What supplements do you take and why?

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Vitamin D because I’m not out as much as I’d like to be. I live in England. Multi vitamin because why not? Creatine for the athletic benefit in the gym. Protein powder to hit a rather high daily protein target. Zinc because I may or may not be deficient in it and it was around the house.


– Fish oil because supposedly it helps bipolar people and although I take my antipsychotics I’m trying to do everything possible to help myself. If it does nothing but give me expensive pee oh well at least I tried – A multivitamin to be nutritious – 50,000 units of Vitamin D once a month because I’m deficient. Idk why my doc doesn’t prescribe it as a daily dose lol. I take it when I give my dog his monthly flea/heartworm stuff and my dog likes that we take our meds together so whatever it’s kinda cute


I take vitamin d3 between 2000 and 4000 iu every day – vitamin d deficiency Magnesium glycinate between 100 and 400mg – helps absorb vitamin d and great for sleep, good for anxiety. Cycle this about 4-5 days a week. Fish oil 1000mg – this complements the above, especially vit d. There’s just some synergistic impact that I can’t put my finger on but it’s there. Great for joint pain that I have after workouts and good for mood. Vitamin C 500mg- 1g. I’ve thrown this in here because I take it every now and then. Great for mood boost but does cause gastro issues when taken for long periods, that’s just my personal experience. On the off chance it’s great, maybe take it once or twice a week. I take the above mostly because I can’t always get it through diet, vitamin d as I live in England (enough said). Magnesium glycinate as magnesium is commonly low in diet and glycine which is great for when eating meat. Fish oil as I only have fish on the off chance. I tend to eat lower amounts of fruit but eat plenty of veg so I could probably do away with the vitamin c that’s why I only take it every now and then.


Centrum for men. I was worried when I was dieting that I wasn’t getting everything I need. I’m HIV+ so I worry a bit about these things.


I know this doesn’t answer your question but I don’t take any. This is from someone that runs 30-40 miles a week plus some body weight exercises and 50 years old. I believe that if we eat nutrisiius food, we will get everything from it. So I eat lots of prime meat , chicken and chicken liver, lots of dark leafy vegetables. Oily fish like sardines or mackerels because they are wild caught and smaller fish, butter (love kerrygold), eggs. I prioritize protein to satiety then add the carbs which is usually leafy vegetables. Being outdoors takes care of my But D.