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Doctor insights on: Alive Vitamins

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Do alive vitamins have any side effects? Are they better than other traditional vitamins?

Do alive vitamins have any side effects? Are they better than other traditional vitamins?

Should be fine: From reading their ads, they are multivitamin tablets mixed in with extract of a large number of plants (oranges, marigolds, horsetail grass, a dozen different mushrooms) to make them glitzy so that people will pay a lot more. If your personal physician thinks they offer any advantage beyond glamor, i would be surprised. I feel a daily vitamin supplement's worthwhile, others here don't. Cheers. ...Read more

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Would Nature's Way Alive vitamin be good for a college student?

Would Nature's Way Alive vitamin be good for a college student?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. ...Read more

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Best way to gain energy ? best fruits? vitamins? is the Alive vitamin a good one to take for energy?

Best way to gain energy ? best fruits? vitamins? is the Alive vitamin a good one to take for energy?

Eat the Rainbow: A variety of brightly colored fruits and vegetables is best. A good quality multivitamin helps too. Are you exercising? That is important. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are Krill Oil & CoQ10 safe, and how much daily for heart health? Already taking Alive Multi Vitamin & CholestOff, is this too much daily?

Are Krill Oil & CoQ10 safe, and how much daily for heart health? Already taking Alive Multi Vitamin & CholestOff, is this too much daily?

There are no peer: reviewed randomized controlled studies to evaluate the efficacy safety or dosing for those supplements. If there were proven benefit from these then doctors would prescribe them. We are committed to improving your health. Why do you take Pantoprazole instead of baking soda? Because we have science to show it is safe, effective and well tolerated. ...Read more

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My alive whole food vitamins have gotten dark spots in tbem, are try ok to use still?

My alive whole food vitamins have gotten dark spots in tbem, are try ok to use still?

Please call the: manufacturer of the product. Dark spots can appear and be harmless but you need to know what ingredient is darkening and if it has been investigated by the manufacturer. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can Alive! Women's Energy vitamins cause high blood pressure?

Can Alive! Women's Energy vitamins cause high blood pressure?

Alive women's energy: From what I read in the ingredients it should not casue high blood pressure. in genera lover the counter medications to be concerned about are decongestants like sudafed, Zyrtec (cetirizine) D or anything D that contains phenylephrine or pseudoephrine as that can cause or worsens HTN ...Read more

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I'm diabetic and have high blood pressure can I drink alive mens multi vitamins?

I'm diabetic and have high blood pressure can I drink alive mens multi vitamins?

Why?: Why waste your money? Eat healthy and you don't need it. Who knows what's in there since it's not evaluated by the fda. Why waste your money on this junk when you could use it for strips, medication, education, food, exercise and other healthier stuff. These can help you be healthy, the vitamins won't. Don't get your medical information from tv and the internet. ...Read more

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Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Probably not: I would stay away from "ultra-potency" vitamins in pregnancy. One has to be careful about vitamins that are potentially harmful to your fetus, such as vitamin a. Your ob/gyn should be able to review theses doses with you and you should take the bottle in to them so they can review these doses. ...Read more

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Is nature's way alive! whole food energizer multi-vitamin - 90 vegetarian capsules safe? How safe is it?

Is nature's way alive! whole food energizer multi-vitamin - 90 vegetarian capsules safe? How safe is it?

Glamor vitamins: The ads represent a vitamin-and-mineral supplement many times more pricey than what you could get at a local drug store because they add mushrooms, marigolds, algae, asparagus... It's your money. ...Read more

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Thoughts about alive women's 50+ multivitamins? Good vitamin? Doctor said I needed to find good vitamin, and I want something natural.

Thoughts about alive women's 50+ multivitamins? Good vitamin? Doctor said I needed to find good vitamin, and I want something natural.

Multiple vitamins: are very popular and most of them are good. Comparative tests show acceptable results for many brands and most people can purchase based on price. There are advocates for organic or natural vitamins; no real evidence for superiority. Careful research about the sources of the vitamins is needed due to lack of regulation of manufacture. Getting nutrients from good food is best. ...Read more

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Can Multi-Vitamins like Nature's Way Alive Max Potency help with fatigue, tiredness, and low energy?

Can Multi-Vitamins like Nature's Way Alive Max Potency help with fatigue, tiredness, and low energy?

Can help: Particularly if you have a specific micronutrient deficiency like vitamin B12. Otherwise, you're still better off focusing on obtaining your nutrition from whole foods. Remember energy wise focus on minimizing stress, eating healthy, sleeping well and remaining active. ...Read more

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Went to OB, sore breasts, he said I need vitamin E and no more caffeine, taking biotin, vit D35000 IUD, Alive!womens multiv. Isn't too much ?

Went to OB, sore breasts, he said I need vitamin E and no more caffeine, taking biotin, vit D35000 IUD, Alive!womens multiv. Isn't too much ?

Yes, too much: As long as you are eating anything close to a normal diet and do not have any underlying metabolic disorder, you should stop all vitamins. It is the pharmaceutical and herbal medicine companies which are advertising that you need vitamins. Stop all these, and your breast symptoms are more likely to improve. And your GI tract may also thank you. ...Read more

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Which vitamin(s) deficiency causes someone to always feel really cold?

Cold?: There are many reasons one might feel cold from vascular to neurological to endocrine to psychiatric etc. see an MD for a proper workup before you waste your money on vitamins ...Read more

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I heard there’s a new prenatal vitamin with ginger. Will that help with my morning sickness?

Probably.: Ginger is very helpful for morning sickness, as is acupuncture or acupressure. You can get fresh ginger from the supermarket, peel it and chop it finely, then use that for tea. ...Read more

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My D3 vitamin is 16/1is good?

My D3 vitamin is 16/1is good?

Low: deficiency is less than 20, 20-29 is insufficiency and 30 to 80 is optimal. Your PCP may place on Vit D supplements ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin for eyesight?

Vitamin : For a young healthy person, simply eating a healthy diet rich in leafy green vegetables, red and orange vegetables, some fish is sufficient. One might consider a multivitamin, but this is probably not necessary if you are eating right. Green veggies are rich in lutein and orange veggies have lots of beta carotene in them. Both compounds are good for eyes. ...Read more

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Which vitamin is better d, d1, d2 or d3?

Which vitamin is better d, d1, d2 or d3?

D3 best; AVOID D2!!!: The best form of Vit. D is D3.
VIt. D2 is dangerous and should be avoided.
There is no Vitamin D1.
I advise all adults take 5000-8000 iu of D3/day in fall and winter, year-round if you don't get much sun.
See http://tinyurl.com/6qgpd24 http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer
and http://tinyurl.com/4rqhnn4
for more on this important topic.
Re: GERD see http://tinyurl.com/o6vr5sy
and follow the last link... ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin to stay focused?

What is the best vitamin to stay focused?

See below: All vitamins are important. There's no evidence that any single vitamin significantly enhances focus. ...Read more

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What is safer to take vitamin d2 or vitamin 3?

What is safer to take vitamin d2 or vitamin 3?

Both are safe : Both are safe however some people do not convert D2 to D3 , so be sure to have your vitamin D levels checked to make sure they are rising if you take D2. Take with meals for best absorption. ...Read more

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What is vitamin b17?

What is vitamin b17?

Vitamin B17?: Since the early 1950s, a modified form of amygdalin has been promoted under the names laetrile and "vitamin b17" as a cancer cure. In reality, laetrile is not a vitamin, and studies have found it to be ineffective, dangerously toxic due to its cyanide content, and potentially lethal. Medical experts issue a strong warning against its use. ...Read more

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What is best vitamins?

What is best vitamins?

It depends...: This depends on your diet, activity level, health conditions ; health goals. I advise a quality multivitamin for everyone; no single best one, but some of the best are listed at http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/, though some of my favorites like ultranutrient from pure encapsulations aren't listed. I also advise about 5000 units of d in fall ; winter (year-round if you don't get much sun). ...Read more

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How vitamins are made?

How vitamins are made?

Great question!: I'm going to assume you mean, "How do our bodies make our vitamins?", not "How are vitamin supplements manufactured?' The answer is, we don't! A nutritional source of vitamins is essential because (1) our bodies can't make these molecules and (2) these molecules are ESSENTIAL for our health & well-being. Except during pregnancy, most people get adequate vitamins simply from eating healthfully. ...Read more

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Should I take vitamins?

Should I take vitamins?

Yes: I recommend the following to most people: -a general multivitamin -an omega 3 fatty acid supplement -an extra calcium with vitamin d (especially for teens and post menopausal women) -an extra vitamin d (ask for your levels to be tested) if you have chronic kidney disease, ask before taking vitamins. ...Read more

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Do vitamins truly work?

Most definitely: By definition vitamins are absolutely essential for health. Vitamin deficiencies cause anemia, heart disease, poor immune function, cancer etc. It is best to get our vitamins from our diet but most americans do not get adequate vitamins from their diet. I think what you are really asking is if vitamins in pill form work- this depends on your needs ; the type of vitamin. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule. ...Read more

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Does fat store vitamins?

Does fat store vitamins?

Some vitamins: Vitamins a, d, e and k are fat soluble. ...Read more

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Should kids take vitamins?

Yes.: Yes! every kids (and grownup) should take vitamin d. I recommend 400iu/day for babies under 3 months, 800iu/day for babies 4-12 months, 1000iu/day for kids age 1-11, and 2000iu for kids 12 and up. Multivitamins are useful for poor eaters. If your kid eats a big variety of fruits, veggies, grains etc. Every day, than a multi is unnecessary. If the diet is less than great though, a multi helps. ...Read more

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Vitamin drug interactions?

Vitamin drug: There are many interactions between supplements and medications. There are many interactions that medications have blocking the absorption or efficacy of vitamins and supplements too. Refer to an online source to look for potential interactions. ...Read more

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Are vitamins worth taking?

Are vitamins worth taking?

Maybe: I advise my patients on vitamins by using this analogy: vitamins are like your car insurance; you hope you never need to use it but it's nice to have when you do need it. If one always eats a variety of foods, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, low saturated fats and high fiber, then one probably does not need vitamins. That being said, i recommend one multivitamin daily. ...Read more