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Are there any good vitamins or supplements that help with insomnia?

Are there any good vitamins or supplements that help with insomnia?

Serotonin foods: Anything which helps regulate sleep may improve the situation (avoid caffeine and more than one drink of alcohol after 3pm, regular sleep, avoid stress or shift work), as well as serotonin foods 30min prior to bedtime (dark chocolate, almonds, glass of milk, banana, dried cherries). ...Read more

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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


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Do you know of any vitamins or supplements for insomnia?

Do you know of any vitamins or supplements for insomnia?

Yes: An OTC option is Melatonin 3mg. You take it 30 min prior to bedtime but you have to take it the same time every night for it to be effective. It helps train your brain to signal for sleep. It is used along side with manipulating your sleep schedule which a sleep doctor can help you with. Valerian root is another alternative that has helped some patients. Consult your doctor before taking anything ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any vitamins or supplements for insomnia?

Can you tell me about any vitamins or supplements for insomnia?

Melatonin: Ck w/your doc first and don't take w/other sleeping meds or if pregnant. Melatonin (a hormone) can be helpful for sleep. Take one hour prior to going to bed and a very small dose--many folks take 1 or 2 mg. Peace and good health. I've not seen any "hang over" side effects. Peace and good health. Stop stimulating activity at least 1 hr. Prior to bed, e.g., computer. ...Read more

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Is there any vitamin or supplement that can help with insomnia?

Is there any vitamin or supplement that can help with insomnia?

Consider melatonin : Or valerian. Use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading. ...Read more

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What is a good ?Vitamin D3 supplement?

What is a good ?Vitamin D3 supplement?

OTC vit D3: Pharmacies are full of d3 in various quantities - 1000u, 2000u, 5000u and 10, 000u. Your needs will vary with age and sun exposure. D3 is felt to have a variety of health benefits for bone and organ metabolism. There seems to be no harm in higher doses but most agree that 2000 to 4000 units per day is a good idea. ...Read more

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Supplements: what are vitamin d good for?

Supplements: what are vitamin d good for?

Bones,prevention can: Vit d years ago was considered essential for bone groeth and maintainance and for absorption of calcium but lately there is information that vit d has a role in preventing certain cancers and also prevents cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more

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Supplements: what are vitamin d good for in general?

Supplements: what are vitamin d good for in general?

Bones,prevention can: Vit d years ago was considered essential for bone groeth and maintainance and for absorption of calcium but lately there is information that vit d has a role in preventing certain cancers and also prevents cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more

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What is a good age to start taking vitamins and supplements?

What is a good age to start taking vitamins and supplements?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Get 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 % above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Young adult or when having symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for Crohn's disease? What should I avoid? What vitamin supplements are best?

What is a good diet for Crohn's disease? What should I avoid? What vitamin supplements are best?

Vitamins: I recommend a multi, fish oils and antioxidant. There is a nutrient blood test available from spectracell that may help you determine your specific needs. ...Read more

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What vitamin supplement should I take for energy and good overall health - commuting daily to and from work, age 47, Asian, weighs 52 kilos,.

What vitamin supplement should I take  for energy  and good overall health - commuting daily to and from work, age 47, Asian,  weighs 52 kilos,.

Sleep.: mostly that is the main culprit in lack of energy wtih a lot of working hours. Otherwise, b vitamins are involved in energy and stress seems to rob people of thiamine / b6. Mainly sleep, not eating a lot of junk calories. ...Read more

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Are vitamin d supplements really good for you?

Are vitamin d supplements really good for you?

Yes, if deficient: Vit d deficiency is very common, the best explanation I have is that it is broken down by cadmium a pollutant that has become more prevalent since lead was taken out of gasoline in 1980. Cadmium causes stress and inflammation. If vit d deficiency is present just taking vit d will not be enough. Menstruating women need iron . Zinc and magnesium are necessary and a healthy life style. ...Read more

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I need to know what is a good vitamin or supplement to purchase?

I need to know what is a good vitamin or supplement to purchase?

Answers: Check into a site called Proevity. Good discussion on types of vitamin and benefits. Also, if you go to any of the commercial vitamin websites they all have decent information on there products benefits. ...Read more

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What're some good vitamins to add to my daily supplements?

What're some good vitamins to add to my daily supplements?

Get a good diet: Taking a one-a-day along with extra vitamin d and calcium should cover your needs but get a good diet going with fruit and vegetables as they contain a lot of the antioxidants your body needs. You can take too much of some vitamins so stay with healthy foods. ...Read more

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What are some good vitamin supplements to take?

What are some good vitamin supplements to take?

None: If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options. ...Read more

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Pls suggest a good vitamin supplement for my 8 yr girl child.?

Pls suggest a good vitamin supplement for my 8 yr girl child.?

Plenty available: It is a mistake to believe that taking a pill "lets us off thehook". Vitamin supplements do not work well unless the diet is as pristine as you can afford. Most diets today have too many empty calories and, as I have said many times in these posts, sugar in all its forms is definitely injurious to health.See my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more