I keep trying to take multivitamins, but they seem to make me queasy no matter which ones I take and no matter what time of day I take them. I've always thought I should take vitamins just in case I'm not getting everything from my diet (which is, most of the time, pretty varied and healthful--lots of whole foods, hardly any processed stuff), but I'm about ready to give up trying. For the past several years, I've gone through periods of time where I take my vitamins every day, but find myself looking forward to a day without taking them because then my stomach won't feel gross, so then I quit and go months without them. Honestly, I feel better when I DON'T take them.
But I'm in my early 40s and feel that I may be shortchanging myself by not taking supplements.
Do any of you mamas know WHICH of the supplements tend to cause queasiness? Which supplements are most necessary for long-term health? There's so much conflicting info out there about supplements, which ones are most necessary for maintaining immune function, the antioxidants, calcium, blah blah blah. I wish there was some way to get the benefits of supplements without actually having to take them!
Any insight would be welcome!