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Lack Of Vitamin Which Kind
Vitamin D: Has come into prominence since it has been found to be essential for all our cells, not just bone. So many different diseases can develop. ...Read more
So I'm curious if I completely stop eating any vitamins/minerals will I lack in them after about 2 weeks?
NOt likely: If you have been eating a well balanced diet with plenty of fruits/veggies, fish/meats etc...Your body likely has good storage of the vitamins to last for quite awhile. Also, vitamins/mineral supplements should be used as supplement, not to replace your diet. So, eating a well balanced diet will eliminate the need for those pills. Stay healthy. Live well. Live long. Good luck. ...Read more
Many people have: Low levels of vitamin D. Your doc can do a simple lab test to measure it and it can be replaced w/an inexpensive supplement. Experts say between 50 and 80 on your lab results is optimal. There are many studies supporting the good effects of vitamin D on immunity, mood, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Lowered health: Over 70% of adults have been found to have vitamin d levels below accepted normal levels. It is felt that lowered levels can be a factor in many disease states including sensitivity to cancer, mutiple sclerosis, resistance to infections and a host of others. The level of 400 units per day is set to prevent rickets but the adult dosage can do so much more. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
B12 deficiency: Occurs when intake of B 12 is inadequate, such as a strict vegan diet, or when absorption is impaired. Impaired absorption can occur if the intestine is diseased such as in Crohn's disease or a key cofactor is absent as in Pernicious anemia. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I see a few of black dots in my visual space. Someone told me that the problem is in lack of vitamins. What's the problem? :)
Your question has: Lingered because no one wants to offendhomeopathic folks and physicians who hold to the vitamin theory of illness, but if there is contribution, it is small. Linus pauling advised high doses of vitamin c, which is water soluble and cannot hurt. The risk is with fat soluble vitamins a, d, e & k. One trial tested retinoic acid in removed lung cancer, and the outlook was worse with the vit a/retinoid. ...Read more
Possibly: Would be best to see a doctor and be checked over concerning this. ...Read more
Wash hands, dec expos: Frequent hand washes, Minimize exposure to those with colds...kids school e.g. ...Read more
Not really: Good nutrition comes from nutrients in whole foods. With that said, many fruits, vegetables and foods don't necessarily supply the body with all the nutrients that it needs. For example, once a fruit or vegetable is cut from its own nutritious source, the vine or tree, etc, it begins to slowly lose some of its nutrients. This is why taking vitamins and even supplements may not be a bad idea. ...Read more
My body goes through phases of feeling weak, spaced out, and unbalanced, can this be a lack of vitamins because I never take them?
Lazy: Well perhaps your question really asks if vitamin d deficiency can cause fatigue, which th answer to this is yes. Laziness, however, is a lack of motivation due to choice. So soak up a reasonable amount of sun to maintain those vitamin d levels, but remember that may not kick start your drive to clean your room! All the best! ...Read more
Insufficient intake: There are two ways to get vitamin d. Your body makes it when you are exposed to the sun, or you can take it in your diet. Vitamin d tends to be found in fish (usually cold water) and eggs. There's some in fortified milk, but not enough. Over all, it's pretty hard to get enough from your diet unless you eat huge amounts of certain fish or take a supplement, so I recommend supplements. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Usually this is genetically related. Theoretically sunshine will increase vitamin d levels but a study in hawaii showed that 50% of people with 20 hours of sunshine a week still had low vitamin d levels. You can supplement with over-the-counter vitamin d safely. ...Read more
I don't believe it: Real vitamin deficiencies in the developed world are rare except in people on crackpot "health" diets, except vitamin d deficiency which is rampant. A full supplement should cost $10/year. The results of "diet and cancer" surveys, like most memory-based public health studies, turns up huge amounts of contradictory claims. Since vitamin deficiency doesn't mutate genes, I doubt any real cancer link. ...Read more
B 12 deficiency: B 12 deficiency usually happens on people with history of gastric resection, ilium resection, inflammatory conditions of the intestine, alcoholosim, chronic antibiotic use (intestinal bacterial overgrowth sydrome), strict vegetarians, patients taking metformin or anti acid medications. Sometimes we can't explain it. Keep talking to your doctor. ...Read more
My12y old son eats very little veggies and too much chicken can I give him vitamins to make up 4 the lack of veggies and which vitamins does he need?
Vit. C &flavonoids &: Chicken will provide many vitamins but does not have vitamin c or bioflavonoids. These can be obtained from fruit. Try to find at least some vegies like carrots & potatoes that he likes. A good multivitamin is reasonable to give but he also needs phytonutrients, so consider a green powder like orac energy greens or green vibrance or vitamineral greens that can be added to juice. ...Read more
I have my vitamin B12 in a low level at 150, is it dangerous and what should I do to increase it. And does the lack of this vitamin slow the metabolisme?
Low Vit B12.: Low vit B12 (vit B12 deficiency) usually at levels below 200, and reportedly at levels below 400 may lead to permanent neurological damage. It is easily treated with once monthly injections or by over the counter supplementation with the subligunal form being preferred. The quality of the lab testing & other factors may lead to falsely low results. ...Read more
No: Vitamin may help you but there is no substitue for adequate nutrition. Perhaps you need to look at your question " no time" or "money" to eat right? I would recommend you seek help with a community resource for food and assistance and perhaps some nutritional counselling. Time is the same for everyone, it is just the way you utilize it. Protect your health, it is the basis for all good living. ...Read more