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Do Vitamins Help Regulate Chemical Reactions In The Body
Yes: That is why they are called essential nutroients. Your body needs them to perform many essential biological and biochemical functions. However, you don't need pills to get them. Get them from food and 15-30 of sun per day. See www. Mdprevent. Blogspot. Com for more detail of a healthy diet. ...Read more
Does oral contraceptives deplete vitamins in my body? On bc pills to help regulate period. Should I stop taken bc, continue, or just take vitamins?
Yes, take vitamins or:
Yes, oral contraceptives can deplete b2, b6, b12, vit. C, magnesium and zinc. See http://www. Leaflady. Org/bcpillnutrition. Htm taking c & e is particularly wise: http://www. Nutraingredients-usa. Com/research/vitamins-c-e-may-benefit-women-on-oral-contraceptives
taking a good multivit with extra c will help. If you decide to stop there are natural alternatives to regulate your menstrual cycle.See comment:. ...Read more
No.: Your body needs it and allergies do not occur. That being heing said, you can be allergic to other ingredients in the vitamin! ...Read more
Fat soluble vitamins a, d, e and k are stored in body fat and stay longer and can cause toxicity.
All other vitamins are water soluble and removed rapidly. ...Read more
Homocysteine & B's: Homocysteine elevations have been linked to anger attacks and depression, separately. Http://tinyurl. Com/ngfmnxd b vitamins like b12, b6, & methylfolate are important in the body's use of the Amino Acid methionine to make dna, neurotransmitters, and many other important products. If b vitamins are deficient, homocysteine [an intermediary in this process] can build up & cause health problems. ...Read more
You don't!: First, there is a new field of science and nutrition called "nutrogenomics." some people need more or less than the mdr for vitamins and minerals based on there genes. Start of my taking a good daily such as centrum. You may want to consult with a nutritionist! And eat your veggies! ...Read more
Unfortunately: There is no way to do this at present. Blood levels of vitamins do not give us the answer either. ...Read more
You're right: Everybody needs a small amount of a few dozen chemical elements ("minerals") and about a dozen little organic molecules. Apart from vitamin d and iron, it is very hard to avoid getting plenty of these in a reasonable diet in the developed world. We see real vitamin deficiencies in child abuse, alcoholics on benders, and crackpot diets. A year's worth of vitamin/mineral pills should cost <$10. ...Read more
Eat right: Avoiding recreational drugs, smoking, fast foods is a good start. A diet of vegetables, fruits, chicken, fish, limiting red meat to 1-2times week should be good enough to supply the needed nutrients you need. Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, and getting enough rest (8 hours) nightly are also important items. ...Read more
From whole foods: There is no comparison between digesting your vitamins in their natural state from whole foods than in supplement form. No comparison as whole foods are far nutritionally superior and better digested and processed by your gut bacteria. Also, much healthier as surrounded by co-factors and other synergistic nutrients. ...Read more
See below: That is impossible to answer in this format - too much information. Go to a medical book or website such as http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002399.htm ...Read more
It depends: Our bodies are always active- your heart never stops, you always breathe, your brain is always active, as is every cell of your body to some degree. But there are times when we are less active than others. Water soluble vitamins (c, b) only stay in the body for several hours, fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e, k) can be stored and take longer to use up. But we need water-soluble vitamins on a daily basis. ...Read more
There are 2 types of vitamins, fat and water soluble. Fat soluble ones like d and e can be checked accurately. B12 ; folate (folic acid) can also be accurate, but most water-soluble vits do not stay in your system long so their values vary from day to day; "functional tests" like organic acid analysis or spectra cell may give a better picture. Minerals are a challenge to assess- see my
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No best vitamin: There are no studies suggesting that any particular vitamin is better than another for treating menopausal symptoms. Several international medical groups got together recently & published a global consensus statement on menopausal hormone therapy (http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/2013/03/menopausal-hormone-therapy-is-new-hrt_20.Html). Go see your family doc or gynecologist to discuss your options. ...Read more
It can take them: ; not use whatever it doesn't need- don't overdo any of them ck with pcp about proper dosage. ...Read more
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. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. ...Read more
Does taking different type of vitamin pills have any side effects on us? Will it affect our organs in our body?
See details: They are safe taken in the recommended doses. ...Read more
Hello! I was wondering what kind of vitamins I can take or any advice steps I can use to get my body back to eating regularly?
Daily vitamin: Try taking a daily women's vitamin as menstruating females need more iron. Try eating foods in small six meal schedule focusing on fruits/veges/complex carbs like heavier grained breads. Snack on nuts - especially almonds. Low fat milk for protein. Lots of water. Work in daily walk. Http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyEating/Healthy-Eating_UCM_310436_SubHomePage. Jsp ...Read more
I've heard that that when taking vitamins, you can't get to much of one. Because what the body doesn't need it excretes. Is this true?
Depends: In general, water soluble vitamins like the vitamin B12 and vitamin c are well tolerated. The fat soluble vitamins like vitamin a, vitamin d, vitamin e, and vitamin k can be toxic if taken in higher doses than the recommended dose. Niacin can cause unpleasant side effects as well as the dose increases. In high doses, vitamin b6 can effect your peripheral nerves in hands and feet (usually reversible). ...Read more
Can your body become resistant to vitamins, minerals herbs, etc? Could I build up a tolerance to the helath benefits of say garlic? Thanks.
Forgive me...: My sense is that you are beginning to realize that the supplements you have taken are no longer -- or never have -- done all you've been told they will do. Truth is that the health benefits of garlic are minimal -- if they were real, we doctors (who aren't conspirators) would use it. If at your age you are starting to feel well, get a good h&p & basic labs to look for something we can help. ...Read more
Vitamin A Role:
I commend you for your desire to have good Health.
Vitamin A maintains health of Retina in our eyes and helps vision in dim light. It may slow declining retinal function in people with Retinitis Pigmentosa. It helps in growth and health of skin and mucous membranes.
It promotes normal development of teeth and bones
It plays a role in healthy immune system.
Indeed it plays vital role in our body. ...Read more
Vitamin B12: (cobalamin) supports development of myelin on nerves & red blood cells. It is sometimes called the "energy vitamin". REF: http://www. Vitamins-and-health-facts. Com/vitamin-b12-cobalamin-facts-benefits-overdose-deficiency-symptoms. Html ...Read more