Multivitamins. Worth it?
- 02-15-2009, 09:50 PM
Multivitamins. Worth it?
Interesting findings on the health benefits of multivitamins.:bruce3:
Are You Wasting Money on Multivitamins? on Yahoo! Health
- 02-15-2009, 10:29 PM
I advocate the use of a multivitamin. I notice I feel better when I'm taking vitamin supplements as opposed to not. I haven't been sick for almost 10 years, aside from runny nose every once in a while; I think a big reason why is because i usually eat fairly healthy, I exercise and I take vitamin supplementation.
There are so many different nutrition studies out there and to just hear one more opinion from one expert isn't enough to keep me away from vitamin supplements. He doesn't cite any research, so it's basically just his word on paper.
- 02-15-2009, 10:59 PM
The American Medical Association now recommends the use of a daily multivitamin. I would be careful as to which company's multi I take, since almost all are not certified organic and may contain concentrated levels of contamenants.
02-16-2009, 12:20 AM
02-16-2009, 12:33 AM
All I can say is that I don't need any studies to know I love Orange Triad hehe.
I used to have real bad gastritis, take omeoprazol everyday to mildly help it. Also had very sore neck, always in pain and would bother me a lot. I started taking Orange Triad's recommended dose and my stomach has been great lately and I no longer feel any neck pain.
02-16-2009, 12:40 AM
Unless your diet is perfect you absolutely need a multivitamin + multimineral. Especially when you exercise. Also keep in mind the RDA for most vitamins is for couch potatoes.
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02-18-2009, 04:25 PM
02-18-2009, 07:20 PM
Take the multi. I skipped on using one for close to a year then started back on them and felt an immediate difference in energy and overall sense of well being. Plus my pee was bright yellow again
02-18-2009, 07:35 PM
Multivitamins are must especially if your working out/training for sports on a consistent basis. Right now I am bulking and take some supplements and working out 6 days a week, so I need a thorough multivitamin, I am taking Universal Animal PAK multivitamin and love it, gives my all kinds of energy and I've found it increases my endurance while training.
02-18-2009, 08:18 PM
A mutivitamin is the base of any program. Most people do not get the nutrients they need in their diet. I don't miss a day taking my multi. I eat healthy but I know I don't get all the nutrients I need everyday in my diet.
02-19-2009, 10:34 AM
02-19-2009, 10:43 AM
See, that's the thing. I didn't know Jack about multi's so I just took One-A-Day Men's formula for years! I had presumed it was "better than nothing". I have heard nothing but raves about Orange Triad (with the exception of ppl complaining about price). IMO any multi is "pricey".
02-20-2009, 12:22 AM
02-20-2009, 12:54 AM
5ft9-10 and 180 was the average ht and wt of an average male in the USA,in 2008. unless its changed I dont know...and the average male had a little belly(not bad still there though)
Multis are for sure worth it IMHO.
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02-20-2009, 01:52 AM
Make sure it is clinically tested. I get lots of patients taking vitamins in my office and when blood work comes back nothing elevates or very little gets elevated. I.e centrium, costco, GNC, whole foods, vitamin shop.
02-20-2009, 05:33 AM
I wouldn't have a multi vitamin as my avatar if I didn't advocate it's use 110%. ONe of the most important things IMO
02-20-2009, 07:53 AM
i like how OT lasts 45 days and not the normal 30
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02-20-2009, 07:59 AM
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02-20-2009, 10:51 AM
In as simple terms as I can put it, bodybuilders have more going on at a physiological basis than the regular dude does. Vitamins and minerals act as catalysts for reactions that take place inside the body. Bodybuilders have more going on, therefore, we need more vitamins and minerals. I'm not saying we need a lot more. Just guessing, I'd say around 150% of the RDA for most things would be a better bet than just going by what the RDA is. Anyone want to discuss?
02-20-2009, 11:21 AM
I'd love to discuss.In as simple terms as I can put it, bodybuilders have more going on at a physiological basis than the regular dude does. Vitamins and minerals act as catalysts for reactions that take place inside the body. Bodybuilders have more going on, therefore, we need more vitamins and minerals. I'm not saying we need a lot more. Just guessing, I'd say around 150% of the RDA for most things would be a better bet than just going by what the RDA is. Anyone want to discuss?
For the most part yeah... I definitely agree with that. I really wouldn't muck around with the low dose RDI trace minerals that much but other than that, unless you are taking beyond tolerable UL levels I'd say its pretty much standard than anyone who leads a physically demanding lifestyle should be supplementing with a multi.
The RDI/RDA's were designed in mind to, if met, counteract diseases that would come with nutrient deficiency. So basically its the dose that will keep you from developing deficiency diseases and will treat deficiency diseases if you have them.
The fact that some of these ADA nutritionists and dieticians are still saying you don't need a multi if you have a well constructed diets irks me. Point in fact the quality of most american food sucks and no amount of diet planning is going to increase the declining nutrient quality of our food... Honestly, someday i'm going to bring that whole organization crashing down and piss on its grave. Once I get enough posts so I can post links then everyone can be treated to an ADA rant. Sorry to get heated its just the ignorance of that organization and the stupidity it breeds astounds me.
02-20-2009, 04:42 PM
You are correct sir, except for the fact that many nutritionist and dieticians don't recommend a multi, many do. The AMA no states that everyone should take a multivitamin daily. But yes, you are absolutely right about the RDAs, they are set to prevent deficiency, not actually provide the level of those substances that the average healthy person should consume to enhance his/her health, and thats the average healthy person, not bodybuilders.
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