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Offline anazopyreo

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Good Supplements?
« on: August 07, 2017, 02:42:48 PM »
I was told by my doctor that I have a deficiency in vitamin b-12 and also I should take fish oil. I have up til now been taking supplements hoping that I'm lucky and I'm actually getting what I need. I have recently found that there are labels such as USP that guarantee that the ingredients on the label match the ingredients in the pills. Are these really worth seeking out?

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Re: Good Supplements?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 01:29:21 PM »
Since your doctor recommended then he should also specify a brand he thinks is good. I'd ask him.
Think of it like picking up any random pill on the sidewalk and popping that in your mouth.
You have just a good a chance of getting b12 as fentanyl or rat anus.
I'd pay attention to the label just to be sure you are getting what is recommended.
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Re: Good Supplements?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 01:46:47 PM »
If I were going to take a supplement, I would seek one that had USP verification.  That is at least some assurance that the contents are as listed.
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Re: Good Supplements?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 03:20:36 PM »
I was told by my doctor that I have a deficiency in vitamin b-12 and also I should take fish oil. I have up til now been taking supplements hoping that I'm lucky and I'm actually getting what I need. I have recently found that there are labels such as USP that guarantee that the ingredients on the label match the ingredients in the pills. Are these really worth seeking out?

Your first sentence is ambiguous.  Did your doctor tell you to take fish oil supplements to obtain vitamin B12?  Or did he tell you to take both a B12 supplement and a fish oil supplement.  Vitamin B12 is not fat-soluble.  Therefore fish oil supplements contain no vitamin B12.  If your doctor told you to take fish oil supplements to obtain B12, you need to find another doctor.

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Re: Good Supplements?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 08:38:11 AM »
"If your doctor told you to take fish oil supplements to obtain B12, you need to find another doctor."
I totally agree. No, he told me to take both B-12 and fish oil.

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Re: Good Supplements?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 09:36:35 AM »
There are prescription vitamins that are probably more reliable than over the counter, and depending on your insurance, could be less expensive.
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Re: Good Supplements?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 10:12:49 AM »
I would expect so.  I've seen enough articles about impurity and filler in supplements that when I started buying them, I googled the brands first.
 
I didn't look into labeling but there's definitely a role for it and USP looks like an organization that could get it done.
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