Do you mean V8 vegetable juice cartons? If so Tesco sells them. smile

Omg, you are my fairy godmother tonight, lol! Have never seen them at Tescos but will be on the look our for them now! I love my V8, such an easy way to get more veg in my diet!
October 17, 2012 2:45 PM
B Complex
Omega 3
low dose aspirin
Naproxen sodium


Reflects an older guy's concerns. Joints, swelling, heart health, anti-oxidants
October 17, 2012 2:46 PM
I take One a day Fruiti-ssentials and I drink herbal tea. Mostly peppermint tea. No sweeteners
October 17, 2012 2:46 PM


Do you mean V8 vegetable juice cartons? If so Tesco sells them. smile

Omg, you are my fairy godmother tonight, lol! Have never seen them at Tescos but will be on the look our for them now! I love my V8, such an easy way to get more veg in my diet!

Glad to have been able to help! happy
October 17, 2012 2:47 PM
Amongst other things, any kind of mint tea is great to aid digestion, or if you have a tummy ache. I use it all the time for that and it works like a charm smile
October 17, 2012 2:47 PM
Thanks! smile
October 17, 2012 2:51 PM
i take a multivitamin with antioxidants in it, also Liver Guard to help cleanse my liver due to fatty liver, it also contains a alpha lipoic acid which helps with with citric acid intolerance, i also talke a Kreb's Cycle chelated mineral supplement, has the other stuff needed to help with my ca intolerance. before i started i was reacting to almost everything i ate with anaphylaxis, i have been on them for almost 6 months with the only reaction being the first couple weeks when i forgot to take it......
October 17, 2012 2:52 PM
woman's one-a day, vision vitamin( I have had eye cancer plus retina problems run in the family), Iron, calcium, fish oil, baby aspirin and glusosamine
October 17, 2012 2:58 PM

Hands down...
Nutrametrix Isotonic vitamins... 96% absorption in 5-8 minutes... Can't beat it...

Nutrametrix offers a lot of types...which ones specifically? And are any of them over 100% of daily values? IF so, then you are not absorbing all the vitamins within 5-8 minutes. The body cannot fully assimilate these. Dont always believe in what you read.

Now, for myself:
2000Mg Glucosamine - For my knees
1000Mg Tonalin CLA - To assist in fending cancer and hardening of the arteries - nothing else is a proven benefit
1000Mg Acai - to assist in fending off Free Radicals within the body
2000Mg L-Arginine-Omithine - for prevention of prostate cancer and fending off hypertension

Most mufti-vitamins are crap as your body has a Very low absorption rate with these. Additionally, if you take more than the recommended amount, you risk screwing up your body. It is best suited to ask your doctor or pharmacist as to what may or may not be safe, pending other medications you might be taking.

EDIT: I almost forgot - 1000Mg of Fish Oil - for Omega3 benefits.
Edited by EatClean_WashUrNuts On October 17, 2012 3:00 PM
October 17, 2012 3:00 PM
Way too many, but I am letting certain ones run out..

Woman's Multi + herbal & minerals
calcium + mag + d3
CoQ10 (may or may not continue, just pricey) *
veg glucosime/msm (allergic to fishies)
cyanne (may or may not continue - not really giving me the energy i was hoping and does give me heartburn) *
cherry fruit (supposed to be good for joints, not really doing anything & i'm gonna let it run out) *
niacin (need to get chol checked as that's why i was taking it - if it's good, I'm stopping it)
fiber supplement (powdered and pill form about 12g a day)
herbal water pill as I retain alot of water (swollen feet) if i miss more than a day, i feel like crap
protein isolate (normal whey makes me sick - lactose intolerance)
flaxseed pills (again the fishie problem)

I tend to now only take one of each minus the glucosime, that i still take twice. Most of them do state up to 6 a day, but that's alot and ALOT of money, so I'm lowering the amounts to see if I notice any difference or not.

Alot of these are taken for certain issues - heart & high blood pressure, low good chol, control blood sugar, help with joint pain.
I really don't like taking precs meds, so I go herbal route, but damn it can be pricey. I use or walmart for most of everything.
Edited by sammniamii On October 17, 2012 3:03 PM
October 17, 2012 3:08 PM

Amongst other things, any kind of mint tea is great to aid digestion, or if you have a tummy ache. I use it all the time for that and it works like a charm smile

exactly! I prefer peppermint from regular mint though. I find it more effective.
October 17, 2012 3:10 PM
Just Omega 3 fish oil and I'm still convinced it's more akin to snake oil than anything else.
October 17, 2012 4:11 PM
2 fish oil tablets
1 Probiotic
1 Womens multivitamin
October 17, 2012 6:19 PM
I only take vitamins made by Andrew Lessman I have been taking them for years, He is on HSN or his company direct is Pro Caps Labratories Look him up. well worth every penny I take several of his items.
Edited by shipshape55 On October 17, 2012 6:20 PM
October 18, 2012 5:49 AM
Vitamin C
Omega 3
October 18, 2012 6:06 AM
I take:

12 x 1000mg of holland & barrett fish oil (this gives me just over 5g of EPA/DHA per day)
2 x 200ug chromium picolinate
15g milled flaxseed (either mixed with oats for breakfast or in a protein shake)

When lifting I have 15g of BCAA powder mixed into a sports drink (usually powerade) to take throughout my training session.
October 18, 2012 6:11 AM
I take fish oil and vitamin D3.
October 18, 2012 6:13 AM
I'm 4 weeks out from a show so my pill box looks like a cancer patient's:

Fish Oil (3,000mg)
Vitamin C (6,000mg)
Acetyl L-Carnitine (1,000mg)
Genomyx Gut Health (best probiotic on the market)
Applied Nutriceuticals DRIVE (4 in AM, 3 in PM)
App Nut Free Test (Test booster)
App Nut HGHUp (GH booster)
App Nut NeoVar (Creatine).. Can you tell I like this company?
Beverly International Ultra 40 (Argentinian Beef Liver Extract)
Ai.I Sports 3Z (sleep aid)
LeCheek Nutrition HyperT2 (thyroid stimulant)
October 18, 2012 6:22 AM
As per doctor request:
Vitamin B100 complex

As per my personal:
Flax meal (omega 3)
Tonalin CLA (omega 6)
Resverartol grape seed
October 18, 2012 6:26 AM
Vitamin D (Low vitamin D always, NJ weather I guess)
Just started vitamin B12 (although I used to get shots and never felt any different)
2 gummy multis (or else my kids won't take them if i don't)
I eat Greek yogurt usually at least every other day and drink herbal tea regulary although know why that counts?

Any suggestions? 37 year old working mom of three small kids. hypothyroid and 8 months into fitness and diet with 20 lbs down (Yes, I know. taking forever).

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