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What daily vitamins do you recommend for a 21 year old female?

What daily vitamins do you recommend for a 21 year old female?

Iron,: You notes mention heavy periods. I would definitely recommend an iron supplement for a menstruating female with heavy periods. You need to replace the iron that is lost with the blood flow from your period. ...Read more

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I am a 23 year old male with a weight about 148 pounds. I wanted to know if that is an average weight for my age group? Thank you

I am a 23 year old male with a weight about 148 pounds. I wanted to know if that is an average weight for my age group? Thank you

How tall?: You can find your BMI on a BMI calculator on the internet. It requires your weight and height. If the BMI is between 18 and 25, you are fine. Go to this site for BMI calculation: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm ...Read more

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I am a 64 year old woman in general good health. Can you tell me what supplements I should be taking?

I am a 64 year old woman in general good health.  Can you tell me what supplements I should be taking?

It depends...: This depends on your diet ; health goals. While it's ideal to get essential nutrients from our diet, virtually all americans do not get adequate vitamins ; minerals from diet; even the ama advises everyone to take a multivitamin- see http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 for comparison of 101 brands-any in the top 40 are good. Most people need 5-8000 iu of d in fall ; winter for optimal d levels-cont. In comment:. ...Read more

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As a 30 year old woman what vitamins should I be taking?

As a 30 year old woman what vitamins should I be taking?

It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, 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 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more

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I am a 40 year old very active woman who would like to start a vitamin regimen. Can you take collagen supplements, biotin, prenatal or multivitamin ?

I am a 40 year old very active woman who would like to start a vitamin regimen.  Can you take collagen supplements,  biotin, prenatal or multivitamin ?

Vitamin: I started working on Vitamin D many decades ago. Many people - doctors included - recommend many vitamin supplements but I doubt that is helpful. Eat properly, take one tablet (1000 mg) of vitamin D daily, and you will enjoy every bit of the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What kind of ob-gyn would you recommend for a 19 yr old girl?

What kind of ob-gyn would you recommend for a 19 yr old girl?

A qualified one: She'll need a physician she feels comfortable with, can discuss her health with, and she should be able to understand her options & treatment plans completely. Her doc should also be a qualified surgeon, experienced, & know their limitations. Being board certified helps confirm their training & dedication to learning. I hope you find the right physician for her. How about letting her choose? ...Read more

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I am an 18 year old male who eats very nutritiously, can I still take an adult multi vitamin with my good diet? Because I am seeing that it may be bad

I am an 18 year old male who eats very nutritiously, can I still take an adult multi vitamin with my good diet? Because I am seeing that it may be bad

Healthy eating: Taking a daily vitamin can improve your overall health. Vitamins are needed for growth and good health. A multivitamin will help you get needed nutrients in your diet. Continue to eat a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What herb may I take for absence of period I am 40 yrs old and trying for a baby thank you. Sarah?

What herb may I take for absence of period I am 40 yrs old and trying for a baby thank you. Sarah?

No periods: you need to see you OB Dr for work up to see why you are not having periods . it could be a thyroid problem or premature ovarian failure or pituitary failure or some other hormonal problem . This all can be evaluated by blood work They will also advise you of the risk of pregnancy at age 40 & increase risk of birth defects . . ...Read more

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I'm a 53 year old female. Do you know if GNC mega vita-mom premium performance is a good vitamins for me and my 12 year old son to take?

I'm a 53 year old female. Do you know if GNC mega vita-mom premium performance is a good vitamins for me and my 12 year old son to take?

Please clarify: I tired to look this up but could not find a vitamin with this name so please ask again with the correct name. I did check some GNC multivitamins and in general they have good ingredients but also have some toxic additives like titanium dioxide and sucralose that are unnecessary. Some vitamins are MUCH better than others- see https://www.multivitaminguide.org for independent ratings of 101 vits. ...Read more

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I am a 58 year old male with a vitamin d deficiency . What strength supplement do you recommend?

I am a 58 year old male with a  vitamin  d deficiency . What strength supplement do you recommend?

50,000.00 unit : Vitamin d deficiency is defined as a 25ohd level less than 20 ng/ml (50 nmol/l). In people whose 25ohd is <20 ng/ml (50 nmol/l), treatment usually includes 50, 000 international units of vitamin d2 or d3 by mouth once or more per week for six to eight weeks, and then 800 to 1000 (or more) international units of vitamin d3 daily thereafter. ...Read more

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I am an 18 year old equestrian who is overweight. What would be some good diet plans for me?

I am an 18 year old equestrian who is overweight.  What would be some good diet plans for me?

Diet: Try a mediterranean type diet and if you're regularly riding and so burning calories, try for 1000 cal a day and when you reach your weight goal, increase to 1500 to 1800cal/day and see if you stay in equilibrium. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a growing problem? I am a 21 year old female 6'1

How do you know if you have a growing problem? I am a 21 year old female 6'1

Basic tests: Expected adult height is the average of the parent height less 2.5 inches (girls) if you are still growing taller every year it is likely the growth centers in your bones have not closed & consultation with an endocrinologist would be advised.If you have not grown taller in the past year, the centers have closed (x-rays can tell). Your pcp may be able to clarify your status or refer you if unclear. ...Read more

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How can I shed about 40 to 50 pounds this year of 2016? I weigh approximately 256 to 262 any given day and I am a 47 year old male with light activity

How can I shed about 40 to 50 pounds this year of 2016? I weigh approximately 256 to 262 any given day and I am a 47 year old male with light activity

That can be done: Losing 1 pound each week is considered easily done, in the big picture of weight loss desires. One has to burn calories by any means possible (keep moving, keep moving, keep moving). One cannot eat more calories than needed, but instead must eat less calories than needed... which will make the body start using up that 100 pounds of stored fuel. It is a simple concept, but takes will-power. ...Read more

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I am a 21 year old man. I weigh 140 pounds. What should I be eating for my skin to look younger and have a lot more energy? Thanks.

I am a 21 year old man. I weigh 140 pounds. What should I be eating for my skin to look younger and have a lot more energy? Thanks.

Skin/energy: You should have a healthy balanced diet. Avoid overeating. Avoid unhealthy calories such as tose derived from fast food, carbonated drinks, fried and animal fat rich foods. You should be able to maintain your weight on your diet without major fluctuations. No certain diet or supplements are recommended. ...Read more