On average, how much do you spend on vitamins & protein a month?
on 2/23/10 5:57 am
Sagamore Hills, OH
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Interesting Fact: A gastroenterologist did a colonoscopy on a patient that showed a Centrum pill that was still undissolved and unabsorbed in the intestines several days after the patient had ingested the pill. This just reiterates the fact...only 10-20% of pills are actually absorbed!
I am so glad to hear what you take and being 3 yrs out you have been successful..last week I opened a can of worms on this site with a couple of people mentioning Flintsones but that is what my surgeron and nut said to take...I will be 6 months out next month had some labs done by my primary doc and he checked everything he could think of and they came back great..I am still doing protein shakes to make sure I get all my protein in (I still do catch myself not eating) but so far my hair is staying in place and everything else is great..I read a long time ago about excessive vitamins all you do is pee them out and that is "normal" people so I can only imagine what we would do with them. I will see my doc next month so will see what they say then. I have fallen in love with the "Believe" protein drinks they are a little pricey with shipping but well worth the investment in health matter of fact my hubby orderd 3 cases of them for my Valentine present that is what I wanted haha Thanks for the info and continued good health to you.. I do take the sublingual B12 and Calcium...
Interesting answers, considering that I often here that a reason given for getting RnY over a DS is the number of supplements we need to take (not necessary the cost, but the number). My supplements are at $60/month right now, and I am a very proactive supplement junkie. This includes my Probiotic of choice, which is $30 per month. I don't do Iron or any of the Iron co-factors; instead opting for an infusion when needed. Also, this doesn't include my protein supplements. Although I consider these mandatory for my anatomy, I consider them food, as I am often substituting a protein shake for a meal (meal at this point actually being just a typical "fill up", since I consume food every two hours or so).
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I spend about 60 on my vitamins and supplements each month
less on DH's. he takes centrum, extra d3 and b1. (oh and he does b12 shots)
he does not take protein supplements but he drinks a LOT of milk.
I do protein powders but I get the body fortress at Walmart mostly....