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Are There Any Vitamins Or Minerals That Are Good For Lung Function
Most need minerals: It is rare to find a multi-vitamin that is not also a multi-mineral supplement; they are called multi-vitamins because multi-vitamin/minerals is a cumbersome term. Mineral deficiencies may be more common than vitamin deficiencies. Many people are deficient magnesium, zinc, iron, chromium, selenium etc. & there are many proven benefits to supplementing with these. See my comment for a useful link:. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Not really, but: We do have some knowledge of aging, and when we get older, brain levels of both folate (folic acid) and Cyanocobalamin drop, along with our ability to control oxidative events. So, theoretically the medical food cerefolin-nac, might provide some brain support. Also, might focus on diet, exercise, lack of smoking, and general good health, as this may return dividends in your 70's and 80's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more
Only rarely: In general vitamins are very safe but too much of some can be dangerous- particularly vit a, e, d & b6 but in general one has to take extremely high doses for a long time to become toxic. There is evidence that taking synthetic e is harmful so only take natural e. Also potential dangers of taking high doses of an individual supplement like beta carotene without synergistic nutrients. See comment:. ...Read more
Are there any special vitamins that are good for postpartum weight loss? Something that boosts metabolism naturally or something?
Yes: Vitamin a is necessary for adequate night vision. B vitamins, vit. C & antioxidants protect against cataracts. Vit c, d, beta carotene, vit e & zinc slow progression of macular degeneration. Flavonoids like lutein, zeaxanthin & anthocyans are also beneficial. Even mainstream ophthamologists often recommend supplements for eye health. See http://www.Allaboutvision.Com/over60/nutrition.Htm. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin d insufficiency has been linked to asthma and respiratory infections in kids and adults. Also, antioxidants like vitamins a, c and e as well as minerals like zinc and magnesium support healthy lung function. Omega 3 fatty acids and probiotics also may be effective for promoting a healthy respiratory system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any vitamins or herbs that help 'cleanse' the liver? Sometimes I have to take high doses of acetaminophen.
Not proven help: You did not say the dose but always avoid more than 4000 milligrams of acetaminophen. There have been no good blinded studies to prove anything works but it is recommended to take Vitamins B, C, E, and beta-carotene, minerals like selenium and zinc, and herbs of milk thistle and dandelion which could help but no definite proof. Drink lots of water to hydrate. I hope this will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.
Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more
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