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[Dollarama] Dollarama: Vitamins

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Hey RFd. So now Dollarama is selling iVita vitamins for 2$.
The ones I saw are:
Vitamin D 1000mg
omega 3 1000mg
Calcium carbonate 1500mg with vitamin d
Glucosamine sulfate 500mg
B12 500mg
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Interesting.Not sure i would want to put them in my body from dollarama lol or if they are even what the bottle says.
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How many capsules do the bottle contain?
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Vitamin D 1000mg-----50 pills
omega 3 1000mg-------24
Calcium carbonate 1500mg with vitamin d-----24
Glucosamine sulfate 500mg-----30
B12 500mg------36
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andrewmp wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 9:38 pm
this kills the person
Please post proof of this or delete your uncontributive post.
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Hmm these vitamins made in china? I know a supplier who supplies vitamins and supplements at $.20 per bottle! Wonder whats inside...
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TheRed wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 10:15 pm
Hmm these vitamins made in china? I know a supplier who supplies vitamins and supplements at $.20 per bottle! Wonder whats inside...
Probably the same as in most vitamins: mostly filler with the advertised amount of nutrients that are largely unabsorbable by the human body. Sure, it contains 1000UI of Vitamin D, but your body will probably flush at least 90% of that.

Vitamins are an extremely profitable enterprise as they cost very little to make but sell for rather high prices.
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Russell wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 10:35 pm
Probably the same as in most vitamins: mostly filler with the advertised amount of nutrients that are largely unabsorbable by the human body. Sure, it contains 1000UI of Vitamin D, but your body will probably flush at least 90% of that.

Vitamins are an extremely profitable enterprise as they cost very little to make but sell for rather high prices.

Really? we only absorb 10% of Vitamin D? Then what's an effective way to get enough Vitamin D?
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More and more research are showing vitamins cause more harm than good. Seriously, stop wasting money on this crap. You want vitamins, just eat a proper diet.
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bonita! wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 10:55 pm
Really? we only absorb 10% of Vitamin D? Then what's an effective way to get enough Vitamin D?
Disclaimer: I selected a completely arbitrary number in order to highlight the poor absorbency of vitamin supplements and artificial sources of nutrients. I don't know the exact rate, except that it varies based on the individual and the brand of vitamin.

Best way to get it? Go outside :P


EDIT: I was hassling somebody above to cite their source after making a claim, so here's a scholarly article outlining one common reason behind poor supplement absorption. It's worth noting that the release of the nutrients is, as the article does mention, merely the first requirement for a vitamin to absorb. There are other factors as well.
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bonita! wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 10:55 pm
Really? we only absorb 10% of Vitamin D? Then what's an effective way to get enough Vitamin D?
we can absorb the full potential, but the way it dissolves means it doesn't get absorbed properly.

Effective way, take a relaxing walk in the sun.
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manicdvln wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 11:06 pm
More and more research are showing vitamins cause more harm than good. Seriously, stop wasting money on this crap. You want vitamins, just eat a proper diet.
I'm unconvinced that vitamins, taken in the concentration that comes in multivitamins, can be harmful. Yes, overdoing supplements can be harmful, but you'd have to take a lot of vitamins for that to happen.

I do agree, however, that getting your vitamins by eating real food is the ideal way to get them.
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Saw these a few days ago but when I noticed made in china, I turned a blind eye. Not sure what FDA rules they have to follow but I'll stick with my Centrum that's made by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Canada
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