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I have been taking an online nutritional course… actually it’s one of many I have taken over the years. I am a firm believer in continuing education.
In this particular course, whomever wrote it, I have no idea if it was a team of people or just one nutrition expert, recommended taking 2 multivitamins 3x per day which doing the math means you would be taking 6 total.
I have read many articles about supplements and I have watched programs with doctors and nutritionists talking about how low the recommended dosage is for vitamins and supplements. Almost to the point of not doing any good when taken.
The person who recommended taking these large amounts of multivitamins said to do so to help with well, what we call ‘keto flu’ or ‘paleo/carnivore flu’. Why? Because when you stop eating sugar and processed foods, your body goes through a severe and sudden detox. This is hard on your organs such as kidneys and liver. Drinking more water and exercising can deplete your body of essential minerals. I can see the wisdom of upping your vitamin intake.
Unfortunately, the course material did not recommend a multivitamin, and neither am I.
I went to the local health food store and randomly chose a multivitamin for women over 50 which I am.
The recommended dose is 4 capsules per day broken up into 2 capsules 2x per day. Adding 2 more to hit the 6 per day recommendation was not too much of a stretch.
It has only been a week and I can already tell a difference.
I am not someone who enjoys working out. I am prissy and I do not like to sweat or get dirty. I have health related aches and pains and working out only adds to them. Intellectually I know working out is good for me. It helps keep my bones strong, keeps my muscles strong, helps with balance and mental function, etc. but still, I’d rather lay around eating moon pies and binge watching cozy detective t.v. shows than grinding out a workout. It is SO boring. Ok enough whinging.
I am big into using myself as a test subject. If you feel you need some sort of boost to your diet and/or workout efforts perhaps some time spent researching multivitamins and dosages would be of benefit to you?
I ordered apiece of workout equipment to use and it should be here by the 20th. I will post about it when it arrives.