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Wide Guy
09-24-2001, 04:52 PM
Do any of you guys take extra vitamins and minerals? Which ones, and why?

I usually take a multivitamin/mineral, because I figure it couldn't hurt, but I really don't know if there are any vits/mins that I should be taking more or less of.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Tryska
09-24-2001, 05:08 PM
I don't actually take a multivitamin, but what i do take i A, C, E, B-Complex, potassium and magnesium.

Maki Riddington
09-24-2001, 05:56 PM
I take 2 multis and 1500 mg of vit C.

Taras
09-24-2001, 06:40 PM
I take One-A-Day for men (which doesn't have any iron, since it's easy for men to get too much iron) plus 333 mg vitamin C, 400 IU Vitamin E (natural mixed tocopherols) and 500 mg magnesium.

Avatar
09-24-2001, 07:22 PM
Everyday I take 2 multis, 3-4g of vit C, 650mg Calcium, 800IU vit E.

syntekz
09-24-2001, 08:05 PM
Taras; what happens if we get too much iron?

Taras
09-24-2001, 09:03 PM
Some people have a genetic predisposition to developing a condition from too much iron called hemochromatosis, which damages the liver. Also, there is some evidence (but no conclusive proof at this time) that excessive iron intake can be a risk factor for heart disease.

littleman69
09-25-2001, 12:09 PM
if you bulk with high quality foods (no junk) then is this supplement needed? I am very cheap and unless it is going to make a difference, I am not buying Vits and minerals only for they to be excreted via my piss in 2 hrs ! IS it worth the cash $$

heathj
09-25-2001, 12:45 PM
It's important that your body receives the correct amount of vitamins and minerals.

littleman69
09-25-2001, 01:35 PM
yeah no ****. but read the question more carefully plz ! I guess it doesn't make sense , so rephrased: Considering I get high quality foods in my bulk (veggies , fruits, whole breads, brown rice, proteins, and efas) will vitamins be necessary? What I'm wondering is whether I run a risk of being vitamin or mineral depleted in a bulk.

heathj
09-25-2001, 01:37 PM
As long as the foods you are eating have all the vitamins, with a good amount in each, then yes, you will be fine. Look on the back of each of your foods your eating and compare them to a multi-vitamin or something to that extent.

The_Chicken_Daddy
09-25-2001, 03:17 PM
Bodybuilders generally need more of everything compared to the average joe:

vits
minerals
calories
sleep
sex
etc...

heathj
09-25-2001, 03:44 PM
Calories depending on what their goal is :) Remember, the average american is a fat ass.

The_Chicken_Daddy
09-25-2001, 03:52 PM
Yep, damn you 'fat bar-stards'.

heathj
09-25-2001, 04:43 PM
What? Bar...damn you! *smack

Wide Guy
09-27-2001, 08:56 PM
Thanks for the info on what you take guys, but I was also looking for why you take them. What do they do for you? Can you see a difference if you don't take them?

There seems to be a lot of Vitamins C & E being taken. What's that for?

And Avatar, I read that suplementing Calcium can be harmful, as it may cause hardening of the arteries. Have you heard this?

heathj
09-27-2001, 09:28 PM
They help your body recover and fight against disease and all that good stuff that your body needs. Your body needs certain vitamins and minerals to function properly and to prevent disease from harming your body. As for the calcium, if you get enough, then no need to supplement, if not, supplement until you get the correct amount.

codei
09-28-2001, 12:23 AM
the extra activity of people who work out heavily might call for some extra maintenance, ie- vitamin/mineral supplementing.
i like the analogy that it takes more to keep a semi going strong than a geo metro.