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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
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
Best way to gain energy ? best fruits? vitamins? is the Alive vitamin a good one to take for energy?
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
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
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
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
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
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
54 year old female, interested in taking a multi, do you know anything about "ALIVE Women's 50+ High Potency" , are these good vitamins & safe?
Alive vitamins: Alive brand of multivitamins is a reputable brand of vitamins to take. ...Read more
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
Can Multi-Vitamins like Nature's Way Alive Max Potency help with fatigue, tiredness, and low energy?
Can i take alive woman's energy multivitamins or any type of vitamins while taking birth control? ( monanessa birth control )
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
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
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
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.
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for more on this important topic.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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