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Quiet Heather wrote:Did they only look at vitamin A in the form of beta carotene or did they also look at other vitamin A sources?
Quiet Heather wrote:What is your opinion on prenatal vitamins?
Jaggu wrote:Any word on B12 supplements for long term vegetarians that's been approved by Dr McD, Dr Jeff and Dr Essylstene?
Jaggu wrote:Jaggu wrote:Any word on B12 supplements for long term vegetarians that's been approved by Dr McD, Dr Jeff and Dr Essylstene?
This seems to have missed you radar screen
Scatobob, thanks, I just want to make sure that that is the case.
Burgess wrote:The quoted report (or report of a report) says: "...avoid taking large doses of supplements ...."
What constitutes "large"?
Because my diet is more limited than the regular McDougall diet, I take--every four days--a standard one-a-day tablet of vitamins and minerals, mostly at 100% of recommended daily allowance, but with 25 micrograms of B12 in each tablet.
My assumption is that I am getting the B12 I need (average of 6 micrograms per day) plus a low dose (1/4 of RDA per day, average) of everything else.
JeffN wrote:If you have never done the experiment, you might want to input a weeks worth of food into a nutritional analysis program (like CRON-O-Meter) and see how much you are really getting in.
Burgess wrote: This is all very rough.
Burgess wrote:In the list of minerals, I was under in calcium (22%) and selenium (14%). I suspect the standard calcium recommendation is inflated. I don't know about selenium.
I see only three potential problems:
1. Lipids--but I don't know what they are. (A kind fat?)
3. B12 (but I already knew about this, hence my supplement)
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