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What supplements do you take and why? Have you seen the expected results from them?<br><br>
Inquiring minds want to know!<br><br>
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I don't take any on a regular basis. I do use endurox after any long runs/races to speed the recovery process and have been pleased with the results.
 

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daily i take:<br><br>
magnesium<br>
glucosamine, chondroitin, msm combo<br>
calcium<br><br>
the gluc/chondr/msm REALLY helped my knees from NOT aching after long runs. It took about 6-8 weeks, but it was HUGE. I have been taking it for 3+ years.
 

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I take a multivitamin and gluc/chondr/msm once (sometimes twice) a day for healthy joints and such. That's it. I eat good, so that helps. Lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains, fish, lean meats, and some sort of red meat twice a week (runners need a good dose of iron and red meat), plus calcium-rich foods (cheese, yogurt, kefir, milk, etc.). And I eat something "forbidden" (ooohhh...scary junk food!) every day. Hey, it's all about balance. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Studies show that our bodies more readily and effeciently absorb and use vitamins and minerals from foods, rather than from supplements. Of course, supplements can't hurt, either. But a balanced diet is really the best way to go.
 

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I sometimes take iron, since I have trouble getting enough via foods. It does help. If I ate more salads and such, I think I would do better with my iron levels.
 

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I actually just went to a nutritional clinic last night and learned about supplementwatch.com Played around on there a bit today, some really good info if you are curious about different products.<br><br>
But hahaoya is right, our bodies would much rather have the real stuff vs the synthesized version!!!
 

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Thanks for all the great responses everyone!<br><br>
I know diet is the best way, we try to eat right, but sometimes it just doesnt happen, so I want to try and fill in the gaps somehow.<br><br>
I'll check out that link Beaker!
 

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I take a flintstones chewable. Everything else makes me sick after a few days. The only change I've noticed it that my skin seems brighter, which I think is completely wierd.
 

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I take a multi and eat a mostly low-processed, whole foods diet. I think I need to add a calcium supplement since I eat very little dairy.<br><br>
I'll check out that supplement watch. Center for Science in the Public Interest has a great article on what to look for in supplements, too. If anyone is interested in it, PM me and I can e-mail it to you.<br><br>
The AMA now recommends a multi-vitamin for the general population due to how frequently people eat fast, convenient, or processed foods.
 

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Nothing... I take chewable vitamin c pills if I feel like I'm getting sick. It seems to help, but it might be in my head. But the chewables taste good, so I don't care. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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Magnesium/calcium/zinc: Helped me with leg cramping issues<br><br>
I plan to start taking glucosamine and chondritin as soon as I get to a store to buy it. I hope it will help with my bum knee.
 

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I take calcium, Vit D and Flax Seed Oil capsules. I know I don't eat enough calcium so I need to make sure I take a supplement. Vit D because I take calcium and Flax Seed Oil for the Omega 3s (I don't eat any seafood)
 
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