Vitamin Pills in India

#16 Aug 22nd, 2005, 14:22
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I find the food all over pretty tasty, though I see what your saying about the heavily industrialised farming of the Punjab.
Still, though the Punjab will supply a lot of India a lot of what you see in the market will be locally grown and not come from the Punjab or Andra Pradesh!!
I still reckon that a lot of the veggies in India nutrionally speaking would compare favourably with the rest of the world!
Diabetes may well be common but you could probably trace that back to and economic cause not the quality of the food stuffs!
The poor of India have an incredibly boring diet that doesn't pay attention to diet!!
My family in Goa for instance eat fish curry rice every day a scene repeated all over India (the menu might change but the repetitiveness stays the same) with diets of dal, rice, chappati etc, few vegetables and fruits.
Anyway I agree a supplement of vitamins won't go amiss though I never use them and am always bursting with health after a trip to India could be the sun I suppose!!!
#17 Aug 22nd, 2005, 16:08
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Take sealed bottles

Hi RubyTuesday, I personally would take sealed bottles, wouldn't be bringing unsealed tablet bottles into any country these days if I could help it....
#18 Aug 22nd, 2005, 16:13
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Originally Posted by rubytuesday just wondered whether vitamins etc are widely available in India (multivitamins and that sort of thing) or would it be best to stalk up before i go?? am also wondering whether it's wise to take opened bottles of vitamin pills etc in my luggage or would it be better to take ones with their seals still intact??

any help/advice/words of wisdom hugely appreciated***
Lots of Vitamins pills are available , even those manufactured by companies of international repute like Roche, Pfizer, Glaxo, Merck.
A few Multi-vitamin Brands are -
Supradyn (Roche)
Becosules (Pfizer)
Polybion & Neurobion (Merck)
Cobadex (Glaxo)

In Vitamin E you can buy - Evion (E Merck)100/200/400mg softcaps
In Vitamin C you can buy - Celin 500mg(Glaxo)

if you'r looking for a product like Centrum or Centrum Silver (with vitamins and Minerals) , you can buy Riconia or Riconia -Silver manufactured by Ranbaxy, which is India's largest Pharmaceutical company and a Global player with more than 60% exports to countries like US, EU, South Africa.
#19 Aug 22nd, 2005, 16:37
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Originally Posted by cyberhippie Fruits the same, actually fruit is quite disconcerting when you first arrive in India, it doesn't look right, under ripened and a bit dry, you think until you bite into it a find that the green skinned manderin is fully ripened tangy and MMmmm.
Not to mention the ones we've never seen before! ---although I think there aren't many in these days of supermarkets bringing stuff from all over the world. Jackfruit is the one I would recommend to try (you can get it in the Indian shops in London, but not in the supermarkets).

Mangos... Ahh, mango I love you! When you buy it from the street sellers it is in season, not carted half way around the world in a cold store, and utterly delicious. I used to wonder what all the fuss was about over mango, until I ate it in India.
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I eat organic foodstuff here in Holland and I reckon the stuff in India is even tastier though obviuosly not as good for your health!
The taste may be enhanced by the environment! I remember a sunny 2-week sailing holiday in Netherlands, drinking this 0.50 a bottle wine. It was wonderful, so we brought lots home. It tasted disgusted in UK!
#20 Sep 27th, 2005, 19:18
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No milk

How about calcium? Does one find good plain calciumproducts from the pharmacies in India, Goa?
#21 Sep 27th, 2005, 21:17
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yeah u can get calcium tabs both organic and inorganic source, like calcium sandoz tablets(novartis, inorganic source) & shelcal tablets (organic source i.e from oyster shells).
Shelcal comes in 250 & 500mg strengths and are quite good and you dont need a prescription. price is around INR 38/- for a strip.
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Thank you for giving exact info.
Good to know for sure.
And one also finds lactic acid bacteria?
#23 Sep 28th, 2005, 01:25
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for lactobacillus, you can buy either sporolac tablets or sporolac granules available in small sachets, buy a few sachets, just pour it in small qty of water and have it.

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