Multivitamin Recommendation??

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Endeavor08
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   Posted 3/27/2011 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone!

I am looking for some multivitamin recommendations! I know everyone is different and you have to find the one that works best for you, but there are just so many out there I want to get some opinions form people with Chron's of course to help with process of elimination!

Thank you!

cupcakespinkgal
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   Posted 3/27/2011 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I use My Favorite Multiple by Natrol. You can get it with or without iron, which I like because Iron no matter what form (except food) always bothers my Crohn's.

I started using this one because a doctor ( not GI ) said this is the multiple he recommends most outside of liquid multi-vitamins because most people absorb it well. It isn't hard pressed and all one color or coated like a lot of vitamin pills. I read several different articles and blurbs about main stream multis like Centrum and One A day are hard to absorb because of the way they are processed and most people get minimal if any benefit from them.


Just my 2 cents!
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Ides
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   Posted 3/27/2011 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I found that multivits like One-A-Day and Centrum upset my stomach. I switched to Flintstone Chewables with Extra C. I have maintained my levels and have not had any stomach upset. I take extra B-12 with this due to absorption problems with B-12. While the Flintstones are children's multivits, they contain 100% of adult recommendations in the areas I need coverage, ie. vitamin D.
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dt19&99
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   Posted 3/27/2011 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I never really researched them but I used to take centrum performance. I switched to the walmart brand one a day since they are so much cheaper than centrum. I've been thinking of trying a B12 supplement but haven't yet

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 3/27/2011 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
any supplement you take you want to be food based, not synthetic, which sadly most are, and since the body does not readily utilize synthetic vitamins, it ends up being a waste of money thus you truly need to do research to know if you are getting something good or literally pissing your money away (no pun intended). a good multi will cost you like $1 per pill.

brands i recommend are:

garden of life (vitamin code/RAW)
megafood
health force nutritionals
country life

DaveF
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   Posted 3/28/2011 3:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I use Freeda SCD multi, D and Bs.
 
Crazyharry - by chance do you have an opinion on these. I need SCD legal suppliments
 
Thanks
Dave
Pentasa (1,500 per day for the last 6 months), Vit D and B complex, fish oil and SCD vit. Entocort (6 mg and hoping to get to 3 next doc visit). SCD since Nov 2010. Amitriptyline for sleeping
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Endeavor08
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   Posted 3/28/2011 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for all your suggestions!

I'm familiar with Garden of Life products.

There are just so many choices and it's hard sometimes choosing because you got to be oh so careful!
Diagnosed Nov 2008
Brother also has Crohn's.
Currently on Humira, and Xifaxan
I'm 20 years old.
I want to be a Gastro Doctor ; )

njmom
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   Posted 3/28/2011 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter uses the SCD multi because not only is it compatible with her diet, but also it doesn't have any junk in it, like sugar, additives, xilitol, etc. It can be ordered from www.lucyskitchen.com or if you are closer to the East Coast, you can order it from www.digestivewellness.com

IamCurious
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   Posted 3/28/2011 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Rainbow Light has a comprehensive formula and is gentle on the stomach. Forvia claims to be customized for IBD but looking at the details it is a mediocre vitamin with tons of B12 and iron. During my last flare I became anemic from the loss of blood but otherwise as a male in remission I could OD on all that iron.

B12 is absorbed by the small intestine so it may not be easily absorbed from a multivite. Have your B12 levels checked, maybe you will also need B12 shots.
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Boswellia, E. Coli Nissle (Mutaflor), turmeric, fish oil, S. Boulardii, OLE, resveratrol, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, C, high gamma E, magnesium, phos choline, glutamine. Lots of vegetables & fruit (but no plums), no soda, no HFCS, no trans fat, no shellfish, tea instead of coffee, watch gluten, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
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Nanners
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   Posted 3/28/2011 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
This is really interesting to me. I have been looking for a multi vit for a long time. But most that I have tried upset my stomach. I will have to look into a few of these recommendations.

Might go with IDES and try the childrens ones. I really need them as my diet isn't the best, but it is what works for me. Stomach upset is a big deal for me, because my tummy is sooo sensitive. Thanks all!
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DaveF
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   Posted 3/28/2011 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck Gail, ope you find one that works for you :-)
Pentasa (1,500 per day for the last 6 months), Vit D and B complex, fish oil and SCD vit. Entocort (6 mg and hoping to get to 3 next doc visit). SCD since Nov 2010. Amitriptyline for sleeping
Feeling good, almost every day!

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 3/28/2011 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
dfdavedf -

the scd ones are fine as those are made specific for that diet.

for vit D i like carlson labs. vit D is fat soluble so take it with full fat yogurt, fish oil, coconut oil, etc as that will help its absorption.

b vitamins should be in a sublingual (ie lozenger or spray)



you need to experiment with vitamins - some are made to take on a full stomach, some work best on an empty stomach, some dont work well when taken with certain foods or meds or other supplements. or perhaps you just need a different brand. a lot of trial and error on this stuff to find what works for you. children vitamins dont have the stuff adults needs, be it dosage and/or ingredients. the needs of our bodies change as we age and diet does play a big role. vitamins should be a supplement, not the main source of nutrients.
Crazy Harry

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surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07

njmom
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   Posted 3/28/2011 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Dave, the B12 sublinguals are not SCD legal.

Post Edited (njmom) : 3/28/2011 9:41:24 PM (GMT-6)

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