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Female Take Vitamin
Is it advisable for a female to take multi-vitamins and calcium supplements on a long term basis? If yes, what do I look out for in my selection.
Good mulitvit, Vit D: It's best to get vits from your diet, but the majority of americans don't get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium, mag. &chromium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. Plus about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter (year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun). Please see my comment:. ...Read more
It depends...: This partly depends on how aggressively you wish to prevent various illnesses as well as family history/risk factors. I advise everyone take vit. C 1-2000 mg 2x/day &a quality mulitivit. That includes the 5-mtfh form of Folic Acid & 5000 units of vit. D in winter months. To prevent osteoporosis at least 1 mg of vit, k & perhaps a quality calcium/mag. Consider ashwagandha or rhodiola as herbal tonic. ...Read more
Good mulitvit, Vit D: It is best to get vitamins from your diet, but the majority of americans do not get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium & magnesium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. With about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter (year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun).Please see my comment:. ...Read more
Yes.: Ideally, the woman has a menstrual cycle with ovulation. If not, natural Progesterone can here with menstrual regulation. In women, magnesium and vitamin E can help counter excess estrogen after implantation. For men, vitamin c and minerals zinc and selenium can add in sperm production. Conception can occur anywhere from 5 days prior to the day of ovulation. Frequent sex improves sperm quality. ...Read more
Don't need any: You should not need any vitamin supplements if you have a balanced diet. It is hard to get a true vitamine deficiency unless there are certain medical conditions going on. With the exception of vitamin d, you should not need any supplements unless you have a proven deficiency. The Methadone has no bearing on what vitamins you want to take however. ...Read more
Hi im 21 years old, im a female and I would like to know what kind of vitamins do I need to take everyday!? Thank's
PNV: If you eat healthy and avoid junk food, soda, and fast food, you don't need to take any vitamins except maybe prenatal vitamins (any brand). If you are vegetarian (better), you really don't need any vitamins except possibly prenatal (although you'll be getting enough folate). If you are vegan, the only vitamin that you definitely need to take is B12 supplements. ...Read more
50, female. Enjoy 2 vodka martini every other night. Is this ok for my health? I exercise, eat right and take many vitamins
Probably: The recommended number of drinks/wk for non-pregnant women is 7 or less. If you have a family history of breast cancer, you might want to drink less. Studies have shown a link between alcohol and breast cancer. But alcohol is also associated with a lower risk of heart disease. To make an informed decision about how much to drink, talk to your doctor about your personal risk of these diseases. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 23 years old female and I already have a baby. I'm losing my appetite. What vitamins should I take for me to gain weight? Thank you!
Misinformed?: Vitamins do not help you gain weight, calories do. Eating more calories is how one puts on weight. There are no such vitamins to add weight to your body. ...Read more
None: Eat an orange or two every day. It's also a good source of fiber. Don't drink oj as it's not a good source of fiber and certainly not as filling. Check this out for other dietary sources of vitamin c: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002404.Htm. If you decide to eat a grapefruit daily, check w/your pharmacist to make sure you're not taking some medication that may be affected. ...Read more
What is the max daily dose of vitamin B12 an adult female with very low levels can take? If her face is flushed is she taking too much?
Interesting question: Adults generally need 2.6 micrograms b12/day. To replace deficiencies, im shots bypass gut absorption problems that can contribute to deficiency in the first place. 1, 000 micrograms of intramuscular cobalamin can be given once/day for 10 days, then once/week for four weeks, followed by once/month for life. Sublingual b12, 500-1000mcg/day. The form of B12 (cobalamin) may be important; see comment. ...Read more
Need more info: If you are short....5 feet 3 inches or so, 115 pounds may be a fine weight. This all depends on your bone structure and body fat. If you are taller, 115 may be underweight. Vitamins don't really help with healthy weight gain: best to eat frequent, every 2-3 hours, high caloric density food. This includes high protein and healthy carbs: whole wheat bread/cereal/pasta, and reasonable fat. ...Read more
I'm a 53 year old female. Do you know if GNC mega vita-mom premium performance is a good vitamins for me and my 12 year old son to take?
I tired to look this up but could not find a vitamin with this name so please ask again with the correct name. I did check some GNC multivitamins and in general they have good ingredients but also have some toxic additives like titanium dioxide and sucralose that are unnecessary. Some vitamins are MUCH better than others- see https://www. Multivitaminguide. Org
for independent ratings of 101 vits. ...Read more
I'm a 24 yr old female I've always had a cracky sound when I walk at my ankles, what could this be and is there any vitamin to take for this?
Air in joint: Cracking or poping of joints is thought to be caused by air bubbles in joint fluid being compressed with movement. There is also the possible snapping noise of the peroneal tendons being displaced around the outside of the ankle. See a foot ; ankle surgeon for an examination. There is no vitamin that has been shown to help. ...Read more
MCH 26.1 RDW 15.9. All other counts normal. 53 yr old female. I currently take a multi vitamin with no iron. Should I be taking a multi with iron?
Depends: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if you are still having periods take iron, if you are post-menopausal, then iron is not necessary. ...Read more
Healthy Diet: Increasingly, we are discovering that if you have a healthy diet, and you aren't ill, there really isn't any measurable need for vitamin supplementation. Keeping your skin moisturized and protected from the sun is a good idea. Vitamin e, iron supplements for women, and biotin are all said to be helpful, but not needed if you have a healthy diet. ...Read more
I'm a 22 year old female. My vitamin D test result was 13.46 ng/dl. Is it low? If low, what meds can I take to improve it & how much?
It's low: If 2000-5000 IU of OTC Vit D does not help you can have your doctor Rx a 50, 000 IU capsule to take once a week for a few weeks, than monthly ...Read more
Would taking 1800 mcg of vitamin d +400 mcg of calcium in be too much to take? Vitamin d low with 1400 mcg supplemented daily. I am 47yr old female.
Ask your doctor: If you have low vitamin D three levels, you should probably start supplementing. However because it is a fat-soluble vitamin, it can accumulate and build up reserves rather quickly, so you want to follow your doctor's advice on how quickly or fast s/he wants to do this. Also your ratio of calcium is off. So best to discuss this with your doctor to get you back on track. ...Read more
My vitamin B12 is 763 and it's suppose to be from 198-615. Is this bad and what does this mean? 24 y/o female. I don't take any supplements/vitamins.
That's fine: Reference ranges are set to reflect where most healthy people fall. Some folks have extra B12-carrying protein and hence a higher B12 level in the blood, or you might have recently taken some B12 perhaps without knowing it. If you are otherwise well and your basic labwork isn't otherwise WAY off, this is never a problem. ...Read more
Multivitamin/iron/D: It is always best to get nutrients from our diet, but most people do not get optimal amounts of all needed nutrients from our diet, so a well-rounded multivitamin with minerals is a good insurance policy to assure you are getting optimal nutrition. Menstruating women often will benefit from a vitamin that also supplies iron. Most people also benefit from taking vitamin d-see comments for details. ...Read more
None will help: Female pattern hair loss is not responsive to vitamins. In general, only Minoxidil is of any benefit, and how much hair grows is variable. Read the package carefully and make sure you can use it, or see a dermatologist. And be patient...You need to give it at least 6 months before you give up. ...Read more
Iam a 47 year old female. I want to start taking a multi vitamin what should I take. I also have high blood pressure?
What kind of vitamins should a 21 year old female take? I'm tired and weak all the time. I had heavy bleeding for the last 3 months (i fixed that)
Need Medical Exam: You need medical evaluation, not necessarily vitamins. Fatigue could be from anemia and many other conditions. See doctor soon. In the event that you are healthy and just tired, prenatal vitamins can be a good start. You don't have to be pregnant to take them. Many women use them as a regular daily supplement. ...Read more