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Good quality natural supplements

Jumpey
Jumpey
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Can anyone recommend brands of supplements that don't contain harmful fillers? I currently take calcium, magnesium, boron, K2 iron,zinc.Any suggestions gratefully received x

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Nanaedake

Are you taking vitamin D3? If so then you can get Better You vit D3 with K2 as a mouth spray. Bypasses any absorption problems and few fillers. Also Magnesium chloride spray.

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Jumpey
Jumpey
in reply to Nanaedake

I do! I forgot to mention that. Thanks for the recommendations.x

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HeronNS

Boron and zinc are trace elements, any particular reason you take them in supplement form as you can get a fair amount from a balanced diet? I take a liquid iron supplement called Floradix, I think the company is Salus, a European company. I only take iron when my doctor tells me test results say I'm low. And you do know not to take calcium at the same time as other elements like oral magnesium or iron?

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nuigini
nuigini
in reply to HeronNS

Thanks for the tip Heron, I didn't know about the calcium/magnesium issue.

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Jumpey
Jumpey
in reply to HeronNS

Just added insurance! I take iron because I have restless leg syndrome and can't keep my iron levels up without supplementation.I am aware of the need to take them at different times. Cheers for the recommendation.x

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irishlass-1
irishlass-1
in reply to Jumpey

I have restless leg syndrome too, is it an iron related thing? Does it mean we have low iron levels when we have restless legs?

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Jumpey
Jumpey
in reply to irishlass-1

Yes. Our ferritin levels need to be at least 100. There is a forum on here for RLS. Lots of helpful info. Take a look.x

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henrybull

A lack of magnesium/calcium can trigger restless syndrome. I sorted my own issue by taking 400mg of magnesium malate before bed each night.

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karmel
karmel
in reply to HeronNS

Heron, I am confused as to why I shouldn't take oral magnesium with calcium. The calcium supplement I take, Vitabiotics' Osteocare Original (I have tried to attach a picture of it but can't) contains magnesium300mg, vitamin D3 10ug and other minerals. When I was diagnosed with op I was prescribed Accrete (alongside AA) which made my IBS flare-up. I did ask the doctor if I could take Osteocare as a calcium supplement as I knew it didn't trigger my IBS and she ok'd it. I am concerned now if there could be an absorbtion issue between calcium and magnesium, because I know unfortunately that the doctor wouldn't picked this up. Thanks.

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HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to karmel

What I understand, and I'm remembering this from the book The Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean so hope I have it right, if you take calcium supplements there is too much calcium in relation to magnesium and that's when the magnesium isn't properly absorbed. Magnesium in the supplement should be helping to maintain the balance. But when in doubt add another source, like Epsom salts baths.

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karmel
karmel
in reply to HeronNS

Heron, I hope you don't mind my asking if in your opinion is it better to take calcium citrate which I understand is more easily absorbed than the calcium carbonate that is in the supplement I take?. I must admit I didn't know that there were different types of calcium before having op

ps My feet love it when I have an Epson salt footbath which I try to have once a week.

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HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to karmel

My opinion only, citrate better tolerated, but I think drinking orange juice with carbonate helps.

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karmel
karmel
in reply to HeronNS

Thanks

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HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to karmel

I'd look it up but I have to wrestle with my travel tablet....

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karmel
karmel
in reply to HeronNS

Heron, thanks very much for your help and I don't want you to have to wrestle with your travel tablet. lol

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Rosepetal60

Does you Doctor know that you are taking iron? Because you may not need it. And it is always best to get advice before taking Iron supplements

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Jumpey
Jumpey
in reply to Rosepetal60

Yes she does. I have restless leg syndrome so it's absolutely necessary. I have regular blood ferritin tests.x

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veriterc

Can I suggest it is a good idea to take medical advice before taking any supplements? Some supplements can react if you are taking certain medicines, so it is always best to check.

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Jumpey
Jumpey
in reply to veriterc

Thanks. I am aware.x

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trishbindefeld

Fillers are not necessarily harmful but the cleaner the supplement the better it is. Herb-ology do an excipient free magnesium glycinate. They are also excellent at answering queries. I use nature’s way boron, as it’s difficult to eat enough prunes and boron is critical especially for your bones. I use a better you vitamin d3 spray but sadly there’s not enough k2 in their combined spray to balance the D. I use Nutrizing 600mcg. I was warned off taking iron as it can be very dangerous unless you know that your levels are low.

There’s an excellent piece on the internet called “there’s nothing boring about boron”

I hope this helps.

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Jumpey

Thanks so much for your reply.

I have regular blood tests re. the iron- another medical condition makes it necessary.x

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Walkingdogs

I get calcium citrate and k2 from Just Vitamins.

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Jumpey
Jumpey
in reply to Walkingdogs

Thanks so much.x

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Londinium

Nothing Boring About Boron

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

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Titian8

I also prefer supplements without unnecessary fillers etc.

I take Zoomvit vitamin D3 drops, there are 2400 drops per bottle and each drop is 400 iu so you can adjust the dose for personal requirements : therefore it lasts a very long time. It has no artificial flavourings, colours or preservatives.

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RCarole

I just started taking Algaecal Plus last year. Don’t have bone density results this year yet to see if it is helping. Look it up online. Supplement I order online. Not cheap but willing to try.

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