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Multivitamin and mineral capsules, are they safe?

Multivitamin and mineral capsules, are they safe?

Unnecessary: They are usually not immediately unsafe as in poisonous, but they are generally not associated with improving health and are a waste of money unless prescribed by a knowledgeable physician for a specific reason such as pregnancy. Save your money and eat healthy, whole foods plus wild salmon. ...Read more

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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Are vitamins and supplements helpful for diabetics?

Are vitamins and supplements helpful for diabetics?

Diabetes: Please check w/your doctor first. Chromium helps balance blood sugar. Cinnamon is also good and you can get it in capsule form or sprinkle it on. Doctor can guide you because if you use these things it can throw of the dosage of meds you may be taking. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can i take multivitamins, fiber supplements, fish oil, and biotin vitamins at the same time?

Can i take multivitamins, fiber supplements, fish oil, and biotin vitamins at the same time?

Yes, But Why?: It is generally safe to take these vitamins and supplements, or they would have been taken off the market. However, they are almost always totally useless unless you have a specific vitamin deficiency, and can be a danger. Despite the sales propaganda, we are not mostly vitamin deficient as long as we have a reasonable diet. Save your money and buy a gym membership for the most benefit. ...Read more

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Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?

Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?

Some: The fish oil and prenatals are fine together. Ask your doctor how much calcium and vitamin d you need based on your diet. It may be worth getting a vitamin d level. If you need to take the additional calcium, it's probably best to take it apart from the prenatals, which also usually contain calcium. ...Read more

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Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

Yes: The fda 's many responsibilities include regulation of vitamins and supplements. Some critics feel the fda's regulations are too strict, while others feel they are not strict enough. Info from the fda on their role: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/dietarysupplements/consumerinformation/ucm110417.Htm see my comment for link to a article by joseph mercola md criticizing the fda for "attacking" supplements:. ...Read more

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What are effective l-arginine and vitamin d supplements?

What are effective l-arginine and vitamin d supplements?

Check it out: There are lots of products that sell l-arginine and vit. D. But the problem is that there is not good regulatory control so do your research on the brand you buy. ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: if you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...Read more

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Is prenetal supplements vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Is prenetal  supplements  vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Yes: Similac's brand of prenatal vitamins contain in one tablet, 600 units of vitamin D and 200 mg of DHA, which is an omega-3 oil. One can read the entire label at: http://similac.com/prenatal-care/prenatal-vitamins ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter prenatal vitamins or regular vitamins with quatrefolic?

Are there any over-the-counter prenatal vitamins or regular vitamins with quatrefolic?

Folic acid, sure!: Otc prenatal vitamins containing Folic Acid are available. I am not sure about 'quaterfolic'. The otc prenatals often contain only 800 mgs. Of Folic Acid and 1000 mgs is recommended to avoid neural tube defects in the fetus. That dosage is available by rx. ...Read more

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Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

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Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Depends: Vitamin a, e, d, and k are fat soluble and will accumulate: they have know overdoses that are toxic. B vitamins and c are water soluble - you excrete any excess in your urine. Regarding fish oils, the final data isn't known: here a reliable source: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/omega3. ...Read more

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Can I take calcium supplements with other dietary supplements?

Can I take calcium supplements with other dietary supplements?

Depends.: Taking calcium does not preclude you from taking other supplements like Folic Acid or vitamin d. But "dietary supplement" means different things to different people. It's best to take the supplements you're taking in to your doctor and have a discussion with them about their safety and efficacy. ...Read more

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Which vitamin and mineral supplements should everyone take?

None: Vitamin and mineral supplements are a great way to increase the profit of vitamin and mineral supplement suppliers and makers. Unless you have a very abnormal diet, or have a specific vitamin deficiency based on your genes, you do not need this. If you think you have a deficiency, ask your Doctor to test for that. Otherwise, save your money and use it to go to the gym more often. ...Read more

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What are good digestion-aide herbs and vitamins?

What are good digestion-aide herbs and vitamins?

Natural: I find that when my patients actually eat 5 servings of whole fruits and vegetable and consume 8 glasses of water daily it takes care of a lot of digestion issues related to constipation. ...Read more

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Do you take multivitamins alone or multivitamins and minerals?

Do you take multivitamins alone or multivitamins and minerals?

No minerals: I suggest a multivitamin without minerals, which are actually trace metals. Trace metals are supposed to be in your diet "in trace, " hence their name. Metals are easily oxidized make them "oxidants" which are the opposite of anti-oxidants. In other words, supplementing trace metals is probably not a good idea. ...Read more

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Are riboflavin and zinc considered vitamins, minerals?

Are riboflavin and zinc considered vitamins, minerals?

Yes: Riboflavin is also known as vit. B2 and is essential for good health. Zinc is an essential mineral. For basic information on the roles and sources of vitamins and minerals see http://www.Whale.To/a/vitaminmineral_chart.Html. ...Read more

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Are nutrilite supplements are good?? can i take those?

Are nutrilite supplements are good?? can i take those?

No health Benefit: First we do not ever promote or endorse any product here on Health Tap. Second, I know of no expert medical doctor here who would recommend vitamins to an otherwise healthy twenty year old male. There is some science now that most vitamins are of no health benefit or even that some high dose vitamins may be harmful to health. Good nutrition and good sleep and exercise are the best way to live. ...Read more

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What are some good quality iron supplements available?

What are some good quality iron supplements available?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin Deficiency (Definition)

A vitamin deficiency is when the body has low levels of one or more essential vitamins. Deficiencies of different vitamins can lead ...Read more


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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

Vitamins and supplements are compounds that are produced and ...Read more