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Doctor insights on: How To Know If Trientene And Zinc Are Working

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What vitamins are good for anxiety and how long do they take to work?

What vitamins are good for anxiety and how long do they take to work?

It depends...: We're all individuals so it depends on your unique needs. Inositol 12 grams/day in divided doses ; the l-5-mthf form of folate (folic acid) often helps. B6 ; zinc can help, esp. If you have pyroluria.For some niacinamide 500 mg 4x/day really helps (but monitor liver enzymes). Other b's like b5 can help.Magnesium often helps. Herbs ; Amino Acids can help too. Work with a holistic md for individualized treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if which vitamins are bad for me?

You CANT: That's hard to answer. The doses of vitamins gfiven should be checked with your nutritionist or MD ...Read more

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I want to start taking vitamins to help me feel better day to day. There are so many different kinds, how do I know which is best for me?

I want to start taking vitamins to help me feel better day to day. There are so many different kinds, how do I know which is best for me?

Which vitamins: To determine which vitamins to utilize, ask yourself what symptoms or problems are you hoping to treat. It may be worthwhile to report these to your md to see if there are underlying medical problems. Some of the vitamins can assayed in blood tests, for example, b12, d, folate, (folic acid) b6, and with more expense others. Supplements in particular at high doses can actually contribute to illness. Eat right. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin and/or mineral one can take to help with anxiety? I take magnesium, but what are some other good ones to try?

What is the best vitamin and/or mineral one can take to help with anxiety? I take magnesium, but what are some other good ones to try?

There's a better way: Sure, a lot of health food and supplement places will tout the effect of various herbal preparations, but the best way to treat anxiety without a prescription is with a counselor who knows how to do cognitive behavioral therapy. Also look at things like how much caffeine you drink, how many hours you sleep and so on. ...Read more

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How to know if i need all these supplements. Body building.?

How to know if i need all these supplements. Body building.?

Multiple Vitamin: A multiple vitamin is ok, bur may not show its effect unless you see a change. Hope so, but doubtful ...Read more

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If you were to supplement with zinc picolinate tablets; how long would one do that for and for how many weeks? Many thanks

If you were to supplement with zinc picolinate tablets; how long would one do that for and for how many weeks?  Many thanks

Why take zinc?: Zinc supplements have very little benfit. Why would you decide to take them and what are you taking them for? So many people start worthless supplements on the advice of friends or health store employees without ever really knowing why. ...Read more

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How much vit B12 and niacin do you need and how many do you take daily?

How much vit B12 and niacin do you need and how many do you take daily?

Not much: It varies by age and sex but generally your rda (recommended daily allowance) is 2.4 micrograms of B12 and 16 milligrams of Niacin daily. A single multivitamin will generally have all of this and much more. Your food is likely adequate but if you want to be certain, take a single multivitamin each day. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are vitamin suppositories? If so, how well do they work?

Do you know if there are vitamin suppositories? If so, how well do they work?

There are: vitamin suppositories. They work well. I have seen them used for patients who have had gastric bypass and have malabsorption problems. It is preferred to use vitamin suppositories than IV vitamin supplement. ...Read more

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How long does it take your immune system to rebuild? What are some good things to take to help it along?

How long does it take your immune system to rebuild?  What are some good things to take to help it along?

Depends: It all depends on what has caused the immune impairment. Some may be permanent and others may be transient. A healthy lifestyle with adequate sleep is the best way to achieve optimal health. ...Read more

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What to do if i feel weak. What are good vitamins that can help me?

What to do if i feel weak. What are good vitamins that can help me?

None: Vitamins will not help this issue. You are better off seeing a doctor and determining the cause. ...Read more

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If your liver function is diagnosed as poor what. Do I have to do? Are supplements helpful and how long do I have to give up alcohol?

If your liver function is diagnosed as poor what. Do I have to do? Are supplements helpful and how long do I have to give up alcohol?

Liver is in Trouble: I need more information. What liver functions are poor? What tests have been done? Do you have hepatitis? Alcoholic cirrhosis? Fatty liver? Hiv? There is no medicine to heal a sick liver. The only option is to fix or treat the underlying condition. And until your liver is back to good health all things toxic to it must be avoided and that includes alcohol. ...Read more

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What do digestive enzyme supplements do? And are they good to take?

What do digestive enzyme supplements do? And are they good to take?

Substitute: Enzyme supplements substitute for deficiency of your own body's enzymes. Unless you have pancreatic disease, cystic fibrosis or known deficiency of enzymes, supplements aren't necessary. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How much glucophage do u need to take for pcos? And will it instantly start working especially if you are TTC?

How much glucophage do u need to take for pcos? And will it instantly start working especially if you are TTC?

You typically need: 500mg taken three times a day --- so a total of 1500mg each day. It can take some time to work -- weeks to few months. It alone, is not sufficient to help you conceive, however. Use of letrazole or clomid will be beneficial to help with ovulatory function. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there are good OTC medicines that i can take to stop this vertigo?

Help! need to know if there are good OTC medicines that i can take to stop this vertigo?

Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) over the counter is Meclizine 25 mgm. It will cause drowsiness. The problem is you do not know why you have the vertigo, nor do you know if it is the result of inflammation in the inner ear or the brain. Although the dramamine (dimenhydrinate) will give you some relief of the vertigo, i urge you to get a diagnosis before treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin to take if you are 45yrs old?

What is the best vitamin to take if you are 45yrs old?

It depends...: This depends on many factors including what your diet is like, any health conditions you have etc. Supplements are no substitute for a healthy diet. In general, i advise a quality multivitamin such as ultranutrient by pure encapsualtions or new chapter every woman ii. I also advise a product like paradise herb's orac energy greens for a variety of superfoods/herbs. See comments for more:. ...Read more

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Which is the best food for a bodybuilder who doesn't want to take supplements ? And how to eat it (how much daily) please help

Which is the best food for a bodybuilder who doesn't want to take supplements ? And how to eat it (how much daily) please help

Lean protein: The key is plenty of protein, any source. You can get cheap protein as whey or soy powder, and add it to your normal diet. Most supplements are of little or no value but you'd do well to try creatine for gaining mass. Generally eat healthy, avoiding the very greasy, salty, and sugary stuff. I can't tell you how much as your intake will vary with your aerobic calorie output. Glad you're lifting. ...Read more