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How Many Mg Of Vitamins Should I Take
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. You can take them as long as you wish. Spectracell labs in TX offers a good micronutrient test that provides specific info for your body. ...Read more
Focus on food: Don't get carried away by supplementation. You should be able to obtain basically all of the necessary nutrients from a healthy diet. Focus on eating a diet consistent in of a diverse pallette of colors, limited processed foods, lean protein, and healthy fats. Unless you are very restrictive about what you eat you should do well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Healthy diet: Generally, a healthy diet should include all the vitamins which are necessary. With that said, you should check with your doctor. He may desire to do blood tests looking at certain levels. Prenatal vitamins should be important if you are pregnant, or expecting pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folic acid: With a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements generally have not been shown to benefit your health. However, taking a folate (folic acid) supplement of 400 micrograms daily is recommended for women who can have children to prevent some birth defects. It is important to take it before getting pregnant as well. A good iphone resource for complete preventive recommendations is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
What kind of vitamins should I take for my age of 31 yrs male I have never taken no vitamins at all?
Balanceda diet: A healthy male may only need to supply Vitamin D3, if he is not exposed to adequate sun. In my experience most of my patients are Vitamin D deficient. It would be a good idea to check the levels. A good balanced diet should supply all your needed vitamins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy diet: Simple answer is eating a healthy balanced diet and exercise (physical and mental). If you happen to be deficient (or even borderline) in b12, thiamine, vitamin d, or vitamin e, so have a doctor check. Avoid smoking and keep alcohol to < 2 drinks/day maximum. Most any multivitamin is a decent insurance policy against dietary deficiencies. Ginkgo might help, but it thins blood like aspirin. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Lock jaw: "lock jaw" usually refers to tetanus -- an infection caused by the bacterium clostridium tetani, found in soil, dust and animal feces. It can come in through a deep flesh wound, where the spores release a toxin that affects your nervous system, resulting in "lock jaw." eventually your breathing muscles can be paralyzed, causing death. Prevention is through vaccination, not vitamins. ...Read more
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