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That was essentially the only one worth purchasing from the group (-->Pharmacist...and worked at WAG for about 10yrs at that)

Vitamin A has not been recommended to take in supplements for about a decade. It's why you no longer see crappy vitamin brands, like Centrum, touting that it's included. It's only safe when taken with the other vitamin A analogs found naturally in food sources. The only time viramin A is used anymore, is in the 10,000u doses, x 1-3 days maz, prior to certain medical procedures. Otherwise it's harmful, and being fat soluble, it remains in your body for long periods of time, unlike water soluble vitamins (ie. Why B complex is fine, even certain B vitamins in 16,666% doses, or even 5x that level in the high dose pills)

The calcium pills are crap, as you don't readily absorb calcium carbonate. It's literally just tums with vitamins. You could get the same calcium by eating seashells, eggshells, etc.It'll mostly just remain undissolved and not absorbed till you poop it out. It also highly contributes to kidney stones and gallstones, for the portions not utilized. Unless you take this cheap form of calcium with acidic foods/drinks, such as grapefruit juice, it's a waste of money. Especially if not also taken concurrently with food, which will stimulate the acid pumps in your stomach. Otherwise, it's both a waste of money and harmful.
If you're going to take calcium, make sure to buy the calcium citrate formulation, as you can readily absorb it, even on an empty stomach. It's normally more expensive, but super cheap at costco in the 500ct bottle for about $11-$12, some regions sell it as a 250ct bottle for the same price. (make sure not to buy the calcium carbonate formulation that they also sell, for a couple bucks less)

Those vit-D pills are super low dose, and I never recommend anything less than 1,000-2,000u doses. If anything, you can buy 120ct 50,000u capsules on amazon/ebay (the same brands as on amazon, I don't trust the others), for about $17-$20 depending on the brand and which website. You would only need to take one of those btwn once a week and once a month, depending on your blood levels and what the MD recommends. As it's fat soluble, you will retain it for months, making the less frequent doses both easier and just as effective, if not more.
Plus, the USA blood level minimums are literally half of what's required in Europe and Japan, and possibly other medically reputable regions of the world. So, your blood levels should really be a minimum of 75, with 150 being optimal. Vs the USA minimum normal of about 35. Vitamin D is extremely important not just for bones, but in cancer prevention and countless other conditions. (It prevents these not so much by too much being better, but that sub-optimal being dangerous. Which is why the USA levels really need to be adjusted, and have remained the same for roughly 100yrs, before it's significance was determined. Simply based upon what people of the time's blood levels were)
That being said, many of the Amazon/ebay brands are crap, and I do trust Nature made more than the other brands sold at national drug chains, but are still below GNC brand, Solgar, Twin Labs, and other high end supplement brands. That being said, certain supplements don't require the same level of quality, when you're dealing with excessive doses, especially water soluble vitamins. (Vit-D is fat soluble, so I'm partly conflicted, but at 50,000u, caps online , you have plenty of lee way. That being said. OTC Vit-D, ie D3 is the more effective, and longer lasting form. D2 by prescription is extremely inferior. Even at the same 50,000u Rx dose, the OTC D3 is far superior, and remains effective in the body for roughly 3 months vs about 4-6 weeks for the Rx version.)

I could ramble about the others too, but I think i've proven my point.
That being said, 99% of people taking supplements have no reason to take them, and will not benefit from them. They simply go by the placebo effect.. So, in these cases, low doses or useless pills will not be an issue. Unless you have a reason to take them, they're generally just a waste of money. In some cases, or for certain supplements though, they can still be harmful. So, it's a double edged sword.
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Good deal thanks. I recieved free store pick up
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$8.49 for two 130 count multivitamin bottles with the free store pickup and ship, good deal.
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I haven't checked all the items but I saw that you can currently get the Calcium w/Vitamin D tablets 220 count for $12 on amazon before even factoring in the subscribe and save savings. That works out to be like 11% cheaper than $3.64 for 60. I suspect some of the other products might also be cheaper if you buy a bit more of it.
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Already out of B complex??
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Already out of B complex??
That was essentially the only one worth purchasing from the group (-->Pharmacist...and worked at WAG for about 10yrs at that)

Vitamin A has not been recommended to take in supplements for about a decade. It's why you no longer see crappy vitamin brands, like Centrum, touting that it's included. It's only safe when taken with the other vitamin A analogs found naturally in food sources. The only time viramin A is used anymore, is in the 10,000u doses, x 1-3 days maz, prior to certain medical procedures. Otherwise it's harmful, and being fat soluble, it remains in your body for long periods of time, unlike water soluble vitamins (ie. Why B complex is fine, even certain B vitamins in 16,666% doses, or even 5x that level in the high dose pills)

The calcium pills are crap, as you don't readily absorb calcium carbonate. It's literally just tums with vitamins. You could get the same calcium by eating seashells, eggshells, etc.It'll mostly just remain undissolved and not absorbed till you poop it out. It also highly contributes to kidney stones and gallstones, for the portions not utilized. Unless you take this cheap form of calcium with acidic foods/drinks, such as grapefruit juice, it's a waste of money. Especially if not also taken concurrently with food, which will stimulate the acid pumps in your stomach. Otherwise, it's both a waste of money and harmful.
If you're going to take calcium, make sure to buy the calcium citrate formulation, as you can readily absorb it, even on an empty stomach. It's normally more expensive, but super cheap at costco in the 500ct bottle for about $11-$12, some regions sell it as a 250ct bottle for the same price. (make sure not to buy the calcium carbonate formulation that they also sell, for a couple bucks less)

Those vit-D pills are super low dose, and I never recommend anything less than 1,000-2,000u doses. If anything, you can buy 120ct 50,000u capsules on amazon/ebay (the same brands as on amazon, I don't trust the others), for about $17-$20 depending on the brand and which website. You would only need to take one of those btwn once a week and once a month, depending on your blood levels and what the MD recommends. As it's fat soluble, you will retain it for months, making the less frequent doses both easier and just as effective, if not more.
Plus, the USA blood level minimums are literally half of what's required in Europe and Japan, and possibly other medically reputable regions of the world. So, your blood levels should really be a minimum of 75, with 150 being optimal. Vs the USA minimum normal of about 35. Vitamin D is extremely important not just for bones, but in cancer prevention and countless other conditions. (It prevents these not so much by too much being better, but that sub-optimal being dangerous. Which is why the USA levels really need to be adjusted, and have remained the same for roughly 100yrs, before it's significance was determined. Simply based upon what people of the time's blood levels were)
That being said, many of the Amazon/ebay brands are crap, and I do trust Nature made more than the other brands sold at national drug chains, but are still below GNC brand, Solgar, Twin Labs, and other high end supplement brands. That being said, certain supplements don't require the same level of quality, when you're dealing with excessive doses, especially water soluble vitamins. (Vit-D is fat soluble, so I'm partly conflicted, but at 50,000u, caps online [not at WAG], you have plenty of lee way. That being said. OTC Vit-D, ie D3 is the more effective, and longer lasting form. D2 by prescription is extremely inferior. Even at the same 50,000u Rx dose, the OTC D3 is far superior, and remains effective in the body for roughly 3 months vs about 4-6 weeks for the Rx version.)

I could ramble about the others too, but I think i've proven my point.
That being said, 99% of people taking supplements have no reason to take them, and will not benefit from them. They simply go by the placebo effect.. So, in these cases, low doses or useless pills will not be an issue. Unless you have a reason to take them, they're generally just a waste of money. In some cases, or for certain supplements though, they can still be harmful. So, it's a double edged sword.
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That was essentially the only one worth purchasing from the group (-->Pharmacist...and worked at WAG for about 10yrs at that)

Vitamin A has not been recommended to take in supplements for about a decade. It's why you no longer see crappy vitamin brands, like Centrum, touting that it's included. It's only safe when taken with the other vitamin A analogs found naturally in food sources. The only time viramin A is used anymore, is in the 10,000u doses, x 1-3 days maz, prior to certain medical procedures. Otherwise it's harmful, and being fat soluble, it remains in your body for long periods of time, unlike water soluble vitamins (ie. Why B complex is fine, even certain B vitamins in 16,666% doses, or even 5x that level in the high dose pills)

The calcium pills are crap, as you don't readily absorb calcium carbonate. It's literally just tums with vitamins. You could get the same calcium by eating seashells, eggshells, etc.It'll mostly just remain undissolved and not absorbed till you poop it out. It also highly contributes to kidney stones and gallstones, for the portions not utilized. Unless you take this cheap form of calcium with acidic foods/drinks, such as grapefruit juice, it's a waste of money. Especially if not also taken concurrently with food, which will stimulate the acid pumps in your stomach. Otherwise, it's both a waste of money and harmful.
If you're going to take calcium, make sure to buy the calcium citrate formulation, as you can readily absorb it, even on an empty stomach. It's normally more expensive, but super cheap at costco in the 500ct bottle for about $11-$12, some regions sell it as a 250ct bottle for the same price. (make sure not to buy the calcium carbonate formulation that they also sell, for a couple bucks less)

Those vit-D pills are super low dose, and I never recommend anything less than 1,000-2,000u doses. If anything, you can buy 120ct 50,000u capsules on amazon/ebay (the same brands as on amazon, I don't trust the others), for about $17-$20 depending on the brand and which website. You would only need to take one of those btwn once a week and once a month, depending on your blood levels and what the MD recommends. As it's fat soluble, you will retain it for months, making the less frequent doses both easier and just as effective, if not more.
Plus, the USA blood level minimums are literally half of what's required in Europe and Japan, and possibly other medically reputable regions of the world. So, your blood levels should really be a minimum of 75, with 150 being optimal. Vs the USA minimum normal of about 35. Vitamin D is extremely important not just for bones, but in cancer prevention and countless other conditions. (It prevents these not so much by too much being better, but that sub-optimal being dangerous. Which is why the USA levels really need to be adjusted, and have remained the same for roughly 100yrs, before it's significance was determined. Simply based upon what people of the time's blood levels were)
That being said, many of the Amazon/ebay brands are crap, and I do trust Nature made more than the other brands sold at national drug chains, but are still below GNC brand, Solgar, Twin Labs, and other high end supplement brands. That being said, certain supplements don't require the same level of quality, when you're dealing with excessive doses, especially water soluble vitamins. (Vit-D is fat soluble, so I'm partly conflicted, but at 50,000u, caps online [not at WAG], you have plenty of lee way. That being said. OTC Vit-D, ie D3 is the more effective, and longer lasting form. D2 by prescription is extremely inferior. Even at the same 50,000u Rx dose, the OTC D3 is far superior, and remains effective in the body for roughly 3 months vs about 4-6 weeks for the Rx version.)

I could ramble about the others too, but I think i've proven my point.
That being said, 99% of people taking supplements have no reason to take them, and will not benefit from them. They simply go by the placebo effect.. So, in these cases, low doses or useless pills will not be an issue. Unless you have a reason to take them, they're generally just a waste of money. In some cases, or for certain supplements though, they can still be harmful. So, it's a double edged sword.
So Vitamin A supplement is not recommended even if one believes they don't eat enough foods with Vitamin A?
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So Vitamin A supplement is not recommended even if one believes they don't eat enough foods with Vitamin A?
Vitamin A is fat soluble, which means it can quickly accumulate to toxic levels in the body. Vitamin A is particularity dangerous at high levels, and Ive never seen a case where supplementation is required or ordered by an MD for that matter.
An example of it's toxicity?

The well known Accutane for treatment of acne is an analog form of Vitamin A. The requirements in order to get a prescription, as well as the required close physician monitoring, frequent blood tests combined with it's black box warnings, and fetal toxicity should give an idea of why its best just to get it from dietary sources and sources of beta-carotine.
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Those vit-D pills are super low dose, and I never recommend anything less than 1,000-2,000u doses. If anything, you can buy 120ct 50,000u capsules on amazon/ebay (the same brands as on amazon, I don't trust the others), for about $17-$20 depending on the brand and which website. You would only need to take one of those btwn once a week and once a month, depending on your blood levels and what the MD recommends. As it's fat soluble, you will retain it for months, making the less frequent doses both easier and just as effective, if not more.

That being said, 99% of people taking supplements have no reason to take them, and will not benefit from them. They simply go by the placebo effect.. So, in these cases, low doses or useless pills will not be an issue. Unless you have a reason to take them, they're generally just a waste of money. In some cases, or for certain supplements though, they can still be harmful. So, it's a double edged sword.
"That being said, 99% of people taking supplements have no reason to take them, and will not benefit from them. "
Absolutely true !!

The current recommendation for most people is 800IU of D3 a day, per my endocrinologist who teaches at Harvard Med School.
However, you will see recommendations of 1000-4000IU on various websites.
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That was essentially the only one worth purchasing from the group (-->Pharmacist...and worked at WAG for about 10yrs at that)

Vitamin A has not been recommended to take in supplements for about a decade. It's why you no longer see crappy vitamin brands, like Centrum, touting that it's included. It's only safe when taken with the other vitamin A analogs found naturally in food sources. The only time viramin A is used anymore, is in the 10,000u doses, x 1-3 days maz, prior to certain medical procedures. Otherwise it's harmful, and being fat soluble, it remains in your body for long periods of time, unlike water soluble vitamins (ie. Why B complex is fine, even certain B vitamins in 16,666% doses, or even 5x that level in the high dose pills)

The calcium pills are crap, as you don't readily absorb calcium carbonate. It's literally just tums with vitamins. You could get the same calcium by eating seashells, eggshells, etc.It'll mostly just remain undissolved and not absorbed till you poop it out. It also highly contributes to kidney stones and gallstones, for the portions not utilized. Unless you take this cheap form of calcium with acidic foods/drinks, such as grapefruit juice, it's a waste of money. Especially if not also taken concurrently with food, which will stimulate the acid pumps in your stomach. Otherwise, it's both a waste of money and harmful.
If you're going to take calcium, make sure to buy the calcium citrate formulation, as you can readily absorb it, even on an empty stomach. It's normally more expensive, but super cheap at costco in the 500ct bottle for about $11-$12, some regions sell it as a 250ct bottle for the same price. (make sure not to buy the calcium carbonate formulation that they also sell, for a couple bucks less)

Those vit-D pills are super low dose, and I never recommend anything less than 1,000-2,000u doses. If anything, you can buy 120ct 50,000u capsules on amazon/ebay (the same brands as on amazon, I don't trust the others), for about $17-$20 depending on the brand and which website. You would only need to take one of those btwn once a week and once a month, depending on your blood levels and what the MD recommends. As it's fat soluble, you will retain it for months, making the less frequent doses both easier and just as effective, if not more.
Plus, the USA blood level minimums are literally half of what's required in Europe and Japan, and possibly other medically reputable regions of the world. So, your blood levels should really be a minimum of 75, with 150 being optimal. Vs the USA minimum normal of about 35. Vitamin D is extremely important not just for bones, but in cancer prevention and countless other conditions. (It prevents these not so much by too much being better, but that sub-optimal being dangerous. Which is why the USA levels really need to be adjusted, and have remained the same for roughly 100yrs, before it's significance was determined. Simply based upon what people of the time's blood levels were)
That being said, many of the Amazon/ebay brands are crap, and I do trust Nature made more than the other brands sold at national drug chains, but are still below GNC brand, Solgar, Twin Labs, and other high end supplement brands. That being said, certain supplements don't require the same level of quality, when you're dealing with excessive doses, especially water soluble vitamins. (Vit-D is fat soluble, so I'm partly conflicted, but at 50,000u, caps online [not at WAG], you have plenty of lee way. That being said. OTC Vit-D, ie D3 is the more effective, and longer lasting form. D2 by prescription is extremely inferior. Even at the same 50,000u Rx dose, the OTC D3 is far superior, and remains effective in the body for roughly 3 months vs about 4-6 weeks for the Rx version.)

I could ramble about the others too, but I think i've proven my point.
That being said, 99% of people taking supplements have no reason to take them, and will not benefit from them. They simply go by the placebo effect.. So, in these cases, low doses or useless pills will not be an issue. Unless you have a reason to take them, they're generally just a waste of money. In some cases, or for certain supplements though, they can still be harmful. So, it's a double edged sword.
Thanks for that! I'll take it from here. JK.

I couldn't find anywhere on that page if the magnesium is of the super low bioavailable magnesium oxide variety or if it's one of the more bioavailable versions like
Magnesium Chloride
Magnesium Gluconate
Magnesium Citrate
or the chelated versions:
Magnesium Glycinate
Magnesium Lysinate
Magnesium Orotate
Magnesium Taurate
Magnesium Citrate

FYI AVOID:
Magnesium Aspartate and Magnesium Glutamate due to potential nuerotoxicity.

Since it's conveniently hidden.. it's probably the Mag Oxide, which is just as useful as that calcium there

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Thanks for that! I'll take it from here. JK.

I couldn't find anywhere on that page if the magnesium is of the super low bioavailable magnesium oxide variety or if it's one of the more bioavailable versions like
Magnesium Chloride
Magnesium Gluconate
Magnesium Citrate
or the chelated versions:
Magnesium Glycinate
Magnesium Lysinate
Magnesium Orotate
Magnesium Taurate
Magnesium Citrate

FYI AVOID:
Magnesium Aspartate and Magnesium Glutamate due to potential nuerotoxicity.

Since it's conveniently hidden.. it's probably the Mag Oxide, which is just as useful as that calcium there

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The ingredients state Magnesium Stearate.
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