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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2013, 09:14:56 am »
^I use Swanson's Pantothenic Acid. Okay naman so far. Mas mura kaysa GNC and Healthy Options.

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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2013, 06:04:29 pm »
Gusto ko itry yung Proflavanol kasi naman sinisipon pa din ako Cecon gamit kong Vit. C tapos hindi ko naman natuloy-tuloy yung Myra e ko di ko tuloy nakita ano effect.. How much po kaya Proflavanol may ganyan po ba sa Mercury or watson?

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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2013, 06:48:17 pm »
me and my husband are taking
-Ester C (vitamin C) - For hubby
-Royal Jelly - eto ang para sakin.. :) pampaganda ng skin


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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2013, 10:19:23 pm »
^^wala sa mercury or watson yung proflavanol, inoorder sya sa mga distributor ng usana.
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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2013, 05:28:59 am »
I used to just take what is available in our kitchen and given by my mom but after talking to doctors and studying nutrition, I found out how not all multivitamins and supplements are created equal!  :)

Packaging, coating, and sources of vitamins matter a lot! So now since im informed, i take a lot of time reading the supplement facts and details before I buy. Lots of research online too.

I'm currently taking:

1. GNC Ultra Women's mega (once daily) - Decent multivitamin and has a 1200 IU vitamin D3 (one of the highest in all multivitamins) and complete women's vitamins plus other helpful stuff like cranberry (urinary), lutein, collagen (Beauty) and anti-oxidants etc. Downside is it's vitamin A is Retinyl acetate derived because i'd prefer it from beta carotene. It also uses the Oxide fam (magnesium oxide for magnesium) and i'd prefer other sources. Other than that, it's better than a lot of multivitamins around. A good mulvitamin is important if you decide to take vitamins. Make sure it has the big 12 (vit a,d, c,e, b complex family etc.) and other helpful vitamins like selenium, zinc etc. Dosage is also very important. A lot of multis have all important vitamins but lacking in dose so it's pretty much useless.

2. Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) - You take vitamin D? awesome! you're doing a lot for your health! What kind? is it D3 or [textspeak!]? I got sick one time and my immune system was compromised and my doctors prescribed me a multivitamin and vitamin D3. Right then, I didnt know what a D3 is! After studying nutrition, i got to know this amazing vitamin. This is a favorite vitamin of all oncologist and immunologist because of the huge benefits it does. It's probably the most effective anti-women cancer vitamin after research studies found out that almost all cancer patients are vitamin D deficient and it also  confirmed how those who took vitamin D3 for years decreased their cancer (specifically breast and colorectal) risk by a whopping 77% compared to those who didn't. The normal dosage recommended is 600 IU daily but other doctors recommend 1000 to 2000 IU daily intake.  Others needing immune system boost take as much as 5,000 IU daily. The problem is that most people aren't aware that they're using the wrong kind. My trip to mercury drug proved this as they only have vitamin [textspeak!] or Ergocalciferol which is the synthetic version and doesn't really do much for our body. You really have to go to specialist stores to get D3. There's still a lot of (good) developments being studied on vitamin D3 but a lot of cancer specialists are advocating this because its huge benefits aren't that much communicated to the public unlike vit c.

I take 2,000 IU daily through my multivitamin and a separate vitamin D3 supplement. You can get these at vitamin stores like GNC, healthy options, nature made etc. and they are not expensive. I like the healthy options one bec. their D3 is a tiny, gel type and i have problems swallowing hard and bigger pills.


3. Omega 3 fish oil - Very very important since i dont eat a lot of cold water fish (salmon, mackerel, cod, tuna etc.) and our fam has a history of heart disease. This is a daily must for everyone, I think. Also, be careful in choosing cause others are contaminated with fillers and mercury. Do your research on your fish oil brand first. The EPA and DHA level is also important plus the source.  Most common sources are anchovies, mackerel and sardines. Others are krill, cod etc. but I try to stay away from Cod due to mercury contaminants.

4. Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes and Fiber. - Our gastrointestinal tract constitutes 70% of our immune system. So if it goes bad, your immunity and over health will deteriorate. Almost all diseases are due and related to problems in the gastro and digestive system mainly because everything we consume goes there. I didn't really care or even thought of probiotics etc. but after feeling lethargic, stressed and GI problems (bloating, gas, irregular bowel), I knew i needed to take my gut more seriously! lol so I started cleansing  by eating healthier food and taking supplements such as probiotics, digestive enzymes and fiber and they have been heaven sent! life changing! you will constantly feel better overall! Most people feel sh!tty specially women because their bodies are swarming with parasites, yeast candida, superbugs (ecoli, salmonella, h. pylori-cause of ulcer) and bacterias that we normally get everyday from air, food, people, pets and our own house. Most diseases like cancer also formed due to bacteria growth in our gut that makes our cell division go haywire. If you want to feel better overall, try taking some probiotics and digestive enzyme. You will really see the result and feel good overall. My fave products are PB8 nutritionnow probiotics, nature plus ultra zyme, original papaya enzyme by american health and now foods fiber. You can get the probiotic and enzymes at healthy options. There are also several probiotic brands there. For probiotics, get one with billion bacterias and different blends but most impt. are acidophilus and bifidobacterium. for enzymes, get a papaya or pancreatine based with a lot of enzymes like bromelain, papain etc.

Occasional: B complex, vitamin E when needed. I normally have these in my multivitamin but if i need a boost, i take a separate pill with a higher dose.

Other Natural: Echinacea tea by traditional medicinals (my fave natural immune system booster), ginger tea or pills for colds and acidity, cranberry pills when i have UTI or feel like my urinary tract needs cleansing. Slippery elm for sore throat, heartburn etc.

Will checkout: coenzyme q10 for energy and heart health.


I'd prefer natural remedies but they are harder to find here in the PH. Good thing, stores like health options are bringing these products here. You can schedule a trip there and just see your many options. They carry their own healthy options vitamins and minerals plus other popular vitamins that you can only find overseas.

Lastly, vitamins aren't food substitute. If we're only eating healthy and right, we actually won't need any of this but it's hard so a little help won't hurt. A healthy diet and lifestyle is still the best health insurance.

P.S sorry if it's too long but I do like sharing health information that helps  :)

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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2013, 01:57:48 am »
Right now, Gluta + vit. c only.

for non-gluta days:
i take vit c 500 mg or 1000 mg (if feeling ko mag ka ubo/sipon/trangkaso ako),
sometimes may GSE ako, sometimes wala.
if i have work tapos kulang sleep and super pagod dahil maraming errands, i take stresstabs. yung day lang na yun and then back to normal na ulit. but if i feel kulang pa, i take 1 tab again the following day.
additional zinc 50 mg pag feeling ko may something sa skin ko (pimples when pmsing lol), and sometimes nag add ako ng b5. hehe galing ng combination hindi natutuloy ang something sa skin ko lol!
and vit b12 injections if needed.
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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2014, 05:44:20 am »
I am taking essentials but here i am starting the year right with colds or allergic rhinitis not really sure which..

I need vitamin c, yung proflavanol sana since it has good reviews but i cant afford to maintain it. Anyway, saan nakakabili ng kirkland vitamin c dito sa philippines? Yung authentic

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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2014, 06:19:58 am »
currently taking the following everyday: usana essentials, hepasil, usana fish oil, atc gse, atc garlic oil and kirkland coq10 100mg.

benefits: regulated and normal menstruation flow, alert mind, peaceful and sound sleep, clear soft supple skin, extra energy.

stopped: proflavanol and maybe usana fish oil. highly overrated ang proflavanol, mas effective sakin ang atc gse mas mura pa. besides 100mg lang ang gse ng proflavanol, sa atc 500mg.

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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2014, 03:44:54 pm »
Usana's Essentials, proflavanol and active calcium! :D
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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2014, 09:58:08 am »
Hi sis hikarichan

What does atc gse stand for? Saan nabibili and how much? Thank you :)
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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2014, 12:46:34 pm »
^sis atc grapeseed extract, its a very powerful anti oxidant saka mura lang 165 ang 30 softgels.good for 15 days na. Ang usana proflavanol kasi gse with vitamin c 56 tablets for 2k plus twice a day din iinumin ang laki ng price difference nila pero mas effective sakin ang atc. Sa mercury pala ako bumili ng atc gse. :)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2014, 12:49:47 pm by hikarichan »

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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #51 on: January 07, 2014, 10:16:42 am »
Feeling ko ang gse ang culprit ng breakout ko. :( I'm taking swanson's grapeseed. Planning on switching to atc grapeseed. Baka di lang ako hiyang sa swanson.

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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2014, 10:15:31 am »
Planning to take ishigaki, vit c with rosehips and gse. Once a day lang siguro okay na siya.

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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2014, 09:26:28 am »
Ok lang po ba magtake ng vitamin b complex everyday

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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2014, 09:33:35 am »
Kirkland vit E
ATC GSE

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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2014, 11:40:07 am »
Taking Medifortan twice a day. I heard USANA products are good though so I'm planning to try them out soon.  ;)
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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2014, 03:19:18 am »
Uber pricey naman ng usana essentials, 3k plus then profla nsa 2k plus. Okay din naman yung Alive once daily mas cheaper.
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Re: Everyday Vitamins and Supplements Part 3
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2014, 06:12:53 am »
Relumins bid
Vit c 1000mg
Centrum
Im planning to take krill oil & probiotics.

 

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