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Which is now the top plan of action for improving nutritional health concerning vitamin d?

Which is now the top plan of action for improving nutritional health concerning vitamin d?

Eat more foods with: Vitamin d in them such as fish (look at labels since most d is added) and take an inexpensive generic supplement like 2000 units of d3/day. ...Read more

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Are reproductive health The vitamins good for trying to get pregnant?

Are reproductive health The vitamins good for trying to get pregnant?

Folic acid: It is recommended that women trying to get pregnant take a vitamin containing Folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects. Vitamins do not raise your overall fertility rate though. ...Read more

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What are the best books about overall health, nutrition, vitamins and supplements?

What are the best books about overall health, nutrition, vitamins and supplements?

Many good ones: Hard to say which are "best" but some great ones include The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and The Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements, both by Michael Murray, Staying Health with Nutrition by Elson Haas, Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch, Total Wellness by Joseph Pizzorno, The Four Pillars of Healing by Leo Galland and Optimal Wellness by Ralph Golan. Enjoy! ...Read more

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What is the most effective type of magnesium supplement for muscle tension? There are many variations at every health and vitamin store!

What is the most effective type of magnesium supplement for muscle tension? There are many variations at every health and vitamin store!

Listen to your body: Topical magnesium oil is generally well absorbed but can be irritating to skin. The Amino Acid taurine together with magnesium, potassium combination with b-6 enhances the uptake of magnesium from GI tract. Good stomach acid is necessary. Sufficient vit d3 is necessary. Stress of all kinds increase magnesium losses. ...Read more

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I am 46years old.I have ulcerative colitis. My back bothers me some .I also have high cholesterol but it is not real bad Othere than that I'm in great health.What vitamins would u recommend that I take.

I  am 46years old.I have  ulcerative colitis. My back bothers me some .I also have high cholesterol but it is not real bad
Othere than that I'm in great health.What vitamins would u recommend that I take.

Vitamins not best: I'm hoping your question is not implying that your priority in dealing with these issues is in choosing the right vitamin. Having regular tests to screen for colon cancer, walking/strengthening your back & eating healthfully are your most important approaches. That said, a good multiple vitamin would be fine; make sure you get enough calcium/vit D & perhaps some niacin or fish oil for cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of vitamin d 3?

What are the health benefits of vitamin d 3?

Multiple: Vitamin d3 has many benefits. Keeps bones strong, improves immune function, impoves mood. In northern climates, above lattitude of cincinatti, everyone should probably supplement with vitamin d3 in the fall, winter and early spring. ...Read more

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It's good for ur health to take vitamins and suplements every day? I'm a flight attendant and don't sleep, eat properly every day! thanks

It's good for ur health to take vitamins and suplements every day? I'm a flight attendant and don't sleep, eat properly every day! thanks

Mostly No: Vitamins & supplements are big business, cheap to extract from lots of low cost sources & food waste, formulated into doses estimated to be too low to be harmful for nearly anyone & commonly too low to be helpful for anyone with a specific need. No good clinical trials; nearly all marketing (big profit margins to pay for this), large observational studies have shown no benefit yet higher mortality. ...Read more