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Food Rich Vitamin
Only if on coumadin (warfarin): I can't think of any reason for anyone to avoid foods rich in vitamin E (studies suggesting e is not safe used synthetic e- no evidence natural e is unsafe). Vitamin k is extremely beneficial but can interfere with coumadin (warfarin). But if on Coumadin (warfarin) you could still eat foods rich in vit. K & adjust dose accordingly. I do not like Coumadin (warfarin) partly because its effects on vit k- please see my comment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fruits and vegetable: Foods rich in vit c include: papaya, citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes grapefruit), parsley, broccoli, bell pepper, strawberries, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, kiwi fruit, cantaloupe, brussels sprouts. Fruit juices are usually fortified with c. Vitamin a foods: sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, liver, paprika, butternut squash, cantaloupe, dried herbs, dried apricots, lettuce. ...Read more
D3: I don't understand your question. D3 is available in 2% or skim milk. It is also available over the counter at little cost. 1000 unit tablets, usually 150 to a bottle, costs less than $10. D3 does not need to be added to food - take once a day - and certainly does not need to be heated. ...Read more
Proven as supplement: A study showed taking 250 mg of b6 increased vividness of dreams. Lower doses might help as well. 250 mg/day can cause neuropathy in some so you shouldn't take that dose for more than a week or 2, but 100 mg/day is safe ; may well help. You can eat foods rich in b6 but it isn't known if the amount you can get from foods will be enough- see http://b6dreams.Com/2011/12/14/b6-and-dreams/#effect. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat foods rich in vitamin a while pregnant. Foods like carrot, sweet potatoes etc. Thank you.?
Yes: You are concerned about the birth defect warning for carotenoid containing medications like retinol cream. The concentration of product in these is high and thus the risk. The amount of vitamin a in all vegetable foods and the the of vitamin a in these foods is easily handled properly by your digestive and metabolism systems so there is no harm to the developing fetus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ive eaten a lot of foods rich in vitamin E while pregnant (daily amounts well over RDA) I just read this can cause birth defects. Should I be worried?
It depends: IT depends on when the vitamin E was taken. Studies shows a link between excess vitamin E intake, in the month prior to conception and the first 2 months of pregnancy, and birth defects (70% more likely). Specifically congenital heart defects (9 times more likely). The recommended RDA for vitamin E in pregnancy is about 18 mg/day. One study link vitamin E intake > 14.9 mg with heart defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually meats: Liver, eggs, pork, corned beef, turkey, shellfish. ...Read more
Yes: Sounds like a good idea to me go to vitamndcouncil.Org for more info. ...Read more