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How expensive is your urine?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 19, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Americans are known for having the world's most expensive urine due to the many supplements we take on a regular basis. Since going paleo, I have drastically cut down on my vitamin and mineral supplements due to not needing them with such an improved diet.

Just curious on here, what about other people. So the question is what supplements are you taking? how much do they cost per day? and why are you taking them? Please try to answer all questions.

So I take glucosomine and chondroitin for some hip issues I have had for 20 yrs. It seems to help, in that whenever in the past I have stopped for a while, it bothered me more. Cost $.10 per day

I also take 2g of EPA and DHA Fish oil per day. $.40 per day

As an average for the year I take 5000 IU of D3 every other day. I get lots of sunshine and take more D3 in the winter, less in the summer. Cost $.06

Total cost of supplements $.56 per day.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 19, 2012
at 11:27 PM

I am wasting 10 cents per day on these? Given my experience with my osteoarthritis in my right femur, it is money well spent. You are entitled to your opinion, but it works for me. Might not for everyone.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 19, 2012
at 10:36 PM

"I take glucosomine and chondroitin" You're wasting money on these. Make bone broth instead.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 19, 2012
at 03:44 PM

What do you eat on a regular basis?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 19, 2012
at 03:42 PM

Then you are definitely getting adequate D3.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 19, 2012
at 03:26 PM

Vitamin D: I make sure to get about an hour of shirtless sun per day. Not hard here in Texas. Drive to work with the shirt off and the windows down, sit in the backyard for a little bit and read a book, etc etc.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 19, 2012
at 02:58 PM

Very impressive. Yes, I do eat double your daily calories. What was on your menu yesterday? I did notice that your chart claims 200 IU is sufficient D3, which is more commonly considered extremely low. But if you got any sunshine at all during the mid-day, your body would produce enough.

43873f3cea4f22f91653b0f5ec7ab9d9

(401)

on July 19, 2012
at 02:54 PM

That's great. Can you tell us specifically what you ate? I'm always looking for ways to increase nutritional density.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 19, 2012
at 03:15 PM

How expensive is your pee? Ask yourself how much protein you're overeating.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 19, 2012
at 03:44 PM

What do you eat on a regular basis?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 19, 2012
at 02:48 PM

It isn't hard to get all the nutrients you need with zero supplementation:

http://i46.tinypic.com/5yb5le.png

That's the breakdown of what I ate yesterday. Notice that I accomplished that with only 1300 calories! All whole foods, no nuts, or dairy, no organ meats. Didn't need to be grass-fed or organic. An average person eating double that many calories should have zero trouble meeting requirements, even if they need to have an excess of one or more nutrient(s) to address previous deficiencies.

Oh and it costs me less than $10 dollars a day to eat this way.

The closest thing I do to "supplement" is a daily epsom salt bath for magnesium.

EDIT: Here is the list of foods. http://i46.tinypic.com/zuib9y.png

There can be a lot of variety here too. I'll use duck eggs some days, mustard, collard, turnip or kale greens instead of spinach. Different cuts of meat, always some seafood (every single day), etc etc. The nutrient breakdown always remains within 10% of what you see above.

43873f3cea4f22f91653b0f5ec7ab9d9

(401)

on July 19, 2012
at 02:54 PM

That's great. Can you tell us specifically what you ate? I'm always looking for ways to increase nutritional density.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 19, 2012
at 03:42 PM

Then you are definitely getting adequate D3.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 19, 2012
at 03:26 PM

Vitamin D: I make sure to get about an hour of shirtless sun per day. Not hard here in Texas. Drive to work with the shirt off and the windows down, sit in the backyard for a little bit and read a book, etc etc.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 19, 2012
at 02:58 PM

Very impressive. Yes, I do eat double your daily calories. What was on your menu yesterday? I did notice that your chart claims 200 IU is sufficient D3, which is more commonly considered extremely low. But if you got any sunshine at all during the mid-day, your body would produce enough.

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on July 19, 2012
at 02:59 PM

I take 5000 IU vitamin D and sometime magnesium citrate (Natural Calm) at night. Everything else comes from what I eat.

I could cut both out by spending more time in the sun and upping my greens. Need to do so. Maybe a warm epsom salt bath at night if I'm feeling tense.

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