*I am not a physician, please do not take this as medical advice*
This is what *I* take. Everyone has different needs. I had Roux-ex-Y gastric bypass, so I need special stuff. Now, the thing is, that I know my multi has most everything that I'm taking extra on, but my body malabsorbs extra (according to my labs), so I need the additional supplementation on top of the multi. People with different weight loss surgeries require different things. If you need help deciding what you should take, email me and I'll try to help as best as I can, and/or point you into the right direction for that information! I will help you, as best as I can.
Here's WHAT I take (this month, this round of labs):
- AM: Multi +Calcium, Folic Acid,Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K1, Fiber
- 2 hours after AM dose: Calcium (500mg)
- Lunch: Multi #2, Calcium (500 mg), Fiber, Probiotic
- 2 hours after lunch: Calcium (500mg)
- Nighttime, right before I hit the bed (2hrs after last calcium): Iron, Vit C.
I take extra Folic Acid because mine was VERY low at my 6 month labs. Folic Acid is very important for neural growth and re-generation, very important for the neural tube development of fetuses. All women that are in childbearing years or planning on getting pregnant, or not planning but participating in activities that COULD result in such, need to take extra folic acid above your regular daily multivitamin.
Vitamin D and K were all low on my labs, so I needed to supplement extra on them. My latest lab draw says my D is now normal, but that was taking super high doses for 4 months, so now I'm titering the dosage down on that, but K I will have re-tested in a few months. I'm not taking the K2, because that's perfectly fine on my labs. The thing about ADEK is that you really need to get labs pulled for these if you're supplementing them, cause they can cause toxicities if they are too high.
So, yeah. That's my vitamins and my quick and dirty as to why I'm taking what I'm taking.