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Old 04-02-2009, 11:53 AM   #1
Amy Crawford
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I've been taking New Chapter Every Women's One Daily (wfs) for a few years. I was about to buy another bottle yesterday, when I saw that it has fermented soy and chaste tree extract. Not liking either of those!!

Any suggestions for a good multi-vit? I eat paleo, but want to be on the safe side. I also supplement with Spring Valley Omega-3 Fish Oil and Now Probiotics, and randomly Carlson's GLA. I know the fish oil isn't the greatest, but everything else was too expensive. All our meat is local, grass fed meat.

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Old 04-03-2009, 12:59 PM   #2
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If your meat is grass-fed, do you even need to take fish oil?

Regarding the multivitamin, I don't think most generic multivitamins have much effect. I used to take organic multivitamins, but they're really expensive.

This is something interesting from Mel Siff you could try:

The evidence that every vegetable and fruit contains a
huge number of what are now called 'phytochemicals' made me conclude that
the use of isolated macro and micro-nutrients probably lowers their
efficacy, so I began to take all of my supplements together with the natural
plants which contain them.

It seems obvious that life evolved in a synergistic way with complex
mixtures of biochemicals, not commercialised isolates claimed by various
researchers to be the most important substances in achieving something or
other in the body.

Thus, if you are supplementing with vitamin C, it is probably more sensible
to take it after or with a meal containing citrus fruit (to supply the
various bioflavenoids) or green peppers. If you are taking beta-carotene,
then one should do so in a meal with carrots. Similarly, vitamin B complex
(which is hardly a complex of all the substances acting synergistically with
the B group) should accompany a meal of liver, whole grains and so on.

This approach which I might term ' natural-synthetic complexing' is one
which remains with me today.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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Fermented soy is the only soy worth a dang, that shouldn't be a problem with those vitamins. Chaste tree (vitex) extract is very good in tonic (small) doses in general for women. I've used that brand of multi with patients before, never had any negative issues with it.

This is the one I've been using more of recently.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys. Donald, I take the fish oil intermittently, just to up and down my intake. I'm not the best with taking supplements, forgetting and skipping for days on end. This way I'm randomly "cycling" my supps.

My ND recommended New Chapter to me. I had never noticed about the soy and chaste tree previously. Thanks for the info Garrett and Donald.
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