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Poll: How many different supplements each day? (260 member(s) have cast votes)

How many different supplements each day?

  1. 0-5 (61 votes [23.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.55%

  2. 5-10 (63 votes [24.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.32%

  3. 10-25 (78 votes [30.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.12%

  4. 25-50 (38 votes [14.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.67%

  5. 50-75 (10 votes [3.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.86%

  6. 75-125 (3 votes [1.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.16%

  7. 125+ (6 votes [2.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.32%

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#1 Shepard

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 05:41 AM


I'm referring to supplements in pill and powder form for the most part (although I can think of some liquids that would qualify)....things that you go out of your way to take in and not just eating/drinking healthy. Also, I'm talking about how many individual supplements, not how many of each (ex: green tea extract three times per day still only counts once).

I imagine I'm in the middle of the road at 46. It would be great if we could all write out which supplements we take and compare, but I imagine the space/time required would be too great.

Looking back at the poll, I didn't really give you a good choice if you are taking exactly 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, or 125. Sorry.

Edited by shepard, 15 July 2005 - 06:19 AM.


#2 scottl Re: How many different supplements do you take?

Posted 15 July 2005 - 09:17 AM

Heh. More then I feel like counting.

Let's just say a whole shelf in my pantry is mostly filled with supps I'm presently taking (there are extra bottles of some in the back).

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#3 LifeMirage Re: How many different supplements do you take?

Posted 15 July 2005 - 09:24 AM

I voted for the 125+...

#4 motomatt Re: How many different supplements do you take?

Posted 15 July 2005 - 07:12 PM

Heh.  More then I feel like counting.

Let's just say a whole shelf in my pantry is mostly filled with supps I'm presently taking (there are extra bottles of some in the back).


same here

#5 Guest_da_sense_* Re: How many different supplements do you take?

Posted 16 July 2005 - 08:58 AM

125+ daily, and you're still not superman? :)

#6 REGIMEN Re: How many different supplements do you take?

Posted 16 July 2005 - 09:10 AM

Would most be from each item in a multivitamin? I can't imagine, say, 125+ separate bottles that you take out every so often to make batches of dailys. That's just a lot of bottles. A lot. Yes, a whole lot of bottles. many.


125+ daily, and you're still not superman? 


Those who know don't say...

#7 vastman Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Oakland California

Posted 16 July 2005 - 12:04 PM

liplex....I'm struggling with this a lot lately. Not nearly at 125 bottles yet, but it's getting rediculous and trying to come up with a system that isn't too time consuming and complex is definately challenging. Personally, I've decided to spend the extra $$$ on good formulations like Ortho core, mind and bone which are 25 caps between the three but there are still several dozen other compounds I've encorporated and this weekend I'm gonna get an irrigation parts box and set it up and distribute stuff into various boxes so that I'll only have to do this every couple weeks and will be better able to manage my inventory.

However, even with this it's complex... I now have 5 or 6 sublinguals, several PEG liquids as well as powders such as MSM, condritin, glucosomine, blah blah blah blah blah.....

My crew (we create gardens) are always amazed as I bring out my jug-0-pills and begin slammin um during lunch....6 or 7 at a time for a minute or two...

However, as I've continued adding and modifying my regimine I continue to feel better, think clearer, and my overall effectiveness as a human being grows...so I figure it's worth it.

I think it's really a shame that no research is being done on folks taking this approach... the combined effect of all the stuff I'm doing isn't being studied.... which I feel is a shame.

#8 Mind Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Wausau, WI
  • yes

Posted 16 July 2005 - 01:10 PM

0-5 (right now)

Multivitamin
Vinpocetine
Fish Oil
Various Whey Protien Supps (Optimum, Protoplex, Muscle Milk, MetRx...etc.)

have used in the past
ALCAR
Gingko
Ginseng
Vitamin C
Zinc (stand alone)
Echinecia
L-Carnitine

#9 DukeNukem Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Dallas, Texas

Posted 16 July 2005 - 09:50 PM

I take roughly 110 pills daily. I divide them into three dosages. I have a plastic container designed for storing screws/nails that I got from Lowe's, that has 48 little containers. So, once every 48 days I spend 30 minutes refilling it with all of my morning pills, so that I'm not opening each bottle daily. I do this for for nighttime pills, too. (My mid day pills is only 15 bottles, so I just handle them as is.)

I always take my pills on the way to work in the morning, by scooping them into a little plastic baggie, and downing them with a bottle of green/white tea from www.teastea.com. Takes about five minutes.

This system also allows me to program certain pills to be taken on even days and some on odd days.

#10 scottl Re: How many different supplements do you take?

Posted 16 July 2005 - 10:37 PM

I always take my pills on the way to work in the morning, by scooping them into a little plastic baggie, and downing them with a bottle of green/white tea from www.teastea.com.  Takes about five minutes.


Supplements certainly some are better absorbed with food and Vit e is only absorbed with fat. No way you do not know this. Comments?

#11 Shepard Re: How many different supplements do you take?

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 03:03 AM

Also, do you take your IP6 with the rest of your supplements or seperate during the day?

#12 DukeNukem Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Dallas, Texas

Posted 18 July 2005 - 04:06 AM

I mix IP-6 powder in my protein powder, which I use twice a day, once in my shake, and once in my oalmeal.

I take my supplements right after my morning shake. And yes, I always take all of my fat pills and fat-soluble supplements together.

#13 pycnogenol Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:In a van down by the river!

Posted 20 July 2005 - 12:49 AM

I take approximately 40-50 supplements daily in 4 divided doses.

Partial list:

Pycnogenol
P-5-P
Indole-3-Carbinol
Inositol Hexaphosphate (morning on empty stomach, taken separately)
GliSODin (Gliadin + Superoxide Dismutase)
Enzogenol (New Zealand Natural Pine Bark Extract plus grapeseed)
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Beta Glucan

Plus E, A, C, D, L-Carnosine, NAC, L-Methionine, Quercetin,
Pomegranate, etc.

#14 chelated Re: How many different supplements do you take?

Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:08 PM

20-25

Most i take everday till i run out and gotta order more and some i forget to take but in general a given day includes


1. 2-4 grams ALCAR (Jarrow 100g powder)
2. 6-1200 gram ALA (Biochem)
3. 2 tablespoons cod liver oil
4. Co-enzyme B food complex Nature organics
5. Magnesium/Calcium/Vitamin D NOW
6. 400g Vitamin E (unique E)
7. Ubiquinol (100mg) Healthy Origins
8. Hyaluronic Acid (joint regeneration)
9. Glucosimine MSM complex for joint regeneration
10. L-phenylalanine
11. Melatonin every other day
12. Whey Protein Jarrow
13. NAC (6-1200) per day
14. 1 Garlic kyolic
15. Citicholine - Jarrow
16. AStaxamthin- NOW
17. Probiotic - solgar
18. chlorella - jarrow
19. vitamin C complex powder - NOW
20. organic green tea/organic ginger tea
21. Organic Green drink from vibrant health
22. Blueberry extract - life extension

others

1-2 mg ativan for tmj
Nuerontin every other day for tmj
DHEA 25 mg every other day
vinpocetine 10-20 every other day
1mg of melatonin every other day
alpha gpc every other day- jarrow
piracetam every other day bulk nutrition
Phosphatidyl serine complex - source naturals
3-6 raw eggs a day

#15 spaceistheplace Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Sacramento

Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:45 PM

10-25

Jarrow:
D3
Garlic & Ginger
Brown Rice Protein
Ashwagandha
B-Right
ALA
Adrenal Optimizer
Probiotic

Paradise Herbs:
Bacopa 20:1
Cordyceps 8:1
Holy Basil

Nordic Naturals:
Ultimate Omega liquid

And a bunch of other stuff on occasion

#16 Ghostrider Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:USA

Posted 15 March 2008 - 12:48 AM

20-25

Most i take everday till i run out and gotta order more and some i forget to take but in general a given day includes


1. 2-4 grams ALCAR (Jarrow 100g powder)
2. 6-1200 gram ALA (Biochem)
3. 2 tablespoons cod liver oil
4. Co-enzyme B food complex Nature organics
5. Magnesium/Calcium/Vitamin D NOW
6. 400g Vitamin E (unique E)
7. Ubiquinol (100mg) Healthy Origins
8. Hyaluronic Acid (joint regeneration)
9. Glucosimine MSM complex for joint regeneration
10. L-phenylalanine
11. Melatonin every other day
12. Whey Protein Jarrow
13. NAC (6-1200) per day
14. 1 Garlic kyolic
15. Citicholine - Jarrow
16. AStaxamthin- NOW
17. Probiotic - solgar
18. chlorella - jarrow
19. vitamin C complex powder - NOW
20. organic green tea/organic ginger tea
21. Organic Green drink from vibrant health
22. Blueberry extract - life extension

others

1-2 mg ativan for tmj
Nuerontin every other day for tmj
DHEA 25 mg every other day
vinpocetine 10-20 every other day
1mg of melatonin every other day
alpha gpc every other day- jarrow
piracetam every other day bulk nutrition
Phosphatidyl serine complex - source naturals
3-6 raw eggs a day


What's the L-phenylalanine for?

#17 OneScrewLoose Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:California

Posted 16 March 2008 - 01:30 AM

I'm genuinely curious, how and why do you some of you take over 100 supps a day? Were talking individually bottled/packaged supps, right? So you're not counting 20 for your multi?

I think I'm at about 10.

#18 checkinguy1 Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:golden horseshoe

Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:11 AM

Looks like I'm just over 20 -

1 Alcar/acetyl-l-carnitine* 1500 mg 1000mg cap and 500 from OrthoMind
2 B Complex Age_Amadori! the best B - includes Benfotiamine and Pyridoxamine
3 Benagene 100mg 1 cap - a Must Have! (in my opinion)
4 Calcium 333 mg Jarrow BoneUp 2 caps (other supps in the bone-up -K1,K2 etc)
5 Carnosine 500 mg Now
6 chrom. polynicotinate Blood Sugar Natures Way 1 cap/day
7 Cognitive Enhancer OrthoMind 2 caps/day
8 Ellagic Acid 400 mg PomGuard
9 Flower Pollen Swedish Flower P. 1 tab/day
10 FucoseLean 10mg fucoxanthin Holf MD Labs NEW. Trial - white fat mobilizer
11 Jarrow Carnit All 1 cap/day carnitine multi
12 Natto 1 cap/day Nattokinase cardio
13 Niacin 500mg Now trial till next Blood test/Cholesterol reading
14 R+ Lipoic Acid 230 mg 200 mg - Doctors Best Sodium R Alpha Lipoate
15 Resveratrol 800 mg? powder - 2/day won't buy 50% powder again(!)
16 Saw Palmetto 160 mg back on this and Flower Pollen saw my PSA double to .47
17 Selenium 200mg LifeEx - methyl-selenocysteine weekends only
18 Silymarin 1 cap/day Now
19 Vit E/ with Tocotienals 1 cap/day Famil E
20 Vitamin C powder - add to Green tea drink/2 per day Right C Sodium ascorbate
21 Vitamin D 2 gels/day Now

I make a 1.5 litre of Green Tea, cool it - now it's my base drink. Make Whey drink in the morning with half the supps. Evening either with Ice tea,
Whey, Creatine powder etc

#19 Re: How many different supplements do you take?

Posted 21 March 2008 - 06:56 AM

With my current finances, 0-5 is the most I can afford. If money wasn't an object, I'd be taking upwards of a hundred.

Among other things, I have always wanted to take up growing herbs as a hobby.

#20 mark40511 Re: How many different supplements do you take?

Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:00 PM

I'm glad I found this site. I am going to list what I take. I am 36 yo male. 5'11 165 lbs. If anyone recommends I stop or something I'm taking or add to please let me know. Here goes

Kyolic aged garlic
countrylife mens multi
natures way milk thistle
new chapter berry green
new chapter turmericforce
ip6 one per day on empty stomach
countrylife calcium/mag one per day even though they recommend 2
probiotic (every other day because it constipated me)
carleson fish oil two per day
Natrol green tea extract one per day
Source Naturals Yaeyama chlorella (no fillers) about 20 per day
liquid b complex ( I have vitiligo and the liquid b brought most of color back) dad also has a touch of vitiligo
swanson 600mg alpha lipoic acid
swanson 100mg coq10
swanson resveratrol complex
sundown 60 mg ginko biloba (an I poisoning myself? I picked this up on an impulse at store)
Bayer baby aspirin every day.
half cup frozen blueberries every day
plenty of fiber.

I think thats it

#21 mark40511 Re: How many different supplements do you take?

Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:06 PM

[quote name='mark40511' date='25-Mar 2008, 02:00 PM' post='230375']
I'm glad I found this site. I am going to list what I take. I am 36 yo male. 5'11 165 lbs. If anyone recommends I stop or something I'm taking or add to please let me know. Here goes

Kyolic aged garlic
countrylife mens multi
natures way milk thistle
new chapter berry green
new chapter turmericforce
ip6 one per day on empty stomach
countrylife calcium/mag one per day even though they recommend 2
probiotic (every other day because it constipated me)
carleson fish oil two per day
Natrol green tea extract one per day
Source Naturals Yaeyama chlorella (no fillers) about 20 per day
liquid b complex ( I have vitiligo and the liquid b brought most of color back) dad also has a touch of vitiligo
swanson 600mg alpha lipoic acid
swanson 100mg coq10
swanson resveratrol complex
sundown 60 mg ginko biloba (an I poisoning myself? I picked this up on an impulse at store)
Bayer baby aspirin every day.
half cup frozen blueberries every day
plenty of fiber.

I think thats it
[/quote

OH I forgot. New Chapter Host Defense

#22 DocSchauss Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Reno, Nevada

Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:09 PM

I usually take the following as a soon to be 50 year old (please it can't be true)

Acai Ultra - 3 caps (Crayhon Research)
Four Pillars Multi - 4 capsules (Pharmax)
Vitamin D3 2,000 IU's (Biotics Research drops)
GPC - 1,200 mg (Crayhon)
PS Omega 3 Synergy (Crayhon)
Vitamin C - 1,000 mg (Nature's Way)
B-Complex (Nature's Way)
Krill Ultra - 2 capsules (Crayhon)

On this regime its the first time in my life I've gone two winters without a cold, feel better, and more energy. Just wish these damned supplement could roll back the actual number of years I've lived on this crazy planet. Sheesh.

#23 ajnast4r Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Sacramento, California

Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:35 AM

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excellent brand choices.. thats like the first time i dont have anything bad to say haha

#24 DocSchauss Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Reno, Nevada

Posted 29 March 2008 - 03:30 PM

I've been in and out of the supplement industry since 1983 and have become painfully aware of who makes good stuff and who makes crap. Some of the claims some of the companies make are so absurd they are laughable. I've been involved in producing as well as designing a number of supplements over the years and learned a lot of lessons that guide my own selection of nutritients. Also, I've had to use that knowledge to developa supplement regime to help my daughter who has a rare form of epilepsy.

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excellent brand choices.. thats like the first time i dont have anything bad to say haha



#25 wayside Re: How many different supplements do you take?

Posted 29 March 2008 - 07:31 PM

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Four Pillars Multi - 4 capsules (Pharmax)
...


The anti-oxidant capsule seems to be pretty lightweight, the amounts of all of these ingredients seem really small:

ANTIOXIDANT Capsule Contains:
# Alpha lipoic acid.......40mg
# CoQ10.......20mg
# N-acetyl cysteine 80mg
# Beta-carotene (freeze dried).......5mg
# Lycopene (freeze dried).......1.5mg
# Lutein (freeze dried).......1.5mg
# Natural mixed carotenoids.......150mcg
# Ellagic acid.......7mg
# Green tea extract.......20mg
(providing 12mg polyphenols and 8mg catechins)
# Grapeskin extract.......7mg
# Quercetin.......20mg
# Soy isoflavones (providing 2mg isoflavones).......5mg
# Pine bark extract.......3mg
# Bilberry extract (Vaccinium myrtillus).......20mg
# Mixed berry extract.......100mg
(blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, blackcherry)
(equivalent to antioxidant content of 25g fresh fruit)
# Watercress (freeze dried).......20mg

Does the Acai Ultra add more meaningful amounts of antioxidants? I couldn't really find a description other than "OptiAcai® Acai Fruit (Euterpe oleracea) 400 mg".

#26 DocSchauss Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Reno, Nevada

Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:33 PM

OptiAcai provides an ORAC of around 1024 per gram. I take three a day so I get about 1200-1300 ORAC from that alone. The information comes from an article in the Journal of Food and Agriculture (my brother was the lead author).

...
Four Pillars Multi - 4 capsules (Pharmax)
...


The anti-oxidant capsule seems to be pretty lightweight, the amounts of all of these ingredients seem really small:

ANTIOXIDANT Capsule Contains:
# Alpha lipoic acid.......40mg
# CoQ10.......20mg
# N-acetyl cysteine 80mg
# Beta-carotene (freeze dried).......5mg
# Lycopene (freeze dried).......1.5mg
# Lutein (freeze dried).......1.5mg
# Natural mixed carotenoids.......150mcg
# Ellagic acid.......7mg
# Green tea extract.......20mg
(providing 12mg polyphenols and 8mg catechins)
# Grapeskin extract.......7mg
# Quercetin.......20mg
# Soy isoflavones (providing 2mg isoflavones).......5mg
# Pine bark extract.......3mg
# Bilberry extract (Vaccinium myrtillus).......20mg
# Mixed berry extract.......100mg
(blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, blackcherry)
(equivalent to antioxidant content of 25g fresh fruit)
# Watercress (freeze dried).......20mg

Does the Acai Ultra add more meaningful amounts of antioxidants? I couldn't really find a description other than "OptiAcai® Acai Fruit (Euterpe oleracea) 400 mg".



#27 DukeNukem Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Dallas, Texas

Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:26 PM

>>> OptiAcai provides an ORAC of around 1024 per gram.

Is there anything especially healthful about Acai other than its relatively high ORAC value?

The point I'm getting at is that ORAC value alone, IMO, is not a good enough reason to supplement. Super cheap sorghum grain, for example, has an ORAC value of 2400 per gram, but I've not seen any study showing that it has a uniquely beneficial biological effect, like many other antioxidants (pomegranate, green tea, blueberry, IP-6, etc.) Wolf berry is another one with a very high ORAC value, yet so far no unique health benefit that I've seen.

While eating high ORAC food is smart, I don't think it's necessary to further supplement based on ORAC values alone.

#28 ironchet Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Las Vegas

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:57 PM

The most supplements i've taken was around 30. Now i'm down to 5. This year i'm trying to obtain everything through food, green smoothie, salads and trail mix for snacks.

my basic 5:

Vitamin D3 - 2400 IU
Fish oil - 1000 mg
Alcar - 1000 mg - will probably drop after i finish the powder.
NaRALA - 150 mg
Epicor (diamond x vpc) - seems to help with cold/allergies and sleep

whey and creatine - for workout days.

#29 VictorBjoerk Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Sweden

Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:52 PM

Does anyone know which supplements Ray Kurzweil takes?I've heard it's about 250,could anyone list them here or link to them?

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#30 mitkat Re: How many different supplements do you take?

  • Location:Toronto, Canada

Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:05 PM

Does anyone know which supplements Ray Kurzweil takes?I've heard it's about 250,could anyone list them here or link to them?


There are couple threads about it, use the search function or look at the 'regimes' section of the forum.




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