View Full Version : Taking Vitamin Supplements??
01-01-2006, 04:01 PM
Hello I'm new here. I'm interested in being 100% raw. I've been a vegan for the past 3 years in addition to taking daily multivitamins.
Should I continue taking multivitamins while on a raw diet? I'm thinking this would be for insurance if I'm not getting all the nutrients from a raw diet.
01-01-2006, 04:12 PM
Of course you are getting all the neutrients from raw with the possible exception of b12. You will have stored up enough of that in your system to do you 2 to 3 years so you do not need to worry about it in the short term and read up about it in the meantime because some say that you do not need it. It is an ongoing debate.
If you live in a non warm climate it does no harm to tak vitD during the winter if you are not getting sun but everything else is covered in your highly neutritious raw food
01-01-2006, 04:43 PM
Personally, I feel that since vitamins are non-raw, synthetic or at the very least, isolated, they do not belong in a raw food program. Nature made food in all it's glory to sustain those who eat it. Of course, man in all his/her naivete thought they could do better and created various atrocities that they now call "food". So, here's my take ~ eat as much raw, organic as you can ~ about 100% and drop the non-raw synthetics. Use your body as an experiment for 30 days. IF you feel different/better after 30 days, do another, then another for the rest of your life.
btw ~ if you've not done so, please find and read the info on detox. Have a wonder-filled life ~
01-05-2006, 08:19 PM
I've been >90% raw for the last 14 months. In this period, I stopped taking supplements in hopes of getting all the vitamins from the food I consume.
I went to get my blood tested at the doctor's in December. The only thing that was at the low end of the scale was Vitamin B12. Everything else was great. My folic acid level was through the roof - it was almost five times greater than the reference range.
To combat my low B12, I started eating lots of dulse, about 15g per day, however, this is only about 50% of the recommended daily allowance of B12.
I'm also thinking about taking a supplement. However, there seems to be two different B12 minerals, cyancobalamine and methylcobalamin. Does anyone have any knowledge or opinions of either?
Does anyone here have low B12 and what do you do about it?
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