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Are Prenatal Vitamins Good For Skin Health
Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need. In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies. You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I don't know how that popular myth got started, but i know of no credible evidence that vitamin tablets do anything for hair or nails. Biotin (available in any health food store) does promote hair and nail growth (5000 units/day) if taken regularly. ...Read more
Do prenatal vitamins contain enough amount of folic acid or I should take additional folic acid for the health of the baby?
Consider L-5MTHF: Prenatal vits. Contain enough Folic Acid for most people but about 1/3 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid (which is synthetic) to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-mthf) and 10% can 't convert it at all. A test for the mthfr gene is the only way to know for sure but it doesn't hurt to take 400 mcg of l-5-mthf to be safe and to eat dark leafy greens & other diet sources. ...Read more
Can someone please tell what is the name of prenatal vitamins that i can get at the pharmacy but good for my body please tell me the name so i can get it?
Best not at pharmacy: I feel the best prenatals are ones that contain the active l-5-mthf form of folate rather than synthetic Folic Acid as at least 1/2 of women can't covert Folic Acid in most prenatals to the active form.Brands with this include vitamin code raw prenatal, thorne basic prenatal ; innate response baby ; me. Pharmacies don't have these but you might find them at health food stores or online.See comment:. ...Read more
What should I take to help my hair grow faster/healthier that won't do damage to my body?I've read prenatal vitamins aren't a good idea.
No reliable answer: You may notice that if you try to investigate this answer, all the answers come from the sellers of various products. There is no reliable & scientific evidence that any product you apply to your hair will make it grow faster and/or healthier. In this situation, you have to make a decision about how much you want to trust non-scientific claims from various sources:) Most will be a waste of money:( ...Read more
Many good ones but..: There are many good prenatal vitamins. One of the most important ingredients is folic acid, proven to prevent neural tube defects, but I have become aware of research suggesting that synthetic Folic Acid may increase breast cancer risk. Safest choice may be one that provides the natural 5-mthf form of folate such as basic prenatal by thorne research and prenatal pro by designs for health. ...Read more
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