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On a temporary 1300 cal diet before going back to 2k, what would be the best vitamins to take? Brands etc.
Whole Food Vitamins: Vitamins are widely available, and they are also widely VARIABLE in their quality. In general, vitamins made from whole foods (they will be labeled as such) are more easily absorbed and used by your body and are a better choice. These types of vitamins are generally only available at health food stores, both local and online. Opt for those labelled organic, and read dosing recommendations well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: Depends on who makes it for them as neither makes their own. You need "mixed tocopherols" to benefit your health not just vit e which is usually just one form of the many and is a synthetic which is cheaper but can lead to bad outcomes. I use pure encapsulations brand, other good quality ones are from orthomolecular, metagenics. Read label and remember you get what you pay for! ...Read more
Depends: Look for USP or consumerlabs certification for quality. Choose d3. However, before supplementing make sure you need it. Ask your doctor to check your blood levels. Don't supplement if you don't need something. Waste of money and may be harmful. ...Read more
All good: There is no preferred brand of PNV's. They are all adequate. Probably the best one for any individual is one that she can tolerate well. It is important to have the necessary vitamins and minerals in the diet during pregnancy so some type of vitamin is recommended - but not any specific one. ...Read more
Any brand: You can pick up any brand of multivitamins. ...Read more
Vitamins and supplem: Good idea to get a check up and have the doctor do tests to see if you are vitamin deficient, anemic, have thyroid problems or homonal deficiencies. Ask about vit. D deficienty, and omega 3 fatty acid deficiency as these are the commonest. Then take vitamins and supplements as necessary. Vitamins made from whole foods are the safest supplements. Avoid iron.. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Somebody else here please correct me if necessary, but i would extremely surprised if this information exists, especially given that each preparation contains many different nutrients each of which is absorbed independent of the compounding. The supplement business is so competitive that each wants to claim (curiously, without having to be truthful) that it offers some advantage. Don't overspend. ...Read more
No such thing: Extreme hair growth during pregnancy is certainly unusual and not a typical complaint. It might be a hormonal effect, and i will predict that this will change back to normal several months after you deliver. Just take a normal prenatal vitamin as there are none that will affect hair growth one way or the other. ...Read more
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