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Vitamins 6 months 1 week ago #3171968

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I take vit. D.
I started a couple of months ago and I am still deficient.
I also live in a place where there is sunshine all year around and try to eat food like salmon and dairy products, so I don't know why my body doesn't absorb any of it.
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Vitamins 6 months 1 week ago #3171971

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Most people don't need Vitamin supplements if they are eating a healthy well balanced diet, although certain groups at risk from deficiency may need supplements.
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Vitamins 6 months 1 week ago #3171975

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I had cod liver oil & malt as a school child until 11, since then no extra vitamins. I eat mainly - fresh healthy food.!
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I take Vitamin D 10gm daily on advice from my GP for my low immune system. The body does not store Vitamin D, and the calcium in milk is not absorbed into the body without Vitamin D.

I also take a multi vitamin (without iron) daily.

Only on today's news it was reported that processed meat, more than the recommended amount eaten daily, can cause bowel cancer................the worst being sausages, ham and bacon.......thinking about it, the only meat that is not processed today is a lump of fresh beef/chicken/turkey/pork that you cook yourself.

We are not fond of a lot of meat, but we all need protein in our diets. 1 free range egg is better for us than 2 battery hen eggs.

Our diets have become very difficult as our fruit and veg is all sprayed with chemicals of differing variety. Our meat.........well all farmed animals are given steroids and antibiotics etc.....

Best grow as much yourself as possible, even a couple tomatoes are good. I used to grow new potatoes and also runner beans in big tubs in our garden. I still grow tomatoes and cucumbers in our greenhouse. I did grow some blueberries and blackcurrants but the bushes grew too big for my little patch of garden. Lettuce is easy to grow, in between the tomato plants, and just pick off a couple leaves at a time for a sandwich, not the whole lettuce. So just growing a little can help. Can grow in a window box, also on a window cill.
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Vitamins 6 months 1 week ago #3172225

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eleramune wrote: I take vit. D.
I started a couple of months ago and I am still deficient.
I also live in a place where there is sunshine all year around and try to eat food like salmon and dairy products, so I don't know why my body doesn't absorb any of it.


A friend of mine has a D deficiency and takes periodic injections. Like you, her body does not absorb calcium. Have you tried over the counter boosters such as Viactiv? These are calcium chewables, safe and tasty. Good luck.

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Vitamins 6 months 1 week ago #3172227

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I was advised by my optician to take "Ocuvite" which contains lutein,omega 3, zinc and vitamins C and E to
promote eye health and prevent macular degeneration. Lots of green leafy vegetables are recommended as well.
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Vitamins 6 months 1 week ago #3172231

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Yes I do take a multivitamin , ginger , although I’m a veggie I take a fish oil , you should put your health before other strongly held beliefs.
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Vitamins 5 months 2 weeks ago #3187857

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I like the sound of them but do they work , I dont think so

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