Thanks Cocol, I forgot about B6!
Yes, the Vitamin C definitely helps me! I feel much
better in myself when I've been getting plenty. I found this link about How Vitamin C Works
, which looks good to me. I take half the max dose they recommend every day.
Anybody about who hasn't taken it before and is going to try it? I'd be ever so curious to know if you found it helped you lots too!
I've been wondering about dietary requirements of nutrients for peeps with HMS. We have to recover and heal from lots of little mini-injuries all the time (as well as the bigger ones!), so do we need more vit c, protein and B6 than the average adult? It seems logical that we would do?
Anybody know a dietician?!
Fat soluble vitamins that we need to be careful with are vitamins A, D, E and K. It's fairly easy for our body to get rid of excess water soluble vitamins, we just pee it out, but excess fat soluble vitamins are stored in the bodies fat stores.
The only one I worry about in the slightest is Vitamin A, because it's present in high concentrations in Cod Liver Oil, so having a decent dose of that as well as multi-vitamins and Vitamin A in the diet from pate and liver particularly, can mean it's pretty easy to get too much.
I've started taking 'fish oil' instead of cod liver oil because of this, it's a bit lower in the omega 3 that I'm after, and much lower in vit A. I also don't take multi-vitamins every day, my diet is good so I shouldn't desperately need them, and take them every other day. This way I reckon I'm not having SO much vit A that I can't enjoy the odd bit of pate.
MsMay, I don't notice the difference from taking glucosamine either, I just take it in the hope that it's helping protect my joints for the future! I was vegetarian for about 7 years, it was one of the things 'people' said if I said anything about joint pain, "Well what do you expect being vegetarian? You're not getting enough nutrients". Humph. Stubbornly, I must admit, that I don't think I was getting that fabulous a diet back then, not enough nuts, seeds, pulses etc. which are so important, I did eat lots of beans tho! I did think I noticed a reduction in my achiness when I started eating meat again, but that may well have been because, at that stage, I wanted any excuse not to be vegetarian anymore!
(I'd gone to Uni, my flat mate just k e p t o n
eating sausages and I wanted