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What are the uses of geritol?

What are the uses of geritol?

Geritol: Geritol complete has essential vitamins & minerals, especially vitamins a, c & e , mainly as antioxidant. The geritol tonic has iron & essential b vitamins. ...Read more

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Does Geritol help you gain weight?

Does Geritol help you gain weight?

Danger: Taking extra iron as a man can cause damage to your liver. Geritol is not a medicine for weight gain. It is a vitamin with iron. A man should never take extra iron without a specific reason prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Do geritol make you gain weight fast?

No: While geritol may be helpful for nutritional deficiences - it will not cause weight gain or weight loss. ...Read more

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I have to start geritol the day of your cycle or can you start before? What do I do?

I have to start geritol the day of your cycle or can you start before? What do I do?

Ask your doctor: Truthfully, it really doesn't matter. We used to associate the elderly w/Geritol. But presumably you're female (you didn't describe your gender although you mentioned your cycle) so you probably lose a bit of iron w/your menses, which is where Geritol comes in. Realistically, if that's the case, it really doesn't matter when you start, since we don't cycle vitamins as much as take them daily. ...Read more

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Does geritol help gain weight? Trying too gain a few pounds too be at my right weight.

Does geritol help gain weight? Trying too gain a few pounds too be at my right weight.

Not really: Geritol is a multi-vitamin supplement and as such has minimal caloric value. A better bet would be to add an extra 500 calories of healthy food to your diet on a daily basis. This would increase your weight by about a pound a week if everything else was kept stable. Taking the vitamin alone will not stimulate weight gain. ...Read more

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I'm taking geritol and I'm bleeding. What is this?

I'm taking geritol and I'm bleeding. What is this?

From where?: From where are you bleeding? Nose? Gums? Rectum? Penis or vagina (you didn't state gender)? Geritol is a brand of vitamins (http://www.geritol.com/) marketed towards elderly when I was growing up. Regardless, vitamins shouldn't make you bleed. So you need to go see your family doctor for an evaluation. If you feel lightheaded, faint, dizzy, as if you might pass out, call 911 & unlock front door ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea for a person in her 20's take geritol?

Is it a bad idea for a person in her 20's take geritol?

No: Geritol is a group of vitamins for the elderly. Most multivitamins have very low dosis of vitamins in each pill so most of the time is not dangerouse to take them. Unless you have a serous disease of the kidney or liver or allergy to any of the components of geritol most likely won't hurt. ...Read more

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I'm taking geritol and I'm bleeding. Should I be concerned?

I'm taking geritol and I'm bleeding. Should I be concerned?

Where from? How much: Geritol is moot when it comes to bleeding. Seek help if you feel weak, woozy, dizzy, lightheaded etc which suggests anemia from blood loss. You didn't indicate your gender or where from you are bleeding, nor how much (difficult to quantify). Menstrual bleeding is expected monthly. Blood in urine or stool should be evaluated. Nose bleeds are common. Sorry but we need more info. ...Read more

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Can you take maca root pill form and geritol complete together?

Can you take maca root pill form and geritol complete together?

Why?: Supplements and vitamins are only needed if you have a documented deficiency. See your doctor for evaluation if you have any medical problems. ...Read more

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Do i need to start geritol the day of my cycle or can I start before?

Do i need to start geritol the day of my cycle or can I start before?

Geritol: Geritol (http://www.geritol.com/ ) is a brand of multivitamins. As such, they're meant to be taken daily w/o regard to your cycle. So it really doesn't matter. Just do it. Well, that's assuming that you believe that multivitamins will make a difference (although no such research evidence exists yet). Instead, focus on eating healthy, exercising regularly & getting enough quality sleep. ...Read more