Taking a multivitamin... waste of $$?

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  1. igo4bmx

    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    I take a multi everyday (nothing spectacular, just centrum) and some dude I know is saying its a complete waste of money. he even countered the argument with the typical super smart google reply

    thoughts?
     
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    fuck him, i take vita c and vita d
     
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    well i only read the last link you posted:
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000569.htm

    i see nothing in that article regarding vitamin supplementation. all it talks about is the indications of B12 deficiency. if anything, the article is SUPPORTING vitamin supplements?

    what credentials does this 'some dude you know' guy have?
     
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    Man Bear Pig Banned

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    There are certain ones which should be taken like vitamin D. But if you are eating a good diet, vitamin supplementation is worthless.
     
  5. igo4bmx

    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    i argued that the reason people supplement is b/c 99% of the public does not eat properly to get all the nutrients they need.
     
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    Even on a lower carb diet I get 300% of my DRVs, except for vitamin D.
     
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    ZACKMORRIS Active Member

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    I was considering taking a multivitamin but hadn't decided on which one yet. I eat relatively healthy now, but don't think I get it all anyway.
     
  8. grimstone

    grimstone magic murda bag OT Supporter

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    taking a one a day centruim type is pretty worthless. find a good one that gets vitamins from a natural source not synthetic. a good multi is more insurance its hard to get everything you need from just food.
     
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    Disagree.

    Agree.
     
  10. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    If they are worthless why am I jacked now that I take Animal Pak?? :coolugh:
     
  11. BoypussY

    BoypussY game over.

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    meh...im still gonna take mine.
     
  12. timberwolf

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    I like the joint complex in mine.
     
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    i usually cut my centrum up into 5 or 6 smaller pieces to help with absorption since it's so dense and difficult to digest. not sure if this helps or not but i figure it can't hurt
     
  14. grimstone

    grimstone magic murda bag OT Supporter

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    centrum sucks
     
  15. igo4bmx

    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    The dad of a guy i know invented centrum- those rich bastards
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    I like animal flex. I have a "bad" shoulder ... the bad one now hurts less and has more movement then the good one. :eek4:
     
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    Vitamin S is no waste of money.
     
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    I take Animal Pak/Flex/Omega. I will till I die.
     
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    well it makes for some pretty sweet piss ...
     
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    I take the Kirkland/Costco brand.

    I am aware that most of it won't be absorbed. People that eat well (I include myself in this) shouldn't really need it.

    Most of the public, who tend to eat like shit, could benefit from it. Ironically, the ones that take it regularly probably need it the least.

    I take mine because I don't eat much dairy and it provides a good source of calcium and vit D. I also like the extra vit C and zinc it has.

    It's far cheaper to purchase a multi than to purchase each of those separately.
     
  21. pollux

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    I have both Optimen and Orange Triad..

    I don't take full dose for either one. I do notice that if I take 2 triad pills (1 of 3 servings) I feel more pumped, possibly from the B vitamins
     
  22. Bacchus

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    mountain dew pee ftw
     
  23. joed1228

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    Take one, it's worth the peace of mind and if a bottle of multi vitamins is breaking the bank maybe you need to surf OT less and work a few more hours.

    Dont over think the simple shit. Take it, your more than likely going to use part of it and piss the rest out. Get over it.
     
  24. Damnation

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    when do you bros take it? i just take it at random times of the day :o
     
  25. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    with meals
     
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