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Could there be a negative side effect when taking multy vitamins?

Could there be a negative side effect when taking multy vitamins?

Agree: The most common vitamin overdose symptom in a child is actually stomach ache due to excess iron from munching a whole bottle of candy flavored multivitamins with iron. The take home message is that even though they are vitamins, you still have to be careful to keep them out of the reach of children and to use them only according to directions. ...Read more

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What effect could taking too much vitamin a and d have on you?

What effect could taking too much vitamin a and d have on you?

Can be toxic: Fat soluble vitamins can be toxic when overdosed. That includes a, e, d, and k. Overdose can cause problems with skin, hair, bones, liver function, and blood pressure in the brain. Hair can fall out, headaches can occur, and if pregnant, toxicity can case birth defects in the infant. Be very carefully with all fat soluble vitamins. If you have concerns about your levels, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is taking a muti-vitamin pill daily healthy?

Is taking a muti-vitamin pill daily healthy?

Probably: If you're eating a mainstream, sensible diet there's probably no benefit, but many folks don't. A cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement from a drugstore chain shouldn't cost you more than maybe $20/year. ...Read more

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Which daily vitamin can I be taking to boost my immnue system?

Which daily vitamin can I be taking to boost my immnue system?

Almost all of them!: Research shows that vitamins a, b complex (esp. B6, B12 ; folic acid) c, d, e ; k all enhance immune function. Bioflavonoids ; minerals like zinc are also important for immune function. Medicinal mushrooms like turkey-tails work well too I recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md for info on diet, nutrients, herbs, mind-body techniques ; other approaches to boosting immunity. ...Read more

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Been taking a mens one a day vitamin now for a week. How long before I notice a difference?

Been taking a mens one a day vitamin now for a week. How long before I notice a difference?

Depends: The results you get from a vitamin depends upon many things. One, it would depend on your body's need for the vitamin - if you do not need it, it will not make a difference. It also depends upon the the quality of the vitamin- some are good and some are no good at all. Next, it would depend on your body's ability to absorb and use the vitamin. It can take months to notice a difference. ...Read more

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What type of daily vitamin or mineral should a normally healthy 23 year old male be taking?

What type of daily vitamin or mineral should a normally healthy 23 year old male be taking?

Controversial: Some would say none, if you have a healthy diet...Others take tons of supplements. You certainly can't go wrong with a daily multivitamin. I am a proponent of a good fish oil supplement, but not necessarily in someone your age. Again, it wouldn't hurt, but can't tell you it's definitely going to help you. ...Read more

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Taking Vitamin D2 50, 000 U weekly. Is there anything else (vitamin or mineral) I should be taking with it?

Taking Vitamin D2 50, 000 U weekly. Is there anything else (vitamin or mineral) I should be taking with it?

Micronutrient Test: The best way to know if you need vitamins, minerals, etc. Is to do a Micronutrient Test. Spectracell Lab in Texas has an excellent one. The results are given in clear language and suggest supplements or food for any deficiencies found. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My son is going to be 3 april 27, he is 38 pounds and 38 inches tall, what kind of vitamin should he b taking?

My son is going to be 3 april 27, he is 38 pounds and 38 inches tall, what kind of vitamin should he b taking?

Vit D: Dr charlon's answer is correct. 1 caveat. About 1/3 of kids ahve been shown to be low in vitamin d levels. Altho not totally clear why. The american academy of pediatrics has recommended a vit d supplement for preadolescence of 600 iu per day. ...Read more

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I am taking 50000 iu vitamin d2 once a week for 3 months for insufficiency. Should I be taking k2 with my d2 and if so how much.

I am taking 50000 iu vitamin d2 once a week for 3 months for insufficiency. Should I be taking k2 with my d2 and if so how much.

Not sure what you: Mean by K2 -- K2 is an illegal drug that is synthetic marijuana. Do you mean Potassium (K) or vitamin K? You don't need vitamin K unless you don't eat any green leafy vegetables at all for a very long time. And even with Vitamin D you need sunshine on your skin to manufacture the stuff needed for your bones. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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I can't get brand vitamin pills where I live and I'm not sure if the ones that I'm taking are good quality. Should I go on taking them?

I can't get brand vitamin pills where I live and I'm not sure if the ones that I'm taking are good quality. Should I go on taking them?

Food not pills: Several studies came out last year showing no health benefits from taking vitamins. I would recommend getting a balance of fruits and vegetables. They contain more vitamins and antioxidants than you could ever get from a pill. Spend your money of fresh foods not pills. ...Read more

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Are vitamins worth taking?

Are vitamins worth taking?

Maybe: I advise my patients on vitamins by using this analogy: vitamins are like your car insurance; you hope you never need to use it but it's nice to have when you do need it. If one always eats a variety of foods, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, low saturated fats and high fiber, then one probably does not need vitamins. That being said, I recommend one multivitamin daily. ...Read more

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What type of vitamins should I be taking?

What type of vitamins should I be taking?

Cheap if any: Most people get no benefit from vitamin-mineral supplementation, but I think a few do, especially in this era of varying lifestyles, sun-avoidance, vegetarianism, and fast-food. Vitamin d & iron are deficient in many of our diets. A drugstore-chain tablet is plenty. I'd rather see you avoiding fatty, greasy & salty food and taking time for aerobic fitness on a regular basis. Good luck, stay fit. ...Read more

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I'm 23 female what vitamins should I be taking?

I'm 23 female what vitamins should I be taking?

Vitamins: A good name multivitamin is a good choice. For women, I usually recommend a prenatal vitamin with iron. They are excellent vitamins and easier on the stomach. Most women need a little extra iron because of natural blood loss with their menstrual cycles. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking the vitamin kelp?

What are the benefits of taking the vitamin kelp?

Iodine: You are paying to eat dried green-brown seaweed. Kelp is not a vitamin, but it's got plenty of iodine in it, which is good especially if you life in a country where they don't iodize salt or you don't get iodine for whatever reason. Don't spend too much money on this or any other supplement; you're better off especially at your age building physical fitness. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of taking vitamins?

What are the proven advantages of taking vitamins?

No proof: Unless you are having a documented vitamin deficiency, there is no proof that taking extra vitamins help. Most folks in the usa are deficient in vitamin d. Dr. Linus pauling suggests huge doses of vitamin c per day, but there is no real proof. Good diet and exercise is probably more helpful. Cut back on sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup. If you are overweight, avoid fructose for now. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you abruptly stop taking vitamins everyday, what happens to you?

I'm just wondering, if you abruptly stop taking vitamins everyday, what happens to you?

Nothing: If your vitamin levels are stable and most importantly if you eat a balanced diet with enough fruits and vegetables, you should be fine. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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What are the pros of taking vitamin a and e?

What are the pros of taking vitamin a and e?

Vitamin: Vitamin A is required for formation of certain cells which help in vision. Vitamin E is an anti oxidant. Certain studies have shown that vitamin E is good for skin. ...Read more

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