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Old Sun, Sep-09-01, 09:42
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Plan: Ketogenic
Stats: -/-/- Female 5 feet 4 inches
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Progress: 100%
Location: Vancouver
Default What Vitamins/Supplements do You Take?

Just for the sake of interest, I've asked the question. Here are mine:

Multi-vitamin without iron
Cal/mag/potassium
Vitamin C

Karen
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Old Sun, Sep-09-01, 09:53
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Plan: Atkins/PP/BFL
Stats: 400/223/200 Male 5 ft 11
BF:37%/17%/12%
Progress: 89%
Location: Ottawa, ON
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Spectrum-Forte (Multi)
Cal/Meg 500mg/500mg
Potassium 600mg
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Old Sun, Sep-09-01, 10:31
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Plan: modified Dr. A
Stats: 214.5/214.5/150 Male 66 in.
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Progress: 0%
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
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When I started the Group Programme, I switched to:

Kirkland (Costco) Formula Forte (Senior)multi-vitamin capsules.

Prior to this programme I was only taking daily one 500 mcg of Chromium GTF as per CAD's book.

Regards
Joe
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Old Sun, Sep-09-01, 11:40
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Plan: DANDR '92
Stats: 241/172/140 Female 165 cm
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Progress: 68%
Location: Eastern ON, Canada
Smile daily supplements

- multi-vitamin & mineral (Jamieson Super Vita-Vim)
- Cal-Mag 2:1 ... 3 x per day
- I use NoSalt ... 1/8 tsp mixed in glass of water = 320mg potassium ... 2 x per day
- 400 IU vitamin E
- fresh flax oil (which I will switch to a blend in ~ 3 or 4 months ... Udo's Choice or Omega Essentials)
- in winter, cod liver oil capsules, for vitamin D, which requires 1 hr sunshine daily for the body to make its own

Doreen
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Old Sun, Sep-09-01, 13:57
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Plan: IF +LC
Stats: 287/165/165 Female 66"
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Progress: 100%
Default supplements

Here's what we take:

Multi-vitamin
Cal/Mag x 4 day
Omega 3-6-9
Potassium (from time to time)

After reviewing my info on fitday, i've been thinking about adding some Vitamin C to the equation.

Nat
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Old Sun, Sep-09-01, 15:34
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 171/147/125
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Progress: 52%
Location: Cobourg, Ontario
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Jamieson Vita-Vim multivitamin (they were on sale)
Potassium 167mg + Magnesium 50mg + B6 25mg
I use no-salt occasionally
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Old Sun, Sep-09-01, 17:02
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Plan: Dr Atkins/PP
Stats: 180/170/138 Female 5'3"
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Progress: 24%
Location: Vancouver, BC
Default Am I over doing the Supplements??

Here's what I take everyday.

Can someone please tell me if I have OD'd myself.

1- Reactine for allergies
1 - Diane 35 for face
1 - Zocor - for Chloresterol
1 - Vioxx; occasionally for joint pains

1 - CoEnsyme Q10 (60mg)
1 - Glucosamate Sulphate (50mg)
1 - Vitamin B50 Complex
1 - Vitamin A, C, E (A=5000iu, C=250mg, E=200iu)
1 - Vitamin E for wrinkles (100iu)
1 - Royal Jelly (1000iu)
1 - Flax Seed Oil (cold pressed 1000mg)
1 - Milk Thistle - liver
1 - B6 for moods 100mg
1 - Cal/Mag with Vitamin D (cal=350mg, Mag=175mg. D=100iu)

Following is what dh is taking daily:
1 - Vitamin C with rosehip (1000mg)
1 - Zinc Citrate 50mg
1 - Costco Multi - Formula Forte

Thanks
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Old Sun, Sep-09-01, 17:31
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Plan: Zone
Stats: 255/242/230 Male 75 inches (6'3")
BF:21%/15%/8%
Progress: 52%
Location: Philly
Default my supplements

Currently, I am taking:

- multivitamin (full-spectrum type with 3mg iron from Solgar)
- L-glutamine (5g every 3 hours, in whatever I am drinking)
- Cranberry Extract capsules (1000mg per day)
- Milk Thistle capsules (1500mg per day)
- Maxibol (a b-12 co-enzyme), 1 cap per day
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Old Mon, Sep-10-01, 05:06
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 300/248/130
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Progress: 31%
Location: Connecticut, USA
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2 multi vitamins w/herbs (ginko biloba, ginseng, soy, dong quai)
1 Atkins Essential Oils
1 Cal/Mag/Zinc
1 Chromium
1 Potassium
1 Coenzyme Q10
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Old Mon, Sep-10-01, 06:41
daycaremom daycaremom is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 173/162/130
BF:
Progress: 26%
Location: Ontario
Question Supplements

I have no idea what to do about supplements! I was going to post a question about this so I was so happy to see this thread! I don't suppose anyone can enlighten me regarding extra supplements when you are working out on a low carb diet. I heard that if you don't you get terrible muscle cramps? Fact or Fiction? There is so much stuff for sale that I don't want to get sucked into spending a ton of $$$$$$ on vitamins when our grocery bill has already doubled
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Old Mon, Sep-10-01, 06:57
Natrushka Natrushka is offline
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Plan: IF +LC
Stats: 287/165/165 Female 66"
BF:
Progress: 100%
Default vitamins and supplements

Kelley, here's a link to a good discussion on supplements and dosage. It should prove helpful

http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthre...nts+AND+calcium

Nat

P.S. the globe icon at the top of the page (to the right) is a search function. It can be an invaluable tool.
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Old Mon, Sep-10-01, 07:17
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 173/162/130
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Progress: 26%
Location: Ontario
Default Thanks!

Thanks once again Nat! I can see that you are a tremendous source of help and support to everyone on the forum! Thanks for directing some of it at me
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