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I am looking to start a vitamin routine. I currently have a shaky schedule that has cut into my diet severely. It is not an option to revert.<br><br>
I am an early 20s male and around 6 feet tall and 159 pounds. I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian.<br><br>
I tried to research this on my own but I have become confused in what I should be taking. I currently also do not have medical so I am needing to be self reliant. From what I understand I need to focus on B12 largely. I think, if memory serves, D would be important to me because I do not get a whole lot of sunshine.<br><br>
I am worried as well about taking too much A, E, K, or Iron as I have read in various places that taking too much can be bad for your health. With A being an exception if it is beta carotene, not that I know what that is.<br><br>
Any suggestions in developing a regular scheduled routine would be appreciated. I found a brand I would not mind sticking to and that is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%2Fref%3Dbl_sr_hpc%3F_encoding%3DUTF8%26node%3D3760901%26field-brandtextbin%3DDeva%2520Vegan%2520Vitamins" target="_blank">Deva</a> since it is cheap and seems to have a lot of variety. Cheap is always good for a full time on their own college student.<br><br>
On a related question, what happens if you get too much B12? I noticed a few of the daily vitamins had huge amounts.<br><br>
Thanks for your time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I am looking to start a vitamin routine. I currently have a shaky schedule that has cut into my diet severely. It is not an option to revert.<br><br>
I am an early 20s male and around 6 feet tall and 159 pounds. I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian.<br><br>
I tried to research this on my own but I have become confused in what I should be taking. I currently also do not have medical so I am needing to be self reliant. From what I understand I need to focus on B12 largely. I think, if memory serves, D would be important to me because I do not get a whole lot of sunshine.<br><br>
I am worried as well about taking too much A, E, K, or Iron as I have read in various places that taking too much can be bad for your health. With A being an exception if it is beta carotene, not that I know what that is.<br><br>
Any suggestions in developing a regular scheduled routine would be appreciated. I found a brand I would not mind sticking to and that is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%2Fref%3Dbl_sr_hpc%3F_encoding%3DUTF8%26node%3D3760901%26field-brandtextbin%3DDeva%2520Vegan%2520Vitamins" target="_blank">Deva</a> since it is cheap and seems to have a lot of variety. Cheap is always good for a full time on their own college student.<br><br>
On a related question, what happens if you get too much B12? I noticed a few of the daily vitamins had huge amounts.<br><br>
Thanks for your time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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I take Deva, and I like it a lot. I also take a spirulina, which is an algae with B12. I terms of an eating routine, what I do is cook a huge batch of quinoa on Sunday night. Then, throughout the week I eat some and add whatever veggies, tofu, and spices I have on hand. Quinoa is a complete protein, and you can get it in bulk and save money.<br><br>
As for the B12 overdose...<br><a href="http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400673/Too-Much-B12.html" target="_blank">http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400673/Too-Much-B12.html</a>
 

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I take B, C and D vitamins along with a garlic pill.<br>
B because I dont eat animal products anymore<br>
C because I dont eat as much fresh fruit as I should<br>
D because I am vitamin D deficient and need to take it especially during winter :-(<br>
Garlic because it is a natual anti biotic and anti viral and good for killing fungis in the digestive tract (The digestive tract equating to about 70% of the immune system)<br><br>
I would recommend D and garlic to anyone I wouldnt recommend anything else unless you know your deficient via a blood test. If your diet is crappy id suggest a multivitamin that has B vitamins in it. Go to a Bulk chemist and ask them what they have. I get all my stuff from a bulk chemist they are cheaper then the regular drug store :)<br><br>
If you have problems taking pills regularly id get one of those day to day organiser thingies I have one that has about 20 compartments. I sort out my pills into those and dont have to worry about it again for 20 days :)
 

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Ummm<br><br>
Why not just take a Multi-Vitamin? everything is pretty much all measured out ready to go for ya. You shouldnt need to take vitamins except maybe b12 but I get that from my Almond Milk anyway.<br><br>
I take Centrum's Ultra Mens.... Just because I can and to be safe.<br><br>
I keep a Bottle next to my Bed, A Bottle In the Kitchen and one in the car... So I got no excuse to forget or not have it on me. Its once a day, I usually dont forget though because I take it with my Allergy Pill so first sneeze I remeber.
 

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Thanks for the link sequoia.<br><br>
Thanks for the garlic reminder Kindred. I actually have been leaving garlic off of the shopping list. When I revised it I forgot to keep it on the list. It is cheap enough to stay on the low-budget list for its benefits. Where would you get one of those organizers if you were looking to get it offline?<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Ummm<br><br>
Why not just take a Multi-Vitamin? everything is pretty much all measured out ready to go for ya. You shouldnt need to take vitamins except maybe b12 but I get that from my Almond Milk anyway.<br><br>
I take Centrum's Ultra Mens.... Just because I can and to be safe.<br><br>
I keep a Bottle next to my Bed, A Bottle In the Kitchen and one in the car... So I got no excuse to forget or not have it on me. Its once a day, I usually dont forget though because I take it with my Allergy Pill so first sneeze I remeber.</div>
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I am not sure what your stance on gelatin is but Centrum Ultra Men's has gelatin in it. I would not just blanket everything with one be-all-end-all vitamin pill. From what I understand, you can get too much of a vitamin. This means balance is needed, or so I understand.
 

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I take Deva's tiny tablet multivitamin on occasion (other multis gave me green pee and headaches because their B levels were insanely high for me) and Deva 2400 IU vitamin D2 daily since I'm prone to D deficiency (rarely get out, must wear sunscreen). My blood work shows I've been great with everything but D so I don't worry too much about the rest. I do make sure I'm eating plenty of B12 fortified foods as a vegan though.<br><br>
Hope you find something that works for your personal needs, good luck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jacob3</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2851609"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I am looking to start a vitamin routine. I currently have a shaky schedule that has cut into my diet severely. It is not an option to revert.<br><br>
Any suggestions in developing a regular scheduled routine would be appreciated. I found a brand I would not mind sticking to and that is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%2Fref%3Dbl_sr_hpc%3F_encoding%3DUTF8%26node%3D3760901%26field-brandtextbin%3DDeva%2520Vegan%2520Vitamins" target="_blank">Deva</a> since it is cheap and seems to have a lot of variety. Cheap is always good for a full time on their own college student.<br><br><br>
Thanks for your time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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You really need to focus on vitamins geared towards men. Saw Palmetto is vital to mens health & I see that this company does not have a mens vitamin. You cannot get all the RDA of vitamins from one single pill either. If you are interested, I can send you information on vitamins that are geared towards men, vegan & gluten free, but they are not cheap, as you put it. When it comes to your health, cheap is NOT the way to go, really. Just because you pop one pill doesn't mean your body is going to actually absorb the vitamins it's suppose to be putting out.
 

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I take Deva, and I like it a lot. I also take a spirulina, which is an algae with B12. I terms of an eating routine, what I do is cook a huge batch of quinoa on Sunday night. Then, throughout the week I eat some and add whatever veggies, tofu, and spices I have on hand. Quinoa is a complete protein, and you can get it in bulk and save money.<br><br>
As for the B12 overdose...<br><a href="http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400673/Too-Much-B12.html" target="_blank">http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400673/Too-Much-B12.html</a></div>
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Um, spirulina do not contain B12! That's a myth. B12 is produced by bacteria, it's only in meat because animals eat the dirt along with their food. So unless your supplement is made from really dirty spirulina, it won't do much.
 

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I am not sure what your stance on gelatin is but Centrum Ultra Men's has gelatin in it. I would not just blanket everything with one be-all-end-all vitamin pill. From what I understand, you can get too much of a vitamin. This means balance is needed, or so I understand.</div>
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I started eating Vegertarian about 3 months ago.... Ive been taking Centrum for years, learned about gelatin about a month and half ago, I assumed it wasnt a gel capsule so I didnt have to worry about it.<br><br>
I know Ill be at GNC this weekend for a couple of hours reading labels :/ Oh Joy.<br><br>
As for to much Vitamins.... to me it would be easier to do that with the single dose non multi vitamins. Considering I see so many sold in stores with like 1000% your daily dosage. While most Multi Vitamins are 100% or less some up to 200% but You also gotta considering your body doesnt absorb nutrients from Vitamins like it does from food, so your not geting 100% like it says you are.<br><br>
I know I always look out for Vitamin A and Iron... I know to much of those are deadly.<br><br>
As for B12... Anybody get B12 Shots? I wouldnt do it but my moms a Nurse and I know she gets them every so often when she is feeling down.
 

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While most Multi Vitamins are 100% or less some up to 200% but You also gotta considering your body doesnt absorb nutrients from Vitamins like it does from food, so your not geting 100% like it says you are.<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">If you use the right vitamins, your body WILL absorb them.</span><br><br>
As for B12... Anybody get B12 Shots? I wouldnt do it but my moms a Nurse and I know she gets them every so often when she is feeling down.</div>
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I use a 3 oz shot of a liquid Antioxidant & Immunity Booster. It has Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) 6 mcg along with other goodies, all vegan.
 
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