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Do you take supplements?? What kind do you take?

I take a liquid sea vegetable and aloe vera supplement, and also a take another liquid formula that has chromium picolinate, L-Phenylanlanine and Melatonin (plus more, dont remember off the top of my head) to help me sleep at night. I sleep so good now days. These two products have helped me so much. What do you guys take?


Thu. Sep 14, 9:58pm

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i take glucosamine/chondroitin supplements for my sore joints

Thursday, September 14, 2006, 10:13 PM

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Are you getting everything your body needs to work right?

Nutrition is the key. I had the same problem. Then I started taking 2 supplements for other reasons and it also ended up helping me with this problem as well. First of all you need to get to bed early so that you can allow yourself at lest 8 hours of sleep and drink lots of water during the day and a glass before bed. Even if you are taking supplements now they may not be providing you with what your body needs. Now when its time to get up its so easy I don’t have that feeling of “I just need a few more mins” feeling anymore. I just get up and go!! I take a liquid sea vegetable and aloe vera supplement, and also I take another liquid formula that has chromium picolinate, L-Phenylanlanine and Melatonin to help with my weight loss and it helps me sleep at night. I sleep so well now days. These two products have helped me so much. And my supplements are all natural and non- habit forming.
The link below will show you what I take.


Friday, September 15, 2006, 9:01 AM

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Glucosamine (I found a new vegetarian formula at GNC). I have noticed an improvement in my knees and hips after only three weeks.

Also calcium and B vitamins.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 11:24 AM

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Is this a spam post?? The first and third posters sound a little too similar... and it's the same link.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 11:26 AM

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seems fishy...or rather spammy...

Friday, September 15, 2006, 11:35 AM

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I post the first one,, it was not spam,, the second one I wanted to post on another one for someone else, but I was doing to much at one time posted it in the wronge place. sorry

Friday, September 15, 2006, 12:55 PM

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so does that indicate that this type of supplement affects one's thinking?

Friday, September 15, 2006, 12:58 PM

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ok,, go ahead and be a smart "A",,, there are lots in every group. If you dont like the thread dont read it or repond to it......... its as easy as that....... Every one else shares what works for them,, and so can I,, I was just trying to help,,,,,,,,, I have been reading some of these threads and there are way to many Smart "A's" out this on this site,,,,,,,,,,,,,, So, for me I will just stay with my group and the drama queens can have the thread!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 15, 2006, 1:39 PM

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there is a difference between a smart a** and a little humor, no? and no one has bashed the thread topic, just questioned the validity. i think you cleared up the notion that it was spam...

Friday, September 15, 2006, 1:45 PM

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to poster at 11:24 AM

How has your knees and hips improved? I walk for about 7 hrs while I work and my knees get VERY sore...what does Glucosamine do? Thanks in advance!

Friday, September 15, 2006, 5:56 PM

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not the 11:24 poster but with regards to Glucosamine. I have recently been considering taking this myself and have been doing some looking into it. Thus here is what I have read and heard in a nutshell.

it is the combination of Glucosamine and Chrondroitin together that is effective and it allegedly helps with elasticity of your cartilage, thus allowing your joints to be more flexible and absorb shock better. I first heard about it when my aunt, a former nurse who runs a medical research foundation, recommended it to my parents. In a study on arthritis patients it provided pain relief approximately equivalent to drugs like ibuprofen and asprin (over the counter strength). There are also indications that it can prevent and/or slow the breakdown of cartilage (as in osteo-arthritis). There is a long-term study on this being conducted by the National Institute of health that I will be watching. My mother absolutely swears by it and i began thinking about using it because I noticed my hip was rather sore after a long hike a little while ago. Generally I am very leery of claims by non-regulated supplements, but since I've been doing my research on this one I am encouraged. It looks like it can back up its claims. If I do start using it I will report back after a few weeks with any noticable effects.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 6:28 PM

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6:28 poster again

Initially I thought this was spam too and admit I had a bit of a chuckle over 12:58's humorous comment. I really didn't see it as thread bashing either. I have to say the topic is quite relavent but certainly you can see how someone with an agenda would find it easy to join various message boards simply to do product placement? Thanks for stopping back in and clearing things up.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 6:35 PM

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If you're trying to figure out the best course of supplementation for your individual needs, that's pretty much what Naturopathic doctors specialize in. Just try to find one who doesn't push his/her own overpriced product line.

Saturday, September 16, 2006, 12:07 AM

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I take a lot of supplements because 3 times a week i shape my muscles in the gym so i need more vitamins, minerals and stuff than regular people who watch tv in their free time ;) The supplement that gives me the most is NO Xplode: it's a vitamin, mineral, creatine and nitrix oxide mix. I Loveee it :)


Monday, October 27, 2008, 8:11 AM

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For those of you taking the Glucosamine-chondroitin, have any of you tried the "Supple" drink? I've heard a lot of good things about it and they state that many of the supplements sold in stores do not have the pure quality that this drink does. My husband first saw it on an infomercial so I googled it to see if I could get more info with no pressure and they guarantee it's effects within one week or your money back. I've been trying to get non biased reviews before I plunge in and buy it so I was just wondering if anyone else has tried it. I'm only 39 and have recently had some serious health injuries that have caused arthritis type symptoms so I'm desparate to try something that may help.

Monday, October 27, 2008, 9:07 AM

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Another creatine lover here..

I also supplement with creatine, and have found that it REALLY amps up my workouts. I do cycle it out for a month a quarter, just so my body doesn't get too used to the extra boost.
I also take a multi, fish oil caps, and glucosamine.

Monday, October 27, 2008, 12:19 PM

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I take supplements prescribed by my doctor, but I can buy them anywhere. They don't have to be the specific brands from the pharmacy attached to the clinic. This is what I take every day:

multi vitamin/mineral for women over 50, 1 every morning
niacin, 3 caplets every morning
vitamin D 1000 units, 1 caplet every morning
fish oil, 3 capsules with each meal
calcium citrate,1 caplet in the morning and 1 in the evening

The multi has all the other vitamins in it, but because of heart and bone issues, I need to take extra. I've been doing this since May and so far I feel it helping me a little. Less chest pain and less bone pain. That makes it so much easier to be able to exercise to help lose more weight than just changing the way I eat. Since May I came down from 327 lbs to 294 lbs. Maybe it doesn't seem like a whole lot but it's huge to me. Because I was previously gaining that much every year.

Monday, October 27, 2008, 12:42 PM

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