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Amino Brain Vitamin
Try this approach: Consider, in the last few years, our work with "medical foods" has shown value of vitamins b-6, b-12, folate, and vitamin d, in some cases mediterranean diet, fatty cold water fish, red wine, coffee, seem of value in some cases. Since a low fat, low carbohydrate diet is generally thought to be protective, there is a secondary benefit to brain. But all of this is not definitive for everyone. ...Read more
AAP guidelines: "The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that healthy children receiving a normal, well-balanced diet do not need vitamin supplementation over and above the recommended dietary allowances....megadoses of vitamins—for example, large amounts of vitamins A, C, or D—can produce toxic symptoms." Talk to your pediatrician. :) ...Read more
I have horrible diet. Sometimes I don't even eat at all bc of work. What are the most important vitamins too supplemt with? Amino acids?
Don't do it!: Vitamins are no substitute for food. A little planning will fix you up. Take a prepared meal to work with you. Buy some healthy supplemental foods like fruit, nuts, and yogurt. There are many good frozen foods that you can microwave in a flash. ...Read more
Depends: Amino acids are precursors to helping build many essential enzymes and proteins for the body. I use it for anti aging, helping restore muscle balance, and for many degenerative diseases that are losing muscle mass or GI disfunction. Everyone does not necessarily need to be on this. ...Read more
Unscientific, but: There is very little rigorous evidence that vitamins can improve memory, but the best approach is to assure sufficient folate and B-12 and likely vitamin D levels should be in appropriate range. Some data on Vitamin E in Alzheimer's, but there one would select mixed tocopherols, and the Amsterdam study suggested adding 500 mg Vit C daily to the E. ...Read more
Harmless: The manufacturer reports that they contain common nutrients and apart from the money you pay for them, there should be no side effects. ...Read more
Glass of milk, greek yogurt, fruit smoothie, multiple vitamin. Is this ok to live off of? Will I get amino acids?
Not balanced diet: It is not healthy to eat such a limited diet. You will get enough Amino Acids but this diet will lack essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids & important micronutrients from vegetables. I advise adding nuts & seeds (esp. Almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds) and veggies of all colors (the different colors are made by different phytonutrients). ...Read more
How do I improve and strengthen my brain? I do math and science problems a lot but are there any vitamins or anything I can take to expand my brain?
Not the way you mean: Evidence is accumulating that physical exercise is more important than mental exercise in preserving cognitive function throughout life. This whole big thing with keeping your brain healthy is WAY overblown. Just don't worry about it. You're 19 years old, for heaven's sake. Worry more about overall fitness. A healthy body promotes a healthy mind. ...Read more
If you were to become a total vegan, what is the smallest combination of food items needed to get all the essential vitamins, and fatty & amino acids?
You can't: If you become a non-supplementing vegan, you will ruin your health. Clinicians describe it as so common that there's even a "vegetarian's myelopathy", a disease of the spinal cord from B12 deficiency, with numbness and paralysis of the legs. If you want to be a vegan for moral reasons, you will need to supplement. Anyone telling you otherwise is a huckster. Protect your health. ...Read more
I haven't been to school in the pass eight year. And now I started going back, what kind of vitamins can I take for my brain to function faster?
Brain power: Possibly vitamin b12. However, my best recommendation for a healthy brain is a balanced nutrition including vegetables and avoidance of excessive carbohydrate or processed sugars. Exercise, maintain normal weight, avoid alcohol, do not smoke, sleep well. Keep your mind socially active. Engage in conversations with others. I would rather invest my money on a gym membership or workout clothes. ...Read more
Many but: The best evidence we have for this is on omega 3 fatty acid and full complement of b vitamins, knowing your own b vitamin status (which can be measured). Glycerophosphocholine (gpc) and other precursors to neurotransmitters might be helpful, and also things like bacopa, vinpocetine, certain mushroom extracts and some others have been studied. See a functional med dr. ...Read more
Essentially All: Vitamins are just simple helper molecules present in nearly all foods to extent humans have not maintained every gene/protein needed to make them out of whatever other molecules. Their role is helping specific protein enzymes facilitate specific chemical reactions to progress rapidly at body temp which are otherwise inordinately slow. Unclear what you are asking & the purpose/goal of your question. ...Read more
Depression, damage: Low vitamin d commonly causes depression. It can also cause poor memory and difficulty concentrating and leads to free radical damage to the brain. Low d also appears to increase risk of alzheimer's disease. Fortunately d deficiency is easy to correct; most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels. See http://bit. Ly/1gnxnk0 ; http://www. Sciencedaily. Com/releases/2013/12/131202121101.Htm. ...Read more
It depends: As in it depends on the type of damage. For stroke related damage, there are medications (cholesterol, blood pressure, blood thinning) meds that can help prevent future strokes. The supplement data isn't great but there some for vit E. For TBI/concussion related damage, the data for supplements is even worse but there are some reports for benefits from Omega-3's, DHA and vit D. ...Read more
What are the pros and cons of using injectable concentrated amino acids with electrolytes and b vitamin supplement?
Con=infection: Why risk it? All the things you listed are very absorbable via oral route with no risks of infection. I doubt a reputable dr is offering this injectable cocktail. ...Read more
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If on 170 mg of methadone, does it make vitamin supplements and amino acid supplements less affective?
Other Concerns: You are on an extremely high dose of methadone. It is equivalent to over 500 mg of morphine per day. Most likely you have developed tolerance to the pain relieving effects. You are at risk for respiratory depression and death if you take alcohol or other sedatives with this dose. You should also have you pcp perform a baseline ekg, as Methadone can effect your cardiac rhythm and cause sudden deat. ...Read more
Can I take magnesium with amino acids together? Also, what vitamins and minerals should I not take with mg. Affecting absorption?
It should not: Magnesium might interfere with some medications but not Amino Acids absorption. Why would you need to take Amino Acid supplement? Is it better that you eat a balance diet with enough protein, which would give you plenty of amino acids? It is more natural and complete variety of Amino Acids including the essential ones. Only in severe food allergy that you need a complete Amino Acid diet. ...Read more
What is the best vitamins for baby to be able to enhance growth and brain development? Also make her immune system stronger to fight sickness.
Vitamins: That's easy! Breast feed! There are no man made vitamins that beat what Mother Nature can give. You will need to give baby Vitamin D, for good bone growth. Breast milk has all of the building blocks for Vitamin D, but it takes sunlight to activate them. We protect our babies from the sun, not to mention long gray winters, so that's the only supplement recommended. ...Read more
Which vitamins/minerals/supplements play great role in betterment of brain functions, especially for struggling students, and what should be avoided?
Big picture: All the basic nutrients are helpful, especially in our era when many diets are marginal at best. Be sure you're not hypothyroid, anemic, suffering from sleep apnea / restless legs, in a rough or abusive social situation, or with a host of other illnesses. Study the subjects you find most interesting, preview / do problems before lecture, and get help from a learning expert. ...Read more
There is no single diet that is best for everyone, as we are all genetically unique & thus nutrient needs vary. However, almost everyone will benefit from a diet based primarily on organic fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts & seeds with avoidance of fried, highly processed & genetically-modified foods. A basic template for a healthy diet is at www. Drfuhrman. Com/library /foodpyramid. Aspx
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Yes: In the early 19th century, scientists noted weakness and numbness with B12 deficiency. Recently, B12 has been shown to upregulate neurotrophic factors (chemicals [cytokines] that help nerve cells grow) & downregulate neurotoxic factors (chemicals that break down nerve cells). In other words, B12 helps nerve cells grow and prevents their destruction by naturally occurring brain chemicals. ...Read more
No evidence to suppo: There is no evidence to support this myth. ...Read more
Had brain mri. Dr said it shows small strokes that are common in migraine. Said don't worry gave me b vitamin. Freaking out. Is this common?
This can happen: Yes, studies now do show that migraine sufferers do have little areas of scar tissue, believed to be areas of previous loss of oxygen due to constriction of blood vessels due to migraine attacks. As of today, there is no proof that this leads to major strokes in the future. I hope this eases your mind some. ...Read more
Can I take actalin along with my levothyroxine? And what is the best supplement or vitamin for brain fog? I am dying of it! Help! I'm on 100 mcg Levo
No added value: There is no credible evidence that Actalin is of value, particularly in patients already taking synthetic thyroid. In some cases, the iodine in Actalin could be harmful. Check with your physician about optimizing your thyroid hormone indices. Also, Cymbalta (duloxetine) may be contributing to your cognitive symptoms. I suggest you consult with your physician about alternatives. ...Read more
Can longterm use of Nexium (esomeprazole) cause inadequate absorption of vitamin and nutrients? Suffering from "brain fog" & wondering if related & how to diagnose.
Yes it can:
Nexium (esomeprazole) decreases the stomach's output of acid, leading to hypochlorhydria, which causes indigestion and inhibits absorption of vitamins and minerals. This inhibits the absorption of vitamin b12, calcium, iron and beta-carotene by the intestines, as they are not processed by stomach acid. Your doctor can check these levels for you.
www. Livestrong. Com/article/361627-nexium-absorption-of... ...Read more
Is it possible to have a vitamin deficiency in the brain while having fairly normal blood levels?
Vitamin deficiency: Not that I can see how. Since blood goes to the brain to give it nutrients, everything it needs has to be able to go through the blood brain barrier. There are some medications and cells that don't go to the brain itself due to the blood brain barrier. If it were possible for there to be a deficiency exactly how would you get it there? Sounds like voodoo crap science to me. ...Read more
If I buy vitamin B12 supplements and vitamin E supplements. Will it increase my energy and brain power?
It depends...: If you are deficient in B12 it will improve energy and can improve brain function. If you are not deficient (levels below 500) it won't help. Vit e is useful as a preventive measure but generally does not give energy or brain power. It would be ideal to consult with a holistic doc to assess the reasons you might lack energy or brain power so you can address the specific causes. ...Read more
What is the best way to restore chemical balance in brain from marijuana and alcohol use? Any vitamins or anything to take?
Seek real love: Health does not come out of a pill bottle, even "vitamins". You need something in your life to give you joy and beauty and meaning so you won't want to scramble your brain any more with that stuff. For most of us, this is found in love of a person, a community, a good cause, or perhaps something spiritual. Be the best person you can be in the hopes of finding the realm item. ...Read more
Hello. Can I have omega 3 and multi vitamins together in the same time without any side effects (i have glovit multi vitamins 32 with amino acid)?
Likely yes; however: There is no harm in taking them together; however, b vitamins are commonly nauseating. This may increase the "repeat" (burping up the taste) of the omega oils. I would suggest taking the them at different times to prevent nausea. Several smaller doses make the vitamin available throughout the day. Take the oils at bedtime to minimize tasting repeat if it does occur. ...Read more
I'm a 45 y.O. Black female & my bones & joints ache quite a bit. Occasionally, I get b vitamin & amino acid shots & I hurt much less. Why is that?
Can't be certain: The uses of vitamin injections to help one feel good has been done for years, but I know of no scientific data yet to confirm doing that. The Amino Acid injections - I know of no data about those either. If you are vitamin deficient that may be an explanation but some woudl explain this as a placebo response. ...Read more
I have woozy feeling, brain fog and eyesight problems from 2 years now, I have had every test possible which are clear except low vitamin b12 (227pg/ml).
Testing?: I know you said you have had every test but just to confirm - you should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam, MRI of the brain, glucose testing with glucose tolerance test, and a methyl malonic acid lab test which helps to clarify the B12 deficiency, as well as other CBC and consider heavy metal exposure screening. You should be getting B12 injections before you go on oral supplementation. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Numbness in the fingers and/or toes, and weakness in the legs are the symptoms usually reported in "vegetarian's myelopathy", which unfortunately is fairly common. How much damage to cognition has already happened isn't clear. In infants, permanent, severe mental disability has been produced by mothers who are b12-deficient and feeding only breast milk, neither supplementing. Please be smart. ...Read more
Can vitamin d deficincy cause lightheadness? I did full check up & MRI brain all fine, only I have severe vitamin d deficincy!
I don't eat any kind of sea food (fish, . ..)what should I take to compense my body' needs like omega 3 or vitamins? And is that necessary for brain?
Omega 3 fats: Omega 3 fats are essential for humans because we cannot make them -- they must come from our diets or supplements. They are highly concentrated in brain, and needed for its optimal function. You can take fish oil supplements -- at least 1-2 grams/day of epa and 500mg/day of dha (major omega 3 components in fish oil). There are also plant-based forms. Http://tinyurl. Com/ne78c3l. ...Read more