Feeling rather lethargic from the effects of a rough wet winter, which typically leaves me feeling bad, but this year, worse than usual. I think a combination of memory of last January events and exams in subjects I really didn’t like, but I knew I needed a lift, and where better to get it than browsing the internet during the grisly British weekend weather and here I read about Supradyn, manufactured by Roche, probably better known to most people for their development their popular Vitamin C effervescent tablets in every sweet flavor under the sun. This product is packed with vitamins and minerals and designed to give you a lift when times are hard, you are under stress or dieting. They apparently contain a combination that works effectively in releasing stored up energy, during the times as many of you probably know, you don’t eat properly, you smoke too much (if applicable) and often drink too much as well, all factors which can help destroy your normal system make-up, so what are these little gems? They are effervescent tablets that can be bought in packs of 10, and also I believe 30’s and 60’s, although as with most things, the more you buy they cheaper they become - I purchased 10 from my local Boots store for £2.89, the store works out the price per tablet (not rocket science when buying 10) but for the larger packs, the per tablet price is around 19.3p a big saving if you are taking this on a regular basis. I would recommend trying out the small pack first to see how you get on with them. The tablets should be dissolved in a glass of water, where they make a sweet tasting rather thick drink that resembled freshly squeezed orange juice to look at - I have read others saying it tasted pleasant, I found it rather cloying and I must admit rather coppery, you certainly knew you were drinking vitamins. Also, I made the fatal mistake of taking a tablet on an empty stomach one morning and felt worse than if I had
done the same thing with two full strength aspirins, so advice use with caution in such circumstances. The tablets also contain a source of Phenylanaline which I personally am hypersensitive to, although I guess it is very small as they have not had the typical dry mouth and faint feeling that diet drinks leave me with. SO WHAT DO THEY CONTAIN & HOW MUCH? 100% OF RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE (RDA) · Vitamin A · Vitamin D3 · Vitamin E THINGS TO BE AWARE OF: If you are taking prolonged doses of vitamin A - you can suffer from headaches, nausea, diarrhea, dry itchy skin, hair loss and loss of appetite. It can also cause fatigue and irregular menstruation (ladies), rarely bone pain, and enlargement of the liver and spleen can occur. Excessive intake of Vitamin A in pregnant women can cause birth defects. Prolonged use of Vitamin D can lead to abnormal calcium deposits in the soft tissue and blood vessel walls. Large doses of Vitamin E (250mg daily) may lead to nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea and may reduce the amount Vitamins A, D and K absorbed. 300% OF RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE · Vitamin C · Thiamin (B1) · Riboflavin (B2) · Niacin · Vitamin B6 · Folic Acid · Vitamin B12 · Biotin · Pantothenic Acid THINGS TO BE AWARE OF: Why 300% you may ask? With the exception of Vitamin C, all the above can be found in Brewers Yeast tablets, and ALL (incl Vit. C) of them are water soluble, therefore if your body does not use it, it merely excretes it through the urine. At times of stress, your body will use more - the dose of Vitamin C if not required will be lost in the same manner. NO RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE (RDA) · Vitamin K · Copper · Chromium · Manganese · Potassium · Selenium · Nickel · Tin · Vanadium · Boron · Silicon · Molybdenum · Chloride THINGS TOBE AWARE OF: Why no RDA? Because experts don’t yet know what amount is required for the body to function normally, in the same vein this also means that there is possibly no recommended daily safety limits - Selenium in very large doses can be fatal. Very large doses of copper can cause toxity, some people cannot excrete copper and can suffer from long term copper poisoning. THE REMAINDER ARE PERCENTAGES OF RDA’S AS FOLLOWS: · Calcium - 15% · Phosphorous - 16% · Iron - 40% · Magnesium - 15% · Zinc - 40% · Iodine - 40% THINGS TO BE AWARE OF: Too much iron can cause congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and diabetes. Admittedly, with the exception of vitamin A , vitamin D3 & vitamin E, these tablets probably don’t contain sufficiently large doses of any of the ingredients to result in side effects, but intake does assume that you eat nothing healthy, or better still nothing at all, or partake in activities which presumably have a devastating effect on your body’s ability to utilise some vitamins and minerals effectively. I would suggest by all means use them, I am, but proceed with caution and if you are in any doubt whatsoever, speak to your pharmacist and/or your GP, Too much really is as bad as too little. DO THEY WORK? It is early days yet, but there is no doubt I do feel a little less lethargic (if a little sick) and better still my eczema has improved considerably, although whether this coincides with my determination to kick drinking anything bar mineral water, fresh orange and coffee (I used to drink a lot of a certain well know soft drink) remains to be seen. I don’t want to appear a killjoy, but too much intake of certain vitamins can do more damage than too little, they are not cheap, so professional advice could just help you make the right decision. I have selected good as rec
ommendation (with caution) Sue - 2002
There’s an unbelievable new product out by Supradyn called Supradyn Recharge. They have just been launched here in the U.K. and I have been taking them for just over two weeks so I do feel qualified enough to share my exciting new found product with you. Supradyn as many of you are aware is a product that has been available for a very long time. These are the regular multivitamin/mineral tablets that contain thirty different components. Most of these are upto the “Recommend Daily Allowance” and provide a wonderful balanced formulation for all individuals. However with Supradyn’s new product the “Recharge” this instead targets certain multivitamins/minerals, that provide your body with a tremendous boost, and increasing them to high potency levels. Here’s a breakdown of the composition of one tablets/effervescent tablet: 12 Vitamins: Vitamin A 1000 µg RE = 100% RDA Vitamin D 5,0 µg = 100% RDA Vitamin E 10 mg α-TE = 100% RDA Vitamin C 180 mg = 300% RDA Vitamin B1 4,5 mg = 320% RDA Vitamin B2 5,1 mg = 318% RDA Nicotinamide 21 mg = 116% RDA Vitamin B6 6,0 mg = 300% RDA Folic Acid 200 µg mg = 100% RDA Vitamin B12 6,0 µg = 600% RDA Biotin 300 µg = 300% RDA Pantothenic acid 21 mg = 350% RDA 8 minerals: Calcium 50 mg = 6,4% RDA Phosphorus 50 mg = 6,2% RDA Iron 3,6 mg = 25,6% RDA Magnesium 40 mg = 13,3% RDA Zinc 3,0 mg = 20% RDA Copper 0,4 mg = * Manganese 0,5 mg = * Chromium 10 µg = * The * stands for "Recommended Daily Allowance Not Known" As you can see the potency of several vitamins has been increased dramatically to provide you with that extra boost to keep your body in peak condition. We usually rely on things that provide a “quick fix” such as coffee, tea or other energy drinks like Lucozade, Powerade
etc. However these only provide temporary boosts and will wear of after a short period of time. Supradyn Recharge, if taken daily replaces all the essential vitamins that are used up by the body when your life is hectic or physically demanding. You do not feel the effects immediately rather you start appreciating it after about four/five days. You body will significantly start showing signs of improvement. You will tire less and will feel more active and energetic. I’m talking from personal experience here. My work load has improved, my wife’s happy (if you know what I mean). Even the kids are happy as I have now have more energy to play games, cards, with them after a long day at the office. This has really improved my life and the best part of it is that its not harmful to you. This product is made my Roche, Switzerland and does not have any side effects. In order to obtain the maximum benefits you should continue taking it everyday for as long as you want. They are available in both the normal swallowable tablets and the effervescent ones. Personally I prefer the effervescent ones as they produce a pleasant tasting orange flavoured drink. The effervescent tablets come in pack sizes of 10 tablets and 30 tablets. The 10 tablets go for £2.90 a pack and the 30 tablets at £7.25 a pack. The swallowable tablets come in packs of 30 tablets and these go for £5.95 a pack. Sure they are expensive but just try a pack out and you will not be disappointed. You will be hooked on them for a long time to come. People of all walks of life may need these and the reasons are many such as those who entertain frequently with late nights (lack of sleep), those who engage in physical activities, maybe those you are moving house or just those who’s bodies just cannot take the rigours and strains of everyday life. This is for everyone so I am recom
mending this to you all out there. Go for it and make sure you leave a note in my Guestbook after a couple of weeks and let me know how your feeling.
Lately I've been feeling so fatigued and low that I actually booked an appointment to the doctor for some advice. I didn't get to see my normal doctor as she is always booked up about two weeks in advance. The male doctor looked at me and said "Do you take any exercise"?. "Well not much was my reply". He said I should get more exercise as this will get the endorphines going and release the feelgood factor. It's a viscious circle though isn't it? I need to be in the mood for exercise in the first place, I didn't have the energy to even put on a pair of trainers. WHAT DID I DO? I went out shopping to cheer myself up, I nipped into Superdrug to buy myself some more smellies, as if I hadn't got enough, and on the way round the store, I spotted the bright yellow and green box with the words Supradyn Recharge. On closer inspection I found out they would help release energy. They were in soluble tablet form and orange flavoured so I thought they would be pleasant tasting. I can be funny with products if they taste nasty, I pour them in plants if I don't like them, just kidding plant lovers. The box contained 10 tablets and cost £2.89, much cheaper than a doctors prescription eh? DIRECTION FOR USE Easy peesy, just open the tube which contains the tablets, they are wrapped in silver foil. Just fill a medium size glass with cold water and drop one tablet in. It fizzes up straightaway, stir with a teaspoon and voila, it's ready to drink. The water thickens up quite a bit with this tablet, it goes a lovely bright orange, and looks like Fresh Orange Juice. It even tastes like proper orange juice, with a slight fizziness to it. It was actually very pleasant tasting, not at all powdery, in fact, you could get quite addicted to the taste of it. There was no nasty after taste in my mouth afterwards either, which sometimes you can get with effervescant tablets. It didn't ev
en leave any bits in the bottom of the glass. NUTRITION INFORMATION Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folacin, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin K, calcium, Phosporus, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Iodine, Copper, Chromium, Manganese, Potassium, Selenium, Nickel, Tin, Vanadium, Boron, Silicon, Molybdenum, Chloride. Also include sugar and sweeteners. WHAT THEY DO FOR YOU They recharge your vitamin level when you are feeling lifes stresses and strains. They put back the vital nutrients which recharge the vitamin levels back into your body. This will make you feel more livelier again, recharging your batteries. Use the full course or just through the period of feeling low and run down. It does say you can take this tablets continually if you have a demanding job or lifestyle, they won't harm you. WARNINGS Not recommended for children under six. Children 6-12 years old, only take half a tablet a day. Adults and children over 12, take one tablet a day. Exceeding the dose is not recommended. They could give you too much energy then you might start struggling with your sleep. Store in a cool dry place with the lid tightly closed, keep out of the reach of children. They won't harm you if you swallowed one without water, but it is recommended to disssolve the tablets first, in water. WHO MAKES THEM Roche, Consumer Health. 40 Broadwater Rd Welwyn, Garden City, herts AL7 3AY UK welwyn .firstname.lastname@example.org DID THEY WORK? Well yes, more or less straightaway, I was ready to do back flips instantly. I took one before going to work, and found myself more alert, sometimes I feel tired at work with the overpowering heat in the building. It was probably that making me lethargic. I didn't feel as tearful, I was getting pretty low especially on a Sunday for some reason. W
ell I'll keep you all informed how the rest of this week goes. You never know, I might even consider running a marathon!!!!
Supradryn recharge is a new product from Roche I am sure you have all seen the rather irritating advert on the television, with the little chap sitting inside a radio, trying to entertain his listener? Supradryn claims to help you 'stay full of energy by putting back in what life takes out.' Rather a grand claim, but lets face it at some time in our day we could all do with that little 'boost' to keep us going. It is so easy to reach for that choccy bar for a quick sugar rush, but instead of that try one of these and you will be surprised! In days gone by, when hungover, or having had a late night and needing something to keep me going, I used to reach for Proplus - I don't know if these are still available, but they were essentially caffine tablets. Now everyone knows what happens when you take caffine to excess, yes you are awake in the day BUT you're awake all blummin night too! So short term use of proplus used to make you feel even more lousy in the end, plus I used to get the shakes after taking proplus, so I really wouldn't recommend it at all. Well, I don't need proplus anymore, now I have Supradryn (I wonder if I can get a fanfare in there?). Supradryn Recharge comes in a rather startling yellow tube, rather like some vitamins. This blinding coloured tube contains 10 effervescent tablets, which when dispersed in water create a rather refreshing tasting drink, which leaves no bitter aftertaste after consumption. You can also buy the tablets in boxes of 30. The recommended dose for adults and children over 12 is one tablet per day, for those aged 6-12 years, half a tablet per day. It states on the tube, that exceeding the stated does is NOT recommended! Hardly surprising really, unless you WANT to be up all night too! Supradryn contains the following vitamins and minerals, Vitamins A, D3, E, C, B6, B12,k Thiamin (B1) Riboflavin (B2)
Niacin Folic Acid Biotin Pantothenic acid Calcium Phosphorus Iron Magnesium Zinc Iodine Copper Chromium Manganese Potassium Selenium Nickel Tin Vanadium Boron Silicon Molybdenum Chloride Blimey with all that lot they should make you feel better!! I know myself after having 2 hours sleep and having to get up for work, I have taken one of these tablets, and managed to get through the day as per usual. I do feel brighter, and more awake. They are also great for use after a heavy night on the booze, seeming to relieve a headache and the turbulant stomach, in such situations it is the perfect accompaniment to a nice greasy fry up!! Supradryn is available from Boots the chemist, and also Safeway. A box of 30 tablets will set you back £7.19 well worth it as you don't need to take them everyday!
Supradyn Recharge is a multivitamin containing 12 vitamins and 8 minerals/trace elements