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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: If you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...Read more

Folic Acid (Definition)

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


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Can u take prenatal vitamins also folic acid a fish oil at once?

Can u take prenatal vitamins also folic acid a fish oil at once?

Yes- a good idea!: Most prenatal vitamins contain Folic Acid but it is perfectly safe to take more. One third of the population have difficulty converting synthetic Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (folic acid) (l-5-mthf) so I advise taking that form of folate (folic acid) in addition to a prenatal to be safe.
Fish oil contains dha, essential for having a healthy child, so i strongly advise taking fish oil as well. ...Read more

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Is prenatal, folic acid, vitamin a, fish oil, biotin and collagen good to take?

Is prenatal, folic acid, vitamin a, fish oil, biotin and collagen good to take?

Yes but caution re:A: I'm confused, as the info above says you're a 20 yo male, but most males don't take prenatal vits, if you're male I wouldn't take a prenatal, as they often have iron, which 20 yo guys shouldn't take. If you're female, why did you say you're male? If you might become pregnant take no more than 10, 000 iu total of vit a/day-see http://www.Care2. Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women. Html. ...Read more

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For faster hair growth can I consume 5000mg biotin, prenatal or folic acid, multivitamins, 3000mg fish oil pills daily? Is safe?

For faster hair growth can I consume 5000mg biotin, prenatal or folic acid, multivitamins, 3000mg fish oil pills daily? Is safe?

Yes, safe but...: Taking all the things you mention is quite safe. However, there is no guarantee this will result in faster hair growth; if you are deficient in any of those (which is actually quite common) then it should help somewhat; if not deficient then it won't do much for your hair but may still have other health benefits. See http://bit. Ly/18xyule for more re: benefits of vitamins. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: As long as you have good health, no gastritis and no condition than can bet worst with any of those vitamins it is acceptable to take them if you can afford them. ...Read more

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Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan. Hypervitaminosis?

Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan. Hypervitaminosis?

Totally fine: Hypervitaminosis is a term that refers to toxic levels of vitamin a, d or e, which you clearly don't have since you are not taking any of those! Biotin and Folic Acid are essential nutrients that are non-toxic and prevent birth defects. Evening primrose ; fish oil provide essential fatty acids ; are very safe. Collagen is not essential but also quite safe. You have no need to worry. ...Read more

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I have not gotten my period this month . Iam not pregnant cause I'm not sexually active but I do take folic acid, iron, &flaxeed and fish oil vitamins?

I have not gotten my period this month . Iam not pregnant cause I'm not sexually active but I do take folic acid, iron, &flaxeed and fish oil vitamins?

Irregular menses: Many women have irregular menses at some point. The length of your cycle as well as the flow of your menses may change based on stress levels, hormone levels, dietary and weight changes. I would keep a calendar with the days of your bleeding recorded as well as the flow description (heavy, light, etc). If your cycle does not return after a few more weeks, I'd seek a medical eval. ...Read more

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4 months pregnant, don't eat fish. What kind of supplements can I take with my folic acid+ prenatal supp... Omega or fish oil?

4 months pregnant, don't eat fish. What kind of supplements can I take with my folic acid+ prenatal supp... Omega or fish oil?

Flaxseed: I'm not sure why you don't eat fish but wild alaskan salmon has so many good things in it like vit. D, vit. B12, omega-3s, protein, coq10, phospatidylcholine and astathanxin. Flxassed and chia seeds have omega-3s, but not the same type as fish although they convert into the same type. Don't take fish oil pills. ...Read more

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Is it bad for you if your almost 14 and taking fish oil, biotin, folic acid and a multi vitamin daily?

Is it bad for you if your almost 14 and taking fish oil, biotin, folic acid and a multi vitamin daily?

It won't hurt you: There's no harm. It won't help you either. And those can be expensive. You probably have a better use for your money? ...Read more

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I've started this vitamin regime of fish oil folic acid and monolaurin if this clears up my HPV will I have to countiue to take these vitamins??

I've started this vitamin regime of fish oil folic acid and monolaurin if this clears up my HPV will I have to countiue to take these vitamins??

Unsure of regimen: I have not heard of this specific regimen. Monolaurin has been advertised to boost immune system, but I don't think this has been proven in studies and I don't know long term effects.
Regarding fish oil and folic acid, both of these supplements are good for overall health and I would continue these indefinitely at recommended doses. ...Read more

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What essential vitamins do you recommend for optimal health? Fish oil, brobiotics, folic acid, vit d, are potential examples....

A few: Good quality food-based multivitamin multimineral, many need vitamin D3 but levels can be checked to find your true need, omega 3s in flaxseed or fish oil if you do not have any contraindications. ...Read more

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Can folic acid cause weight gain?? I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Can folic acid cause weight gain??  I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Folic acid: Folic acid can make you gain weight, if you have a deficiency, that it is correcting. If not, then it shouldn't. That sounds like an awful lot of folic acid. Check your dose. The CDC recommends 0.4mg (400 micrograms) per day, in women of child bearing years. More than 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned. If you have a deficiency, then consult your doctor, for the proper dose. ...Read more

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Which fruits, vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Which fruits, vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take biotin, cod liver oil, and folic acid at the same time?

Is it okay to take biotin, cod liver oil, and folic acid at the same time?

Yes: These can all be ingested at the same time. They will not interfere with each other and you will get the effects desired with the convenience of taking them all at once. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

Different fats: The fatty acid most commonly found in flax-seed oil is?-linolenic acid (ala, 18 carbons and 3 double bonds). In fish oil, they are eicosapentaenoic acid (epa, 20 carbons and 5 double bonds), docosahexaenoic acid (dha, 22 carbons and 6 double bonds). Ala converts to epa and dha, but in limited amounts. Best to get your epa and dha from actual wild salmon and your ala from flax. ...Read more

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I take biotin 1000mcg, cod liver oil, and folic acid once a day, how often should I be taking collagen?

I take biotin 1000mcg, cod liver oil, and folic acid once a day, how often should I be taking collagen?

Depends on use?: Your biotin will help hair, nails, skin, and cod liver oil will help myelination of nerves, and folic acid depends on if you are MTHFR variant that may not absorb this well affecting demethylation pathways. Collagen is great for joints, gut repair, skin, hair, nails too, and perhaps better than glucosamine or chondroitin for joints. It's the building block for connective tissue. Daily is okay! ...Read more

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Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Yes: But why would you want to take any of them as it's just a waste of money? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil while being on Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg and valproic acid 500mg?

Is it safe to take fish oil while being on Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg and valproic acid 500mg?

Yes: This is as safe as eating fish while on these- probably safer, as a good fish oil has been purified of mercury, pcb's etc.
Research studies show that adding fish oil to anti-depressants like zoloft (sertraline) often result in additional benefits (though some studies disagree). Fish oil is quite safe. See http://www.Drweil. Com/drw/u/qaa400988/fish-oil-for-depression. Html. ...Read more

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Can taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid thin the blood too much?

Can taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid thin the blood too much?

May be: Why are you taking these supplements? Were these prescribed by a doctor? If you take a mixed diet, exercise and maintain a normal weight, you do not need these supplements. Any medication can have ill effects and un-needed medications are not doing you any good. ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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