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Best multivitamin brand

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Created December 01, 2012 at 4:10 PM

With so many different brands of mulitvitamin/mineral, I simply cannot decide on which to buy. I am looking for a high quality product and don't mind the cost. I am considering this multi by doc's best: https://www.wholeapproach.com/product/1001/Docs-Best-Ultra-Pure-Naturals-Multi-Plus-Optimal-Vitamins-Minerals-Antioxidants-180-Cap/

Which other brands might you recommend, and when is the best time to take a multi, with my morning bulletproof coffee, or with my only meal in the evening? I have heard that it is best to take in the morning but it is also better with a meal.

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Vitamin D3 10.000 iu, Vitamin E 400iu (Mixed Tocopherols) and various herbal supplements which are not in the purview if this post.

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What supplement do you take then, and in what amounts?

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on December 16, 2012
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I don't take a multi anymore. They are, of course, a compromise and as others have said, usually have bad nutrient ratios or ineffective levels of nutrients. Also many have a lot of synthetic Vitamin A which may not be too good for you.

I follow the PHD diet, including its supplmentation plan. Here - http://perfecthealthdiet.com/recommended-supplements/

The new edition of the PHD book does a really great job of explaining these reccomendations and their effects if you want to read up on it. The idea behind PHD is getting all nutrients into their proper ranges without over eating calories to do so.

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on December 01, 2012
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I personally do not take a multivitamin. I don't trust them, in my opinion they usually have their ratios and synergies all messed up. I think they actually can cause imbalances. Not all vitamins, substances, minerals, whatever you want to call these micro-nutrients, have been discovered, so a multivitamin will put our systems out of whack.

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on December 01, 2012
at 04:58 PM

What supplement do you take then, and in what amounts?

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on December 02, 2012
at 01:00 PM

Vitamin D3 10.000 iu, Vitamin E 400iu (Mixed Tocopherols) and various herbal supplements which are not in the purview if this post.

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on December 16, 2012
at 02:40 PM

The doctors best one looks better than most on paper, except it has folic acid instead of folate. Also i tend to stick with brands i know/trust, i take a Thorn multi, i think Kresser has recommended this brand too.

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on December 16, 2012
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I use Reflex Nexgen in the UK, which has a good dose of d3, k2, mag, zinc, probio etc and a few antioxidants. Easier than buying/taking the individual supplements, just missing iron and calcium that can easily be consumed with red meat and leafy greens!

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on December 01, 2012
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I am a fan of optimum nutrition. I tak the opti-men multi... But I only take two per day rather than three.

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on December 01, 2012
at 05:32 PM

I took Raw One for awhile and liked them because they didn't have artificial ingredients or gluten. I'm considering switching to Raw Vitatmins (dosage is 4/day) but only take 1-2 per day because I think the Paleo diet is giving me enough vitamins. I've only been Paleo for about 3 months. I also take magnesium citrate, alpha lipoid acid, and vitamin D3 and will continue those.

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