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Kidney Activate Vitamin
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
An enzyme.: The Vitamin D that we get from our diet and what is made in our skin with the help of sunlight is initially inactive and must become activated in order to exert its effects in our bodies. Healthy kidneys contain an enzyme called 1-alpha-hydroxylase that converts inactive Vitamin D into active Vitamin D. ...Read more
Yes: Steps of metabolism for d include kidney and liver before is useful for bones. ...Read more
Several vitamins are known to be harmful in kidney patients such as vitamin a, e and k.
None of the vitamins have been shown to prevent or slow down the progression of kidney disease. If you have kidney disease then you should not take over the counter multivitamins.
You can take multivitamins specially formulated for kidney patients such as prorenal, dialyvite etc. ...Read more
Not specifically: Best thing for entire body, including kidneys is a healthy well balanced diet of fruit, vegetables, grains, dairy & meat: these foods contain most vitamins necessary. Some require supplimental vitamin d, specially if not exposed to sun, best consult dr about ideal dose. Vit b complex & folic acid, probably beneficial 4 all, > in pregnancy. Vit c keeps most tissues healthy. Beware unproven herbs. ...Read more
Hi dr. Wanna ask u that if we r taking vitamins tabs everyday so does it harm our kidneys? As m taking 4 to 5 tabs everyday.
No: If you told me exactly what vitamins you are taking I could answer better, but I know of no evidence that vitamins harm kidneys; if anything, they are likely to be good for your kidneys. I have many patients who take many more vitamin tablets a day than you and have done so for years without any kidney problems. ...Read more
Healthy diet, many: The best foods for your liver ; kidneys are organic fruits ; vegetables. Avoid fried foods, genetically modified foods ; limit sugars ; starches. Also avoid too much protein. All vitamins are necessary, esp. For your liver- it's best to get from diet but a quality multivitamin ; 5-8000 iu of d3 is reasonable. Acetaminophen causes liver damage- limit use ; take nac with it. See http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more
They do not extract: The liver and kidneys do not extract vitamin d, they activate it into forms that are usable by the body. Native vitamin d has no effect until it is activated. If your level is low it is because you are not getting enough or you are not absorbing it or you are not getting enough ultraviolet exposure from the sun. ...Read more
Unclear benefit!!: Multivitamins are not as useful as they are thought to be. There is no known benefit. Possible though rare harm. Cost therefore is not justified. People feel better with multivitamins due to the awakening effects of vitamins esp vitamin b, not due to a health effect. The creatinine of 1.5 mg/dl does not constitue a big problem in and of itself. Wouldn't not use vits unless rarely&if eating poorly. ...Read more
Conversion to active Vitamin D: Vitamin d whether obtained from diet or from sun exposure must be metabolized first by the liver and secondly by the kidneys from a relatively inactive prohormone to the active form of vitamin d that is primarily responsible for its metabolic effects. In particular, the kidneys take 25 hydroxy vitamin d to 125 hydroxy vitamin d. ...Read more
Vitamin C: Too much of a good thing can be bad as you imply with your question. The important factor with kidney stones is fluid intake. When the kidneys have too many solids to filter, microcrystals will begin to form stones. Excessive vitamins contribute to this problem. I would say 500-1000 mg/day is reasonable, but if you have a FH for stones, use caution here. Drink more, especially in the summer! ...Read more
Beets and oxalate: Beets contain oxalate - and oxalate excess can cause stones; but it is unlikely that beet powder in your vitamin is going to promote oxalate stones - does not seem like enough - Many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, dry beans; drinking 3 liters fluid /day helps ...Read more
My B12 vitamin is 1617 and the normal values between 200 and 700 my kidneys & liver are fine and my blood is good. What does that means?
My aunt’s kidney functioning (GFR) is 40 (low). She is supplementing with vitamin B12 (1, 000mcg) 1, 600% RDA daily. Is this safe with CKD??
Not doing any good: At a gfr of 40 taking large dose of B12 is not doing any harm, but not doing any good either. It is just lightening your aunt's wallet. ...Read more
My vitamin B12 is 1054 with normal being 221-700, what does this mean? It seems really high. My liver/kidney fine, I don't take suppliments
Ignore it: An elevated B12 is meaningful only if there are other obviously abnormal labs. ...Read more
Does vitamin C and grape seed can cause damage to the kidney.... Or having an extra nutrition can cause damage to the kidney?
There are risks: Supplements, herbal medication, 'extra nutrition' all carry risks. Taken for a long time vitamin c increases the amount of kidney stones. There are many supplements that cause heavy metals to be deposited in the kidneys damaging them. There are also many supplements that cause inflammation in the kidneys damaging them. Recent research has shown 'extra' of good things doesn't mean extra good. ...Read more
What are the dangers of having a vitamin d level of 160 if the patient feels normal, in fact better than normal and no kidney damage?
Several: ....Bone loss, abnormal blood calcium, deleterious effects to the liver, kidneys and possibly heart and blood vessels. Like having high blood pressure, how the person feels just doesn't matter. You can have very high blood pressure, be at high risk for heart attack or stroke, and feel perfectly fine until a bad event happens. Safe vitamin d levels are between 30 and 80. ...Read more
Is Amway Nutrilite daily tablets have any side effect like stone in kidney?? Is tablet supply sufficient qyt of vitamin B12 to body??
Loss of $:
The contents of the pill you are taking are not clearly defined. In any case, you are probably not doing yourself any favor by taking an expensive food supplement. If you are deficient in B12, injections of the vitamin would be indicated. If you are not deficient you are just wasting your money.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have to much calcium and vitamin d. One of my kidneys was removed as had calcified. What are they signs that this is happening again and what othe?
Hypercalcemia: You need a specialist some commentsloss of a kidney due to hypercalcemia uncommon generally dystrophic calcification due to a bad kidney like poly cystic disease hypercalcemia can have kidney issues make sure u are not toxic vitamin d or over replaced calcium parathyroid function needs to be looked at certain diseases like sarcoidosis can cause incresed d underlying kidney disease makes these wors. ...Read more
Likely not: There is limited data for role of vitamin b50 in prevention of kidney stones. Modification and addition of certain dietary supplements and vitamins to the diet may increase or decrease the risk of kidney stones. There are various forms of kidney stones (oxalate, calcium, uric acid, etc.). Some of the products in b50 may be helpful in reducing kidney stones, but not at the levels contained in b50. ...Read more
Yes: Kidney stones are comprised of various minerals, and chemical factors of an individual's urine will affect which minerals can precipitate out to form stones. For instance, increased urinary concentration of oxalate can increase the risk of calcium oxalate-based stones. The body metabolizes Vitamin C into oxalate, so theoretically Vitamin C supplementation can increase one's risk for stones. ...Read more
Is 6, 000mg of Vitamin C too much to take daily? I am a 5 foot 102lbs petite female. Can kidneys still remove it?
My vitamins have 100 mg of creatine can my ankles swell with that? I have no heart or kidney issues mine are a lil swollen
Can taking high doses of vitamin d3, 5000 iu's daily for two years straight cause me to have multiple tiny kidney stones in both kidneys?
I already take 3700 iu of vitamin d, why does it keep showing up that I am deficient? My thyroid and kidneys are fine.
Not enough D: It sounds like you are taking enough vitamin d to maintain healthy levels, but not enough to raise deficient levels into the healthy range. You may need to take very high doses of vitamin d for 3 months or more to get your levels into a healthy range. Other possibilities might include poor absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin d, or taking steroids. Work w/ your doc on this. ...Read more