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Can You Take Vitamin C If Allergic To Citrus
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
Can any doc explain if vitamin C supplements make you more prone to illness once you stop taking them?
Vitamin C: helps boost immunity so we are a little less likely to catch a cold when taking it. If we stop we loose that extra protection but it does not leave us weaker than before we started taking C. If you take C, be sure to take it in two doses rather than one since it only lasts about 12 hours in our body. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Allergy=a label; to: be blunt: a guess made by whomever, no matter training/degree. Allergy refers to a person's behavior, "presumed" in response to a "presumed" trigger. It this real solid science, or guess-work&marketing? Rarely the former; routinely the latter. Can humans alter behavior to any stimulus? Absolutely! What behaviors can they alter? All the behaviors humans are capable of. Is this reality? Absolutely. ...Read more
If coffee inhibits iron absorption, how long should I wait to take iron and vit c supplements or do I need to abstain from coffee?
Iron deficiency : If you have a poor iron status or are at high risk of iron deficiency, it would be prudent to avoid drinking both coffee and tea specially with meals. Regarding how long to take iron, this depends on your haemoglobin level and it is better to consult a hematologist if you have iron deficiency. ...Read more
The best source of: Vitamin d3 is to be in the sun each day w/arms ; legs exposed. That doesn't work in the winter. Barring this, supplementing w/d3 capsules is good. Ask your doc to check your d3 level and go from there so you will know the dose to take. The majority of us folks are low, especially darker skinned people. Peace and good health. Fatty fish, egg yolks, cheese, some meats are good food sources. ...Read more
If you have no vitamin deficiency , but take vitamins as recommended will that cause you to overdose?
Probably: "Eye supplements" often contain a large number of vitamins/micronutrients which may overlap with ingredients in a prenatal vitamin to result in higher-than-recommended doses of certain ingredients. Excess vitamin C is removed by the kidneys, but not all excesses can be removed by the body so easily. It would be better to take a daily prenatal vitamin and no further supplements while pregnant. ...Read more
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