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How long does it take your body to absorb b complex vitamins?

How long does it take your body to absorb b complex vitamins?

Only minutes: In most cases b complex will be absorbed quite quickly. One way of verifying this is to see how long it takes between taking a potent b complex and how long it takes to see your urine turn dark yellow & smell like vitamins (caused by b1 & b2). For them to appear in your urine they must be absorbed into your bloodstream and then be filtered by your kidneys, but this can happen within an hour. ...Read more

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Vitamin D (Definition)

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How long does vitamin d stay in your body?

How long does vitamin d stay in your body?

3 mos: Vitamin d is fat soluble, so once your level is stable on replacement it takes up to 3 mos to decline back to the prior level. ...Read more

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Will your body absorb a calcium supplement if you take vitamin d with it?

Will your body absorb a calcium supplement if you take vitamin d with it?

Food BestSource Ca+2: Yes, D3 needed for absorption & often ? in US, but best measure vit. D3 concentration; optimal in the 70-80 ng/ml range. Sun tends to trigger conversion of a little cholesterol in skin to Vit D, then converted in liver to D2 & by kidneys & other tissues to D3. D3 impt for Ca absorption, bone & muscle strength + immune function. Best source food & if D3 conc good, unlikely need Ca+2 supplements. ...Read more

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What does your body do with vitamin d if it doesn't absorb it?

What does your body do with vitamin d if it doesn't absorb it?

Excreted in urine ;: The government requirement for minimum levels of vit d is too low. This is the level you need to prevent rickets! you need to have your vitamin d level checked in your blood. When you replace vitamin d with supplements you need to take vitamin d3. Excess vit d that is not absorbed will go out in your stool and urine. ...Read more

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How long does vitamin d stay in body?

How long does vitamin d stay in body?

Fat soluble: Vitamin d is fat soluble and can stay in your body indefinitely unless it is used up by not replenishing it. ...Read more

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How to know what is benefit vitamin E supplement to our body n skin?

How to know what is benefit vitamin E supplement to our body n skin?

Protects..: From photo-aging, also this effects is much better applying oil to the skin. Also a skin softener! ...Read more

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How long does is take the body to get rid of fat soluble vitamins like d &e?

How long does is take the body to get rid of fat soluble vitamins like d &e?

Vitamin Metabolism: Because fat soluble vitamins are stored in fat tissue, they have a tendency to hang around for awhile depending upon the concentration of the vitamin d/e and what it is mixed with. So if you stop taking these vitamins count on them hanging around for a week or more. ...Read more

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Vitamin d deficiency - " your digestive tract can not adequately absorb vitamin d", what does that mean?

Vit D: Vitamin d is well absorbed from the GI tract usually. In vitamin d deficiency there is not enough vitamin d in the diet and because of poor sun exposure and decrease intensity of sun rays in areas where the the rays are oblique ( north os south ) the skin cannot make enough. The production of vitamin d by the skin decreases with age. ...Read more

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How long does it take to correct vitamin d deficiency?

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How long does it take to correct  vitamin d deficiency?

Variable: Duration of corrective treatment varies depending upon the cause leading to vitamin d deficiency, e.g., nutritional deficiency vs inability to activate vitamin d. For nutritional vitamin d deficiency, high-dose vitamin d, 2, 000 to 5, 000 iu/day, is given over 4-6 week. ...Read more

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Low vitamin D how much to take??

Low vitamin D how much to take??

Depends: If you have had your Vit D level tested, your doctor has probably given you some recommendations based on that. Encourage him to write prescription strength if your insurance pays for i (sometimes prescription strength, if generic, can be cheaper than over the counter too, even if you don't have insurance). Your Doc's advice is best. Too much/too little is not good. ...Read more

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How long does a vitamin c and zinc tablet stay in your system please?

How long does a vitamin c and zinc tablet stay in your system please?

24 hours at most: Vitamin c is a water-soluble vitamin. It is absorbed into the bloodstream from the intestine, distributes evenly throughout the circulation, and is then excreted into the urine through the kidneys. Zinc is slightly more complicated, but should also pass into your urine rather quickly, and it should be basically gone within a few hours. I'd say it is a safe assumption that both are gone in 24h. ...Read more

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How much protein can your body absorb?

How much protein can your body absorb?

The protein you eat: All the protein you eat will be absorped as long as your digestive system is normal. The recommended daily allowance of protein is 46 grm for women and 56 grm for men. ...Read more

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What kind of things would cause your body not to absorb vitamin D supplements?

Vitamin D absorption: People who have had intestinal (gut) surgery may not absorb vitamin D as well. More commonly, vitamin D levels are more difficult to raise in obese people because fat tissue holds onto some of the vitamin D. If level is low, don't try to increase supplement dose without telling your doctor because too much vitamin D can be toxic. You will have periodic blood levels to ensure levels reach goal. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d is needed to increase your testosterone?

How much vitamin d is needed to increase your  testosterone?

Poor question: Vitamin d is really a hormone made in the skin by the action of sunlight. It has its beneficial effects in every cell in the body. ...Read more

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How much Vitamin D I should take to raise my Vitamin D from 19 to a healthy level? How long I need to supplement?

How much Vitamin D I should take to raise my Vitamin D from 19 to a healthy level? How long I need to supplement?

5000IU daily: at a minimum. Many physicians including myself would treat level of 19 with 50,000 units twice weekly for 2 months, followed by 5000 units daily indefinitely. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from vitamin d deficiency?

Variable: The time it takes to reverse vitamin d deficiency depends on how low the level is and what dose of vitamin d is given. In most cases the condition can be reversed in 1-2 months. ...Read more

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