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Non Constipating Iron Supplements
Vegetarian capsules: Are usually called vcaps rather than softgel. Just check with the manufacturer via the net or a phone call to be sure. Peace and good helth. ...Read more
Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more
They aren't: Vegetarians exert a lot of influence in the usa, and government publications about "iron-rich foods" include stuff like spinach, which is loaded with iron that you can't absorb or use. Your best source of iron if you do not supplement is meat and liver. If you are found to be iron-deficient, your physician will try to determine why so as not to miss serious disease causing blood loss. ...Read more
Some are, some not: Vitamins tend to be mostly vegetarian, but some contain animal-derived products, especially vitamin a which may come from fish oil. Also, some vitamins are in gelatin-based gel-caps. Read the ingredients and avoid gel-caps. A quality multivitamin will usually state on the label if it is appropriate for vegetarians. ...Read more
Are food based chewable gummy vitamins safer than artificially made vitamins? I am considering a food based calcium chewable gummy supplement.
Not alone: Most prenatal vitamins contain only small amounts of calcium (~300mg) because the calcium molecule is too big to put in a combination pill. You and your doctor will need to review your dietary calcium intake, and see whether you also need a calcium supplement in addition to your prenatal vitamin. Between diet & supplement you need 1000mg calcium/day. Can get in dairy products, leafy greens, etc. ...Read more
NO!: I strongly advise everyone take a quality multivitamin as the vast majority of americans don't get adequate vitamins & minerals from their diet, but vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Fruits & veggies have a complex mix of hundreds of phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonols & anthocyanins that aren't found in vitamin supplements. Eat fruits/veggies of all colors for good health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can if your doctor prescribes it. If you have a condition requiring iron supplementation then by all means do so under the guidance of your physician. Most multivitamins only contain a small amount of iron, and you may need more if you are iron deficient. Always follow the advice of a qualified physician. ...Read more
Safe to use midol while taking iron supplements? I have iron deficiency anemia and taking 65mg of ferr. Sulf.
Can taking vitamin supplement like centrul silver raise your calcum serum dont eat dairy products drank fat free milk
Yes but the dose of : Vitamins D is low, therefore the effect is usually not very prominent. ...Read more
Have anemia, v low iron levels & no appetite especially 4 meats. Taking ferrous gluconate w/vit C - not working. Is liver extract a good alternative?
VERY serious: You need to find out why you are iron deficient. You have stomach or colon cancer until proved otherwise. Stomach or duodenal ulcer is also a common cause. Grown men don't "just get" iron deficiency, especially if they aren't vegetarians. Get with a physician who will work you up aggressively. Best wishes. ...Read more
Which low iron fruits are good for a e beta thalassemia child?Which are low iron fruits?Pls advice..
Complicated diet: Avoid prunes and prune juice, spinach, watermelon,leafy green vegetables, fav beans, dates, raisins, peas and broccoli. Also avoid meats, peanut butter, tofu, infant cereals and other cereals fortified with iron, flour tortillas, anything cooked in a cast iron skillet. Avoid citrus with meals as it increases iron absorption. Your child will need to have limited iron intake as well as vitamin and essential mineral supplements under the direction of a nutritionist with experience in thalassemia. It is essential that diet be guided with nutrition consultation. Tea with meals suppresses absorption of iron. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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