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Can You Drink Vitamin E Oil
Yes, but: Fat soluble vitamins like a,e an k are absorbed better with a fatty meal. B and C are water soluble and are better absorbed with water. While it's not unsafe to take them all together, you may get better absorption if you separate them as I've suggested. ...Read more
Stop worrying: You can't get hypervitaminosis D from sunlight as there's not enough precursor in your skin and sunlight turns it off -- this self-regulates. There has never been a case of clinical vitamin D toxicity from diet. A couple of labs are labeling high vitamin D levels "toxic"; most of the pathology community thinks this is misguided. Glad you've got some good habits; sunscreen as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i start taking vitamin A as a supplement to prevent acne? currently i take vitamin E and omega 3 fish oil.
No: It has little benefit and can be toxic in higher doses. ...Read more
What are other ways to improve a Vit. D deficiency without having to drink milk or take Vit. D supplement tablets? Thanks!
Sunlight/salmon/egg: 23 year old female asks; What other ways to improve Vit D deficiency without having to drink milk or take Vit D supplement tablets? Sunlight, direct sunlight to the skin for as little as 15 to 30 minutes can make up to 600 IU equivalent of Vit D in Diet/ Supplement. Other sources; salmon, tuna, egg yolk, fortified cereals, beef liver. Note, too much Vit D has side effects If >4000IU check with MD ...Read more
Can you explain if it's safe to take C4 extreme with multivitamin, fish oil and calcium supplement?
C4: C4 is a supplement mixture with no data to support its use. Multivites, fish oil and calcium supplements have at least some reason to think they will be a positive action. I personally wouldn't recommend taking c4 but have no more data support not recommending it than there is to say it is beneficial. Eat a good diet and have a good exercise program, the supplements might or might not help. ...Read more
Can u please advice me which foods contain vitamin K [for bone health],
secondly , which foods are high in vit d if i can't take dairy or much fish?Thanku
Vit K from greens &: One can get good amounts of vit k from dark leafy greens, esp. Kale, collards, spinach, beet, dandelion, turnip & mustard greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, scallions, lettuce, spinach, asparagus etc. Outside of fish it is difficult to get adequate vit d from food- we need about 4000-8000 units/day for optimal levels.This is best from sun mid april- mid oct., in winter months i advise supplements! ...Read more
It depends...: How much calcium depends on your diet ; type of calcium you take; with a healthy diet you may not need any (leafy greens are best source). 400 mg of calcium citrate can be as well-absorbed as 1200 mg of calcium carbonate. 400 iu of e is reasonable but only natural e with mixed tocopherols. 5000-8000 iu of d3 fall ; winter, maybe none spring ; summer if you get sun. Take 1000 mcg of k2 with d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take Citracal calcium+D3 vitamins with some cod liver oil?
I heard it might be too much vitamin D?
Vitamin D: The recommended amount of vitamin D per day is 1000unit (if your vitamin D level is normal), now the food you eat have vit D too so count the amount of bit D you take from ur food roughly and take the rest in form of a supplement, so if you are taking more than 1000-2000 unit a day you could develop toxicity. Cod liver oil has been linked to increase the death rate by 18% especially because of ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AVOID VITAMIN A: Vitamin A in pills is different from that in foods. All foods are OK and Isotretinoin is best absorbed if taken with a fatty meal. Otherwise you can take vitamins. But realize that people eating fruits and vegetables and dairy products derive no benefit from vitamin pills. Vitamin A IN PILLS increases side effects and risks of Accutane. Best to avoid vitamin pills. They are a waste for most of us, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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