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No vitamin pills for me! I figure with what I get in the protein powder ,Cliff Bars, and food that I don't really need them. I think alot of those vitamins just pass right through you anyway!
 

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Multi-vitamins are supposed to fill in the gaps that a good diet leaves. Don't rely on them! Having said that . . . they're not a bad idea. I use twinlabs once a day vitamins.

O ya . . . powerbars have tons of vitamins btw. If it wasn't for me loving the taste of clif bars, I would munch on powerbars instead.
 

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cscarter said:
Just wondering what multi-vitamins, if any, do those of you take.. if you take any.. ?
SuperNutrition Opti-pac, (ideally) twice/day. plus Liquid Liver Supplements (sounds yummy doesn't it?!) with a glass of juice high in vit C for iron (i'm battling anemia). and a healthy diet.

as an athlete your body requires more of the daily nutirents than the average person. as such, if you are training, it's tough to eat a diet that has everything your body needs. unfortunately, as one of the other posters said, most multivitamins just pass right through your system with your body absorbing few, if any of the nutrients. if you're going to take a multivitamin you need to select one that is easily absorbed (one that contains colloidal minerals is generally recommended) and doesn't upset your stomach. also, some vitamins & minerals require other vitamins/minerals in their natural state (i.e., not in pill form) to aid in absorption - e.g., iron from sources like spinach or the liquid liver supplement i mentioned earlier require vitamin C for absorption. the vitamin C must come from a food rather than a pill for it to help with the absorption of the iron.

anyway, just my $0.02. :)

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*rt* said:
SuperNutrition Opti-pac, (ideally) twice/day. plus Liquid Liver Supplements (sounds yummy doesn't it?!) with a glass of juice high in vit C for iron (i'm battling anemia). and a healthy diet.

as an athlete your body requires more of the daily nutirents than the average person. as such, if you are training, it's tough to eat a diet that has everything your body needs. unfortunately, as one of the other posters said, most multivitamins just pass right through your system with your body absorbing few, if any of the nutrients. if you're going to take a multivitamin you need to select one that is easily absorbed (one that contains colloidal minerals is generally recommended) and doesn't upset your stomach. also, some vitamins & minerals require other vitamins/minerals in their natural state (i.e., not in pill form) to aid in absorption - e.g., iron from sources like spinach or the liquid liver supplement i mentioned earlier require vitamin C for absorption. the vitamin C must come from a food rather than a pill for it to help with the absorption of the iron.

anyway, just my $0.02. :)

rt
Thanks good info..
 
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