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Should I take a multi-vitamin?

10 Comments 14 January 2014

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One of the most common questions I get asked is…

“Should I take a gluten-free multi-vitamin?”

Opinions vary on this, but I can tell you what I’ve learned over the years.

In a perfect world, we should get all of our vitamins and minerals from the food we eat.

However, our soil is overused, our food isn’t always as nutritious as it should be, and the Standard American Diet is usually limited in variety, especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables.

This is why most staple foods like milk, pasta, bread and rice have been fortified with vitamins and minerals.

Now complicate things by removing some of these fortified foods, due to a gluten-free diet, and compound it by the fact that most of us have weak digestion.

Yes, it’s true, some gluten-free products are now vitamin fortified. And that’s great, but I doubt fortification is enough, gluten-free or not. In my opinion, fortified food seems like a weak foundation for ensuring a person will get all of the building blocks necessary for optimum health.

When I went to school for nutrition, almost every doctor that lectured us recommended vitamin supplementation.

That’s why I like to take a daily multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. And I feel a difference when I do.

I’ve also noticed that most of my health coaching clients have noticed a quick difference in their energy after taking vitamins. One client in particular couldn’t believe how much energy she had just in three days after taking her daily multi-vitamin. (My guess is it was mostly due to the B vitamins her diet wasn’t supplying.)

That said,  I’d like to introduce you to Celi-Vites.

Made By One Of Us

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When Taylor was diagnosed with celiac disease when she was in her early 30s. Like many celiacs, she suffered extreme fatigue, weight loss, thinning hair, profound anemia, and osteopenia. Taylor wanted to find a way to help others with similar circumstances.

leigh headshot at pier croppedLeigh Reynolds

Taylor’s mother, Leigh Reynolds, was determined to find a solution to her daughter’s health issues associated with celiac disease. Leigh’s extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry coupled with Taylor’s impressive medical training uniquely positioned them to confront the issue with clarity of purpose, insight, scientific knowledge, spot-on research and a commitment to creating the finest products on the market today.

Celi•Vites (www.celivites.com) is a new line of scientifically formulated supplements designed specifically for those suffering from the debilitating effects of celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

Committed to producing the highest quality products on the market, company founders studied medical research to identify the common deficiencies in the gluten-free diet and determined how nutrients are best absorbed by the digestive system and utilized by the body.

The result is Celi•Vites, made with the finest, safest and most efficacious gluten-free ingredients available. The Body Heath and Blood Health supplements are now available, and a Bone Health supplement will be introduced in the first quarter of this year.

Celiac Chicks Reader Discount

I’ve arranged for Celiac Chicks readers to enjoy 20% off their entire purchase with the coupon code CCHICKS1.

www.celivites.com

More about multi-vitamin supplementation:

Dr. Oz: Top 5 Vitamin Essentials

Julia Ross: The Diet Cure and Amino Acid Therapy

Dr. Andrew Weil: Dr. Weil’s Personal Vitamin Routine

And if you’re skeptical about vitamins:

Dr. Mark Hyman: Why You Should Not Stop Taking Your Vitamins

If you already take a multi-vitamin, what benefits have you noticed?
Please share in the comments below!

*You should always check with your doctor before taking a supplement.
**This post and promotion were sponsored by Celi-Vites of Gluten-Free Therapeutics, Inc.

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10 Comments so far

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    Cass says:

    I was taught in pharmacy school that vitamins were useless. Now, we know better. The soil-depleted of minerals (as mentioned in the above article) can lead to a critical outcome in hospitalized patients.

    I couldn’t believe the number of grams of magnesium and potassium that we had to compound in the pharmacy for the hospital patients, given by the intravenous route. Yet, this was an area of California where fruit and vegetables are difficult to find. That’s bizarre, considering this state, where our produce is grown, but the double whammy of soil depletion and a food -desert deeply effects people.

    As a Celiac-chick, I take a multivitamin and other supplements. So does husband and our dogs Mac and Cheese, though they don’t notice.

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    T. Bergenn says:

    I highly recommend the following Gluten Free foundational supplement, that is made of all organic whole superfoods, all fermented, and includes probiotics, active enzymes and cultured minerals. There are no synthetics in it. You can click on the brochure of ingredients in this one product here: http://OrganicsForFree.com

    This product also is vegan, soy-free, and dairy-free.

    I’ve been using it every day for 2 years, and my gut is doing GREAT. For those of us who are Gluten Free, that is one of the best benefits of fermented foods. So even our daily supplement can help heal the gut, with mucilaginous ingredients and tons of probiotics, etc.

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    Gail says:

    Thanks Kelly for the discount. Just ordered the multiple vitamin to try out.

    Gail

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    Kelly says:

    Cass! Thank you soooo much for sharing your insights! How interesting! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I feel bad that there is so much misinformation out there about this and so many people believe vitamins are useless…still.

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    Kim says:

    I’m not huge into taking pills, however my Dr. recently suggested I take a multivitamin w/ the B vitamins and calcium. I quickly looked at the Celivites…Do you know if I would need to take both the Celivites Body Health and Bone health separately? Thanks for the info on this product and the discount!

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    Curtis says:

    My wife tells me all the time that she feels better after taking a multivitamin. I feel zip. And I’m the one with CD. I’m 57, diagnosed about 18 months ago. It took over a year on a GF diet to stop the diarrhea. The xylitol in my stevia was the culprit. It doesnt have gluten, but agravates IBS symptoms. Now I’m just wondering how long it will take to heal and feel better. I wish vitamins helped. I tried CeliAct multi for several months, but couldn’t feel a difference.

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    Kim,
    Thanks so much for your interest in Celi-Vites. We are so pleased that you are going to try them out. To answer your question, we made these products to work together so that taking both–soon to be all three (a bone health product will be introduced next month)–is safe and effective. They complement each other to provide the best combination of vitamins and minerals. That said, if you want to start with just one of the products and are having specific problems with anemia, start your regimen with the blood heath to try and get that under control. If you simply want to address general nutritional deficiencies, we recommend the body health…it’s a great overall supplement.
    Leigh and Taylor Reynolds, the creators of Celi-Vites

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    LindaLu says:

    Can you identify all the ingredients in these vitamins.

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    Taylor says:

    Hi LindaLu:

    This is Taylor from Gluten Free Therapeutics. Please visit our website: celivites.com.

    There you will find the ingredients under at tab on each product page. You can also find detailed information about each ingredient if you click on it, including the rationale for using the forms supplied, and links to abstract of research papers with evidence supporting potential health benefits.

    If this does not answer your question, please contact us using the form on the contact us page or simply call us at: 857.206.5083. We would love to hear from you.

    Gluten Free Therapeutics, the makers of CeliVites


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