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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How much vitamins should I take per day (a,c,d,e,b,k) iam 22 years old and male, my weight is 98 kg and height is175cm?

How much vitamins should I take per day (a,c,d,e,b,k) iam 22 years old and male, my weight is 98 kg and height is175cm?

Take a good multivit: You are young, and will do well on a good multivitamin. You can purchase that anywhere, and Whole Food has a lot of selection to choose from. Most of them are in or more than the minimum RDA. KADE are fat soluble. So you don't want to overdo. They can accumulate faster than the water soluble ones: B, C. Read the instruction to find out how many tablets you need to take per day. Usually 1. ...Read more

Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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Dr. Ester Kwok Dr. Kwok
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Is it possible u can take to much vitamins?

Is it possible u can take to much vitamins?

Sometimes: Certain vitamins are not easily cleared from the body, such as vitamins a, e, d and k. Therefore if one takes high enough doses of these vitamins, one could experience toxicity. However, the recommended doses for vitamin d appear to be much higher than previously thought. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp Dr. Borncamp
Wound care
21 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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What vitamins do you recommend I take on a daily basis? And how much of each

Diet: A healthy balanced diet negates the need for vitamins. But if you feel your diet is insufficient, a regular multivitamin should cover the bases. Women should take one with iron to replace that lost with menstruation. ...Read more

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Dr. Vance Harris Dr. Harris
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Hi! I would like to know if taking a daily amount of vitamins implicates any risk for my health! and what if I take to much? Thanks!

Hi! I would like to know if taking a daily amount of vitamins implicates any risk for my health! and what if I take to much? Thanks!

Get a good diet: Taking a one-a-day along with extra vitamin d and calcium should cover your needs but get a good diet going with fruit and vegetables as they contain a lot of the antioxidants your body needs. You can take too much of some vitamins so stay with healthy foods. ...Read more

Dr. Paige Gutheil Dr. Gutheil
Family Medicine
15 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Should I take vitamins?

Should I take vitamins?

Yes: I recommend the following to most people: -a general multivitamin -an omega 3 fatty acid supplement -an extra calcium with vitamin d (especially for teens and post menopausal women) -an extra vitamin d (ask for your levels to be tested) if you have chronic kidney disease, ask before taking vitamins. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What vitamins should I take?

What 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

Dr. Andrew Lipton Dr. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
26 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Which vitamins should I take?

Which vitamins should I take?

Supplements: In general i recommend a combination of a multivitamin/mineral an additional antioxidant and omega 3 oil. There are other supplements that can be added for specific benefits. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Levey Dr. Levey
Pediatrics
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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How should you take vitamins?

How should you take vitamins?

From your food: Eat a varied, balanced diet that contains whole grains, lots of fruits, lots of vegetables, and lean meats (including fish). If you eat well, most of your vitamin needs will be met by your food. The exception to this is vitamin d. D is hard to get in sufficient quantity from food, so it's best to take a daily supplement. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild Dr. Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
20 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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Should everyone take vitamins?

Should everyone take  vitamins?

Mostly: Yes, most people would benefit from vitamins. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2013/05/recommended-supplements.html. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What kind of vitamins for me to take?

What kind of vitamins for me to 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. If you have specific symptoms please pose another question about them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How i take vitamins because im malnorish?

How i take vitamins because im malnorish?

Best to C UR Doctor!: If you are malnourished, it's best to see your doctor to find out where your deficiencies are, so they can help you target your diet better to get the most trace minerals/supplements from your food, make sure you don't have absorption or assimilation problems. Then, if still deficient, target using supplements besides a multivitamin tablet. Many MVI tabs go thru the system undigested! So C UR Dr.! ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz Dr. Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
21 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What vitamins should I take if i'm menopausal?

What vitamins should I take if i'm menopausal?

Depends: But my short list for all women is calcium, magnesium, vitamin d and fish oil. The rest depends on you diet, fitness and any other medical conditions or family history. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is it okay to take vitamins d with chemotherapy?

Is it okay to take vitamins d with chemotherapy?

Not only OK but wise: It is a good idea to take vit d with chemotherapy as it often depletes vit d- see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/037663_chemotherapy_drugs_vitamin_d_deficiency.Html vit d is crucial for proper immune function. Also, there is evidence that vit d improves the effectiveness of chemotherapy- see http://www.Vitamindwiki.Com/chemotherapy+might+be+amplified+by+vitamin+d. ...Read more

Mahek Shah Dr. Shah
General Practice
5 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Richard Williams Dr. Williams
Pharmacy
14 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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How long does it take for vitamins B12 and d to get into ones system and start to work?

How long does it take for vitamins B12 and d to get into ones system and start to work?

Depends: If you are taking vit d for bone issues, it can take quite a long time. If for other reasons like chronic pain or soe of the other claimed benefits, ther eis no definitive time period. As far as b12, if for anemia, red blood manufacturing cycles may take a bit of time as well befor eyou see results. Dont let this stop you as long as you andsd your physician agree on the dosages. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Whiting Dr. Whiting
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
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Hello I take the vitafusion gummy vitamins. It has 3000 mcg of biotin. Is that too much.

Hello I take the vitafusion gummy vitamins. It has 3000 mcg of biotin. Is that too much.

No: Biotin is a water-Soluble B-Vitamin. If you eat more than your body needs it will be excreted in your urine. Taking 3000 mcg of biotin should be safe for most people. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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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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Dr. Steve Drabek Dr. Drabek
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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How much iu of vitamins a should I take for acne?

How much iu of vitamins a should I take for acne?

Not helpful: Vitamins not for acne as a general rule. Vitamins are designed to be used to replace things that are not present in your diet or you don't get normally. In the us and most developed countries vitamins provide a nice yellow color to your urine and are excreted. Nutraceutical industry is bigger than pharmaceutical industry and don't require scientific proof to advertise. Save money eat healthy. ...Read more

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