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Hack my micronutrients - Should I supplement?

Commented on February 19, 2013
Created October 04, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I'm finally not concerned about which foods I should eat, so now I get to worry about things like vitamins and minerals! I don't take any supplements in addition to my food and I'm not showing any signs of deficiencies, but I'd like to clear some stuff up so that in a few years I don't develop a deficiency.

Here are the following areas I'm lacking in, and by how much:

  • Folate: 160.9ug (40%)
  • B1(Thiamine): 0.7mg (57%)
  • Vitamin E: 3.4mg (22%)
  • Magnesium: 198.6mg (48%)
  • Manganese: .5mg (25%)

This is approximate; some days it's higher, some days it's lower.

Question: Will I develop a deficiency if I carry on like this? If so, I've been looking into organ meats and bone broths. Would 1oz of liver and 1-2 cups of bone broth per day cover that(I'm thinking about making the broth in a slow cooker for 48 hours with 1 pound of beef marrow bones and making enough to last me for 1-2 weeks)? I don't really want to take any supplements because I feel like my diet isn't that healthy if it's not nourishing me. Unless they start to make liver flavored VitaCraves. :P

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on February 19, 2013
at 11:00 PM

What test are those #s based on?

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on October 05, 2012
at 10:58 PM

Haha, yeah, I can slip a lot past my taste buds; they're not that sharp. One time at a steak house the waiter asked how my steak was. I told him the chocolate sauce was an interesting addition. He told me that was actually barbeque sauce.

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on October 05, 2012
at 11:43 AM

IDK if I can answer really. But if you ever have trouble the taste of liver (which on re-read it seems you dont :) - Bacon + lots of onion + liver, fried, cooled and then blended with lots of butter (pate) is really good. (I couldnt handle liver, but I am loving the pate). Just thought id say. Oh, and chicken bone broth (cooked bones, simmered for just three hours) works fantastically for homemade stews. Not sure if that gets the minerals, but it defo gets the gelatin etc and tastes delish. Also, you can get vit e, and magnanese, copper and magnesium from nuts.

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