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Daily Vitamin Formula Medication
Good question: A well balanced diet is a good start. A good multivitamin often suffices. In china they advise everyone over 40 to take vit d3. In this country, or at least in my neck of the woods, in my experience roughly 80 percent of people over the age of 40 are running a deficit. That and B12 need to be checked (blood test). I also recommend that people consider taking 500 to 600 mg of vitamin c. ...Read more
7month baby (Down Syndrome-trisomy 21).Friend suggested NuTriVene-D vitamins (Daily Supplement, Daily Enzyme, and NightTime Formula).What do you think?
Supplement review: Although I do not have first hand experience with this product, I have reviewed the website and their claims. They claim to manufacture according to current Good Manufacturing Processes, have FDA inspected facilities, and appear to have policies for lab testing for product purity and quality. These practices are generally good indicators of a reputable company, so the product is likely safe. ...Read more
Hi there. Would taking vitamin C along with TB medication help to fight the bac. If yes. ..1000mg of vit c daily would do the job....
Vit C: Helps in repair of tissues, but does not help in eradication of tb. The antibiotics are the ones that kill tb. Vit b6 helps in preventing the side effect of one of the medicines, isoniazid. ...Read more
Can I take vitamin a pills with a daily mulitvitamin if I also take fish oil capsules? Would they be a good alternative for acne medication?
Poor alternative: You'll need to take enough vitamin A to make yourself sick (and I mean SICK) before you can expect it to clear your acne. Get a topical retinoic acid derivative for your skin rather than the overkill approach that systemic administration offers. If this doesn't clear you, get with your personal physician for help. Fish oil's your business -- the recent studies are disappointing. ...Read more
How late is it too late to supplement a baby (8mo) with vitamin D? Only 26 oz of formula daily plus some solids. No teeth @ 8m. Mom low on vitD now.
I am breast feeding and using formula for my 1 week old baby, do I still need to give her the vitamin K daily drop?
Vit D recommended:
I think you may be referring to Vit D supplementation rather than K.
This is a recommendation from the AAP and they do recommend that partially breast fed infants also receive Vitamin D.
"The AAP recommends that all infants and children, including adolescents, have a minimum daily intake of 400 IU of vitamin D beginning soon after birth. Exclusively and partially breastfed babies should also. ; ...Read more
I haven't had a period in 4 months and am NOT pregnant. Could my drugs cause this? I take 450mg Wellbutrin, 20mg Latuda, (lurasidone) and some vitamins daily. Ty!
I failed a drug test for marijuana but don't smoke. I take about 800mg ibuprofen a day and am on a vitamin b complex daily, which is 50 mg of b2 a day?
False positive test: "In some cases, a drug test may report the presence of illicit drugs, although none were taken. While this is not common, no test is 100% accurate. Lab errors account for some of the mistakes, but most false-positives may be attributed to over-the-counter drugs and foods that can affect the test" - Ibuprofen and hemp food products have been associated with false positive drug tests. ...Read more
What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication I can take? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?
First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption.
I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more
Together is fine: You do not need set number of hours, you can take them together or apart, whatever fits your schedule. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamins are medications when they are used to treat a given condition caused by the deficiency of that vitamin. By definition, a vitamin is a substance that needs to be present in a very small quantity to maintain health. "vita" life, "min" miniscule or very small. Examples being scurvy, the deficiency of vitamin c, or rickets the deficiency of vitamin d. ...Read more
Many meds, also...:
327 (!) medications are known to interact with tamoxifen- not all seriously. The prescribing doc should supply this info! See http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/tamoxifen. Html
the main herb that can interact is st john's wort. Gla, melatonin and tocotrienols may have supportive interactions- see http://www. Evitamins. Com/encyclopedia/assets/drug/tamoxifen/~default. ...Read more
Fluoride: If you live in an area that doesn't have fluoride, you may want to supplement the formula with a fluoride. The formulas today, contain the required amounts of vitamins a.B.C.D.E.K and trace elements and minerals and additional supplementation for children who are feeding and growing well is not necessary. ...Read more
Migraine prevention: Migraine prevention is normally recommended when headaches occur 2 or more days per week. They work best when they are used continuously. Substances known to help prevent migraines include magnesium, butterbur, amitriptyline, topiramate, propranolol, and vitamin B2. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Are there any medications, vitamins, foods, or practices (e.g., exercise, meditation) shown to decrease SHBG levels?
This is an area w/ adherents and skeptics. The positive things I've heard are related to fish oil - but even they warn about too much. Goldilocks lives! Too much is bad - too little is bad - you need to finf "Just right"! I've always liked moderation, so not a problem. Read about it online.
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/476813-how-to-lower-shbg-levels-in-men-with-fish-oils/ ...Read more
Are there any vitamins and minerals that are advised NOT to take whilst on Levothyroxine medication?
You don't say which medication but it is safe to take B12 with all medications, but it should not be taken at the same time as tetracycline (take at least an hour apart). Many medications reduce absorption & thus increase our need for B12.
I advise sublingual or chewable methylcobalamin.
See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b12-cobalamin
& http://bit. Ly/1cBhjvn. ...Read more