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Is Vitamin B Helpful In Weight Reduction
Vitamin B Weight Los: The best way to reduce weight is to reduce your calories and increase your exercise. Everything else is much less important despite the promotions, advertisements, and quackery suggesting magic bullets in order to lose weight. In addition, your diet should well balanced so that additional supplements are not needed. Work with your physician or a dietician for a diet and exercise program for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is L-carnitine supplement beneficial in cases of NASH to reduce elevated alt? What is the proper dose for 24 y BMI 19.5 weight of 59 and height 174cm
Yes, 1000 mg 2x/day: L-carnitine is proven to help non-alcoholic steatohepatitis including lowering alt. The research study that showed this used 1000 mg 2x/day which would be a reasonable dose for you. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20068559 i also advise a low-glycemic diet rich in vegetables & fruits & low in sugars & grains- see http://diet.Lovetoknow.Com/wiki/diet_for_fatty_liver &/or dr. Fuhrman's diet. ...Read more
I know Vitamin E is one of the vitamins dangerous in high quantities. I currently take some supplements (food based vitamin + probiotic) with 42 IU total (140% RDA); is this a safe level?
Overrated.: a change in eating milieu will alter your relationship to food and tend to have lower calorie in. So, typically, fad diets work temporarily. India has a huge obesity problem (tumeric is NOT a change for them!) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet maybe helpful...always entertaining. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there is any weight reduction medicine in homeopathy? As i used natphos6x instead of reducing weight i gained 2kgs in a week :(
No, there is not: Homeopathy doesn't reduce weight, but instead is aimed at improving your overall vitality. It targets the specific way you're suffering -- which may include but is also deeper than weight issues. Nat phos is a homeopathic remedy, but used as you took it is a "cell salt" supposed to help cellular metabolism. It wasn't a prescription individually designed for you after a careful case-taking. Sorry! ...Read more
Actually, don't: recommend them to my patients. To lose weight - eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can regular exercise or dance help for healthy bones and low vit D levels; which is the safest vit d supplement for 5 yo kid?
Movement: Movement forces our bodies to work against gravity and make stinger bones. Dietary sources of Vit D safest - dairy products, eggs, salmon, tuna (any oily fish), fortified breads and cereals. I personally like the calcium/Vit D chewables as some of my patients can't tolerate dairy. A little sunshine is good too but avoid excessive exposures. ...Read more
Too late!: Sorry to give you disappointing news, but it is rare to grow after age 16-18, in fact most girls stop growing around age 14. Bone growth is caused by "growth plates" and once the growth plates close (usually 2-3 years after puberty) the bones are unable to grow. You need to accept your current height. However, calcium & d will improve bone density, esp. If you take with vit. K. ...Read more
Is taking vitamin E in special diet that contain around 400iu of it daily superior and better than taking vit e pill? For NASH or nafld? Bmi 19.5. 24y
What special diet: In general i approve of getting nutrients from our diets when possible but it's nearly impossible to get 400 iu of vit e from our diets. For example, 2 of the richest sources are almonds & sunflower seeds, but it takes nearly 2 1/2 pounds of these to supply that much e- not recommended- too much fat & calories! look for a natural vit e with mixed tocopherols.L-carnitine 1000 mg 2x/day also helps. ...Read more
There's 50mg of vitamin b6 in my daily multivitamin. Is it safe to take a melatonin pill that includes 2mg of vitamin b6 or is that too much b6?
B6: I am never sure that multivitamins or single vitamins are better than regular meals but they will not do any harm unless you are being charged too much for it. With spring here and summer coming you probably don't need additional meds. ...Read more
Considering south beach diet for weight loss and a boost in energy. Is this really a healthy, doctor designed diet?
I like it: but at the end of the day, there are no magic tricks. Rat less than a 1000 calories a day and you will lose ...Read more
Im darker skinned so will taking vitamin d capsules aid in weight loss and be beneficial to me? Thanks in advance.
Sorry, but no...: Vitamin d will not help weight loss. Dark skin = ? African ancestry = genetic tendency to be heavier = more "efficient" & needing less calories. Best way to lose weight = permanently eat a little less, exercise a little more, make good food choices (read food labels). Eat high protein foods first, eat slowly (1 min between bites), & keep a "food journal"; try www.Myfitnesspal.Com. Good luck! ...Read more
What is hcg? How Does hCG and vit b injections help one lose weight? Will vit b 12 capsules alone have similar affects on weight loss?
What might cause malabsorption of b complex vit. In a diabetic? Used to take vitamins with good results.
Which vitamins/supplements are in cerefolin? Is it safe to take a vitamin b complex & multi vitamin with it?
See below: Cerefolin contains B12, folate, (folic acid) Riboflavin and pyridoxine. You may take Vitamin B complex and muti-vitamin with and you will be taking some of the same vitamins multiple times. Unless you have a specific condition and/or deficiency of a particular vitamin taking vitamin supplements has not been shown to improve health. ...Read more
Is 0.91 magnesium level test range in UK a good level?If not supplements of Magnesium Citrate 300mcg a day
helpful for migraine aura with 5 a month?
Responses vary: Typically, magnesium supplements are only modestly helpful if a patient has sufficient blood levels, but other OTC approaches can be valuable, such as butterbur, feverfew, CoQ-10, and riboflavin. We can help get you situated via a Concierge visit at HealthTap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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