I find it a little daunting to decide which supplements to take.
As you all know, I have colitis so I have to be careful what supplements I use, knowing that with any supplement there is the possibility that it may trigger a flareup.
With colitis, I don't get daily green leafy vegetables, for example, and I can't eat high fibre foods or nuts. These foods may not help during a flareup.
But how do you decide what supplements to use to make up nutritional shortfalls?
I'll tell you what I do take everyday:
fish oil liquid (with a small amount of co-q10, vitamin d, vitamin e, and omega 6)
Extra zinc capsule (with vitamin B6 10mg, magnesium 50mg, zinc 15mg, and Copper 1mg)
Vitamin D 3000iu
Calcium Citrate (500mg) [Because I am on steroids for the next month or so and was diagnosed with osteopenia some years ago, possibly from steroid use or from colitis)
I also have ester c vitamin c, but I haven't taken it for a while, not since the colitis flared up.
The unfortunate thing is, I think this latest outbreak was caused by a men's multivitamin, which has so many things in it (including Arginine, Methionine, Betacarotene, P. A. B. A., Siberian Ginseng, and L-Carnitine) that you could never know what caused the upset.
So, bearing in mind that I have a fairly limited diet, and that I don't get to eat all the foods that I'd like to for health, do you think there is any thing which stands out as distinctly lacking in my diet and which might benefit from supplementation?