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Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

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 more

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Lung (Definition)

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


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Hello doctor, I'm Ayush a smoker, want to know good vitamin or supplement to detox lungs...

Hello doctor, I'm Ayush a smoker, want to know good vitamin or supplement to detox lungs...

Smoking cessation.: Stop smoking, that will detoxify your lungs. It will take a full 15 years for your CV risk comes back to that of a nonsmoker and 5 years before your stroke risk normalizes. Just stop smoking. ...Read more

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Hai, doctors.... I daily take vitamins c supplement, did't because i take every days it's will be side effect to my health?

Hai, doctors.... I daily take vitamins c supplement, did't because i take every days it's will be side effect to my health?

Little benefit: Vitamin c deficiency is extraordinarily rare in the first world diet. There is no proven benefit to extra supplementation and there are many studies that draw this conclusion. This is an area in which marketing of c supplements has way exceeded the need. Your health will be much better improved with regular exercise, intelligent diet control and keeping yourself productively busy. ...Read more

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Is having vitamins and supplements for good health actually good or bad?

Is having vitamins and supplements for good health actually good or bad?

Good if good quality: There are many different vitamins ; supplements. There is strong evidence that good-quality vitamins and appropriate supplements can be beneficial for both preventing and treating a wide variety of health problems, but many are poor quality, have toxic additives or are not appropriate for everyone. Thus, like all therapeutic agents they are best used wisely. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule. ...Read more

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What vitamins and supplements scientifically support hair health and growth?

What vitamins and supplements scientifically support hair health and growth?

B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss & taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. The most effective are e, d & biotin. See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366 & www.Naturalnews.Com/029018_hair_loss_vitamins.Html. ...Read more

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Are vitamins and supplements better from the health food store than from a pharmacy at wal mart?

Are vitamins and supplements better from the health food store than from a pharmacy at wal mart?

Avoid them all: Numerous recent studies have questioned the value of multivitamins and some have shown no benefit to potential harm. Don't take them if you don't have a deficiency. Better to get your vitamins and minerals from food and sun. ...Read more

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What are the best books about overall health, nutrition, vitamins and supplements?

What are the best books about overall health, nutrition, vitamins and supplements?

Many good ones: Hard to say which are "best" but some great ones include The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and The Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements, both by Michael Murray, Staying Health with Nutrition by Elson Haas, Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch, Total Wellness by Joseph Pizzorno, The Four Pillars of Healing by Leo Galland and Optimal Wellness by Ralph Golan. Enjoy! ...Read more

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My vitamin D- 25-OH was <12.8 when ref range 30-80. Do I have a health problem or do I just need a supplement?

My vitamin D- 25-OH was <12.8 when ref range 30-80. Do I have a health problem or do I just need a supplement?

Not necessarily: Low Vit D levels increase risk of many serious health problems and can cause many different symptoms, but a young otherwise healthy person may have no significant health problems that have yet developed. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day to achieve optimal levels, though this time of year being in the mid-day sun can give your adequate D. See http://bit.ly/1eKkVkv & http://bit.ly/1dC7vnA ...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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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