Same for me! :D
For obvious reasons.
I try to take D with fat, usually in form of coconut oil dissolved in herbal tea. I also sometimes add turmeric (with black pepper), coQ10 and mucuna, which I've been led to believe go better mixed with fat than straight water. I count the coconut oil of course, but do not count the supplement itself for fat counting purposes.
Curious about the magnesium, have you heard it goes better with D?
In addition to 4950 IU of Vitamin D3 Cholecalciferol, I take 546 mg of Magnesium as Magnesium Oxide / Gluconate / Citrate / Glycinate / Malate.
When I first started taking supplemental Vitamin D, the only side-effect was gas. This was temporary.
Turmeric for knee inflammation, and Ashwaghanda for adrenal support. These herbs are "tonic" meaning that they are safe to take daily, but my hope is that as I get more fruity and hydrated/enough sleep etc... I will be able to back off of them. I am LFV right now (been vegan for years) and working on getting more fruit in and higher-100% raw.
Glad that I found these herbs for now, they work well.
So sweet you two!
I think we could all do with a big dose of LOVE!!!
No, I do not supplement. I am not sure what decision I will make if I ever have a blood deficiency, but right now everything is fine.
What are supplements? They are the modern version of snake oil that salespersons sell us to line their pockets. No animal in nature takes supplements, so why do we? Because good salepersons convince us we have problems that do not really exist in order to sell us the solution(s).
Problems with supplements? They are not in the correct ratios that would be found in nature. We really do not understand all of the chemical compounds found in plants yet, and just taking something good, and assuming more of that thing would be better could produce imbalances in our bodies and make us sick in the long run.
In the SAD sense, it is like one takes two tylonel for a headache, and thinks that wow, more would be better, but then ends up overdosing and causing bodily harm to organs such as the liver and kidneys.
There is a lot of medical evidence starting to show up that we really cannot absorb the synthetic forms of supplements. For example, calcium supplements might be made from ground up marble rock. Our bodies cannot absorb this type of calcium, rather only the organic calcium found in fruits n veggies.
I recommend people to just eat a rainbow of fruits n veggies over the course of time. Live more to eat more. Exercises and stay active so one is burning more calories which in turn provides the opportunity to eat more fruits n veggies without weight gain problems.