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Will taking vitamins help you lose weight?

Will taking vitamins help you lose weight?

Takes more than that: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritious and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldnt need one. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does chromium help you lose weight?

Does chromium help you lose weight?

No: Although chromium influences Insulin and glucose metabolism, it has not been shown to produce sustained weight loss. ...Read more

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Does taking vitamins help me gain weight?

Does taking vitamins help me gain weight?

No: Vitamins help ensure you get the required minimum nutrients that we may not get from our food. For weight gain try adding some protein shakes to your diet. ...Read more

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Does Geritol help you gain weight?

Does Geritol help you gain weight?

Danger: Taking extra iron as a man can cause damage to your liver. Geritol is not a medicine for weight gain. It is a vitamin with iron. A man should never take extra iron without a specific reason prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Does biotin or any other vitamin supplement help you lose weight?

Does biotin or any other vitamin supplement help you lose weight?

No: No, at least not in and of itself. There is no one pill or supplement that will help you lose weight. It all boils down to exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. However, the use of biotin and probiotics is helpful for maintaining a healthy bowel; many have found that this helps to lose weight when combined with a healthy diet and exercise; but again, there is no "magic pill.". ...Read more

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Which vitamins are good to help you lose weight?

Which vitamins are good to help you lose weight?

Takes more than that: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritious and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldnt need one. ...Read more

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Does shakes help you to lose weight?

Does shakes help you to lose weight?

Shaking body? Yes.: Drinking stuff mixed together: likely helpful for loosing $ to those selling the shakes, ingredients and machines. The "diet industry" is full of con games. Consider studying my answers. ...Read more

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Does mineral oil help you lose weight?

Does mineral oil help you lose weight?

Mineral oil: No it does not, it is an non absorbed oil and may cause loose bowels or diarhea. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills really help you lose weight?

Do weight loss pills really help you lose weight?

Yes/depends: Depends on the type but if you get the correct one for your need it works. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight so I started exercising and taking vitamins, supplements and omega 3 pills.do these pills help losing weight?

I want to lose weight so I started exercising and taking vitamins, supplements and omega 3 pills.do these pills help losing weight?

Weight loss: It is the healthy diet and physical activity that will lead to weight loss. However, if you are deficient in any nutrients - supplementation may help. ...Read more

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Which vitamins can I take to lose weight?

Which vitamins can I take to lose weight?

Takes more than that: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritios and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldnt need one. ...Read more

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Which b vitamin shots can help to weight lose?

Which b vitamin shots can help to weight lose?

All or none: B12 is the main shot given and sometimes helps energy. None are guaranteed to help with weight loss. ...Read more

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Do vitamin D3 help you to lose weight?

Do vitamin D3 help you to lose weight?

No, no effect: Hi. No, vitamin D3 supplements have no effect on weight loss. Healthy diet, regular exercise. If you're overweight or obese, you can talk with your doc about more aggressive ways to lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does fiber help to lose weight?

Does fiber help to lose weight?

Helps: Fiber helps with feeling full so aids but is not effective by itself. ...Read more

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Will vitamin b12 injections cause weight gain..I don't want to gain weight..but i feel better taking them?

Will vitamin b12 injections cause weight gain..I don't want to gain weight..but i feel better taking them?

Whoa: If you have been prescribed B12 injections or other suitable replacement therapy based on sound evidence (i.e., labs and a real diagnosis), and you refuse to take them, you will pay for it with your health, your mind, and ultimately your life. They actually do not cause weight gain. SIck people feeling better after treatment may eat more. I'm sorry you were given faulty information. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What diet pills or supplements should I take to lose 30 lb?

What diet pills or supplements should I take to lose 30 lb?

None: Diet pills usually work by suppressing appetite. After stopping them, your appetite returns and you start eating like you use to in the first place. You typically regain all the weight lost and then some if you don't change what you eat. Avoid white sugar, flour, rice, and pasta to keep weight off. Add beans and vegetables as much as you want. Also eat fruits, nuts, and wild salmon 3 times a week. ...Read more

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Might laxatives and diet pills help me lose weight?

Might laxatives and diet pills help me lose weight?

Laxatives are never: the road to weight loss. In some cases weight loss medications may be indicated - but most people do fine with exercise and limiting calories. ...Read more

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How to lose weight if i need my anxiety/dep. Pills and they cause weight gain? I need to lose but i don't want to lose vitamins/nutrients by dieting.

How to lose weight if i need my anxiety/dep. Pills and they cause weight gain? I need to lose but i don't want to lose vitamins/nutrients by dieting.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Joel fuhrman's nutritarian diet (http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht) can help you lose weight while providing good nutrition. I advise all dieters to take a good multivitamin as well. Exercise will help lose weight & reduce anxiety. There are many good alternatives to drugs for anxiety/dep: counseling, meditation, eft, 5-htp, homeopathy, herbs, magnesium, b complex etc. A holistic practitioner can help. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin b levels make it hard to lose weight?

Can low vitamin b levels make it hard to lose weight?

Certainly: vitamin B, particularly thiamine (vitamin B1) are essential items in energy metabolism. Stop all forms of sugar, including so-called soft drinks and get a vitamin B supplement ...Read more

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How much i can take b-vitamins in a day?

How much i can take b-vitamins in a day?

Depends: B vitamins are your stress vitamin s. If you feel the need to take some i would take a complex with a variety like a b 50 or 100. ...Read more

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How quick do b-vitamins change in the body?

How quick do b-vitamins change in the body?

B Vitamins: All B vitamins are water soluble and are therefore not stored up in the body and rapidly eliminated, most often by the kidney. Some B vitamins go through a metabolic process in the liver before being excreted by the kidney. It is very difficult to overdose on B vitamins because the body takes what it needs and excretes the rest rather quickly. ...Read more

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Do people sometimes on b vitamins? If so, how easy is it to do?

Do people sometimes on b vitamins? If so, how easy is it to do?

Vitamins: The b vitamins are water soluble. This means that if you take more than you need the body gets rid of them. Vitamins a d e and k are fat soluble and can cause illness if taken in excess. ...Read more

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How much b vitamins should one take for anxiety?

How much b vitamins should one take for anxiety?

It depends: B vits. Will help many with anxiety while many may not be helped at all. If you are among the 30% who can't convert Folic Acid to its active form then 400 mcg of l-5-mthf will help.Many only need the rda's of b's but some, due to genetics, need more.Some need the active forms of b2 & b6. I like b complex plus by pure encapsulations as a balanced b with active forms in reasonable doses.See comment:. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to take b-vitamins if I am b-deficient?

For what length of time do I have to take b-vitamins if I am b-deficient?

Depends On levels: It depends on the individual vitamins, blood levels and medical condition like anemia or other deficiency condition and follow up levels and check ups.Some vitamins are giving initially in high doses for certain time and after some time a maitainance doses like vit d and vit b12, for deficiency. ...Read more

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Why are b vitamins in energy drinks?

Why are b vitamins in energy drinks?

Fur hype!: The vitamins give the appearance of being "good for you." most energy drinks contain high caffeine and natural Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) (no longer can be put as as chemical so ephedra and guarana are used), and are sugared. They are potentially dangerous as a nutritional supports and are expensive. Take your vitamins and drin k coffee or tea! ...Read more

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What is the importance of b vitamins in glucose metabolism?

What is the importance of b vitamins in glucose metabolism?

Energy metabolism: They are essential items in the complex process of producing cellular energy. Since the body is made up of trillions of cells that cooperate together to create function, the energy that drives that function is a necessity ...Read more

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What are the benefits from taking iron and vitamin b vitamins every day?

What are the benefits from taking iron and vitamin b vitamins every day?

Only if NEED them!: Unless you are iron deficient and do not eat a balanced diet with sufficient nutrient intake, you likely get all you need and additional supplements are unnecessary, but can also cause constipation and dark stools (iron) and stress your kidneys (excess water-soluble vitamin b's)! honest! if you are anemic and/or vitamin deficient, then by all means take vitamins as directed by your diagnosing md. ...Read more

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Which b complex is the best according to daily requirements of b vitamins?

Which b complex is the best according to daily requirements of b vitamins?

Picky: Be picky about your b complex. Avoid the ones that list Cyanocobalamin or folic acid. Look for the ones that list methylcobalamin and l methyl folate instead. More information on drfairchild.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take coq10 and b vitamins and should they be taken with food?

When is the best time to take coq10 and b vitamins and should they be taken with food?

In am: Both can increase energy so i generally tell people to take them in the morning. Take them with food especially the b. That is hard to take on an empty stomach! ...Read more

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I take b vitamins for energy, but lately they don't seem to work. I'm tired all the time. Why am i so tired?

I take b vitamins for energy, but lately they don't seem to work. I'm tired all the time. Why am i so tired?

Hard to know: Many things can result in fatigue, and b vitamins don't address them all. It's best to see your physician for an evaluation, so you can also receive any diagnostic tests indicated to provide the most accurate answer. ...Read more

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I take a mulitvitamin very high in b vitamins along with a healty diet but my sleep is very disrupted, has it anything to do with the mulitvitamin?

I take a mulitvitamin very high in b vitamins along with a healty diet but my sleep is very disrupted, has it anything to do with the mulitvitamin?

When do you take: When do you take the multivitamins? If you take it at night then that is probably the reason, high b vitamins are well known for giving you energy if you look at any energy drink you will find high b vitamins. My best recommendation is to take the vitamin in the morning. ...Read more

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My husband drinks a lot of beer. weve heard b vitamins should be supplemented. which one?

My husband drinks a lot of beer.  weve heard b vitamins should be supplemented.  which one?

Beer & Vitamins: Your husband would be better served by drinking less beer if it is excessive. As for B vitamins, in general, a B complex is better than individual B's if you don't have lab work to guide you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What food are high in folic acid and b vitamins?

What food are high in folic acid and b vitamins?

Different sources : For different viamins. Thera are multiple types of b vitamins, B12 is present only in animal proteins, including dairy. For detailed information on sources of vitamins and minerals see this site. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/vitamins-and-minerals-good-food-sources. ...Read more

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What would cause high levels of b vitamins on blood test in someone malnourished ?

What would cause high levels of b vitamins on blood test in someone malnourished ?

As a direct result: of being malnourished, if the major source of nutrition was animal products (particularly liver), that could possibly, maybe be a cause. Vitamin b levels may increase during the "refeeding" process especially if there's also supplementation with Vitamins A & C. Hope this helps! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What b vitamins are good to relieve foot neuropathy?

What b vitamins are good to relieve foot neuropathy?

Metanx: A medical food, available by prescription, called metanx is a combination of biologically active, b-6, folic acid, and b-12, and is approved by the fda for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Check this with your physician. ...Read more

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