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Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Can we take multivitamins with 100 % RDA daily and one neuroboin tab with each multivitamin. Neuroboib has b6, b12 and b1.Is it safe to take both?

Can we take multivitamins with 100 % RDA daily and one neuroboin tab with each multivitamin. Neuroboib has b6, b12 and b1.Is it safe to take both?

Unneccessary: B vitamins are all water-soluble, so excess is excreted in the urine. Therefore, it is generally safe to take extra B-vitamins, but there is no medical reason to do so, unless you have been diagnosed with a deficiency or are at risk of a deficiency due to certain medications or conditions. In general, try to get your nutrients from healthy foods. ...Read more

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Low ferritin 5.5 & b12, 241 my doctor isn't concerned? Would a daily multivitamin help rise these or do I need to take something for both of these?

Low ferritin 5.5 & b12, 241 my doctor isn't concerned? Would a daily multivitamin help rise these or do I need to take something for both of these?

More than that: Ms. Blum, based on this and an other question, you need to be treated for your nutritional deficiencies. If your current doctor is not responsive, it is appropriate to see a different doctor.
It may be that your intake is insufficient or that your intestines do not absorb nutrients properly, in either care consulting a gastroenterologist would do you good. ...Read more

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I take a generic brand womens multivitamin every morning. It makes me nauseous for 30 minutes to 2 hours after I take it. What could be causing this? I also take B12 5000 mcg and biotin 10000 mcg and suffer from gerd.

I take a generic brand womens multivitamin every morning. It makes me nauseous for 30 minutes to 2 hours after I take it. What could be causing this? I also take B12 5000 mcg and biotin 10000 mcg and suffer from gerd.

Eat: Multivitamins are loaded with vitamins and minerals, hence the name. They routinely cause upset stomach in many people. You can try taking them with food, this sometimes will alleviate or at least lessen the discomfort. Also trying a different brand can sometimes help. ...Read more

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Can I take multivitamins that contains Vit. B1 Vit. B2 Vit. B6 Vit. B12 Nicotinamide Calcium Pantothenate and Vit. C while pregnant?

Can I take multivitamins that contains Vit. B1 Vit. B2 Vit. B6 Vit. B12 Nicotinamide Calcium Pantothenate and Vit. C while pregnant?

Yes, however...: Every prenatal multivitamin contains all of those and more so this is definitely safe. However, the most important vitamin in a prenatal is Folic Acid (ideally as folinic acid or L-5-MTHF), esp. Important in the first few weeks of pregnancy. Also eat greens and beans/lentils for folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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I take 6 different vitamins daily. Is that bad? Or is it too much? I feel like I need them all (vitamin c, e, b12, b-complex, glucosamine, &multivitamins)

I take 6 different vitamins daily. Is that bad? Or is it too much? I feel like I need them all (vitamin c, e, b12, b-complex, glucosamine, &multivitamins)

Maybe: A good multivitamin will include c, e, b12, and b-complex so you are probably taking a lot of the same (and spending a lot of money... Vitamins are not cheap!). Glucosamine is good but you are too young to need it. If you feel like you need them, I would spend on a good multivitamin that has all that you need. I personally prefer to get vitamins from fresh foods as they are better absorbed. ...Read more

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Multivitamin has 100% daily vitamin B12 (6 mcg) and B6 (2 mg), and 50 mg magnesium. Can I still take b-complex drops and slowmag (magnesium chloride)?

Multivitamin has 100% daily vitamin B12 (6 mcg) and B6 (2 mg), and 50 mg magnesium. Can I still take b-complex drops and slowmag (magnesium chloride)?

Yes: The amounts that are in your multivitamin, so it is safe to take an additional b-complex and magnesium chloride. The question really should be if you need to take these. There are certain conditions for which it is a good idea to take a multivitamin or even higher dose vitamins/minerals/other supplement, but many people don't need to take anything additional over a healthy diet. ...Read more

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I would like to take a multivitamin. Can I also take extra vitamin d and B12 1000mcg with the multivitamin? I don't have much energy is the reason for the extra supplements.

I would like to take a multivitamin. Can I also take extra vitamin d and B12 1000mcg with the multivitamin? I don't have much energy is the reason for the extra supplements.

Supplements: B12 even if you get more it is not a problem will be washed out, Vit D can cause toxicity it taken too much. Both these vitamins levels could be easily checked with simple blood tests to relieve the doubts. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have GERD, Vegan and I want to take multivitamins& minerals, omega 3, iron b12 and calcium and vitamin D. Will my GERD become worse?

I have GERD, Vegan and I want to take multivitamins& minerals, omega 3, iron b12 and calcium and vitamin D. Will my GERD become worse?

Your doc can give: You something for it after he/she diagnoses it. You can also use dgl, available in the health food store. These capsules are licorice w/out an enzyme that raises blood pressure. They coat the lining of esophagus. Peace and good health. Apple cider vinegar is fine bt please make sure you use the "with the mother" on the label (peelings). Dilute w/water. Peace and good health.. ...Read more

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What might be wrong if my pee, poop and feet all smell sour? I take a daily B12 vitamin and multivitamin plus lamicatal and cymbalta (duloxetine)

What might be wrong if my pee, poop and feet all smell sour? I take a daily B12 vitamin and multivitamin plus lamicatal and cymbalta (duloxetine)

B vitamins stink!: B bitamins in particular, will make your urine smell. If you are taking both B12 and a multiple vitamin you are probably getting a pretty good dose and therefore are exuding the excess from your system. The bugs will stay away from you, but other than that, probably not of significant concern. ...Read more

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Can I take b12, and biotin with a multi vitamin?

Can I take b12, and biotin with a multi vitamin?

Probably safe.: Although I would check to see if the multivitamin has those ingredients in it also. If it does, then I would not duplicate. ...Read more

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Hello is it safe for me to take a multi vitamin in the morning then fish oil b12 and biotin at night?

Hello is it safe for me to take a multi vitamin in the morning then fish oil b12 and biotin at night?

Yes: There should be no problem with this combination. However, if you take other medications or have medical problems, then make sure your doctor knows that you are using these supplements. ...Read more

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What is generally considered better, multivitamin or something with B12 in it?

The Best Answer: Save your money, and use it for a gym membership. Exercise has proven health benefits. Multivitamins do not, and can be dangerous. If you have a proven specific vitamin deficiency, then take that vitamin only. ...Read more

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I have been taking 200 mcg of B6 and 1000 mcg of B12 on a daily basis for some time now. Is this safe/beneficial to do along with a multivitamin?

I have been taking 200 mcg of B6 and 1000 mcg of B12 on a daily basis for some time now. Is this safe/beneficial to do along with a multivitamin?

Why take pills?: Why take pills surrounded by a sheath when you can get the vitamins naturally surrounded by other vitamins, enzymes, co-enzymes, precursors, activators, antioxidants and other synergistic nutrients? See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb6-healthprofessional/ for excellent natural sources of b6. For b12, look no further than wild fish like alaskan salmon. ...Read more

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My multivitamin contains 300% vitamin B12. Is that too much?

My multivitamin contains 300% vitamin B12. Is that too much?

No.: If you ingest more vitamins b12 than you need, much is stored in the body, and the rest goes out in the urine. No problem. That is true of all other vitamins too, except E, D A, and K. ...Read more

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High folate and normal b12. Not taking anything but a multivitamin. What could cause this?

High folate and normal b12. Not taking anything but a multivitamin. What could cause this?

How high?: What do you mean by high folate? What you perceive to be high may well be normal. There is no toxicity with folate.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Green urine after multivitamin and B12 intake. Should I stop taking them?

Green urine after multivitamin and B12 intake. Should I stop taking them?

No: Is it green or deep yellow? In any case this is not a reason to stop taking the vitamins if your doctor prescribed these. If you taking these on your own, it would be useful to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can just taking a multivitamin reduce the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Can just taking a multivitamin reduce the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

It depends...: This depends on the cause of the deficiency. If it's due to a lack of B12 in your diet (b12 is primarily found in animal-derived foods) then taking a multivit. With B12 will help. However, many cases of B12 deficiency are caused by difficulty absorbing it, a condition called pernicious anemia. In that case, oral B12 won't help & you need injections &/or sublingual b12, ideally as methylcobalamin. ...Read more

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Will the vitamin B6 at least start up my period with the multivitamins and vitamin b12?

Will the vitamin B6 at least start up my period with the multivitamins and vitamin b12?

Not likely unless...: I don't know why you are not having periods but b6 is unlikely to help unless you have high prolactin levels. B6 may reduce high prolactin. Other supplements may help too but I advise a thorough evaluation, including thorough thyroid testing. See
http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/amenorrhea
and http://bit. Ly/1bogdxh. ...Read more

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I recently starting taking dr. Weil's multivitamin many of the dialy % is way over the maximum like vitamin b1, b6, b12, b2 vitamin C, is this ok?

I recently starting taking dr. Weil's multivitamin many of the dialy % is way over the maximum like vitamin b1, b6, b12, b2 vitamin C, is this ok?

Safe vitamins: All the "b" and c vitamins are water-soluble, so that your body will excrete any that it does not need. "% daily value" is a level the fda determines for preventing deficiencies, not to support optimal functioning. Amounts that exceed this "% daily value" would be what dr. Weil & company feel is more physiologically helpful and safe. For more about vitamin labels: http://tinyurl. Com/mpqbaj7. ...Read more

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What are the proper dosages for the following vitamins for 63 -year-old woman: multivitamin, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin E, omega 369, B12, magnesium?

What are the proper dosages for the following vitamins for 63 -year-old woman: multivitamin, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin E, omega 369, B12, magnesium?

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. Dose varies w/the other vitamins you mention. Need to know more. See www. Spectracell. Com for good micronutrient lab test info. Peace & good health. ...Read more

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Can CoQ10 be taken with a multi vitamin, vitamin C, B12?

Can CoQ10 be taken with a multi vitamin, vitamin C, B12?

Moderation please: You haven't told us what doses of each supplement you intend to take. ...Read more

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I'm taking sum prental vitamins call adult mutivitamin with B12 and vitamin c.It has 400 folic acid in it is that a good choice. I'm 13 weeks pregnant?

Folic Acid: The recommended daily intake of Folic Acid for all women of childbearing age is at least 400mcg. During pregnancy, the recommended dose jumps to 600mcg to 800mcg per day. Of course, some women's needs are different. If you have a family history of neural-tube defects, you should probably get 4, 000mcg of Folic Acid per day. Talk with your doctor about which pre-natal vitamin is right for you. ...Read more

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Is 1000mcg of B12 too much to take daily?

Maybe: The recommended daily allowance for a health adult is only 2.4 micrograms but depending on other health circumstances such as pernicious anemia or other reasons to have a B12 deficiency, the recommendation could go as high as 2000 micrograms. B12 is cleared by the kidney so taking too much is urinated out of your system. ...Read more

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What amount vitamin B12 should I take?

Depends: At your age if your intestinal track works okay you eat fish, chicken or meat at least three times a week, and you don't take any medicines like a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec for heartburn then you probably don't need any extra B12. Your doctor can confirm if you need. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Yes, however...: You don't say which medication but it is safe to take B12 with all medications, but it should not be taken at the same time as tetracycline (take at least an hour apart). Many medications reduce absorption & thus increase our need for B12.
I advise sublingual or chewable methylcobalamin.
See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b12-cobalamin
& http://bit. Ly/1cBhjvn. ...Read more

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How much vitamin B12 should one take daily?

Depends: It depends on how deficient you are. Usually 2000mcg/day is recommended. Taking a form that is under the tongue is better absorbed. Balance with a b-complex. Consider shots if your blood levels are below 500. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

No: This is a water soluble vitamin and the body will lose excess by urination. However moderation is an important rule of thumb and there is no reason to take more than 1, 000 units a day even in documented deficiency. ...Read more

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Can I take b12 supplements and co q10 together?

Can I take b12 supplements and co q10 together?

Yes: Hi, Thank you for your question.

I've taken it together before. Also I couldn't find any interactions.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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How long does it take to reverse a B12 deficiency?

As soon as you: Receive an injection of B12 the deficiency will be relieved. However it may take time for some of the effects of B12 deficiency, such as neuropathy and low blood counts to correct. ...Read more

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I was wondering if B12 is good to take for anemia..

I was wondering if B12 is good to take for anemia..

B12: B12 replacement is very helpful in patients who suffer from anemia and can help with fatigue, neuropathy, balance and memory functions as well. I use it frequently. ...Read more

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