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I can't get brand vitamin pills where I live and I'm not sure if the ones that I'm taking are good quality. Should I go on taking them?

I can't get brand vitamin pills where I live and I'm not sure if the ones that I'm taking are good quality. Should I go on taking them?

Food not pills: Several studies came out last year showing no health benefits from taking vitamins. I would recommend getting a balance of fruits and vegetables. They contain more vitamins and antioxidants than you could ever get from a pill. Spend your money of fresh foods not pills. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good quality all natural vitamin d3. Not megafood please. Thanks! :)?

Can you recommend a good quality all natural vitamin d3. Not megafood please. Thanks! :)?

Sunshine, cod liver: 15 minutes of sunshine on your face and arms without sunscreen, before 10 am or after 2 pm. It also prevents winter depression...But I see you live in michigan! So... Good luck with that! You could move south, or try cod liver oil. Personally, i'd move south. ;). ...Read more

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What is vitamin b17 good for?

What is vitamin b17 good for?

Good question: B17, laetril, amygdalin is extracted from apricot seed that contain cyanide. It is touted as a cancer cure. If you want to know more look it up in wikipedia. It is not a vitamin. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for me?

What vitamins are good for me?

It depends...: Since you are pregnant i'd advise a quality prenatal vitamin. A fish oil supplement featuring dha is also important during pregnancy. Most people benefit from extra vit. D, at least 5000 iu/day and extra vit c 1000 mg 2x/day. It looks like you also have diabetes. Certain supplements like chromium and cinnamon may help. See http://www. Diabeteswellbeing. Com/diabetes-nutritional-supplements. Html. ...Read more

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What's a good prenatal vitamin?

What's a good prenatal vitamin?

Prenatal vitamin: Folic and iodine are the ones that everyone should take but you can also take B group of multi vitamin and iron capsules. ...Read more

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Is vitamins c good good for me?

Is vitamins c good good for me?

IfNotEnoughFrom Food: It is good for you if you don't get enough from your diet.If your diet include the common sources of Vitamin C like citrus fruits or juices, bell peppers, leafy greens, tomatoes, peas, papaya, guava, kivi fruit, broccoli, Strawberries. Daily requirement is 60mgm/daily. If you are not getting enough from the diet you may supplement 100mgm a day. High doses can cause kidney stones ...Read more

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What vitamins are good to take?

What vitamins are good to take?

Here are a few: Start with a reasonably good multivit with minerals and add about 1000iu vit d per 25 # body wt per day and that should give you a reasonable start. ...Read more

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What is a good prenatal vitamin?

What is a good prenatal vitamin?

Many good choices: There are many high-quality prenatal vitamins available but the 2 brands I most often recommend are perfect prenatal by new chapter and prenatal one by rainbow light. ...Read more

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What are b-12 vitamins good for?

What are b-12 vitamins good for?

B 12 deficiency: It is also given prophylactically to prevent B12 deficiency in patients who have undergone surgery of the small bowel. ...Read more

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Jamieson vitamins are they good?

Jamieson vitamins are they good?

Jamieson: Jamieson is a long-standing company which makes many, many products. Which ones are "good" for you, depends on what you need. Please know this is not the only company available which makes vitamins. ...Read more

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What b vitamin is good for cholesterol?

Vitamin B3: Vitamin b3, or niacin, is the only b vitamin that truly effects cholesterol. It reduces LDL (bad) and raises HDL (good) cholesterol. The caveat is that to be effective requires high doses (400mg +), wherein it should be considered a drug rather than just a vitamin. That's because at these high doses it can irritate the liver (liver enzyme levels should be followed) and cause muscle problems. ...Read more

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What are those vitamin waters good for?

What are those vitamin waters good for?

Hydration: If you eat a regular diet it is unlikely you are deficient in any vitamin. Extra vitamins do not help in any way, but in those doses are unlikely to harm. On the other hand if you are thirsty water is almost always a good "solution." vitamin water is as good as any. Pun intended. ...Read more

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What is a good childrens multi vitamin?

What is a good childrens multi vitamin?

No such thing: Your child should not be taking synthetic vitamins, or nay supplements for that matter. He or she is better off with a full diet of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains, and wild salmon. Spend your money on real foods not hype. ...Read more

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When is a good time to take ur vitamins?

Take your vitamins: In the morning to help you through the day. If taking vitamin C take some in a.m. and p.m. because it only lasts about 12 hours in your body. If taking red yeast rice take it toward evening because we make most of our cholesterol during sleep. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is vitamin water? Is it good for you?

What is vitamin water? Is it good for you?

It depends: Vitamin Water is a commercial drink that adds sweeteners, flavors and small amounts of vitamins and minerals to water. There are many varieties but most have about 32 grams of sugar (as cane sugar and fructose) and NONE of those are "good for you."Sugar is one of the least healthy things we can consume.
But the "Zero" variety with no sugars (sweetened with stevia and erythritol) is relatively good. ...Read more

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Why are vitamins essential to good health?

Why are vitamins essential to good health?

Vitamins: Many bodily systems do not function if there is a deficiency of particular vitamins or minerals. However, this does not mean that everyone needs supplemental vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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Can there be a vitamin good for metabolism?

Can there be a vitamin good for metabolism?

No!: 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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What vitamins are good to help heal faster?

None unless you have: Unless you are having a vitamin deficiency, then adding extra vitamins makes your urine very valuable. Most vitamins are water soluble, taking extra only makes them end up in the toilet. Taking extra fat soluble vitamins when you don't need them could make you sick. Ask your family doctor if you are having any deficiency. Most people in the usa are low on vitamin d. Correcting that might help. ...Read more

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What's a good vitamin for memory and energy?

What's a good vitamin for memory and energy?

None: Vitamins are not food...They are co-enzymes that help you metabolize the food that you take in...A multiple vitamin is usually more than sufficient unless you have a frank deficiency syndrome. A well balanced diet and a an adequate activity schedule is better than any known vitamin supplement.
For the most part, supplements just make expensive urine. Don't waste your money.
Talk to your family doc. ...Read more

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Is lymcey, vitamin tablet good for children?

Limcee?: If you mean limcee, they only contain vitamin c. A good children's multivitamin would be a better and cheaper choice. Also good nutrition will prevent vitamin deficiencies even without supplements. ...Read more

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What is a good vitamin for a 20 year old female?

What is a good vitamin for a 20 year old female?

Depends: I have a list of vitamins on my site drfairchild. Blogspot. Com
vitamin c, d, e, b are generally good to take.
Take e in lower doses. C in 500 mg twice daily, b as a complex. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for you but bad for baby?

What vitamins are good for you but bad for baby?

Vitamin A: Vitamin a is the most significant. Most prenatal vitamins have lower amounts of vitamin a, as high doses of vitamin a can cause birth defects. Also be aware of anti-aging creams, as most of those have retinoic acid or isotretinoin. If you want to see what high levels of vitamin a can do to a developing fetus, search Accutane and birth defects. Vit a is required in pregnancy, consult your obgyn. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend a good prenatal vitamin?

Can you please recommend a good prenatal vitamin?

Ideally with L5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, L-5-MTHF, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like Prenatal Nutrients (Pure Encapsulations), Basic Prenatal (Thorne) or Prenatal Pro (Designs For Health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural E, not synthetic. ...Read more

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Please describe a good vitamin to take for energy?

Vitamins do not prov: Vitamins are body's catalyst systems. As such they do not provide energy. If you eat healthy foods (green veggies and fruits daily), low fat dairy milk and yogurt, you do not need vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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What is a good vitamin and / herb to lose weight?

What is a good vitamin and / herb to lose weight?

None, really.: Attaining ideal weight requires a healthy approach to everything - food, exercise, mental state; a vitamin or an herb won't do any more than a band-aid. ...Read more

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What's a good multi-vitamin for a 23-yr old female?

What's a good multi-vitamin for a 23-yr old female?

Depends: The most important thing is too eat well and get 7-9 fruits/veggies per day, stay away from processed foods. Good brands are physician grade products since 50% of the over the counter products are junk. Try douglas labs, metagenics, pure encapsulations; they have vegan ones, capsules and tablets. Use one with iron for menses and one w/greens to alkalanize the body. ...Read more