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A 44-year-old member asked:

need to know if vitamin tablets are good for health?

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 39 years experience
Maybe: If you have a known vitamin deficiency, then replacement therapy is good for you. However, very few people in the USA eating anything close to a regular diet have vitamin deficiency. You can ask your doctor to test for specific vitamins, and discuss treatment. For almost everyone else, vitamin tablets are good for the financial health of the drug companies, but do not do much for the consumer.

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Which vitamins benefit my nails?

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Dr. Kathleen Cullen
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Biotin: Biotin especially at 3000mg daily is great for hair skin and nails.
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Dont the vitamin drops taste bad?

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Some do....: Some don't.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you consume too much vitamin/nutrients?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Of course!: Anything that contains calories is a nutrient. Too many calories makes you fat. Beyond that, the answer depends on the specific nutrient. It's easy to consume too much chocolate (for me, anyway), but not so easy to consume too much celery. For vitamins, the answer is also yes, but depends on which. It's much easier to take too much a, e, d, or k (fat soluble) than b or c etc. (water soluble).
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Which vitamins should I be careful with if I try orthomolecular medicine?

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Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends...: The vitamins to be most cautious of are the fat soluble ones. The most important part of this approach is to work with a doctor who has knowledge and experience in this area. Ask what training they've had and how long they've been doing it. I prefer to do testing before prescribing anything. Having said that, there have been no deaths in the last 10 years from vitamins.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

I been taken omepremazole for 5 months , what vitamins should I take ?

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Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: Consider taking magnesium as levels can be lower when takes proton pump inhibitors such omeprazole.

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