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Daily Recommended Amount Of Vitamin For Children
What are recommended daily allowances for dha, epa, magnesium and iron for children with possible add?
depends on child: 1 t flaxseeds soaked rinsed and blended into drinks or food is a good source of epa/dha for children. The Amino Acid taurine enhances the uptake of magnesium which can be given to bowel tolerance, zinc 15 mg, and iron 18 mg which are often deficient in children. Supplements don't take the place of healthy food, a good night sleep, fun exercise, and lowering stress. ...Read more
Men vs women: For men, about 4000 units a day. For women, about 2400 units a day. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor, as high levels of vitamin a can cause birth defects. You also have to watch anti-aging creams, as they contain high levels of vitamin a. A balanced diet and a good multivitamin usually solves the problem. In pregnancy, take prenatal vitamins, as they usually have the correct vit a. ...Read more
Many to list: That would be a very long list, probably more than the 400 characters allowed here. Most multivitamins list the rda of the various vitamins and minerals. You also have to take your age, sex, overall health, diet, and pregnancy status into account. Vitamin requirements vary from person to person. ...Read more
Most vitamins contain a minimum of 2.2 mg of copper, over twice the recommended daily amount. Is this dangerous? None i've found are copper-free.
Not dangerous: Not dangerous. The numbers relate to body needs, not risk. ...Read more
About 15 min: of met 3-4 per day (this is not even a brisk walk). Lowers risks of diabetes and cardiovascular problems by about half. While data on stress tests say more is better, this is controversial on the upper limit and really heavy exercise certainly is a bit dangerous in the short run. ...Read more
4 fruit servings : Currently 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit are recommended per day. Juice should be made fresh from organic produce for optimum results from enyzymes. Whole food juicing will still provide fiber but extraction juicing will not. This is important to remember when substituting juice for fruit. ...Read more
1000-3000: Q day is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
None: There no recommended amount. Caffeine is not needed for healthful living. Moderate intake is not known to cause harm. Most people can take about 300 mg or about 3 cups of coffee. You need to see what you can tolerate, as higher doses may cause rapid heart rate, disturbance of sleep and excessive urination. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/balance/caffeine-myths-and-facts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the recommended amount of epa and DHA daily? Currently i'm taking 1050mg of epa and 1455 of DHA from cod liver oil with 3, 000iu vitamin d3.
Supplements: Recommended amounts vary depending on what studies are being followed. The amounts you are taking, i believe are healthy and recommend you continue this program. ...Read more
What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?
Look it in two ways: 250 grams of carbohydrates. 60 grams of protein per day. 65 fat grams per day. You have to keep in mind the body wieght those numbers could be high or low. Fat is 20 to 35 percent of daily calories protein is 10 to 35 percent of daily calories carbohydrates is 45 to 65 percent of your daily calorie intake. ...Read more
Depends : The answer depends on : are you asking me or some "expert" panel how much your child weighs is your child of normal weight? Overweight? Underweight? My recommendation -for each pound of body weight approximately 0.6 grams of carbs per day. Less if overwieght, more if underweight. How much do the "experts" recommend? Probably way too much. ...Read more
Does coffee consumption count towards the recommended 8-eight cups of water needed for basic daily hydration?
Yes but...: you must also recognize that you should limit your intake of caffeine to no more than 400 mg of caffeine / day; approx. 2 cups of brewed coffee, be mindful of other sources of caffeine. This way you can meet your hydration baseline, tap into the multiple benefits of coffee without risking the harmful effects. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take a multivitamin daily + D3 suppl for a total of 1800iu. But is it ok to take extra supplementation of vitamin E and vitamin c? What about zinc?
Yes - depends a bit: Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. Most multivits have 30-60 iu of e but there are benefits to taking 400-800 iu of e a day, but only as natural e with mixed tocopherols- Alpha tocopherol alone may be hazardous.I advise people take 1-2, 000 mg of c 2x/day. Too much zinc can be toxic but doses up to 40 mg/day are safe-but balance with copper in a 10-15:1 ratio. ...Read more
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