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by 379 · about 20 hours ago

I regularly eat eggs, pastured meat and wild-caught fish as well as organic plant foods, but recently while working from home I started getting mid-day brain fog. Maybe I have a nutrient deficiency, maybe I don't get enough exercise, maybe I don't... (more)

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VegasGuy10 0 · September 15, 2014 at 6:42 PM

If you are just taking a normal b complex supplement, I would not be concerned.  Your body excretes excess b vitamins.  I get B12 injections at high doses, that can affect you by disrupting sleep if it is too much.

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Does anyone have information about Arbonne skin care products and/or supplements? A friend is asking me, and while I don't recommend them, and know they have some unhealthy ingredients, I want to give her a good answer. Thanks.

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by 432 · about 20 hours ago

I assume food is the best way to obtain all necessary nutrients (for the most part); however, for those of us recovering from the typical american diet, which vitamins, minerals, or other supplements might be beneficial for short term therapy? ... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 20, 2012 at 3:55 PM

DHA/EPA: The reason is simple. Most people start off their lifestyle change with excessive omega 6/3 ratio???s in their diet and tissues. I strongly recommend everyone getting a O6/3 blood assay done prior to making the shift. I did and mine back... (more)

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by 418 · about 20 hours ago

Selenium Magnesium (Before Bed) 400 mg Vitamin D 5,000iu Cod Liver Oil Fish Oil Vitamin B Complex Plus C Opti-Zinc 60-90mg Probiotic (In Morning) Chromium Picolinate Niacin Multivitamin And please don't preach about getting it all from... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · February 06, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I'd ditch the multivitamin. Can't give you a great reason but I have a hunch we're probably better off without those type of supplements.

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by 310 · about 20 hours ago

Does anyone have significant firsthand experience with Sam-E? I am considering trying it for depressive tendencies, anxiety and extreme PMS mood swings, as I understand Sam-E can help with each of these issues. I am not interested in prescription... (more)

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qualia 0 · March 02, 2011 at 5:22 PM

SAMe is one of the most impressive supplements i have ever used with regards to enhancing mood (and i have tried pretty much every supplement). the effect is of the highest possible quality and feels 100% "real" - like if your brain would take a... (more)

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by 3509 · about 20 hours ago

Currently I am not having any supplement, but two substances raised my interest: co-enzime q10 which is produced by the body but its production diminishes with age, to the extent that some people believe that it is one of the substances that... (more)

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Helen 0 · February 25, 2011 at 10:18 PM

I supplement with K-2 and since I started doing so, all of the spider veins I had in my ankles and at the sides of my nose have disappeared.

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by 491 · about 20 hours ago

Hi Guys, I've been doing some research on the best form and dosage of magnesium, but I am quite surprised by the various different types you can get: ascorbate, aspartate, chelate, citrate, glycinate, malate, oxide, plus more! Even more worrying... (more)

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Rick_Kiessig 0 · March 11, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Mg in river water is generally in ionic form (Mg+2), though it can also be hydroxide. However, the concentrations are normally very low, roughly 2 ppm--which really isn't enough to be considered a dietary source. Animal products are an excellent... (more)

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by 2485 · about 20 hours ago

Magnesium has come up in a few questions and it certainly seems like something worth trying to get more of. My question is, how the heck do we get enough of it? Looking at magnesium levels in food, it seems like hitting 100% RDA from just... (more)

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The_Blanket 0 · February 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM

~A day's worth of paleo food-sourced magnesium without supplementation: 2 oz. nuts (macadamia, almond, walnut...) - 16-38% DV 8 oz. broccoli - steamed, sauteed, raw - 8% DV small can sardines or salmon - 9-38% DV 4 oz. kale with four eggs - 12%... (more)

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by 75 · about 20 hours ago

Trying to find good quality supplements for the few I do take. Occasionally use Jarrow and NOW but I find their quality can be hit and miss. Anyone have good or bad experiences with this company? See they have the GMP standard going for them, but... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hi all,I have been reading a lot lately about taking some supplements (as well as going back to Paleo) to naturally reduce my blood sugar in an effort to get my A1C down from 5.8 to about 5 (hopefully). A little background - my dr recently told me... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I've been researching about what to take to have the healthiest pregnancy and I've been reading about taking folate instead of folic acid. Now I've been searching for folate supplements and I'm only coming across bio-active folate. I am assuming... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 03, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Tetrahydrofolic acid is the active form of Vitamin B9, folic acid is converted to tetrahydrofolic acid in at a low rate (this is not a bad thing!), because - surprise! - vitamin B9 needs are rather modest (<500 µg per day.) All the alternative... (more)

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by 226 · about 20 hours ago

I have a 2mg boron glycinate supplement with no additives other than cellulose.Needed to create 100mcg doses of this and was wondering if I can dissolve this powder with either oil or water in a dropper bottle? I've done this before with K2 liquid... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 09, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Why are you supplementing such a low dose?

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by 2319 · about 20 hours ago

I've used this product for awhile now and I feel I am getting good results but it is so expensive. Is there anything similar I could consider? I really must be feeling better because I didn't use to care what it cost! I've tried a day or two... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 09, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Assuming 1 per day, that's $13/mo. Since it's providing you with hormones, you might try Swanson's vitamins and check prices for DHEA. Not sure if it will work the same for you but who knows?

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Long time stalker, first time posting. I can't find information that pertains to my saliva cortisol test results, and am going a bit crazy over it. I sought out an integrative MD after years of severe fatigue and difficulty losing weight post... (more)

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VB 0 · June 03, 2014 at 7:14 AM

One questions and three comments:1. How did you test your cortisol levels? Did you have to take four separate blood tests during the day?Also, how about your cortisol in urine?2. Since you are fatigued, I would also test your insulin and glucose... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

I'm thinking of trying their adrenal support herbs. These products always have great reviews, but I hate wasting money on supplements only to find they make no difference.

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Kira 0 · March 26, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Actually, Gaia herbs, along with Paradise Herbs, are among the best on the market today... Their adaptogenic and sleep formulas are great, and the quality is impeccable - no excipients, fillers or other usual suspects... Plus, they are not using... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I have been using some supplements from Complete Nutrition, is this a mistake?

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I thought that you all might find the following info helpful/interesting. I spent about an hour putting it all together. Below are all the things I've tried in the last 3 years in my attempt to fix my stomach issues (bloating, gas, irregular... (more)

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CommonS3ns3 0 · February 10, 2014 at 10:24 PM

I tried Paleo for a few months I didnt do to well with what I was told I should be eating, SO i switched off to atkins way for 6 months and that was induction. Energy all the time totally quit eating all grains allergy reactions stopped lost the... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

So I hear often that water-soluble vitamins must be consumed daily because excess amounts of them cannot be stored in the body. However, I've also heard that this is not the case. For example, thiamine, a water-soluble B-vitamin, can... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Yes, we store water-soluble vitamins/minerals. The liver has stores of a number of vitamins/minerals. And this makes sense… why do we humans eat animal livers? Because the nutrients are concentrated/stored there. What's found there? Vitamins A... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

So I just started taking folinic acid (it's called "megafolinic" by Source Naturals - 800 Mcg), but have experienced dizziness shortly after taking the pills in isolation. There could be a variety of causes for this, but I am wondering whether... (more)

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Erika_2 0 · February 07, 2014 at 5:07 PM

I relate to Matt 11 so much. I will feel horrible if I don't eat a meal with certain supplements, so just to be sure, I always take my supplements (UNLESS otherwise stated on the bottle) during/right after a meal. Also, you should NOT be... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I know, I know, that optimal nutrition should come from food, but life (budgets, low quality of supermarket foods, trips) happens. I came across this recently and was pretty impressed. This company uses Weston A. Price's teachings in the... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Whenever I'm taking a zinc supplement, I have a noticeably heightened libido (I'm a guy btw). Does this indicate that the zinc is increasing my testosterone production due to a zinc deficiency? Or is there another reason why zinc would... (more)

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jakeishere2help 0 · November 05, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I have noticed the exact same thing. It does raise libido and some testosterone too. But It shouldnt be too intense unless you are over doing it (imo)

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by 572 · about 20 hours ago

I don't make bone broth and ran across this supplement recently. I keep meaning to try to make it, but frankly, the thought of it isn't pleasant to me although I do like homemade soup. For some reason the thought of bone broth makes me lose my... (more)

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jakeishere2help 0 · April 06, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Hey Deborah! Its Jake here again. I liked the product by collagen by youth theory, and since have tried the great lakes green kind ONLY hydro-isolate other wise it could go badly... And, I have tried Nows brand of collagen as well. Now's is the... (more)

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by 275 · about 20 hours ago

I have just had my vitamin D levels tested, they are at 74.5 nmol/L which is about 30ng/ ml (the measurement most people use). I want to boost my levels to 50ng/ ml. I have been taking D3 1000IU daily for many months. So I am thinking of... (more)

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zero_1 0 · September 16, 2013 at 3:07 PM

sorry for the doubles

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by 752 · about 20 hours ago

I apologize in advance if this is a previously asked question. I tried searching here on Paleohacks for MCS, chemical sensitivities, etc. but wasn't able to locate any similar posts. I also haven't been able to find much in the way of blog posts... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 23, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Don't know. My issues with triggers are better but not gone. I still get headaches, wheezing, and coughing with triggers, but haven't had a full scale lung exacerbation since eliminating grains. I'd love it to just go away, but I'll take the... (more)

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by 8 · about 20 hours ago

What do you guys think of supplements in general? There are numerous studies out there ( http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/10/19/vitamins-supplements-are-really-bad-for-us/) that show supplements can actually be BAD for your health. I've been... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 13, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Eat some beef, not beef liver. 4 ounces is 66% DV. Plants and other foods can easily bring that up to 100%. There are 1000s of beneficial compounds in food that make them so superior to supplements.

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