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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December 3, 2013
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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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