Open Thread: What Supplements Do You Swear By?

I once had a very fancy doctor tell me that supplements did nothing but ensure you had "very expensive urine." Hm.
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I once had a very fancy doctor tell me that supplements did nothing but ensure you had "very expensive urine." Hm.
No this is not stock art. This is actually from my "vitamin bag." Yeah you know, the ol' VB.

No this is not stock art. This is actually from my "vitamin bag." Yeah you know, the ol' VB.

I take too many supplements. It is a ritual. It is a task that is so ridiculous as to be one that I always fail at. Who can take 50 supplements a night? Not this lady. I mean, I have, but it's like a project. At a certain point, I feel like puking up vitamin guts after the second or third fish oil knowhatImean?

So I've narrowed down the ones that I keep coming back to again and again:

  • St. John's Wort
  • Tumeric
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Coconut Oil
  • 5 HTP
  • Grapeseed Extract
  • Vitamin D
  • B-12
  • Prime Rose Oil
  • Spirulina
  • Milk Thistle
  • Biotin
  • Omega 3.6.9/Krill Oil
  • Resveratrol
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Probiotics

Ugh, it's too long. Still. What works for you? What doesn't work? Any brands you like in particular? I like Nature Made OK, but there are probably better ones. What do you swear by? Do you think it's all bunk? Seeing such a visible different in my mood and skin when I take them regularly it's hard to believe they're total placebo effect, but it's also hard to know what really does work the best. Help?

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