As a person iknow what is like and ask "if it works why ask questions" and i won't argue with what works for whoever this works for. Great if it works however i tend to look at things based on knowledge and previous experience and reflect on it.
I can say that thisVitamin A
-- 20,000 IUVitamin C
-- 5 grams (Get the powder Vitamin C)(Intake throughout the day)
(Maybe) Vitamin D
-- 5,000 IU (You should get Vitamin D from the sun, 10 minutes min.). If you're a reclusive vampire, make sure to supplement.Zinc
-- 50 mgVitamin B5
-- This is if you have oily skin. ~1 gram(s). It's completely non toxic. Also with B vitamins you should take them with the other B vitamins.B-Complex
- You want to get your B-complex vitamins throughout the day. You urinate water soluble vitamins, so make sure to replenish.Pro-biotic
- One with multiple strains of bacteria and over 15 billion units. 80-100 billion units total daily.
everything ive done (today) can be done with supplements as well although the point is im not using any supplements besides pro/prebiotics for lactose intolerance, either way the following can eliminate the use of such heavy supplementation: Eating better is the key, moderation, knowing what your consuming and how it will effect you, and encompassing some sort of excercise routine* into your life is key. (excercise can even be walking for 30mins 2-3 days a week).
Vitamin A is fatsoluble so watch your intake and check for signs of OD, also depends which type of Vitamin A you are taking (from cod liver oil, synthetic, natural ect),
Vitamin C is water soluble and has an RDA of 300mgs or so... and your saying 5grams? Sure its peed out but that doesnt mean it has no effect on the body... such a high dose can cause water balance problems which can effect other systems especiallly sodium and potassium levels partially because Vitamin C increases fuild retention and draws water into the GI tract which in this case would most definitely result in a bad case of diarrhea. I took 1gram for a week and had these results..
Vitamin D is from personal experience did not help and made things worse because its came from cod liver oil (most of the time- read your labels). Some people have no problem with this, i did.
Zinc, aww yes how can we forget. Just watch your intake and GI symptoms as this guy can not only impair copper intake as well as lead to defiency in other minerals like iron (which will cause anemia resulting in fatigue and malaise) it can cause some nasty GI problems and terrible dreams. Take 2hrs after a meal for best absorption and avoid calcium as they compete. Other than that i cant say more than, i tried it, it worked but took awhile to see effects but also had effect on my hormones (over time) lead to bad GI problems.
B5 is great for sleep, and great for PMS in women. No real problems for me anyway though i do not take it anymore. No need. Same with bcomplex.
EFA's are debatable and even recent data says they DO NOT help. Its debatable and some people have problems because of the sources in which the fats come from and the balance of omega 3,6,9 in the body. Too much of 1 of these effects the other and can be counter productive.
Supplements are great and i see they helped ya but as a general for warning not always the answer and expensive long term.
I did all this and more. Today i basically get all the same stuff by just knowing what im eating. Cereals, oatmeal, and wheat bread are great for your b vitamins and using apple juice, fruit, or something in between is great for getting your boost of Vitamin C in the beginning of the day. Vitamin A and Zinc would come from fortified foods which by the way are supposed to absorbed the same way regular vitamins (except folic acid which is better absorbed in synethic form than natural).
Basically the above needs to be applied when eating and you elminate the need for megadosing and its much safier. You would be better off if you took coenzymes and a low dose multi with eating right/healthy than megadosing on X amount of pills.
However, what works for you works. Although as a health care person and soon to be professional (*crosses fingers) i would advise against it in an effort to say your body from harm.
Just providing this out there for those that read old threads. Remember safety and good practice otherwise you could end up with a srs condition that could result in permanent damage. I for one am a victim although a lucky victim.
And as a note i did not read the rest of the post and mostly focused on the supplementing though i did read the h20 intake and that right there is so crucial and probably one of the most important parts besides eating better, healthier, and with a plan.
Edited by k3tchup, 25 September 2012 - 10:57 PM.