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Are food based chewable gummy vitamins safer than artificially made vitamins? I am considering a food based calcium chewable gummy supplement.

Are food based chewable gummy vitamins safer than artificially made vitamins? I am considering a food based calcium chewable gummy supplement.

We hAve no data: there is no published data on the comparison of these kind of products. The FDA studied branded drugs but these are not drugs and I'm not tested. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Bariatrics (Definition)

Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...Read more


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Are american vitamin food supplements safe to take?

Mostly: There is no regulation or oversight in this area since the supplement lobby got congress to pass a bill forbidding the fda to even look at these products. Most however are very safe as the manufacturers are sensitive to toxicity and hazards. However few have ever been tested for potency or effectiveness and most fail such testing. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Are GNC multivitamins worth taking?

Are GNC multivitamins worth taking?

Any multivitamin: Although healthy food has all or most of required vitamins , supplement is advised with presumption of inadequate in take of vitamins. All vitamins tablets ( or capsules ) are same unit for unit, the cheep over the counter ones or the expensive hyped up advertisement ones. Over use will have side effects. ...Read more

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Are vitamin tablets vegetarian friendly?

Are vitamin tablets vegetarian friendly?

Some are, some not: Vitamins tend to be mostly vegetarian, but some contain animal-derived products, especially vitamin a which may come from fish oil. Also, some vitamins are in gelatin-based gel-caps. Read the ingredients and avoid gel-caps. A quality multivitamin will usually state on the label if it is appropriate for vegetarians. ...Read more

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Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Yes and no: They have enough Folic Acid to be helpful, but they lack iron. Supplemental iron is very important. Many women start pregnancy with low iron already, and then the baby continues to take from you. You should find some iron supplement that you can take with these. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins with dha

Prenatal vitamins with dha

YES: Dha may increase your baby's IQ by up to 10 points. It is now recommended to have this included with your prenatal vitamin. Docosahexaenoic acid (dha) is an omega-3 fatty acid which helps with nervous system development in the fetus. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitimins considered a calcium supplement?

Are prenatal vitimins considered a calcium supplement?

Not alone: Most prenatal vitamins contain only small amounts of calcium (~300mg) because the calcium molecule is too big to put in a combination pill. You and your doctor will need to review your dietary calcium intake, and see whether you also need a calcium supplement in addition to your prenatal vitamin. Between diet & supplement you need 1000mg calcium/day. Can get in dairy products, leafy greens, etc. ...Read more

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Should kids take vitamin supplements?

Should kids take vitamin supplements?

No: A balanced diet will take care of vitamin requirements. Vitamin supplements would be a waste of money. ...Read more

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Is taking two flintstone vitamins equal to a prenatal vitamin?

No not the same: No it is not equal and you can not substitute flintstones for prenatal vitamins. ...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 vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

NO!: I strongly advise everyone take a quality multivitamin as the vast majority of americans don't get adequate vitamins & minerals from their diet, but vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Fruits & veggies have a complex mix of hundreds of phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonols & anthocyanins that aren't found in vitamin supplements. Eat fruits/veggies of all colors for good health! ...Read more

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Do chewable gummy multivitamins get properly absorbed as much as regular USP verified tablet multivitamins?

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

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VitC 2000mg.Calcium 220 mg.Oysco 1000/500D.Biotin 6000mcg.VitA10,000.Plaqunil.Zyrtec.Singular.Xyzal.Gabapntin.safe?

VitC 2000mg.Calcium 220 mg.Oysco 1000/500D.Biotin 6000mcg.VitA10,000.Plaqunil.Zyrtec.Singular.Xyzal.Gabapntin.safe?

Hard to say: You are on two medications (Plaquinil and Gabapentin) which can be associated with side effects and thus the question whether is safe or not depends on the perspective related to risk/benefit ratio. However there is no evidence that vit A or even vit C supplements are beneficial and thus I would consider stopping these two. ...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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Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Probiotics: Yes, can be healthy, especially if you are taking any antibiotics. ...Read more

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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

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Is 10, 000 iu vitamin a (as retinyl palmitate and 50% beta-carotene) too much for pregnant women? My bariatric multivitamin has that much. I'm worried.

Is 10, 000 iu vitamin a (as retinyl palmitate and 50% beta-carotene) too much for pregnant women? My bariatric multivitamin has that much. I'm worried.

Not too much: Pregnant women should take about 4000-6000 units of vit a in pregnancy but you have been only taking 5000 iu, as beta-carotene is not vitamin a but a benign precursor. Too little vit a can be as serious a problem as too much. It sounds like your level is fine. See http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women.Html congratulations! ...Read more

Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more