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Vitamins and supplements I have heard of are vitamin b12, vitamin d, prenatal
vitamins, calcium, zinc ,iron, folate, then of course you have your vitamins a, c, and e.
There are so many different types out there for our bodies and what we need. The
main supplements we need are vitamin c and d. These are two very important
supplements for our body because one supports our immune system and the other
supports our bones. I believe that these vitamins are nutrition science because each one
of these vitamins are nutrients our body needs to function on a daily basis. With out
these essential vitamins our bodies would be weak and could cause physical and health
damages. We do not take in enough of these vitamins through out the day, which is
why its very important that you maintain the nutrients we need in our body.
Exercising and eating right goes along with these essential vitamins. Its very important
to stay healthy to keep out immune system up that way we can fight off any sickness
that try's to enter our bodies. I have heard of mostly Vitamins D and C. I have heard
of others but mainly these 2 because both my niece and nephew were vitamin d
deficient and my nephew at the age of two had to get all his baby teeth removed
because they either decayed or was extremely rotten. My niece two front teeth had to
be removed they where so rotten they became infected. During that time I was
pregnant with my daughter and I wanted to breastfeed my daughter like my sister did
with her children so I had to do some research on what causes vitamin d deficiency. I
ended up using vitamin d drops that was FDA approved brands. I believed the
nutrition science because vitamins are needed to function and for growth as well as to
help our immune system. when I get sick or even if I feel I'm gonna get sick I use
the emergency it's full of vitamin C. I think the science of it is true because
everything we eat does not give us enough of the nutrients we need to fight off colds
or make sure our bones are strengthen. That is why we take vitamins to do what the
food was not able to contribute. The vitamins I have heard of are the basics such as,
Vitamin A, B, C, and D. I have also heard of things like fish oil, folic acid, fiber,
and turmeric. One thing I have learned from being in college is how to recognize a
fake article/post/website. I pay attention closely to where I get my information. That is
with just about anything. I look for FDA approvals and I like to read the research on
the particular subject I am interested in purchasing and consuming. But to be honest I
am very interested in science and the things that someone can learn from Science.
There are also companies that like to mimic the latest trends. All in all the trend may
be something that works but when something works so does everyone else's idea on it.
You can buy something that claims to do the same thing but for cheaper, but this item
has not backing. You have to pay attention to the accreditation the Suppliers hold.
You don't want to take something that does not have the proper credentials to making
the product at all. It may take more time to do research but what we learn can help
what you consume. The vitamins or supplements I have heard of are Vita Fusion,
Spring Valley and Nature Made. I will decide if the information I received is based in
nutrition and science or not by if you are ingest it and if it’s good for your health or
not. The specific examples to support my response are vitamins D and vitamins D3. I
have heard of so many different nutrients nutrition best supplements and vitamins such
as Vitamin D CB B 12. When I was younger and my family ran ad stray dog shelter
that we put dogs up for adoption in my step mom used to use certain types of
minerals that would help treat open wounds or sores on dogs and or ringworm or
things like that if they've gotten them called the mineral silver. Almost as if a clear
water looking tasteless mineral but it actually seen it work I'm feeling even humans
dogs anyting quicker when they had an open wound. Some supplements that could be
protein creatine mixed drinks that you can use to get all your protein in your nutrients
for workouts or muscle building fat burning and so on. The way that I tell anything
when it comes to nutrition and supplements if it is it all healthy for you the nutrition
facts will be posted right on the side of whatever it is that you by listing any vitamin
mineral nutrient anything that you will be investing it comes to nutrition orange
nutrition facts it is or will be posted on the container if not then it does not have
much or any nutritional value to it. I have heard of many vitamins which include one
a day, multivitamins for children and prenatal, and bariatric vitamins. I always compare
labels to well known vitamins, and ones that my doctor instructs me to take. If I am
unsure about what exactly the vitamin/ingredients are I look them on the internet to
see what others have to say. These past few years it has been brought to my attention
that my son and I both have vitamin D, and folic acid defiencies. Our doctor
prescribed supplements and since the vitamin d is over the counter I had to grab
something on the shelves that matched the amount we needed per day. When I was
growing up my family would use b12 vitamins for extra energy, and honestly looking
back they were taking too many for what was instructed. Prenatal vitamins are
important for mom and baby, and helps keep everyone healthy. With having my
weight loss surgery it is important that I take my vitamins daily since I can not eat a
lot of food. Some of the supplements and vitamins I have heard about would be One
A Day or this one called skinnyFit which is a Peptides Powder. One of the vitamins I
use in a daily matter is a prenatal due to postpartum and helps me with my cycle, so
I believe it helps with my nutrients such as iron or fibers. Over the years I have read
labels on bottles to make sure that there is nothing that could affect my body I also
look for FDA approved that would support what to take instead of taking anything
given over the counter or by prescription. When it comes to vitamins for my children
I look for the " USP" tag on the bottle that it shows that it meets the requirements,
not everything is safe in the long run so you want to make sure you read the bottles
to understand what is in the supplements and the side affects. I have been given so
may medications because some doctor only predict what is wrong with you so In the
long run I continue to drink alot of fluids and a B12 vitamin to give me a boost.
Vitamins and supplements I have heard of are Women's One a Day, vitamins, K, D,
B12, B6, B8 biotin, folic acid and multivitamins. I currently take Women's One a Day
for my pregnancy. It contains iron and folic acid. Folic acid is beneficial to the baby's
nervous system, so I make sure I take them daily. B6 has helped me a lot throughout
my pregnancy for nausea. When I am feeling tired, I make sure I take B12 and it
gives me a burst of energy.
A way I decide if the information I receive is based in nutrition science or not is
reading up on the labels of the bottle. I can research the name of the vitamin or
supplement to see if it follows the proper guidelines of the IOM(institute of medicine).
Another way would be to look for "USP" on the label ensuring it meets the standards
of the US pharmacopeia. You want to make sure to read the label carefully to
understand exactly what is in the supplements. Not everything is safe to take nor has
it been regulated by the FDA so you want to be careful not to take just anything
presented or given to you. Some vitamins that I have heard of is Flintstones for kids
and also prenatal vitamins. The only vitamins I have ever taken is prenatal vitamins. I
believe that they are based on nutrition science. Prenatal vitamins help with the
development of a woman's baby. They can also help a woman hair and nails grow.
Taking prenatal vitamins are not just for women that are pregnant. They can be taken
before and after pregnancy. As for the Flintstone vitamins, my four kids take those.
They enjoy taking their vitamins everyday. Those vitamins help strengthen children
immune system. Since the pandemic is really when I started giving them vitamins. My
children rarely gets sick. I have noticed that over these past couple of years since they
have been taking the vitamins, their skin is looking more clear and nails are growing
faster. As for myself, I do not take vitamins like I know I should. I have tried
Emergen-C before. I have taken that if I feel like I am coming down with a cold.
That is just vitamin C. I mix with water and drink it and within 24 hours, I start
feeling better. Some of the vitamins or supplements that I have heard of is
multivitamins, B12, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C. The way that I decide if the
information for the vitamin is based in nutrition science or not is by doing my
research on the vitamins or supplements before I purchase or start taking the vitamin
or supplements. I have started taking Vitamin d and Vitamin C since the start of the
Covid 19 virus. Vitamin D and Vitamin C helps boost your immune system to help
you body fight off viruses. For me since i started taking the vitamins i have not got
sick, even though before the start i would only get sick maybe once a year, but so far
in the last year i have not got sick not even once, and i do work from home now as
well so that may also play a big part in the vitamins working really good as well. I
really have no idea when it comes to many of the vitamins or supplements out there. I
have tried Testosterones, proteins, soy, and what ever else they put in to pre-workout
and post-workout supplements. I used to take them everyday when I was in my youth
and working out everyday. I know that there are several more vitamins and
supplements out there now then when I was taking them. I remember feeling great,
running 8 miles a day hitting the guy after a long day and still being able to pump
out some sets. After my injury I couldn't go to the gym anymore so my diet went to
crap and I stopped taking the workout supplements. Now a days, the vitamins that I
take are folic acids, B-12, and other stuff that the VA says I need to take. I found out
that my blood cells are not being developed as they should and are more of a tear
drop shape, and they are not being absorbed as they should. What does that mean??
More meds and more vitamins, and most of all, more Folic Acid. I have recently (
last month) had gastric sleeve surgery along with that some of the vitamins i take
daily now are multivitamins , calcium, biotin, and B12 . From personal experience i
have noticed when i forget to take my vitamins i can tell my body is not fully up to
par. I feel sluggish and weak. My hair falls out much more if i go days without
taking them. After surgery i attended some classes that broke down the importance of
taking the vitamins and what ones are best to take. I will say that staying hydrated is
just as important. I was also taught electrolytes will target the ares its needed and does
wonders for the body. After surgery i did a good amount of surgery I was to nervous
to not take the physicians advice about taking daily vitamins. I do have a friend who
did the same surgery at the same time and she doesn't take any vitamins an says she
feels fine. I think once i'm able to open up to new foods i could be able to cut back
on supplements and base vitamins off food being consumed. I have heard of tons of
vitamins such as A, B, B12, C, D, etc. I also have heard of supplements for anxiety,
weight loss, nervousness, probiotics, fish oils, herbs, etc.The information I base on
these vitamins and supplements is based on if they are regulated. If they are not
regulated than I do not base them on nutrition science. If they are regulated by a
certain association than yes I will base it off nutrition science. Some of the vitamins I
have heard of are calcium, B12, Alive and prenatal. I have heard of many vitamins,
but these are some of the ones I have taken in the past and now. I do believe that
these vitamins provide the nutrients they are supposed to . I had to take calcium and
potassium pills once because my levels were low and after a few months my levels
were better. I currently take Alive one a day women vitamin. They do give me
energy, but my nails and hair do not seem like they are growing much from them like
it claims they should do. Now when I was pregnant with my children the prenatal
vitamins, I was taking gave me tons of energy. The best thing I can say about those
was that they made my hair and nails grow a lot. I heard you can still take them after
pregnancy but I never really looked much into it. Some of the vitamins I have heard
of are b12, iron, potassium, and multivitamins. I think the information I received is
really based on nutrition science. I think if you do your research on these vitamins
you find out a lot of benefits from them. Or even by taking them you can feel a
difference. A multivitamin has helped me a lot with just overall engergy as well as
hair and nail growth. After having my baby I lost some of hair in the front and taking
the vitamin really helped with it growing back. I think when it comes to taking
vitamins each person needs to do their research and kind of decide for themselves.
Even by giving them a try and seeing how they feel with them. I have heard of many
different vitamins and supplements. I take various ones for various reasons. I take iron,
vitamin D, vitamin C, biotin, potassium, a multivitamin and most recently I started
taking vitamin B12. Previously I thought vitamins and supplements were a waste of
money and I did not take any. I read various reports on how you should get enough
vitamins from the food that you eat, and if you take supplements, it does not work
well, and they are not absorbed into your body. That all changed when I started
having odd medical issues such as unexplained dizziness, rapid heartbeat and
palpitations, and just generally not feeling well. I made several trips to the ER and
had various heart tests performed and the only thing that they could find was I was
anaemic and was low on potassium. So, I started taking iron and potassium
supplements and a multivitamin. Shortly after taking those supplements my medical
issues went away. After this I knew from personal experience that taking supplements
and vitamins that your body is lacking do work and works very well.
tt tt tt I started taking vitamin C and vitamin D daily because I read that those vitamins
were helping to defend against Covid 19, and I work night shift, so I don’t get to see
much of the sun. I started taking biotin because I have very thin hair and nails and I
read that this could help with that so far, I have not seen much evidence on this
supplement. Lastly, I recently started taking B12 because I read that certain drugs you
take can interfere with your absorption for this nutrient, such as proton pump inhibitors
and I take Omeprazole.
tt tt When I am investigating a supplement or vitamin, I try to read articles that are
backed by the government and not ones that are selling the vitamin or supplement. I
learned a lot from our readings this week on vitamin supplementation, and that it can
harm you if you absorb too much .There are many different vitamins such as Vitamins
A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K. There are different forms of multi vitamins for women,
men, and children as well as prenatal vitamins for pregnant women. I do take multi
vitamins. Not like I should, however I base my information on the nutrient value. For
example I deal with being anaemic, so even though I wasn’t pregnant, I would take
prenatal vitamins because for me it would help me out more that regular iron or
regular vitamins. I have also taken B Vitamins in liquid form that would go under the
tongue. B vitamins help out with energy and metabolism. I believe the information is
based in science nutrition. Science has a way of backing up any nutritional research.
Vitamins are also found in the food we eat so that the food supplies us with
nutritional value. I have been making the necessary changes to make sure that the food
I eat is more nutritious. I also plan to be more consistent with taking my daily
vitamins for extra support. I have heard of a few different vitamins or supplements
such as B-12, One a Day, and Vitamin C and D to name a few. These vitamins I am
sure many people have heard of or may even take like myself. I am not that
consistent with my B-12 vitamins as I should be but I do take them pretty often! I
have been using these vitamins for a while now and I was introduced to them by my
aunt. I also have taken women’s vitamins as well for energy. If I am not mistaken
Vitamin C or D can help with your immune system, I am not sure exactly which does
what. I am not really sure if the information about these vitamins are nutrition
scientific or not. B-12 prevents you from feeling weak and also helps with your blood
cells and things in that nature. It also helps with weight loss as well. I have to get
more consistent with taking my daily vitamins like I have been in the past because
now I don’t take them as often as I should. I have heard of many types of vitamins
and supplements, especially when I worked in a pharmacy. I am very familiar with B-
12 because I was given shots while going through cancer treatments and I still receive
them monthly. I get blood tests every few months to monitor my B-12 levels and they
are always low but without daily sublingual doses and monthly shots, it is very low.
When I feel like my body may be lacking vitamins or nutrients, I always talk to my
doctor first to get his opinion. Then I will ask my pharmacist for her opinion because
she is very knowledgeable about supplements, and I trust her. Between working with
my doctor and pharmacist, I have come up with a daily regimen of vitamins and
supplements that work for me. I will also research medical websites, like Mayo Clinic,
to read articles pertaining to what vitamins or supplements I may need, also how and
when I should take them. My vitamin and supplement schedule will also change
depending on other factors in my life. For example, in the winter when I get very
little sunlight I will take Vitamin D, then in the summer I do not need to because I
am getting plenty of sunshine every day. Also, if I am having digestive issues and can
not eat the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables, I will take Vitamin C. I
have also learned to take sublingual vitamins when possible to ensure that my body is
absorbing them, especially since I have digestive issues. Whenever I look into buying
new supplements or vitamins, I tend to mostly look at reviews which is really not a
good way to research a product. I usually just look at the promotional videos of the
company selling the product with them saying all the beneficial ingredients that are
within the product not knowing myself if those ingredients are healthy or not. A
company I do enjoy buying from a lot is called Bare Performance Nutrition, ran by a
U.S. Army veteran. Reason I looked into his company was because I was also in the
military at the time and was looking for supplements that did not have anything illegal
in them that can pop up during my random pee tests that was done throughout the
year in the military. Even though his company was still small, he by far had the best
tasting protein and pre-workout I have ever tasted. Usually when I look at ingredients,
I try not to dive too deep into it. The main points I am looking at is to make sure it
is non-gmo, gluten free and no artificial preservatives or sweeteners. Luckily, his
products do not contain non of those.If anyone is ever looking for a green drink, I
would recommend checking his out. By far the best tasting green drink that provides
natural energy and boosts your immune system.
There are always some new fad vitamin or supplement coming out. I have been using
collagen powder daily in my coffee. This helps my hair, teeth, nails and skin. I have
noticed the benefit from using it consistently. My hair is growing and my skin has
become clearer. I think that there is some benefits for bones as well from taking it. I
also started to take apple cider vinegar gummies. This may just be the next big fad,
but I have noticed a difference in my digestive health from taking them. My daughter
is really good about taking her daily multivitamin which has all the needed vitamins in
one instead of taking multiple pills. I myself haven't been as on top of taking vitamins
as I should. I should start taking calcium pills just because I don't drink milk.
Unfortunately, I cant say that I am taking these vitamins and supplements because of
science, more so I am taking them because I see the benefits from others and would
like to see if they will work for me as well. I, too, have heard of many different
supplements and vitamins for all sorts of things. Every day there is something new
being pushed out that claims to improve or prevent health problems. I personally take
a daily vitamin, B Complex and collagen powder. Vitamins and B complex have
always been recommended because we do not always absorb the proper nutrients from
diet alone. I do not think I question that all too much because of multiple
recommendations for adults and children. I recently started adding collagen to my
drinks after researching benefits. I also bought it to the attention of my primary care
physician who saw no issues with this kind of supplementation. Collagen is used for
tissue health, hair, skin and nail health as well. It is said to have important proteins,
which is I think is most important in our overall wellbeing. However, like everything
else there can be negative side effects. I have also looked into those and concluded
that the side effects are minimal, and the benefits outweigh the risks. I have heard of
many vitamins like A, E, C, and D. The supplements that I have heard of and taken
are one a day vitamins for women which are vitamins that supplement to ensure that
you are getting the recommended daily amount needed. After our readings this week, I
realize that the supplement is not needed if a proper diet is being eaten unless there is
a medical reason for taking them. According to Davidson (2020), "Experts agree that
vitamin supplements are not a substitute for nutrients from food. Most healthy people
in developed countries who eat a varied diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole
grains get enough vitamins and do not need a vitamin supplement, although many take
a daily multivitamin as “insurance.” The exception to this is vitamin D, which is found
naturally in few foods." Vitamin D can be gotten by simply spending 15 to 20 mins a
day in the sun. This should give a normal healthy person the dose of vitamin D that
they need for a day but using sunblock does diminish the amount of vitamin D that
your body gets. I have heard about many different vitamins and supplements. I know
many people take them for different things. I had to take vitamin D once because after
my blood work the doctor found my vitamin D level was low. My mom takes
different types of vitamins like B12 and a daily women’s vitamins to help with your
overall health. How I decide on whether or not it’s a good idea to take it is if I’m
not sure about taking it I ask my pharmacist when I go to pick my medication up. I
also ask my mom to see what she thinks about it because I know she has been on a
lot of medication due to her illness she has and also having to deal with my
grandmother that it was easy for the doctor to ask what she didn’t have and what
medications she wasn’t on verses what she did have or what medications she was on.
I think it all comes down to it’s your choice what you want to put in your body but
it is good to get an opinion. I have heard of many supplements and vitamins. I have
only take the B12 gummy supplements to help with my energy level and also Iron
medicine to help build my iron and keep my iron levels high. The way I go by taking
supplements i do my research on them medicine and I see all the side effects, and I
also get another Doctor to get their opinion on the medication I will be taking. For
example undergoing my epilepsy I was taking one kind of seizure medicine and it was
not helping me so my church member who is also a Doctor talked to my mother
about the medicine and she helped get me off the medicine and I started taking
another kind of medicine that caused me not to have any seizures or major side effects
that I did not have to deal with from the new medicine. Overall, I currently do not
take any medicine for one many medications that we are taking now can affect the
liver, I learned that from my brother doctors and nurses when he was battling cancer.
You hear a lot about vitamins and supplements, and what you put into your body is
your choice. tt tt I choice not to put any supplement into my body because of my
medical history. I have taken some vitamins that I was told to take by my physician. I
took Vitamin D when my back hurt and I felt a little on edge. After a sometime
taking this I felt so much better. I done the research and there were studies supporting
this. “The women received vitamin D therapy for eight to 12 weeks to replenish their
blood levels. After treatment, their levels increased to 32 to 38 ng/mL. The women
also reported corresponding improvements in symptoms of depression following vitamin
D therapy. I also to a B12 shot when my levels were low in my blood work. My
physician taught me how to inject myself with these. I know that people take these for
energy, but I only took these as long as my levels were low in my blood work.I never
really thought about my information being based on nutrition science. I always just
went by what my physician said I need in vitamins and took them.
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