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    What Vitamin do YOU take?

    Vitamin Quality?



    From Christian Thibaudeau:

    A document ranked the top multis available based on quality and proper amount of the nutrients (14 different criteria in all). They tested 510 brands and gave a score from 0 to 100% to each of them. Only 8 out of 510 scored higher than 80%:

    - USANA essentials - US version: 96.1%
    - Douglas labs - Ultra preventive X: 95.4%
    - Vitamin Research Products - Extended plus: 93.1%
    - Source naturals - Life Force multi: 92.8%
    - Source naturals - Elan vial: 91.8%
    - USANA essentials - Canadian version: 90.2%
    - Freelife - Basic mindell plus: 82.3%
    - Life extension foundation - life extension mix: 81.4%

    The ''Mega men'' by GNC tested out at ... 21.1%
    Centrum at 4.7%
    One-a-day active at 4.1%
    The Twinlab one at 26.4% (although the Mega6 is at 56% ... still way below acceptable)
    NOW foods multis range from 23% to 40%

    Whitey (UKI).




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    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/405307/Multivitamin-Guide

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    interesting. GNC is crap lol.

    i dont take any vitamins at the moment though.

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    Thanks for that

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    15 Paks
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size2Paks(22tablets)
    Servings Per Container7.5
    Amount Per Serving % DV
    Calories 16
    Total Carbohydrates 1g <1%*
    Protein 3g 6%*
    Vitamin A(as Acetate & 66% As ▀-Carotene) 9900IU 198%
    Vitamin C(as Ascorbic Acid) 1g 1,667%
    Vitamin D(as Ergocalciferol) 680IU 170%
    Vitamin E(as D-A-Tocopheryl Acetate) 300IU 1,000%
    Thiamin(as Thiamin HCL) 76mg 5,067%
    Riboflavin 76mg 4,471%
    Niacin(as Niacinamide) 82mg 410%
    Vitamin B6(as Pyridoxine HCL) 72mg 3,600%
    Folic Acid 400mcg 100%
    Vitamin B12(as Cyanocobalamin) 6mcg 100%
    Biotin 300mcg 100%
    Pantothenic Acid(as Calcium Pantothenate) 76mg 760%
    Calcium(as Citrate, Carbonate) 2g 0%
    Phosphorus(as Calcium Phosphate) 228mg 23%
    Iodine(from Kelp) 150mcg 100%
    Magnesium(as Oxide) 133mg 33%
    Zinc(as Oxide) 30mg 200%
    Selenium(as Selenite) 50mcg 71%
    Copper(as Sulfate) 600mcg 30%
    Manganese(as Sulfate) 11mcg 550%
    Chromium(as Picolinate) 6mcg 5%
    Potassium(as Sulfate) 200mg 6%
    Amino Acid Blend
    Lysine(from Lactalbumin) 300mg **
    Methionine(from Lactalbumin) 500mg **
    Leucine(from Lactalbumin) 100mg **
    Valine(from Lactalbumin) 760mg **
    Threonine(from Lactalbumin) 48mg **
    Glutamic Acid(from Lactalbumin) 700mg **
    Phenylalanine(from Lactalbumin) 560mg **
    Arginine(as L-Arginine) 2g **
    Performance Optimizers
    Siberian Ginseng(Root) 2g **
    Oriental Ginseng(Root) 250mg **
    Smilax Officinalis(Root) 500mg **
    Protogen A(Thioctic Acid) 200mcg **
    Inosine(Hypoxanthine Riboside) 500mg **
    Pyridoxine-A-Ketoglutarate 200mg **
    Carnitine(as L-Carnitine) 25mg **
    Chromium Picolinate† 50mcg **
    Coenzyme A 20mg **
    Coenzyme B12 10mg **
    Phosphatidylcholine 200mg **
    Para-Aminobenzoic Acid(PABA) 400mg **
    Colostrum(Bovine) 25mg **
    Argentine Liver(Bovine) 3.9g **
    Shark Cartilage 1g **
    Choline Complex 1.2g **
    Bioflavonoids(Citrus) 1g **
    Essential Fatty Acid Complex
    Linoleic Acid 200mg **
    Oleic Acid 100mg **
    Digestive Enzymes
    Betaine HCL 200mg **
    Pepsin 64mg **
    Papain 64mg **
    Pancreatin 700mg **
    Mycozyme 64mg **
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
    ** Daily Value not established
    Other Ingredients
    Maltodextrin, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Citrate, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Parsley, Goldenseal, Don Quai, Burdock, Alfalfa, Water Cress, Rice Bran, Cellulose, Rose Hips
    Contains no sugar, starch, artificial preservatives or colors.
    † CHROMAX II« brand chromium picolinate is licensed under U.S. Patent #4,315,927.


    I take one pack in the morning then take the next pack before workout.

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    I think most on here take Vitamin S..

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    i take those packs when im cutting in the spring.

    in the winter, nope.

    as for other suppliments....just some good ol fashioned enenthate

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    Universal

    Women's Fitness Pak

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    I bought the Animal pak. But the pills are so big I almost chocked on that shit. I wonder if they were meant for horses. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSM4Life View Post


    15 Paks
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size2Paks(22tablets)
    Servings Per Container7.5
    Amount Per Serving % DV
    Calories 16
    Total Carbohydrates 1g <1%*
    Protein 3g 6%*
    Vitamin A(as Acetate & 66% As ▀-Carotene) 9900IU 198%
    Vitamin C(as Ascorbic Acid) 1g 1,667%
    Vitamin D(as Ergocalciferol) 680IU 170%
    Vitamin E(as D-A-Tocopheryl Acetate) 300IU 1,000%
    Thiamin(as Thiamin HCL) 76mg 5,067%
    Riboflavin 76mg 4,471%
    Niacin(as Niacinamide) 82mg 410%
    Vitamin B6(as Pyridoxine HCL) 72mg 3,600%
    Folic Acid 400mcg 100%
    Vitamin B12(as Cyanocobalamin) 6mcg 100%
    Biotin 300mcg 100%
    Pantothenic Acid(as Calcium Pantothenate) 76mg 760%
    Calcium(as Citrate, Carbonate) 2g 0%
    Phosphorus(as Calcium Phosphate) 228mg 23%
    Iodine(from Kelp) 150mcg 100%
    Magnesium(as Oxide) 133mg 33%
    Zinc(as Oxide) 30mg 200%
    Selenium(as Selenite) 50mcg 71%
    Copper(as Sulfate) 600mcg 30%
    Manganese(as Sulfate) 11mcg 550%
    Chromium(as Picolinate) 6mcg 5%
    Potassium(as Sulfate) 200mg 6%
    Amino Acid Blend
    Lysine(from Lactalbumin) 300mg **
    Methionine(from Lactalbumin) 500mg **
    Leucine(from Lactalbumin) 100mg **
    Valine(from Lactalbumin) 760mg **
    Threonine(from Lactalbumin) 48mg **
    Glutamic Acid(from Lactalbumin) 700mg **
    Phenylalanine(from Lactalbumin) 560mg **
    Arginine(as L-Arginine) 2g **
    Performance Optimizers
    Siberian Ginseng(Root) 2g **
    Oriental Ginseng(Root) 250mg **
    Smilax Officinalis(Root) 500mg **
    Protogen A(Thioctic Acid) 200mcg **
    Inosine(Hypoxanthine Riboside) 500mg **
    Pyridoxine-A-Ketoglutarate 200mg **
    Carnitine(as L-Carnitine) 25mg **
    Chromium Picolinateć 50mcg **
    Coenzyme A 20mg **
    Coenzyme B12 10mg **
    Phosphatidylcholine 200mg **
    Para-Aminobenzoic Acid(PABA) 400mg **
    Colostrum(Bovine) 25mg **
    Argentine Liver(Bovine) 3.9g **
    Shark Cartilage 1g **
    Choline Complex 1.2g **
    Bioflavonoids(Citrus) 1g **
    Essential Fatty Acid Complex
    Linoleic Acid 200mg **
    Oleic Acid 100mg **
    Digestive Enzymes
    Betaine HCL 200mg **
    Pepsin 64mg **
    Papain 64mg **
    Pancreatin 700mg **
    Mycozyme 64mg **
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
    ** Daily Value not established
    Other Ingredients
    Maltodextrin, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Citrate, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Parsley, Goldenseal, Don Quai, Burdock, Alfalfa, Water Cress, Rice Bran, Cellulose, Rose Hips
    Contains no sugar, starch, artificial preservatives or colors.
    ć CHROMAX II« brand chromium picolinate is licensed under U.S. Patent #4,315,927.


    I take one pack in the morning then take the next pack before workout.

    Not tested...

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    Thanks to this thread a different one now...

    good info.

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    Jimmyinkedup had a good thread about the research on these recently. I am not able to get as deep as he did with his research but I really appreciate the link you provided. I guess I can throw away my mega men then?

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    the only thing GNC is good for is creatine.....thats it for me.

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    Quest.

    I've heard a lot of skepticism and negative criticism regarding Universal. But from next month I think i'll give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronReload04 View Post
    the only thing GNC is good for is creatine.....thats it for me.
    Creatine is so much cheaper online, you can seriously get 16lbs for about 100$ from trueprotien with all the discounts they give you.

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    My piss turns green when I take animal pak, i'm pretty sure I don't even absorb half the crap they put in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gears View Post
    Creatine is so much cheaper online, you can seriously get 16lbs for about 100$ from trueprotien with all the discounts they give you.
    THansk I will hit em up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gears View Post
    Creatine is so much cheaper online, you can seriously get 16lbs for about 100$ from trueprotien with all the discounts they give you.
    true protein is f'ing awesome......the shipping is just to much for me....I will get beta alanine and occasionally waxy maize from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higherdesire;4356***
    THansk I will hit em up.
    ya dude...true protein is legit....basically, you are paying for hte product without the bullshit lable and advertisement. THe owners are awesome dudes too. you're not getting ripped off on that website.

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    Only vitamin I'm taking now is Masterdol 20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gears View Post
    My piss turns green when I take animal pak, i'm pretty sure I don't even absorb half the crap they put in there.
    Mine never turned green, but it was definitely a dark yellow when I took animal pak for a few months...Too many pills though, never again.

    I haven't taken any multi-v's since and I haven't noticed any difference whatsoever.

    I have been taking 3g of Vitamin C everyday for the past year or so, and it seems that is all I need (along with a proper diet). I almost never get sick.

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    Thanks for that, interesting,,, the one i take was not there thou, so probally sh*t...lmao

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    Fish oil
    Flax seed oil
    vitamins c, b12, beta carotene
    i think that about it ...ofcourse creatine an

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    for the record "yellow or green piss" is not an indicator of your vitamins quality. excess water soluble vitamins, namely B-2 are eliminated in urine thus giving it the color. this company makes the best vitamins i have used. http://www.supernutritionusa.com/

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    On the whole yellow piss topic, and this prob sounds stupid.

    I noticed when I take vitamins (which is rare) for a period of time, my piss DOES get yellow BUT its not a normal piss yellow. It actually seems to flouresce a little bit, or glow like. The way it reflects light is weird. If I have yellow piss from dehydration its just like a dull piss yellow. But vitamins make it a shiny sparkling yellow, if anyone else has noticed this let me know.

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    it might be benign, but who knows....speaking of piss

    I cant remember what I was taking....but i think it was meds for a tract infection, which hurt like a mother ****er....(it burns to piss basically because blood is present i believe, and thats bacteria related)

    well anyway, it turned my piss orange....and this piss was lethal because it stained anything it came into contact with like hardcore..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojangles69 View Post
    On the whole yellow piss topic, and this prob sounds stupid.

    I noticed when I take vitamins (which is rare) for a period of time, my piss DOES get yellow BUT its not a normal piss yellow. It actually seems to flouresce a little bit, or glow like. The way it reflects light is weird. If I have yellow piss from dehydration its just like a dull piss yellow. But vitamins make it a shiny sparkling yellow, if anyone else has noticed this let me know.
    refer to the post above yours...

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    I swallow 20 - 40 vitamin pills everyday.

    Multi-vitamin
    ***** 3 - 6 - 6
    Flax Seed Oil
    Cod Liver Oil
    Garlic (odor-less)
    ZMA
    Evening Primrose
    milk thistle
    Melatonin

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    Quote Originally Posted by peachfuzz View Post
    for the record "yellow or green piss" is not an indicator of your vitamins quality. excess water soluble vitamins, namely B-2 are eliminated in urine thus giving it the color. this company makes the best vitamins i have used. http://www.supernutritionusa.com/
    Agreed.

    B-Vits are the cause.

    Nothing to worry about.

    I swallow 4 Newgen tabs, 3 Vit-C and about 30 *****'s.

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    I take animal pak right now but just because I got em cheap. I split those monster tabs in half because I don't think you'd be getting anything but expensive urine other wise. I really like biomedics stuff and take it most of the time. Its pricey though...major downside. The multi vitamin is in liquid form and is called bio fuel. The other component is called Get Go N. Get go N is a powder that contains a small amount of caffiene with tyrosine and various B's. You mix the bio fuel with get go n together in water and through it back. Tastes pretty good and gives a nice boost as well.

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    no universal multivitiamin..

    Hemp oil ,fish oil, cocunot oil, aloe vera.

    Vitamin B and C

    Melatonin prolonged release

    I just bought some creatine as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gears View Post
    My piss turns green when I take animal pak, i'm pretty sure I don't even absorb half the crap they put in there.
    Same thing happens when I take the Universal Animal Pak. Green Piss


    Anyone tried the Vitakic by MuscleTech yet?




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    ^^^don't bother, overpriced.

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    Agreed

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    dust and rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD MATT View Post
    dust and rocks.
    Nice one bloke.

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    Nice one bloke.
    Hahaha now that just doesnt work, you've not put it i the right context. You should have said "nice one m***".

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    Natures Way: Alive multi

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    I read a study few years back that was done. They monitored two people for ten years, one person taking multi vitamins everyday and the other person not taking anything at all. Final conclusion was that there was little to no change in things that were monitored and tests that were done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shurik View Post
    I read a study few years back that was done. They monitored two people for ten years, one person taking multi vitamins everyday and the other person not taking anything at all. Final conclusion was that there was little to no change in things that were monitored and tests that were done.
    A study on two people is not conclusive and too many variables at play.

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    I had a bad experience with animal pak when I was younger. I was taking all the pills with some orange juice and thought I'd took them all. Finished my breakfast, grabbed the rest of my juice which had been sitting while I ate, and downed it. Turned out one of my pills fell into the glass of juice and dissolved in the bottom. It was one of the nastiest things I've ever tasted, I nearly puked. Now I take everything with water to be safe.

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