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Doctor insights on: Food Minerals And Vitamins That Sustain An Organism

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Can magnesium, vitamins & minerals, omega 3 incur any negative side effect or damage to your organism, if taken daily for 3 months or even more ?

Can magnesium, vitamins & minerals, omega 3 incur any negative side effect or damage to your organism, if taken daily for 3 months or even more ?

Occ.mild side effect: Vitamins ; minerals (including mag.) ; omega 3's are very safe; millions have taken them for decades without harm. But they can cause side effects; too much mag. Causes loose stools, b vits can get people wired, b vits, zinc ; omega 3's may cause stomach upset etc. Synthetic vit. E may harm health ; should be avoided. People may be harmed by addtives/fillers ; binders; choose quality- see comment:. ...Read more

Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more


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I am getting white hair very early & quickly compared to my elder brothers. Is vitamin B12 or can you advise on medicine that can sustain my melanin.

I am getting white hair very early & quickly compared to my elder brothers. Is  vitamin B12 or can you advise on medicine that can sustain my melanin.

No pills: You may dye your hair if grey is cosmetically troublesome to you. As an aside, masturbation does not cause gray hair. B12 or other vitamins are not likely to be helpful unless you are deficient in those. ...Read more

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Is really possible to obtain all vitamins plus minerals from food?

Is really possible to obtain all vitamins plus minerals from food?

Absolutely : Only exception would he vitamin K as an infant during the first few months of life until babies can produce it themselves. Oral vitamin k is broken down in the stomach which is why newborns relieve it intramuscularly. ...Read more

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Does warming food in microwave destroy the vitamins or minerals? secondly does it causes any other harmful impact ie; cause cancer?thanks

Does warming food in microwave destroy the vitamins or minerals? secondly does it causes any other harmful impact ie; cause cancer?thanks

It's fine: Minerals -- not at all. They can only be destroyed in a nuclear reactor. Vitamins -- maybe a little, notably vitamin C, but you probably get plenty. Causing cancer? That's internet scare hoax stuff. Taking proper care of your food is key to avoid food-borne illness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have an 18M old daughter. She's eating more and more grown up food. What is the optimal balance of vitamins and minerals for her age. Planning meals:)?

Healthy eating: It is best to focus on types of foods rather than specific vitamins and minerals. Most vitamins and minerals can be found in a wide variety of foods. If your child is eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and good protein sources, she is going to have no problem getting sufficient vitamins and minerals. If she only eats chicken nuggets, she would need a multivitamin. ...Read more

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What is the difference in taking vitamins and minerals regularly than getting them from food?

Natural sources: The 'best' way to get vitamins and minerals is through ingesting foods and having a regular and balanced diet of assorted food groups. ...Read more

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Can nutrition labels list all the vitamins and minerals contained in the food?

Can nutrition labels list all the vitamins and minerals contained in the food?

Probably not: The labels will cover anything required by law and contents that the manufacturer thinks will be an inducement to purchase the product. That leaves a lot of room for other ingredients, preservatives, etc. Testing is rare in this arena by independent laboratories. The buyer must beware. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

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