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Which antioxidant vitamin or supplement is harmless or have no side effect ?? Grape seed extract ,vitamin c (ascorbic acid) etc.. Plz advise thx...

Which antioxidant vitamin or supplement is harmless or have no side effect ?? Grape seed extract ,vitamin c (ascorbic acid) etc.. Plz advise thx...

Careful: Becareful with supplements. Many are very helpful, when taken with some prescription medications you may get undesired effects. Also combination of supplements are not designed to work together. ...Read more

Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Multivitamins: are 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. Ask about a specific condition or supplement ...Read more

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Can multi-vitamin supplements be hazardous?

Can multi-vitamin supplements be hazardous?

Most are harmless: Our body will usually eliminate any vitamin excess daily in the urine or poo. Exceptions are vitamins a, d & e which can store in the fat of our body & may be associated with overload symptoms. These vitamins are usually in tolerable amounts in most supplements & don't become a problem.You should discuss these with your dr. ...Read more

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What are vitamin supplements that start metabolism?

What are vitamin supplements that start metabolism?

None!: Vitamins don't boost metabolism! period. I know the ads say they do, but it's simply not true. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and supplements should a teenage take?

Which vitamins and supplements should a teenage take?

Multivitamins: Any person who eats nutritiously thus supplying most vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy body functioning does not need supplemental vitamins. Exposing oneself to the sun for 15 minutes a day will activate your vitamin d. ...Read more

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Why can't you take vitamin supplements during chemo??

Why can't you take vitamin supplements during chemo??

Depends: Some chemotherapy drugs would lose effectiveness if you were to take vitamins. For example methotraxate works by blocking the action of folic acid. If you were to take vitamin supplement containing folic acid, it would negate the effect of methotraxate. Please discuss all the medications, including over counter ones, herbals, dietary supplements, with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins and supplements for a 62 y?

What are the best vitamins and supplements for a 62 y?

B12: You can get blood levels of B12 ; vit d to be precise. Stomach meds may reduce absorption of b12. You may also benefit from vit d 1000 or 2000 units a day, more if blood level below 30. Fish oil is probably a waste of money. You should be on a statin. Eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, dairy products. There are thousands of beneficial molecules in food which are not in any pill. Forget "antioxid. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take multiple daily vitamin supplements?

Is it safe to take multiple daily vitamin supplements?

What For?: For what purpose are you doing so? It may not be wise to take them once a day, let alone multiple times. If you have a known deficiency in a vitamin, try to address the deficiency from whole foods and for vitamin d, from the sun. See this website. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-all/ otherwise, only take what you need. More is not better. ...Read more

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What are the best / most popular vitamins and supplements?

What are the best / most popular vitamins and supplements?

See list: People living in an urban environment should take nac 600 mg twice daily. Also, ester c 500 mg twice daily, vit d3, magnesium. Other vitamins and supplements depending on your individual needs. ...Read more

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What vitamins and supplements should a 50yr old woman take?

What vitamins and supplements should a 50yr old woman take?

It depends...: This depends on many factors including what her diet is like, any health conditions she has etc. Supplements are no substitute for a healthy diet. In general, i advise a quality multivitamin such as ultranutrient by pure encapsualtions or new chapter every woman ii. I also advise a product like paradise herb's orac energy greens for a variety of superfoods/herbs. See comments for more:. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Vitamin Deficiency (Definition)

Vitamin deficiency is a symptom in which a person has lower than normal levels (on blood testing) of one or more vitamins, usually due to not eating a good diet. Some medical conditions decrease the absorption of vitamins from food, even if ...Read more