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No not the same: No it is not equal and you can not substitute flintstones for prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Taking Hairfinity and Nature's Bounty "B-Complex with Folic Acid, Vitamin C+Biotin". Does combining the two exceed daily limit of vitamins? Harmful??
Vitamin D: Supplementation is generally approx 2000 units of d3/day. 20, 000 units would be excessive for most people, and is rarely given concurrently with calcitriol, which is activated vitamin d. . D deficiency takes months to correct. Check w/your doctor about your medication before you continue or change anything. ...Read more
Take spironolactone, phentermine, one a day mutli vit-minerals (with 13% mg) and vit D3 daily.
Can i add magnesium supplement to my diet for my migrain?
NO: You can not overdose on magnesium if your kidneys are normal as the excess will be removed in urine or stool as magnesium causes diarrhea. Since you take Phentermine which can increase heart rate and cause arrythmias the concomitant use of magnesium has potential to cause harm as high level of magnesium can affect heart rate. Stop your Phentermine and then you can take magnesium supplements. ...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
Low vit d levels, already taking 1500mg msm glucosamine, 1000mg omega-3 fish oil tablet a day, adding 1000ui vit D3 tablet more would be ok ? Effects?
Vitamin D level: Can be checked by your doc and that will determine how much you need. Many people take 5k ius daily but you would need to check w/doc. ...Read more
1- 50mcg zinc and 2- 1000mcg biotin each per day. Is this safe? Zinc for sexual health and biotin for hair/nails/skin.
Safe yes. Effective?: Biotin and zinc are found naturally in a normal diet. Supplementation is rarely needed. The RDA of biotin is about 30 mcg/day. Whether high dose supplement promotes healthy hair/skin/nails is unknown, but it's probably safe. The RDA of zinc is about10 mg/day. I suspect you're taking 50 mg not 50 mcg ,which is safe,but there's no evidence that supplement beyond the RDA has any health benefits. ...Read more
Pregnant 12wk. Vit D level is 19. Calcium is 8.9. Doc gave 5K IU a day. Should I add Vit K2/K1 magnesium and how much. Prenatal has 25mg of magnesium?
My ferritin level is 19. Is 150 mg iron polysaccharide (feramax supplement) + 35 mg ferrous fumarate (pre natal vits) safe daily iron dose for female?
I have packets of vita clear vitamins. There are four vitamins in each; one green, one red, two yellows. Which ingredients are in which?
Manufacturer: Please contact the manufacturer or their website for this information. ...Read more
I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?
Can I take a women's multivitamin, magnesium, zinc, b12, super b complex and asian panax daily? Age 22
Can i take multivitamins that contains Vit.B1 Vit.B2 Vit.B6 Vit.B12 Nicotinamide Calcium Pantothenate and Vit.C while pregnant?
Yes, however...: Every prenatal multivitamin contains all of those and more so this is definitely safe. However, the most important vitamin in a prenatal is Folic Acid (ideally as folinic acid or L-5-MTHF), esp. important in the first few weeks of pregnancy. Also eat greens and beans/lentils for folate (folic acid). ...Read more
Yes: As a fluid it does count, as dopes the fluid value of foods, like applesauce that is 95% water, or vegies that are often 50%. ...Read more
What does OK mean?: For most i see with low vit d, 1000 iu is a very low & rarely effective replacement of d3. Without checking vit d3 blood conc, who knows. Omega red widely marked but otc, low value, small homeopathic dose of epa+dha. From research available, epa the more valuable at doses of about 1, 000 mg/day to decrease rates of cv ds events a little. Yet low value vs. Good measured LDL & HDL particles, etc. ...Read more
Can I take the following Amway tablets daily: Daily Multi Vitamin, Vit C, Vit B, and Glucosamine in the morning?
Yes: Yes, but you are wasting your money. ...Read more