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Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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Hye. I see premium multivitamin (example GNC mega man, now adam) has high dosage of vitamin / mineral than suggested daily value. Is it safe for us?

Hye. I see premium multivitamin (example GNC mega man, now adam) has high dosage of vitamin / mineral than suggested daily value. Is it safe for us?

SAFE and ADVISABLE: The recommended daily intake is the amount that will prevent obvious deficiency symptoms in most healthy people. They have nothing to do with the optimal levels for maintaining good health and preventing disease. See http://blissfulwriter. Hubpages. Com/hub/recommended-dietary-allowance-rda-is-too-low
for example, the rdi of vit d is 600 iu/day but most adults need 5-8000 iu/day for optimal levels. ...Read more

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My 93 year old mother who is due to start warfarin takes a multivitamin and mineral tablet containing vitamin k. Should she stop the multivitamin?

My 93 year old mother who is due to start warfarin takes a multivitamin and mineral tablet containing vitamin k. Should she stop the multivitamin?

Most likely-Yes: Certainly, all the meds, including vitamins and over the counter need to be discussed with her warfarin/coumadin coordinator. Vit k, especially, which is a reversal agent used when the Coumadin "levels" are too high, will definitively interact with the Coumadin and make it difficult to manage properly. As stated, discuss with the treating provider for continuity of care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What multivitamin or mineral or vitamin is good to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? I know vitamin C makes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) less affective

What multivitamin or mineral or vitamin is good to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? I know vitamin C makes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) less affective

Any once a dayVit/mi: Any once a day vitamin with mineral like centrum
What it says about Adderal is
NO FOOD WITH VITAMIN C OR SUPPLEMENT 1HOUR BEFORE AND AFTER TAKING ADDERAL
Foods like orange juice. Grapefruit juice and others
But you can take your vitamins after few hours. But ask your doctor if it is ok.
Restrictions are I hour before and after, as it affects the absorption of Adderal ...Read more

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How are vitamins and minerals distinguished from each other?

How are vitamins and minerals distinguished from each other?

Vitamins & Minerals: One of the major differences between vitamins and minerals is that minerals are generally inorganic compounds. On the other hand, vitamins are normally complex organic compounds that serve as catalysts for essential reactions in the body. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and minerals do I need?

See details: You need no supplementary vitamins. Just eat a balanced diet and save your money. ...Read more

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What I need vitamins and minerals for innume system?

Healthy diet: Vitamins and minerals are in our food, but most diets do not contain enough vitamin c, d, iodine, zinc, and calcium. Pregnancy can make even greater demands on our vitamin needs.
Taking a multivitamin/mineral supplement is often helpful to round out the foods produced in any one part of our world. Infection resistance is enhanced with vitamin d blood measurements greater than 45. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of vitamins and minerals?

A great many: Look it up in the library or on wikipedia on line. Everyone should have a nodding acquaitance with the importance of vitamins and minerals. They are the caralysts that enable your cells to create the energy that enables them to function. ...Read more

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The correct way to take vitamins and minerals?

The correct way to take vitamins and minerals?

Eat Well, 1 MVI (multivitamin) day: Most of our nutritional needs can be satisfied by eating a diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains prepared with minimal processing. Several servings of oily fish should be eaten weekly. Additional fat should include nuts, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated choices with limited saturated and trans fats. Avoid sweets. One multivitamin / mineral supplement daily will meet other needs. ...Read more

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How can I get all vitamins and minerals in diet?

How can I get all vitamins and minerals in diet?

Eat wisely!: You need to eat a balanced diet of lean protein, plenty of vegetables, fruits, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats (omega-3's, monounsaturated fats like olive oil, avocado, etc). Even with this, though, you might miss out on some minerals or others -- so a basic multivitamin is generally a good idea as a supplement, not a substitute. ...Read more

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Why do humans need so many vitamins and minerals?

Essential: 13 vitamins, (a, 8bs, c, d, e, k) and certain minerals are essential to normal human function for proper metabolism and cell function. Get them all from whole foods other than vitamin d which you can get from 15-30 minutes of sun exposure. Avoid supplements whenever possible. ...Read more

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How much vitamins and minerals is too much each day?

How much vitamins and minerals is too much each day?

Depends: Depends on the vitamin, mineral, age and sex of the individual. Different needs at different stages of growth and life. Some minerals and vitamins can be toxic-not just fat soluble vitamins like a and d, but also e.g. B6 (water soluble) which can cause nerve damage in excess (or deficiency). ...Read more

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What vitamins and minerals should I take besides d at 60?

What vitamins and minerals should I take besides d at 60?

Multivitamin: There are many multivitamins out there but one within your budget and suits your lifestyle: active/sport or a regular one should suffice. B-complex, vit d, calcium, vit e, vit k, and vit c are great and when combined with a regular healthy diet, will help. Its often better to get as many nutrients through foods as your body absorbs them better and provide fiber. ...Read more

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What test to know all require vitamins And minerals in body?

Unfortunately: There is no single test to determine all micronutrient deficiencies. Each individual micronutrient would need to be tested for. But in general people don't usually require extensive nutritional testing unless there is a concern for particular deficiencies based on underling medical conditions or symptoms. ...Read more

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What vitamins and minerals do I need each day to be healthy?

What vitamins and minerals do I need each day to be healthy?

All of them: Now, the body cannot produce calcium; therefore, it must be absorbed through our food.Minerals like chromium, copper, iodine, iron, selenium, and zinc are called trace minerals because you only need very small amounts of them each day. Eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods. You can usually get all your vitamins from the foods you eat. Www. Drbarretojuiceplus. Com if you are not eating fruit/veg. ...Read more

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What vitamins and minerals should one take for good eyesight?

Many: Compounds thought to benefit the eyesight are those associated with good health. Additionally, the compounds that are present in leafy dark green vegetables are particularly good for macular degeneration patients. By extrapolation, many believe that these same nutrients are thought to be beneficial for normal eyes. These include zinc, vit c, e, and beta carotene. Others are being tested. ...Read more

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Do young children need as many vitamins and minerals as adults do?

Do young children need as many vitamins and minerals as adults do?

No: Children with well balanced diets do not require multivitamin supplements, however children do require sufficient vitamin D and calcium which many do get from multi-vitamin supplements. Many children are now vitamin D deficient and require additional vitamin D as adults do. Fluoride supplementation is also recommended if not in the water supply in your area. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your body not to absorb vitamins and minerals?

Depends: Many things can cause malabsorption, including: gastric bypass surgery, celiac disease, non-celiac wheat sensitivity, genetic differences in certain transporters, hypothyroidism causing insufficient gastric acid, other problems causing insufficient gastric acid, intestinal dysbiosis, etc. ...Read more

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How does one artificially reach the daily dose of vitamins and minerals required?

Easy to get: By definition, artificially reaching the good daily dose (which you can probably get from a reasonably balanced diet) involves taking a supplement. An adequate vitamin-and-mineral supplement should not cost more than a few dollars a year. ...Read more

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How long does it take for vitamins and minerals supplemennts to start taking effect?

How long does it take for vitamins and minerals supplemennts to start taking effect?

Effect vs noticing: I agree with dr. Khanna that the vitamins and minerals you take will start working immediately. But it may take several weeks or months for you to notice clear results in terms of energy or other symptoms. Keep at it; keep educating yourself; work with your doctors -- and sometimes educate them too! All of us can learn something from each other. :-). ...Read more

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What is a disease that causes the body to be unable to absorb vitamins and minerals?

What is a disease that causes the body to be unable to absorb vitamins and minerals?

Syndrome: It more of a syndrome than a disease and it's calked malabsorption. It's calked malabsorption. It is caused by the intestines inability to properly absorb nutrients. It can happen when a lot of the bowel has been surgically removed and it can happen from diseases line cancer. It doesn't happen in healthy people. ...Read more

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Can a multi-vitamin pill actually give you all those necessary vitamins and minerals?

Can a multi-vitamin pill actually give you all those necessary vitamins and minerals?

It depends: Each multivitamin is different and you have to read the label to see what it contains. Consult a vitamin specialist if you have questions. It also depends on your medical conditions. If you take zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec, pepcid, or have celiac disease or similar, you may not absorb vitamins well and need an alternate method of delivery. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some vitamins and minerals that are dangerous if you take too much?

I was wondering what are some vitamins and minerals that are dangerous if you take too much?

A, D, E, B6, Zinc, Sel.: One can take too much of the fat-soluble vitamins a, d ; e, though one has to take vey large amounts for a long time to get toxic. B6 is the only water-soluble vit. Known to be toxic with a does of 250mg/day or more. One can also become toxic from high doses of zinc, selenium, manganese ; copper. Even too much calcium may increase risk of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference in taking vitamins and minerals regularly than getting them from food?

Natural sources: The 'best' way to get vitamins and minerals is through ingesting foods and having a regular and balanced diet of assorted food groups. ...Read more

Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more