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Author Topic: minerals in multi vitamins - any reason why i shouldnt take them?  (Read 3062 times)

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Offline rubbaducki

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Hello everyone. Hope you're all well?

A couple of quick questions:-

Is there any reason why I should not take minerals in my multi vitamin tablet?  I dont honestly know why I cant, but people say not to ( for example, no iron ). There must be a reason, but no one seems to want to tell me!!!!

I am on meds - kaletra and Truvada

Also, does anyone know of any interactions with these meds and supplements. I wanna take NAC and Alpha Lipoic Acid on top of my mulitivit/mineral

I took these when not on meds and they worked very well so I'm assuming I can continue that?

One final thing, I read somehere briefly that I should stop taking NAC 2 weeks before my liver tests as it can interfere with these results? Any thoughts on this

Simple questions I thought, but my health adviser is useless... Need help form the real experts... your good selves   ;D

Thanks xxx[/glow]

Offline tash08

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Re: minerals in multi vitamins - any reason why i shouldnt take them?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 07:39:07 PM »
Iron may be a problem for people with HIV/AIDS as it can increase the activity of some bacteria. Supplements that do not contain iron are therefore better.
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Re: minerals in multi vitamins - any reason why i shouldnt take them?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 07:01:14 AM »
Excess iron is a heart attack risk for men.  Multivitamin makers started making different mens and womens vitamins about 10 years ago after various studies came out with that result.

More generally, my doctors were concerned about any extra strain on the kidneys from a multimineral, since the viread in truvada already can cause kidney problems.
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Re: minerals in multi vitamins - any reason why i shouldnt take them?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 12:42:28 AM »

the above link cites potential issues associated with HARRT and excess Iron. Therefore, and I believe with certain meds, iron supplementation is not recommended. However, this simply depends on who you are and if it is an issue or not.

I do not have an Iron deficiency, so my supplementation does not include added iron. Supplements without iron are available.

As to other minerals, you know that those stating that all you need is a good diet, have a point. But what is a "good" diet to get the minerals you need? Minerals like Chromium, which used to be plentiful in corn, but not so much anymore. (soil depletion).

The multi I take, designed for immune impacted folks like ourselves, has the following formulation.

It is by amni a Douglas Labs company, Added Protection III (AMNI)

B-Complex Vitamins:
Vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate) 100 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 50 mg
Niacin (a form of Vitamin B3). 40 mg
Niacinamide (a form of Vitamin B3) 150 mg
Pantothenic Acid (B5, d-calcium form) 400 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 50 mg
Folic acid 800 mcg
Vitamin B12(on ion exchange resin) 100 mcg
Biotin 300 mcg
Choline (bitartrate) 150 mg

Other Vitamins:
Vitamin A (palmitate, water soluble) 10,000 IU
Beta Carotene (added Vitamin A activity) 5,000 IU
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid, corn-free) 1200 mg
Vitamin D-3 (fish liver oil) 200 IU
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 400 IU
Vitamin K-1 (phytonadione) 60 mcg

Calcium (citrate ascorbate) 500 mg
Magnesium (aspartate-ascorbate complex) 500 mg
Potassium (aspartate-ascorbate complex) 99 mg
Copper (amino acid chelate) 2 mg
Manganese (aspartate-ascorbate complex) 20 mg
Zinc (amino acid chelate) 30 mg
Iodine (kelp) 150 mcg
Chromium GTF (bioactive ChromeMate form) 200 mcg
Selenium (amino acid complex) 200 mcg
Molybdenum (amino acid chelate) 150 mcg
Vanadyl sulfate (vanadium amino acid chelate) 200 mcg
Boron (aspartate-citrate) 2 mg

Other Ingredients:
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) 50 mg
Inositol (B-complex growth factor) 50 mg
Bioflavonoids (from citrus fruit) 100 mg
Methionine (DL-form, amino acid) 62.5 mg
Cysteine (L-form, amino acid) 250 mg
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