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Is there a specific time of day that is best to take specific vitamins?

Is there a specific time of day that is best to take specific vitamins?

Bedtime?: Unless contraindicated, most vitins are absorbed better on an empty stomach. Since i try to have most if my patients eating 4-6 xs a day, bedtime is the best bet. There are some herbal supplements that recommend you take them with meals tho, so follow there recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the max amount of ibuprofen that is safe for a patient to take in a day?

What is the max amount of ibuprofen that is safe for a patient to take in a day?

3200mg: You should not take more than 3200 per day. But that is even very high. If you need more than 800 mg every 6 hours, you need to see a doctor to have some other medication prescribed to you. ...Read more

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What is the best time of the day to take a baby aspirin for heart therapy purposes?

What is the best time of the day to take a baby aspirin for heart therapy purposes?

Any time.: Aspirin's antiplatelet effect lasts for approximately 8 days; therefore, it does not matter what time of day one takes a daily dose. ...Read more

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What is the best type of vitamin to take for a 22-year-old female?

What is the best type of vitamin to take for a 22-year-old female?

Prenatal vitamins: If you are going to take a vitamin, it might as well be one with folate (folic acid)..... Truth be told, if you eat a good diet you don't need one until you become pregnant. ...Read more

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Is there any best time of the day to exercise?

Is there any best time of the day to exercise?

When you have time: Anytime is fine. It depends when you can make the time in your schedule. Just be sure to do a light warm up before intense exercise. Prehydration is helpful (1-2 hors prior) which is generally not possible for early morning exercises. Some suggest optimal performance is achieved with midday or early afternoon exercise. Most important just get started any time. ...Read more

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Is CO-Q10 safe to take as a supplement without any current health problems? I believe it is one of the best antioxident.

Is CO-Q10 safe to take as a supplement without any current health problems? I believe it is one of the best antioxident.

It is a harmless med: CoQ10 is not proven to be of great usefulness for any medical condition. It is a good antioxidant but it is costly. Unless spending money is not a problem, I would not encourage you to take it. I think it is quite costly. Moreover its dose and duration of use for any medical use is not well defined. ...Read more

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What is the best type of vitamin to take if you are a teenager?

What is the best type of vitamin to take if you are a teenager?

Multivitamin : A multivitamin for teenagers is a good choice. I would also look at juice plus. It is 17 fruits and veggies and 2 grains and has all the benefits of the whole plant....And is good for children, teens, ad adults. ...Read more

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What would you say is the best vitamin supplement to take for skin and acne, if there even is one?

What would you say is the best vitamin supplement to take for skin and acne, if there even is one?

NONE: Acne is a matter of genetics and hormones. Diet is important for other reasons. No vitamin pill alters acne in any way. Unless you are either overdosed (pills) or deficient (poor diet) the quality of your skin is not determined by vitamins. Adult female acne may be related to PCOS or birth control hormone and will clear with spironolactone nearly every time. There are thousands of nutrients in fo ...Read more

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What time of the day is best to take a baby aspirin for heart health purposes?

What time of the day is best to take a baby aspirin for heart health purposes?

Glad you asked!: Aspirin irreversibly binds platelets for the life of the platelet (which is 10 days). Every day, our bodies make new platelets replacing the 10% that is lost. When you take one single aspirin, you have an antiplatelet ("blood thinning") effect that lasts at least 5 days (50% of your circulating platelets). Bottom line: it doesn't matter what time you take the aspirin. The effect lasts a long time. ...Read more

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Is there a specific type of drink that would provide a good amount of antioxidants, or is it impossible?

Is there a specific type of drink that would provide a good amount of antioxidants, or is it impossible?

Quite a few: Drinks with antioxidants include coffee, black and green tea, red wine, grape juice, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and drinks made from berries. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to use a mouthwash every night? What are the benefits and which is the best brand?

Is it necessary to use a mouthwash every night? What are the benefits and which is the best brand?

No: The most important thing is to brush and floss well. Mouthwash is not necessary to maintain good oral health for most of us. But your dentist may recommend or prescribe a specific mouth rinse for a specific problem or condition such as gum disease. ...Read more

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Is there any good reason to take two different medicines to accomplish the same purpose?

Sure: This can happen in many different situations. For example some people have very difficult, to control blood pressure. It can require more than 1 medicine to reach the appropriate levels. ...Read more

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There is a lot of press about the importance of antioxident vitamins. Are they really important? If so what should I look for in a vitamin formula?

There is a lot of press about the importance of antioxident vitamins.  Are they really important?  If so what should I look for in a vitamin formula?

Not in pills: Antioxidants in pills and added to food are increasingly being deemed potentially harmful because of their ability to overwhelm our immune system and neutralize certain helpful free radicals. Get your antioxidants from natural food like fruits and vegetables and there are no such concerns. See http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/01/the-case-against-antioxidants.Html?M=1. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day to take vitamin d? Should it be taken with food?

What is the best time of day to take vitamin d? Should it be taken with food?

Anytime: There are no rules about the best time of day to take supplements. Take them when they agree with you most. Many people find taking pills of any kind as part of a morning routine is easier to remember, so taking them with breakfast is a popular option. ...Read more

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Is there a limit to the number of lactaid pills that one can take?

Is there a limit to the number of lactaid pills that one can take?

Take as directed: I would take it as directed on the box or as instructed by your doctor. It can be taken with each meal or snack daily as needed. Please note that the FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. ...Read more