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Can a daily multivitamin alone provide the same high levels of antioxidants and zinc as the areds formulation?

Can a daily multivitamin alone provide the same high levels of antioxidants and zinc as the areds formulation?

Depends: It depends on the multivitamin. Several of them have doses of the areds supplements which are similar or equal to those of the areds study. In addition, the areds 2 study demonstrated that 25mg of zinc (a level not much higher than most multivitamins) was just as effective as 80 mg. Bottom line - read the label to be sure. Also, some of the the areds vitamins are available with a multivitamin. ...Read more

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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Multivitamin and 50mg zinc daily, safe?

Multivitamin and 50mg zinc daily, safe?

Yes: They are generally considered safe, since they do not work and usually do not harm you. However, in certain individual, multivitamins and/or zinc can be dangerous for your health. Why don't you try a nice exercise program, eat healthy, stop multivitamins, and save your money? ...Read more

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Can 50mg of zinc be taken on a longterm basis in conjunction with a multivitamin?

Can 50mg of zinc be taken on a longterm basis in conjunction with a multivitamin?

Depends: Depends on the formulation. 50 mg of zinc gluconate provides 7 mg of elemental zinc. Daily total intake of >40 mg is associated with adverse effects. Zinc is a trace element. There is conflicting evidence that it may shorten the duration of a cold when taken at the onset of a cold. You should confine supplementation to those times. ...Read more

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Suggest me some multivitamins tablet that contain good amount of zinc, calcium, magnesium.And should be safe to use?

Suggest me some multivitamins tablet that contain good amount of zinc, calcium, magnesium.And should be safe to use?

Doctors and vitamins: I hope you understand that the various vitamin products on the market are something that most physicians would not have any expertise in. There are vitamin standards set by the government and daily recommended doses. These are all well displayed on the vitamin products available. I tell my patients to choose the vitamin of their choice. If they are males the only other caution is that no iron! ...Read more

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Would taking 2000mg taking of pumpkin seed oil and multivitamins containing zinc oxide daily give way to an overdose in zinc ?

Not a problem: pumpkin SEEDS are a good source of minerals like zinc. The oil from the seeds does not contain the minerals. So have as much of the oil as you'd like and look to a quality source to get 25-50 mg of supplemental zinc per day. ...Read more

Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Mvi (Definition)

MVI is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more