Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-12-08, 04:33 PM   #1
w2brdbkr
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Milehi
Bikes: Raleigh SC30
Posts: 286
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Vitamin??

I supposes this should be in the health forum but since I'm getting older I wanted to go right to the pro's.

Just wondering if anyone uses a multi vitamin & if so what are good ones? I know there are isles & isles at the stores & everyone says they have the best, but I'm looking for something that will help me fill in where I might not be eating well.

I drink a lot of water during the day & I wonder sometimes if maybe I'm flushing out some of the nutrition I should be keeping in there.

I also try & eat fruit & veggies but then I also eat the junk food (not as bad as I used to do) plus I try and drink protein shakes with powder & soymilk.

w2brdbkr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 04:58 PM   #2
ad6mj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hemet,California
Bikes: Giant OCR2, Motobecane Fantom Trail, Specialized Hard Rock, Giant Nutra
Posts: 621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I look at the labels of the expensive multis and the store brand. They both have the same ingredients.
ad6mj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 05:20 PM   #3
Artkansas 
Pedaled too far.
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Bikes:
Posts: 12,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I've started taking them, buying them at the Whole Foods Market. The difference is the source of some of the vitamins. From plant sources rather than industrial sources, and beta carotene rather than Vitamin A. This causes the vitamins to be a bit bulkier. Which also means that I can divide my vitamin intake among several times in the day and run less risk of washing the whole thing away.

They are Source of Life brand.
__________________
"He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
Artkansas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 05:32 PM   #4
ad6mj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hemet,California
Bikes: Giant OCR2, Motobecane Fantom Trail, Specialized Hard Rock, Giant Nutra
Posts: 621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does it really make a difference what the source is? I've really been curious about that in a lot of things. What is the difference? Whether they are extracted from a plant or animal or synthesized, don't they end up being the same chemical?
ad6mj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 05:36 PM   #5
deraltekluge
Senior Member
 
deraltekluge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes: Kona Cinder Cone, Sun EZ-3 AX
Posts: 1,195
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Since most people have no need for those extra vitamins, it most likely doesn't matter which one you take. Don't overdo it, though...don't take more than the standard dosage...don't think that because one a day may be good, and at least do no harm, that more a day would be better.
deraltekluge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 05:38 PM   #6
late
Senior Member
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Bikes:
Posts: 8,377
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
New Chapter is one of the best.
late is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 05:40 PM   #7
Jet Travis
Ride Daddy Ride
 
Jet Travis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Villa Incognito
Bikes: 1983 Trek 720; 1983 Trek 620; 1989 Gi Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra; LeMond Victoire; Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Pro
Posts: 2,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I drink beer. It's full of vitamin P.
__________________
"Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer
Jet Travis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 05:40 PM   #8
goldfishin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 521
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i like the all thewhey.com muliti
goldfishin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 06:27 PM   #9
wmodavis
Bill
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
Bikes: Specialized Globe Sport, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro
Posts: 630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Read book "The Schwarzbein Principle" by an endocrinologist for lots of good help on balanced, healthy eating!
wmodavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 07:20 PM   #10
tsl
Plays in traffic
 
tsl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
Posts: 6,944
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)


There's a good article in this week's Maclean's. There are some new cautions for us old folks, and some benefits for the athletic.
tsl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 08:17 PM   #11
JanMM
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In Central IN
Bikes: RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
Posts: 13,294
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by w2brdbkr View Post

Just wondering if anyone uses a multi vitamin & if so what are good ones? I know there are isles & isles at the stores & everyone says they have the best, but I'm looking for something that will help me fill in where I might not be eating well.


Are isles in the stores kinda like islands in the stream?

I take a generic multivitamin with minerals daily even tho I am aware that there is no solid evidence that vitamins/supplements do any more for you than just eating a sensible diet.
JanMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 08:27 PM   #12
ad6mj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hemet,California
Bikes: Giant OCR2, Motobecane Fantom Trail, Specialized Hard Rock, Giant Nutra
Posts: 621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
I drink beer. It's full of vitamin P.
I like that type too Lately it's been either Guinness or Paulaner Hefeweizen.
ad6mj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 08:40 PM   #13
JanMM
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In Central IN
Bikes: RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
Posts: 13,294
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ad6mj View Post
I like that type too Lately it's been either Guinness or Paulaner Hefeweizen.
JW Dundee Honey Lager.......very tasty and cheap, too.
JanMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 08:44 PM   #14
rubic
Slogging along
 
rubic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Fernando Valley, SoCal
Bikes: Cannondale Synapse '06, Mongoose titanium road bike '00--my commuter. Yes, Mongoose once made a decent ti road bike.
Posts: 1,148
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
I drink beer. It's full of vitamin P.
Oh no!! The California Assembly is about to propose legislation that would increase the excise tax on beer by 30 cents a can or bottle, $1.80 a six-pack. Dang, we are going to have to get our vitamin P from another source.
rubic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 08:54 PM   #15
Tom Bombadil
His Brain is Gone!
 
Tom Bombadil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paoli, Wisconsin
Bikes: RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
Posts: 9,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is a recent study which indicates there is a link between "heavy" multi-vitamin use and advanced prostate cancer:

http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/c...ract/99/10/754

I take a multi-vitamin every other day. There are differences between brands, as some use bases and sources that are easier to absorb than others. But I'm no expert on the matter. I use NOW vitamins that I order off of the net, at about a 70% savings over what local stores sell them for.
http://www.nowfoods.com/?action=itemdetail&item_id=3621

I found a place that sells the 180 Qty bottle for around $13. That's a year's worth of vitamins, taking them every other day.
__________________
"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post
Tom Bombadil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 09:35 PM   #16
ad6mj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hemet,California
Bikes: Giant OCR2, Motobecane Fantom Trail, Specialized Hard Rock, Giant Nutra
Posts: 621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rubic View Post
Oh no!! The California Assembly is about to propose legislation that would increase the excise tax on beer by 30 cents a can or bottle, $1.80 a six-pack. Dang, we are going to have to get our vitamin P from another source.
Fortunately it would have to go to the voters and I think it requires a 2/3 vote to pass. Tax the "rich" usually goes easy with voters that don't consider themselves rich or pay income or property taxes. A beer tax would hit more folks. I haven't heard, but how much tax on a 40?
ad6mj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-08, 11:42 PM   #17
yakmurph
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: [redacted]
Bikes: [redacted]
Posts: 105
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rubic View Post
Oh no!! The California Assembly is about to propose legislation that would increase the excise tax on beer by 30 cents a can or bottle, $1.80 a six-pack. Dang, we are going to have to get our vitamin P from another source.
Brew your own 'p'!
-Oh no...that sounds wrong....
yakmurph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-08, 12:18 AM   #18
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hate to say it- but unless it is prescribed by the Doctor- I do not take any form of pills. I get all the vitamins I need by eating correctly. How the slices of chocolate and sugar rich cakes become a necessity in that diet- I don't know but they work for me.

Not a beer lover but occasionally you have to indulge in it- but a bottle or so of Red wine seems to improve the diet aswell.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-08, 07:33 AM   #19
rubic
Slogging along
 
rubic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Fernando Valley, SoCal
Bikes: Cannondale Synapse '06, Mongoose titanium road bike '00--my commuter. Yes, Mongoose once made a decent ti road bike.
Posts: 1,148
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by yakmurph View Post
Brew your own 'p'!
-Oh no...that sounds wrong....
Beer automatically brews its own "p".

Last edited by rubic; 04-13-08 at 07:46 AM.
rubic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-08, 08:05 AM   #20
Rober
Senior Member
 
Rober's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Salt Lake City
Bikes: 1986 Univega Grand Touring; 1983 Puch A/D Pacifica; 2006 LeMond Sarthe
Posts: 388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by w2brdbkr View Post
I supposes this should be in the health forum but since I'm getting older I wanted to go right to the pro's.

Just wondering if anyone uses a multi vitamin & if so what are good ones? I know there are isles & isles at the stores & everyone says they have the best, but I'm looking for something that will help me fill in
where I might not be eating well.

I drink a lot of water during the day & I wonder sometimes if maybe I'm flushing out some of the nutrition I should be keeping in there.

I also try & eat fruit & veggies but then I also eat the junk food (not as bad as I used to do) plus I try and drink protein shakes with powder & soymilk.


Eat well. Its the best revenge.
Rober is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:07 AM.