Here's a general question I'm throwing out for everyone:
Do you think it's possible to cut back on most supplements when one has fibro, and mostly eat the specific foods related to vitamin and mineral needs instead?
I think I do have an 'extra' need for magnesium (yes, I buy the Puritan magnesium malate) and also potassium helps me. I sometimes take lutein, but am thinking of just switching to more lutein-containing foods. I get fairly good prices on supplements, but they still add up. Maybe I could just eat more bananas, etc. for potassium.
One factor I wonder about is how much the supplements are absorbed. Then again, I sometimes wonder how much of my food I absorb properly, too. I don't have a great track record there!
Because my digestion isn't great, I'm debating whether or not I should eliminate a couple of supplements. It's probably a 'give-it-a-try' thing, though.
So--do you think for the most part (maybe with the exception of magnesium malate) we can rely on a single multi-vitamin and eat specific foods for specific body needs? Or are our fibro-bodies an exception in this and we may have a greater need for supplements? I suppose every BODY (as opposed to 'everybody') is different, though, but what are your thoughts? Thanks.
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
Blessed Mother Teresa
Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 7/19/2014 10:50:37 AM (GMT-6)