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06-24-2006, 09:52 PM
Hello everyone :)
Quick question from this newbie.. I've been taking bottled vitamins for several months now and did notice an improvement in my general health, however I am also semi-cooked in the transition to raw.
My question is: Are these necessary after going raw or are there any vitamins that would need "back up" through supplements?
Thanks so much! :D
06-24-2006, 10:40 PM
The only vitamin you definitely need to worry about is B-12. There's some conflicting evidence out there, but much of it points to there being no unfortified dietary source of B-12 other than animal products. There's some research that says that sea veggies and some other plants have B-12, other research that says that's all BS and that they're just B-12 analogues (unusable by our bodies)... it's so up in the air that I'd suggest taking a B-12 supplement to be on the safe side.
Every other vitamin/mineral you *can* get from raw foods, though whether you *do* get it of course depends on your specific food intake. I'd suggest using a tracking tool like that on http://www.fitday.com before you give up your multivitamin, just to see if your diet is such that you need to take other individual supplements and/or modify your diet to incorporate more vitamins/minerals.
06-24-2006, 10:50 PM
Thanks so much Spectatrix for your reply :)
I love Fitday, have used it before, and it slipped my mind using it for Vitamins too. Thanks again!!
06-25-2006, 01:56 AM
I currently find it necessary to take supplements. I hope to eventually not take as many, but I will probably always take some.
06-25-2006, 02:37 AM
Thank you GilmoreGirl for your input ... I'm the same way, I might end up taking something or other for awhile but as long as we're healthy then great!
06-25-2006, 07:37 AM
It depends on your diet.
If you eat a good variety of fresh foods and have as much organic produce as possible and include as many greens as you can then the only vitamin that you need to worry about is B12.
You will be getting more than enough of all the rest and in a bioavailable form.
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