Vitamins- I need to take more and I need to take them consistently.
I’ll admit it, I'm not so good when it comes to taking vitamins. I take pills every day to keep my “Diabetes Heart” & kidneys in check, not to mention two baby aspirins for reasons that are “1 in a million,” and then some.
I do pop three tropical fruit flavored Tums Smoothies as a calcium supplement every day - and I really like how they taste. But beyond my required pill RX’s, I never seem to keep the vitamin regimen going.
I start out all gung ho with the selenium, B Complex, vitamin E, folic acid, and a multi vitamin. And then after a week or two, I start to forget, and then I give up…for the most part.
In the summer I drink my daily vitamin dose in the form of breakfast soy smoothies that I drink almost every day. The vanilla soy powder is loaded with vitamins and minerals. But again- I'm not consistent. I drink these smoothies May through September, and then the cold weather sets in and the soy smoothies lose their appeal.
Recently, a friend gave me some Krill Oil pills, which according to various websites, are supposed to help with joint and muscle pain (which I have) and contains omega-3 fats eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA), vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and something called canthaxanthin. All are considered mucho antioxidants! And apparently, krill oil pills absorbs into the skin much quicker than your typical omega 3 fish oils.
I was very excited to jump on the Krill Train Express, until I read that if you’re on an aspirin regiment, (which I am,) you need to check with your Dr. first, which I will..
Still, I was bummed out that aspirin (which I can’t stop) might potentially cancel out krill - a supplement I was actually excited to start
Anyway, do you take vitamins and if so, which ones and why?