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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of High Vitamin K Foods

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking high dosage vitamin d supplements?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking high dosage vitamin d supplements?

Correct D deficiency: The only benefit would be to correct vitamin d deficiency more rapidly. The danger of high doses would be high blood calcium which could lead to kidney stones and kidney failure. ...Read more

Dr. Sandeep Khosla
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Vitamin K (Definition)

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. The body can store fat-soluble ...Read more


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Which foods increase good cholesterol, vitamin d and vitamin b12?

Which foods increase good cholesterol, vitamin d and vitamin b12?

Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to light exposure. It is found in many foods, such as dairy products, but most are supplemented. Vitamin B12 is in most animal derived products, but is hard to be deficient in unless you have chronic stomach or intestinal problems or prior GI surgery. ...Read more

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Will high amounts of magnesium supplements block absorption of folic acid?

Will high amounts of magnesium supplements block absorption of folic acid?

Unlikely: well high dose of anything is bad. Therapeutic dose of magnesium should not do that as b Vitamins including folic acid are needed in magnesium metabolism. Too much magnesium causes diarrhea so it is conceivable that there can be nutritional malabsorption including folic acid ...Read more

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Toxicity risks of water-soluble vitamins for vitamin c?

Toxicity risks of water-soluble vitamins for vitamin c?

Vit C: Vit c and water soluble vitamins have low risk of toxicity, oral vit c can cause loose bowels. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of calcium and vitamin d supplements?

What are the benefits of calcium and vitamin d supplements?

LOTS: Vit d helps enhance calcium absorption and both are needed for many biochemical reactions in the body including bone strength/health and heart function. Vit d has been found to prevent 16 forms of cancer, helps the immune system, prevents the flu, helps with heart health and gut health. ...Read more

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What would be the health benefits of reducing high protein intakes to RDA amounts?

What would be the health benefits of reducing high protein intakes to RDA amounts?

RDA: RDAs are typically low so reducing your protein intake is not beneficial. Why would you consider doing that? If for weight loss, please see your doc instead and ask him/her about a low carb / higher protein food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

NO!: I strongly advise everyone take a quality multivitamin as the vast majority of americans don't get adequate vitamins & minerals from their diet, but vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Fruits & veggies have a complex mix of hundreds of phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonols & anthocyanins that aren't found in vitamin supplements. Eat fruits/veggies of all colors for good health! ...Read more

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What foods are high in vitamin E besides nuts?

What foods are high in vitamin E besides nuts?

Several: Apricots, spinach, paprika, red chili powder, green olives, sunflower seeds, basil, and oregano. ...Read more

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Why high intake of vitamin C cause diarrhea?

Why high intake of vitamin C cause diarrhea?

High doses: of Vitamin C can cause diarrhea, and some people are more sensitive to Vitamin C than others. Generally only high doses >2000mg can cause side effects like upset stomach and diarrhea. The diarrhea may be due to an osmotic effect from the high levels of Vitamin C. This draws more water back into the intestines to help dilute the Vitamin C, which then leads to diarrhea. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can supplementing 250mg magnesium daily and low calcium intake in diet accelerate arthritis?

Can supplementing 250mg magnesium daily and low calcium intake in diet accelerate arthritis?

NO: but why are you asking???? What kind of arthritis and who recommended low Calcium High Magnesium More information and ask again! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume over 1000% RDA of Vitamin K from food daily? (Mostly leafy greens)

Is it safe to consume over 1000% RDA of Vitamin K from food daily? (Mostly leafy greens)

Totally safe: There is no known toxicity from high doses of Vitamin K from diet or supplemental K1 or K2, though one can get toxic from a synthetic form called K3. in research studies doses of 45 mg/ay have been successfully used to treat osteoporosis with no reports of toxicity- that is 500 times the RDA for females! See http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-K and http://tinyurl.com/zk5taub ...Read more

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I know Vitamin E is one of the vitamins dangerous in high quantities. I currently take some supplements (food based vitamin + probiotic) with 42 IU total (140% RDA); is this a safe level?

I know Vitamin E is one of the vitamins dangerous in high quantities. I currently take some supplements (food based vitamin + probiotic) with 42 IU total (140% RDA); is this a safe level?

Yes: The fat soluble vitamins A D E and K can be unsafe in high doses. To much vitamin E can cause bleeding problems, Management of vitamin E toxicity consists of discontinuing vitamin E supplements and monitoring the PT if bleeding complications develop. ...Read more

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Which people are at high risk for folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Which people are at high risk for folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Usually poor diet: Typically poor diet in green leafy vegetables can do it. Also patients on the strict atkins with no supplements can get that. But it is difficult with a health diet. ...Read more

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Benefits and dangers of low carb high fat ketogenic diets?

Benefits and dangers of low carb high fat ketogenic diets?

Extremes: I believe it is better for most to eat nearly everything in moderation instead of going on an extreme diet. I don't see how getting ketosis, which may reduce your appetite, can be good for the body. As for the high fat, too much saturated fat is likely harmful because it promotes inflammation. If you must, try unsaturated fat. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking vitamin d supplements?

What are the risks of taking vitamin d supplements?

High blood calcium: Excessive vitamin d supplements (>10, 000 units daily) can cause excessive calcium in the urine leading to kidney stones and high blood calcium. This could result in kidney failure. ...Read more

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Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

And your question?: I'm not sure what you are asking. Yes, vit d deficiency can cause fatigue. It is easy to correct with 5-8000 iu of d3/day. B12 deficiency can be serious too- try 1000 mcg of sublingual b12/day ; if that does not help try injections. See http://bit.Ly/1fnt3ox ; http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 if fatigue persists after correcting then see a good doc to explore the many other possible causes of fatigue. ...Read more

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Which fish has high content of omega 3?

Which fish has high content of omega 3?

Cold Water Fish: The omega-3 content of cold water fish is the highest. The following are the mg of omega-3 per 100 grams eaten: atlantic farmed salmon-2150; atlantic wild salmon-1840; herring-2100; mackerel-1850; sablefish-1790; yellow fin tuna-1500. Many common fish are much lower in omega-3 including: cod-280; bass (sea and freshwater)-760; alaskan pollock (used in fast food fish)-120. ...Read more

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What are fat-soluble vitamins? What are high nutrient sources of these vitamins?

What are fat-soluble vitamins? What are high nutrient sources of these vitamins?

Another fat/ water ?: Fat soluble vitamins tend to get stored in the fat cells so you are more likely to get into trouble from taking too much (eg vit a) water soluble vitamins (eg b vits) don't get stored and you pee out most of excess- you don't get overdosed but generally need a daily supply. The brain barrier issue is not relevant because the body converts water soluble vits to other forms that can get into brain as needed. ...Read more

Phytonadione (Definition)

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Mephyton (Definition)

Mephyton is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more