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Digestion Of Vitamins
Dry skin and hair thinning, brittle nails, loose bowels,weak muscles, dry skin, poor digestion, fatigue, autoimmune, thyroid, vitamin, anemia r good?
Any way to cure the intrinsic factor in the digestion system for the absorption of vitamin B12 complex?
Yes and No: Most intrinsic factor deficiencies are due to either partial gastrectomy or auto-antibodies that attacked the parietal cells of the stomach. In both, the damage may already be done. However, you can get B12 in the body in a few ways. 1) take a higher dose of B12 starting at 2mg (literature supported), 2) take sublingual drops (salivary gland absorption), 3) get im injections of methyl b12. ...Read more
Yes. IV bad choice.: The oral route and IV route are equally effective at correcting excessive anticoagulation. The IV route carries the risk of anaphylaxis. Therefore the IV route should not be used if the oral route is available. The SC route is NOT as effective as the oral or IV and should not be considered a first line option. ...Read more
Few, Food Better: Vitamins is a big market, very inexpensive, derived from all sorts of otherwise food waste ; non food materials, big business, dependent on public ignorance/fear. Outside of vitamin d3 (not d), which I have found to be low for many people, or other specific deficiencies, possibly omega 3's from phytoplankton, best eat minimally processed foods from nature, avoid center isles with processed foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the oral route for Vitamin K administration cannot be used and IV is unsafe and s/c administration is not very effective is the IM route effective?
Is the brand name water, vitamin water really a healthy choice? One of the ingredients is reverse osmosis water, what s that? Do doctors advice against it?
Vitamin : For a young healthy person, simply eating a healthy diet rich in leafy green vegetables, red and orange vegetables, some fish is sufficient. One might consider a multivitamin, but this is probably not necessary if you are eating right. Green veggies are rich in lutein and orange veggies have lots of beta carotene in them. Both compounds are good for eyes. ...Read more
D3 best; AVOID D2!!!: The best form of Vit. D is D3. VIt. D2 is dangerous and should be avoided. There is no Vitamin D1. I advise all adults take 5000-8000 iu of D3/day in fall and winter, year-round if you don't get much sun. See http://tinyurl.com/6qgpd24 http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer and http://tinyurl.com/4rqhnn4 for more on this important topic. Re: GERD see http://tinyurl.com/o6vr5sy and follow the last link... ...Read more
It depends...: This depends on your diet, activity level, health conditions ; health goals. I advise a quality multivitamin for everyone; no single best one, but some of the best are listed at http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/, though some of my favorites like ultranutrient from pure encapsulations aren't listed. I also advise about 5000 units of d in fall ; winter (year-round if you don't get much sun). ...Read more
Yes: I recommend the following to most people: -a general multivitamin -an omega 3 fatty acid supplement -an extra calcium with vitamin d (especially for teens and post menopausal women) -an extra vitamin d (ask for your levels to be tested) if you have chronic kidney disease, ask before taking vitamins. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers