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Can cough syrup and vitamin C D drop cause napy rashes to my 4 month old baby?

Can cough syrup and vitamin C D drop cause napy rashes to my 4 month old baby?

Vit C Could: I think you are saying "diaper rashes" And yes the vitamin C could definitely cause a diaper rash due to its acidity. I would discontinue its use. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can daily doses of vitamin c, selenium, & folic acid improve the body's defenses against hpv? What about a decaffeinated green tea extract supplement?

Can daily doses of vitamin c, selenium, & folic acid improve the body's defenses against hpv? What about a decaffeinated green tea extract supplement?

Lack of evidence: There is no peer-reviewed researched evidence to support use of these supplements to improve defenses against hpv. But eating a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables especially cruciferous and high in beta-carotene may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take a vitamin C supplement daily for a healthy male in late 20's?

Is it beneficial to take a vitamin C supplement daily for a healthy male in late 20's?

Not indicated: It is not necessary for an otherwise healthy male in late 20s to take a vitamin c supplement. But it woudn't hurt take some within reason. It would be better to get vitamins from whole foods. ...Read more

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How often should I take the vitamin C supplement?

How often should I take the vitamin C supplement?

Vitamin C: I recommend people get their Vitamin C from foods- berries, citrus, etc. Oral vitamin C is very safe, so if someone wants to supplement it I won't try to talk them out of it. Usual doses are 500 to 1000mg taken once or twice daily. If too much Vitamin C is taken orally it will harmlessly cause loose stools. ...Read more

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Is too much vitamin C harmful? I take a 500mg supplement everyday

Is too much vitamin C harmful? I take a 500mg supplement everyday

That's safe: I'm assuming you are otherwise healthy. It is probably not doing you any good or any harm. Very high doses can produce oxalate toxicity and ruin your kidneys. I think every physician here will agree with me that health doesn't come out of a pill bottle. You're in the prime of your manhood -- perhaps you are already undertaking, or considering, a major fitness ccommitment. More good than vitamins. ...Read more

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Do I need to take vitamin C supplements daily?

Do I need to take vitamin C supplements daily?

No if your diet has: No it is not necessary if your diet contains enough as a source of vit c.The following is the list
chilli pepper&parsley
orange
strawberries
red pepper
broccoli
liver
guava
kiwi fruit
lemon
papaya. ...Read more

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What's the best time of day to take vitamin C supplements?

What's the best time of day to take vitamin C supplements?

Any time is good: Our bodies need vitamin c 24 hours a day so it should not make a big difference when you take it. However, vitamin c does not stay in your body for very long so it is wise to take it at least twice a day. I take vitamin c in the morning and evening but it might be even better to take 3x/day. I advise 500mg-2000 mg per dose. See http://www. Vitamincfoundation. Org/faq. Shtml#q7. ...Read more

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Can an excess of vitamin C supplements be harmful to children?

Can an excess of vitamin C supplements be harmful to children?

No: Water soluble vitamins are excreted out, yet do not give anything in excess and more than needed. ...Read more

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I'm looking for best vitamin C supplements. What do you recommend?

I'm looking for best vitamin C supplements. What do you recommend?

Not necessarily one: Best. If you really feel like you need to take a vitamin C supplement, as it will always be better to derive it from natural sources like fruits and vegetables, consider purchasing a supplement which is either USP or NSF certified. At least in these instances there is third party validation for the potency, purity, and limits of contamination. ...Read more

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Is 600 mg vitamin C supplement enough to cover needs under stress?

Faith in vitamins: I wouldn't trust a pill to keep me healthy in times of stress-- the best thing is to try and get out of the situation as soon as possible. Vitamin C is water soluble which means you can take it 2 or 3 times a day. And yes 500 or 600 mg is OK. I prefer my vit C from plant sources however. Every plant food has vit C- with some of the famous ones being orange juice and lemons. Take care! ...Read more

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If on iron, vitamin C and d supplements will I see a noticeable difference?

If on iron, vitamin C and d supplements will I see a noticeable difference?

Vitamin supplements: If you deficient in these supplements, then you may feel better. Most of the time we get enough of these things in our diets that we are not deficient. ...Read more

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Instead of taking vitamin c supplement, couldn't you just eat a few oranges a day?

Oranges & Vitamin C: Oranges are good for you and contain vitamin C, however vitamin C tablets contain more. Tablets last about 12 hours in your body so if you take one in the a.m. and one in the p.m. you know that you are covered all day. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What side effects occur in a child if he is mildly overdosed with daily supplements of vitamin c?

What side effects occur in a child if he is mildly overdosed with daily supplements of vitamin c?

Mineral deficiencies: Mega dose vitamin c can actually be dangerous. It is true that vitamin c is water soluble & you will excrete any vitamin c that you don't use. However, in order to excrete vitamin c in your urine, you must also excrete minerals as well. Therefore, excess vitamin c can lead to mineral deficiencies, especially a copper deficiency. Be very cautious in megadosing any vitamin or mineral or amino acid. ...Read more

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Is eating alot of fruits/veggies high in vitamin c better for body than just taking a supplement?

Is eating alot of fruits/veggies high in vitamin c better for body than just taking a supplement?

Whole foods are: Better than supplements generally speaking. Our food supply presently has poorer nutritional value than it used to so that in addition to a good diet, a good mulitvitamin is a protection for vitamins we may be low on. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Too many supplements. Could I have vitamin C allergy?

Too many supplements. Could I have vitamin C allergy?

Yes. You are right!: Vitamins in nature (fruits, vegetables, egg yoke, sauerkraut, fish, . ..) exist in several isomers each of them. That means their molecule looking completely differently in space and all of them go together. That is very very expensive to produce commercially and does not happen. That's why you can not have the wanted benefit. Eat organic foods. Smaller amounts of the natural vitamins have huge effect. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin C supplement?

What is the best vitamin C supplement?

Lypo-Spheric C: Until recently I would have said most vitamin c is created equal, but a relatively new formulation called lypo-spheric c is much better absorbed and can cross cell membranes better. See http://www. Livonlabs. Com/
it is pricier than other forms of c, but if you are motivated you can make your own liposomal vit c at home: see http://www. Quantumbalancing. Com/liposomalc. Htm. ...Read more

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Which is the best vitamin C supplement?

Which is the best vitamin C supplement?

Brand?: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Take care. ...Read more

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If I decide to have vitamin C as a supplement, should I have an injection or tablet pills?

Vitamin c: Take in a pill form 500 mg daily. Injections of vitamin c can have reactions. There is a chewable form too as it can be associated with sins reflux symptoms because of ascorbic acid. You can get vit c over the counter from any grocery or pharmacy store. ...Read more

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I took vitamin C supplement 1000 mg per day. Is that can cause bad effect to my body? Too much acid?

This is okay: It's unlikely to do you any good or harm. The people who get into trouble with Ascorbic Acid have taken more than ten times this much. I'm going to assume you have normal kidney function. Thanks for writing. ...Read more

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Many supplements offer 1000mg vitamin c. Is it necessary to consume that much? Which food can give me 1000mg naturally?

No, see below: Excessive intake of vitamin c has not been shown to prevent or treat any diseases. 1000 mg is a whole lot more than needed. See this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002404.htm. ...Read more

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Should vitamin C be taken with an iron supplement?

Should vitamin C be taken with an iron supplement?

Yes: The iron will be better absorbed if you take it with vitamin c. ...Read more

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What does recnt research suggest about daily vitamin C supplements and the common cold?

Prevents not cures: Recent research shows that people with sufficient vitamin c levels have fewer colds in cold weather. Once a cold develops, it has no effect if you are not deficient. ...Read more

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I have vitamin C dietary supplements. How many can I take? They are 500 mg each. It's the "nature made" brand.

Vitamin: Vitamin c is generally considered a very safe supplement, and has been studied by medical researchers in doses up to 10, 000 mg (that would be 20 of the capsules you say you have) per day.

The us recommended daily allowance for vitamin c is 90 mg/day for men, 75 mg/day for women. So if you took one 500 mg tablet per day you would be getting well over the daily minimum amount suggested by the fda.

Exactly how much you should take is controversial. Recommendations range from the rda above to 2, 000 mg per day (and some are higher). Looking over most of the medical research, most benefits are thought to be attained at a dose of 400-500 mg/day, or one of your tablets.

There is very little risk of anything bad happening to you from too much vitamin c. People often get diarrhea at higher doses (in the 1000-2000 mg/day range), but this goes away when the dose is reduced.

A good source of information about vitamin c is the linus pauling institute at oregon state university (google them). ...Read more

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Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources?

Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources?

Supplement bioequiv?: Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources? ANS: There is no bioequivalent to Vit C from food. So get it from what you eat. Save money and your health by avoiding nutritional supplements. ...Read more

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How long does it take to regain normal iron levels? I started at 12% of what I should have, taking supplements, vitamin c, and am gluten & dairy free

Differs for everyone: As with everything, it depends. Men may replete iron faster than women who menstruate. People with certain types of absorption problems in the small intestine may absorb less than others. Your doctor should reevaluate your hemoglobin and iron levels and decide if your dose should be adjusted; rarely, we give iron as a one time IV dose. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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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


Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin C (Definition)

Vitamin C is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more