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Are suplements rubbish?

May 16, 2016 7:35 PM

I have been told by my pain specialist to take 1gm vitamin C, coenzyme Q10 and the chiropractor says high quality fish oil daily. Supposedly this is good for nerves etc there has been a few programs on telly stating that it's a waste of money and don't work. Any thoughts?

May 16, 2016 8:01 PM

No, I do NOT think supplements are rubbish. There are so many ways you can get them and I feel (this is just me speaking for me) that the best way to get them is in your food. You need to chat with your doctor and have your blood tested for any issues and make sure that any supplements will NOT have any adverse effects with whatever medications that you may be on. You may find that if you're missing certain things and get them in your food, you may find that you have good results. Just don't go grabbing supplements and start taking them without talking with your doctor(s) because just like medications, interactions can be dangerous. I wish you the best of luck and youxNueiN

May 16, 2016 8:17 PM

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May 16, 2016 11:02 PM

Some brands are also better than others. Don't cheap out on supplements

May 16, 2016 11:31 PM

I get more relief from more supplements than prescriptions. CoQ-10 make a HUGE difference in my muscle pain. You can get a really good one at Walmart ask the pharmacist for ubiquinol (may be spelled wrong ). Ubiquinol is a better bio-avaiable CoQ-10. They have a 90 day supply for about 30.00. Also B-12 helps to properly transmit nerve signals to the brain. Those two supplements have helped me greatly to control my muscle and nerve pain. PM me if you want any further info.

May 18, 2016 4:40 AM

Ive had blood taken for inflammatory markers? Or something like that and haven't got the results yet. The pain specialist doctor recommended the Q10. A bit far to go to Walmart because I'm in Australia but I will look for the brand you suggested LMB. I absolutely agree that food is the best way to get nutrients Awayz. My diet is pretty good so unless I'm particularly low in something I might not need anything extra. There was also PEA Palmitoylethanlamide suggested. I've never heard of that one before either. And melatonin for sleep. The dose in Australia on prescription is 2 mg which hardly seems worth it.

May 18, 2016 8:18 PM

Just because something has a low number ie 2mg does not make it worthless. It may pack a wolup. The proper dosage of melatonin IS 2mg. Too much is not always better. Most people with regards to melatonin take it improperly. I have heard about the supplement PEA you are talking about but I have not tried it. It looks like it takes up to 8 weeks to work/ to get to a therapeutic level for people that have chronic pain. It might be worth trying. The CoQ-10 has made a huge difference in my muscle pain.

May 19, 2016 2:11 PM

I use to think so. But after reading other's praises for magnesium, vitamin D and other supplements, I'm now on several. I have to say I feel better than I did before taking them. Give them a try. If they don't help them you can stop. Good luck with hugs& prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

May 19, 2016 9:49 PM

I appreciate a doctor that will prescribe vitamins!! I am currently looking for a natural way to deal with my fibromyalgia. I'm sensitive to side effects of prescription drugs and fear what they are doing to my body. Supplements seem to be where I'm headed. I'm just not sure how and what. I'm hoping against hope my rheumatologist will help me figure it all out at my next appointment.

Also, I've always heard that high quality supplements are the way to go. The cheaper stuff is filled with whey protein among other thing and is not regulated.

May 19, 2016 10:15 PM

I would suggest a naturopath if you can find one and have the money. I've gotten more help from my naturopath than any doctor and she has changed the form of the vitamins I'm taking and that has helped a lot.

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