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I have taken shaklee vitamins since 4 months ago (vit c 1000mg, b complex, vit e complex, gla (evening primrose?
Your question is?: Then you have been wasting your money for the last 4 months. Are you asking a question? ...Read more
I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?
Taking vitamin E - 400 IU and also pregnancare conception tablets that also have vitamin E (30mg). Is that too much vitamin E I am taking for TTC?
What are some good vitamin for acne and acne scars? I take vit a 8000iu/ vit c 1000 mg / vit d 3000iu /vit e 400iu / zinc 50mg/ b-complex all by mouth
Consider a better: approach, HFLC, often far more effective. Study: DietDoctor.com. Conversely, LFHC foods are associated with ?ed incidence of acneform sebacious gland infections & lesions. While Accutane & benzoyl peroxide (in many formulations), tends to calm lesions, for many replacing LFHC foods with HFLC foods ends up far more effective. No evidence the vitamins your taking are effective. Do your own trial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin D 25 O showed 28.9ng/dL(Insufficiency) in July. Should I take vitamin supplements? If so, what kind?
If my severe vitamin D deficiency was caused by malabsorption, would oral vitamin D supplements work?
Yes but: Nutrition in thalassemia is a complex area requiring the involvement of a team or professionals experienced in managing this condition with exquisite attention to detail. Supplements are often dosed based on lab testing as well as dietary content. Please ask your child's physician for the OK. This dose should be fine. ...Read more
My vitamin d level is 20...and taking vitamin d supplement gives me horrible muscle cramps even small dose 400..should I stop taking vitamin d ?
See your doc: He can tell you why your level is 20 and what to do for it. ...Read more
My vitamin d level is 18 ..why vitamin d supplement gives me horrible muscle cramps ..should I take calcium with vitamin d or take vitamin d only ?
Unusual response: This is a very unusual reaction to Vit D. You are more likely to be reacting to the other ingredients in the supplement so look for a pure Vit D3 with minimal additives. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to get optimal levels of 50-80. You probably don't need calcium unless your diet is low in calcium but it is wise to take Vit K with Vit D. Muscle cramps may be caused by low Magnesium. See comment: ...Read more
Ttc, taking vit B6 100mg, 500mg vit c and a mum to be multi vit as luteal phase 9-11 day once pregnant should I stop vit B6 and vit c straight away?
Why?: Vitamin b6 and vit. C are totally safe during pregancy. Is strongly advise everyone take at least 1000 mg of vit c 2x/day as a preventive measure and feel it is wise during pregnancy. Your pre-natal will probably provide adequate b6 (though many people benefit from higher doses than many pre-natals supply) so it may not be necessary but there is no need to stop it "straight away.". ...Read more
Vitamin D was low 17nmol/l.I took vit D supplement 10,000 IU for 2month it become 156 nmol/l .should I take supplement always ?!or stop¡
Depends on sun exp.: 156 nmol/l = 62 ng/ml which is just where you want it (optimal levels are 50-80). But if you stop the levels will likely decline, so it seems wise to continue 10,000 iu/day. The only other way to get significant amounts of D is via exposure to mid-day sun without use of sun screen. If you don't get sun, then it is wise to continue supplementation. See http://bit.ly/1gNXNk0 & http://bit.ly/1dC7vnA ...Read more
Can excess vitamin d or c cause itchiness? A few days ago I went from taking 1,000 iu D to 2,000 iu D. I also upped my vitamin c to 2,500mg per day.
No: B"sd No not a reason for facial swelling Quite low levels very low are common, significance is unclear. "Correct" level of vitamin D are quite arbitrary - usually given as 30 but as low as 15 may be fine. Some recent studies also suggest higher levels may even be harmful. I would check your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels (PTH) as elevated levels usualy reflect Vit D deficiency. ...Read more
Can I take the followings/d
Hpv and low grade
vitamin A 8000 iu
vitamin b13 1000ug
vitamin c 1500 mg
vitamin D 25 ug
vitamin e 400 iu
folic acid 800ug?
I am currently taking cod liver oil glucosamine chondroitina and 10pg of vit d ... I wish to take calcium magnesium too but has 5.0 vit d isit ok?
It depends on: if you have any nutritional deficiencies, reasons for a nutritionally incomplete diet or malabsorption syndromes. Remember if you don't have any defined nutritional deficiencies you are better off getting your micronutrients like the B vitamins from whole foods rather than from supplementation. Alternatively if all you have is a B12 deficiency then you should be fine with a B12 supplement. ...Read more
Supplement D3: Most adults need 5000-8000 iu of vit d/day to achieve optimal levels of vit. D. One can get this from exposure to mid-day sun (without sunscreen) in spring ; summer (if in tropics year-round) or from taking supplemental d3 it is impossible to get anywhere near this amount from diet. See http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna ; http://bit.Ly/166dliq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer