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Foods With No Vitamin C
Is it okay if I take vitamin C 1000mg I'm just worried I might overdose in vit. C because I'm taking multivitamins and foods that contain vitamin C?
Is it fine I give my 9month old the ff: breastmilk, solid foods such as steamed potato, squash, chayote, and food sumplements of vitamin c, b & iron?
Needs more protein: He could also benefit from meat, chicken, turkey and eggs to help in growth. ...Read more
Basic biology: Most fresh vegetables and fruits have vitamin c. Rose hips are pulped and added to synthetic vitamin c (manufactured from petroleum) in tiny amounts to give it glamour so the manufacturers can charge an inflated price. Bioflavonoinds are pigments found in plants and aren't going to harm you. You've been done a disservice by 'nutrition' sites; get with an evidenc-based physician / dietician. ...Read more
I was advised to avoid Vit C prior to having fillers, Juvederm. Is that for actual Vit C supplement or should I also avoid foods containing vitamin C?
Vitamin C: There is no reason to stop Vitamin C before having HA facial fillers. If you want to avoid bruising, stop all aspirin containing medications or foods that can retard normal coagulation (green tea, garlic etc.). I do advise stopping Vitamin E. May be that is what they meant. I also recommend arnica montana for 3-5 days prior to the injection. ...Read more
Greens: Green leafy vegetables.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nutritious food, vitamin C, liquids etc help kids avoid getting sick from viruses. Does it mean by not coping with it they don't develop respectiv imunity?
No proof: I have not found any proof that any of the above measures prevents viral infection. Nutritious foods may not benefit the immune system directly per se, but they help to provide the body the resources to do a better job in defending against outside invaders. Immunity against a virus can only occur after one's infected or vaccinated against it. ...Read more
I drank a lot of ginger honey tea, and green tea + orange juice and spicy foods and then got diarrhea. Did vitamin C cause it?
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
Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A, C, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, quercetin, n-acety
Probably OK, but...: I doubt there is any serious potential for an adverse interaction. However, one of the problems with "natural" medicines, herbal products, and nutritional supplements, etc is that their exact contents often are unknown, And even when known, there is little research on interations with other drugs. So hard to be certain -- but probably no problem. ...Read more
Vitamin C: Vitamin c is safe in amounts normally obtained from foods. Vitamin c supplements are also generally regarded as safe in most individuals in recommended amounts, although side effects are rarely reported, including nausea, vomiting, heartburn, abdominal cramps, and headache. Dental erosion may occur from chronically chewing vitamin c tablets. (see comment). ...Read more
God made food: All the vitamins and minerals are found in natural foods that should constitute our diet, fruit and vegetables and some meat (we are omnivores because we possess canine teeth used by primitive man to tear chunks out of the meat). The trouble is that modern farming practices use phosphate fertilizer instead of manure (that recycled our essential minerals). So we probably need some supplements. ...Read more
Foods Protein V itC:
I commend you for wanting to have foods rich in protein and Vitamin C.
KELLOGG'S Complete Oat Bran Flakes
KELLOGG'S SPECIAL K RED BERRIES
KELLOGG'S, SPECIAL K Low Carb Lifestyle Protein Plus
KASHI HEART TO HEART, Honey Toasted Oat
Ralston Enriched Bran flakes
KASHI HEART TO HEART, Instant Oatmeal, Apple Cinnamon, dry
KASHI HEART TO HEART, Instant Oatmeal, maple, dry
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Other fruits: Grapefruits, limes, and tomatoes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many supplements offer 1000mg vitamin c. Is it necessary to consume that much? Which food can give me 1000mg naturally?
Should we consume vitamn pills daily or get our nutrients from food? What are the necessary pills to stock up? I only take vitamin C and calcium
Variety of food!: Nutrients are best when from fresh food which is processed as little as possible. There is no real proof that any vitamins or supplements are better, when compared to food, for overall health (except for specific deficiencies). Learn what's in the food you eat, and enjoy it! ...Read more
I keep reading there is no proof that daily vitamin c can help the body, but a deficiency is bad so shouldn't you try to eat alot of foods with vit c?
Vitamins/minerals: The body needs dozens and dozens of vitamins and minerals to work properly. Vitamin C is only one of them. A deficiency of any of them is not good. An excess of some is also not good. Excess Vit C is simply excreted by the kidneys into the urine. Your body is very good at regulating it. I recommend a balanced diet, with the RDA of VitC. Having "a lot" more than recommended won't keep you healthier. ...Read more
Vitamin C: Highly unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does vitamin C and grape seed can cause damage to the kidney.... Or having an extra nutrition can cause damage to the kidney?
There are risks: Supplements, herbal medication, 'extra nutrition' all carry risks. Taken for a long time vitamin c increases the amount of kidney stones. There are many supplements that cause heavy metals to be deposited in the kidneys damaging them. There are also many supplements that cause inflammation in the kidneys damaging them. Recent research has shown 'extra' of good things doesn't mean extra good. ...Read more
I have no instance and got denied for 6 months for low iron. Now thar I could go back, I have been taking a multivitamin, iron pill, vitamin C pill to absorb the iron and eating higher iron foods, but its still to low! Should I be worried? I can't really
Iron def anemia: Iron def anemia can be either from iron loss, poor absorption or inadequate intake. Iron lost through bleeding (intestinal, gynecological or from trauma/ surgery). Most of iron absorption take place in proximal intestine (duodenum). One more recently recognizable diseases is celiac disease (allergy to gluten) this can be diagnosed through specific blood work and/ or endoscopy with biopsy. ...Read more
I used nutrition and IV vitamin C and cured, yes cured my multiple myeloma. How can I offer my experience to doctors and patients to help them?
Must prove cause...: One must prove cause and effect, for any acitivities and/or substances that one believes cured a particular disease. For example, if one believes her leukemia went away because she ate a navel orange every day for an entire year, she must prove that eating the navel orange actually cured the leukemia (and thus show it was not just a coincidence that her leukemia resolved during that same time). ...Read more
I break out with canker sores often, it could be from foods like oranges, is there a non citric food that will provide a good amount of vitamin c?
Some people are sensitive to sodium lauryl sulfate, or sls, an ingredient in many toothpastes. Check the labels, more natural toothpastes, and avoid this.
There can also be a hormonal component to canker sore.
Acidic and spicy food can make canker sore hurt so avoid when you have canker sores. ...Read more
Dr. Paula I have keloid and would take a tonsillectomy surgery. What are the chances that will occur after surgery? What are the foods that are allowed to take after surgery? Am I allowed to take vitamin c before surgery? Thanks Jon
What foods or anything can I take or do to jumpstart my period? I've heard of vitamin C and warm baths?
Wives' tales: To my knowledge, there's nothing save for hormones that can provoke a period. If vitamin c and warm baths provoked period, we would likely use that over hormones, like progesterone. If you want greater control over your period, best is to take a birth control pill. With that you can skip a period by taking the last week of placebo pills. Best of luck! ...Read more
Thank you so much! I can't tell if it's any foods because I'm constantly drinking liquids due to my sport related job, but I've had BV before. It was worse this though. I was taking vitamin c and cranberry pills at the beginning of June and I realized the
Rephrase: I don't know if this is a continuation of a previous question, but as it is written I'm not sure what your question is. Please consider rephrasing. ...Read more
Vitamin C will help if you are deficient due to not getting daily requirement through your food. Since there are sommany sources of vitamin d including citrus food. Apples, strawberries, Acerola Cherries, papayas, black current, kiwi, and others,
Some people believe it helps with cold but according to studies you have to take several thousand mgm of this vitamin for that purpose. ...Read more
DailyRequirement60mg: 1000 mgm is a lot. Daily requirement of Vitamin C is 60mgm. You can get enough from your diet if you have citrus fruits/juices, tomato, papaya, green leafy vegetables like kale, kivi fruit, bell peppers, guava, brocolli, strawberriespeas. Some recommend supplement up to 1000 mgm but I don't exceed more than 500 mgm as large doses can cause diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, Calcium oxalate kidney stones etc. ...Read more
Vitamin C is: Generally good for you. If you take too much you may get the runs. Daily maintenance dose would be one 1K tab in the a.m. and one 1K tab in the p.m. It only lasts in your body for about 12 hours so whatever you take needs to be in divided doses. If you have a cold or it's cold season it can be doubled. Beyond that, please see a nutritionist or integrative doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Vitamin C & colds: This topic has been debated. The data suggest that it can reduce duration of colds slightly but it does not prevent or reduce the severity of colds for most people. Some studies of people living in extreme circumstances, including soldiers in subarctic exercises, skiers, and marathon runners, have found a significant reduction in the risk of developing a cold with vitamin c by nearly 50%. ...Read more