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    Do you use a multi-Vitamin?


    How many here supplement with a multi-vitamin?

    do you find that it adds to your energy, take from it, or neither?

    brand?

    I've used Gnc Mega-men sport and I was using ON Opti-Men right now but stopped.

    I find that the days I take it; im tired, the day just drags on, then the very next day if I do not take it Im full of energy.

    I want to take a multi, but i don't want that problem any longer ....

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    Just keeps me running right. Weight training 6 days a week, combined with a regular life, puts a huge amount of stress on your body. If you are deficient in vitamins and minerals, you wont be able to perform optimally and you wont be able to pack on as much mass. They are so cheap, it seems stupid to me not to take them. I am assuming that everyone on this board is supplementing in some way. I personally find it hard to eat all of the fruits and veggies needed to get everything I need. What is an extra couple bucks a month for a multi vitamin when it makes up for so many dietary short comings? I personally just go to walmart and buy the equate multi vitamins. They are mother cheap. And while they may be of a slightly lower quality than the more designer brands, they are so cheap you can simply double dose and still get better value. I also supplement with ZMA and B-vitamines... all very cheap at walmart.

    EDIT: maybe I shouldnt have used the word stupid. I dont want to offend anyone. I just thing that multi's are pretty much a bread and butter thing.
    EDIt: I forgot to mention the oils, ohhh the oils. Not necessities, but I deffinately notice a difference when I am taking them. I just feel better. As well, I find oils very useful when I am trying to cut a little bit of fat. They are all around just really good to include.
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    I do eat a lot of vegetables each day and try to have at least one piece of fruit a day (usually an orange) and at least a 1/4 cup of raw unsalted nuts/seeds (usually walnuts or sunflower seeds), but I know I don't get all the vitamins and minerals for optimum health from just the food I eat. So, taking a multi-vitamin once a day with a meal is kind of a no brainer for me.

    I also tak an additional vitamin C, E, D, and sometimes a B vitamin supplement (in addition to tbsp of fish oil or flaxseed oil most days).
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    anyone ever experience the feeling i described?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MurdahUDawg View Post
    anyone ever experience the feeling i described?
    You should be getting the opposite effect. Maybe you are getting something you don't need???
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    Right now i am taking ON Opti-Men and also supplement with Vitamin C daily, i was taking NOW ADAM, and think I am going to go back to it...I can't really speak to the dragging in the a.m. when taking it vs. not taking it... although I have been dragging a bit lately in the am, but i cant associate that with anything specific just yet...I wonder...i am going to have to test that out and not take it in the a.m. and see what happens..

    The On Opti-Men says to take three seperate doses through out the day, so after your am dose, when you take the other 2 later in the day do you start to drag shortly after the other doses?
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    I have used Opti Men and currently use a Costco multi that is rated very high, it is for athletic types like us. I have used Animal pak but never noticed much difference, some swear by it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoRomo77 View Post
    someone at work told me last week that he saw something on the news from a study that said if you take 2 or more daily vitamins in one day between the ages of 18-45 then it increases your risk of developing prostate cancer. anyone else heard anything like this?! it doesn't sound to legit to me and i usually take a couple a day.
    This guy tried to tell me this at the gym, and then insisted on checking my prostate for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoRomo77 View Post
    did he tell you he was going to use this new "advanced" fingerless method?
    don't tell me you ran into the same guy???
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    Here is what I heard from The Denver Post who had an article on it

    Washington - There's more worrisome news about vitamins: Taking too many may increase men's risk of dying from prostate cancer.

    The study, being published today, doesn't settle the issue. But it is the biggest yet to suggest high-dose multivitamins may harm the prostate, and the latest chapter in the confusing quest to tell whether taking various vitamins really helps a variety of conditions - or is a waste of money, or worse.

    Government scientists turned to a study tracking the diet and health of almost 300,000 men. About a third reported taking a daily multivitamin, and 5 percent were heavy users, swallowing the pills more than seven times a week.

    Within five years of the study's start, 10,241 men had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Some 1,476 had advanced cancer; 179 died.

    Heavy multivitamin users were almost twice as likely to get fatal prostate cancer as men who never took the pills, concludes the study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

    But overall, the researchers found no link between multivitamin use and early-stage prostate cancer.

    The researchers speculate that perhaps high-dose vitamins had little effect until a tumor appeared, and then could spur its growth.

    While similar but smaller studies have suggested a link, too, more rigorous research is needed, caution the National Cancer Institute scientists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoRomo77 View Post
    no that bastard stole my line!!
    it's a tough job but somebody gots to do it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoRomo77 View Post
    those are interesting studies
    Yeah, I found this a little more interesting

    But overall, the researchers found no link between multivitamin use and early-stage prostate cancer.

    The researchers speculate that perhaps high-dose vitamins had little effect until a tumor appeared, and then could spur its growth.
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    You don't want to get behind your check-ups.
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    If I remeber right its too much calcium that can increase of prostate cancer in men so that might explain it. Don't hold me to it though as im not 100% sure as it was awhile ago I read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstrong20 View Post
    If I remeber right its too much calcium that can increase of prostate cancer in men so that might explain it. Don't hold me to it though as im not 100% sure as it was awhile ago I read it.
    I actually heard the same thing, there might be some truth to it.
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    My day just drags on period.
    If i take the multi-vitamin that day im just energy-less and droggy.
    don't feel like working.

    I noticed though last summer, when I was taking the GNC Mega-men Gel-capsule types I did not have this problem.
    I had opposite feeling; I had energy.
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    take multi vits, and other vits because I'm a sucker for marketing. Dunno if there making a difference but they aint expensive so I carry on regardless
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    I take a multi along with about eight other pills everyday. It's kinda like putting on my shoes in the morning. I don't feel prepared if I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bLacKjAck. View Post
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    It's good, but it's no Nature's Plus Source of Life.

    However, Adam is roughly half as expensive, so it's what I usually take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bLacKjAck. View Post
    NOW Adam, best there is and ever will be.
    Why do they use Ergocalciferol for their Vitamin D? Ergo is balls compared to cholecalciferol.
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    you guys need to look into Orange TRIad, it will be available at nutraplanet within a day or two.
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    I always use a multi vitamin. Its the vitamin world mens mega time released. I typically take 2-3 throught the day to make sure there is an abundence during bulking/training. 1-2 while im off.
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    Your selling your gains short if you don't use ZMA, multi, and B-Complex.
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    I used Beverly Super Pak on and off for quite awhile..... but (embarressed to say) I currently have the Beverly Ms. Power Pak. LOL. Bought a couple for the wife who no longer uses them.... so any self-respecting cheapskate sucks it up and uses the women's product himself. <-me
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    Quote Originally Posted by CONTROLLED LABS View Post
    you guys need to look into Orange TRIad, it will be available at nutraplanet within a day or two.
    It actually looks decent. Hows absorption? I know some pressed tabs multi's don't disolve very well.
    Last edited by Rivet; 06-09-2007 at 09:53 PM. Reason: answered elsewhere
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    I ALWAYS take my multi...if I don't take anything else. It makes me feel better and more energized. I have used GNC Mega Men, Optimum Opti-Men, Now Foods ADAM, Beverly Super Pak, Universal Animal Pak and MHP Activites. IMO - Activites beats them all (albeit not by much - close seconds is Opti-Men & ADAM). It's a nice blend that you can actually "feel."
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    If I had the money I'd keep going with liquid vitamins.. always heard they were better.. I 'felt' better too..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet View Post
    It actually looks decent. Hows absorption? I know some pressed tabs multi's don't disolve very well.
    very well, breaks down in less than an hour
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    I take American Health, more than a multi...one of the best multis I've used! That or the Super Nutrition, Opti Pack...I'd stop taking everything else before I stopped my multi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MurdahUDawg View Post
    How many here supplement with a multi-vitamin?

    do you find that it adds to your energy, take from it, or neither?

    brand?

    I've used Gnc Mega-men sport and I was using ON Opti-Men right now but stopped.

    I find that the days I take it; im tired, the day just drags on, then the very next day if I do not take it Im full of energy.

    I want to take a multi, but i don't want that problem any longer ....


    yes i use multi, not more energy but less sick less often, and brand is colossal labs vitamonster....
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    I just use NOW's vit-min. My diet is pretty well rounded, so a MV is not really all that necessary for me.. I just chose a cheap but still decent one - 180 caps for $20, lasts 6 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MurdahUDawg View Post
    How many here supplement with a multi-vitamin?

    do you find that it adds to your energy, take from it, or neither?

    brand?
    I use one a day womens (or the generic equivalent sometimes). But the calcium content in that is crap! at only 45% DV. I'm thinking of switching to one a day weight smart. Someone told me it helped them. And to answer your last Q, neither. Been taking them for 15 yrs.
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    I always take a solid multivitamin/multi-mineral as I think they are vital given the lack of their presents (or lesser contents) in our fruits and vegetables grown in an ever decreasing nutrient rich soil and dowsed in pesticides.
    Right now I'm using NOW Vit-Min100 and would say any multi is better than not taking one even if it wal-mart brand or some sh!t. Look into a high potency B-complex if your having energy problems would be my advice as that seems to help me.
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    I was at Walmart the other day, and even though the pressed equate brand MAY have been upsetting my stomach, the label clearly reads, "Oil- and Water-soluble Vitamins with Minerals Tablets USP" also it says, "Made to U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) quality, purity and potency standards. Laboratory tested to dissolve within 60 minutes."
    So, maybe Equate isn't as bad as the rap it's taken? Who knows?
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    Scratch the above comment. I just took an Equate multi and an hour late I'm gettin' the urge to puke. **** Equate. I'm stickin' to NOW's ADAM
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    I took the Equate and GNC mega mens. Definitely GNC is the better choice for me. But Im gonna go with animal pak next go round. (If they don't make me hungry as f@ck like the other 2)
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    I take NOW Ecogreens

    I feel I get sick / colds less often.

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