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Offline Cavelove

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Why do I need to supplement my vitamins?
« on: November 05, 2016, 12:25:35 AM »
Ive been on the paleo diet for a few months now and have had several people suggest supplementing vitamin D, B, K2, Iodine, folate and calcium. And those are just the ones i remember. Why all the supplementing? And why do I need to all these vitamins from other sources than my food if the paleo diet is supposed to work better with our bodies? Why does is seem we end up lacking things we need?

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Re: Why do I need to supplement my vitamins?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 05:17:48 AM »
I've used Vitamin D for probably 10 years now!
I hate pills, keep in mind, and avoid unnecessary talks.  But I realized that most of us in colder climates are deficient.

Local doctors here also now are *assuming* folks are deficient and recommend Vitamin D supplements without hesitation now.
The old RDA (recommended daily allowances) are just plain wrong


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Re: Why do I need to supplement my vitamins?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 12:11:51 PM »
Thanks for the tip! Any advise on the other vitamins?

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Re: Why do I need to supplement my vitamins?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2016, 05:53:07 PM »
I supplement with vitamin D and vitamin C.

I supplement with vitamin D because I stay indoors most of the day, while paleo man got plenty of vitamin D from the sun.

I supplement with vitamin C because there's some evidence that grocery store fruit has less vitamin C than undomesticated fruit.  I think that's less necessary, though.

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Re: Why do I need to supplement my vitamins?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 04:18:00 PM »
Warren, what kind of Vitamin C do you prefer? 
I've only ever supplemented occasionally if sick - though I'm not sick often so rarely supplement.


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Re: Why do I need to supplement my vitamins?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 02:13:08 PM »
I just buy whatever's in the grocery store.  I buy 1000 mg tablets.

My kids get 500mg chewables.