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Can You Take Spirulina In Addition To A Multivitamin
Yes, in fact wise: Most multivitamins only have 30 iu of vitamin e, which is the rda, but many nutrition experts advise taking 400-800 iu/day. It is important to take a natural e with mixed tocopherols- there is a good deal of research showing the benefits of natural e (d-alpha tocopherol) but synthetic e (dl-alpha tocopehol) appears to be hazardous. If your mulitvit. Has synthetic e switch to a different one! ...Read more
I have low iron and need to take a supplement can you make a recommendation? In addition how many mgs would be appropriate
Ferrous Sulfate: The dose depends on whether you have anemia (low hemoglobin) or not. If it is only for prophylaxis (prevention) then ferrous sulfate 325mg tablets once a day should be enough. If you are anemic, you may need to take ferrous sulfate 325mg up to 3 times a day. Keep in mind that iron can make you constipated and turn your stool color dark to black. Make sure to follow up with your primary doctor! ...Read more
I am taking a vitamin b complex supplement daily, can I take a daily multi vitamin in addition to that and if so what would you recommend i take?
Yes: While b complex is often helpful, it doesn't have the many other essential nutrients found in a multivit. As long as the total amount of b6 in both supplements doesn't exceed 200 mg (which is unlikely) it's safe to take both, though it may not be necessary to take an extra b complex if you get a good multivitamin. There are many good brands- see http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 any in the top 30 are great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take vitamin a pills with a daily mulitvitamin if i also take fish oil capsules? Would they be a good alternative for acne medication?
Poor alternative: You'll need to take enough vitamin A to make yourself sick (and I mean SICK) before you can expect it to clear your acne. Get a topical retinoic acid derivative for your skin rather than the overkill approach that systemic administration offers. If this doesn't clear you, get with your personal physician for help. Fish oil's your business -- the recent studies are disappointing. ...Read more
Is it better to take a daily multivitamin, or to take juiceplus brand supplements (anyone familiar with these? )? Or perhaps it's best to take both?
Both helpful: Studies have supported the benefits of taking a multivitamin a day. Taking too many separate vitamins, without any vitamin deficiency, may cause hypervitaminosis syndrome, which may lead to adverse effects. Vitamins, usually do not increase energy. Combining a healthy diet and 1 pill of a multivitamin per day is fine. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take zinc, b-complex, flaxseed oil and probiotics daily? If so in what order should they be taken?
Yes but . . .: There's no study proving any benefit from taking any or all of the supplements you've noted. Well, no large randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, studies (unless laboratory-proven deficient). Maybe a few observational ones but that's about it. Therefore, it's not clear that any specific order is better than another. If you're concerned, ask prescribing doc for his/her recommendation. ...Read more
Can you take prenatal vitamins for no particular reason, or would that overdose you with vitamins?
Not harmful: A prenatal vitamin would not be harmful. However, if you get a good, balanced diet, you would not need it, with one exception; a supplement of 400 micrograms daily of folate (folic acid) (found in multivitamins and prenatal vits) is recommended for women even before they get pregnant to reduce the risk of some birth defects in the babies. A good iphone resource for preventive topics is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
Depends: Any water soluble vitamin can be tolerated in excess doses. These would be c, b's. Vitamin a, k, d and e are fat soluble so can accumulate to dangerous levels if taken in excess of approved doses. Read labels and stay at or below the daily requirements of the fat solubles. See http://www.Ext.Colostate.Edu/pubs/foodnut/09315.Html. ...Read more
Help! need to know if there's anything in the store that can top nutrilites multi vitamins and minerals for a better price?
Food: A well balanced diet is a good start. A good multivitamin often suffices. In china they advise everyone over 40 to take vit d3. In this country, or at least in my neck of the woods, in my experience roughly 80 percent of people over the age of 40 are running a deficit. That and B12 need to be checked (blood test). I also recommend that people consider taking 500 to 600 mg of vitamin c. ...Read more
Unknown: The theoretical benefits on omega-3 supplements (antiplatelet effects, lowering triglycerides, membrane potential stabilization ) have not been substantiated in controlled trials to show longterm survival/health benefits. Pharmaceutical grade omega -3's (lovaza) have shown therapeutic benefits in hypertriglyceridemia. ...Read more
Is it ok to take one a day mens multivitamin with celexa (citalopram)? Also can you chew the vitamin or do you have to swallow it whole?
When taking vitamin D, is it also good to take it with magnesium? What would be the ideal daily qty for botj of these as supplements?
Good idea: Many people are deficient in both Magnesium and Vitamin D3. It's always better to measure your levels to know how much to supplement. It's nearly impossible to over supplement so it's safe to try 4000 IU of vitamin D3 and 400 mg of Magnesium per day (don't use Mag Oxide, find any other form). If you are deficient in vitamin D you should take vitamin K2 (200mcg) and vitamin A (2000 IU)/day. ...Read more
Yes: The usda rec 7-13 servings of fruits and vegetables/day. If you eat these then your vitamin levels should be ok. But, vitamin d which is mainly produced in the body after sun exposure is low in most people due to our modern way of living (we are almost always under a roof protected from the sun). Also make sure your product is nsf certified. www.drbarretojuiceplus.com. ...Read more
Likely yes; however: There is no harm in taking them together; however, b vitamins are commonly nauseating. Therefore, taking them together may increase the risk of nausea. I would suggest taking them at different times to prevent nausea and to minimize a large peak of b vitamins. Several smaller doses make the vitamin available throughout the day. ...Read more
Yes: Don't expect miracles from stacker 3, and i hope you are not investing too much money or hope in this. Vegetarians need to take a cheap vitamin-mineral supplements and iron and vitamin d are in short supply with many lifestyles. So a cheap drugstore-chain multivitamin-with-minerals isn't unreasonable. ...Read more
Please doctor can you recommend me a goood and safe vitamins or supplement to take it to my practice cause I'm a professional swimmer?
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