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by 952 · about 4 hours ago

This NY Times article got me thinking: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/opinion/sunday/skip-the-supplements.html What do you think? Do you know which companies are U.S.P. Verified? Thanks! (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · December 27, 2013 at 3:39 AM

I think that optimally, you should get all your nutrients from food, but in a world with depleted soil and reverse osmosis water, some supplements may be needed to fill in the gaps.

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by 598 · about 4 hours ago

Just how much iodine is too much? Some seem to think it's pretty much "the more the better" within the realm of reason. People point out, for instance, that the Japanese get many many times more iodine than Americans. I've been supplementing... (more)

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somestranger 0 · November 23, 2013 at 7:12 PM

As long as you're taking around 200mcg/day of selenium then you can go upwards of 50mg/day on iodine. I think if you are iodine sufficient then about 1-5mg/day (from Lugol's solution or Iodoral which contain both iodide and iodine) would be a... (more)

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by 438 · about 4 hours ago

For my toddler, I am considering purchasing a multivitamin: http://www.vitacost.com/rainbow-light-kids-one-multistars-fruit-punch-90-chewable-tablets I'm undecided, with the following arguments on each side: Pro-vitamin: As a toddler,... (more)

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samc 0 · October 16, 2013 at 12:09 AM

I gave my kids vitamins off and on over the years. Kids are pretty hard to break so not giving them vitamins early on won't destroy them. If they are eating a good mostly junk free low carb, low sugar diet you can skip them. I'd suggest running... (more)

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by 121 · about 4 hours ago

Hi! Due to leg cramping at night, I added Morton's Lite Salt to my diet at the suggestion of a question here on Paleohacks. It contains potassium and magnesium. However, that's not all it contains: it also includes some other additives... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 20, 2013 at 4:04 PM

LOL, dextrose. Dextrose is just another name for glucose, plain and simple. For where it is in the list, it's probably a miniscule amount per serving, even if you have to watch your sugar intake. However, why, why, why do we need to sweeten our... (more)

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by 529 · about 4 hours ago

Vitamin K2 ((Activator X) from Dr. Weston A. Price's work) seems very potentially crucial to overall health and longevity. There are studies linking healing of calcification in arteries via K2. It activates vitamines A & D. There are... (more)

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glib 0 · August 13, 2013 at 1:04 AM

If you are focusing on K2 alone, natto is off scale. For zinc, by far the best common source is beef. It is not nearly as high as oysters, but when you compare daily eating of beef with once a year oyster platter, beef dominates. You want to make... (more)

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by 529 · about 4 hours ago

Hello! I have recently been consuming somewhat large amounts of Vitamin A (1-3 tbsp cod-liver oil with D destroyed, presumably through processing, but 425-1500IU Vitamin A/tsp./1-3 days, .5 lb of grass-fed beef liver(once, not daily :-)),... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 20, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Lol, you are consuming 2-3 Tablespoons (my cod liver oil has 4300iu/teaspoon), and half a pound of grassfed liver per day. You should DEFINITELY be taking a d3 with that... Also, you should maybe calm down with the megadoses of vitamin a? Are you... (more)

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by 78 · about 4 hours ago

I'm looking mostly to achieve weight loss, get my digestion and insulin sensitivity back in line and to minimize inflammation. I have persistent adult acne and achy joints so trying to avoid eggs, nightshades etc. I'm looking to do a plan that... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · April 18, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Forget organic. Forget supplements. It seems like most of your budget will go towards supplements, leaving barely anything for food. If you're using a separate budget for supplements... think about it, why not just add that money to your food... (more)

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by 71 · about 4 hours ago

Hi all, I've been low carb for about 11 years (on and off; 3 pregnancies, when off a gain and subsequent loss of close to 80 lbs 3 times) so I am not completely new to the party. Low carb just wasn't working for me anymore. Due to broken leg... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 19, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Indeed, fish oil supplements are already oxidizing through shipment, storage, and sale before they reach you. Should you not take them for that reason? Maybe, that's up to you. But I will say this: it's a lot less worrisome to just eat fish. (more)

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by 2904 · about 5 hours ago

I've been noticing some respiratory issues lately, mostly due to the change in temperature and barometric pressure. I haven't been able to buy liver lately so I've been a bit more mineral deficient than usual. I'm feeling a bit deficient in... (more)

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Mark_36 0 · January 30, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Kazakhstan. Ask for Boris.

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by 329 · about 5 hours ago

Today while in a pharmacy I was offered a free test for vitamins and minerals. It was performed as a quick electro-dermal screening. It seems my Omegas are low. I've been supplementing with fish oil (2000 mg a day) for about a month. Is this test... (more)

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Richard_10 0 · January 07, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Your basing your mineral and vit intake on fish oil...vit d3 and vit d 6. If your not taking multi vits then yes your prolly low especially in your vit b's, if your vegan then in iron as well

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by 4029 · about 5 hours ago

I already supplement with CLO+butter oil, and get out for walks quite a bit, but I had been reading and hearing suggestions that humans in a modern society where one works indoors and stays indoors as much as we might be probably should supplement... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 26, 2012 at 2:26 AM

I do 10,000/day. I don't feel any different by taking that amount; however, I don't get sick anymore. There's not specific good feeling, but I never feel bad.

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by 185 · about 5 hours ago

We had a great "top five paleo grocery staples" question a few months back. Recently, I've had to add a few supplements into my regiment to offset a possible copper toxicity. It got me wondering about what else I could be lacking (or... (more)

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SoloX 0 · July 19, 2012 at 6:35 PM

A lot of supplements are useful, but provided one follows a paleo diet rich in a bevy of meats, eggs (choline), and colorful veggies, it really just comes down to: Vitamin D - contrary to popular belief, it isn't simply about sunlight exposure.... (more)

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by 1307 · about 5 hours ago

With any luck, Melissa from (HGL) can answer this one. Here's a current list of supplements I'm taking: Chelated Magnesium Wild Salmon Oil Licorce extract Probiotics Multi-vitamin B-vitamin complex Digestive enzymes Niacin Digestive Bitters HCL... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · May 28, 2012 at 3:59 AM

Yikes. In my opinion that's just too much and makes it hard to ID what's even going on. WHy not try going off them and doing a very low carb diet? Also I'd ditch the HCL. It didn't help me very much. Have a protein rich breakfast of steak or some... (more)

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by 309 · about 5 hours ago

So I'm a little overwhelmed at all the info regarding pre-conception/prental supplementations. I would like to start taking fermented Cod Liver Oil, but what else? A folate & iron supplement? I feel like even a whole foods vitamin could be... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 15, 2012 at 11:46 PM

The RDA is not sufficient--it's just enough to prevent disease for some people--and definitely not enough for optimum health for ttc or growing a baby. I don't recommend CLO to my clients, unless they can't eat liver or dairy. The ratio of A to... (more)

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by 605 · about 5 hours ago

What were your experiences? Would you recommend keeping your diet on the low, so as to avoid arguments with medical staff? Would you ever mention that you eat liver or take cod liver oil (given the fear of Vitamin A), or mention that you're... (more)

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Gazelle 0 · May 10, 2012 at 5:32 AM

I nodded and smiled with my midwife a bit. I think I mentioned that I avoided gluten, sugar and "junk" which was fine with her! She trusted me when I told her I was taking a "prenatal", though I didn't mention it didn't contain DHA and I was... (more)

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by 6087 · about 5 hours ago

The recommended supplemental dosage of PQQ is 10-20 mg a day. You would have to eat 350-700 pounds of natto a day to reach that level of PQQ intake. (Source.) How is such radically unnatural intake of this vitamin justifiable? (more)

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Roth 0 · May 06, 2012 at 4:40 PM

According to research done by the Institute of Common Sense, it was discovered that in 99.9% of cases, excess is bad.

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by 788 · about 5 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Can food give us all the nutrients we need? This is part question and part sharing of a great webpage. I have been researching the vitamin and mineral content of food. I came across this... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · April 03, 2012 at 1:30 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/76202/can-food-give-us-all-the-nutrients-we-need

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by 45 · about 5 hours ago

Just wondering what type and amount people recommend for iodine supplementation. I have tried to be fastidious with seaweed but I am not happy with my consistency and I'm not sure what kind of dose I am getting. I know you should start at a low... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · November 16, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Have a look at Paul Jaminet's recommendations for supplementation on his website: Supplement and Food Recommendations He gives you some concrete recommendations for quantity and also some recommendations for particular brands to buy. You should... (more)

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by 6229 · about 5 hours ago

What is most bioavailable form of Vitamin C as a supplement for those going that route? Thanks. UPDATE (Fall/Winter): I started with 500 mg/day of Vitamin C supplementation (with Bioflavonoids) and worked up to 4000-6000 mg/day (depending on the... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · November 07, 2011 at 2:53 PM

I defi itely think there are benefits to citrus in water, especially when you're not feeling well, but maybe both food + water for a good balance. Kale, kiwi, guava, strawberries, broccoli, mustard greens, brussels sprouts, mustard greens, umm..... (more)

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by 10502 · about 5 hours ago

Lots of questions around supplements on PaleoHacks. Why, How, Which etc etc Let's wrap this in one amazing thread. Here is how I would like for you to answer: 1) Common name of supplement 1a) Which form or format (if it has multiple) is... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 18, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Name: Vitamin C, Ascorbic acid Form Ascorbic Acid Powder, Magnesium-Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbate, Calcium Ascorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Rose Hip Powder, Acerola Powder, Camu Camu Powder For detailed analysis of biovalibality of different... (more)

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by 5002 · about 5 hours ago

What do you think about using Phosphatidyl Serine to decrease cortisol? I'm working on the abdominal fat puzzle, and I suspect that my issue is cortisol. So far I haven't found success with most of the common approaches, like sleeping more, HIIT,... (more)

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Geoff_ 0 · August 25, 2011 at 1:35 AM

Phosphatidyl Serine used to be made from bovine brain. Now it is made from soy. If you want a paleo answer, soy is a legume/not paleo. This study found no cognitive benefits to the soy derived... (more)

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by 5002 · about 5 hours ago

So far I've found the ADD-related content on Paleohacks to be pretty disappointing. I've thus been independently researching ADD and its potential relationship to diet and lifestyle. I've wondered on PH if persons with ADD who take stimulants... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · July 29, 2011 at 1:42 AM

My daughter has ADHD(so does my husband, but he won't stick with my treatment plan!). I am a nutritional therapist, and have studied with Julia Ross(The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure). My daughter's symptoms improved DRAMATICALLY when I got her on... (more)

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by 5002 · about 5 hours ago

Somebody currently has a question up about low VD levels despite supplementation, and everyone seems to think that the solution is to supplement more heavily given the various details of his or her situation. However, consider the following: My... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · June 14, 2011 at 6:45 AM

D3 is known to be ineffective/counterproductive in the presence of too much, or too little, vitamin A. It's also potentiated by vitamin K2 (specifically the MK4 form). I doubt this has anything to do with receptor fatigue, as D3 is stored and... (more)

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by 12407 · about 5 hours ago

i was just listening to the new podcast on the healthy skeptic with kurt harris and he gave a pretty lengthy answer concerning his views on vitamin D supplementation. during his answer he touched on the differences in sunlight needed for vitamin D... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM

At certain latitudes, for certain stretches of time, both whites and blacks get basically negligible amounts of D3 from the environment. There's less UVB, it's cloudier, we're outside less, we have only parts of our faces uncovered etc. For those... (more)

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by 359 · about 5 hours ago

Has anyone else experienced any vitamin D toxicity symptoms? I started supplementing with D3 caps about 18 months ago. My levels went from about 35 up to my current level of 120nmol/L. I've been experiencing some weird sensations over the last... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · December 20, 2010 at 2:37 AM

It all depends on what units you are using. Vitamin D measurements come in two sizes -- ng/ml and nmol/L. The ng/ml units are slightly more common in the US, but both are still in use. You can convert between the two units as follows: 1 ng/ml... (more)

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