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Benfotiamine-150mg,mecobalamin-1500mcg,alpha lipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg doc gave me for anxiety,nerves(1aday)11days?

Benfotiamine-150mg,mecobalamin-1500mcg,alpha lipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg doc gave me for anxiety,nerves(1aday)11days?

Adjunct only: This is a mix of vitamins and minerals. If you have anxiety that is making life difficult, your physician can help you get out of or deal with a bad situation, help you to find other ways of thinking / learn new skills, and perhaps offer temporary medicine that actually works. Be brave and best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin, l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin,  l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Should be fine: I don't see any significant problems taking all of these supplements. If you have any side effects, however, it may be a challenge to know which is the culprit. Typically, side effects from these are minimal or not existent. If you are taking the prilosec due to the others causing GI complaints, you may want to reconsider this strategy. ...Read more

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Dr Sent this, no note, please advise!? Vit D 25oh,D2 <4, Vit D 25oh,D3..33 Vit D 25oh total 33! Also have broken feet, myasthenia, anxiety, osteo

Dr Sent this, no note, please advise!? Vit D 25oh,D2 <4, Vit D 25oh,D3..33 Vit D 25oh total 33! Also have broken feet, myasthenia, anxiety, osteo

Low normal: These are within normal limits but whether you need to boost the vit D3 level higher is another issue. I personally would like the 25OH vit D3 level to be between 60-80 for most people for benefits other than just for bone. ...Read more

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Best ways to increase vitimin d levels? Vitimin d deficent

Best ways to increase vitimin d levels? Vitimin d deficent

There : There are a few ways to get more vitamin d. Diet: few foods are naturally high in vitamin d, but many are supplemented. Foods with the highest sources are: - fish such as salmon (sockeye), mackerel, tuna, sardines and cod liver oil - fortified dairy such as milk, yogurt and margarine (check the labels) - fortified orange juice - fortified cereals - egg yolks and beef liver you can also take vitamin supplements available over the counter. Sunlight also helps your skin synthesize the active form of vitamin d, though you need to be very careful about too much sun exposure leading to cancer. Below, i added a very thorough link to the national institute of health's information on vitamin d. ...Read more

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Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?

Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?

Be careful.: Regardless of what you have read on "natural health" web sites, there is no credible evidence that oral vitamin d is an effective treatment for psoriasis. High doses can raise your calcium levels to the point where you can develop kidney stones and other serious medical problems. 800-1000 iu is a safe daily dosage to prevent vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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I have taken shaklee vitamins since 4 months ago (vit c 1000mg, b complex, vit e complex, gla (evening primrose?

I have taken shaklee vitamins since 4 months ago (vit c 1000mg, b complex, vit e complex, gla (evening primrose?

Your question is?: Then you have been wasting your money for the last 4 months. Are you asking a question? ...Read more

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Low vit d levels, already taking 1500mg msm glucosamine, 1000mg omega-3 fish oil tablet a day, adding 1000ui vit D3 tablet more would be ok ? Effects?

Vitamin D level: Can be checked by your doc and that will determine how much you need. Many people take 5k ius daily but you would need to check w/doc. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d relieve myofascial hurting?

Does vitamin d relieve myofascial hurting?

Often but not always: If you are deficient in vitamin d & have myofascial pain there is an excellent chance that vitamin d will relieve your pain. One study showed that 93% of people with unexplained musculoskeletal pain were deficient in vit d. See http://www.Medicalnewstoday.Com/releases/4836.Php and http://www.Naturalnews.Com/026966_pain_vitamin_d_deficiency.Html but not everyone with myofascial pain is deficient. ...Read more

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I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?

I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?

No: As long as you have good health, no gastritis and no condition than can bet worst with any of those vitamins it is acceptable to take them if you can afford them. ...Read more

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Ttc, taking vit B6 100mg, 500mg vit c and a mum to be multi vit as luteal phase 9-11 day once pregnant should I stop vit B6 and vit c straight away?

Ttc, taking vit B6 100mg, 500mg vit c and a mum to be multi vit as luteal phase 9-11 day once pregnant should I stop vit B6 and vit c straight away?

Why?: Vitamin b6 and vit. C are totally safe during pregancy. Is strongly advise everyone take at least 1000 mg of vit c 2x/day as a preventive measure and feel it is wise during pregnancy. Your pre-natal will probably provide adequate b6 (though many people benefit from higher doses than many pre-natals supply) so it may not be necessary but there is no need to stop it "straight away.". ...Read more

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I am currently taking cod liver oil glucosamine chondroitina and 10pg of vit d ... I wish to take calcium magnesium too but has 5.0 vit d isit ok?

I am currently taking cod liver oil glucosamine chondroitina  and  10pg  of  vit d ... I wish to take calcium magnesium too but has 5.0 vit d isit ok?

Calcium not needed: Recent studies have shown that large doses of vitamin d are not advisable. Also, studies suggest that supplemental calcium also has little or no benefit. ...Read more

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Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some of the substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven. ...Read more

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Can I take b complex/zinc/vit d supplements together?how often?vit d there's 5000ui lowest.I'm 21 slim male

Can I take b complex/zinc/vit d supplements together?how often?vit d there's 5000ui lowest.I'm 21 slim male

If you are otherwise: healthy, why not simply take a good quality multivitamin. It's best to have your vitamin D3 level checked by your doc so you will know if you need to supplement. Many folks need 5K mg but you may need less or none at all. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am trying to find supplements for sev.Osteoporosis, are vit k2, chia seeds, vit d3, vitamin C magnesium & calcium safe & beneficial for bones?

I am trying to find supplements for sev.Osteoporosis, are vit k2, chia seeds, vit d3, vitamin C magnesium & calcium  safe & beneficial for bones?

Yes: These are good choices. Some calcium & magnesium supps are much better absorbed than others- i like calcium citrate/hydroxyapatite & mag. Taurate/glycinate/citrate. Your dose of calcium & magnesium should be roughly equal. About 5000 units of d is good with 15 mg (not mcg) of vit k2. Consider strontium & boron. See www.Drdach.Com/wst_page6.Html. ...Read more

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Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid,  GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Supplements: 27F of unknown medical Hx other than metformin. Wants to know if can take several supplements. ANS. If u need to waste money on unproven supplements that may contain dangerous additives (the are no standards for supplements) then you might consider it. I never recommend them. I would focus on diet & exercise so you don't meet to take metformin either. Get your BMI < 25 & you likely won't need it. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between inositol and d-chiro-inositol?

Is there any difference between inositol and d-chiro-inositol?

Inositol & DCI: D-chiro-inositol is a supplement found in buckwheat, carob & fig leaf melon. It is a member of the family inositol carbohydrates. ...Read more

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How does inositol work for sleep?

How does inositol work for sleep?

Inositol is believed: To have anxiolytic effects, allowing a person to become calm so that they can fall asleep. ...Read more

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Does using inositol work for curing anxiety?

Does using inositol work for curing anxiety?

Possibly: Inositol is a natural supplement that may help anxiety by reducing the stress response. In two small studies, doses of 12 to 18 g per day was as effective for reducing intensity and frequency of panic attacks as ssri and better than placebo for reducing intensity and frequency of panic attacks. Side-effects were comparable to ssri and include possible gastrointestinal upset. ...Read more

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Is it alright to take inositol and an ssri simultaneously?

Yes, but: There there is no known clinical benefit from taking the inositol. ...Read more

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Does inositol hexanicotinate have any effect on cholesterol?

Does inositol hexanicotinate have any effect on cholesterol?

It's a "non-flushing: Form of Niacin which can lower both cholesterol and triglycerides. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Is inositol safe to buy and take if your 18? Will it help me relax and not think about my intrusive thoughts?

Is inositol safe to buy and take if your 18? Will it help me relax and not think about my intrusive thoughts?

See your doctor: Inositol is a compound that naturally occurs in the body, and is thought to affect the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin and other neurotransmitters play important roles in treatment of depression and anxiety. In your case, you describe having intrusive thoughts. Suggest seeing your doctor for a complete evaluation and recommendations instead of trying to treat your symptoms on your own. Best. ...Read more

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Can you take St. Johns Wort (Perika) and Inositol together? 300mg of St Johns Worth 3x per day and 6g of Inositol 3x per day

Can you take St. Johns Wort (Perika) and Inositol together? 300mg of St Johns Worth 3x per day and 6g of Inositol 3x per day

No known interaction: While taking St. John's wort (which has monoamine oxidase inhibiting properties that may help depression), you must not eat or drink certain foods and beverages that are high in tyramine as that can raise blood pressure to dangerous levels. Inositol is a vitamin-like substance that might help panic, anxiety, and depression and can cause nausea, tiredness, headache, and dizziness. Best regards. ...Read more

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How much inositol is safe to take in one day? I have been taking 1 gram per day and it helps my anxiety a little bit. Is this better than medication

How much inositol is safe to take in one day?  I have been taking 1 gram per day and it helps my anxiety a little bit.  Is this better than medication

18 grams/day or more: Studies have been done using up to 18 grams of Inositol per day and found it safe & well-tolerated with few mild side effects. If it works for you it's better than drugs as it's safer & less habit-forming, but also try exercise, meditation & counseling. Many other supplements may help as well- see http://www.lef.org/Magazine/2011/3/The-Chemistry-of-Calm/Page-02 Also consider classical homeopathy. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between inositol pills and powder?

The pills are: powder compressed into a solid pill. THere's no benefit in taking either one. ...Read more

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Is 500 mg of inositol a day an alright dose...How about 1000 when on other meds?

It's like a vitamine: You can take up to 1800mg/day of inositol. Rec: to call your pcp to talk about your problem or concern. ...Read more

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Is spironolactone and inositol safe together?

Is spironolactone and inositol safe together?

Yes,there are no: interactions between the 2.. They are safe together. ...Read more

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Is inositol powder beneficial for severe anxiety?

Is inositol powder beneficial for severe anxiety?

Helps panic attacks&: In a double-blind controlled study inositol was found to be more effective than fluvoxamine (prozac) in reducing panic attacks & in those patients it worked as well as fluvoxamine for relieving anxiety & agoraphobia. It is also proven useful for OCD & depression. More research is needed but it is safe and many people have found it helpful. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11386498. ...Read more

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How much inositol powder should I take to treat ocd?

How much inositol powder should I take to treat ocd?

Probably 12 g daily: An increase in inositol in the brain seems to be one of the outcomes of ssri treatment, so it's sensible to consider what might happen if one simply takes inositol. Studies have shown that it seems to work like the ssris. One study found that 6 g a day helped with depression, though 12 g were required in a double-blind study. Sometimes it's difficult to tolerate because of flatulence and cramps. ...Read more

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What is the half life of inositol in plasma and the cns?

What is the half life of inositol in plasma and the cns?

Doesn't have one: As far as i can tell. Inositol is a sugar, and it is broken down in the stomach and first part of the intestines to simple sugars that are absorbed and then metabolized for energy in both the body and brain. I do not believe there is any free inositol that would enter the bloodstream or cross into the CNS as the parent sugar. ...Read more

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How much inositol is safe to take in a day? Ssri withdrawal?

How much inositol is safe to take in a day? Ssri withdrawal?

Best idea. TaperSSRI: The best idea is to briefly go back on the ssri you were on at a lower dose and taper off before trial on inositol. Call your doctor to discuss treatment. Please know, stopping ssri suddenly can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the right inositol dosage for mild OCD and how many times a day ?

What is the right inositol dosage for mild OCD and how many times a day ?

The right dose: Inositol, one of the B vitamins, is not formally indicated for the treatment of OCD and has some interactions, including one with Lithium, that can be dangerous. The literature suggests that between 2 and 18 gm/day in divided doses can be effective. You should definitely talk with your health care provider before starting an inositol titration. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have strong OCD bout during inositol course 3 teaspoons/3x per day?

Is it normal to have strong OCD bout during inositol course 3 teaspoons/3x per day?

Yes: While there is some evidence that ocd can respond to inositol, the evidence is not as strong as the evidence for ssri's (like zoloft, prozac, paxil (paroxetine)...). However, I do not know you dose without knowing how much medicine is in a teaspoon. You should be on 2000 mg of inositol so check how much is in a teaspoon. ...Read more

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What is the right inositol dosage for mild OCD and how many times a day to take it?

What is the right inositol dosage for mild OCD and how many times a day to take it?

Vitamin B8: How was this diagnosed? If you made the decision, don't forget that you could be wrong. But, you'd need to be evaluated by an experienced psychotherapist to know more clearly what bothers you. The supplement has been helpful for OCD at 18 grams/day. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-299-INOSITOL.aspx?activeIngredientId=299&activeIngredientName=INOSITOL. Consider therapy too. ...Read more