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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Leng
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
Probably none : Assuming you have a balanced normal diet, you should not need any vitamin supplementation. If you must take something, i would take a generic multivi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Diabetes: Please check w/your doctor first. Chromium helps balance blood sugar. Cinnamon is also good and you can get it in capsule form or sprinkle it on. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
A daily multivitamin: An over-the-counter adult multivitamin (+/- minerals) is fine for a teenager to take once a day. If a teen doesn't eat or drink much in the way o ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
It depends...: This depends on your diet.It's best to get nutrients from diet but most americans are deficient in a, e, d, folate, (folic acid) calcium ; mag. ; over ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
See list: People living in an urban environment should take nac 600 mg twice daily. Also, ester c 500 mg twice daily, vit d3, magnesium. Other vitamins and supp ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
It depends...: This depends on many factors including what her diet is like, any health conditions she has etc. Supplements are no substitute for a healthy diet. In ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Eating well: There is no such thing as the best vitamins or minerals. We give supplements for ca, or vit d for bones, and we supplement when needed like vit b12, f ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Get guidance ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Weyer
10 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Very Few: Vitamins have benefits only in specific situations - folic acid in pregnancy, vit D for infants, vit B12 in pernicious anemia as examples. So, absent ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Dietary supplement: The food ; drug administration (fda) does not approve of any dietary supplements, nor is there any need to prove safety ; efficacy prior to marketing ... Read More
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