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on a liquid diet, what vitamins/minerals are key to not deprive my body from what it needs to be healthy and able to excercise?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
All of them!: By definition all vitamins are necessary for good health, as well as all essential minerals, essential Amino Acids ; essential fatty acids. Without details it's impossible to know what nutrients your liquid diet is providing. Consider a good-quality multivitamin (see http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 ) or a protein powder with vitamins ; minerals (such as k*pax protein blend or thorne mediclear. See comment:.
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Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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Additionally, all adults should take 5-8000 iu of Vit. D in fall and winter months (and year-round if you don't spend time in mid-day sun in spring and summer).
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