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Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Potentially: Supplements are just that. Too much of a "good thing" can be harmful. Also depending on certain medical conditions even normal amounts of supplements can be dangerous. Also supplements are not regulated and therefore it is not always clear what you are taking. Only use reputable brands and ask your doctor about specific supplements. ...Read more

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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

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What health supplements or vitamins should a girl in her 20s take to build up her immune system? I constantly have problems, would like to correct it.

What health supplements or vitamins should a girl in her 20s take to build up her immune system? I constantly have problems, would like to correct it.

See answer: Most important things you can do to improve and maintain good health and a strong immune system include: heart-healthy diet, regular daily exercise, adequate sleep, reducing stress. Though taking vitamins and nutritional supplements are a way to fill in gaps in your nutrition, there is more and more controversy over their benefits. Women your age need adequate iron, folic acid, calcium, and vit d. ...Read more

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Any vitamin health supplement recommendation for brittle nails and hair ??

Any vitamin health supplement recommendation for brittle nails and hair ??

NONE: Biotin, calcium, many others, are pitched to gullible people by unscrupulous con men. See a dermatologist if you have a significant issue. Nutrition is obtained from food. Eat your vegetables. There are THOUSANDS of nutrients in food which cannot be reproduced in any pill. People who eat normal food derive no benefit from vitamin pills. ...Read more

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I don't eat any fruits or vegetables since my child hood. Will it be a problem for my health in future? Any vitamin that can be recommended?

I don't eat any fruits or vegetables since my child hood.  Will it be a problem for my health in future? Any vitamin that can be recommended?

Daily multivitamin: Most foods in usa have some form of vitamin supplementation. Why don't you start eating fruits and veggies now. They are delicious. If not, recommend a daily multivitamin and you may want to add vitamin d and Folic Acid at a minimum. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C healthly?

Is vitamin C healthly?

Yes: The best source of vitamin C is a healthy diet consisting of lots of fruits and vegetables. Taking a pill won't substitute for eating healthy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Wanting to go vegetarian, what are the best vitamins and health tips for me to do this correctly and safely?

Wanting to go vegetarian, what are the best vitamins and health tips for me to do this correctly and safely?

Variety: The basis of a healthy diet (vegetarian or not) should be a wide variety of vegetables, preferably organic-try vegies of all colors as colors represent key nutrients. Adequate protein is important, from beans, nuts, seeds, organic dairy ; eggs. Enjoy a moderate amount of fruit- limit tropical fruits. Moderate whole grains. Avoid fried foods ; gmo foods. Take a good multivitamin. See my comment:. ...Read more

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Is taking multi vitamin tab everyday good for health and which multi vitamin is best for me.. Im a 30 yr old female?

Is taking multi vitamin tab everyday good for health and which multi vitamin is best for me.. Im a 30 yr old female?

Multivitamin/iron/D: It is always best to get nutrients from our diet, but most people do not get optimal amounts of all needed nutrients from our diet, so a well-rounded multivitamin with minerals is a good insurance policy to assure you are getting optimal nutrition. Menstruating women often will benefit from a vitamin that also supplies iron. Most people also benefit from taking vitamin d-see comments for details. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a women to take male vitiams i can't afford my one a day women right now but my husband has his mons health one a day vitamins?

Is it ok for a women to take male vitiams i can't afford my one a day women right now but my husband has his mons health one a day vitamins?

OK: It's ok for women to take men's vitamins, but better that men not take women's vitamins. Women's vitamins typically contain iron, which men shouldn't take unless they have iron deficiency. ...Read more

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What are symptoms and the effects on health of having a vitamin D3 level of 3?

What are symptoms and the effects on health of having a vitamin D3 level of 3?

Many,may die younger: Low vit D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day; avoid D2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health ...Read more