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I take GNC Mega Men Sport. One day I hope to be a mega man, haha. I have no idea if they are good or not. I hand the cashier cash and expect (probably foolishly) that I am getting a good product. It turns my pee colored so there is obviously something in them, too bad I flush it down the toilet.

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Here are some good ones:

 

GNC Ultra Mega Green

Garden of Life's Living Multi

Nature's Plus - Source of Life

New Roots - Multi-Max

Platnium Naturals - Active EasyMulti Plus

Nu-Life - Ultimate One for Men

 

I take the brand NOW Adam superior mens multi and running outta it but may switch to something else not sure yet. I also take Greens+ Bone Formula, trophic krill oil, and few other things for my heart.

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I really like AOR Ortho-Core. A lot of good stuff in there and well worth the price!

 

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I take the Equate (Wal-Mart) Complete.

 

Happy Trails!

 

 

I take GNC Mega Men Sport. One day I hope to be a mega man, haha. I have no idea if they are good or not. I hand the cashier cash and expect (probably foolishly) that I am getting a good product. It turns my pee colored so there is obviously something in them, too bad I flush it down the toilet.

 

If you check you might find out that your urine coloration is a result of your body getting rid of the excess that your body didn't need and therefore didn't absorb.

 

That happens with me. Sometimes the urine is almost crystal clear and othertimes it is the color of an over-ripe orange.

 

To the best of my knowledge the only things that could cause problems if you take too much is Potassium, Vit. D and Vit. B. Everything else in excess gets discharged.

 

Happy Trails!

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There was a study a while back about how effective some multivitamins where and a lot of high end brands did really poor on the test.

 

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/405307/Multivitamin-Guide

 

I just ordered the Source Naturals Multi which you can get online for $10 for a months supply. It was ranked 4th out of over 300 multivitamins evaluated.

 

http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/source/life.html

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I take the Equate (Wal-Mart) Complete.

Happy Trails!

 

Phore - the main failure of your vitamin is that it does not contain Magnesium (it is known as the anti-aging mineral).

 

"Calcium and magnesium are two elements that are highly essential for the body. They are mentioned together because they mostly function as a group. Calcium is the most abundant element in the body and is extremely essential for the growth and development of the bones. However it is not very easy for calcium to get absorbed within the body and hence most of it is flushed out. Magnesium is the element that helps calcium to get absorbed within the body." More is here: http://www.wetpluto.com/Calcium-Magnesium.html

 

In the Appalachian Mountain (Kings Mountain S.C.) region that I am from the government began handing out vitamin E, in the schools, when I was 8 years old because of our meat & potato diet.

I didn't really get into the multivitamins until I was 21 and when I did I studied them for about 2 years to see what they did and what was the best formula.

 

One of the first books I read, by a USA doctor, was one that said that Vitamin C was not necessary.

The next one said this: http://askabiologist.asu.edu/research/scurvy/index.html

 

As I read more I found that chemical fertilizers contain only the chemicals of manufacture - no vitamins - whereas foods grown with organic fertilizers did have vitamins - that came with the organic fertilizer made from organic grown grass. Organic = cow & sheep dung etc - and were passed on to us humans...

 

Having such a broad spectrum of opinions I decided to make a formula from my own research.

 

When I went into GNC I found a multi vitamin that had the exact formula that I had arrived at for vitamins & minerals in a (discontinued) form called "Preventron" - which had Iron - which I discovered that men cannot take as it opens the door for prostrate cancers. http://carcin.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/bgn056

Supposedly women need the iron because of their monthly cycle where blood must be replaced.

 

I also discovered that GNC was following Dr. Stuart Bergers formula found in his book "Immune Power Diet " http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Bergers-Immune-Po...t/dp/0394298209

 

So - I went looking again and found the iron free vitamin supplement in GNC Canada... http://www.supplementcritic.com/reviews/mega_men_sport I had a few bottles of the Mega Men time-release shipped to me and have taken it for the past 3 years at the dosage of 1/2 pill per day (its kinda heavy on the dosage) as well as 800 IU of Vitamin E . I also take Mega B from Nature's way: Australia http://www.pharmacyonline.com.au/natures-mega-p-9167.html that is available in Hong Kong shops http://www.aswatson.com/eng/suppliers.htm

There are Seven vitamins that dissolve in water and as such are not stored in our body.

The seven vitamins are B vitamins that include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, B6, B12, and vitamin C.

(When they leak out - they make pee yellow to orange.)

 

Here is my main source for food recipes http://www.rawfoods.com/

I also drink almost 100% distilled water as almost all city water pipes, world wide, are made of rusting, water soluble, iron. I also eat a lot of root vegies to get minerals (potato, carrot, onion, garlic, radish, beets, etc...) that are grown in China where most farms are still using organic fertilizers.

 

 

One small point that I discovered is that almost all cancer fighting meds are enzymes. http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&...mp;aq=f&oq=

 

Another is that Doctors & Hospitals make a LOT of $$$ from cancer. (20% of the beds are for cancer 30% are from Alcohol related problems... The cancer patients have houses, savings, insurance, etc - a general rule is that alcoholics only have the habit)

 

As all enzymes (your natural cancer defence mechanism) are destroyed by temperatures above 118'F or 50'C (boiling water = 212'F or 100'C) & enzymes are what vitamins & hormones work from - I would read these articles:

Enzymes and Longevity

http://www.living-foods.com/articles/enzymes.html

 

 

 

Sprouted Seeds: "Forgotten Food,"

enhances immune system and rejuvenation

http://www.living-foods.com/articles/sproutedseeds.html

 

This one is the most important as it tells you how to make your own enzymes

The Value of Sprouts

http://www.living-foods.com/articles/sprouts.html

 

Here is the process I use with Mung Beans:

In USA, Find them at health food shops - In Asia - they are in groceries.

 

Making a juice extract by sprouting (1/4 to 1/2 of a cup) of the seeds so that they have a root emerging no more than 1/8 inch. It takes about 24 hours to sprout the seeds in the summer.

 

The process:

I cover them in tap water for about 4 hours & then pour the water away, let them dry for a few hours & cover them with tap water again and repeat the process until they sprout with a root emerging no more than 1/8 inch.

 

Then put them in a blender with about 3 times as much cold distilled water as seeds.

 

Blend them with the cold water so that the seeds become like a powder and the water becomes green.

 

Strain the blended seeds & water through a stainless steel wire type filtering sieve that you can find at grocery stores & drink the juice while it is fresh.

 

Throw away the grounds.

 

To build up your enzyme bank in your pancreas, you will need to do this every 2 or 3 days for a month or 2. Then about once a week. Even if I begin feeling a little sick, if I drink the juice, the illness does not develop.

 

I keep some of the semi sprouted beans in the refrigerator most of the time & snack on them - but the juice extract is what really works. Be careful eating the beans like a salad as an unsprouted bean can break a tooth...

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Cheapest, mercury free fish oil I can find.

Swisse Men's Ultivite Multivitamin Mineral and Antioxidant formula with Herbs.

 

Supermarket brand, cheap enough, contains cool herbs. Advertised by the Australian cricket team (which was good before they started taking them :lol:) Still not convinced it's better than the Centrum I use to take, which is a bit cheaper, but I like all the herbs in the Swisse

 

Occasionally Pascalite clay. Various Echinacea, Garlic, Zinc and Vit C Cold & flu tablets from various companies (they are all a bit different formulations) that I take if getting a cold.

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I agree about the fish oil. It is my understanding that it is very important in maintaining a healthy heart and blood flow. I do take fish oil as well as amino acids.

 

Happy Trails!

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I recommend the vitamins made by The Synergy Company, here:

 

http://www.thesynergycompany.com

 

They are the only organic non-genetically modified vitamins I could find. Their C vitamin comes from Amazonian camu camu berries, the second-highest natural source of vitamin C on the planet. Most vitamin C comes from ascorbic acid grown on glucose derived from genetically modified corn.

 

Their superfood powder, "Pure Synergy" is potent, too. It contains a bunch of Chinese medicinal mushroom and herbal extracts in addition to green grasses, blue-green algaes, sprouts, etc. I put a scoop of it in my kale-avocado pit smoothies every day. Very strong tasting but if you get used to it, it's actually pretty good!

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I'm reviving an old thread. I recently purchased some pure Camu Camu powder that I've been adding to either plain water or to smoothies. It is excellent. There is a huge difference in the amount of energy I have, almost immediately afterward. Very noticeable. Also, very sour, more than grapefruit, but not intolerable. I highly recommend it.

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I only take L-Theanine (which puts me into deep sleep if I go with it) and ZMA which is Zinc and Magnesium.

 

I notice if I do kundalini yoga and go to bed without taking ZMA that I ache really bad the next few days. If I take just one tab afterwards, little aching. 1 tab is 150mg M and 50mg Z.

ZMA has some kind of "loader" which gets it more absorbed than just taking them on their own.

 

Cost? £1.83 for 3 months worth.

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Phore - the main failure of your vitamin is that it does not contain Magnesium (it is known as the anti-aging mineral).

 

"Calcium and magnesium are two elements that are highly essential for the body. They are mentioned together because they mostly function as a group. Calcium is the most abundant element in the body and is extremely essential for the growth and development of the bones. However it is not very easy for calcium to get absorbed within the body and hence most of it is flushed out. Magnesium is the element that helps calcium to get absorbed within the body." More is here: http://www.wetpluto.com/Calcium-Magnesium.html

 

In the Appalachian Mountain (Kings Mountain S.C.) region that I am from the government began handing out vitamin E, in the schools, when I was 8 years old because of our meat & potato diet.

I didn't really get into the multivitamins until I was 21 and when I did I studied them for about 2 years to see what they did and what was the best formula.

 

One of the first books I read, by a USA doctor, was one that said that Vitamin C was not necessary.

The next one said this: http://askabiologist.asu.edu/research/scurvy/index.html

 

As I read more I found that chemical fertilizers contain only the chemicals of manufacture - no vitamins - whereas foods grown with organic fertilizers did have vitamins - that came with the organic fertilizer made from organic grown grass. Organic = cow & sheep dung etc - and were passed on to us humans...

 

Having such a broad spectrum of opinions I decided to make a formula from my own research.

 

When I went into GNC I found a multi vitamin that had the exact formula that I had arrived at for vitamins & minerals in a (discontinued) form called "Preventron" - which had Iron - which I discovered that men cannot take as it opens the door for prostrate cancers. http://carcin.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/bgn056

Supposedly women need the iron because of their monthly cycle where blood must be replaced.

 

I also discovered that GNC was following Dr. Stuart Bergers formula found in his book "Immune Power Diet " http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Bergers-Immune-Po...t/dp/0394298209

 

So - I went looking again and found the iron free vitamin supplement in GNC Canada... http://www.supplementcritic.com/reviews/mega_men_sport I had a few bottles of the Mega Men time-release shipped to me and have taken it for the past 3 years at the dosage of 1/2 pill per day (its kinda heavy on the dosage) as well as 800 IU of Vitamin E . I also take Mega B from Nature's way: Australia http://www.pharmacyonline.com.au/natures-mega-p-9167.html that is available in Hong Kong shops http://www.aswatson.com/eng/suppliers.htm

There are Seven vitamins that dissolve in water and as such are not stored in our body.

The seven vitamins are B vitamins that include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, B6, B12, and vitamin C.

(When they leak out - they make pee yellow to orange.)

 

Here is my main source for food recipes http://www.rawfoods.com/

I also drink almost 100% distilled water as almost all city water pipes, world wide, are made of rusting, water soluble, iron. I also eat a lot of root vegies to get minerals (potato, carrot, onion, garlic, radish, beets, etc...) that are grown in China where most farms are still using organic fertilizers.

 

 

One small point that I discovered is that almost all cancer fighting meds are enzymes. http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&...mp;aq=f&oq=

 

Another is that Doctors & Hospitals make a LOT of $$$ from cancer. (20% of the beds are for cancer 30% are from Alcohol related problems... The cancer patients have houses, savings, insurance, etc - a general rule is that alcoholics only have the habit)

 

As all enzymes (your natural cancer defence mechanism) are destroyed by temperatures above 118'F or 50'C (boiling water = 212'F or 100'C) & enzymes are what vitamins & hormones work from - I would read these articles:

Enzymes and Longevity

http://www.living-foods.com/articles/enzymes.html

 

 

 

Sprouted Seeds: "Forgotten Food,"

enhances immune system and rejuvenation

http://www.living-foods.com/articles/sproutedseeds.html

 

This one is the most important as it tells you how to make your own enzymes

The Value of Sprouts

http://www.living-foods.com/articles/sprouts.html

 

Here is the process I use with Mung Beans:

In USA, Find them at health food shops - In Asia - they are in groceries.

 

Making a juice extract by sprouting (1/4 to 1/2 of a cup) of the seeds so that they have a root emerging no more than 1/8 inch. It takes about 24 hours to sprout the seeds in the summer.

 

The process:

I cover them in tap water for about 4 hours & then pour the water away, let them dry for a few hours & cover them with tap water again and repeat the process until they sprout with a root emerging no more than 1/8 inch.

 

Then put them in a blender with about 3 times as much cold distilled water as seeds.

 

Blend them with the cold water so that the seeds become like a powder and the water becomes green.

 

Strain the blended seeds & water through a stainless steel wire type filtering sieve that you can find at grocery stores & drink the juice while it is fresh.

 

Throw away the grounds.

 

To build up your enzyme bank in your pancreas, you will need to do this every 2 or 3 days for a month or 2. Then about once a week. Even if I begin feeling a little sick, if I drink the juice, the illness does not develop.

 

I keep some of the semi sprouted beans in the refrigerator most of the time & snack on them - but the juice extract is what really works. Be careful eating the beans like a salad as an unsprouted bean can break a tooth...

Interesting points...especially regarding enzymes..

 

Another key is to check that the vitamins forms are all natural and bioavailable, and not synthetic.  For example, one good litmus test is if the B12 is methylcobalamin folate, and not folic acid or cyanocobalamin.  You will notice that most brands contain cheap folic acid, and not FOLATE (which is what you want!)

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Real, non-poisoned, organic "food", properly chosen and prepared.

 

What we call "food" is actually the bits and parts of our overall environment that we physically internalize.

 

Fractionating that overall environment into little pills that contain only certain purified ingredients is going to result in a kind of limited or partial view, partial expressions, and fractioned interactions.

 

Connect to the Earth, not to a factory.

 

 

 

-VonKrankenhaus

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After reading up what happened to people who took Source Naturals L-Tryptophan, I would never buy anything from that company again.

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I use mega foods brand, one a days, just because I'm a vegetarian and like to cover my bases.

 

Primarily I use magnesium (calm) every evening for sleep and other functions.

 

I also drink a lot of ginger turmeric tea.

 

Oregano oil when I start getting a cold.

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never taken a multi vitamin

 

for a short time I took vitamin D...

and fish oil for another short time...

not any for years now

 

sometimes, I'll pop a b12 under my tongue when I'm sluggish and have another 4 hours of hard work to grind out

 

otherwise my vitamins come with my food

or they stay wherever they are...

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never taken a multi vitamin

 

for a short time I took vitamin D...

and fish oil for another short time...

not any for years now

 

sometimes, I'll pop a b12 under my tongue when I'm sluggish and have another 4 hours of hard work to grind out

 

otherwise my vitamins come with my food

or they stay wherever they are...

 

I tend to hold the same opinion... In a multi, you think you get a lot but you get a little of each.   Just take what you think your body needs.   In most cases, it needs nothing that we think it needs so take that into consideration too.

 

As a story: I've taken tonics which made good on what they claimed...  this rabbit turned lion   :blush:   but at what point should a rabbit remain on lion's food? :blink:   I'm back to a rabbit who knows he can eat lion food but chooses not to  :D

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I don't know if multi-vitamins really work, but the placebo affect does. There is some research supporting some supplements I take and that gives me a sense of security that I am being kind to my body. 

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On 10/1/2017 at 12:26 AM, Chá Rén 茶人 said:

Bee Pollen is nature's best vitamin. Natural Grocers sells it refrigerated for ~$4 for a quarter pound. 

 

It is the jing-product of millions of flowers. Think about it. 

 

I second this. 

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