50+ blokes, multivitamins
54 been taking multi vitamins for 10+years, I get substantially less colds and general illness versus when I wasn’t. Professional athletes take vitamins (inc footballers, rugby players to cut down winter illnesses), doctors will prescribe them for various things inc during fertility treatment for example.
I used to take Berocca (3 for 2 in Boots, boxes of 45 so cost about 25p a day) now take a French brand called Bion 3 Defense as they are cheaper and have better mix of vitamins for me.Posted 5 months agopslingSubscriber
Now I am fast approaching 50 I was thinking of seeing my doctor about having a health check every 6 or 12 months including doing a bloods work, to see if I am deficient in anything and to see off any early health problems. I know I can get it done for free every 3 years, but paying for it more frequently is probably a better investment than most of the stuff I waste my money on.
I went to see my doctor when I reached 40 for a health check; it was being promoted in gov’t. adverts in those days and it was in the days when you had a regular family doctor. He asked me a couple of questions: how are you feeling? any recent problems? and then sent me on my way with a cheery “come back if you’re feeling poorly”. That was twenty years ago now and, other than hospital visits for specific illnesses/injuries, I still haven’t gone back yet for my health check up!Posted 5 months ago
No supplements for me btw, just an unhealthy unbalanced diet and an active lifestyle.MSPSubscriber
I don’t know what tests the NHS actually do, but they promote a 5 yearly health screening. Here in Germany it is every 3 years, although I have yet to make use of the service. I will see my doctor to get it done and see how comprehensive it is, to get a comprehensive health test done privately looks to be around 500, which doesn’t seem too excessive to pay annually to help ensure I stay fit and healthy.Posted 5 months ago
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