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I was just wondering if anyone takes a multivitamin and if so what kind?? I've tried a couple in the past, but none of them seem to agree with me...should I be looking for a certain kind? or taking supplements individually? I have recently purchased centrum but am reluctant to take it b/c I have had such problems w/ other brands.I would really appreciate any suggestions on what others have tried.thanks
 

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quote: but none of them seem to agree with me
Multivitamin give you what you need, but also give you what you do not need.The best worked for me is for few days, then they make me much worse.It is additional work to let your body work hard to get red of stuff that it does not need.try to take what your body need.
 

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Hey Karyno, I have the same problem with multivitamins -- they wreck my stomach! The only advice i have to offer is whatever type of vitamin you take, start slowly with it and take it with a meal so that its not the only thing rumbling around in there. I have recently started to add calcium supplements in this way - I started with 1/4 of a tablet with dinner, then 1/2, and now i'm up to 3/4 of a tablet. The real dose is two tablets so i'm getting there! I also drink low acid orange juice as a way to get some vitamins. The low acid stuff is great and doesn't upset my stomach at all.Next on my list of things to try are Vitaballs -- they were recommended from a member on the board that also struggles with vitamins and she has no problems with these. They are gumballs - you chew them for 10 minutes or something and then you are done. I have a box at home and am just waiting for a weekend that i'm not doing anything to give them a try. The other recommendations I can give were given to me by the LEAP dietician on the board. I asked her for a good vitamin to try and Jan replied
quote:Kirkman Labs (http://www.kirkmanlabs.com/products/multiv...mins_index.html) seems to have some pretty decent hypoallergenic formulas. And, you can order a small sample size first to try out. I like the idea of a powder too, then you can start with a VERY small amount, and/or take a tiny bit 2-3 times during the day. And, whatever you do, don't take on an empty stomach, but after you've eaten something.Another we recommend is Twin Labs Allergy Multi Cap. It's hypoallergenic and pretty well tolerated.
I have the trial powder from Kirkman labs - I stopped using it a while back when I caught a stomach bug and couldn't keep anything down and for some reason never started it again. It never bothered my stomach and may be a good option.Good luck with whatever you decide to try!-kac
 

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Thank You for the replies! I wasn't sure if I was the only one that had trouble finding a multivitamin...Kac...thanks so much for the great advice and suggestions..I used to love orange juice, but it always made my tummy go crazy, so I'm definitely going to try the low acid O.J...I'm so excited!I just bought some calcium supplements so I'll start w/ trying a little after my meal and I'll definitley look into the other vitamins that you mentioned.Thanks so much!
 
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