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#1 *JillD*

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    Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:20 AM

    **Update posted today 1/2/10 on page 3

    DH & I have been taking these vitamins called Juice Plus. I used to belong to a networking group and we had a JP rep in the group, so I started taking them. She always told me they're not vitamins, they're food, supposed to be like real fruits & vegetables, blah, blah,blah.

    she also told me a lot about regular vitamins that you buy at the store having no nutritional value and that some of them are made up almost entirely of....I want to say coal, but I don't remember if that's right.

    So anyway, I don't want to pay for the JP anymore, its too much money and it comes out of our account automatically and I don't like that either. So I want to buy something at the store.

    So my question is, what type of vitamins do you take and have you done any research on them to find out about their ingredients/effectiveness. Also, a lot of vitamins make me throw up, so if anyone else has that issue and has found something that works that would be helpful too.

    #2 Kat81

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      Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:34 AM

      If you go to a health food store they will usually have good vitamins. I don't throw up when I take them BUT I get really sick to my stomach. I eat something as I am taking them then wash them down with a lot of water. I still get a slight feeling of an upset stomach but not near as bad as if I don't eat anything. It is so weird because I can start getting sick like two minutes after I take them. I don't know what it is.... but it happens fast.

      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:42 AM

        I've had issues with supplements as well. One was the Womens Weight Smart One A Day. I woul get sick from 5-25 minutes after taking it so I had to stop. My DR said there was just something in it that didn't agree with me. She told me what it likely was but I can't recall. I need to take some prenatals and probably some calcium right now since I'm nursing this darn broken foot.

        #4 Alyssa

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          Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:45 AM

          Jill,

          I suggest going to Whole Foods - some brands I really like are:

          Garden of Life

          Whole Foods 365
          Brand

          Super Nutrition

          Also, Vitamin Shoppe sells some good stuff but i don't care for their own brand that much!

          #5 Sandra E.

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            Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:03 PM

            Jill, so how did you feel taking JP? did you feel the benefits. I have a couple of friends that are taking them and they loved them. One of them just had her 4th baby (and last) and she said it was the best and easiest pregnancy she's ever had. She's never felt better.

            #6 *JillD*

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              Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:03 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Kat81
              If you go to a health food store they will usually have good vitamins. I don't throw up when I take them BUT I get really sick to my stomach. I eat something as I am taking them then wash them down with a lot of water. I still get a slight feeling of an upset stomach but not near as bad as if I don't eat anything. It is so weird because I can start getting sick like two minutes after I take them. I don't know what it is.... but it happens fast.
              sounds like me, it can come on pretty quickly sometimes

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              Originally Posted by foxytv
              I've had issues with supplements as well. One was the Womens Weight Smart One A Day. I woul get sick from 5-25 minutes after taking it so I had to stop. My DR said there was just something in it that didn't agree with me. She told me what it likely was but I can't recall. I need to take some prenatals and probably some calcium right now since I'm nursing this darn broken foot.
              yes, the weight smart were particularly horrible!! Even if I ate something, I would break into a cold sweat and want to throw up, if I was able to just sit and breathe for a few minutes, without interruption I could usually make it through without puking, and it would go away.

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              Originally Posted by Alyssa
              Jill,

              I suggest going to Whole Foods - some brands I really like are:

              Garden of Life

              Whole Foods 365
              Brand

              Super Nutrition

              Also, Vitamin Shoppe sells some good stuff but i don't care for their own brand that much!
              Thanks Alyssa! I'm going to look into some of these, I'm so bad about remembering to take my vitamins!

              #7 Birdie07

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                Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:05 PM

                I don't remember what mine are but my DH buys them. I take prenatal. I also have the problem of throwing up when I take iron. But thats the one I need b/c I'm anemic. So he made me take a different kind. But then again he's the doctor so I don't listen to the explanation . I'll ask what kind he gave me so I didn't throw up.

                #8 *JillD*

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                  Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:06 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Sandra E.
                  Jill, so how did you feel taking JP? did you feel the benefits. I have a couple of friends that are taking them and they loved them. One of them just had her 4th baby (and last) and she said it was the best and easiest pregnancy she's ever had. She's never felt better.
                  Honestly, I didn't really notice that much difference. I did notice that my nails grew very well when I remembered to take them regularly. DH loves them, but I just think they're too expensive for vitamins. But maybe they did make a difference and it just wasn't noticeable to me.

                  #9 Sandra E.

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                    Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:10 PM

                    Ok that's good to know. I've been considering them for a while. My friend Amy did say, you have to take them religiously and will noticed results after a month. How long did you take them?

                    #10 Samantha S

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                      Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:58 PM

                      I would take a good multivitamin, omega 3 fatty acid supplement, Vitamin D and Calcium at a minimum.

                      My naturopath recommended a really good multivitamin that I haven't had any problems with and that I like. It is by Integrative Therapeutics. It says to take 3 a day and I only take one or two max. I get my omega 3's and various others from Trader Joe's but the other gals are right-- you should be able to find good brands at a health store like Whole Foods.




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