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Important Vitamins For Prenatal Health
Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need. In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies. You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons.: The most important ingredient in prenatal vitamin formulations is folic acid, a b-complex agent that has been shown to prevent birth defects (mainlyopen neural tube defects, heart anomalies and preterm birth) and calcium.Vitamin d to assure proper fetal bone growth and avoid maternal bone loss. All reproductive-age women should be taking at least 1 mg folate daily even if they don't plan pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prenatal Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are all basically the same with minor variations in the checmical make up and absorption. Find one you like and that suits you and it will work just fine ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin d insufficiency has been linked to asthma and respiratory infections in kids and adults. Also, antioxidants like vitamins a, c and e as well as minerals like zinc and magnesium support healthy lung function. Omega 3 fatty acids and probiotics also may be effective for promoting a healthy respiratory system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamins for Health: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Following vitamins are most essential for overall good health ? Antioxidants o This group includes vitamin A -- retinol, beta carotene, and carotenoids --, vitamin C, and vitamin E ? Vitamins B6, B12 ? Folate (Folic acid) ? Vitamin D ? Vitamin K Health is Wealth!! ...Read more
All of them: They work as a team and you cannot pick one by itself. Vitamin a deficiency causes night blindness but must be thought of as a member of a team. I have never prescribed a single vitamin because there is a fundamental balance that is achieved first by a pristine diet------the first rule. ...Read more
No: I don't know how that popular myth got started, but i know of no credible evidence that vitamin tablets do anything for hair or nails. Biotin (available in any health food store) does promote hair and nail growth (5000 units/day) if taken regularly. ...Read more
Prenatal vitamins: There are many prenatal vitamins on the market. Most are over the counter. They should contain 400 mcg of Folic Acid and a woman should start them 2-3 months before she wants to get pregnant. Once a woman becomes pregnant, a prenatal vitamin with omega-3s should be added. ...Read more
Use as directed: Such supplements from a well-trusted source, used as directed, can not hurt and might be of help. B's are very important to nervous system function and if you find they do some good, that's the important thing. Proper doses and overall healthy living + some CBT skills can avoid common medication side effects. I hope you do well! ...Read more
What are the proper dosages for the following vitamins for 63 -year-old woman: multivitamin, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin E, omega 369, B12, magnesium?
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. Dose varies w/the other vitamins you mention. Need to know more. See www.spectracell.com for good micronutrient lab test info. Peace & good health. ...Read more
Dunno - try & see.: I hear all sorts of experiences with prenatal vitamins from my patients; long story short, you should try some and determine which one works best for you (as far as least nausea and maximum tolerability). The most important prenatal vitamin component is not dha or anything else, rather it is folic acid! take 1-5 mg orally daily for all of your reproductive life! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-mthf, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like prenatal nutrients (pure encapsulations) , basic prenatal (thorne) or prenatal pro (designs for health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural e, not synthetic. ...Read more
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