View Full Version : Do you suppliment?
01-04-2007, 10:21 AM
Do any of you take vitamins and supplements in the begging going raw, or continuing on raw?
01-04-2007, 10:27 AM
I take supplements but only once and awhile. I take a b12 one and one with vitamin D and other nutrients good for the bones.
01-04-2007, 10:36 AM
I take them, but I am on some prescription meds that require me to do so. One of them depletes the B vitamins.
01-04-2007, 10:37 AM
i take them bc im trying to rebuild my adrenal glands and help the scarring on my face from a staph infection lighten as much as possible.
i dont take a multi, though. just D & E & silica for the skin, and B-complex for the adrenals.
01-04-2007, 03:05 PM
I take a Centrum and chromium tablet almost daily, unless I get busy and forget.
01-04-2007, 05:47 PM
We used to take a lot of different supplements to try and find what was missing in our diets to cause little "niggly" health problems. Also the fact that we can't get much organic food and even then, you aren't guaranteed that the plants contain all the nutrients they are supposed to. Organic doesn't mean it's grown in healthy soil, just that chemicals & synthetics aren't used. Biodynamic is the best, but very scarce where we come from.
Now we have committed to going raw we are so much better off, but still choose to take a supplement with Marine Phytoplankton that contains basically everything the body needs to produce healthy cells. It is also liquid, which is 97% absorbed (you only absorb 10-40% of tablet supplements). It is also all natural, organic, vegan and raw - also contains B12 which is a worry to some people. If you're going to supplement, make sure it's not from synthetic sources and that it's raw.
If you're wondering what we take - check out my website (below)...
01-04-2007, 06:03 PM
I take Biosil, which I add to my smoothies. I occasionally add a gram or two of camu camu - if I add more than 2 g it tastes too tart.
01-04-2007, 06:25 PM
I take B-12 regularly. I also use Tocotrenials (Powder E) and Maca off and on, and MSM and Amino's from time to time
I take a multi-vitamin. I feel like in the ideal world where I could be sure all of the fruits and veggies I consumed came from healthy soil and were grown organically I wouldn't need to take the multi-vitamin. But since I can't be sure of that, it's like an insurance policy.
01-05-2007, 02:20 AM
I take a multi-vitamin, a vegan one actually so I get everything I need. I saw in vegetarian times magazine, this company: http://www.vuru.com/ It seemed like an interesting concept!
01-05-2007, 06:11 AM
I don't supplement. My personal opinion only, but living food is either the optimal diet for human beings or it isn't.
I could see myself needing to supplement if I were to eat a very deficient cooked diet, though. The supplement may be the most nutritious thing on the menu :)
Neither Storm Talifero nor Dr. Graham supplement and they have both been raw for over 30 years, that's good enough for me.
I'm experimenting on myself to see how natural I can go, and what kind of health I can get from an authentic diet.
I agree with you "in principal"...and when I get a few raw months under my belt I think I will probably eliminate supplements from my regimen, just as I hope to eliminate daily medications that I am currently taking.
Bottom line is, they're not natural.
01-05-2007, 08:13 AM
berrymerrymac-that is a very neat site you posted!
03-08-2008, 01:04 AM
Herbs like Ho Shu Wu and Cordyceps
If anyone is interested, I just set up a yahoo store for phytoplankton:
03-08-2008, 06:40 AM
I am just finishing up the ones that I have and then I won't be taking anymore.
03-08-2008, 07:24 AM
Multivitamins have always made me tired. I refuse to take vitamins like that. Natural raw supplements, like maca for example, I believe are the only things we really could benefit from, though I think they are unneccessary.
I have in the past been known to take fish oil after reading that it helps with female issues. Who knows if it really does.
For B-12, I just sprinkle nutritional yeast on my food.
I do love Vitamineral Green, but again, it's natural and raw...not some scary vitamin pill made of God knows what.
03-08-2008, 03:04 PM
I just noticed the nutritional yeast I bought at Whole Foods doesn't even have added B-12! Hmmm
03-19-2008, 11:13 AM
I have been taking B12 supplements for a while (not raw) but recently bought Alissa's Chlorella tablets because that will provide the B12 and complete protein, as well as many other nutrients.
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