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Bluebonnet Vitamins Review
I have started to take Vita Pearl as a prenatal vitamin. I haven't seen many reviews on it, fairly new. Can anyone give their opinion on this? Thanks
It's a vitamin: It's one of the many brands of prenatal vitamins available. If you look at the ingredients you will notice all of them are almost exactly the same. Any prenatal vitamin that you enjoy taking will be fine. One is not better than another. ...Read more
Just started taking centrum multi vitamins and I been hearing alot of different reviews so is it good or bad helppppp?
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. ...Read more
I received lab results that I'd like to review. Vitamin D @27 is that low? Cholesterol 133 is that high?
Lab results: The cholesterol value is normal. Anything under 200 for total cholesterol is good. The vit d at 27 is low. In my lab 30 and above is considered normal. Any OTC vit d supplement will help. Good luck ...Read more
Cold?: There are many reasons one might feel cold from vascular to neurological to endocrine to psychiatric etc. See an MD for a proper workup before you waste your money on vitamins ...Read more
Vitamin: For a young healthy person, simply eating a healthy diet rich in leafy green vegetables, red and orange vegetables, some fish is sufficient. One might consider a multivitamin, but this is probably not necessary if you are eating right. Green veggies are rich in lutein and orange veggies have lots of beta carotene in them. Both compounds are good for eyes. ...Read more
D3 best; AVOID D2!!!:
The best form of Vit. D is D3.
VIt. D2 is dangerous and should be avoided.
There is no Vitamin D1.
I advise all adults take 5000-8000 iu of D3/day in fall and winter, year-round if you don't get much sun.
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Both are safe: Both are safe however some people do not convert D2 to D3, so be sure to have your vitamin D levels checked to make sure they are rising if you take D2. Take with meals for best absorption. ...Read more
Vitamin B17?: Since the early 1950s, a modified form of amygdalin has been promoted under the names laetrile and "vitamin b17" as a cancer cure. In reality, laetrile is not a vitamin, and studies have found it to be ineffective, dangerously toxic due to its cyanide content, and potentially lethal. Medical experts issue a strong warning against its use. ...Read more
It depends...: This depends on your diet, activity level, health conditions ; health goals. I advise a quality multivitamin for everyone; no single best one, but some of the best are listed at http://www. Multivitaminguide. Org/, though some of my favorites like ultranutrient from pure encapsulations aren't listed. I also advise about 5000 units of d in fall ; winter (year-round if you don't get much sun). ...Read more
Great question!: I'm going to assume you mean, "How do our bodies make our vitamins? ", not "How are vitamin supplements manufactured? ' The answer is, we don't! A nutritional source of vitamins is essential because (1) our bodies can't make these molecules and (2) these molecules are ESSENTIAL for our health & well-being. Except during pregnancy, most people get adequate vitamins simply from eating healthfully. ...Read more
Yes: I recommend the following to most people: -a general multivitamin -an omega 3 fatty acid supplement -an extra calcium with vitamin d (especially for teens and post menopausal women) -an extra vitamin d (ask for your levels to be tested) if you have chronic kidney disease, ask before taking vitamins. ...Read more
Most definitely: By definition vitamins are absolutely essential for health. Vitamin deficiencies cause anemia, heart disease, poor immune function, cancer etc. It is best to get our vitamins from our diet but most americans do not get adequate vitamins from their diet. I think what you are really asking is if vitamins in pill form work- this depends on your needs ; the type of vitamin. See http://bit. Ly/18xyule. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes! Every kids (and grownup) should take vitamin d. I recommend 400iu/day for babies under 3 months, 800iu/day for babies 4-12 months, 1000iu/day for kids age 1-11, and 2000iu for kids 12 and up. Multivitamins are useful for poor eaters. If your kid eats a big variety of fruits, veggies, grains etc. Every day, than a multi is unnecessary. If the diet is less than great though, a multi helps. ...Read more
Maybe: I advise my patients on vitamins by using this analogy: vitamins are like your car insurance; you hope you never need to use it but it's nice to have when you do need it. If one always eats a variety of foods, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, low saturated fats and high fiber, then one probably does not need vitamins. That being said, I recommend one multivitamin daily. ...Read more
I advise everyone to take a good multivitamin. Very few Americans get the recommended allowance of all vitamins and minerals and even those who do benefit from taking higher amounts. I also advise at least 500 mg of Vit C 2x/day. All Americans (except those in the deep South) need 5000-8000 iu of Vit D3 in fall and winter months, year-round if don't get much sun. See
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Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. You can take them as long as you wish. Spectracell labs in TX offers a good micronutrient test that provides specific info for your body. ...Read more
A ; D- very rare:
One can only overdose on fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e) except vit. B6 (which should be limited to 250 mg/day). But it takes huge amounts to overdose. The average adult would need to take about 2 million units of a to overdose, or 200, 000 iu/day for several months. Vit d toxicity is rare unless one takes at least 40, 000 iu/day for months. See
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/819426-overview. ...Read more
From your food: Eat a varied, balanced diet that contains whole grains, lots of fruits, lots of vegetables, and lean meats (including fish). If you eat well, most of your vitamin needs will be met by your food. The exception to this is vitamin d. D is hard to get in sufficient quantity from food, so it's best to take a daily supplement. ...Read more
Vit C, B6 and...: Yams provide many vitamins including vit. C, and b6. However, most "yams" are not actually yams but sweet-potatoes, which are great sources of carotenoids. See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=113 for more on the benefits of yams and http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=64 for more on sweet potatoes. ...Read more
It depends...: Since you are pregnant i'd advise a quality prenatal vitamin. A fish oil supplement featuring dha is also important during pregnancy. Most people benefit from extra vit. D, at least 5000 iu/day and extra vit c 1000 mg 2x/day. It looks like you also have diabetes. Certain supplements like chromium and cinnamon may help. See http://www. Diabeteswellbeing. Com/diabetes-nutritional-supplements. Html. ...Read more
Lack of nutrients: Vitamins are essential nutrients for the cell. When there are deficiencies due to poor diet, disease, medications, or a toxic life style from smoking, drinking or stress, the cells cannot function normally. Vitamin d deficiency is common in many diseases. Correcting the deficiency is not enough. Cadmium is often the cause causing stress and inflammation. ...Read more