Posted 24 March 2005 - 06:42 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 03:16 AM
Posted 26 March 2005 - 05:27 PM
The best multivitamins are high quality, pharmaceutical-purity brands such as Life Extension and AOR. You can find them on froogle. LE has a 2-a-day formula. If those are too much, go to a local natural foods or vitamin store (not pharmacy or grocery) that does a lot of business and ask them what they recommend.
It's just insurance that you're getting all the nutrients you need. For example, here in BC a lot of selenium is washed from the soil by rain. Since low selenium has been linked to prostate cancer, it only makes good sense to supplement. Plus, today's food is a lot less nutritious than even 30 years ago. A comparison of the USDA's food nutrient tables shows this-- there's less of virtually all vitamins and minerals.
Posted 26 March 2005 - 06:16 PM
Posted 27 March 2005 - 01:44 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention: if you're a guy (or a menopausal woman) don't get a multivitamin with iron. You don't need it. Good point, Conan.
Other signs of good multivit: at least 100 mcg of selenium, natural (d-alpha, not dl-alpha) vitamin E, high magnesium-calcium ratio (ideally 1:1), inclusion of beta carotene and vitamin A (vitamin A not more than 10,000 IU), chelated minerals such as zinc and selenium
Posted 27 March 2005 - 06:21 AM
There are excellent but rather expensive.
Another option is the Centrum barnd.
Posted 27 March 2005 - 06:58 AM
beta-carotene/vitamin A (equivalent to 50,000IU/day) -- unless on Accutane
vitamins B (2 tablets B-Complex/day)
chromium (2 tablets/day)
saw palmetto 4-6 capsules/day for males
chastetree berry 4-6 capsules/day for females
acidophiuls 1 capsule with breakfast, lunch and dinner
I challenge anyone with mild to moderate acne who does not currently supplement to take the above daily supplementation program EXACTLY as detailed and to call me a sissybitch if they do not experience significant improvement in their acne after at least 3 weeks of consistent use.
Posted 27 March 2005 - 07:35 AM