I am trying to find the best vitamens for me and my husband. Right now we take Wal Mart brand (Spring Valley). I have been told that your body doesn't break them down, there made of fillers, and your wasting your money on them. Has anyone heard of USANA vitamens? Should I be looking for an organic? Should I be purchasing them from a drug lab? If you take a good multi-vitamens, why do you need the extra C or D or E or Omgea-3 vitamens?
I think the best source of vitamins is healthy eating, especially fruits and vegetables that are not sprayed and meat, poultry, etc. that is raised without antibiotics, and no nitrates are used. Your best chance of finding these things is in a health food store.
If you feel you need a multi (probably most people do because of poor eating habits) I've often heard that food-based vitamins are very good.
I do take various vitamins and minerals but my selection is based on my symptoms and/or what shows up as problematic in blood panels. Personally, I think too many people take vitamins and such indiscriminately which, I believe, has the potential to weaken our system and its own innate ability to heal and be strong.
So if you're trying to decide which vitamins you may need I would get a blood panel, especially if you've never had one and also look at any particular problems that are in the fore. For instance, if you are feeling a great deal of fatigue you can do research and see what supplements are recommended for your symptoms. I prefer to use good quality supplements so, yes, fillers and such would indicate to me a less desirable product.
You said what my husband has been telling me along. We do eat plenty of fruit and veggies during the day. ONLY once a week we will eat a burger/fries.
I also excersie: weights 3 days a week and 3-miles 2 days a week. I feel FABULOUS at age 43....no aches or pains. So should I be supplementing with vitamens?
This is my opinion, of course, and others may feel differently, but if you're eating good unadulterated food, are exercising, and you feel fine, why waste $ on supplements? I only take them because I have an illness and prefer to use alternative measures rather than allopathic potions that have side effects.
So congratulations on being healthy! And by the way, I see no earthly reason why a burger and fries cannot be enjoyed occasionally.