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Old April 25th, 2012, 08:37 AM
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vitamins, multi vs seperate.

How should you take your vitamin supplement ? as a multivitamin supplement or as a separate supplement per vitamin.
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I take a multi-vitamin Vitamin Code 50 & Wiser Women.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Jepp, i also take a multi vitamin, but i recall reading (somewhere on this site, do not remember where) that ryan wrote he would rather take the different vitamins as separate supplements and not as a multivitamin. It had something to with the fact that vitamins do not naturally come together i a single package or pill, or something to that effect.
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Jepp, i also take a multi vitamin, but i recall reading (somewhere on this site, do not remember where) that ryan wrote he would rather take the different vitamins as separate supplements and not as a multivitamin. It had something to with the fact that vitamins do not naturally come together i a single package or pill, or something to that effect.
Hi Jan,

I do think it's a better idea to only supplement the nutrients you aren't getting from food. We all have certain patterns and habits with eating. And this results in a higher intake of certain nutrients (and a lower intake of others).

Do you exclude any certain foods/food groups? Do you regularly eat certain foods/food groups?
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Hi Jan,

I do think it's a better idea to only supplement the nutrients you aren't getting from food. We all have certain patterns and habits with eating. And this results in a higher intake of certain nutrients (and a lower intake of others).

Do you exclude any certain foods/food groups? Do you regularly eat certain foods/food groups?

But, how do you determine what nutrients to supplement? Assuming that I eat a variety of foods and have no restrictions, how can I learn what nutrients should be augmented?
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Old April 27th, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Hi Jan,

I do think it's a better idea to only supplement the nutrients you aren't getting from food. We all have certain patterns and habits with eating. And this results in a higher intake of certain nutrients (and a lower intake of others).

Do you exclude any certain foods/food groups? Do you regularly eat certain foods/food groups?

No, i do not intentionally exsclude any foods. I am counting on this certification program to clean up my eating and better my understanding of what to eat when. Is there a cheat sheet where i can find out exactly what i need for one day, for every micro nutrient ? does this exist ? would be easy to calculate what i am getting from food and what i should be supplementing. Multivitamin seems like a quick fix to me and i dont like quick fixes
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But, how do you determine what nutrients to supplement? Assuming that I eat a variety of foods and have no restrictions, how can I learn what nutrients should be augmented?
I would get help from a nutrition coach. They can analyze the trends of your eating and make suggestions.
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No, i do not intentionally exsclude any foods. I am counting on this certification program to clean up my eating and better my understanding of what to eat when. Is there a cheat sheet where i can find out exactly what i need for one day, for every micro nutrient ? does this exist ? would be easy to calculate what i am getting from food and what i should be supplementing. Multivitamin seems like a quick fix to me and i dont like quick fixes
Well, this lists some minimum goals for nutrients:
http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Nutrit...bles%201-4.pdf

But it will probably just leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused.

The PN Cert will definitely help here. You might want to work with a nutrition coach to learn more about analyzing trends in food intake and identifying what nutrients someone isn't getting from food.
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