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Doctor insights on: Do Vitamins Really Expire

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Can I take expired vitamins if they smell really strong?

Can I take expired vitamins if they smell really strong?

Heck no!: You should never take expired vitamins or prescribed medications. ...Read more

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Why do medicines expire?

Why do medicines expire?

Safety: Some may become less effective over time and other's may have adverse effects when expired. ...Read more

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Do vitamin C tablets really do anything if you take them every day?..

Do vitamin C tablets really do anything if you take them every day?..

REALLY many things: You may not feel different day to day taking vitamin c but it has great value as an antioxidant & helps prevent & treat many illnesses, including asthma, allergies, cardiovascular disease, strokes, a wide variety of cancers, cataracts, glaucoma, complications of diabetes, parkinson's disease & complications of pregnancy. It improves immune function & helps us handle stress. See comment for links:. ...Read more

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What vitamins do we produce?

What vitamins do we produce?

None: A vitamin is an essential nutrient required for health. We don't make any on our own and must obtain it through diet or supplements. Diet is the best way! ...Read more

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Do kirkland multivitamins expire?

Yes: Most biologically active substances lose potency over time. The expiration date is not always accurate but unless you know better, you should follow it. By the way, why are you even taking such pills. Unless you are pregnant or plan to be, there is no need. Get what you need from food and sun. ...Read more

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Why do I need vitamins in pregnancy?

Why do I need vitamins in pregnancy?

Extra iron & folate (folic acid): The recommended daily vitamin requirements is increased during pregnancy - especially iron and folic acid. A prenatal vitamin supplement will provide the necessary vitamins in the appropriate quantity - excess amounts of some vitamins may be harmful in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've read doctor answers on supplements & how they're not beneficial or fda approved so why do pregnant women take prenatal vitamins if they're not?

I've read doctor answers on supplements & how they're not beneficial or fda approved so why do pregnant women take prenatal vitamins if they're not?

Special case: I doubt you'll find many physicians who'll argue with the special case of a pregnant woman in a society like ours living largely on junk food or philosophical restricted diets. Being pregnant places a huge additional need for iron and Folic Acid (& probably more); junior may be damaged and mom will get sick. This particular use is evidence-based, while most other supplement claims aren't. ...Read more

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How can I get pregant?I tried the prenatal vitamins they didn't work.

Unprotected sex: You have to have unprotected sex with one partner on a regular basis for at least a year before they consider you having trouble getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Do multivitamin supplements really help?. Do young adults 25-30 yrs really need them? what brand(s) are recommended?

Studies show: They really don't help HOWEVER that being said I would qualify that people with normal healthy diets do not benefit from them. If you are not eating fruits and veggies hardly at all I certainly would recommend a daily multivitamin such as centrum. ...Read more

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Why do some vitamins contain dextrose?

Why do some  vitamins contain dextrose?

As insert filler: Dextrose as a sugar is an inert filler. Products containing it are usually not high quality. ...Read more

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When do I take prenatal vitamins if breastfeeding?

When do I take prenatal vitamins if breastfeeding?

Daily: You can start taking vitamins immediately and continue on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Hi doc, are calcium & vitamin D3 gummies truly effective? I have a really hard time with pills. How do they work as they're tasty gummies? Thank you

Gummy pills : If calcium and vitamin is truly needed and can't be obtained from diet alone, the gummies should be as effective as the other types. A follow-up blood test can better answer the question. ...Read more

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Can anyone take magnesium supplements? And why do we need it?

Can anyone take magnesium supplements? And why do we need it?

Most can: Magnesium is freely excreted by the kidneys, so if you have normal renal function it won't bother you. But if you have kidney disease your levels could increase with supplements. Also magnesium supplements aren't needed unless your level is low, which could also cause low potassium levels. ...Read more

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Do you know which multivitamin brand should I get?

Do you know which multivitamin brand should I get?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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