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Any good multivitamin for 40+ years old?

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  1. amenasce

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    Life has been funny lately. Some weeks I have a lot of energy, work out 6x a week. Work 10h a day. Play with my kids. Then other weeks, I struggle to wake up at 7am. No motivation to work out and too tired to play with kids.

    We did have a baby 1 month ago so sleep quality hasn't been top notch but was already feeling that way before my daughter was born.

    Can't pinpoint the why. Sometimes I associate it with stress. But I wonder if I'm feeling that after 40 drop in testosterone.

    Any good quality supplements I should try? I know I still have that oomph in me, I just want it to be more consistent.
     
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  3. vraa

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    Get a blood test done and make sure you're not low on vitamin B!
     
  4. dweintra

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    I like Naturelo One Daily multivitamin. They are on Amazon. I take all my vitamins/supplements at night. A doctor recommended that bc you rejuvenate while sleeping. Overall I had good progress with a holistic doctor who had some good supplement suggestions. We did blood tests that included vitamin deficiency tests. I also had good luck working with a sleep dr if you have any sleep issues.


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  5. amenasce

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    I take a lot of B6 and B12. Will do another blood test (had one 1 year ago and all was good which surprised me).
     
  6. amenasce

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    This one?
    https://www.amazon.com/NATURELO-One-Daily-Multivitamin-Men/dp/B01FYD2CP8
     
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  8. blkfxstc

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    You are feeling the over 40 drop in Test.

    I've always taken Centrum since I was a kid, not sure if it is helping or not. I know it does not defeat mother nature in the over 40 category (I will be 47 later this year).
     
  9. ttforcefed

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    its ur kids age. it will go away as they get older.
     
  10. amenasce

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    I dont have that luxury to wait..I want to feel energized now. Work is super exciting atm and I feel I'm getting hampered by this lack of energy.

    There has to be some supplements I can take to boost me a little bit.
     
  11. ttforcefed

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    dont worry...it will all be a blur in 120 short months.
    the days are long but the years are short.
     
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  13. Dom

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    I’ve said this a million times I think, but we (Americans) have the most expensive urine in the world.

    So many supplements, that just wind up being flushed down the toilet when you urinate.

    Take a generic multivitamin, eat healthy, and exercise and that’s all anybody needs. If you are over 40, it’s natural to feel tired sometimes, especially with young kids.

    Drop in testosterone may be an issue. Big tell, do you have a bit of a belly? I recall that having that tummy is correlated with low testosterone levels. If so, may consider seeing a doc.
     
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    Possibly, but I will add that I suspected something similar at one point and my testosterone tests came back at 20-year-old levels...which explains a lot in terms of what I definitely WAS NOT experiencing. I was weak, starting to lose focus, and at one point couldn't remember how I got where I was...not fun stuff.

    It was due to being on a 99% vegetarian diet and trying to train as hard as ever. I went from benching sets with 225 (a lot for me) to struggling to make five reps at 185, 21 pull up sets to maybe 11, leg strength really hit the crapper...I started to be concerned about MND and other maladies, but I noticed the bloodwork indicated that my creatinine level was low and the lightbulb went off. Duh, moron!

    I made the mistake of thinking that, since I was getting plenty of protein, I would be fine...but I was getting next to no creatine. Creatine is important not only for skeletal muscle, but also that wet noodle between your ears. It all seemed so obvious at that point, but even though I have used creatine before with decent results, I'm generally not a big fan of supplements, so I didn't even think about it. This time, because I am essentially treating a deficiency, the efficacy has been mind blowing.

    I decided to try to ramp my levels up as quickly as possible, and after a five day loading phase (I know that isn't necessarily the fashion anymore) and a few days of just normal intake, it was like the world came rushing back at 12:30 PM on a Friday in the gym. My strength rebounded much faster than I ever would have thought possible and I quickly pushed beyond where I left off. I even recommended a friend who is not a weight trainer but doesnt eat much meat give it a whirl for some similar issues, and he has also experienced great results.

    I don't know what the OP's diet is like, but maybe give it a shot. Have you ever had a low creatinine level?
     
  17. alex

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    COVID has affected all of us, sometimes mentally and emotionally rather than physically. Bringing a new life into this world right now carries its own stresses. Give yourself a break! Make sure you're adequately hydrated, get in some light exercise (even a 10 minute walk two or three times a day), and don't forget to spend a few minutes of quiet time; let your mind rest! Congrats on the new baby!
     
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  18. rampante550

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    I like Optimum Nutrition's Opti-Men multivitamin.
    https://www.amazon.com/NUTRITION-Opti-Men-Multivitamin-Supplement-Vitamins/dp/B00K2RJAR0

    *I may need to look around again myself, I haven't tried this new formula bc I stocked up, but see some negative reviews there now... Either way, I feel a difference when I don't take it, and I can ramp it up or down based on my activity (recommend is 3x a day, but i take less frequently).

    For B12, the only thing I've ever actually felt a difference from (tried drinks, droplets, etc.) is this from LivOn labs. I like their vitamin c too. As I get older, I'm willing to pay more, because there's a lot of junk out there.
    https://www.livonlabs.com/products/b-complex-plus/

    There's a couple other things I like, but I consider these a good base.
     
  19. boxerman

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    The brain needs
    B2, B6, B9 and B12. Plus look at citicoline and magnesium theronate.
    Healthy brain the rest falls into place
     
  20. ipsedixit

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    A whole egg.
     
  21. Smiles

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    I’m on the hunt for a good multivitamin myself.

    If your current multivitamin uses folic acid as your folate, it’s pretty much junk. But most do. This is my current acid test for quality.

    Matt
     

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