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Author Topic: HIV-specific vitamins?  (Read 3683 times)

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Offline J220

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HIV-specific vitamins?
« on: December 01, 2006, 02:40:54 PM »
I have been trying to find vitamins speficically formulated for hiv-positive people and the only thing i found was the k-pax, which is absurdly overpriced. I'm wondering then, what would be the market for me to create an hiv-specific multivitamin? I am thinking along the lines of a formulation wth regular multivitamins, along with selenium and other minerals, lipoic acid, aminoacids, and other natural supplements that are usually recommended by nutritionists and doctors for pos people. I found a lot of sites with good info and I think I can put together a great formula.

Formulation would be in a capsule, taken once a day (maybe divided into two capsules, otherwise the capsule size would be large). I could probably create a product like this so that a month's supply would go for under $25 bucks or so. What does eveybody think? Is this something I should consider? Even though it would obviously be a commercial venture, I think it would still be of help, considering that the afore-mentioned vitamin costs like $80 a month, or more for their "double" formula. I know carnitine is expensive but that's ridiculous. Any thoughts welcome.
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Offline bobino

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Re: HIV-specific vitamins?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006, 06:28:12 PM »

I think it's a great idea.  You'd just need to get some advice on what should go into the pills.  Perhaps you could consult with nutritionists who specialize in HIV+ people and/or with some HIV docs with expertise in this area. 

I can tell you that I'd certainly buy something like that if it were appropriately priced.  Right now, I buy several bottles of vitamins and minerals trying to put together all the things that I hear that HIV+ people need.  If somebody could come up with an "all in one" supplement, it'd definitely be on my grocery list.

So, my advice is to pursue this.  I think it sounds like a win-win situation -- it would certainly fill a need for HIV+ people, and it ought to make money for whoever comes up with it.  I say go for it.
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