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    What vitamins do you take?

    It's not easy keeping on top of one's health in lockdown, but now more than ever just as important.

    I take one of each of these a day...
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    What about you?

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    2 x 1000mg Omega 3 oil capsules
    2 x 1000mg Vitamin C Effervescents (with 15mg Zinc)
    1 x Multi Vitamin & Iron tablet
    1 x Vitamin B Complex tablet

    Every day.

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    Vitamins are a scam. If you eat a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg you are getting all you need.

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    Magnesium every day is a must have. Even with a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg I get muscle cramps without supplementation.

    Protein powder. I could have a healthy meal but after the gym it's cheaper and quicker to neck a shake and get back to work.

    Vitamin D if I'm working inside a lot/winter time.

    Caffeine on a Monday morning.
    Dear Anti-vaxers: Enjoy your free trial.

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    Cyrille I need a grammar check....

    Supplement can be a noun or a verb...

    ...the suffix ation is used to turn a verb into a noun...common (mainly US) thing to do.

    So why not use supplement instead of the horrible supplementation...?

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    Magnesium to ward off muscle cramps.

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    Half an adult multivitamin and half an adult vitamin C for the Boys and the Adults.

    That's it ... the SWIMBO takes a few other things, no idea what.

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    Oh ... I'm currently also taking a Probiotic and drink Filmjölk with Lactobacillus acidophilus (think thick drinking yogurt).

    I was on anti-biotics for almost 9 months and that devastates your gut microbiota.

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    One tip for taking larger tablets.

    Grab a glass of water, a straw, pop the tablet in your mouth and suck the water through the straw, goes down easy as.

    The thicker straws seem to work better.

    I had problems taking tablets till I, by chance did that ... swear by it now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Vitamins are a scam. If you eat a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg you are getting all you need.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Magnesium to ward off muscle cramps.
    once a month when the curse arrives?
    What is it with all you fuckers getting muscle cramps.

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    Yawn.

    Why did the mods delete those posts?

    They were on topic, respectful to each poster and led to a healthy discussion about the fruit and veg intake of Thai people, which is surely relevant to the forum. Yet we see shitfest after shiftest allowed to prosper elsewhere.

    Absolutely ridiculous- again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Yawn.

    Why did the mods delete those posts?

    They were on topic, respectful to each poster and led to a healthy discussion about the fruit and veg intake of Thai people, which is surely relevant to the forum. Yet we see shitfest after shiftest allowed to prosper elsewhere.

    Absolutely ridiculous- again.

    Indeed.
    What are they afraid of.

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    Just checked where our posts went because, as agreed, there were on topic and respectfull.

    Not deleted.

    Appears a new thread started ... Do Thais eat enough fruit and vegetables? 5 a day and the like

    It is, what it is ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Just checked where our posts went because, as agreed, there were on topic and respectfull.

    Not deleted.

    Appears a new thread started ... Do Thais eat enough fruit and vegetables? 5 a day and the like

    It is, what it is ...
    I don't see the point in that at all.

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    ...Vitamin D (doctor's recommendation) daily as I avoid the sun like a vampire...all other vitamins and minerals come from a balanced diet...as they should...unless medical tests indicate otherwise, supplements are a waste of money (though they do enrich the urine)...I note here that the notoriously overpriced GNC is going out of business...
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    I have 4 either boiled, fried or scrambled eggs every morning along with my 1 meal a day normally in the evening.

    Works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    once a month when the curse arrives?
    What is it with all you fuckers getting muscle cramps.
    Usually the day after a long run. Or the older I get. After any run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Vitamins are a scam. If you eat a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg you are getting all you need.
    Concur. But I still take a multivitamin daily just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Vitamins are a scam. If you eat a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg you are getting all you need.
    I take none. As above Vitamins are a marketing scam and what I have always found funny if you look at the RDA of multi vitamins why would people want to take 3 to 4x what is required. Just eat right.

    For you people with cramps, walk more, stay hydrated and eat food with potassium and Vitamin B.

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    I think my magnesium is a mineral but it is in beer.

    A few of my running mates also take turmeric for its anti inflammatory properties. i think that is a herb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Vitamin D (doctor's recommendation) daily as I avoid the sun like a vampire
    Taking Vitamin D whilst living in Thailand? You only need 10 to 15 minutes on the balcony or a walk to the 7/11 a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Usually the day after a long run. Or the older I get. After any run.
    Potassium is good for this as well.



    I take quite a bit of vitamins because I am on a pretty strict diet and don't get alot of stuff, like Calcium.

    I take Calcium-Magnesium mix, Omega 3's, multi-vitamin, potassium. Been doing this for four months as it is part of a program I am doing where I've lost 30 pounds on it. It is low carb, no sugar, no dairy.. lots of protein and veggies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Vitamins are a scam. If you eat a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg you are getting all you need.
    Largely agree with you, as a Vegan I do take the occasional B12 (either methylcobalamin or cyanocobalamin) After 14 yrs Vegan my levels are about 675 pmole/L, which I am very happy with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Just eat right.

    For you people with cramps, walk more, stay hydrated and eat food with potassium and Vitamin B.
    Just eat right? food is now grown for profit - not nutrition, are you sure the soil has all the nutrients you believe you are getting from "eating right"? The soil in Thailand has little nutrients in it, if the correct nutrients are being added - all well and good, most people are deficient in Magnesium, Selenium & Zinc and don't get enough Vit C.
    I supplement and get tested yearly for deficiency's, have done for many years, even with supplementation still end up deficient, sure some Vit's are wasted, pee on the garden, put them to good use, the cost at the end of the day is pennies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    I supplement and get tested yearly for deficiency's,
    As one gets older, deficiencies can occur because the body becomes less adept at processing nutrients.

    This is particularly true of the deficiencies JPPR mentions.

    It doesn't necessarily indicate a deficiency in the average inhabitant's diet.

    Supplementation is a good idea, but some supplements are not really that cheap on a local's budget.

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