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Inequality In Access To Food Supplements
 
# 1 : Wednesday 7-4-2021 @ 17:16
 
 
Vitamins and food supplements are mostly the middle-class luxury of producing expensive urine.
But with with the push for more Vitamin D to help combat Covid, the discussion about some vitamins to be part of a free social service resurfaces. It was already an issue regarding AIDS.

Scurvy used to be a real problem till Vitamin C was identified as a simple solution, found in a balance diet, but that could be supplemented easily.

Rickets are treated with "sunshine" Vitamin D and calcium, but too much Vitamin D can be detrimental.

I regularly take 1 tablet with all supplements at 100 to 200% of recommended daily dose. I suspect it is useless but I'll never know!
But I am aware that others do not have the choice, and they also often suffer from poor diet, and poor health-education in general.
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# 2 : Thursday 8-4-2021 @ 00:01
 
 
The body needs Vitamin D but because it's source is solely solar we need to add it to our diet through supplements and if you are a junk food devourer then other additives such as fish oil can only help.
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# 3 : Thursday 8-4-2021 @ 07:17
 
 
Stopped taking supplements about 2 years ago. Must restart taking them.
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# 4 : Thursday 8-4-2021 @ 07:56
 
 
Someone said :
Stopped taking supplements about 2 years ago. Must restart taking them.

Did you see any changes when you stopped?
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# 5 : Thursday 8-4-2021 @ 10:28
 
 
Someone said :

Did you see any changes when you stopped?

Yeah, don't feel as good. Will definitely kick start it again.
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# 6 : Thursday 8-4-2021 @ 11:49
 
 
Someone said :

Yeah, don't feel as good. Will definitely kick start it again.

I found the best combo thanks to Super4 suggesting a website a few years ago
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# 7 : Thursday 8-4-2021 @ 12:20
 
 
What is the website?
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# 8 : Thursday 8-4-2021 @ 13:20
 
 
I take Vitamin D&K mixed with calcium, B12, C and Zinc most days, they are always 3 for 2 in Boots.

The best source of vitamins is from fresh unprocessed fruit and food.

I also try to avoid ready made meals and processed foods.

If the HSE say everyone should take vitamin D then it should be free to all people.

There is legislation in place to charge VAT on vitamins but it was not in acted it would have made it even more expensive to take vitamins.

When I get my annual check up I asked the doctor to check my bloods for all vitamins, B12, B6, D, C etc.

The only one I heard that is bad to take too much of is B6.
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# 9 : Thursday 8-4-2021 @ 15:41
 
 
With regards to vitamin D it should only be taken from October to late April as we humans get natural vitamin D during the next five months .
I'm surprised that people claim they can't access vitamin D cheaply .
I buy a cheap generic brand for less than a pound in my local chemist .
No fancy packaging it's exactly the same vitamin that costs nearly five pounds on the next shelf down.
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# 10 : Thursday 8-4-2021 @ 17:49
 
 
Someone said :
I take Vitamin D&K mixed with calcium, B12, C and Zinc most days, they are always 3 for 2 in Boots.

The best source of vitamins is from fresh unprocessed fruit and food.

I also try to avoid ready made meals and processed foods.

If the HSE say everyone should take vitamin D then it should be free to all people.

There is legislation in place to charge VAT on vitamins but it was not in acted it would have made it even more expensive to take vitamins.

When I get my annual check up I asked the doctor to check my bloods for all vitamins, B12, B6, D, C etc.

The only one I heard that is bad to take too much of is B6.

Was the 13.5% VAT on VATamins not applied from January 2020?
I am pretty sure the Finance Bill 2019 was acted
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# 11 : Friday 9-4-2021 @ 16:14
 
 
No they waived it stock up before the charge VAT on the supplements
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# 12 : Friday 9-4-2021 @ 17:01
 
 
Someone said :
No they waived it stock up before the charge VAT on the supplements

You might want to tell the Revenue, who think it's taxed at 13.5%...
https://www.revenue.ie/en/vat/vat-on-goods/food-drinks-and-supple etc ...
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