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Doctor insights on: Multi Vitamines

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What womens multi vitamin is recommended?

What womens multi vitamin is recommended?

Many good choices: Some multivitamins are far better than others. I recommend one that includes the active l-5-mthf form of folate as opposed to synthetic folic acid. These are few and far between. Nutri-fem by thorne ; ultranutrient by pure encapsulations ; ultrapreventive x by douglas labs are great options. Also see http://bit. Ly/1b36cq0 for ratings of 101 mulitivitamins. ...Read more

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Can you overdose a on multi-vitamin?

Can you overdose a on multi-vitamin?

Yes.: Vitamins fall into the "more is not necessarily better" category. Take as prescribed by your doctor or as recommended on the bottle, not more. ...Read more

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Best time of day to take multi vitamin?

Best time of day to take multi vitamin?

Anytime: It doesn't matter when you take them but as with all medications you should stick to a prescribed routine and don't exceed the recommended dose. For multivitamins (mvi) that is usually once a day and if its not at the same time each day its ok. Understand that in healthy individuals who eat a balanced diet there is no evidence that mvi's are helpful nor will they make up for an unhealthy diet. ...Read more

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What is a good childrens multi vitamin?

What is a good childrens multi vitamin?

No such thing: Your child should not be taking synthetic vitamins, or nay supplements for that matter. He or she is better off with a full diet of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains, and wild salmon. Spend your money on real foods not hype. ...Read more

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Can I take a multi vitamin with zolofot?

Can I take a multi vitamin with zolofot?

Did you mean Zoloft (sertraline)?: If you are talking abt zoloft, (sertraline) an antideppressant, then there is no problem at all adding a multivitamin. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take a multi vitamin?

What is the best way to take a multi vitamin?

By eating well: Eat a varied, balanced diet that contains whole grains, lots of fruits, lots of vegetables, and lean meats (including fish). If you eat well, most of your vitamin needs will be met by your food. The exception to this is vitamin d. D is hard to get in sufficient quantity from food, so it's best to take a daily supplement. ...Read more

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Can I take a multi vitamin and also a prenatal?

Can I take a multi vitamin and also a prenatal?

Vitamins: The prenatal should be sufficient along with a good diet (no junk/fried food as they are empty calories). If you are on a multivit for some other reason consult your obgyn. ...Read more

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Which is the best daily multi vitamin suplement?

Which is the best daily multi vitamin suplement?

Multivitamins: There is no one "best" multivitamin, because people have all kinds of characteristics & conditions. Minimally you want to be sure your vitamin uses natural (not synthetic) vit e with mixed tocopherols & trienols. Many lower cost vitamins use synthetic vit e -- potentially damaging to your health. Also you want at least 1000iu vit d in it. Men would most likely not need iron, etc. ...Read more

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Which woman multi vitamin is considered the best?

Vitamin: In general I recommend a combination of a multivitamin/mineral an additional antioxidant and omega 3 oil. There are other supplements that can be added for specific benefits. ...Read more

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What's a good multi-vitamin for a 23-yr old female?

What's a good multi-vitamin for a 23-yr old female?

Depends: The most important thing is too eat well and get 7-9 fruits/veggies per day, stay away from processed foods. Good brands are physician grade products since 50% of the over the counter products are junk. Try douglas labs, metagenics, pure encapsulations; they have vegan ones, capsules and tablets. Use one with iron for menses and one w/greens to alkalanize the body. ...Read more

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Is there any real benefit to taking a multi-vitamin?

Is there any real benefit to taking a multi-vitamin?

Yes: Our food is not as nutritious as it used to be because of how it its grown, when it is picked and how long it is stored before we eat it. Processed foods are often even less nutritious. A good quality multivitamin can help to make up for some of those deficiences, but does not take the place of a good diet of whole foods, lots of vegetables and fruits with bright colors. ...Read more

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What is the best multi vitamin for men in their 40s?

once a day with min: Any once a day with minerals like centrum or one a day, as long as you have a balance diet. ...Read more

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Why does a normal child need to take a multi-vitamin?

Why does a normal child need to take a multi-vitamin?

SAD: Sad stands for stndard american diet and it is indeed sad! Japanese are the healthiest people in the world. When they come to america they succumb to the same diseases that we have here. Go to my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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Which multi vitamin should an 18 year male be taking?

Mutivitamins: If necessary for general health, my favorite would be centrum. ...Read more

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Should I take a multi-vitamin with or with out minerals?

Should I take a multi-vitamin with or with out minerals?

Vitamins: If you are going to take a vitamin I would find a men's formula. You should avoid anything that has iron in it. But, as a person in the U.S. Do you really need vitamins? Our access to varied foods mean that most of us get all we need from the food we eat. Has a physician really recommended taking a vitamin? ...Read more

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Should multi vitamin tablets be taken by everyone daily?

Should multi vitamin tablets be taken by everyone daily?

Probably unless...: There's no consensus but I believe the answer is yes unless you have an extraordinarily healthy diet. I don't know about the uk but in the us very few people get the recommended levels (rdi) of vitamins ; minerals from diet; even if they do there's evidence that levels above rdi can help prevent many illnesses. Some studies found little benefit but used poor quality vits. See http://bit. Ly/18xyule. ...Read more

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What is a the best multi vitamin to take for a 41 year old male?

None: No research data has shown that a daily multivitamin in an otherwise healthy individual will reduce disease burden or prolong life. It is by far best to get your nutrients by eating a healthy diet full of fruits/veggies, lean protein, and dairy. Also, nutrients obtained through food instead of a vitamin are better absorbed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a prenatal and a multi vitamin at the same time?

Is it ok to take a prenatal and a multi vitamin at the same time?

If you are......: Pregnant, vitamin a is toxic to developing embryos in high doses. Prenatal vitamins do not exceed that dosage. They also have extra Folic Acid an often extra iron. Some also are including dha and lutein for your baby's developing eyes and brain. I would tell my own patients to take only the pnv. If not pregnant, taking 2 vitamins can give you toxic doses of vitamins a, d, e & k. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best multi vitamin for me to take?

What would you say is the very best multi vitamin for me to take?

Depends: Pure encapsulations has some good choices. Beware some common popular brands that have nickel and tin contamination from processing. ...Read more

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What are phytonutrients? Is it available in a multi vitamin capsule?

What are phytonutrients? Is it available in a multi vitamin capsule?

Nutrients in plants: A large body of research shows benefits of eating fruits & vegetables; a main reason is the presence of phytonutrients such as carotenoids, lycopene, anthocyanins, astaxanthin, lutein etc. Small amounts of some of these are added to some multivitamins but this is not a substitute for getting them from your diet. Another good source is superfood powders like orac energy greens & vitamineral green. ...Read more

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Is a multi vitamin too much for my body to properly absorb effectively?

Is a multi vitamin too much for my body to properly absorb effectively?

No: A normal person would not have difficulty in absorbing the constituents of a usual multivitamin. ...Read more

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Which type of multi-vitamin can I take, that has everything I need in it?

Which type of multi-vitamin can I take, that has everything I need in it?

Vitamin: Unless your needs are special the walmart or walgreens or cvs brands of general vitamins are sufficient. ...Read more

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What would be the result of taking more then recommended multi vitamin gummys?

Some vitamins: Excess water-soluble vitamins are lost in our urine. Fat soluble vitamins are deposited in our bodies. So, taking more than recommended is discouraged. ...Read more

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I accidentally took two doses of One-a-Day women's gummy multi-vitamin. Is this unsafe?

I accidentally took two doses of One-a-Day women's gummy multi-vitamin. Is this unsafe?

Not to worry: While most multiple vitamin formulations are designed to provide most of the Recommended Daily Allowances of vitamins for one day, doubling up occasionally will have no effect. Some of the vitamins are water soluble and any excess will be voided in urine. One day's extra amount will not be a problem for the fat soluble ones. This was probably just a mistake, but the gummies taste pretty good, no? ...Read more

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I take nexium40mg lisinopril20mg wellbutrin150mg metoprolol25mg. Sertalinemg and a multi vitamin can I live long life if I have to take these for ever

Depends: On whether you take any steps to reduce the underlying cause. I don't know anything about you but typically with high blood pressure - exercise and weight loss, diet modifications). If you have reflux you may also benefit from weight loss if you are overweight. ...Read more

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Are multi vitamins good?

Are multi vitamins good?

Once daily is fine: If a person has knowledge of nutrition and has a very balanced diet, then he or she may not need to take a daily multivitamin because his foods contain enough. I recommend each person take a multivitamin because many people don't have a truly balanced diet. Some people also need extra vitamin d, calcium, folate, omega3, etc..., depending on individual issues. Generally, there are no side effects. ...Read more