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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
None: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.Wouldnt 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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