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supplements vegetarians should take

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Whole Food Vitamins: In general, vitamins made from whole foods (they will be labeled as such) are more easily absorbed and used by your body and are a bet ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Depends : Have your blood count checked to see if you are anemic. Most vegetarians can get adequate amounts of iron through their diet provided they eat a heal ... Read More
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Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Iron: Likely won't hurt. It depends which veggies you eat most.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: That's my opinion. Militants may tell you that you can get enough iron from vegetables, but you'd need to take 20 tablespoons of that special molasses ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: It is best to have your CBC and iron checked. Green leafy vegetables are a good source of iron. There are what we call essential Amino Acids and essen ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
!0mcg or more!: I take sublingual B12 @ 2500mcg/day. That is only 2.5mg/day. You need at least 10 mcg per day, but i recommend that my vegetarian friends take one b ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Vegetarian Omega 3: There are vegetarian Omega 3 capsules available. Omega 3 is good for all of us. More likely, you can become low on B 12. For that consider using SU ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: You may not be getting proper nutrition, minerals and vitamins. Talk with a nutritionist to see what you might be lacking.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Vegetarian diet: If you are eating an appropriate vegetarian diet, you should be fine with just a normal daily vitamin such as centrum. You should speak to a dieticia ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If n ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Falkoff
36 years experience Family Medicine
Vegetarian: Adding legumes and beans will add proteins and basic amino acids.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Lactose vs Milk: Some individuals have a Lactose intolerance in which there is lactose free milk and supplements and then others have a true mild allergy.Therefor Milk ... Read More
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