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Best Multivitamin Vegetarian Women
Im young active female, vegetarian. feel dizzy sometimes. Started taking multivitamins, no dizziness. but they make me feel weak. I should go for iro
By all means: If you are a vegetarian, you have the moral high ground but will need a physician's guidance on supplementing or you will probably become seriously sick. Vegetarian claims that you can get sufficient iron without supplementing are disinformation. If you are weak, there is some cause other than your supplements. You need and deserve a full workup. ...Read more
I am in my late 20s, female, vegetarian. Prone to low BP/iron. Will multivitamin and mineral supplements help?
Maybe a little...: Vegetarians usually have well balanced diets aside from b12 that is found in meat. Hence, a multi-vitamin would help under these circumstances or if you feel your diet could be better balanced. If you think your iron levels are low, have heavy periods perhaps and frequently feel fatigued consider getting a complete blood count and iron panel to see if you would benefit from iron supplementation. ...Read more
What daily vitamins should a vegetarian take to stay healthy? I'm a vegetarian & already take b12, vegetarian omega 3, multivitamin, and vitamin d-3.
Consider L-carnitine: Sounds like you are doing well with the vitamins you have chosen. A healthy vegetarian diet can provide nearly all the nutrients you need except for dha, an omega 3 which you can get from algae extracts. Carnitine is not a vitamin, but is a beneficial nutrient found mostly in red meat that aids in burning fat for energy & is good for our hearts & muscles, so consider taking l-carnitine too. ...Read more
Is nature's way alive! whole food energizer multi-vitamin - 90 vegetarian capsules safe? How safe is it?
Glamor vitamins: The ads represent a vitamin-and-mineral supplement many times more pricey than what you could get at a local drug store because they add mushrooms, marigolds, algae, asparagus... It's your money. ...Read more
You are young and: MVI daily is great that isn't sold in the chain pharmacies or Costco may be higher quality. We can't recommend brands in this forum. So read the labels, and ask your pharmacist for recommendations. A good, balanced diet is even more important than MVI, as many don't even get absorbed from the binders used. So, get one with good trace mineral support. ...Read more
I'm a healthy 25 year old female. I'm very active, however i don't always eat the best foods. Should i take a daily multivitamin?
Would not: Hurt. Good idea if you are bad about your fruits and veges. ...Read more
Many good choices: There is no one best multivitamin. For independent ratings of multivits see http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ any in the top 25 or so are good, but since 1/3 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form l-5-mthf i advise one that has that such as ultranutrient by pure encapuslaions or ultrapreventive x by douglas. Most people need an extra 5000 iu of vit d in winter months. ...Read more
What is the best multivitamin for a female in her late 20s? I want to start taking one but not sure which.
None: Go to your Doctor to see if you have a specific vitamin deficiency, or are looking for specific support, like for menstruation symptoms or to become pregnant. Then take that specific vitamin or vitamins. Multivitamins are not generally useful and can cause more symptoms than they help. Save your money and spend it on a gym membership. Exercise has proven health benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please get your: vitamin D3 level checked by your doc for starters. If you need to supplement, D3 is used to boost immunity. Over the counter multivitamins are typically weak. Look for a label w/several hundred times the RDA levels in about 1/3 the ingredients. Peace and good health. How's your diet? ...Read more
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