"Carlson liquid has not been approved."
Not approved by whom? All I know is that when I was tested for vitamins last month I had a healthy amount of vitamin D. Before taking the drops I didn't. What is wrong with Carlson?
Thats exectly what I drink.. I also must say.. that along with the other minerals i take that I listed.. my heart block has greatly improved...
Magnesium is wonderful in calming.. and with stress levels... i feel so much better.
"I do the drinkable D with calcium, along with buffered C and mag. Coconut water for the potassium to round things out.."
Something like that for the coconut?
I have tried the "welesse" brand of calc. Vit. D and couldn't keep that down either. :(
I have been hearing a ,lot about magnesium and stress levels. Do you find it makes a difference in how you feel day to day?
Most capsules found in health food stores can be had vegetarian, which doesn't use animal gelatin. There is little likelihood of Mad Cow being spread in gelatin, given the source is mostly animal hooves and other hard parts where there isn't much blood flow and certainly very little nervous system matter, not that there's any proof Mad Cow is spread by any highly processed or cooked food product. Gel caps, of course, aren't vegetarian, but there are very few additives in capsules. It's tablets that can have a lot of additives, unless you're buying stuff in the drugstore and not health food stores. Capsules dissolve very easily -- again, it's tablets that have the problem.
P.S. Gelatin capsuls high in fluoride and glutamate, is considered a product at high-risk for
mad cow disease.
Gelatin is a colorless or slightly yellow, nearly tasteless and odorless substance obtained by boiling the skin, tendons, and ligaments of animals. As a result, it contains protein, collagen (a primary component of joints, cartilage, and nails), and various amino acids. Gelatin has many uses in food, medicine, and manufacturing. Gelatin is a common substance used in capsules for vitamins and herbs
I don't need to say anymore do I ?
Consumer Lab tests various herbs, vitamins and supplements. Some contain high levels of lead or not the stated amount. the plant that it's made from some manufacturers use the worst part of the plant instead of the best part .As for capsules the ingredients of some don't dissolve at the proper time and the composition of some caps I wouldn't touch. I will try and do a search on caps and post that.
Thanks for your advice. I still wonder, however, how Planter's peanut oil changed from dark yellow to almost white. They have obviously done something to it. Thanks for the tip on palm oil. I am always searching for high quality foods and supplements.
I don't buy non-organic oils, but I sure wouldn't buy anything in Chinatown. I'd personally buy Spectrum in a health foods store, but that's me. If you really an oil high in vitamin E, it's red palm oil. It's expensive, but it's got the whole E, including the harder to find tocotrienols. As for Vitamin E, virtually all of it is from soy -- soy is a lot cheaper to grow than peanuts. I hear you on the pills. I just wolf them down by the handful, but not everyone can do that. I'd just take the fat soluble ones in the gel caps, and take the rest in the liquid.
The problem with taking lots of pills or capsules, and the uncomfortable feeling in your stomach that they cause, I think has to do with the fillers. That is why I try to get liquid supplements.
On the subject of vitamin E, my family traditionally uses peanut oil and olive oil for cooking. I was away from the States for more than two decades, and when I returned I noticed that the peanut oil, which had been a dark yellow, was almost white. So I didn't buy it. I later learned that they are separating vitamin E from peanut oil and selling it as supplements. I don't know if this is true, but there is some funny processing going on at Planter's. Now I buy peanut oil in Chinatown. It is dark yellow.
I wouldn't take it. Don't like the additives. That's another problem with so many liquid vitamins, they add things to make it taste good and add preservatives to prevent the oxidation. But that's just me, and I'm not Gymdandee and I don't know what he means by approved, either. No supplement has been approved by anybody.
Approved by who for what? I am kind of new to the world of vitamin and supplements.
The liquid B I take now is from "spring Valley"
100% daily value of:
300% daily value of pantothenic acid
20,00% d/v B-12
Any thoughts on this one?
Carlson liquid has not been approved
It's a great company, but personally, I'd avoid the liquids unless you keep them in a dark cool place, and even then every time you open the bottle it oxidizes some more. Gel caps protect the liquid -- they're dark and coated. Take Vitamin E, another fat soluble vitamin. I've been told that by the time liquid Vitamin E gets to the customer there's virtually no vitamin E left in it. Lasts about two weeks unless protected by a gel cap. So I play it safe and avoid the liquids, but if it's working, as I say, Carlson is a very good company for fat soluble vitamins in general. It's their specialty.
I take whatever I can in liquid form if I think the supplier is a good one. I take Carlson liquid vitamin D drops. No sugars, no preservatives, no nothing except fractionated coconut oil. Is this one all right?
I wouldn't personally take D in liquid form, especially not the one listed above, which has more sugar than D and one toxic preservative. D comes in very small gel caps, which is how you should take fat soluble supplements -- they oxidize quickly upon contact with the air.
Lifetime® Liquid Vitamin D: 1,000 IU D3
Calories 12, Total Carbohydrate 3 g, Sugars 3 g, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 1000 IU; Other Ingredients: Purified water, concord grape juice concentrate, agave nectar, wildberry juice concentrate, carrageenan gum, citric acid, natural blueberry flavor, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate.
(liquid, 1/2 fl oz per day)
Dist. by Lifetime™ Nutritional Specialties, Inc
I don't take D3 but this product comes approved by Consumer Lab.