What supplements do you take for nutrition to get through the day? - page 2

I feel so much better when I take my vitamins. Do you? What do you take? In a nutshell, I take: Mulitple vitamin and mineral QD 1200 mg Calcium with 500 mg of magnesium 120 to 600 mg (the... Read More

  1. by   VickyRN
    nightngale,
    Thanx so much for the tip about Estrotime. Found the website and I will be ordering.
    In my earlier post, left out my best "supplement"--prayer!!! Works wonders when you're down and out, but always best when used consistently and liberally!
  2. by   nightingale
    no no nights.. even my blood sugar starting going "off".. I tested it @ 70 one time... all I wanted to do was eat... my body was SO confused...

    Love the idea of the PNV.. I will try that after my regualr vit/min supplement runs out. I also buy those prepackaged supplements for days I am in a rush and need to just stick something in my pocket for later....

    Energy bars are a great snack for me when I need real nutrition instead of junk at work.

    I also take that Chondroiten combo for when my ankles ache... it seems to help....

    B.
  3. by   Slowone
    Anybody tried Metabolife356 for "energy" or weight loss? Just wondering, I have a friend taking it and swears by it. HMMM?
  4. by   bassbird
    I take a multivit and calcium (when I remember), I do try to get the 5 fruits and vegie thing going but that doesn't always happen either. I've also found I feel better when I don't eat as much red meat so I incorporate some legume recipes into my diet.

    I just have a hard time avoiding treats. I have gone 2 days without any and feel like it's a big accomplishment! I love spicy food and have always eaten it (especially if I feel like I'm getting a cold), but now my stomach doesn't tolerate it as much! (getting older sucks sometimes)

    I try to walk for exercise at least 3 times a week but now it's so cold that I haven't even done that for a week. Man now I really feel guilty!!!

    If I'm trying not to catch the bug that is going around I start taking Echinacea (like now).

    Glucosamine 500mg bid for my bad knees

    Suzy K: here is a link to the cancer data

    night shift and cancer rates
  5. by   prmenrs
    I swear I posted on this link--what happened? Don;t tell me my "oldtimers" is worse. Must be those dang vitamins!!!
  6. by   Brian
    Originally posted by Susy K


    Really? Do you happen to have the source?

    My whole unit takes PNV by the way (and we should, we're L&D sistas) and I swear we all have the nicest hair.
    Susy, I don't have the source, but I heard a radio program on the topic on NPR Nursing was mentioned several times in the broadcast, check it out.

    the topic was: Chronobiology

    http://search.npr.org/cf/cmn/cmnpd01...8/2001&PrgID=5

    Richard Stevens
    * Cancer Epidemiologist, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut

    This fall, a study looking at the link between night work and breast cancer concluded that shift workers are at a higher risk--possibly because late-night work disrupts the body's light-dark hormone cycles. In this hour, we'll talk about timing in medicine, and the connection between health, illness, and our body's rhythms.
  7. by   Brian
    Originally posted by Susy K


    Really? Do you happen to have the source?

    My whole unit takes PNV by the way (and we should, we're L&D sistas) and I swear we all have the nicest hair.
    Susy, I don't have the source, but I heard a radio program on the topic on NPR Nursing was mentioned several times in the broadcast, check it out.

    the topic was: Chronobiology

    http://search.npr.org/cf/cmn/cmnpd01...8/2001&PrgID=5

    Richard Stevens
    * Cancer Epidemiologist, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut

    This fall, a study looking at the link between night work and breast cancer concluded that shift workers are at a higher risk--possibly because late-night work disrupts the body's light-dark hormone cycles. In this hour, we'll talk about timing in medicine, and the connection between health, illness, and our body's rhythms.
  8. by   prn nurse
    Vitamin c makes the urine acidic,,,,,so it helps in preventing UTI's ....as the bacteria cant thriver in an acid envoirment...2 grams a day is ok ,,,we always gave 2 grams /day in the burn unit...to promote wound healing...
  9. by   semstr
    Hi you-all-so-healthy-nurses

    I take one multivitaminpill in the morning (but only during the wintermonths, they start as soon as a R starts popping up in the months' name, LOL learned that from my granny!!), then I take 2x 30 drops of pure Echinacea and for my nerves or against my mild winterdepression, I take Johannis-herbs 300 mg a day

    Twice a week I take Calcium and I eat salads (fresh ones right from the market) and fruit everyday.

    (I got sick two weeks ago with a bad case of strep throat, but that was the first time in 5 years)

    Take care, Renee
  10. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    I have seen some combinations of supplements at the nutritional store where I'm working my way through school, work for customers over the years. There isn't much in the way of actual scientific research being done because results are always spread "word of mouth" just as we're doing here and as it's been done for thousands of years, literaly.
    If something works, people come back and buy it again.
    Although most of my data is purely anecdotal I have seen these supplements work from personal use and feedback from friends. Customers come back to me and give report from thier use ocassionaly, but I'm part time and it's difficult to get the report correctly if I didn't see the customer myself.

    For estrogen replacement: Soy isoflavones, Black cohosh, Red clover. In that order of importance. There are several combinations on the market. My wife (who refuses to be my guine pig, flatly) had post menopausal symptoms that were relieved a few days after starting. She was so thrilled she considered heeding my advice to take a multivitamin.

    A sensible combination for joints(which is one of the few supplements to be scientificaly backed) is a combination of Glucosamine and Chondroitin. Glucosamine for rebuilding hyaline cartilage and Chondroitin to interfere with the enzyme that breaks it down. Many customers use it and so do I.

    I take, and recommend taking a quality time-release multivitamin. I used to take a cheap theragram equivalent. I didn't think it mattered. I used some of our premium multis once, since I get a thirty percent employee discount, and my nails and hair(which I don't really give a crap about) started growing at a noticeable rate. I can draw a conclusion that I'm getting something out of the better vitamins that I didn't get out of the cheap ones and I think the cheap ones are a waste of money now!

    I have found the Herbal Medicine Handbook published by Springhouse to be very useful as well.

    If anyone has specific questions I'll be glad to answer them.

    Brad
  11. by   Robin61970
    Brad,
    What is your opinion on best herbs to use for:

    A) PMS and PMDD symptoms
    B) depression
    C) energy and/or weightloss
    D) immune system

    I think that is all I have questions on right now,lol.......if anyone has websites that touch on these please post them.....
  12. by   nightingale
    sorry for the confusion.. I posted in two areas (have seen other posters do this)... sorry, I will not do this again... I can see where it gets very confusing..

    Here is you post prmenrs:


    I take a multi-vit that has herbs in it, too: ginkgo, ginseng, grape seed extract, kelp, and some other stuff I never heard of; also take glucosamine, chondroitin , extra vitamin B complex, and a supllement for eyes that has bilberry in it.

    I wish I could go somewhere and tell them what I want, which is basically my 19y/o body (and mind) back, and have them compound it up for me!


    __________________
    Never trust a 35 weeker.

    I commented with some silliness about a 19 year old body joke (like.. yeah they body is great but I would not want to go "there" again)....

    So you are NOT loosing it... I will delete the other post to avoid this confusion...

    Interesting topic on Night Worker and Cancer.... I will look over that article... thanks Brian.....

    B.

  13. by   RNKitty
    Originally posted by Susy K


    Really? Do you happen to have the source?

    My whole unit takes PNV by the way (and we should, we're L&D sistas) and I swear we all have the nicest hair.
    I'll have to look up the source - ie. find the journal, and I don't work for 2 weeks, but I'll post it when I get it!

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