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which vitamin deficiencies cause fatigue?

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Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology 57 years experience
B12: Chronic low serum B12 can cause pernicious anemia and neurologic symptoms.
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Lifestyle mainly: Deficiency of vitamin D, B vitamins can cause fatigue. Other nutrient deficiency such as iron deficiency can also cause it by lowering hemoglobin. Diet is the key when it comes to beating fatigue. Eliminating sugars and high carb foods (grains, lentils based foods) helps to reduce inflammation. Consuming lot of vegetables, some eggs, flesh foods, olive oil, saturated fats (butter) help fight it.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Many: Many deficiencies of vitamins or minerals or Amino Acids can eventually manifest as fatigue. Some of the more common ones are b-12, magnesium, vitamin d, taurine and iodine. But this does not mean these things are causing your fatigue. You should check with your doc.

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Dont the vitamin drops taste bad?

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Can you consume too much vitamin/nutrients?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
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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
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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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Can you be allergic to vitamin?

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It depends uopn the : Allergens are the initiator of allergic reactions. We generally look for allergenic causing proteins which may be included in vitamin compounds.

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