Has anyone noticed any improvemnt in their appearance after they began taking multivitamins on a daily regimen? Kelly mentioned something about her hair growing fast from vitamins. Has anyone here else ever had a similiar experience?
You might as well take them if you can remember. The only thing to watch out for is make sure that your multivitamin doesnt have TOO much of anything. Some have like 1000% daily value of vitamin C. I've heard that the excess minerals can build up in your kidneys and cause kidney stones.
Actually if you have kidney stones - try drinking lemonade.
"Regular consumption of the refreshing drink -- or even lemon juice mixed with water -- may increase the production of urinary citrate, a chemical in the urine that prevents the formation of crystals that may build up into kidney stones."
Vitamins are awesome! Everyone should take them. See, all the minerals and nutrients in the foods we eat (unless you're shopping organic) have been removed from the foods during processing.
What's put IN to the foods (hormones, antibiotics, etc) are causing major damage to our systems including obesity and girls starting their periods at 10 or even younger!
Go organic, get off prescription meds (go herbal!) and take your vitamins and minerals.
I don't think the nutrients in our food sources aren't removed during processing unless you are talking about those that are cooked, canned, etc - yes! But fresh ones wouldn't fall into that category - however because our soils are so depleted from the vital nutrients it's necessary to get them elsewhere. Organic usually only means that pesticides are used on them. Meats, unless they state otherwise, are most definitely pumped up with hormones and antibiotics! Then you have gene altered produce that comes into play (you can usually tell if something has been altered when you drive in the countryside and look at fields of corn, etc - if there is a sign posting a # or similar). Just like many of our tomatoes grown - are hybridized so that the skin is tougher so machines won't damage them in picking process. It's always better to get local produce that's not produced in such a way. And if possible - DON'T buy canned vegetables - buy fresh or frozen not precooked.
Defnitely like skincareteacher said - get off prescription meds if you can or find a natural solution - it's the synthetics that are killing us! Also look into homeopathic ways.
Bad Cat - I can't stand plain water most times also and a lot (IMHO) depends on what brand. I found that if I don't like it (I won't drink it) so I put a little bit of lemon in the water. Not enough to change it so it's sour but enough that it gives it a little flavor. You could even try lime! I can't do some of the already flavored waters because some contain Splenda and I won't use Splenda anymore after finding out it was the cause of my IBS. (once I stopped using it - no more IBS problems at all).
actually, i never notice a difference in the way i feel or look when i take my multivitamin though i take it anyways and its a really good one for women. im guessing its because i do eat mostly everything fresh and organic (mom's cooking) and i dont know, im just overall pretty healthy? but i DO notice a huge difference when i take 2 tbsp of flaxseed oil or 2 1000-dose black currant pills. those things will make your skin look fantastic! (glowing, smooth, faster healing, suppleness) they contain a lot of omega 3's like bad cat said and almost no other food will supply you with omega3's besides fish and too much fish can contain too much mercury.
Just a side note as a little warning, make sure thatthe vitamins you take are made to pharmaceutical grade otherwise you really don't know what your taking. It's stupid but unlike food, unless it's made to pharmaceutical grade, what's on the label doesn't have to be in the pot and what's in the pot doesn't have to be on the label (obviously within reason). Making product's to pharmaceutical does cost so the cheapest products most likely will not be
The brand I use is from Mannatech. From what I've experienced and what I've heard from other people, best I know of. Plus they're made to pharmaceutical grade so you know exactly what your'e getting. The company sell through network marketing (mlm) so your paying for pharmaceutical grade products, commision for people that referr you and the actual product so it is a bit expensive, but with supplements, you get what you pay for