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Do chewable gummy multivitamins get properly absorbed as much as regular USP verified tablet multivitamins?
Probably: Not all gummy vitamins are created equal and some are undoubtedly better than others, but they should contain high quality vitamins in a different base than tablets. The fact that they are chewable may increase their absorbability, but i don't know any objective research on their absorption so this is all just an educated guess. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a multivitamin, omega-3 supplement, probiotic, vitamin D3, vitamin K2, and my SSRI antidepressant together daily?
why do you need so many supplements. If you are taking a mixed diet, , none of the supplements other than vitamin D3 are doing you any good.
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
On prenatal vitamins at the same tym taking Alli diet pills. As a result, I have to take centrum every nyt. Centrum contains 400mcg follic acid. Safe?
Rec: Change Strategy: Why the belief, other than marketing, that you "need" extra vitamins? Buyer beware always applies; look for my answer “...Good idea to take a multivitamin daily...”. Alli not very effective & ? GI problems, etc. Better: 1. Cut carbs & quantity. Study nusi.Org, videos: "sugar: the bitter truth" & “how the government makes you fat” 2. Avoid otc products. 3. Find great md, ex & maybe:victoza+/-symlin. ...Read more
Can u take folic acid tablets and multi vitamins tablet containing folic acid each day? Is that over dosing?
Depends: Dose depends on the condition being treated (anemia, sprue, pregnancy). Generally a total intake more than 1 (one) mg a day is associated with a higher incidence of side effects like loss of appetite, nausea, gas, abd pain, irritability, etc. Check with your fp if you have further questions about safe amount of folic acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ferritin level is 19. Is 150 mg iron polysaccharide (feramax supplement) + 35 mg ferrous fumarate (pre natal vits) safe daily iron dose for female?
Yes u can.: If u eat healthy and nutritious food, u really don't have to take extra vitamin supplements.Stay active and enjoy life.Take care and god bless u! http://www.Webmd.Com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/vitamins-minerals-how-much-should-you-take. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc prescribed Carafate for my gastritis. I'm taking propranolol, synthroid, omeprazole, amitiza, (lubiprostone) fish oil, multi vitamin daily. Any interactions?
Is it safe to take Prilosec, glucosamine, msm, chondroiton, chlorophyll, calcium citrate, multi vitamin, and vitamin d together and daily?
Multiple meds: That is a big load of meds. Some, such as Vitamin D, do not need a prescription or blood test. Over-the counter vitamin D is inexpensive and does not need a prescription. Even better it is already in your milk and you don't really need to buy Vitamin D separately. Do you really need all the others? Look up "NuVal" on the web and see what foods are best for you rather than meds. ...Read more
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
Yes: Most biologically active substances lose potency over time. The expiration date is not always accurate but unless you know better, you should follow it. By the way, why are you even taking such pills. Unless you are pregnant or plan to be, there is no need. Get what you need from food and sun. ...Read more
Is it ok to take together multivitamin calcium600mg+VD3 500 magnesium250 mg fish oil+VD3 2000 biotin1000 Claritin coconut oil 1000mg? On low carb diet
MVI (multivitamin) + Fe: Taking a multivitamin and iron at the same time is fine. The acidity in vitamin c helps you absorb iron better so that is good to take too. Just be careful you aren't taking anything that interferes with iron absorption at the same time, like calcium, tea, zinc, or acid-blockers like pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec, or prevacid. ...Read more
Are food based chewable gummy vitamins safer than artificially made vitamins? I am considering a food based calcium chewable gummy supplement.
Could you take prenatal vitamins that contain biotin, choline, inositol, and fumaric acid name of vitamin brand nordic berries?
I do not: Like the formula. They contain 9 grams of carbohydrate and the amount of thiamin (as are the doses of all the vitamins) is too low to metabolize that amount of carb. You can look it up on line. This expresses an incredible ignorance of industry in vitamins and foods. In pregnancy, first you need a pristine diet and the vitamin supplementation should be ordered by your ob/gyn. ...Read more
My prenatal multivitamin has Folate-800mcg;Ca-150 mg;Iron-27mg;VitB12-4mcg;Vit A-4000IU,excluding few vitamins. Should I increase/decrease dose of any?
Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?
For faster hair growth can I consume 5000mg biotin , prenatal or folic acid , multivitamins, 3000mg fish oil pills daily? Is is safe?
Yes, safe but...: Taking all of the things you mention is quite safe. However, there is no guarantee this will result in faster hair growth; if you are deficient in any of those (which is actually quite common) then it should help somewhat; if not deficient then it won't do much for your hair but may still have other health benefits. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule for more re: benefits of vitamins. ...Read more
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