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Is it true gertoil helps you get pregnant?

Is it true gertoil helps you get pregnant?

No : Geritol is an over the counter multivitamin plus iron supplement that is marketed to the geriatric population. Geritol does not assist with getting pregnant any better than any other vitamin. ...Read more

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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