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What are the best daily vitamins for women?

What are the best daily vitamins for women?

None: If you get at least 15 minutes of sun a day and eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, whole grains, and wild fish you probably don't need any. Some people still need vitamin d and vegans need B12 but only a blood test can say for sure. Don't take pills unless you are sure you need them and you know exactly what they do. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about some great vitamins for women?

Can you please tell me about some great vitamins for women?

REALFoodBest, NotVit: Vitamins extremely common all foods, reason humans have not retained just a single gene/protein to make each out of whatever we eat. Vitamins sales are big business with lots of marketing & exempted from scientific evidence in us: dshea act 1994. Best eat real food, not all the abundant processed pretend food. If specific vit. Deficiency suspected, measure from within body, set goal&target replace. ...Read more

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I am taking 7 different medicines and was wondering if I can continue to take Natures Code Vitamins for women 50 and over?

I am taking 7 different medicines and was wondering if I can continue to take Natures Code Vitamins for women 50 and over?

Yes, in fact...: Many medications (including yours) increase our need for vitamins so it can be argued the more meds you're on the more vitamins you need. I have much more concern about interactions between these meds than them interacting with vits. Anyone on statins should take CoQ10. It is hazardous to take Omeprazole for long periods. See http://bit. Ly/1iwXGXk
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Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health I've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health. Do you know anything about them?

Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health I've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health. Do you know anything about them?

Hair health: Agree with the doctor who commented on $. Nioxin is basically a super weak "knock off" for rogaine (minoxidil) type medicine. If you have hair loss best to make sure no thyroid or anemia issues (or many other derm issues). If really a problem & want a product, discuss something more "proven" to invest your efforts. (for ex: rogaine (minoxidil), but not for pregnant women.). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take spring valley vitamins for women with estroven energy?

Is it safe to take spring valley vitamins for women with estroven energy?

You can take: All the vitamins and so called energy boosters, if you are not deficient they will not do any good except waste your money, excessive may harm you, as recent study shows. Best energy booster is healthy diet that has all of them, regular exercises and work outs., you need scheduled health maintenance visits to your doctor just like your car. ...Read more

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Want to start taking Rainbow Light One Women's vitamin, does the herbal blend react with any medications?

Want to start taking Rainbow Light One Women's vitamin, does the herbal blend react with any medications?

Rainbow Light One: Woman's vitamin seems to be a pretty good multiple vitamin, but as with any chemical you put in your body, it can interact with other ones/medications. Specific herbs that interact with the medicines you list you are taking are St. John's Wort, tryptophan, ginkgo. Your best bet is to go online to a drug interaction site and list your vitamin and each Rx med you are taking. Better: get vits in diet! ...Read more

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Other than age, thyroid, diet, and medication/vitamins, what medical conditions would cause suddenly shortened periods of a healthy female? (18 days)

Other than age, thyroid, diet, and medication/vitamins, what medical conditions would cause suddenly shortened periods of a healthy female? (18 days)

Irregular periods: Not a whole lot. I would have your FSH, LH, estradiol, TSH levels checked for starters. Follow up with your GYN doctor as well for an exam ...Read more

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24 year old female who is getting bald. Should I take specific vitamins/medication/oils? I tried minoxidil it didn't work.

24 year old female who is getting bald. Should I take specific vitamins/medication/oils? I tried minoxidil it didn't work.

Workup: There are a number of potential reasons for hair loss. Recommend a dermatological assessment to see if cause can be determined. That would allow for a specific targeted treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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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....

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

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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?

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

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What vitamins as a female should I take daily?!?

What vitamins as a female should I take daily?!?

Good mulitvit, Vit D: It is best to get vitamins from your diet, but the majority of americans do not get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium & magnesium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. With about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter (year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun).Please see my comment:. ...Read more

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Which vitamins should a 20 year old female take daily?

Which vitamins should a 20 year old female take daily?

None: You should eat a wholesome diet rich with fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains and some wild fish like salmon and cod, and get at least 15-30 minutes of sun each day. If you do that, you don't need any extra vitamins. ...Read more

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What daily vitamins do you recommend for a 21 year old female?

What daily vitamins do you recommend for a 21 year old female?

Iron,: You notes mention heavy periods. I would definitely recommend an iron supplement for a menstruating female with heavy periods. You need to replace the iron that is lost with the blood flow from your period. ...Read more

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Can I die from taking a women's daily vitamin/mineral supplement?

Can I die from taking a women's daily vitamin/mineral supplement?

No: Vitamins are made for men and women. Really only differ slightly. Women's usually have extra vit d. And iron. Men usually don't have iron and more antioxidants. Neither formula would hurt the opposite gender. So no worries ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins for females who engage in intense daily exercise?

What are the best vitamins for females who engage in intense daily exercise?

Good mulitvit, Vit D: It is best to get vitamins from your diet, but the majority of americans do not get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium & magnesium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. With about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter (year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun).Please see my comment:. ...Read more

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What is a good and safe amount of Vitamin D3 that a healthy 47 year old woman should take daily? Are there any possible side effects associated w/ D3?

What is a good and safe amount of Vitamin D3 that a healthy 47 year old woman should take daily? Are there any possible side effects associated w/ D3?

D3: Please get your D3 tested by your doctor and then you will know the right amount to take daily. Experts suggest your level be between 50 & 80 for optimal benefit. You can OD on D3 and have some side effects like fatigue & GI symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the max daily dose of vitamin B12 an adult female with very low levels can take? If her face is flushed is she taking too much?

What is the max daily dose of vitamin B12 an adult female with very low levels can take? If her face is flushed is she taking too much?

Interesting question: Adults generally need 2.6 micrograms b12/day. To replace deficiencies, im shots bypass gut absorption problems that can contribute to deficiency in the first place. 1, 000 micrograms of intramuscular cobalamin can be given once/day for 10 days, then once/week for four weeks, followed by once/month for life. Sublingual b12, 500-1000mcg/day. The form of B12 (cobalamin) may be important; see comment. ...Read more

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Would taking 1800 mcg of vitamin d +400 mcg of calcium in be too much to take? Vitamin d low with 1400 mcg supplemented daily. I am 47yr old female.

Would taking 1800 mcg of vitamin d +400 mcg of calcium in be too much to take? Vitamin d low with 1400 mcg supplemented daily. I am 47yr old female.

Ask your doctor: If you have low vitamin D three levels, you should probably start supplementing. However because it is a fat-soluble vitamin, it can accumulate and build up reserves rather quickly, so you want to follow your doctor's advice on how quickly or fast s/he wants to do this. Also your ratio of calcium is off. So best to discuss this with your doctor to get you back on track. ...Read more

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Does a women's daily vitamin affect the birth control pills?

Does a women's daily vitamin affect the birth control pills?

No: There is no interaction between a multivitamin and how a birth control pill works. Both are safe to take together and work fine. ...Read more

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I'm looking for some vitamins to take. I'm 20 years old. I see a particular one called vitafusion women daily multivitamin gummies. Can I take them?

I'm looking for some vitamins to take. I'm 20 years old. I see a particular one called vitafusion women daily multivitamin gummies. Can I take them?

Why? EatRealFoodBest: Selling both processed foods & vitamins are Big Business; have little to do with health, indeed lots of evidence they drive disease: Obesity, Diabetes, CVDs, Cancer. Real food has lots of vitamins, thus best source. Study: Big Fat Lies, MGovern's Report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, The Men Who Made Us Fat, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NuSI. Org, FatChance. Html, Robert Lustig, DietDoctor. Com. ...Read more

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My vitamin B12 went from 178 to 758 on my next blood test 2 years later. Would a daily supplement really raise it that much? I am a 50 yr old woman.

My vitamin B12 went from 178 to 758 on my next blood test 2 years later. Would a daily supplement really raise it that much? I am a 50 yr old woman.

Likely: If you were consistently taking the supplement, then yes it is likely for your numbers to climb--especially over the course of 2 years. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin D 1000 IU daily along with Centrum multi vitamins (for over 50 years old females.).i.e Is there a risk of vitamin D overdose?

Is it ok to take vitamin D 1000 IU daily along with Centrum multi vitamins (for over 50 years old females.).i.e Is there a risk of vitamin D overdose?

Vitamin D overdose: Risk is minimal, especially at 1K IUs daily. Please see your doc to have your D level measured and then you will know how much you need. Peace and good health. ...Read more