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Gummy Vitamins Vs Regular Vitamins
Are food based chewable gummy vitamins safer than artificially made vitamins? I am considering a food based calcium chewable gummy supplement.
Not alone: Most prenatal vitamins contain only small amounts of calcium (~300mg) because the calcium molecule is too big to put in a combination pill. You and your doctor will need to review your dietary calcium intake, and see whether you also need a calcium supplement in addition to your prenatal vitamin. Between diet & supplement you need 1000mg calcium/day. Can get in dairy products, leafy greens, etc. ...Read more
No not the same: No it is not equal and you can not substitute flintstones for prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Could you take prenatal vitamins that contain biotin, choline, inositol, and fumaric acid name of vitamin brand nordic berries?
I do not: Like the formula. They contain 9 grams of carbohydrate and the amount of thiamin (as are the doses of all the vitamins) is too low to metabolize that amount of carb. You can look it up on line. This expresses an incredible ignorance of industry in vitamins and foods. In pregnancy, first you need a pristine diet and the vitamin supplementation should be ordered by your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Do chewable gummy multivitamins get properly absorbed as much as regular USP verified tablet multivitamins?
Probably: Not all gummy vitamins are created equal and some are undoubtedly better than others, but they should contain high quality vitamins in a different base than tablets. The fact that they are chewable may increase their absorbability, but i don't know any objective research on their absorption so this is all just an educated guess. ...Read more
NO!: I strongly advise everyone take a quality multivitamin as the vast majority of americans don't get adequate vitamins & minerals from their diet, but vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Fruits & veggies have a complex mix of hundreds of phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonols & anthocyanins that aren't found in vitamin supplements. Eat fruits/veggies of all colors for good health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can we give amway nutritional supplements like multi vitamins, vit c, protein powder, fruits and veg concentrates regularly to children of 5 -10 yrs?
20yo & pcos and want to make sure i'm not taking to much vitamins. One a day women's, prenatal, c & e, folic acid, b complex, chromium picolinate?
Can G6PD deficient kids under 5 take multi vitamin supplements? Are all vitamins safe for such kids?
Standard types safe: The standard types of multi-vitamins or multi-vitamins plus minerals are as safe for children with G6PD deficiency as they are for non-G6PD-deficient children. If unusual, non-standard doses are used, then nobody really knows how safe or unsafe those supplements would be. Thus, one should stick with standard dosing and reputable brands. ...Read more
Generally as long: Generally as long as your not allergic to soy or soy products and if you are not sure consult with your doctor about taking an allergy test. Before taking or consuming soy or soy based products. ...Read more
What essential vitamins do you recommend for optimal health? fish oil, brobiotics, folic acid, vit d, are potential examples....
Yes, in fact wise: No prenatal vitamin has adequate levels of vitamin d. Adults in the winter months need to take 5-8000 iu of vit d3/day to achieve optimal levels. Additional b complex is perfectly safe as long as total b6 does not exceed 200 mg (highly unlikely). Prenatal vitamins do not contain essential omega 3 fatty acids, important not only for your health but the health of your baby if you become pregnant. ...Read more
Yes, But Why?: It is generally safe to take these vitamins and supplements, or they would have been taken off the market. However, they are almost always totally useless unless you have a specific vitamin deficiency, and can be a danger. Despite the sales propaganda, we are not mostly vitamin deficient as long as we have a reasonable diet. Save your money and buy a gym membership for the most benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Still u should check with u r md! ...Read more
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