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Doctor insights on: Differences Between Children Adult Vitamins

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Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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How old do you need to be to take adult vitamins?

How old do you need to be to take adult vitamins?

When fully mature: I will assume you mean an adult multivitamin as vitamins come in so many different preparations. Generally, the needs an adult multivitamin is designed for are to provide basic supplementation after physical maturity. However, many conditions alter the need for and tolerance to specific vitamins. Therefore, if you have any medical condition it is best to ask your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you are a kid and you eat adult vitamins gummy?

What does it mean if you are a kid and you eat adult vitamins gummy?

Gummy vitamins: Most gummy vitamins are fine for kids (even if they are "adult" gummies. The biggest risk for little kids (<4) is that they are a choking hazard. If your child takes many (more then 4-6) at a time you will want to call poison control for advice. ...Read more

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What can I do if my son is going to be 12 this july, would I be able to give him adult vitamins?

What can I do if my son is going to be 12 this july, would I be able to give him adult vitamins?

Yes: If he can swallow the vitamin he can certainly take it. Most of it will wash through his body and into his urine within 24 hours if his system has no need for it, and it is unlikely to ever hurt him. ...Read more

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Adult vitamins okay for 14 year old?

Adult vitamins okay for 14 year old?

Probably yes: Adult multiple vitamins are usually fine for adolescents if the child weighs at least 100 pounds. There are all kinds of forms now, including chewable tablets and "gummy bear" types of vitamins that people who hate swallowing pills can take. ...Read more

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Is it safe for teenagers take adult vitamins?

Is it safe for teenagers take adult vitamins?

Yes: Vitamin dosage is based more on weight than age. Most teenagers are adult size, or nearly adult size. A young teenager under 80 pounds might not need to take adult doses, though it would not cause any harm. ...Read more

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Hey, I'm 17 and weigh 80 pounds adult vitamins make me sick. I been taking flinstone vitamins. It don't say should I take 1 or 2 vitamins a day?

Hey, I'm 17 and weigh 80 pounds adult vitamins make me sick. I been taking flinstone vitamins. It don't say should I take 1 or 2 vitamins a day?

Stop Flinstone vits: Most MVI's are taken once a day. Better to get better quality multivitamins that are well absorbed. At 80 pounds, you only need one tablet of a high quality multivitamin. ...Read more

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Is the "vitafusion multivites adult vitamins complete multivitamin gummy" good to take? I bought it yesterday&took 2already- I want2know is it harmful

I am not familiar: W/that brand but the word "gummy" is interesting. Please look on the label to see if the vitamins contain corn syrup, sugar, and other additives. If they do I would change brands. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take adult multivitamin gummies while pregnant if prenatal vitamins won't stay down?

Is it ok to take adult multivitamin gummies while pregnant if prenatal vitamins won't stay down?

Not best plan...: Some vitamins are not safe in pregnancy in high doses. For this reason its best to avoid regular adult vitamins because the dose may be too high. There are gummy prenatal vitamins if that is what you are able to hold down. They are sold at places like CVS, Wallmart and Amazon. Com. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is taking a multivitamin better that taking vitamins individually?

Is taking a multivitamin better that taking vitamins individually?

Convenience: It is easier to take a few tablets per day than multiple from different bottles. But, more important than taking a multivitamin is taking a complete nutritional supplement like juice plus. It not only has the mutlivitamins, but the phytonutrients and antioxidants. Http://drbarreto. Juiceplus. Com/. ...Read more

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How many flinstone multivitamin complete vitamins should I take if I'm 20?

Flintstone: One if you are over 4. These are really for kids but taking one is better than onot taking one. ...Read more

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I have ms, are there certain vitamins I should take as well as my multivitamin?

I have ms, are there certain vitamins I should take as well as my multivitamin?

Not many, so far: Most focus on vit d and the ms pt with higher levels has fewer relapses and less MRI lesions. Some pts have b-12 deficiencies associated with ms, so might get that checked. Early info about vitamin a but still preliminary and unsubstantiated. ...Read more

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Is the high dosage of b vitamins in 'gnc women's ultra mega multivitamin' cause for concern?

Is the high dosage of b vitamins in 'gnc women's ultra mega multivitamin' cause for concern?

No: The rda is generally not enough to promote health, only mitigate disease. High doses of b vitamins are great for stress (adrenal health), energy, memory and neuropathies. B vitamins are water soluble, so if your body doesn't need them, you will urinate them out. My concern with GNC products is that the label may not reflect what is present (vitamins and fillers/toxins). ...Read more

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Does mvi (multivitamin) hava all vitamins in it and enough vitamin b?

Does mvi (multivitamin) hava all vitamins in it and enough vitamin b?

Depends!: The answer to your question depends upon which MVI (multivitamin) to which you are referring. They're all different so you'll need to read the labels. The more difficult question to answer is how much is enough b vitamins. There's the rda or something like that. It's based upon minimum amount to prevent disease rather than amount necessary for optimal health. So the answer remains controversial. ...Read more

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If my multivitamin already contains all b vitamins would additionally taking a b complex be useless?

If my multivitamin already contains all b vitamins would additionally taking a b complex be useless?

Not necessarily: This depends on the amount ; type of b vits. In the multivit. Some mulitivits have only the recommended daily intake ; many folks benefit from taking much higher amounts. About half the population has genetic difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form (l-5-mthf) ; those benefit from taking a vit. With the l-5-mthf form. Also, some need active forms of other b's such as pyridoxal-5-phosphate. ...Read more

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Can I take a mvi (multivitamin) if going to be tested for essential vitamins?

Can I take a mvi (multivitamin) if going to be tested for essential vitamins?

Depends: Why are you being tested? Do you want to find out the status of your nutrition? If you want a test for your current vitamin status then you should not take the supplement before the test. ...Read more

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Can I take a multivitamin with airborne? They both have lots of vitamins in them.

Can I take a multivitamin with airborne? They both have lots of vitamins in them.

Yes, you can, but...: ..As a 20 yo you really don't need supplemental vitamins. A good, balanced diet with a variety of foods should supply you with all the vitamins you need. Think of the money you'll save. (same goes for the airborne.) if you insist on taking vitamins, take the cheapest variety you can find - no real value in expensive varieties. Good luck. ...Read more

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Might I overdose on vitamins if I take a multivitamin and then eat vitamin rich foods?

Might I overdose on vitamins if I take a multivitamin and then eat vitamin rich foods?

Probably not: This would seem to be unlikely to me

also it would still be a reasonable idea to get your vit d level checked. ...Read more

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What is a good overall grouping of vitamins or multivitamin to take as a male in their 30s?

What is a good overall grouping of vitamins or multivitamin to take as a male in their 30s?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. ...Read more

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If I eat a cereal at trader joes that has 13 vitamins and minerals and take a multivitamin is that too much?

Cereal and mulitvit: Most cereals and multivitamins are low in vitamin content so this is PROBABLY not an issue. Getting a nutritional lab test is the best way to go. Then you will know where you are low and can supplement appropriately. See Spectracell Lab in Texas for a good one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Also, does it matter that I take specifically prenatal vitamins or can I just take a regular woman's multivitamin?

You can take regular: If you are not pregnant you can take regular womans vitamins if you need them. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 45mg of iron among other vitamins when I took two different multivitamin tablets two nights ago. Should I be worried.?

Be careful next time: There many and dangerous side from over dosing from iron, I believe what you did most likely you will be okay, black stool. ...Read more

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How to choose a daily multivitamin? Are vegan vitamins better than regular?

Eat good food: Much of the science behind multivitamins is guesswork. The body is very intelligent and will take what it needs from your diet if you offer it a variety of fresh, whole, organic foods. Focus on vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, lean sources of protein. Get a variety of tastes and colors and don't eat the same thing every day for any meal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does 1 multivitamin supply have all the vitamins or should I supplement with other vitamins?

In most cases yes: There are hundreds of different multivitamins so I can't generalize but a good multivitamin has all the vitamins & minerals you need. However, most adults need 5000 iu of vit d in fall & winter & I don't know any with that much. I also advise 1-2, 000 mg of c 2x/day which few multivits supply. It's optimal to take 400 iu of vit e with mixed tocopherols & many will benefit from extra magnesium too! ...Read more

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My daughter were diagnosed of lymphoma. Can she take multivitamin? Or what vitamins can she take?

My daughter were diagnosed of lymphoma. Can she take multivitamin? Or what vitamins can she take?

YES- but controversy: This depends to some degree on what treatment she is doing. Many oncologists (incorrectly) believe that vitamins can interfere with chemotherapy & radiation, but a large body of research shows that not only does it not interfere but actually reduces side effects while improving effectiveness. See www. Laddmcnamara. Net/2012/03/should-you-take-vitamins-supplements-during-chemo-or-radiation-therapy/. ...Read more