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Effect Taking Vitamin
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: They do not contain the appropriate levels that you need for the fetus. ...Read more
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
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
Taking Vitamin D2 50, 000 U weekly. Is there anything else (vitamin or mineral) I should be taking with it?
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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