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DO YOU TAKE ANY ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENTS?

I thought I would see what Andrew has for supplements and was surprised ... both by how many, and secondly, how many of them had only one or two ingredients.

 

I used to take a scoop of a greens supplement in my protein shakes, but am tired of shakes.  

 

So .........   

 

What antioxidant supplement(s) do you take?

 

Did you ever notice how you felt when taking them?  

 

I bet others might want to know, too.

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My main antioxidant supp is vitamin C. Also vit D, vit B12, ubiquinol, turmeric (extract), berberine and shiitake extract.  I also take matcha everyday, about 10g of pure matcha powder mixed into my greens drink. All of those listed are antioxidants.

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@Tinkrbl44 

 

Vitamin D-3 and a monthly B-12 shot

 

 

hckynut 

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Re: DO YOU TAKE ANY ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENTS?

No hard proof that they actually work.....but I take probiotics every day.

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Re: DO YOU TAKE ANY ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENTS?

B12 and D3 only.

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Not really. My primary care physician recommends Vitamin D which he adjusts up or down based on my yearly blood work. My ophthalmologist encourages taking Centrum Silver to stave off macular degeneration. 

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Re: DO YOU TAKE ANY ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENTS?

Vitamin D3

PROBIOCTIC

I will be taking a vitamin with iron as soon as my doctor gives approval

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Re: DO YOU TAKE ANY ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENTS?

For those who take supplements how do you determine what to take?  Did your doctor recommend them or did you just decided on your own?  As I get older I think maybe I should be taking something but I feel as though I eat reasonably well and get plenty of protein, calcium, vitamin C, etc from my food.

 

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I am on a statin drug.  I take COQ10 (an antioxidant) as a precaution, which is okay with my doctor.  The atorvastatin never caused me any issues, but I feel more comfortable taking it along with COQ10.  My doctor checks my D3 levels and has told me to stay between 2000 and 3000IU per day.  He recommends a general vitamin and calcium supplement, too.

On my own and after much research, I have added a joint supplement, and it has been amazing--glucosamine sulfate.  I also take two probiotics to ward off any yeast infections I might get, since I have been prone to them in the past.  Since starting them, I have not had one infection--knock on wood.  Per my optometrist, I also take fish oil--DHA 500mg.

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Re: DO YOU TAKE ANY ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENTS?


@Winkk wrote:

For those who take supplements how do you determine what to take?  Did your doctor recommend them or did you just decided on your own?  As I get older I think maybe I should be taking something but I feel as though I eat reasonably well and get plenty of protein, calcium, vitamin C, etc from my food.

 


 

 

 

@Winkk 

I take the ones my doctor recommends. Plus I know my blood test numbers and I know which supplements can affect them so I take supps which will help maintain healthy numbers. I've done that for years.