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Daily Recommended Dosage Of Polyphenols
Is there an SA option for Gundry MD VITAL REDS which contains polyphenol rich super fruits to improve energy levels and heart health?
Not a medical?: We answer medical questions. While it would be appropriate to answer about the medical properties of Vital Reds I have no way of knowing the policies of a private company and if it ships products overseas. I advise you contact the company about this rather than ask here. It's a decent product but many other companies have similar superfood products so also look for similar products available in SA. ...Read more
No official rec but:
CoQ10 naturally occurs in every cell of our bodies so it's not considered an essential nutrient & there is no officially recommended dose. However, I advise a healthy person take 50 mg/day of the Ubiquinol form (which is better absorbed) as a preventive anti-aging agent. Those suffering from illnesses like heart disease & diabetes may benefit from 200-300 mg/day. See
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If I've been taking more than the daily recommended dosage of simethicone, every day, over many years, would it cause any conditions or problems?
No problem: No problems. Simethicone is not absorbed into the body. It travels straight (well not really so straight) through you. ...Read more
Biotin: You need to take biotin 2.5mg per day to help hair and nails. ...Read more
For catchup growth to take place, does one need to eat higher than the recommended daily dosages or 100% is fine.
It's a bit: Light on total calories and protein at least the recommendations for weight stabilization of 10 times your weight in pounds is a bit low for catch up weight/growth. Personally I'd estimate about 25% more but seeing if muscle or fat is accumulating at 1 month and manking adjustments. ...Read more
I'm taking B12 vitamins is 500mcg enough im 25yrs recomended daily dosage? I used to get shots but I want to see how I do with the pill which is better?
Listen to your body: Methyl cobalamine 500 mcg in a chewable or sublingual from should work well. If you have trouble with UTI 's or skin infections remember that bacteria also like b-12. How was it determined that you were b-12 deficient? May be you are under stress and losing b-12 or deficient in stomach acid and not making intrinsic factor. It is helpful to know cause of deficiency and treat the cause, too. ...Read more
I was taking xenical 3 times a day, until I saw the box that my doctor recommended daily dosage is only twice, am I over dosing myself? How bad is it?
Vitamin issue: The fat soluble vitamins are not being absorbed so that can be an issue. When you are not taking it be sure to take food with high levels of the fat soluble vitamins- such as fish. ...Read more
Remeron (mirtazapine) dosage for appetite stimulant? Currently receives Remeron (mirtazapine) 15 mg daily PO. Lost 13# in 1 month. How much would you recommend for appetite stimu
None: There is no recommended dose of biotin for thinning hair. People believe that extra dose of biotin can help them with thier thinning hair but medical studies do not support this. People usually take between 2500-10, 000 mcg per day. ...Read more
How effective is acidophilus complex for gerd/acid reflux? Will it also help with reflux from alcohol? Recommended daily dosage & active culture count?
Probiotics R 4 colon: "pro"-biotics are good organisms for your colon (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more
Find blood levels: Many people are vitamin d3 deficient, and it's important to have enough. So you're right to pursue this. A blood test to know your level is the best thing to get. That way you can supplement with the right amount. Until you know that it's safe to take up to 5000 units per day. ...Read more
When is the best time to take l-arginine amino acid for the veins to show? *i workout very hard* and what is the recommended daily dosage? Is it safe?
When you wish: Congratulations on taking up strength training. Arginine is safe, it may help you build some muscle by stimulating growth hormone, and may indeed accent your being vascular though keeping lean and high blood volume by doing a lot of cardio and watching fats and carbs in your food will help more. See whether you look more vascular shortly after taking arginine, and if so, take it before show times. ...Read more
Hello, I m 20 yrs old can I take fish oil or cod liver oil tablets as it has many benefits and what is the recommended dosage and can I take it daily?
Fluoride vitamins: 0.5mg is recommended dose of polyviflor for kids over 3. ...Read more
Taking a daily recommended dose of black kohash relieves 80% of my symptoms...can I conclude that my symptoms are hormone level related?
Phytoestrogens: Yes. Black cohosh is a natural remedy for hormones ...Read more
Is taking cranberry pills everyday safe? What is the recommended dose to take daily for preventing utis?
300TO400mgm twice da: The dose is 300 to 400 mgm tab twice a day and it is perfectly safe. ...Read more
I am told Black kohosh mimics estrogen. Could taking daily recommended dose give false normal estrogen in bloodtest? And mask perimenopausal status?
Hi. I want to know the allowance recommended daily dose of vit A.?? And am taking hair supp provid 5000 iu does this dose cause hypervitamonosis??
Yes: Vitamins, especially A, are best obtained from foods. You cannot get Vit. A toxicity from food. But preformed Vit. A from pills can cause birth defects, dry skin, hair loss, etc. Do not take over 3000 units. Do not take any if you might become pregnant. Why in the world would any "hair supplement" contain any Vit. A at all? Stop being a sucker and eat your vegetables. ...Read more
Probably, uncertain: Raw fresh extra virgin is a relatively healthy oil to use ; may reduce inflammation ; risk of heart disease, cancer ; cognitive decline in doses of 1-2 tbsp/day. See http://bit. Ly/184senb. However, large amounts are associated with increased risk of heart disease; for an article critical of olive oil see http://bit. Ly/1cgojkl- but this article ignores much of recent research in the first article. ...Read more
What is the recommended daily dose of vitamin a? How much is too little and how much is too much?
See below please: U.S. Recommended dietary allowance (rda) for adults is as follows: 900 micrograms daily (3, 000 iu) for men and 700 micrograms daily (2, 300 iu) for women; for pregnant women 19 years old and older, 770 micrograms daily (2, 600 iu); and for lactating women 19 years old and older, 1, 300 micrograms daily (4, 300 iu). ...Read more
Can I cut the medrol dose pack in half? Ie... still take it every day as recommended yet cut each daily dose in half?
No: That low of a dose is unlikely to be effective. It also depends what you are taking it for. ...Read more
I just got a Niacin flush from taking 250mg, should I stay at 250mg daily or gradually raise the dose? What is the recommended daily dose?
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. Increase dose 250mg monthly. ...Read more
Lisinopril seems to be prescribed for once daily. Could the recommended dose be divided and taken at separate times, due to unwanted side effects?
Yes: Although Lisinopril is once a day medication but I can be taken in divided doses. ...Read more