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Good vitamin d drinks and food to help grow taller?

Good vitamin d drinks and food to help grow taller?

At 39 cant b taller: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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I want to grow taller, can I take calcium and vitamin d supplements every day?

I want to grow taller, can I take calcium and vitamin d supplements every day?

Likely not: While good nutrition is essential for normal growth in children and adolescents, additional vitamins and minerals are unlikely to help unless identified deficiencies require supplementation and were inhibiting growth to begin with. Be careful to discuss supplements with either your doctor or your child's doctor, depending on who is taking supplements. Excessive intake may cause problems. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and half. I'm 4ft11. What can I do to grow taller? I take vitamins and also omega 3 supp.When I was in primary school I had vitamin D deficiency

I'm 16 and half. I'm 4ft11. What can I do to grow taller? I take vitamins and also omega 3 supp.When I was in primary school I had vitamin D deficiency

See your doctor: Who may refer you to an endocrinologist, to check your bone age and whether your long bones are already closed, so no room for further height then, also would check your hormonal status, thyroid hormones and growth hormone, your menses, when did it start and other body features. So start with your doctor, keep taking the vitamins though, but won't change anything except better nutrition, good luck ...Read more

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Our bodies start growing from the day we r born, bones require calcium, phosphorus, vitamin d etc. To grow. How do nerves of the body grow? What they need?

Our bodies start growing from the day we r born, bones require calcium, phosphorus, vitamin d etc. To grow. How do nerves of the body grow? What they need?

Nutrition-genetics: Like the rest of the body, our brain and nerves need good nutrition (vitamins, minerals, fats, etc).
Ensure intake of all nutrients, especially some fats that contain cholesterol (without excess) and vitamin B12 (present in animal products).
If vegan, supplement your diet with vitamin 12.
Last but not least, our genetics influence big time. In how our brain and nerves develop. ...Read more

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Can I increase my height at age 23? I m female. My parents are tall? In childhood I was suffering from vitamin d disease rickets.

Can I increase my height at age 23?  I m female. My parents are tall? In childhood I was suffering from vitamin d disease rickets.

No: Sorry to give you disappointing news, but it is rare to grow after age 16-18, in fact most girls stop growing around age 14. Bone growth is caused by "growth plates" and once the growth plates close (usually 2-3 years after puberty) the bones are unable to grow. ...Read more

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How do I get vitamin d?

How do I get vitamin d?

Naturally: 40 min weekly of direct sunshine to the face, upper extremities and lower extremities should be enough to give you the lowest amount of healthy, natural stimulation from uv light to produce vitamin d in your skin. If you live in an area of the world where there is lack of sunlight for more than 3-4 mos of the year, supplementing additional oral vitamin d may be necessary. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d treat pain?

Does vitamin d treat pain?

Not immediately but.: Severe vitamin d deficiency can cause bone/muscle pain. So obviously long term solution to treat such pain is to treat the deficiency with vit d under medical supervision. But vit d cannot provide immediate pain relief. ...Read more

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Is D3 the same as vitamin d?

Yes: D3 is the active form of vitamin D. ...Read more

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What can give you vitamin d?

What can give you vitamin d?

Sun,foods: You get it from sunlight foods such as salmon dairy products such as milk and yogurt, cod liver oil.etc. ...Read more

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When should I take vitamin d?

When should I take vitamin d?

Any time of day: We usually recommend 2000 iuper day. You can get this supplemet at any drug store. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on vitamin d?

Can you overdose on vitamin d?

Yes: Vitamin d is stored in fat cells. If someone takes in too much vitamin d, they could have too much calcium in their urine, raising the risk for kidney stones, or too much calcium in the blood, causing nausea, constipation, excessive thirst and urination, muscle weakness, depression, or confusion. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d good for your body?

D does many things!: Vitamin d3 is quite essential for many things. The skin will make this on exposure to sunlight, but most people still need it as a supplement. It is necessary to absorb calcium from the GI tract, and prevent osteoporosis. But it bolsters the immune system, helps prevent prostate, breast, and colon cancers, and heart disease as well. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d should I take?

How much vitamin d should I take?

2000-5000 units: I recommend 2000-5000units daily. It is best to check your levels by a lab draw. Normal range is a level between 30-100 but I feel most patients feel better around 50-70 range. Get your baseline level, supplement for 3 months and then re check your level to be sure you are getting enough. ...Read more

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Does vitamin D come in shot form?

Does vitamin D come in shot form?

Vitamin D: Vitamin D in doses of 50000 units a week is once a week injection. Usually not needed after 8 weeks.

If not needed from the beginning go to your pharmacy and purchase bottles of either 1000 or 2000 units per tablet. There is usually 100 tablets per bottle and the cost is reasonable.

Take only one tablet a day. ...Read more

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Is sunlight a source of vitamin d?

Is sunlight a source of vitamin d?

Yes & foods: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read more

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What are the risk of low vitamin d?

What are the risk of low vitamin d?

Several things maybe: Vitamin d levels have been the subject of lots of discussion. No question it is more than just a vitamin as it has some almost hormone like effects in somebody processes. The exact effects of low levels, especially for specific signs/symptoms are unclear. Some say bone pain, increased risk of infection, etc. It has been associated with increased risk of hip fracture though.2000 iu a day okay dose. ...Read more

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What is vitamin d good for in women?

What is vitamin d good for in women?

Two main benefits: Cardio-vascular effects
bone effects But also anti-depressive effects. ...Read more

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What benefits does vitamin d provide?

Many benefits!: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & also increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! See http://www.Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency & http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health. Aspx. ...Read more

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How low is a vitamin d reading of 4.2?

How low is a vitamin d reading of 4.2?

If using the same: Range we use in the US, this reading is rock bottom. Typical range is between about 30-90 and optimal is about 50. Please see your doc. Many folks used 5000 K IUs to replete their vitamin D3 level. Good research to support the benefit of D3. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How is sunlight a source of vitamin D?

How is sunlight a source of vitamin D?

Sunlight: Sunlight absorbed through the skin increases the formation of too much vitamin D under the skin and in the blood.

Like anything else "too much of a good thing" is no good for anyone.

In the summer you would do best to put sunscreen on as you go out in the sun.

You do not want sunburn, nor do you want high levels of vitamin D. ...Read more

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What leafy vegetables contain vitamin d?

Not many: Vegetables, as a rule, are a lousy vitamin d source. The best vitamin d comes from your skin when it's exposed to sunlight. The best source of dietary vitamin d is cold water fish. Further, whether vegetable derived vitamin d (d2) does the same thing as that which comes from animal sources (d3) is still a matter of dispute. Many vitamin d experts think that it does not. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 1000 iu of vitamin d safe?

Need help. Is 1000 iu of vitamin d safe?

For most people: Yes it is. Even 2000 of d3 a day or high is generally safe, but always a good idea to discuss with your doctor before starting any new medication, even otc>. ...Read more

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Wat foods to take to improve vitamin d ?

Vitamin D Food Sourc: I Commend you for Good Health!
Foods to take to improve Vitamin D:
1. Cod liver oil 2. Swordfish, cooked
3. Salmon 4. Tuna fish
5. Orange juice fortified with vitamin D
6. Milk, nonfat, reduced fat, and whole, vitamin D-fortified
7. Yogurt, fortified with 20% of the DV for vitamin D
8. Liver, beef, cooked
9. Egg
10. Ready-to-eat cereal, fortified with 10% of the DV for vitamin D. ...Read more

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My vitamin d is 22.4 what does this mean?

Deficient in D: A few years ago this was considered normal but now the normal range is considered 30-100 ; optimal range 50-80. Low d can cause many symptoms (including muscle aches ; fatigue) ; increases risk of autoimmune ; heart disease ; cancer. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day of d3 to achieve optimal levels.
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What can vitamin d do for you healthwise?

What can vitamin d do for you healthwise?

Essential for body: Vitamins are essential for the proper functioning of our body and we are deficient in any of these, then it can cause certain biseases like beriberi, ricketts, anemia, blindness, scurvy and many other conditions
so if you are not getting enogh vitamins in your diet than you supplement with multivitamin tablets
thhey are very important for maintainance of health. ...Read more

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