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Deficiency Vitamin Lead Parasites Candidiasis
Vitamin K: Vitamin k deficiency does not lead to parasites or candida. Candida does not lead to vitamin k deficiency. Although parasites have been associated with vitamin deficiencies (for example, the tape worm and vitamin b12), i could find no association with parasites and vitamin k. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Candidiasis: I am not aware of any association. ...Read more
I read online people take dewormers because of vitamin deficiencies and skin problems - I have both. Possible parasites? Can I take Combantrin safely?
Cruel scam: You're an adult now and you need to be discerning, or every crook on the internet will have you thinking you're seriously sick with fictitious "worms". Combantrin / pyrentel is something you should only take if you have actual evidence of pinworms. Get with an evidence-based dietician if you are concerned about vitamin deficiencies, and a mainstream practitioner for skin issues. ...Read more
B, D and omega 3: There are a few vitamin deficiencies that have been linked to depression : b vitamins and vitamin d. Supplements such as omega 3 fatty acids may also play a role in depression. Omega 3 can be used as a treatment for depression for some individuals. Research is still needed in this area as there may be more deficiencies out there that are linked to depression.. ...Read more
Happy new year! can intense/strenuous exercise lead to vitamin and mineral deficiency/inadequacy? Do athletes need additional vitamins and minerals?
Yes: In the last few years, studies have revealed that vitamin d3 deficiency is associated with increased risk of cardiac events. At the same time, vitamin d3 deficiency is quite common, especially in our northern climate where exposure to the sun, which is required for our bodies to produce this vitamin, is limited to the summer months. If your level is low, oral supplements can remedy this problem. ...Read more
Cofactor: Vitamin b, particularly B12 but to some extent most of the b vitamins helps couple with nervous system. Your nerves need certain amount to function optimally. So need to make sure you have adequate amounts or people feel either nervous/apathetic or generally drained. ...Read more
Can intense/strenuous exercise lead to vitamin deficiency or inadequacy from a balanced diet? Do athletes require extra vitamins and minerals?
Yes, qualified : Stress can activate a toxic metal cadmium which breaks down vit d and increases the need for magnesium, zinc, b-12, vit c, bioflavanoids and essential fatty acids. The stress vitamin pantothenic acid may be needed. Robert ritch's article natural compounds (google it) describes 22 supplements that improve the eyes and they are all helpful in preventing stress and inflammation elsewhere. ...Read more
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