Doctor insights on:
Health Concerns Surrounding Antioxidant Vitamins
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can i take a highly potent neurotropic and antioxidant , which has 5000 of Vitamin A and 100 of Vitamin B6 ? i'm 20 yrs.
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
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
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?
Is it safe to take vit.C & vit.E 400iu with provera (medroxyprogesterone)? Are these vitamins good antioxidants?
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
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
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
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
Which antioxidant vitamin or supplement is harmless or have no side effect ?? Grape seed extract ,vitamin c (ascorbic acid) etc.. Plz advise thx...
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
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