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Old 04-22-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Multi-Vitamin Packs?

My wife and I went to GNC this past weekend to buy some multivitamins. Since we both are concerned with weight loss, we wanted something that will kind of help boost our metabolism, but for the most part, we just wanted a good multivitamin. I wound up buying the multivitamin pack that is geared toward those who do pretty serious workout routines. I do P90X and sometimes will mix in Insanity as well. So, I figured I'd try them.

Anyways, these things must have a high level of caffeine in them, because I took these things for the first time yesterday morning, and I could not sleep last night. I was still wired, and I had no other caffeine drinks yesterday. Also, it's been giving me these cold sweats, as if I had a fever.

So, I guess my question is, what do you guys consider a good multivitamin to take, and is it normal for me to be experiencing these side effects? I took them again this morning, and made it into work, but I'm freezing to death and sweating at the same time. I also have a bad headache. It's only 9:30 in the morning, and I'm not sure how long I'm going to last today! Should I tough it out and allow my body to get used to them, or should I return these suckers and just go to Walmart and get a standard multivitamin pill?
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:47 AM   #2
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My wife and I went to GNC this past weekend to buy some multivitamins. Since we both are concerned with weight loss, we wanted something that will kind of help boost our metabolism, but for the most part, we just wanted a good multivitamin. I wound up buying the multivitamin pack that is geared toward those who do pretty serious workout routines. I do P90X and sometimes will mix in Insanity as well. So, I figured I'd try them.

Anyways, these things must have a high level of caffeine in them, because I took these things for the first time yesterday morning, and I could not sleep last night. I was still wired, and I had no other caffeine drinks yesterday. Also, it's been giving me these cold sweats, as if I had a fever.

So, I guess my question is, what do you guys consider a good multivitamin to take, and is it normal for me to be experiencing these side effects? I took them again this morning, and made it into work, but I'm freezing to death and sweating at the same time. I also have a bad headache. It's only 9:30 in the morning, and I'm not sure how long I'm going to last today! Should I tough it out and allow my body to get used to them, or should I return these suckers and just go to Walmart and get a standard multivitamin pill?
You're probably experiencing a Niacin flush... find a multivitamin that isn't high in niacin.

I don't take them anyways, just usually makes you have expensive pee.
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USANA are the best, since they at least do some testing. men's health one's (and most multivitamins) are total junk. most of the minerals/vitamins don't even get absorbed.
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Usana

i'd only take 2 tablets per day (1 ea chelated/antioxidant) per day and not 4 (unless you're running marathons or something crazy).
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Those packs from GNC are a huge rip-off.

If you're looking for a good multi- with some performance benefits for working out/building muscle, my recommendation is OptiMen by ON (Optimum Nutrition - who also makes the best whey protein).



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Rob mentioned the Niacin flush. That really concerned me. Back in November, I had an allergic reaction to Niacin (was taking it for my cholesterol) started experiencing similar symptoms of the cold sweats, except my skin turned blood red and my face became all puffy. I wound up passing out twice, hitting my head pretty bad the second time causing a major concussion. Now, I'm just having the cold sweats - my face is a little red, but nothing like it was that night. I'm taking these things back pronto and getting my money back.

While I would love to have something that would naturally, help my metabolism, I just wanted a simple multivitamin pill. I mean, these things are $50 freakin' bucks for Pete's sake!
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Rob mentioned the Niacin flush. That really concerned me. Back in November, I had an allergic reaction to Niacin (was taking it for my cholesterol) started experiencing similar symptoms of the cold sweats, except my skin turned blood red and my face became all puffy. I wound up passing out twice, hitting my head pretty bad the second time causing a major concussion. Now, I'm just having the cold sweats - my face is a little red, but nothing like it was that night. I'm taking these things back pronto and getting my money back.

While I would love to have something that would naturally, help my metabolism, I just wanted a simple multivitamin pill. I mean, these things are $50 freakin' bucks for Pete's sake!
Men's One Day and be done with it.

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Yep...even GNC's products that actually work (protein and legit supps) cost about double at GNC than online or from other vendors. GNC plays on the unaware.

I used to shop there before I learned the lesson too. I find much better deals at The Vitamin Shop for regular vitamins for me and the wife and I order my protein online. If there's a good sale like a Buy 2-Get 1 Free sale on my protein from bodybuilding.com , I can get 3 tubs for the price of 1 exactly the same tub from GNC. They'll sell you a product for $50 that you can get online for $20.
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Re: Multi-Vitamin Packs?

If you want to get a good amount of vitamins and minerals just start juicing.
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If you want to get a good amount of vitamins and minerals just start juicing.
This. I got a nice masticating juicer for around $300. Omega... it was expensive, but it's easy to clean and motivates me to keep juicing.

You would never think that kale, celery, beet juice, spinach, with green peppers would be good... but throw in some ginger to spice it up. Money.

Helps everything, and gives your digestive system a break. All that stuff acts as in anti-inflammatory so you overall feel much better.
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Re: Multi-Vitamin Packs?

I have actually been looking into juicing and have been trying to get my wife on board with it as well. That sounds like a nice recipe there Rob. I might try that out and see how it goes!

Heck, I think I'd probably get, pretty much, everything I'd need from a simple Flintstones vitamin, lol! And they're chewy and tasty at that, lol!
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Seriously, juicing is incredible. Even when the clean-up is a pain (comparative to throwing pills down your throat) in the ass you'll feel the benefits very quickly.

Shop at your local Farmers' Market or buy organic at Whole Foods, etc.
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Seriously, juicing is incredible. Even when the clean-up is a pain (comparative to throwing pills down your throat) in the ass you'll feel the benefits very quickly.

Shop at your local Farmers' Market or buy organic at Whole Foods, etc.
The only negative I would see would be the cost per month. It can get kind of expensive juicing, especially if you're going organic.
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