My dad likes to berate me for not taking vitamins every time I get a cold
Vitamin D and iron.
Give loads to the kids.
I take a magnesium at night to help me sleep.
Vitty D and Iron. The moment i stop taking either i become lathargic and anti social. O deffo surrfer from less Anxiety and Depression when taking them too.
I wss briefly anaemic last ywar, quite badly, so finally decided its probably for the best tp just do it eveb if its pointless as i never wsnt to feel like that again
Same. If I don’t take iron I get borderline anaemic and with a family history of circulatory issues, it’s preventative as much as anything.
VitD to help immune system and mood- I’m shite without it in winter and like a different person with it. If it’s a placebo then it’s a hell of a good one. VitK too as vitD needs it.
Likewise some b vitamins that I obviously don’t get enough of in my diet as I don’t have a good period/ pre-menstrual experience if I miss these.
I don’t really take any other vits (eg a, c or e) but I do take minerals- magnesium baths and magnesium spray, and I take potassium solution to alkalise my gut as I’m mega acidic otherwise.
Also high dose probiotics- I had to take a month’s worth of Antibiotics for lyme’s disease in the autumn and it has shot my gut biome to pieces. I know I go on about it a lot but I really truly think that in ten years time you’ll all be saying 'omg PO was right about that gut biome stuff- it really is the key to good physical and mental health and longevity. There are good/ better ways to promote gut health rather than just popping pills but if you are a lazy boozer who likes sugar (like me) then it’s the quickest way to cheat it.)
I used to take turmeric but I ran out and I haven’t replaced it. I’ve started on high strength garlic after a scare re my heart valves while I was pregnant.
Think that’s it. I have very expensive and pungent pish, basically.
I also recall feeling better on vitamin D. Always assumed it was placebo but maybe I should start taking it again anyway.