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Old 08-04-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation Need advice on supplements please!

I am currently planning on taking the following supplements. Please let me know if i am over doing anything. I think I could do without the Enzymatic Therapy Peppermint Plus and the NSI Calcium Magnesium & Vitamin D. What do you think? I'm 22. Fairly athletic. I don't have a very good diet because eating healthy and cheap is a rare thing to find. I also have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I would be asking my doctor but I don't have one anymore because I am without insurance. So anyone's opinions and help would be appreciated.

NSI Synergy 3000® Multi-Vitamin Version 11

Pro-Vitamin A (as natural carotenoids: beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin) Betatene® 4000 IU 80%
Vitamin A (as palmitate) 1000 IU 20%
Vitamin C (as Advan-C® mineral ascorbate complex) 500 mg 833%
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 2000 IU 500%
Natural Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate, and high gamma mixed tocopherols) 200 IU 667%
Vitamin K (as phytonadione) 300 mcg 375%
Vitamin B1 (as thiamine HCl) 50 mg 3,333%
Vitamin B2 (as riboflavin) 10 mg 588%
Vitamin B3 (as niacinamide) 50 mg 250%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 50 mg 2,500%
Folic Acid 800 mcg 200%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 500 mcg 8,333%
Biotin 3 mg (3000 mcg) 1,000%
Vitamin B5 (as D-calcium pantothenate) 50 mg 500%
Calcium (as calcium citrate, dicalcium malate, Advan-C®) 300 mg 30%
Iodine (as potassium iodide) 150 mcg 100%
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide) 200 mg 50%
Zinc (as L-methionine) L-OptiZinc® 30 mg 200%
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine) SeleniumSeLECT® 200 mcg 286%
Copper (as copper glycinate chelate) 1 mg 50%
Manganese (as manganese glycinate chelate) 2 mg 100%
Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate) ChromeMate® 400 mcg 100%
Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate) 150 mcg 200%
Green Tea Extract (standardized to 98% polyphenols, 80% catechins, 45% EGCG and <2% caffeine)(leaf) 500 mg *
VitaVeggie™ Vegetable Antioxidant blend ('HiActives' Broccoli, Broccoli Sprout Extract, Tomato Powder, Carrot Powder, Spinach Powder, Kale Powder, Brussels Sprout Powder and Onion Extract) 500 mg *
Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 mg *
BerryVin™ High ORAC Berries (strawberries, blueberries, escobillo, blackberries, cranberries), grape extract and pomegranate extract (fruit) 200 mg *
AppleZin™ Apple Polyhenol Complex (Standardized to 80% polyphenols, 5% phlorizin)(fruit) 125 mg *
Ginkgo Biloba Extract (standardized to 24% ginkoflavonglycosides, 6% terpene lactones)(leaf) 120 mg *
Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl 100 mg *
Co-Enzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) naturally fermented 100 mg *
Grape Seed Extract (standardized to >85% proanthocyanidins) ActiVin® 100 mg *
Milk Thistle Extract (standardized to 80% silymarin)(seed) 100 mg *
Mushroom Defense Blend [Cordyceps mycelia, Shiitake Mushroom, Maitake Mushroom and Reishi Mushroom extracts, Beta 1, 3-D glucan, AHCC® Proprietary blend (Mushroom Mycelia extract, Candelilla Wax, Cyclodextrin, Microcrystalline cellulose)] 100 mg *
Quercetin (bioflavonoid) 50 mg *
Red Wine Extract (standardized to 30% polyphenols) 25 mg *
Resveratrol (from Polygonum cuspidatum Extract standardized to 50% resveratrol)(root)ResveraPure® 25 mg *
Lutein (Tagetes erecta)(from standardized Lutemax®Lutein Extract) (marigold flower) 6 mg *
Black pepper extract (Piper nigrum) (standardized to 95%piperine)(fruit) Bioperine® 5 mg *
Boron (as boron amino acid chelate) 3 mg *
Zeaxanthin (from standardized Lutemax® Lutein Extract) 300 mcg *

NSI Mega EFA® Omega-3 EPA & DHA -- 2126 mg

Purified Fish Oil (molecularly distilled) 2126 mg *
Omega 3 fatty acids
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) 800 mg *
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) 400 mg *

NSI Organic Flaxseed Oil -- 2 grams

Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum) 2 g *
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) 1060 mg
Oleic Acid (Omega-9) 260 mg
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 258 mg

NSI Friendly Fiber

Apple Pectin 2.1 g (2100 mg) *
Oat bran 2.1 g (2100 mg) *

Enzymatic Therapy Peppermint Plus (Not really sure about this one.)

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) (Leaf Oil Extract) 0.2 mL *
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) (Leaf and Stem Oil Extract) 0.02 mL *
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) (Whole Plant Oil Extract) 0.02 mL *

NSI Probiotic 15 - 35

Proprietary Blend Probiotic 15-35 in VIABLEND™ ( L. acidophilus, L. casei, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, B. bifidum, B. breve, B. infantis, B. longum, L. paracasei, L. salivarius, L. brevis, L. fermentum, L. helveticus, L. lactis, S. thermophilus) 35 billion CFU *
FOS (Fructooligosaccharides) NutraFlora® 200 mg *

NSI Calcium Magnesium & Vitamin D (Not really sure about this one.)

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 700 IU 175%
Calcium (elemental) 500 mg 50%
From: Calcium Citrate 1190 mg
From: Calcium Malate 1087 mg
Magnesium (elemental) 250 mg 63%
From: Magnesium Oxide 439 mg
Malic Acid (from calcium malate) 650 mg *

NSI 42 Fruits & Vegetables -- 1.4 grams per serving

Fruits and Vegetables
(Blueberry, cranberry, grapeseed, strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate, bilberry, alfalfa, carrot, beet, broccoli, acai, chokeberry, apple, apple pectin, maqui, grape skin, black cherry, tomato, barley, celery, chlorella, black currant, artichoke, mango, pineapple, spirulina, chlorophyllin, dandelion, wheat grass, green tea, milk thistle, siberian ginseng, ashitaba, bing cherry, elderberry, goji, grapefruit, mangosteen, spinach, tart cherry, and papaya) 1.4 g (0 ) *

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Old 08-05-2010, 02:15 AM   #2
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Re: Need advice on supplements please!

The money you would spend on all these supplements (yikes!) you could buy quality organic food instead. You don't indicate any medical problems other than IBS and I think your IBS might be made even worse overloading your system with all these things. I also thinking taking supplements that we don't really need makes our system weaker and more difficult to function optimally on its own, which is what it's meant to do.

Also, at 22 you shouldn't need a truckload of vitamins! I would research IBS and find out what exactly is the alternative recommendation. Probably changing your diet alone would suffice.



Old 08-05-2010, 10:55 AM   #3
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Re: Need advice on supplements please!

NSI Synergy 3000® Multi-Vitamin Version 11
To clarify, is that long list the numbers for this multi-vitamin??? Some of those look really high!, really, really high!
It is not that expensive to eat well, add a B c.omplex, maybe D, C, and what you find is missing from your diet.

Old 08-05-2010, 05:20 PM   #4
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Re: Need advice on supplements please!

To add on, I agree about the organic foods. I don't want to advertise a certain product on here, but they do sell superfood, which I have a lot of experience with and works really well.

In the "long list" vitamin supplement, the problem with those is that there are some vitamins/minerals that absorb really well with food, and those that only absorb well without food. So how do you really get everything?

Old 08-12-2010, 07:56 PM   #5
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Re: Need advice on supplements please!

If you only take ONE, take the AHCC.

Read up on it, its truly been a miracle for alot of people I know. One is a friends wife who used it as a treatment and cure for her cancer at the age of 24. Research it

Last edited by cujo25; 08-12-2010 at 07:59 PM.

Old 04-14-2011, 12:51 PM   #6
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Re: Need advice on supplements please!

The algae-based supplement Chlorella is packed with vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and amino acids that give your body a different kind of nourishment than any other supplement on the market. Articles are written hundreds of times a day about this supplement and the amazing things that it can provide for your body. One of the most significant and proven effects of taking Chlorella supplements is the energy that you receive throughout the day. The energy retail market today is cluttered with unhealthy, high sugar and caffeinated products that may sometimes claim to be “all natural”. In reality, one of the most pure forms of natural energy can come from a simple Chlorella supplement. Chlorella is made up of 61 to 70 percent protein that is 95 percent digestible. It also includes a substance called Chlorophyll, which is known to detoxify the body and removes the damaging toxins and materials your body retains. Chlorella is clearly a very versatile and beneficial super food for your body.

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