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Have bone density scan tomo morn. No calcium supplmnts BUT drank 3 glasses almondMilk:135% daily value calcium (fortified w/tricalcium phosphate).Bad?

Have bone density scan tomo morn. No calcium supplmnts BUT drank 3 glasses almondMilk:135% daily value calcium (fortified w/tricalcium phosphate).Bad?

If too much sugar: It can be bad if the almond milk has sugar added, which it probably does. Drinking sweetened drinks is a fast way to down many, many grams of sugar. Sugar is bad stuff (but a little bit is ok). As for the bone density scan, no worries. Calcium-fortified foods and drinks won't alter one's bone density overnight. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Is 5omcg of iodine (thyroid support suppl.) plus kalium iodatum 4x 30mg (osteoheel) too much iodine?

Is 5omcg of iodine (thyroid support suppl.) plus kalium iodatum 4x 30mg (osteoheel) too much iodine?

Yes: Unless you live in western china you do not need extra i as "support", have your doctor check if you have a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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How to get 600 iu of vitamin d per day? Or 15 micrograms of calcium per day?

How to get 600 iu of vitamin d per day? Or 15 micrograms of calcium per day?

??: You could take a supplement but those doses you are talking about are very low doses and would not likely do much good go to vitamindcouncil.Org for good information on this subject. ...Read more

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Pregnant 12wk. Vit D level is 19. Calcium is 8.9. Doc gave 5K IU a day. Should I add Vit K2/K1 magnesium and how much. Prenatal has 25mg of magnesium?

Pregnant 12wk. Vit D level is 19. Calcium is 8.9. Doc gave 5K IU a day. Should I add Vit K2/K1 magnesium and how much. Prenatal has 25mg of magnesium?

Supplements: should be fine with prenatal and D3. too much vit K can cause newborn jaundice. Vitamin K is abundant in green tea, leafy greens, such as Swiss chard, kale, parsley and spinach, broccoli and cauliflower, Brussels sprouts. so eating these should give you adequate Vit K. ...Read more

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5yo kid, vit D total 34.66, intact PTH 63.2, calcium 9.6, phosphorus 5.1, magnesium 1.9; kid prev had vit D insuff, is PTH value normal; who treats it?

5yo kid, vit D total 34.66, intact PTH 63.2, calcium 9.6, phosphorus 5.1, magnesium 1.9; kid prev had vit D insuff, is PTH value normal; who treats it?

Endocrinology: Depending on your area specialists, and endocrinologist or gastroenterologist would be the types of physicians you would best consult. Best wishes. ...Read more

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?on Vitamin D blood work. Vit D 1,25 is high at 73 (rg 18-72). Vit D,25-OH, Total is low at 26 (rg 30-100). Is there any significance to imbalance?

?on Vitamin D blood work.  Vit D 1,25  is high at 73 (rg 18-72).  Vit D,25-OH, Total is low at 26 (rg 30-100). Is there any significance to imbalance?

I recommend: 25-hydroxy vitamin D 3 level of 50-66 ng (not nanomols)/L. this usually requires around 5000 units D3 at least 5 days a week. For further wellness protecting goals and numbers you may consult me on health tap. H Robert Silverstein MD, FACC. Recommended reading www.thepmc.org ...Read more

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Is flaxseed with ala omega 3 oils healthy? 2 tbs per day is not too much?

Is flaxseed with ala omega 3 oils healthy? 2 tbs per day is not too much?

Sounds good!: Most likely the product your are describing has some essential vitamin supplementation and the omega-3's are an added benefit. The fact that you have researched this and are interested in this type of supplementation reflects well on your long term healths goals. Keep it up:). ...Read more

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Does mineral oil have calories?

Does mineral oil have calories?

Yes, but No: Since you cannot digest it, the approx 120 calories per Tablespoon do not add to your daily intake at all. Even if it did - this would play no role in your healthy weight reduction diet. Healthy moderate diets with adequate exercise are much more significant if weight loss is a concern. Best! ...Read more

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1200 mg calcium w/ 800 iu vitamin d per serving (serving= 2 softgels) what vitamin to combine w/ to avoid another kidney stone ps i need my protein 2?

1200 mg calcium w/ 800 iu vitamin d per serving (serving= 2 softgels) what vitamin to combine w/ to avoid another kidney stone ps i need my protein 2?

Magnesium, Vitamin K: Magnesium has been proven to dramatically reduce recurrence of kidney stones- research shows that taking magnesium reduces incidence of kidney stones 90-92%- it probably works best combined with vit b6 try about 600 mg of magnesium as glycerinate, citrate or taurate and 50-75 mg of b6. I feel everyone taking d should also take vit k, at least 1 mg/day- vit k makes sure calcium goes to your bones. ...Read more

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If some1 is on a low cal diet (e.g. 900 cal a day) & would like 2 go up to 1,500 cal without gaining weight, how many cals should they add each week?

If some1 is on a low cal diet (e.g. 900 cal a day) & would like 2 go up to 1,500 cal without gaining weight, how many cals should they add each week?

Not nutritionist: And if anyone else is please chime in...but 900 is a VERY restrictive diet. You could easily add 100 cal a day and be up to the 1500 (which is still somewhat restricted for most) in a week. Key to weight loss is to restrict CARBS, not fat. ...Read more

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Help! Is 10 grams of vitamin b5 too much to take at once?

Help! Is 10 grams of vitamin b5 too much to take at once?

Yes: Stop taking B5 and other supplements. There is really no one in this country and in the western world that is deficient in pantothenic acid. Instead, eat well and exercise. ...Read more

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Is 5,250 mg of potassium daily from dietary intake too much??

Is 5,250 mg of potassium daily from dietary intake too much??

How much K: A recommended daily K intake if otherwise healthy is 4,700 mg K. So this seems like too much. It will depend on your BMI as well. First you need to find out why you need this much. Either you are losing it in your sweat, stool, vomit or saliva or peeing out in urine. Ask your Dr to test the Na and K in your urine as a start. ...Read more

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Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?

Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?

It depends,,,: This is supposed to be for Vitamin D deficiency, for conditions that result from Vit D deficiency, and others that could be treated by Vit D supplements. If too much is taken, symptoms like vomiting, constipation, and kidney stones could result. If you have some of these symptoms, or you are concerned that you are taking too much, you should see your Dr. for an exam and dose change. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is eating fresh water fish wiser than eating salt water fish becoz of its low sodium content, when u want 2 increase protein intake for bodybuilding?

Is eating fresh water fish wiser than  eating salt water fish becoz of  its low sodium content, when u want 2 increase protein intake for bodybuilding?

NOT really: Sodium content of saltwaterr fish vs. Fish water fish is apron. Equal. Shellfish ( clam, oysters) and crucateans (crabs, shrimp lobsters) has 3-4 x the sodium per dry weight. Unless the fish is pickled (like herring) or actually slated there should be not restriction in a weight builders diet. ...Read more

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Would taking 1800 mcg of vitamin d +400 mcg of calcium in be too much to take? Vitamin d low with 1400 mcg supplemented daily. I am 47yr old female.

Ask your doctor: If you have low vitamin D three levels, you should probably start supplementing. However because it is a fat-soluble vitamin, it can accumulate and build up reserves rather quickly, so you want to follow your doctor's advice on how quickly or fast s/he wants to do this. Also your ratio of calcium is off. So best to discuss this with your doctor to get you back on track. ...Read more

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My weight is 83 kg, height 182? how much gram of food shall i eat per dinner?

My weight is 83 kg, height 182? how much gram of food shall i eat per dinner?

Body mass index: It depends whether you are muscular and active, or "soft" and sedentary. But for a 21 yo male of average activity, you would need approximately 3000 calories (130 grams carbohydrate and 66 grams protein) each day, spread among 3 or more meals. If you eat 3 meals, each the same, that would be 45 g carb and 22 g protein for a 1000 cal dinner. Stay active! Eat healthy! ...Read more

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For a 16YR OLD MALE taking 120mg Orlistat TDS what is the minimum amount of calories to b consumed given a diet of 55% carbs, 30% protein 15% fat.

For a 16YR OLD MALE taking 120mg Orlistat TDS what is the minimum amount of calories to b consumed given a diet of 55% carbs, 30% protein 15% fat.

Depends on weight .: activity level and maturity rating, as your body may still be growing, and to limit vital nutrients can have long term problems. I would suggest a minimum of 1500 cal/day, but supplement with multivitamin. Focus on vegetables, lean meats, fat free dairy and fruits and limit sugars &"white carbs" such as white rice, pasta, white bread. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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Os Cal (Definition)

Os-Cal is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more