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Vit d level (25 oh test) came out 8, started taking 1000ui vit D3 softgel per day. How much should be taken and for how long for normal level? Age 24
Vitamin D: Generally, a physician will prescribe 50, 000 iu of vitamin d3 for 8 weeks and then recommend 1500-2000 iu daily for maintenance. Levels can then be rechecked. ...Read more
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No: But I would be extra careful when eating and drinking for the next hour or two as you may be numb and at an increased risk of aspiration. ...Read more
Only the "carrier": Vitamins can be foul-tasting, so manufacturers sometimes make the tablets a chewy tasty gel, a sugary chewable tablet or candy-taste liquid (children's vitamins), or just coat the tablet with a sweet or "protective" no-taste shell. The important stuff inside--the actual vitamin (s)--are the same regardless of carrier! ...Read more
Should be fine: This can potentially cause an overdose by releasing too much medicine at once. Especially in kids or if lots of capsules are chewed at once. You will likely have numbing of the mouth and throat. Avoid eating/swallowing until the numbness wears off, as this could cause aspiration. Systemic signs of overdose: confusion, sedation, hallucinations. If this hasn't happened yet, you are probably fine. ...Read more
Lipoic acid: They are both equally good.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I were to squeeze the contents of biotin softgels out and put directly to the hair I want to grow, would that prove successful or is it a bad idea?
Not likely to help: I doubt this would help much but it wouldn't be harmful. If one is deficient in biotin, taking it internally helps hair growth but biotin deficiency is rare. Many shampoos have biotin added to it but I don't know of any research showing it helps to apply topically. It might be easier to add a few biotin softgels to your shampoo. It's safe to try. See http://www. Med-health. Net/Biotin-Hair-Loss. Html ...Read more
I have taken 2x80mg saw palmetto softgel capsules they feel like they went down the wrong way is it possible they could go into lungs or be a problem?
No: You would not be breathing now if they went into your lungs. By the way, saw palmetto is usually for older guys trying to control BPH- why are you taking them? ...Read more
No.: Inexpensive, and degradation would have occurred! Too inexpensive to chance! ...Read more
I am taking one 250 mg softgel of magnesium daily? I heard is good for patient with IBS like me. Is this is good or healthy?
Probably good: Magnesium deficiency is very common; it is most likely the most underdiagnosed electrolyte deficiency in medical practice. That said, taking too much magnesium can cause diarrhea and abdominal pain. I recommend magnesium glycinate because it caused less intestinal upset than magnesium citrate or oxalate. Start with a low dose and gradually work your way up. ...Read more
What is the shelf life of vitamin d3? Is it a mistake to bulk buy e.G 480 softgels on special offer? Does this form last longer than plain tablets?
No problem: Check the package expiration date, but there should be no problem. ...Read more
I'm a 21 year old female & have started taking fish oil. I take one 300 mg softgel with lunch & dinner. Is this too much, too little, or unnecessary?
Both Eckhart Corpn's Vitamode & Tishcon Corp's Stay-Well UBIQUINOL 100mg prescribes 1-2 softgels daily with meals. At age 67 do I take 1 or 2 per day?
It shouldn't: The whole idea of taking amino acid in soft gel capsules is so hokey and scientifically laughable that it makes me wonder what's really in them. If acne's flaring, try a salicylic acid wash once daily, and remember that other things -- especially "gym protein fitness shakes" may be spiked with anabolic steroids, which will do more than give you acne. ...Read more
When I take the tablet prenatal vitamin my urine turns yellow, but when I take the softgel prenatal vitamin my urine is normal. Why which is better?
Whole Food Diet: You've just demonstrated the problems with taking vitamins- Except for Vit's A, D, E & K which are stored in fat, most vitamins are 'water-soluble' and not stored. So, we have the healthiest toilets in the world! Don't worry, you'll get enough of the nutrients either way/pill- but please eat a 'who;e food' based diet- your body will absorb what it needs, when it needs it, never too much or little! ...Read more
I am 23 years old and I take cod liver oil softgels and biotin in combination. Is this good combination or both have any absorption effect?
Fine: There is no problem taking Cod Liver Oil and biotin together. They should both be well-absorbed and neither will interfere with absorption of the other. ...Read more
When I take prenatal vitamins tablet my urine turns yellow but but I take the prenatal softgel caples my urine stays the same can you tell me why?
A couple things: Do they have the same mix of vitamins and amounts? Also they might use some type of yellow dye in creating the tablets. ...Read more
Why taking?: The real questions is why are you taking them in the first place? You would be better off getting your fish oil from wild salmon for a number of reasons including vitamin d, healthy saturated fat, astaxanthin, etc. Grape seed extract can be found in grapes. You need these products if you eat right. As to your specific question, any time of day is fine, but earlier is better. ...Read more
Could you tell me what's the best time in a day to take a fish oil softgels and grape seed extract capsules?
Are gummy vitamins easier on the stomach lining than capsules and softgels if you believe you may have an ulcer?
Likely no difference: It is generally not felt to be the vehicle of a medication (pill, capsule, liquid etc) that is the culprit of the side effect of GI upset. Rather, it is generally attributable to the active ingredient, in this case vitamins. ...Read more
My age is 35 have high cholestrol & m planning to start GNC triple strength fish oil plus krill softgels or should I start GNC triple omega 3-6-9 soft?
I have a sport injury in my shoulder joint is cracking when I move and hurts a little too I am taking Advil and zyflame softgels, helps little but it does not heal, I play violin and it gets worse after. About 6 weeks like that please help thank you
A: A common injury is to the ac joint, where the joint at the end of a collarbone is injured and with overhead motion or bringing the arm across the body the joint "pops". Another thing that can "pop" is a tendon on the front of the shoulder joint. An evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon who cares for shoulder problems might be warranted. ...Read more
Hello, I have Nutrilite heart health omega-3 supplement, but It says to take 3 softgels per day before meals. Can I take all three softgels at once?
You Like Fish Burps?: Better to split them up. Better absorbed with food. If you don't eat three meals a day then take two with one meal and one with another. But in this case food will help. Or, take the third with a healthy snack. Taking all three at once won't hurt but you want to get your money's worth, right? Also, if you eat some salmon that day, you can skip the supplement. The "real" thing is always better ...Read more