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How Are Vitamins And Minerals Similar
Hi. I'm 25 years 56kg 179m male. Can I take multivitamin daily, contains approximately 100% from daily need of each vitamin and 30% of each mineral?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Deserts: Fruits are good. FreshGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Vitamins: Too many to discuss here. Go to google and wikipedia ...Read more
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
Lots of them: In general vegetables.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Yes: Certain vitamin (a, d, e, k) can accumulate in the body and cause significant problems on occasion. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
As soon as absorped: As soon as these are absorped.Get a more detailed answer ›