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Which supplements do you take? Multiple choice poll:

JerryJerryAdministrator165 Voters

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Apart from D I also take Glucosamine Sulphate

Plus sage to help with menopause sweats! Which I am finding highly effective

A combined omega 3 and vitamin D every other day. On off days I take a combined multivitamin, plus calcium, plus omega 3. Will revert to a daily dose of the former once the latter are finished.

I don't take magnesium because of the BP medication I am on. However, I have Epsom salt foot baths instead. I also take Turmeric Active capsules which definitely make s difference to aches and niggles.

I've heard alot about Epsom salt Footbaths, do you find they benefit you??

JerryAdministrator in reply to fedupoffeelingtired

Hi fedupoffeelingtired yes epsom salts work and I buy magnesium flakes and mix 100ml with 100ml boiling water leave it to cool and rub that on aching muscles as magnesium is absorbed through the skin. 😊

junemc in reply to Jerry

I buy BetterYou products all of which contain magnesium (some also contain calcium). They do body lotions, body butter, oil etc, etc. The magnesium is absorbed through the skin. I have tried magnesium tablets before but found they upset my stomach. The lotions are all pleasant to use and this is an easy way to get your intake of magnesium.

Yes! I bought a washing up basin from Asda, partially fill it with hot water and add Epsom salts, sit for 20 minutes reading a book. Relaxing, soft skin and helps aches all over. 2 or 3 times a week.

I occasionally use magnesium oil, which I rub into my skin.


Good poll Jerry :)

I regularly take vitamin D (I test levels each year, so know I'm not overdoing it), B12 and magnesium.

I occasionally take other vitamins on an as-needed basis, like hair skin and nails supplements, fish oil (if I haven't had any oily fish that week) and probiotics.

Multi vitamin with Cod Liver oil

When I remember, about 3 or 4 days a week I also take zinc and iodine

I take omega 3 D E C b complex the odd iron not off a ironing board lol bit hard to digest one of those irons I think 😁I take glucosomine chrondroine when can get it😊

Snowdrops_17 in reply to Curly1_

πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I agree, iron board would be a bit hard and may make you toothless πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

Curly1_ in reply to Snowdrops_17

Hi Christiane hahaha a iron even worst to chew😁 I need a dentist soon that front tooth filling that came out has got worst a good tip for cleaning teeth is ginger mixed with baking powder makes them whiter, how are you im just looking for something on TV then catch up on sleep I fed squirells today ther were so gentle took nuts out my hand I'll sort photo out forcast snow tomorror 😁hope you have a good sleepπŸ’πŸŒŸxxx


Vit K2 with D , Selenium, B12, probiotics

Can’t take multivitamin as Take too much prescription medicine, I get away with taking probiotics for IBS and vit D for lack of sun, no need for vit C as eat lots of veg and fruit


I take magnesium and vitamin D mostly as magnesium helps us to absorb vitamin D and its a natural muscle relaxant so win win.

Vitamin k2-7 (keeps the calcium in the bones and out of the veins and arteries) , kelp (for iodine) , vitamin b12

LouiseCanada in reply to Eryl

How much kelp do you take? I use natural pink salt so am concerned about iodine.

Eryl in reply to LouiseCanada

I try to eat seaweed every few weeks, either in a stir fry or casserole, or now and then as laverbread, but when I can't get hold of it I take a couple of tablets (150ug) a week.

I don't like supplements, but I have to take B12 because I'm vegan, and in high doses, because I'm old. I use Solgar tablets, which are supposed to be vegan and contain 1000 mcg

Kelp, vit C and zinc ( fizzy tablet in water ones ) when feeling under the weather - good post : )

Don’t take any but get the Vitamin C through eating oranges each day.

Eryl in reply to Biomet

You can get just as much vitamin C from Kale and capsicum without the harmful fructose.

CockneyblueHigh Risk

Vitamin D with omega 3, as I was advised to take this when I had Covid in October. I’ve never taken supplements before and don’t know when to stop taking them. So any advice would be good. The chemist also said safe to take with Indapamide which is the only bp meds I take.

None I believe if you eat the right things you shouldn't need suppliments

The only reason I take iron is recently prescribed by G.P. Strongly believe if you eat healthily, cook from scratch and go outdoors for fresh air, you should not need supplements. Appreciate that sounds a bit strange as needing iron but that due to not being able to absorb iron due to other medical issues and hopefully this is going to be short term.

Omega 3 I natural foods fish etc

Multi vitamin and cod liver oil

Coenzime Q10. Turmeric capsules for joint pain. I was told by the consultant to 'over-dose on Vit C to help to produce collagen' after rupturing my Achilles tendon. I also take Vit B complex, Vit D3, and Magnesium for night cramps.

Multivitamins for over 50’s!

Doggie123-UKHigh Risk

I am on Vit D3 prescribed by GP because of low levels, I have had a lot of dry skin lately predominately on my face (I have suffered from seborrheic dermatitis since childhood mainly on my scalp but it has now spread to my face) so have started taking Vit C and I find it is helping greatly.

Ginkgo Biloba & Ginseng

vitamin E, co Enzyme Q10, Starflower oil D3


Vitamin C with either a Lemon squeezed into tonic and an orange each day (the real stuff)

For me its more a case of what dont i take..


Coenzyme q10. Probiotics

Panacur C, Neem, OnkoBel, Apegenin, Artecin, Curcumin, PawPaw, C-Statin, Genistein, Vascustatin, Agaricus, Angiostop, Quercetin, Artemisinin, Benagene, Vit C called IVtoGO. I rotate these over a 6 week period.


Vitamin d3 and magnesium because my blood test showed a low level of vitamin d even though I sunbathed and worked in my garden with most of my cloths off till September when I got a very bad covid like infection, still don’t feel well now.

Snowdrops_17 in reply to zube-UK

I do hope you will recuperate soonπŸ‘πŸ₯°

zube-UK in reply to Snowdrops_17

Thanks for your welcome hopes Snowdrops, 🌷 πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

I may be one of very few people that doesn't take anything πŸ™ˆ

Daily multivitamin with iron

i also take zinc and green lipped mussels

I don't take any supplements, as I consider that my carefully researched eating plan means that I am not lacking anything.

B12 , glucosamine

Vitamin D3, Probiotics, Turmeric with black pepper.

Thank you. I purchased some powdered kelp from Nova Scotia. It is plentiful there and the residents eat the dried seaweed as a snack food. My concern was to not overdose. I usually put in about 1/4 tsp into soups and stews and often in my green smoothies at lunch.

I chose omega 3 but I actually have spirulina tablets each morning which contain omega 3 and 6 and vitamin C and more.I do have separate vitamin C supplements and vit D3.

I take vitamin D & K3. Also take Moringa. Only take these Monday to Friday.

I won't take vitamin K, would love to, but it does thicken your blood! So I am more cautious now since my heart attack Feb 2019! What is Moringa Evonne???

Regular vitamin D, cod liver oil capsules, Calcium with vitamin D3 from my doctor! Vitamin C with Zinc 1000mg soluble, but not every day! But if I feel run down or I get a cold then I take it it regular for a few days! I try to eat fruit, bananas, blueberries for breakfast in my porridge or kiwi as well!

Think if you eat a varied diet you should be okay! But found codliver oil helps my joints because of osteoarthritis! πŸ‘πŸ₯°

I also take a menopause supplement

Pomi-T - pomegranate, green tea, broccoli, tumeric


Also multivitamins

I take a daily multivitamin tablet.



In addition to Vitamin D (2000), I take Biotin

When you healthy and don't have any physical problems and you eat a balanced diet! You don't need any supplements really! But when I got older, I gave blood once! I tried the year after again and was told I couldn't because I was anaemic! Needed iron tablets! Also we couldn't eat that well as we had very little money to go round for food! That was 1994, was a tough time! I really know it depends on if your are healthy or not! If you take medication because of health problems, I get the impression somehow that it could effect your physical well-being in a different way! I use to take religiously multi vitamins! Now I don't any more! You can also take to much of a good thing and your body won't process it all! But at times our body needs help and if it gives us the strength and well-being to carry on then I agree! Otherwise I am cautious and make sure I don't over do it! Hope that makes sense somehow πŸ™



I take B12 in addition to a combined calcium and vitamin D tablet, and then randomly take vitamin C or a multivitamin and mineral tablet maybe once every couple of weeks! Have been thinking about introducing Choline.

I take vitamin D in the winter because I spend less time outside. I take vitamin b complex all year round because it helps maintain my energy levels and helps me sleep better.

Lutien and Vitamin A complex.



crazyfitnessPWB Guest

Hi Jerry

I take Magnesium, Evening Primrose Oil, Vegan Multivitamins, probiotics specifically tested by scientists for IBS and nettle supplement for my skin

I also take Turmeric and Cod Liver Oil. I gather from the 'Truth about Programme' that Vit D is the most effective and most of the others have little or no effect(?)

Multi vitamins plus extra vitamin D , omega 3,6,9 and glucosamine and chondroit in

Adrenal supplement, probiotic, St. John's wort, olive leaf.

I take aloe vera juice every day and I also take Manuka honey (does this count as a supplement?).

JerryAdministrator in reply to junemc

Hi junemc this is a very good question all I know is that certified Manuka honey has some wonderful healing properties. 🍯🐝 So good for you regardless of whether it is a supplement.

CoQ10, Garlic, Glucosamine, Magnesium, Potassium,CBD

Multivitamin and Turmeric

I take a one multivitamin and mineral supplement a day and omega oil

I only take Vitamin D as recommended by my doctor to strengthen my muscles as I still feel weak in my muscles. I take them to because I live in Aberdeen as we don't get much sun especially in the U.K, no wonder a lot of people suffer from M.S from lack of sun in the U.K. My Doctor said this really works, I had to ask my Doctor as I know a lot of supplements are just a con.

I like the Survey.

Zinc, B12, Turmeric, multi vitamin and vitamin E

The ones I take every day are: Selenium for hair and nails. And Lutigold extra for eyes. Every so often I also take Vitamin B Complex, Zinc & Vitamin D.