Which Supplements Should You Be Taking?

Robert Wiblin has reviewed the literature and for a healthy person, recommends the following:

  • Vitamin D3 (10µg or so a day)
  • Creatine (5g a day)
  • Zinc (30-160mg and Vitamin C (>1g) each day for the duration of colds.

He adds: If I were particularly worried about my blood pressure or cardiovascular health I would start

However, I am young, and consider heart disease to be a problem for the future.

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  1. Buster says:

    My girlfriend takes a handful of supplements each days. These include micro-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and formulations designed to build muscle and detox heavy metals and various other contaminants. I’m less zealous but try to take the ones that stand to do me the most benefit.

  2. Neil Caffrey says:

    His justification for taking creatine may be applicable for his particular needs, but hardly for the majority of “healthy” people.

  3. Kyle says:

    The creatine one isn’t backed by much research — it’s experimental for her. Most of this isn’t gospel.

  4. Warren says:

    This was posted by Robert Wiblin, not Robin.

    But a good summary.

  5. Alice says:

    I’ll stick to the Flintstones

  6. Jennifer says:

    I think I rather exercise, eat healthy and keep a healthy life-style that doesn’t require the intake of so many vitamins and supplements. In the long run, you don’t want to become dependent of these substances to stay healthy, and I feel that’s what happens to most people.

  7. Gabriel Odom says:

    I feel that the overall level of necessary nutrients have been purged from some of our food supply. I drink pasteurised milk, as it is more readily available at my local grocer. However, when I lived in Wisconsin, I had access to a great deal of “raw” milk and dairy products. I enjoyed eating the foods that I would buy at the weekly farmer’s market, and I felt healthier as well. Take a look at the Nutrition paragraph of this article, and the attached sources:

  8. Life of Pi says:

    I think caffeine should be added to this list.