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So I stumbled upon this thread.

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=539087

Then I looked up some reviews on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Frutels-4-Pack-Vitam...e/dp/B000GHHULO

Seems very promising.

Here are the ingredients.

per 2 frutels

Vitamin C 50 mg

E 27 IU

thiamine 7 mg

riboflavin 7 mg

niacin 7 mg

B6 7 mg

folic acid 27 mcg

B12 7 mcg

biotin 7 mg

pantothenic acid 7 mg

zinc 3.34 mg

PABA 7 mg

choline 7 mg

inositol 7 mg

Any thoughts? Anyone experimented with these?

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it's just a b complex, you can get a b complex anywhere. The amounts are good though, not too high, might make taking a b complex spread out over the day easier. Key factor though, what are the other ingredients?

Edit, I looked up the ingredients, and it is sugar free which is good, but it says "two herbal ingredients" but won't say what they are, which bugs me. But if it works, it works, it could be good, give it a shot.


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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it's just a b complex, you can get a b complex anywhere. The amounts are good though, not too high, might make taking a b complex spread out over the day easier. Key factor though, what are the other ingredients?

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it's just a b complex, you can get a b complex anywhere. The amounts are good though, not too high, might make taking a b complex spread out over the day easier. Key factor though, what are the other ingredients?

But its not JUST a b complex. As you can see they include vitamin C, Zinc, etc.

On paper, it does seem like an ordinary blend of B complex and a few other vitamins and minerals, however the theread and the reviews on amazon are what got me interested!


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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it's just a b complex, you can get a b complex anywhere. The amounts are good though, not too high, might make taking a b complex spread out over the day easier. Key factor though, what are the other ingredients?

But its not JUST a b complex. As you can see they include vitamin C, Zinc, etc.

On paper, it does seem like an ordinary blend of B complex and a few other vitamins and minerals, however the theread and the reviews on amazon are what got me interested!

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it's just a b complex, you can get a b complex anywhere. The amounts are good though, not too high, might make taking a b complex spread out over the day easier. Key factor though, what are the other ingredients?

But its not JUST a b complex. As you can see they include vitamin C, Zinc, etc.

On paper, it does seem like an ordinary blend of B complex and a few other vitamins and minerals, however the theread and the reviews on amazon are what got me interested!

But that's my point, you don't necessarily need this brand. I found a b complex helps my skin a lot too, and I've never used frutels. Actually b complex is a major part of my regimen of taurine, b complex, cayenne and a low sugar/refined product diet.


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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it's just a b complex, you can get a b complex anywhere. The amounts are good though, not too high, might make taking a b complex spread out over the day easier. Key factor though, what are the other ingredients?

But its not JUST a b complex. As you can see they include vitamin C, Zinc, etc.

On paper, it does seem like an ordinary blend of B complex and a few other vitamins and minerals, however the theread and the reviews on amazon are what got me interested!

But that's my point, you don't necessarily need this brand. I found a b complex helps my skin a lot too, and I've never used frutels. Actually b complex is a major part of my regimen of taurine, b complex, cayenne and a low sugar/refined product diet.

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MY SON TOOK THIS PRODUCT FOR 3 WEEKS. we didn't care so much about the bad smell and high price- it was the break out all over his back that was the problem. we had high hopes but this product just made things worse!!

Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Oh ok, thanks LiliVG. I didn't even see those. Looks like its not worth it. I mean, had it been a 100 reviews, of which 90 were positive, it would be worth a try.

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It's probably a rip-off :).

The ingredients are fine, but you can get them cheaper.


DIET

[*] Mostly meats: chicken, ground beef and sometimes pork

[*] Smoked salmon

[*] Eggs

[*] Drink 2l of water each day

[*] Nuts: almonds, walnuts

[*] Veggies: onions, bell peppers, avocados, carrots,...

[*] Fruits: Limited to once a day

-> every meal consists of meat + a smaller portion of veggies

[*]Avoid: refined foods/dairy/sugar/bread

SUPPLEMENTS

[*] Omega3

[*] Vitamin C

[*] Chromium

STATUS: started 07/01


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expensive and low doses....

3 mg of Zinc ?

try 50 MG

50 MG of Vit C ?

try 5000

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expensive and low doses....

3 mg of Zinc ?

try 50 MG

50 MG of Vit C ?

try 5000


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Yea, when it comes to supplements I think you're always better off getting a basic, good quality supplement instead of these combinations of things marketed for specific uses. I'd rather get the individual supplements and know they are good for other things as well. Try some cayenne pepper extract as well(http://www.seacoastvitamins.com/topic.php?health=cayenne). It's really so excellent for the entire body and has so many uses. You can try adding cayenne pepper to your diet, but it's usually easier to just use a supplement to make sure you are getting enough (and some people also take a long time to build up much tolerance for the heat as well). Zinc never helped me much, but I think the cayenne pepper is great.

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