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How Does Prenatal Vitamins Work
Magnesium Tablets: Magnesium is the relaxation mineral, as compared to calcium, which is the contraction mineral for muscles. I.V. magnesium starts working immediately. Oral magnesium has to be absorbed in the G.I. tract, which would vary person to person. Keep in mind that it can vary up to 8 fold from person to person how much magnesium a person needs, as well. ...Read more
You : You have to use prenatal vitamins as directed in order to receive the expected result. ...Read more
Varies with each: It is very variable and dependent on the blood levels, disease state due to deficiency and other co existing medical conditions and if these are taken orally, or by injections.Each vitamin and mineral is different, some are taken as supplement without any medical condition or deficiency documentation as these are available over the counter and some are large doses and prescription for deficiency. ...Read more
How much time can you wait until i start taking prenatal vitamins? What exactly is prenatal vitamins how does this help the baby?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Replenishment: Multimineral supplements replenish minerals that are depleted in your body. Please be aware though, that not all of these are safe, nor do all contain in the pills what's listed on the labels. Some companies have their products independently tested, and you can review results via sites like https://www.Consumerlab.Com/ "miracle mineral solution" hasan fda warning: http://tinyurl.Com/2axfcx3. ...Read more
All the same: The extra vitamins, minerals and iron that are required during pregnancy are all available in the appropriate amounts in any over the counter adult multivitamin. There is nothing extra special or better about a prenatal. A higher price does not mean it is better for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: In many ways but a key one is bones are made of minerals (calcium, magnesium etc.) & collagen; vitamins are essential to absorb minerals & build collagen. We can't absorb calcium without vit. D &a. Vit. K directs calcium to our bones (instead of arteries/soft tissues). Vit c supports collagen production. See osteoporosis-treatment. ...Read more
Define "working": I'm not sure what you mean by "working." you're generally not going to notice any benefit from taking a multivitamin unless you happen to have a symptomatic vitamin deficiency. Some people think that vitamins will given them "energy, " but that's not the case unless you have a deficiency. ...Read more
Depends on diet: In the absence of known deficiency, multivitamins are unnecessary. Common deficiencies are vitanin d in people who don't get much sun exposure and vitamin B12 in vegans who don't supplement. Multivitamins are now increasingly seen as unhealthy if not needed. Check with doctor before taking any and always check label to make sure you know what you are taking. Do not take above 100% of rda. ...Read more
Also, does it matter that i take specifically prenatal vitamins or can I just take a regular woman's multivitamin?
You can take regular: If you are not pregnant you can take regular womans vitamins if you need them. ...Read more
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