Do you get an upset stomach when taking vitamins? I am currently taking calcium, a multi-vitamin, and biotin. For some reason I would get sick to my stomach. I tried taking them with food, and without food and nothing seemed to work. One day, I totally forgot to take them during the day and took them right before bed. This time it didn't make me feel sick! Now I take my vitamins right before I got to bed and I don't get an upset stomach. BUT you have to go to bed right after taking them; if you wait even 5 minutes, you will feel sick. Hope this helps anyone who has trouble taking vitamins like me.
I just thought that I would share some info that I found a couple of mths ago, re: Calcium.
Apparently, we, here in North America have been brainwashed into thinking that we need so much Calcium. It's everywhere. It's added to our milk, juices, yes juices, baked goods, vitamins etc.
We have calcium overload in our bodies, that's why people are suffering so much. Yep, it's true! I will offer some links to point you into the right direction and you can do your own homework.
And did you know there are three different types of calcium and each type has its own use in your body. The cheapest grade is mostly used.
That is probably why you are getting stomach aches.
The three types of calcium are:
Calcium Citrate Malate (CCM) Calcium Citrate Malate is the most absorbable calcium available. This is made by putting calcium carbonate with citric acid and malic acid to help the increase of calcium absorption.
Calcium Carbonate Calcium carbonate is mined from the earth and has been one of the most commonly used sources of supplemented calcium. Calcium carbonate is the most economical form of calcium and is available in a variety of tablets, capsules and chewables. It is suggested to take calcium carbonate with meals for maximum calcium absorption.
Calcium Citrate Combines calcium with citric acid to reduce the amount of stomach acids needed for calcium absorption.
I was using Cal-Mag. Which uses the cheapest forms. After doing my homework, I finally figured out why I was not getting any better using it. It has the cheapest grade in it, like most of the products out there.
My mom is in her mid 80's & I am in my mid 50's. Both of us were in a lot of muscle & body pain. So I went on a mission researching to find out why. The reason is that ALL OF US IN NORTH AMERICA ARE MAGNESIUM DEFICIENT! Beware, there are many grades of Magnesium too.....and again, they sell us the cheapest grade.
You can over load on Calcium but you can NEVER OVERLOAD on Magnesium the RIGHT TYPE OF MAGNESIUM. Yep, Magnesium Citrate in the powder form is what our bodies NEED! It will rid the body of dangerously deposited overload of Calcium.
Also, most people think that taking vitamin C is a blessing. Well it is. But, what most people do not know is that they are taking the wrong product, thinking that it is the REAL vitamin C.
Ester C IS NOT THE REAL VITAMIN C. ASK YOUR PHARMACIST, I DID!!!
After 1 week of searching in my local area of health food stores and drug stores, I finally found the REAL VITAMIN C, and my mom, after 2 full days of taking the 1,000 mg, time released 3 times a day, called me on the 3rd morning to say that she was able to get out of bed without pain. She took the REAL VITAMIN C with the REAL MAGNESIUM which enhances the vitamins, minerals etc., that one is taking.
The real Vitamin C is Ascorbic Acid. The only one that I was able to find, that was NOT made in China, but made by the only firm left in Europe that still produces it and guarantees FARM TO FINISH, is being carried by Jamieson. Be careful, Jamieson sells different bottles of vitamin C. And they are not the same as this one: Exxtra -C (two xx's in the name & on the side label, it states FARM TO FINISH, European Sourced.)
Here are some links for you to read to draw your own conclusions:
Not only is added calcium difficult for the body to absorb, it could even pose a danger to health:
Can Too Much Calcium Lead to Heart Attacks?
BUT YOU CANNOT OVERLOAD ON MAGNESIUM CITRATE!!! WE DESPERATELY NEED IT.
Health benefits of Magnesium Citrate:
The one we found to be a great product is made by "Natural Calm". I was plagued by leg cramps in the middle of the night since I was a child. We always consumed a rich dairy diet. hmmmm. No wonder all the leg cramps.....I started drinking Natural Calm a couple of mths ago and I noticed a huge difference.
I hope that the above info leads you in the right direction. Always do your own homework. Seek and Ye Shall Find!
Great idea! Though vitamins don't seem to make me feel sick, they do taste nasty if I burp:( I started taking multivitamins about 15 years ago and started taking them before bed to avoid the problem. I have heard of a few family members who have the same problems with feeling sick to their stomach when taking vitamins and will definitely pass this along!
My DH had the same problem, so I started buying Flintstones for DH, and now there's no problem. Sure, they're supposed to be for kids, but the doctor said that's what she would have suggested too, when I asked her.
I take a pinch of powdered ginger when I'm sick to my stomach (it's like motion sickness). Maybe this will help if vitamins make you sick. I can not take too many vitamins, they make my head hurt. Too much calcium is bad for the kidneys, just think of our grand parents. They did not take anything but they ate right, fresh food from their gardens, that's what we do. I have a garden all the time, we are healthy. Good luck.
Dear that is what I did when I was pregnant with my little one. I tried the whole thing and got sick the whole time then someone suggested taking them at night and boy it helped hubby sometimes had to rub my belly she was a stinker in their my stomach too. However the after taste killed me I burb green peppers still can't stand them. So I don't eat them any color.
Vitamin Pills: A False Hope? Published: February 16, 2009
I too have found that certain companies produce vitamin pills that are hard to digest.
I have heard the below story many times and it makes me think 3 times before i buy vitamin pills. The men that clean the "Johnny on the Spot" portable toilets, and "Septic Tanks" state that they see so many undigested pills in the sewage. That's right, our hard earned money is just being flushed down the toilet with most of these pills.
So now, rather than buying pills, and after discussing nutrition with doctors and such, I have resolved myself to saving that money which would be spent on pills and apply it to the purchase of Organic Food.
Organic Food is grown in very nutritional soil, hence the food contains far, far, far more natural vitamins and minerals than conventional food. This type of eating gives your body all that it needs. WE REALLY DO NOT NEED TO SUPPLEMENT WHEN EATING ORGANIC.
Are organic tomatoes more nutritious?
Organic tomatoes contain higher nutrients than conventional tomatoes
Are organic vegetables more nutritional than conventional vegetables
Aside from Organic, if you still prefer to take supplements, then try the liquid form. It is much easier to digest.
Liquid Vitamins Are Better For Your Health
Seriously, we really don't need to supplement unless our blood work shows that we are low in one thing or another. Eating the proper foods will give your body what it needs. Otherwise, popping a pill is just a placebo effect.
Do Vitamin Pills Do Anything? Posted by RDC in another forum, this a must read.
I hope the above info helps you make an informed decision as to whether or not you should continue to take vitamin supplements.
That's not to say the vitamin D falls into that category nor the B complex family.
It is critical to know what your vitamins are, where they come from (Brand/Country) and what you can take with them. Many scripted drugs should not be taken at the same time and then again certain ones at certain times of the day.
Make your list, take it to your PHARMACIST, not the doctor. The pharmacist spent years learning his trade, the average medical school teaches 6 weeks of this. Now who do you think knows their stuff? Know what herbs you might be taking as well. This can make a difference on how much you take of something, to getting the most out of each vitamin or mineral or herb.
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