My Daily Vitamin Supplements For Health and Well Being
Daily vitamins and supplements. They are a part of my overall health plan. No, not my health insurance plan, but my own personally implemented health plan. That which I can do for myself. Self responsibility. That kind of thing…
The bigger part is diet and exercise. Then comes supplementation. At least that’s how I see it.
“At this stage of my life, health wins out over cheapness” said a recent commentator here on MSB. What a nugget of truth! I love that. I know when we’re “young”, health isn’t much of a concern. We all believe we’re invincible. Getting old is way down the road. And what is “old” anyway? I’m barely over 60, but I feel much younger! (That’s what counts, right?)
I don’t care what your age is. Health SHOULD BE number one. Sadly, it’s not for most people. I’ve been guilty myself in the past.
There is a terrible obesity problem in the United States. There are a number of reasons for this, not the least of which is the typical American diet consisting of way too much sugar and carbs.
This diet of too much sugar and carbohydrates shuts off your body ability to burn its own fat. Instead, the body feeds off the sugar (from sugars) and glucose (from carbohydrates). The excess which the body doesn’t need during any given day is stored as fat on the body. Eventually, bad things begin to happen. But I digress.
I’m getting a little off track here, but I just wanted to say this… To switch your body to burning its own fat (especially when there’s “tons” of excess fat to be burned) is to go Keto (and/or Carnivore). You can look it up yourself. In short, that means consuming less than 50 grams (preferably less than 20 grams) of carbohydrates a day. The weight will peel off like an onion. Okay, done with that.
What Vitamins and Supplements Do I Take Every Day?
This is not medical advice. I am not a doctor. I am just telling you what I take every day based on my own supplementation desires and research.
The reason I’m posting this has to do with the Covid. Someone on the other site was talking about it so I replied with a partial list of my own supplementation – some of which is geared towards Covid mitigation. So I thought I would post this for your potential interest.
First, regarding Covid… Most everyone who dies with Covid does so because of at least one comorbidity (the presence of one or more disorders or diseases). Additionally, the vast majority of those who die with Covid are the elderly and very elderly.
One more thing, those who do happen to get the Covid will survive. 99.5% if you’re 50 – 69 years of age. 94.6% if you’re over 70. Oh don’t get me wrong… no one wants to get this thing! If you’ve ever suffered through a bad flu (I have), it is awful!
One last thing before my vitamin list. The NUMBER ONE thing you can do to generally mitigate the Covid is to get rid of (if possible) any “comorbidity” that you might have. This includes getting your immune system in order. Basically, get as healthy as you can! Okay… I’m done with the lecturing. Just trying to motivate a little bit.
My Vitamin List
I am not endorsing any particular brand. The linked products (amzn) just so happened to be specifically what I’ve chosen for myself.
K2 100 mcg (NatureWise)
D3 5000 IU (NatureWise)
Super B Complex (Nature Made)
Quercetin 250 mg (Amazing -AN- Nutrition)
Zinc 30 mg (NutraBio)
C powder crystals 500 mg (now)
Qunol Ultra CoQ10 100 mg (Qunol)
Vitamin C powder… 1/8 teaspoon mixed with water is 500 mg. I generally do this twice a day.
The Qunol CoQ10 is for general heart health.
Most Americans are significantly D3 deficient. Important!
K2 and D3 should go together.
Zinc and Quercetin should go together.
Mrs.J likes the following pill organizers, which are what we use (shown above)…
>> Ladies Pill Organizer 2 Times a Day, Weekly AM PM
>> Men’s Pill Organizer 2 Times a Day, Weekly AM PM
[ Read: Estimates for Surviving the Covid ]
[ Read: Covid-19 Management Protocol & Vitamin Supplement List ]
How I Got Back To My College Weight And Feeling Best In Decades
Thank you for the suggestions. I take a lot of vitamins, but I have never heard of Quercetin. I’m going to give it a try.
My wife and I took Quercetin and broke out in a rash and experienced dizziness. I note that there is a nettle-based Quercetin which if I were to take it again I would try. Since nettle is high in Quercetin and is free for the foraging, I will up my harvest of that come spring.
It gave me headaches but my husband can take them
Consider taking a day off from vitamins. This will give your liver and kidneys a break from filtering. I take a break on Sundays. The only ones I take on Sundays are the food based type, oils and such. Minerals and fat soluble vits will store in your body. Water soluble vits like B and C should be daily as they pass through the kidneys. Very yellow urine are unused B vits being eliminated.
Quercetin, I take daily…A couple years ago,I started feeling like fever blisters every 2/3 weeks instead of once a year as is the trend all my life.
So, when I feel the sting/pain I take 2 in morning, 2 in afternoon, and 2 in the evening.
So far, for two years, it stops the blister.
I’ve kinda slacked on the intake this winter.
But I have kept up on the C, multi B’s and D3.
Oil of oregano, K2, elderberry was a push for me last year.
The newly acquired Quercetin is also on the counter.
I’m not much for pill popping, but if it gets me thru the winter months of cold and flu season….I’m good
Has anyone found an old age remedy?
I know of one, and it REALLY sucks.
If you stop moving, they cover you with dirt.
If you find one that works, please let us “old farts” know
They’ll have to fight like hell to cover me with dirt.
I hope you get to feeling better and put on some #’s.
All I got so far, on old age, is do what makes ya happy.
The Inner spirit is a needed supplement.
The joints and muscles, the next day, may not think so
I do a chewable multi-vitamin 4-5 times a week. Every 6 weeks I’ll skip a week or 10 days. I also do a rotation of some other supplements. I’ll do CoQ10 with the same frequency as the daily vitamin. When I finish a bottle, I switch to glucosamine and chondroitin or tumeric forte.
If I find myself in proximity to someone who is ill, I add in a rotation of Emergen-C, elderberry drinks, and Airborne throughout the day following the rule of 3 days on 3 days off, 5 days on 5 days off.
I believe that this kind of periodic dosing more closely mimics what’s harvestable at any given point in time and the ability to absorb and utilize nutrients doesn’t suffer from “fatigue” or built up tolerance. Since I’ve started this, the improvements in my health and wellness have been quite remarkable!
Some days, it may be good to add a little “Special” vitamin B
as in a shot of Bourbon !
life is all about balance and moderation.
if you have GERD acid issues and take anti acid meds, you do not absorb B12
so be sure to supplement that
Try crystallized ginger..for me it works so fast.