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Thread started 10/22/09 3:54am

missfee

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Which multivitamin is better for women: Centrum or One-A-Day?

Which is better for women in their late 20's, early 30's?



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Reply #1 posted 10/22/09 8:45am

WildheartXXX

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None of the ones you mentioned are worth buying because they're simply not strong enough. Your body will probably assimilate very little of the vitamin content. Solgar make the best multivitamins on the market and i'm sure they do a womens supplement:)
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Reply #2 posted 10/22/09 9:17am

ultrablue

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I take Boots multivitamins. A friend of mine swears by Blackmores but they seem way over-priced and far too strong for taking one a day. I could be wrong though. The Boots ones we take, multivitamins with minerals and iron, and calcium + vitamin D, seem to do the trick. smile
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Reply #3 posted 10/22/09 9:19am

missfee

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WildheartXXX said:

None of the ones you mentioned are worth buying because they're simply not strong enough. Your body will probably assimilate very little of the vitamin content. Solgar make the best multivitamins on the market and i'm sure they do a womens supplement:)

hmmm never heard of solgar....let me check those out.
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Reply #4 posted 10/22/09 9:26am

Mach

It would be much better to spend a bit more $ and get a Whole Food vitamin supplement
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Reply #5 posted 10/22/09 9:34am

Imago

Neither is good.
For a few extra bucks you can get GNC vitamins, which are alot better.



Or these: http://www.purityproducts...dept_id=29

Purity Source vitamins are uber great.




Try to get multivitamins that are cold pressed. Heat pressing damages a lot of vitamins (much like cooking veggies diminishes their nutritional value).
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Reply #6 posted 10/22/09 9:35am

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I never take any vitamin from any bottle, particularly a plastic one.
It's best to get it from your food in it's "purest" form, if that exists.
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Reply #7 posted 10/22/09 9:40am

Imago

Mach said:

It would be much better to spend a bit more $ and get a Whole Food vitamin supplement

nod


Another thing. Getting a little bit of sun each week, and eating lots of fruits and veggies is far more (I mean EXPONENTIALLY) far more beneficial than any multivitamin.
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Reply #8 posted 10/22/09 9:51am

Mach

Imago said:

Mach said:

It would be much better to spend a bit more $ and get a Whole Food vitamin supplement

nod


Another thing. Getting a little bit of sun each week, and eating lots of fruits and veggies is far more (I mean EXPONENTIALLY) far more beneficial than any multivitamin.


exactly
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Reply #9 posted 10/22/09 9:53am

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Imago said:

Neither is good.
For a few extra bucks you can get GNC vitamins, which are alot better.



Or these: http://www.purityproducts...dept_id=29

Purity Source vitamins are uber great.




Try to get multivitamins that are cold pressed. Heat pressing damages a lot of vitamins (much like cooking veggies diminishes their nutritional value).



how would one know how they are pressed?
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Reply #10 posted 10/22/09 9:55am

PanthaGirl

Bohemian67 said:

I never take any vitamin from any bottle, particularly a plastic one.
It's best to get it from your food in it's "purest" form, if that exists.


Ditto...and of course it does exist in purest form especially if U follow a healthy or organic diet. It is also completely false that food is so processed that it doesn't provide any goodness. Very few vitamins are affected by how it is cooked, like those in vegetables. To minimise this, use only a little water and cook for only a short time like stir frying or steaming. Environmental factors should be taken into consideration as well i.e. Vitamin D is also made in our bodies from sunlight on our skin.
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Reply #11 posted 10/22/09 9:55am

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My wife bought me banana, pumpkin, carrot, kidney been and black sesame seed milkshake today. Pretty sure it was packed with vitamins. smile
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Reply #12 posted 10/22/09 10:00am

Imago

ultrablue said:

My wife bought me banana, pumpkin, carrot, kidney been and black sesame seed milkshake today. Pretty sure it was packed with vitamins. smile

That actually would be much more affective than most vitamins

Pumpkins are loaded with good stuff. nod

I don't know anything about kidney beans (you misspelled 'bean' by the way), but I'm sure they're great too.

All remember, it's pronounced "Vite"-a-mins, not that silly 'Vit'-a-min garbage the Brits like to say. I swear, they murder the Queen Latifa's language all the time.
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Reply #13 posted 10/22/09 10:04am

Imago

veronikka said:

Imago said:

Neither is good.
For a few extra bucks you can get GNC vitamins, which are alot better.



Or these: http://www.purityproducts...dept_id=29

Purity Source vitamins are uber great.




Try to get multivitamins that are cold pressed. Heat pressing damages a lot of vitamins (much like cooking veggies diminishes their nutritional value).



how would one know how they are pressed?



Companies will advertise it.
You can google them too.

I think http://xtreme-vitamins.com/shop/Vitamin are all cold pressed.

Also, the "green drinks" which is another way of consuming vitamins are all cold-dried.


Centrum and one-a-day are heat pressed.
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Reply #14 posted 10/22/09 10:21am

veronikka

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Imago said:

veronikka said:




how would one know how they are pressed?



Companies will advertise it.
You can google them too.

I think http://xtreme-vitamins.com/shop/Vitamin are all cold pressed.

Also, the "green drinks" which is another way of consuming vitamins are all cold-dried.


Centrum and one-a-day are heat pressed.




good to know, thanks! smile
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Reply #15 posted 10/22/09 10:21am

NDRU

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I still take vitamins, but honestly have never noticed any difference between taking them & not taking them except for the color of my pee.
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Reply #16 posted 10/22/09 12:44pm

missfee

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Imago said:

Neither is good.
For a few extra bucks you can get GNC vitamins, which are alot better.



Or these: http://www.purityproducts...dept_id=29

Purity Source vitamins are uber great.




Try to get multivitamins that are cold pressed. Heat pressing damages a lot of vitamins (much like cooking veggies diminishes their nutritional value).

Okay so what about these? Are you saying that these are good to take?


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Reply #17 posted 10/22/09 12:50pm

CalhounSq

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What about gummy vitamins? lol I like them boxed
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Reply #18 posted 10/22/09 3:23pm

PunkMistress

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I take these:

It's what you make it.
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Reply #19 posted 10/22/09 3:26pm

Dayclear

Good question. I'll take any ones as long as they're not those Big pills! eek
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Reply #20 posted 10/22/09 3:27pm

NDRU

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Do you guys actually notice that vitamins make a difference in how you feel?
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Reply #21 posted 10/22/09 3:29pm

NDRU

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PunkMistress said:

I take these:



yes!

I'm a little torn, since we went millions of years without vitamin pills. But we also ate 100% organic, got more exercise, did not breath in lots of pollution, and died at 35 lol
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Reply #22 posted 10/22/09 3:41pm

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NDRU said:

PunkMistress said:

I take these:



yes!

I'm a little torn, since we went millions of years without vitamin pills. But we also ate 100% organic, got more exercise, did not breath in lots of pollution, and died at 35 lol


We also didn't have medicine or air conditioning, both of which I appreciate very much. Not to mention Internet porn.

But I digress. Supplements can be dangerous and deliver too much of a good thing, especially if you're already eating a balanced diet. Many vitamins and minerals can be toxic in excessive amounts, and lots of us already get enough. If you eat a fortified cereal for breakfast, for example, fortified bread throughout the day, fruit as a snack, and some meat and veggies for dinner, AND take a vitamin supplement, you've already far exceeded the recommended allowance for at least some of the vitamins and minerals. This can make you sick.

Also, whole foods deliver the vitamins packaged with all the thousands of phytonutrients and chemicals that they're supposed to come with, all of which work together to ensure optimum absorption and use by the body.

I'd only recommend supplementation to someone who really eats like shit (fast food, no fresh food) and doesn't plan on changing that.
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Reply #23 posted 10/22/09 4:39pm

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Imago said:

ultrablue said:

My wife bought me banana, pumpkin, carrot, kidney been and black sesame seed milkshake today. Pretty sure it was packed with vitamins. smile

That actually would be much more affective than most vitamins

Pumpkins are loaded with good stuff. nod

I don't know anything about kidney beans (you misspelled 'bean' by the way), but I'm sure they're great too.

All remember, it's pronounced "Vite"-a-mins, not that silly 'Vit'-a-min garbage the Brits like to say. I swear, they murder the Queen Latifa's language all the time.


'been' disbelief

Honestly, I'm not so fussy about my vitamins. I try to eat a balanced diet and I'm happy if I can pick up some reputable but cheap Boots vitamins when they're buy 2 get 1 free. They never exceed 100% for the RDA on anything. It's just a little boost, a backup. Even if my body only got 20 or 30% or something of what the bottle purports to provide it's ok. I'd never want to rely on them. In an average week I think I'd get pretty much everything I need. I could spend four times as much on some vitamins but I'd be left wondering why I wasn't just buying even more fruit and veg. or indeed something like that milkshake I had. Was so tasty too!
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Reply #24 posted 10/22/09 4:46pm

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ultrablue said:

Imago said:


That actually would be much more affective than most vitamins

Pumpkins are loaded with good stuff. nod

I don't know anything about kidney beans (you misspelled 'bean' by the way), but I'm sure they're great too.

All remember, it's pronounced "Vite"-a-mins, not that silly 'Vit'-a-min garbage the Brits like to say. I swear, they murder the Queen Latifa's language all the time.


'been' disbelief

Honestly, I'm not so fussy about my vitamins. I try to eat a balanced diet and I'm happy if I can pick up some reputable but cheap Boots vitamins when they're buy 2 get 1 free. They never exceed 100% for the RDA on anything. It's just a little boost, a backup. Even if my body only got 20 or 30% or something of what the bottle purports to provide it's ok. I'd never want to rely on them. In an average week I think I'd get pretty much everything I need. I could spend four times as much on some vitamins but I'd be left wondering why I wasn't just buying even more fruit and veg. or indeed something like that milkshake I had. Was so tasty too!


he misspelled "effective" lol
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Reply #25 posted 10/22/09 5:20pm

ultrablue

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NDRU said:

ultrablue said:



'been' disbelief

Honestly, I'm not so fussy about my vitamins. I try to eat a balanced diet and I'm happy if I can pick up some reputable but cheap Boots vitamins when they're buy 2 get 1 free. They never exceed 100% for the RDA on anything. It's just a little boost, a backup. Even if my body only got 20 or 30% or something of what the bottle purports to provide it's ok. I'd never want to rely on them. In an average week I think I'd get pretty much everything I need. I could spend four times as much on some vitamins but I'd be left wondering why I wasn't just buying even more fruit and veg. or indeed something like that milkshake I had. Was so tasty too!


he misspelled "effective" lol


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Reply #26 posted 10/23/09 1:32am

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NDRU said:

Do you guys actually notice that vitamins make a difference in how you feel?

I guess they keep me from feeling totally sluggish most days, they upgrade me to slightly sluggish nod
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Reply #27 posted 10/23/09 3:02am

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I've never taken a vitamin in all my life, except folic acid when preggers
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