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Old 12-10-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
Brandon Petersen
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Multi Vitamin

Please Note: if you are going to respond with the, "I dont believe in supplements bull$hit", please save it.

If I thought i could eat enough veggies, fruits whatever, do get all i need i would, but i simply dont. So for the time being, with my schedule and amount of training and workouts i do, i feel more comfortable Vitamins.

So, anyone have suggestions on a great Multi Vitamin, and where i could purchase?

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Old 12-10-2008, 12:40 PM   #2
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Re: Multi Vitamin

I take the CVS brand multi-vitamin.

They may work, they may not. I don't care, it's cheap and it can't hurt. The one suggestion I've followed is to make sure not to take a multi-vitamin with excessive levels of any vitamin. I tried to look for one that was 100% RDV or less for each, but couldn't do it, so I've got 150% of some stuff. No biggie. But taking 300% vitamin C is a waste, as your body won't store it anyway.

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Old 12-10-2008, 12:52 PM   #3
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Re: Multi Vitamin

I looked into this and had a hell of a time finding any consistent info. The problem is that so much of what is advised everywhere is based on conventional wisdom on the one end, and the "average person" on the other.

I take a sport multi from AST (you can Google it - I don't want to provide a link and be accused of spamming or advertising or something). It's got a good price and pretty good reviews to comparable sport multi's.

That said, I'm almost out and about to cycle off of them and seeing if it will have any noticeable effect on my performance at all.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:58 PM   #4
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Re: Multi Vitamin

If you have unlimited moneys then buy Mark Sissons Multi.

For people who arnt rich, Puritans Pride makes a very solid multi, heres a good one without Iron.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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Re: Multi Vitamin

I take Centrum.

I've tracked my food on And, problem is, that even on days when I'm eating tons of veggies and fruits, it still never adds up to 100% of everything. There's almost no way I could eat that much more to meet the RDA's.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:42 PM   #6
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Re: Multi Vitamin

I use New Chapter Every man II. It is whole food based. Due a search for businesses with the best price and free shipping if you spend a certain amount. Unfortunately a lot of the products out there is synthetic based.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:34 PM   #7
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Re: Multi Vitamin

I used to take lots of vitams. A good family friend is a rep for Shackley. They're expensive, but supposed to be worth it. She claims that most are inferior. One criticism is the calcium. Most vitamins get it from calcium carbonate. Some studies have proven it to be bad for you, hard for the body to process.

I can't afford her vitams, I used to take GNC. I haven't taken any since I've been on Paleo.

NBC did a story on multi vitams this morning saying they weren't nearly what they were cracked up to be.

If you read the The Paleo Diet, it actuall shows that you get tons of vitamins and minerals from your meats, in addition to your fruits and veggies.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:59 PM   #8
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Re: Multi Vitamin

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I eat such large quanities of vegetables most people would not be able to handle the fiber. However, despite the fact that just one vegetable can have over 200 nutrients and phytochemicals, I still take a multi-vitamin.

I wouldn't put much faith in the RDI/RDV/RDA %. They were designed recommendations for daily MINIMUMS. I would respectfully disagree with the crossfitter who mentioned taking 300% Vitamin C excessive. Thats about 100mg. The RDI was set to minimum levels to prevent Scurvy. However, as CrossFit HQ has pointed out, exercise generates oxidative stress through the production of free radicals. (Ever notice how lifetime runners age?) CrossFits philosphy of short but intense workouts is one way to be fit but eliminate unneccessary and premature aging. Another means is to increase your intake of anti-oxidants including Vitamin C as compensation. Although the observation is correct, Vitamin C will be flushed from the system, you can simply take a timed-release formula, a better absorbed and sustained form than plain ascorbic acid, or eat/consume Vitamin C/rich foods that contain it often through out the day and especially around workouts.

I would consider multi-vitamins just one of many tools in your arsenal for optimal health.

Good luck whatever you choose.

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Old 12-10-2008, 03:11 PM   #9
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Re: Multi Vitamin

I take the GNC Mega Men Sports Vitapaks. But, I know next to nothing about nutrition and have never looked at the label to see the facts. I just kinda transitioned into them from having taken the GNC Mega Men vitamin throughout college. I do notice that I feel better overall during periods that I am taking them consistently. I just started the zone diet yesterday, so depending on how that goes, I may stop taking them down the road.

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Old 12-10-2008, 03:27 PM   #10
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Re: Multi Vitamin

Beverly Nutrition Super Pak. End of story. I get mine at Cheap


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