Couple days age I checked my vitamin-mineral status, just for curiosity sake. I found out that I am low on calcium and omega and everything else including selenium (accept vitamin C and H) is on the border +/-. How is this possible when I eat healthy and I take vitamin/minerals supplements? I even thought I should stop using supplements for a while because i don't want to get overdose.
Is it possible that tea can affect vitamin/mineral absorption? I don't consume coffee or sugar for months for anxiety reasons. Coffee makes me so hyper and after drinking effervescent calcium tablets my anxiety gets worse and my heart beats rapid, sometimes irregular.
It would be helpful to read your opinion on this and if you have similar experience please share.
Its also possible that you are taking too small doses of Vitamins, or ones that are in forms which the body cannot really use.
Zinc in the form of Picolinate has demonstrated actual higher levels in the body after longer use by peer reviewed studies, while other forms did not show any benefit at all.
Similar results were apparently observed with Copper Sebacate.
As for Vitamin C... ascorbic acid (and as crystals) seem to be effective, but mostly when taking it in higher doses such as 5 to 10 grams per day (dispersed throughout the day).
Also... Liposomal Vitamin C apparently demonstrated much higher effects compared to ascorbic acid... here's an extract:
This form of vitamin C is packaged inside nano-scale phospholipid spheres ("liposomes"), much like a cell membrane protects its contents. The lipid spheres protect the vitamin C from degradation by the environment and are absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream. Liposomes are also known to facilitate intracellular uptake of their contents, which can cause an added clinical impact when delivering something such as vitamin C. This form is supposed to be 5-10 fold more absorbable than straight ascorbic acid.
In addition... Vitamin D3 is the only viable supplement form of Vitamin D to take in measures of say 10 000 IU per day.
D2 is artificial form which is not readily usable by our body.
As for Selenium... Brazilian nuts contain highest concentrations of Selenium available through diet alone (I would imagine 3 or 4 of them daily would suffice).
In supplement form, I think that selenomethionine is the best potential form to take.
I suggest you try to find peer reviewed studies on the Vitamins you wish to supplement with to ascertain which forms have demonstrable effects by increasing levels in the body after longer use, as well which potencies are good.
The RDA for example is way too low for most Vitamins to have a measurable effect on the body (in reality you need much larger amounts).
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