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I Am 31 Years Old What Vitamins Should I Be Taking
It depends...: This depends a lot on your diet, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most I advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural E (avoid synthetic E) & the L-5-MTHF form of folate, without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional Vit. C, about 1,000 mg 2x/day is wise, as well as extra Vitamin D.See comment: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin D and K and: Vitamin d is the best-known vitamin for bone health, as it is essential for calcium absorption. Most adults need 2000-5000 units a day from oct.-april, or year round if you don't spend time in the sun. Less well known but also crucial is vit. K, which makes sure calcium goes into your bones-at least 1 mg/day, up to 45 mg for osteoporosis. And minerals like calcium, magnesium, boron & strontium help. ...Read more
My daughter is malnourishee and she's 11 years old. She is short considering her age but very much active in everything.Any vitamin suggestion?
Depends: On the nature of the malnourishment! and/or if she has evidence of symptoms such as bad behavior, hyperactivity etc. If there are such symptoms it is because of the sugar, pop, ice cream etc------the usual and customary malnourishment for kids in america. It causes vitamin b deficiency. ...Read more
Cheap ones: Most non-vegetarians who get a fair amount of sunlight get no benefit from supplemental vitamins. For you, a cheap drugstore-chain vitamin-and-mineral tablet daily should be plenty. ...Read more
You should for You: The breast will extract most of the nutrients baby needs for growth & development from your body.These will be depleted from your bones & stores unless you take a supplement to replenish what is removed. A supplement can make the chance baby misses something less likely & prevent your body from some of the long term consequences that would otherwise happen. (osteoporosis & others). ...Read more
What is the side effect of using collagen vitamin tablet ? I am over 30 years old and can I use it ?
No way to tell : Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer ... Good luck! ...Read more
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