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Re-introducing supplements

Commented on January 21, 2012
Created January 20, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I have taken the past 7 days off from all supplements with the goal being to slowly reintroduce them to feel/see the effects. I'm going to wait another 7 days, but as I approach the reintroduction of 1 supplement at a time, I wonder if anyone knows what reactions to be cognizant of for the following supplements...

  • Vit E
  • Fish Oil
  • Chondroitin/Glucosamin (I use Super Cissus.)
  • Vit D
  • Turmeric/Curcumin

Does each of the above have a noticeable effect? Right now, I'm operating in the notion of "if you see/feel no change, there is no change".

Also, I have not yet had blood work to determine any deficiencies, so maybe I should wait until then.

Btw, I've been on PH for a couple months, read it daily, and I'm thoroughly impressed with the knowledge many of you have share. You're awesome!

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on January 21, 2012
at 12:07 AM

Hi BJ, I'm not so good with looking up/adding references. Some nutrients are soluble in water like the B vitamins and some need fat to be absorbed like A, D, and E. If you wiki each one you'll find which is which. It is why you should butter your greens to better absorb what they have to offer. It is why Vitamin D is better absorbed in the capsule form when it is in an oil carrier like olive.

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on January 20, 2012
at 06:51 PM

You bring up a good point that I'm unfamiliar with - fat soluble. If you have any good references I can go to in order to learn about that, I'm all ears/eyes. Thanks, Melinda.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 20, 2012
at 03:58 PM

I think it is a good idea to "test" the effects of supplements and I'm planning on doing something like this. 7 days off might not be enough time for the fat soluble ones which is most of your list. Our bodies are good at conserving micronutrients. During your off days, keep a detailed list of how you feel like energy, sleep, mood, warm/cold. Add one thing and keep tracking. I agree that if you can't detect any difference then you are replete in that nutrient and don't need to supplement it.

D2db41500a9385fafe0f50e178717e80

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on January 20, 2012
at 06:51 PM

You bring up a good point that I'm unfamiliar with - fat soluble. If you have any good references I can go to in order to learn about that, I'm all ears/eyes. Thanks, Melinda.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 21, 2012
at 12:07 AM

Hi BJ, I'm not so good with looking up/adding references. Some nutrients are soluble in water like the B vitamins and some need fat to be absorbed like A, D, and E. If you wiki each one you'll find which is which. It is why you should butter your greens to better absorb what they have to offer. It is why Vitamin D is better absorbed in the capsule form when it is in an oil carrier like olive.

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