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how can i take vitamin correctly?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
Put it in your mouth: You put the vitamin capsule/pill in your mouth. Then you swallow it by drinking a glass of water.
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 46 years experience
Research & Advice: Most of us get enough nourishment from a balanced diet. If one wishes further supplements, it would be wise to get information from a reliable source such as the national institutes of health, official dietary organizations or a registered dietician. It _is_ possible, if unlikely, to cause harm by taking too strong a dose of some vitamins. Others may simply go through the system and be wasted.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Please clarify: Your question is a bit vague & thus hard to answer. Need for vitamins will vary based on one's health, age, sex & diet. While there is no substitute for a healthy diet, wise use of supplements may improve immune function & help prevent heart disease, cancer, birth defects etc. I believe every adult should take about 5000 u of vit d during fall & winter. A good quality multivit. Will benefit many.

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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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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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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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