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Vitamins, treats or show stoppers?

Saturday, July 23, 2016

I admit I am not a good patient when it comes to taking vitamins. I buy, I try and when they are gone...meh! I forget to replace them.
I tried a new tactic about 6 weeks ago. I was gently encouraged by my MD to raise my vitamin D levels .."Please"... as well as get some extra calcium to keep my solid bones great.
Why not make my vitamins a treat, I said to myself. I bought calcium with extra D3 and multivitamin gummies.

I've noticed my appetite increasing.
I'm scouring cabinets, again.
I'm eating other things, again.
My cabinets are void of any other sweets except a sugar free dark chocolate that I may have on a rare day. I haven't increased the chocolate intake; behaving sort of.

Coincidence or wishful thinking that I can blame the gummies?
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    I like those gummies, too. They are essentially candy. With calcium and whatever. I stopped taking them. I don't think vitamin supplements do a thing for us. Live free or die.
    1344 days ago
    I don't take anything. I buy vitamins occasionally and then find them usually when they have expired. I know I probably should.

    1345 days ago
    Hmmm ... gummies usually have sugar, sucrose ... or any of those other "ose".

    I use one of those old lady daily week pill boxes ... don't judge ... they work as a reminder.
    1345 days ago
    The gummies are likely a show stopper. Give the swallowing kind of vitamins a try and see if that makes it better.
    1345 days ago
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    Oh, yeah. It's only a little sugar. I can handle it. Riiiight...
    1345 days ago
    No coincidence there... I've gotta step up my own supplement regimen (like you, I'm very hit n' miss) - after 4 trips to lab, new endocrinologist ran full panel: my Ca is fine, but Mg & Vit D low. Been taking cheap Mg oxide but need higher quality!
    1346 days ago
    The gummies are probably the problem. Some manufacturer came up with the idea to add sugar to vitamins and, voila, we are all hooked on them. Get you one of those daily pill containers and set it in front of where you eat and you will take them. When the bottle is empty I put in it in my way until I write it on my grocery list.
    1346 days ago
    Hmmmmm. Sounds suspicious. 15 minutes a day sunshine without SPF?
    1346 days ago
    Last weekend I noticed that our very pregnant DIL was taking gummie vitamins. She commented that they sit in her stomach better...happy for her, yet they aren't for me. I do take mine, most of the time. I fill the pill holder each week for that accountability piece. If I zone out and get busy...well shoot this girl would never know. Heck I even added it as a daily goal to track as a reminder...it has helped. Hot mess here, whatever works. Hungries or coincidence...who knows. Live on the edge and buy something else...you are worth that little peace o mind!

    1346 days ago
    OH boy. Tried the gummies and just didn't do it for me. I take Alive Womens blend.

    Your Dr. is right about the Vit. D. It helps control blood sugar, thus appetite is controlled. Is yours low? Mine was and when I took the Vit, D3 as he instructed, felt much better.
    1346 days ago
    vitamins are part of my morning routine. My motivation is my eyesight, it's the only treatment for my macular degeneration. i do well in the morning but have to remember to take them at night.
    1346 days ago
    Dunno... are the gummies sugar-free? I have trouble remembering to take my calcium/magnesium on weekend days... I got the multi-vitamin & extra D programmed into the morning routine. Knowing they *do* make a difference in "numbers" on the blood tests kind of puts the importance on it, doesn't it? So why is it hard to make a weekend habit?

    1346 days ago
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