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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:05 PM

good day or evening...

 

i'm seeking a quality multi-vitamin for women. i haven't taken a multi-vitamin in years, yet now i think i'm ready to re-introduce this into my daily routine.

 

i've searched for a few using amazon, yet it's kind of overwhelming considering the 1 star reviews usually unravel all of the 5 star reviews. lol.

 

if there is a thread in which this has already been discussed, kindly point me in the direction of it (via a link).

 

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:44 PM

My favorites are:

Solgar Earth Source Vitamins

Herpanacine (not a complete multivitamin, but good for the skin).

 

I don't particularly like "women's" multivitamins. I think a multivitamin that is derived from whole food sources is ideal for both men and women. 


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:13 AM

My favorites are:

Solgar Earth Source Vitamins

Herpanacine (not a complete multivitamin, but good for the skin).

 

I don't particularly like "women's" multivitamins. I think a multivitamin that is derived from whole food sources is ideal for both men and women. 

 

thank you, WishClean. i'll look for those on amazon and check them out.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:30 AM

Pick a whole food supplement in which you take as several capsules or tablets throughout the day. Once a day multis are pointless.
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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:54 AM

Pick a whole food supplement in which you take as several capsules or tablets throughout the day. Once a day multis are pointless.

 

Yes, that was what I intended to do. Many of the ones available have reviews that aren't so glowing though. I looked up the Solgar Earth Source brand that was suggested and noticed it had ingredients like Barley juice, Wheatgrass juice, kelp and Flaxseed oil in it.

 

I don't consume those things and if it didn't contain that I'd purchase it.

 

I'll continue to search, yet it would be easier to work with suggestions (names).



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 02:38 PM

Yes, solgar's earth course does contain things that some people avoid, but for me the combination of all those nutrients was beneficial. It comes in 3 pills, so you can divide the dose throughout the day, and sometimes only 1-2 is enough.

You can also check out megafood and vitamin code, but it's hard to find a whole food multi that doesn't contain either flaxseed or wheatgrass for some reason.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:21 PM

Yes, solgar's earth course does contain things that some people avoid, but for me the combination of all those nutrients was beneficial. It comes in 3 pills, so you can divide the dose throughout the day, and sometimes only 1-2 is enough.

You can also check out megafood and vitamin code, but it's hard to find a whole food multi that doesn't contain either flaxseed or wheatgrass for some reason.

 

True. Thank you.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:39 PM

I thought of another one. I only took 1 bottle of this until I ran out, but it seemed to be a good combo at the time. It's megafood skin hair and nails. Probably the only skin hair and nail supplement that didn't break me out because the % of biotin is low compared to others.


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:09 PM

I thought of another one. I only took 1 bottle of this until I ran out, but it seemed to be a good combo at the time. It's megafood skin hair and nails. Probably the only skin hair and nail supplement that didn't break me out because the % of biotin is low compared to others.

 

Thank you for the additional suggestion. It is appreciated.






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