Originally Posted by byrdganggoonies
im already taking a mutl vitamin, milled flax seed oil, and fish oil. normally i just buy them at CVS/walgreens either the nature's bounty or store brand. i was lookin to get some more supplements <removed>
i want to purchase
-tea tree oil (liquid)
-oregano oil (liquid)
now, is there anything particular i should look for in any of these or should they be fine? also, is it bad to take too many supplements.
I have a few comments.
First, tea tree oil (melaleuca) is not generally something to be ingested, and in fact can make you sick. It's fantastic for many many topical uses including fighting bacteria and even viruses. But be very careful about putting any in your mouth.
Second, there are certain interactions that can be harmful. So do be careful to research interactions between various supplements and drugs. For instance, there are certain things that are good to take with calcium, such as vitamin D and magnesium. However, calcium hinders the absorbtion of many other vitamins and minerals (such as C and the B vitamins). So to really get your moneys worth it's better to take them at different times of the day. And yes, there are certain minerals and vitamins that you can overdose on and become very sick. Research is very important.
Some have found coral calcium to be highly effective for them, and some have found other kinds digetst better and work better for them. So that's a trial and error situation. Personally, I have found that powdered and liquid vitimins digest much more effectively and give me more energy. That's something to consider as well.
It's not a bad idea to ask questions at your local health food store. Generally the staff is pretty well trained to answer your questions and help guide you to the things you're looking for.