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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Zinc Supplement In Addition To Multivitamin

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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My multivitamin has 15mg zinc in it. Can I have more zinc supplement to help with my acne? If so how often n what is right dosage outside regular diet

My multivitamin has 15mg zinc in it. Can I have more zinc supplement to help with my acne? If so how often n what is right dosage outside regular diet

Zinc for acne: Some studies suggest 30mg twice a day for a month and then 30mg daily may help. However, too much zinc can lead to anemia and immune suppression. Let your doctor know what you are taking. ...Read more

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I have been training in the gym for 2 years, I have been taking supplement like whey protein 20g twice a day, carbolic 50g, multivitamin, zinc, fishoil. Do any of these have side effect? I'm taking 150g of protein daily and my weight is90kg height181

I have been training in the gym for 2 years, I have been taking supplement like whey protein 20g twice a day, carbolic 50g, multivitamin, zinc, fishoil. Do any of these have side effect? I'm taking 150g of protein daily and my weight is90kg height181

There is no way: That we can provide you the info you are seeking in 400 characters or less. Consider breaking this down into one supplement per submission. If you want to handle all in one swoop - consider Health Tap Concierge. ...Read more

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Would it be best to take iron as a single supplement or a multivitamin?

Would it be best to take iron as a single supplement or a multivitamin?

See details: Unless you are iron deficient it is better not to take it at all. ...Read more

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My daily multivitamins contains 30mg of iron and in the same time I take a iron supplement 80mg. Is it good?

Depends how anemic: Or iron deficient you are? Also, if you are actually absorbing all the iron that you're taking? If you're doctor put you on an iron supplement because of a certain diagnosis, then you need to discuss whether it's too much or not. Most multivitamins have the least amount (minimum) that won't interfere with absorption of other trace minerals or supplements. So, it's best to start with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can my 20 mnth old take disney princess gummies multivitamin n mineral supplements on bottle says 2 and older?

Can my 20 mnth old take disney princess gummies multivitamin n mineral supplements on bottle says 2 and older?

Instructions: Are you asking us to go against all science and the trusted daily recommended dosing for these products? I would wait till your child has reached the approximate age that is recommended. These recommendations are not arbitrary. ...Read more

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My multivitamin has 15 mcg of biotin. Would it be okay to take an additional biotin supplement with 1000 mcg? Or is that too much?

My multivitamin has 15 mcg of biotin. Would it be okay to take an additional biotin supplement with 1000 mcg? Or is that too much?

Totally safe but...: It is totally safe to take; no toxic doses are known and research on doses of 16, 000 mcg/day safely lowers blood sugar in diabetics: http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/
biotin is found in many foods ; deficiency is rare. Deficiency causes problems with hair ; nails but it's not yet proven that large amounts help more than small amounts, though many try it for this. ...Read more

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Ok, is " men's 1 a day " pro edge, a good multivitamin/multimineral supplement good to take? I heard on a tv show that its not, is that true.

Ok, is " men's 1 a day " pro edge, a good multivitamin/multimineral supplement good to take? I heard on a tv show that its not, is that true.

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. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a multivitamin supplement while using the prescription metformin?

Is it okay to take a multivitamin supplement while using the prescription metformin?

Yes: Not a bad idea. No need to spend too much money on vitamins. If you are a vegetarian, you must supplement & know exactly what you're doing. If you're on metformin for something related to glucose intolerance, the vitamins may help you with the fitness program that you may be advised to undertake. ...Read more

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Is there an optimal time of day to take a multivitamin supplement?

Vitamins: If you can tolerate it, take the multivitamin on an empty stomach one hour before a meal. ...Read more

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Some people say taking multivitamins daily is bad but some say it is good. Confused here. Should I take a good supplement and minerals daily or not?

Not in place of food: A multivitamin in itself is not bad for you. The problem is that people often try to replace nutrients from food with vitamins. They are not the same. The goal is to get as much of your daily needs met by what you eat. Since this is not always possible, daily multivitamins can help. But it is dangerous to self administer large doses of any vitamin or mineral because toxicity can occur. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can I take iron supplement with multivitamin contain iron?

Yes: You can if your doctor prescribes it. If you have a condition requiring iron supplementation then by all means do so under the guidance of your physician. Most multivitamins only contain a small amount of iron, and you may need more if you are iron deficient. Always follow the advice of a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take multivitamins & calcium supplements while taking quinapril?

Is it ok to take multivitamins & calcium supplements while taking quinapril?

Listen to your body: Quinapril is given for elevated blood pressure. Eating 6 equal meals followed each time by doing some relaxation training for 5 minutes and getting good exercise like pretend skipping rope are the life style changes that help blood pressure normalize. Correcting nutritional deficiencies with a mult vitamin and mineral can be helpful: vit d, vit k2, magnesium, potassium, and iron may be needed. ...Read more

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I just bought a supplement of a biotin 10, 000 mcg with keratin 100mg, I also am taking multivitamin, can I take those two together?

I just bought a supplement of a biotin 10, 000 mcg with keratin 100mg, I also am taking multivitamin, can I take those two together?

Yes, you can: There are no drug interactions between biotin, keratin and multivitamins. If concerned you should always consult with your doctor and ask for his advice. ...Read more

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What multivitamin supplements I should take? Overall healthy based on physical exam and labs but diet is not very balanced or varied. I'm 30 yo female

Cheapest: Take the cheapest multivitamin you can find in the corner pharmacy. There's no reason to think the supplement will improve your health, and there's not a spit's worth of difference among them. ...Read more

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Can I take greent tea with multivitamin (b+. Zinc, vit c, vit e) thanks?

Can I take greent tea with multivitamin (b+. Zinc, vit c, vit e) thanks?

A balance: Diet is all you really need, good sleep, exercise. Tea has some benefits, no harm mixing with other items. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy for me to take a multivitamin and a vitamin E supplement?

Would it be healthy for me to take a multivitamin and a vitamin E supplement?

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

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Please answer! What multivitamins/supplements do you take yourself each day?

Please answer! What multivitamins/supplements do you take yourself each day?

Vitamins Supplements: Vitamins & Supplements are a multimillion dollar business with very little evidence of benefit. I personally take a baby aspirin for Cardiac protection & Vitamin D3 1000 IU/d. Most are Vit D deficient. I rec'd Vitamin D3 1000 IU/d. Eating a healthy diet with fruits and vegies is the best way to get your vitamins. Unfortunately Vit D not found in most food in high enough quantities ...Read more

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Help please! When is the perfect time to take multivitamins and minerals supplements?

Best to pick a: Time that is easy to remember and when you will actually have time to take them. It can be day or night. ...Read more

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Would it be fine to take 3 or more different multivitamins and food supplement at a time???

Would it be fine to take 3 or more different multivitamins and food supplement at a time???

Maybe ok, unless...: It is ok to take several multivitamins and supplements at the same time, UNLESS those vitamins and supplements are not needed (because the person is already getting enough of those items via his foods and drinks). So, the answer depends on knowing what is needed, and what's in each tablet. If there is not a vitamin deficiency, then one should not take more than the total daily recommended amount. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Yes: Yes, watch though for the contents of your multi vitamin as you want to avoid over exposure to any vitamin or trace element that can be present also in your calcium pill. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take abc plus multivitamins supplements (100 tablets). And is it right that it shouldn't be taken in hot weather? Thanks in advance

Is it safe to take abc plus multivitamins supplements (100 tablets). And is it right that it shouldn't be taken in hot weather? Thanks in advance

Better choices: It will probably help more than hurt but there are much better multivitamins available. I am not a fan of it because it has synthetic vit e, which is appears harmful, & toxic additives like titanium dioxide & artificial colors. See http://www. Multivitaminguide. Org/ for independent ratings of 101 different brands- any in the top 40 are great! And no reason not to take vitamins in hot weather. ...Read more

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Is there safe multivitamins supplements that I can take to substitute for not being eating enough fruits which are rich in vitamins. For me and wife

Is there safe multivitamins supplements that I can take to substitute for not being eating enough fruits which are rich in vitamins. For me and wife

Fruits & Vegetables: Are best of course. In addition powdered greens that contain many fruits and vegetables, a scoopful of which can be put in water daily can help. Peace and good health. One product is called "Greens First." ...Read more

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Mvi (Definition)

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