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Recommended daily intake for: b-complex, vitamin b-12, vitamin a, vitamin k, vitamin e, magnesium and potassium?

Recommended daily intake for: b-complex, vitamin b-12, vitamin a, vitamin k, vitamin e, magnesium and potassium?

Depends: If you look at any multivitamin bottle, there will be a rda (recommended daily allowance) for the different components. There is very little evidence out there that surpassing rda will treat or prevent any disease. From my field (ophthalmology), people who have moderate to severe macular degeneration can benefit from higher levels of a, c, e, and zinc, but the benefit is relatively small. ...Read more

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Remedy vitamin-a , b-12, zinc, vitamin-d3 deficiencies?

Remedy vitamin-a , b-12, zinc, vitamin-d3 deficiencies?

Find cause: I'm going to assume that you were tested by a reputable lab; there are fake "nutrition labs." d3 deficiency is common due to diet and lack of sun exposure. If you are vitamin a and zinc deficient on a reasonably normal non-vegetarian diet, you may have malabsorption. If you are B12 deficient non-vegan, you are likely to be seriously sick & need a proper workup. Get with a dr you rightly trust. ...Read more

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Should kids take vitamin d supplements?

Should  kids take vitamin d supplements?

Yes: Absolutely, especially if they live in a temperate zone. Increase dose in winter and decrease or skip in summer depending on sun exposure. D3 1000 to 2000 iu daily is a decent dose. ...Read more

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Can calcium supplement harmful for lactating babies?

Can calcium supplement harmful for lactating babies?

?lactating babies?: I know of no problems that a calcium supplement would cause during lactation unless the mother had a problem of calcium build up in her kidneys (nephrocalcinosis) as part of a metabolic problem.If so she should discuss the issue with her treating kidney doctor. ...Read more

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Do I need to give vitamin d supplements to infants who are fed infant formula?

Do I need to give vitamin d supplements to infants who are fed infant formula?

No: If your baby is fully formula fed, they should be getting enough vitamin d (400 iu/day) and should not need a supplement. If they are both formula and breast fed, you may need to supplement them with vitamin d if they are not getting 400 iu/day. ...Read more

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What age can children take vitamin d 3?

What age can children take vitamin d 3?

Vit d3: All parents are advised to give their newborn babies vit d. 400 IU of Vit D3 is recommended daily for newborns. ...Read more

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Should kids take vitamin supplements?

Should kids take vitamin supplements?

No: A balanced diet will take care of vitamin requirements. Vitamin supplements would be a waste of money. ...Read more

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Is vitamin K recommended to give to newborns?

Yes: Vitamin k helps us clot out blood and dietary vitamin k requires the help of gut bacteria to become active and helpful. It is routinely given to newborns as a preventative measure, it helps prevent brain and other hemorrhages that may occur in a limited number of newborns. By several weeks of age, untreated babies have acquired enough gut bacteria to utilize their dietary k for this need. ...Read more

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Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Can similac advance infant formula with iron make a newborn constipated?

Not specifically: This is an old myth that is perpetuated year to year. Iron given at therapeutic levels can cause constipation, but studies find no correlation with the level in formula. Infants may process one brand of formula slower or faster than another and any delay in emptying will lead to constipation. ...Read more

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Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?

Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?

It depends,,,: This is supposed to be for Vitamin D deficiency, for conditions that result from Vit D deficiency, and others that could be treated by Vit D supplements. If too much is taken, symptoms like vomiting, constipation, and kidney stones could result. If you have some of these symptoms, or you are concerned that you are taking too much, you should see your Dr. for an exam and dose change. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is eczema linked to vitamin d deficiencies?

Is eczema linked to vitamin d deficiencies?

Yes: A recently published study showed correlation between low blood levels of vitamin d with the severity of eczema in children. Br j dermatol. 2011 may;164(5):1078-82. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10147.X. Epub 2011 apr 11. However, there is yet a study to show improvement of eczema with vitd supplement. ...Read more

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Toxicity risks of water-soluble vitamins for vitamin c?

Toxicity risks of water-soluble vitamins for vitamin c?

Vit C: Vit c and water soluble vitamins have low risk of toxicity, oral vit c can cause loose bowels. ...Read more

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

Fish oil ok; ? Vit E: Nutrition requirements for breast-feeding mothers are similar to those during pregnancy. Special attention to intake of protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C is advised. Fish oil supplements are likely safer than eater fish because of toxins found in some fish, but too much could increase risk of bleeding. Evidence about the safety of higher doses of vitamin E is inconclusive, so not recommended. ...Read more

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Is expired vitamin E oil ok?

Is expired vitamin E oil ok?

Get new: It's not that expensive, and any oil can become rancid over time. Best to get fresh. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin D 1000 IU daily along with Centrum multi vitamins(for over 50 years old females. ).i.e Is there a risk of vitamin D overdose?

Is it ok to take vitamin D 1000 IU daily along with Centrum multi vitamins(for over 50 years old females. ).i.e Is there a risk of vitamin D overdose?

Vitamin D overdose: risk is minimal, especially at 1K IUs daily. Please see your doc to have your D level measured and then you will know how much you need. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Very safe: Omega-3 must be balanced with some Omega 6, but is an essential fatty acid key to nutrition in the priest amounts ...Read more

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Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets go to the infant through feeding?

Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets  go to the infant through feeding?

Not exactly: Breastmilk is notoriously low in iron, even if you take supplements. Similarly, although breastmilk is usually hight in calcium, the concentration of calcium in breastmilk is not really related to your calcium consumption. A nursing mother should have adequate intake of these nutrients to maintain her own stores, not to affect the milk's composition. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin d deficency in children?

What causes vitamin d deficency  in children?

Lack of sun exposure: Lack of adequate sun exposure also leads to vitamin d deficiency in adults, too. However, sun exposure + sun block won't work. You need sun exposure w/o sun block, which then increases risk for skin cancer. Not to mention, it's pretty hot in uae to go outside. Better/safer to take vitamin d supplement. Of course, should also monitor 25oh vitamin d levels, too. Check out http://goo.Gl/votkd. ...Read more

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