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Could I Gain Weight On Nature Made Multivitamins
Probably NOT: Multivitamins aid in metabolism but will not cause weight gain per se. Weight gain is governed by extra calories taken in minus calories needed for the body to function. However, one medical condition =hyperthyroidism causes a 'hyper-metabolic state' causing weight loss and other symptoms. Thyroid blood tests should be checked if unexplained weight gain/loss is noted. ...Read more
I have always tried gaining weight by taking multivitamins but I am still underweight. What is the best thing I could do to gain weight?
Multivitamin?: Multivitamins will not make u gain weight. Calories will. ...Read more
No, I know of no vitamins that make you gain weight; some may occ. Help weight loss a bit by boosting metabolism.
However, I consider Centrum a poor-quality vit.; many of its nutrients are in suboptimal doses & poorly absorbed. It has many ingredients (like aluminum and titanium dioxide) that are toxic!
See http://tinyurl. Com/hjyknjq
for independent ratings of 101 vits &http://tinyurl. Com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more
Considering trying a multivitamin to gain weight. I am 24 years old.5'6 n 110lbs. Completely underweight?
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can check for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods (such as egg white, chicken breast, salmon; and olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, ...). Taking a daily multivitamin is fine to do. Some exercise is good too. ...Read more
I want to know what is the best multivitamin that helps with increasing appetiate and helps with weight gain?
↑or↓ Wt. GainAllSales: There is lots of marketing claiming all kinds of things, largely based on only isolated, idiosyncratic observations, not carefully designed clinical trails implementing good scientific methods ; rechecked to verify consistency of outcomes. Why? Science is complex ; expensive; who is going to pay? Plus all otc products exempted by federal law, dshea act 1994. Mainstream evid. Most MVI (multivitamin) do little. ...Read more
I read somewhere that iron tablets should be taken along with some other med or multivitamin etc and that iron pills make u gain weight. Is this true?
Some recommend that taking iron tablet or capsule with vit c will increase the absorption of iron but it is not necessary. Iron pills can be taken on empty stomach or with a light meal and water
no iron pills by themselves do not make you gain weight. But some people who are iron deficient, when that is corrected may start eating more and as a result gain weight. ...Read more
Hi my age is 38 and I want to gain my weight especially some mass on my face cheeks. Kindly suggest some good medicine or multivitamin or diet.
Need more info: It is important to understand that there is no way to guarantee where your weight will deposit. It is important to focus on being healthy. Thus for something of this nature I recommend a personal sit down for one on one counseling. Increased calories will cause weight gain- but you need to take in the right types of calories. As a 38yr old man a one a day multivitamin is good to take. ...Read more
When should I take fish oil to loss weight? & the best time to take multivitamin not to gain weight?
Weight loss: Neither will lead to any known benefit ;save money and eat fewer calorie's along with increased exercise for actual weight loss! ...Read more
I'm so thin and im breastfeeding mom, what multivitamins should I take to gain my weight or to become fat?
One increases: Calories to gain weight - one doesn't increase vitamins. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered ...Read more
I gain weight 10 kilos, after taking enbrel (etanercept) 50mg weekly, inh 300mg, calcium + vit. D, trihemic, multi vitamins, vit 6, so what is the problem, what can I do?
Food QuantityChoices: None of the medication tools you mention have any particular track record for promoting weight gain, or loss. Weight 90% food quantity & type, exercise minor. Carbs most fattening, proteins less so, fats (of natural origin, animal or plant) less & bulky low nutrient density veggies, e.g. Lettuce, the least. Weigh to 0.1 lb accuracy daily, record wt. & track what choices do & do not work. ...Read more
Can I safely take succinic acid to help with menopausal symptoms, especially weight gain? I take a multi-vitamin and cranberry supplement daily.
Safe but not proven: I know of no evidence that succinic acid helps with weight gain related to menopause. It is a component of amberen, which claims to have studies showing it helps hot flashes, headaches & anxiety, but even they don't claim their studies show it helps weight loss. I am skeptical about it helping but it seems safe to try (though I am concerned it contains msg). See comment:. ...Read more
Can I take a one a days womens multivitamin along with a nature made stress complex b? Even though my multivitamin has some of the bs in it.
Possibly: I believe I answered this question before. You don't tell us which multivitamin so we don't know what it contains -- or how much of each. Generally the b vitamins are safe, but you need to add up totals. Some people can develop sensory neuropathy if taking more than 100-200 mg vit b6/day. Http://ods. Od.nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb6-healthprofessional/ Niacin (b3) can cause flushing @ >50mg/dose. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a one a day womens multivitamin along with a nature made stress b complex vitamin? I was told I could because the bs you would pee
Vitamins: I don't know what kind of multivitamin you're talking about -- different ones have different contents and fillers. As long as you are not sensitive to corn or other fillers in it, nature made stress b complex should be fine. Be sure to look at how much vit c is in your other vitamin, because your "b complex" has 500 mg in it also. You can get loose stools from more vit c than you can tolerate. ...Read more
I take a natures made multivitamin that contains soy lithium and soybean oil. Will this cause ED and infertility in men?
Unlikely: I know of no evidence for such a causal relationship. The amount of soy in a multivitamin is unlikely to cause either ED or infertility. Both the coreg (carvedilol) and the clonodine you are taking can lower BP, and clonodine has known side effects that affect sexual function. Talk with your doctor about side effects of your meds, and consider a consult with a health psychologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more
I'm a diabetic & I have hypertension hbp and my doctor told me to get nature made multivitamin for her for fatigue and I wanna know is ok to take?
I bought "ALIVE" Energy Multivitamin from Nature's Way. Would love to know If Is beneficial taking these along with a fish oil daily? Is this item ace
There's some controversy but the bulk of opinion is that taking a multivitamin is not beneficial except for certain specific populations who are nutritionally deficient. Here's one example: http://archinte. Jamanetwork. Com/article. Aspx? Articleid=1105975
Fish oil also is not advised unless you have a triglyceride level of >500 mg/dl. If you're interested in good health, exercise and stay normal wt ...Read more
Can a multivitamin make you feel a bit sick to your stomach? I was taking natures way 50+ energy for men. Had vegi herbs in them. Felt bloated also.
YES: Virtually any pill can cause stomach upset ; multivits can do this. The ingredients in multivits most likely to cause nausea are b vitamins ; zinc. You've chosen a good-quality vitamin. It's less likely to cause a problem when taken after a meal. You might be sensitive to one of the herbs. If it still causes stomach upset after a meal try different brands until you find one that agrees with you. ...Read more
Is it safe to use multivitamins over long term? I am male 28 years old 180 lbs weight and 5 feet 8 inch height. Pls let me know
Safe and wise: It's not only safe but wise. According to the ama "it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements; suboptimal levels of vitamins, even well above those causing deficiency syndromes, are risk factors for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis." (http://bit. Ly/14tmfiq) the recent studies claiming vits don't work used low amounts of poor-quality vits. ...Read more
I'm 26, 64 kilos started useing orlistat 120mg to lose weight if I use multivitamins is the dosage ok for me? If I use it for 1month will I get results
Dietary intake: Orlistat keeps some fat that you eat from being absorbed by your body. It is used with a reduced-calorie diet and weight maintenance to treat obesity in people with certain risk factors (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol or triglycerides). You will lose weight if you limit your intake and increase your consumption of calories by exercise. Helpful drugs are only temporary. ...Read more
Hiii doctor my age is 22 and my weight is about 50kg and I look weak I used multivitamins for months but it doesn't work?
Depends on the goal: In the U.S., people rarely "look weak" due from a reason solvable by taking multivitamins. Much of our food here is fortified with vitamins, so we don't see many problems of vitamin deficiency. That means the vitamins may be working just fine, and a person will "look just as weak" as before taking vitamins. It means that "looking weak" may have nothing to do with vitamins. A doctor can evaluate. ...Read more
Wieght loss: Absolutely. Weight loss is dependent on calories you ingest plus exercise expenditure. ...Read more