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Doctor insights on: Health Concerns Surrounding Antioxidant Vitamins

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What vitamins are antioxidants?

What vitamins are antioxidants?

A,C and E: Vitamins a, c and e are antioxidants and there are enzymes that are antioxidants as well. Eat 8-10 portions of fruits and vegetable every day. If for any reason you cannot eat that amount, then consider juice plus. https://www.juiceplus.com/nsa/content/home.soa?site=jb96909
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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Which vitamins are also antioxidants?

Which vitamins are also antioxidants?

Several: The 3 major antioxidant vitamins are vitamins e, c, and a (beta-carotene). More substances than these are antioxidants in us, though. ...Read more

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Is it good to take antioxidants along with other vitamins?

Is it good to take antioxidants along with other vitamins?

Which antioxidants?: A diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits is better than chasing supplements of unproven value. It is not only expensive but may be harmful to take supplements that are not recommended by the fda. ...Read more

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Why are taking vitamins and / or antioxidants good for you?

Why are taking vitamins and / or antioxidants good for you?

Not clear: It is unclear whether taking these agents is helpful. In some circumstances vitamins - taken in conventional doses - have been harmful. It is undoubtedly best to eat a balanced diet - rich in natural sources as there are almost certainly ingredients there that will not be found in pills and supplements. It is a complex question but I am not certain i agree with your starting premise... ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted benefits from taking antioxidant vitamins?

Healthy body: You should take antioxidants because oxidative stress has been found to cause many chronic conditions including cancer, alzheimer's disease among many others. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables (8-10 portions per day)will give you the required antioxidants. The next best thing to fruits and vegetables in juice plus. https://www.juiceplus.com/nsa/content/home.soa?site=jb96909. ...Read more

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Besides the benefits of vitamins/minerals/fibre/antioxidants, what else is good about vegies?

Besides the benefits of vitamins/minerals/fibre/antioxidants, what else is good about vegies?

Fiber content: The fiber content in vegetables will help reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Half of your meals everyday should be either fruits or vegetables.
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What is free radicals and antioxidants in vitamin section?

What is free radicals and antioxidants in vitamin section?

Important question: Free radicals are produced by oxidative stress, which happens during stress, metabolism, sickness, and eating certain kinds of food. Free radicals damage the body, mostly by damaging dna and interfering with important metabolic processes. Anti-oxidants absorb these free radicals and therefore decrease the amount of damage. ...Read more

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What is better antioxidant - vitamin C or vitamin E?

What is better antioxidant - vitamin C or vitamin E?

Antioxidants : The best antioxidant is a variety of antioxidants. Vitamin C is water-soluble and safe to take up much higher doses. Vitamin E is fat-soluble and should be limited to about 800 per day ...Read more

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How do antioxidants like vitamin C work in the body?

Antioxidants: Antioxidants like vitamin c, fish oil, vitamin e, and others prevent the formation of free radicals. It is widely believed that free radicals are responsible for triggering diseases like cancer, and cardiac disease. ...Read more

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Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Multivitamins: are like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Ask about a specific condition or supplement ...Read more

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During what parts of the body would an antioxidant like vitamin C be most useful?

During what parts of the body would an antioxidant like vitamin C be most useful?

Skin,bones,ligaments: Vitamin c is an essential component of collagen which in turn it's an abundant substance in the connective tissue. The connective tissue is what binds us together and hence it's present in the bones, skin, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, etc. But not only that, the liver, kidneys and other organs have connective tissue. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i give my son a multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplement?

Please tell me, could i give my son a multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplement?

Why?: Has he been diagnosed with a deficiency? Have symptoms? Then see you doctor. Is he eating normal? A balanced diet of meat and vegetables? Then no. Supplements are not necessary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could give my son a multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplement?

Can you tell me if i could give my son a multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplement?

Likely fine: If yours is a vitamin family, i see no problem in common supplements. A well balance nutrition, rest and exercise support normal growth in kids. Most of these supplements leave the body in the urine the day they are given. I caution parents to avoid excesses of vitamin a, e, d or k as these fat soluble vitamins do store up in the bodies fat cells and can produce problems. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take biotin, b-12, antioxidant supplement and a multi vitamin?

Is it ok to take biotin, b-12, antioxidant supplement and a multi vitamin?

A good multivitamin: has all of those. It if always preferable to take one pill instead of a slew of pills. You could take a multivitamin and the supplement.. But do your research on multivitamins which have all of them. Try Whole Foods store.
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What is the role of antioxidant such as selenium vitamin E and c in pcos can it be helpful?

What is the role of antioxidant such as selenium vitamin E and c in pcos can it be helpful?

None: Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help. Metformin is often useful to reduce Insulin resistance and help regulated menses and even fertility. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to give my son a multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplement?

Is it safe for me to give my son a multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant supplement?

Sure: Many of my physician colleagues take an inexpensive vitamin-and-mineral supplement. I don't personally know any physician who takes antioxidants or believes they offer health benefits. I bet Junior will be most grateful in the long run if you offer him good-tasting, nutritious food and especially have times when the family exercises together. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arizona tea would that be good since it has antioxidants and vitamin c?

What to do if I have arizona tea would that be good since it has antioxidants and vitamin c?

Depends: Some of the teas have as much as 5 or more teaspoons of sugar in 8 oz. So if you drink a 20 oz bottle you are getting more than 12 teaspoons of sugar. If you want health benefits try the unsweetened ones. ...Read more

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Can i take a highly potent neurotropic and antioxidant , which has 5000 of Vitamin A and 100 of Vitamin B6 ? i'm 20 yrs.

Can i take a highly potent neurotropic and antioxidant , which has 5000 of Vitamin A and 100 of Vitamin B6 ? i'm 20 yrs.

Can or should?: I recommend getting your nutrients through a good diet whenever possible. Particularly the fat soluble vitamins which can build up to overly high levels. ...Read more

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Do vitamins or antioxidants interfere with radiation therapy?

Do vitamins or antioxidants interfere with radiation therapy?

Yes/No: Not when used in moderation. But avoid mega doses of antioxidanta. Also stop using vitamin E supplement.
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Is it any use to use any of the facial products containing vitamins/antioxidants that supposedly claim to prevent or take away wrinkles?

Some work: Most over the counter products provide hydration and moisture to the skin. Some have retinol that helps with wrinkles. Vitamin c products are also helpful. But to truly get rid of wrinkles, prescription strength products, medical grade chemical peels and laser or dermabrasion may work better. ...Read more

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Would it be good to combine vitamin C crystals (absorbic acid) with coconut oil for a good topical antioxidant combination?

Hmm..: There is actually liposomal glutathione available that can be applied to skin. Sometimes it is combined with superoxide dismutase. ...Read more

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With people who have cancer, is there any natural ways that could potentially help to fight it? Such as eating healthy, vitamin C and antioxidants?

With people who have cancer, is there any natural ways that could potentially help to fight it? Such as eating healthy, vitamin C and antioxidants?

Yes: Good nutrition and good hydration is very important but even more important is a good positive mental attitude a well-balanced healthy diet with light exercise will help you have a positive frame of mind to help combat the stress of cancer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vit.C & vit.E 400iu with provera (medroxyprogesterone)? Are these vitamins good antioxidants?

Is it safe to take vit.C & vit.E 400iu with provera (medroxyprogesterone)? Are these vitamins good antioxidants?

Yes, but...: Yes, it is safe to take vitamins c ; e with provera (medroxyprogesterone). They are good antioxidants but it is important to take natural e (d-alpha tocopherol, not dl-alpha) ideally with mixed tocopherols; studies suggest synthetic e is hazardous.
Also, i feel natural Progesterone is a far better choice than provera (medroxyprogesterone), a synthetic drug with more side effects and no clear advantages over progesterone. ...Read more

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Does using a topical antioxidant like vitamin c inhibit only the overproduction of melanin or also normal production? Don't wan't to lighten skin tone

Does using a topical antioxidant like vitamin c inhibit only the overproduction of melanin or also normal production? Don't wan't to lighten skin tone

Vitamin C: I strongly recommend you go soon to a public library and seek books that will help you understand the good and not so good data. In general you should be OK but please read some books. The librarian will help you. ...Read more

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I have ibs and scared its cancer or a disease it's getting worse. Is it good to make natural vegetable and fruit juices for antioxidants vitamins ?

I have ibs and scared its cancer or a disease it's getting worse. Is it good to make natural vegetable and fruit juices for antioxidants vitamins ?

Not the key: After decades of work, I know on physician personally who takes antioxidants with the idea that they will improve health or longevity; there may be some here. Inflammatory bowel disease requires extra cancer surveillance and your physician needs to explain this to you. Food choices aren't the key to managing your illness; a holistically-minded evidence-based physician might be a good ally. ...Read more

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Whats considered high dosage of antioxidants during radiation therapy? Can I take barley grass which has 1000 iu of vitamin a

Whats considered high dosage of antioxidants during radiation therapy? Can I take barley grass which has 1000 iu of vitamin a

Yes: 1000 units is not excessive as most multivitamins contain 5000 units. Antioxidants may help you tolerate radiation side effects. A nutritional purple ENT that is helpful is a medicinal mushroom blend such as matake-d. ...Read more

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Which antioxidant vitamin or supplement is harmless or have no side effect ?? Grape seed extract ,vitamin c (ascorbic acid) etc.. Plz advise thx...

Which antioxidant vitamin or supplement is harmless or have no side effect ?? Grape seed extract ,vitamin c (ascorbic acid) etc.. Plz advise thx...

Careful: Becareful with supplements. Many are very helpful,
when taken with some prescription medications you
may get undesired effects. Also combination of
supplements are not designed to work together. ...Read more

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There is a lot of press about the importance of antioxident vitamins. Are they really important? If so what should I look for in a vitamin formula?

There is a lot of press about the importance of antioxident vitamins.  Are they really important?  If so what should I look for in a vitamin formula?

Not in pills: Antioxidants in pills and added to food are increasingly being deemed potentially harmful because of their ability to overwhelm our immune system and neutralize certain helpful free radicals. Get your antioxidants from natural food like fruits and vegetables and there are no such concerns. See http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/01/the-case-against-antioxidants.Html?M=1. ...Read more