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Can Expired Vitamins Make You Sick
Depends: Vitamin a, e, d, and k are fat soluble and will accumulate: they have know overdoses that are toxic. B vitamins and c are water soluble - you excrete any excess in your urine. Regarding fish oils, the final data isn't known: here a reliable source: http://nccam. Nih. Gov/health/omega3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hmmm....: Whether an expired medication is safe or not depends on the medication, the patient, and how long it has been expired. Officially, people should not use expired medications. Occasionally, the medication chemistry changes with age and becomes harmful. Even if vitamin tablets don't change much over the course 14 months since expiration, a U.S. doctor is unlikely to recommend taking them. ...Read more
Probiotics: I would start with adding probiotics to improve your digestion and boost immune function. ...Read more
My boyfriend get sick at least 2 or 3 times a month, is there any vitamins he could take to help his sistem to be stronger?
MANY proven to help!: Research shows that vitamins a, b complex (esp. B6, B12 & folic acid) c, d, e & k all enhance immune function. Bioflavonoids & minerals like zinc are also important for immune function. Many herbs like astragalus, ashwagandha, andrographis & medicinal mushrooms like coriolus help. Proboost thymus hormone works well. I recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md for detailed info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multivitamins: Vitamins can be very hard on the stomach. If you are getting good nutrition you really do not need these unless your physician is worried about iron levels or malnutrition. It is okay to stop the vitamins and it is okay to experiment with other brands to see if they are less hard on your tummy. ...Read more
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MarketingNoSuchThing: Vitamins are all single molecules (look up on Google images) which are so common in vast majority of foods which humans have long eaten. Humans have not maintained every gene to make every protein enzyme to make them (generally missing only 1 of many steps) out of other molecules. Vitamins serve as helpers for cells to perform specific intracellular chemical reactions. Marketed for $, not health. ...Read more
Heck no!: You should never take expired vitamins or prescribed medications. ...Read more
Decreased dose: By using expired prenatal vitamins, you may not be getting the full dose intended. Talk to your physician. ...Read more
Yes!: While its ok to take vitamins at night without food. It's important to remember that certain vitamins are far soluble. That means that they will not be absorbed well if you are on an empty stomach. So, if you eat dinner a little earlier and then take your vitamins at bed time, it should be ok ...Read more
I am sick a lot of the time. Taking airborne 3 times a day a good thing or should I get my vitamins through actual fruits and vegetables?
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. Fresh fruits and veg better because enzymes still alive. Please see doc. Your immunity is probably low. Natural way to boost is w/mushroom caps. ...Read more
Went 2 hosp feeling ill. Found out I had low magnesium. Is a 1.6 magnesium level dangerous? Was given mag via iv. What is a good daily vitamin amount?
No really: "1.6" is just a number and I'm sure the er doctor did not just treat a number. You must have had some signs/symptoms of low magnesium. Diarrhea & alcohol are some common causes. See your doctor, internist or nephrologist to determine if and why you have low magnesium before starting supplementation. ...Read more
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