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Author Topic: Multi vitamins, which ones to choose??  (Read 22152 times)

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Offline redhotmuslbear

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Re: Multi vitamins, which ones to choose??
« Reply #50 on: June 22, 2007, 11:51:35 AM »
I'm not sure why my body's reaction to the 2 brands are so different when the composition is supposed to be exactly the same between these 2 multis, but I can tell you the difference is drastic. Just my 2 cents.

Churck,
Virtually all pills, including vitamins and supplements, including some non-active ingedient to keep the active ingredients together.  It may be a gelatin capsule, a binder derived from plants or animals, or a soft candy shell (sorry, I couldn't resist).  My first thought in considering your different reaction to the pills is that either something was different about the state of your stomach or the vitamins used different non-active ingredients, and your stomach had an adverse reaction to the one.  There are also dyes and colorings to consider.

It sounds onerous, but you may want to contact each company and ask what non-active ingredients are in the pills and then compare them.  If one binder or coloring caused this reaction, it might do far worse things to you if taken in larger quantities.

Cheers,
DAvid
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - BF Skinner
12-31-09   222wks VL  2430 CD4 690 (37%)
09-30-09   208wks VL  2050  CD4 925 (42%)
06-25-08   143wks VL  1359  CD4 668 (32%)  CD8 885
02-11-08   123wks off meds:  VL 1364 CD4 892(40%/0.99 ratio)
10-19-07   112wks off meds:   VL 292  CD4 857(37%/0.85 ratio)

One copy of delta-32 for f*****d up CCR5 receptors, and an HLA B44+ allele for "CD8-mediated immunity"... beteer than winning Powerball, almost!

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Multi vitamins, which ones to choose??
« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2007, 04:59:39 PM »


I take centrum Silver ( multi-vitamin ) once a day, besides other things. One of the best things to do for yourself, is to eat properly. Read this article :

http://www.tpan.com/publications/pa/special_06/even_better.shtml



Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline redhotmuslbear

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Re: Multi vitamins, which ones to choose??
« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2007, 09:25:58 AM »
One of the best things to do for yourself, is to eat properly.


It's a peculiar phenomenon among Western people, more so with Americans and much more with HIVers, that we come to believe that ingredients for health come in a pill or two or twenty, instead of through our food, drink, and physical activity or lack thereof.  One of the best things I did for myself upon starting treatment back in 1998 after getting over hep A was to make and keep a series of appointments with an HIV nutritionist working at a local hospital.  I had already stuffed my head with lots of knowledge about vitamins and micronutrients, but the nutritionists helped break me out of the pill mindset and got me planning meals and snacks to keep me sated, energetic, and properly nourished.
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - BF Skinner
12-31-09   222wks VL  2430 CD4 690 (37%)
09-30-09   208wks VL  2050  CD4 925 (42%)
06-25-08   143wks VL  1359  CD4 668 (32%)  CD8 885
02-11-08   123wks off meds:  VL 1364 CD4 892(40%/0.99 ratio)
10-19-07   112wks off meds:   VL 292  CD4 857(37%/0.85 ratio)

One copy of delta-32 for f*****d up CCR5 receptors, and an HLA B44+ allele for "CD8-mediated immunity"... beteer than winning Powerball, almost!

Offline camille07

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Re: Multi vitamins, which ones to choose??
« Reply #53 on: June 29, 2007, 11:07:21 AM »

Check out New Chapter for multivits (www.new-chapter.com)...they're in a sort of food-base, probiotic, highly tolerable, super-critical standardize formula...I use their Men's Best Once Daily. 

I have using New Chapter's multi Women's Best Once Daily.  Very happy with it because it can be taken on an empty stomach.

I was taking primrose a few years back and had a problem with ovarian cysts as a result.  The primrose was egging them on, no pun intended.  But I believe each body is individualized and reacts differently to supplements and herbs.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2007, 11:11:12 AM by camille07 »

 


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