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This is a topic we really don't ever discuss. I am curious what people take.<br><br>
Me? Never use to take any. Tried and tried again to make a multi vitamin daily but would always forget. Now, since my stress fracture, I am taking a calcium and multi vitamin every day. I take the calcium because I am always fighting the extra 15-20lbs and I just can't fathom drinking my calories so milk is out of the question so is OJ with calcium. I eat some yogurt and cheese but not a lot. I know lots of other things have calcium in it but it's easier for me to take a supplement than to figure it out.<br><br>
I take the multi vitamin because I think overall it's good for almost everybody.
 

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Same as you - two calcium/antacids in the AM, along with your basic multi-vitamin.<br><br>
During summer, I do protein drink after a long workout.<br><br>
That's about it.<br><br>
I should probably do fish-oil/omega-3 (whatever it's called), because my diet is virtually seafood free (no one else in the family eats it).<br><br>
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I take a multivitamin and a calcium everyday - just as an insurance policy. I also started taking sublingual B complex because my MIL has had a boost in her energy levels with taking it. - and since I'm almost a vegan, the extra B12 can't hurt. I think I've noticed a difference - Matt definitely has, so maybe it affects us all differently.<br><br>
When my training ramps up, I'm going to add daily glucosamine/chondroitin because I've heard/read good things about joint protection and faster recovery.
 

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Check out the current research on skim milk intake, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and fat loss. I drink a lot of skim milk and eat non-fat, sugar-free yogurt (Fage Greek yogurt, it's outrageous) daily. I've put on a significant amount of muscle and lost 4% body fat since adding the dairy products back into my diet.<br>
Cheryl
 

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I take a multivitamin and calcium.<br><br>
I also keep a bottle of fish oil and add it to my smoothies 3 or 4 times a week (lemon flavored, so it's not as yucky as it sounds). I started taking fish oil upon a recommendation that it may help with eczema - not sure if that's what did the trick, but I rarely have outbreaks anymore. My dd had it really bad as well, and so I put fish oil in her smoothie as well. Viola! No eczema. Again, no idea if that's what helped, but I'll keep taking it as I know they are finding a myriad of other benefits.<br><br>
I also take a probiotic in the morning with breakfast.
 

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Multi-vitamin daily. Extra protein with breakfast because I noticed that all my protein intake was late in the day so I decided to try to even it out. Protein after lifting and long aerobic workouts, along with l-glutamine which is supposed to help with recovery, and seems to work for me although it could be in my head.<br><br>
I buy a big bottle of glucosamine/chondroitin and take it over a month or so twice a year. A doctor suggested it and it helped rid me of knee pain 10 years ago and now I take it as a preventive measure. I highly recommend it.
 

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Daily multi-vitamin and a calcium/magnesium/zinc supplement to help with muscle cramping. I took glucosamine/chondroitin for several years, but stopped last year when I read a study that indicated it really didn't do anything.
 

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Protein shake(s) First in the morning is so important to me. 1 at night to keep weight on.<br>
Branched Chain Amino Acids- before and after workouts, they help with Protein synthesis<br>
fish oil-twice daily<br>
Multi vit- 1/2 pill twice daily. I like splitting it so I don't just pee out the overload in the morning,<br>
Creatine/KreAlkalyn- 5g daily before workouts.<br>
I make my own pre and post workout shakes with varying amounts of Pro/carb ratios depending on the workout intensiy and duration. I do not eat many carbs in my diet.
 

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1 Multi vitamin in the morning.<br><br>
During workouts if I'm sweating little, one Endurolyte per hour, if I'm sweating like Lindsey Lohan at a traffic stop, one S-Cap per hour.
 

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I know that NEED to take a multi-vitamin and calcium. I just can't seem to make this a habit though.<br><br>
Cheryl- I need to check out the research that you speak of. My calcium intake is a lot like Kristine's- yogurt, cheese, other dairy products and limited skim milk intake. I have found that I crave sugar after I've had straight milk so I limit it.
 

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a multi-vitamin when I remember...I get plenty of calcium through my nutrition although I know that my extra calories are in my milk-sorry, can't do skim (what's the point?!) <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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What forms are there for glucosamine? I have a hard time swallowing big pills, which means I won't end up taking it. I tried a liquid form once but the only flavor it came in was cherry. Yuck!!! Does anyone know of a different alternative?
 

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Multivitamin & vitamin C. I don't drink milk or OJ so most of my calcium comes from yogurt & cheese. I need to start taking calcium.
 

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Multivitamin + calcium/magnesium/zinc + vitamin C (but I forget to take them many times...)<br><br>
Sometimes, before a long run, also L-Carnitine.<br><br>
Dont need the fish oils, I eat enough fish. Just this Friday, I had salmon & cream cheese bagel at breakfast, sushi at lunch, and broiled salmon at dinner...
 

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Oh, I wish I liked fish <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I've been blessed with some sort of 'anti-meat' gene - I pretty much dislike *any* form of meat (but I've learned to eat eggs if that counts!). Fish is one of those things that I wish I could get down, but after several tries throughout my life, it ain't gonna happen....
 

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I am very haphazard about taking my supplements. When I remember, ususally not consistently I take, Vit C, fish oil, calcium. I am planning to start glucosamine.<br><br>
I really don't think I need a multivit as so many foods are enhanced already.
 

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I'm the same with any other kind of seafood. Like shrimp, lobster, crab, etc. Can't do it. Although I know some of them taste exactly like fish.
 

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I take a multivitamin and my nutrionist has me taking 2 spectrazymes for digestion each meal plus 2 arginine a day 9supposed to hel the heart i think).Plus i get 2 meal replacing drinks (ultrameal) to help make up the 6 meals a days.Since i was just on antibiotics i am also taking ultra flora IB 2 times a day.
 

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I take a multivitamin and fish oil everyday, also vit B complex most days. I think I need to start taking extra calcium. I drink soy milk and eat yogurt, but probably not enough to meet my calcium needs everyday. I've been considering starting glucosamine, seems like some of you have had good experiences with it, so it's worth a try for a few months.
 
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