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I need to order some vitamins and was going to order from Dr. Becker at bioinnovations (they are expensive but is having a sale). Anyone used Swanson? My energy level is way down. Thanks, LindaLee

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I need to order some vitamins and was going to order from Dr. Becker at bioinnovations (they are expensive but is having a sale). Anyone used Swanson? My energy level is way down. Thanks, LindaLee

Save your money and get over the counter stuff. Consumer reports and other consumer product testings have found the expensive stuff was not any better than the other. I'm using Spring Valley from Wally world. $5 or so for a bottle that has EVERYTHING! Plus I supplement with Selenium, L-glutamine, Calcium, potassium and Vit C. Just check for gluten of course.

Annette

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I agree with Annette. I have used the more expensive vitamins, and in most cases have noticed no difference, or actually have reacted badly to them (Freeda). I use Centrum Advanced and am very happy with them.

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I have talked about vitamins with my doctor who deals with supplements and a personal trainer who is very knowledgeable about diets and supplements. Both of them said that it makes a difference what vitamins you use. They said that the ingredients aren't regulated and that the quality varies a lot brand to brand.

Also, with supplements that have different roots or plants in them, they could be picked from the side of the road and have all sorts of chemicals and pollution in them if you don't get a good brand.

Also, my doctor said that in order to make a tablet the ingredients have to be heated to a very high temperature. She said that some of the vitamins can be killed off in the process and that gelcaps and capsules are better. She wasn't trying to sell me anything, so I tend to believe her.

I haven't tried the supplements originally mentioned, but I definitely would not buy cheap vitamins.

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cassidy- Do you think your personal trainer was maybe trying to sell you some suppliments when he told you that? I am just asking because it's the same type of stuff my aunt who is in MLM selling vitamins says.

Anyway, I have to get chewable vitamins, and I got a big huge bottle of them at Sam's a few weeks back, they are so good :P I feel better, and they say on the bottle Gluten free (you have to watch out for that with vitamins, a lot have Barley) The ones I have are "Members Mark" (it's the Sams club brand) and adults chew one, kids under 4 take a half of one, and they have all the same amounts of stuff as my mom's expensive MLM vitamins (minus wheat grass and barley of course)

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I have been told that it makes a difference, too. My Kinesiologist said that it was important to take vitamins that were made from whole foods. He had me taking a brand that had, among other things, bovine adrenials. I was not comfortable with taking pills with animal parts in them--I'm not a vegiatarian, but I questioned the safety. I was told that the cattle and the plants that they use are grown in a separate, organic way--but still...

In the end, I listened to my body and I really feel the best when I take my Centrum every day and nothing else. That's my experience--of course, everyone should do what works for them. :)

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cassidy- Do you think your personal trainer was maybe trying to sell you some suppliments when he told you that? I am just asking because it's the same type of stuff my aunt who is in MLM selling vitamins says.

The personal trainer wasn't trying to sell me anything. He is a co-worker who used to be a personal trainer. We are very good friends and he has great opinions on all the supplements and dietary issues I have been dealing with. I know there are people out there that try to take advantage of you, but he isn't one of them.

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The personal trainer wasn't trying to sell me anything. He is a co-worker who used to be a personal trainer. We are very good friends and he has great opinions on all the supplements and dietary issues I have been dealing with. I know there are people out there that try to take advantage of you, but he isn't one of them.

okay. That is why I asked instead of assuming....

:P

forgive?

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Has anyone used the One-A-Day vitamins? I'm using the Women's One a Day, but I looked on their Web site and they can't guarantee that their supplieres are gluten-free. I've also taken CLame Advertisemente for my calcium but the first two ingrediants are two questionable ingrediants. How about Centrium? I want to make sure I'm getting enough iron, calcium and folic acid. Thanks!

okay. That is why I asked instead of assuming....

:P

forgive?

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I need to order some vitamins and was going to order from Dr. Becker at bioinnovations (they are expensive but is having a sale). Anyone used Swanson? My energy level is way down. Thanks, LindaLee

Member's Mark Advanced Multi Performance Vitamins are gluten-free (6/27/06). I called their nutrition information line which is on the bottle.

Perhaps this forum should start a thread for only sam's club food items. It would make for easier browsing.

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I agree with Annette. I have used the more expensive vitamins, and in most cases have noticed no difference, or actually have reacted badly to them (Freeda). I use Centrum Advanced and am very happy with them.

Patti--Freeda gave you issues? That stinks... I have been taking theirs for a few months now w/o any issues...

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Patti--Freeda gave you issues? That stinks... I have been taking theirs for a few months now w/o any issues...

Yea Jen, I have almost a whole bottle left here--I wish we lived closer, I'd give them to you :D They upset my stomach--I went back to my Centrum.

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Save your money and get over the counter stuff. Consumer reports and other consumer product testings have found the expensive stuff was not any better than the other. I'm using Spring Valley from Wally world. $5 or so for a bottle that has EVERYTHING! Plus I supplement with Selenium, L-glutamine, Calcium, potassium and Vit C. Just check for gluten of course.

Annette

Why are you adding extra selenium? Unless you have been tested its a rather dangerous toxin to play about with.

Given your mutlivitamins probably contain enough unless you have been tested and found deficient I wouldn't start playing about with a toxin as dangerous as selenium. The threshold between what is needed and what is toxic is very narrow and if mutlivitamins tend to go on the low side there is a good reason for it.

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I need to order some vitamins and was going to order from Dr. Becker at bioinnovations (they are expensive but is having a sale). Anyone used Swanson? My energy level is way down. Thanks, LindaLee

Check PIONEER vitamins, are specially for celiacs they say:

"All PIONEER formulas are GLUTEN-FREE!

100% Verified • Superior Absorption

If you have questions or would like more info, please contact:

800.458.8483 • customerservice@pioneernutritional.com"

Actually I take them and I feel OK (even with anemia)

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