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Whats's the recommended vit e and vit c supplement dosage during pregnancy?

Whats's the recommended vit e and vit c supplement dosage during pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamin: Your physician prescribed prenatal vitamin will give you what you and the fetus need for vit e and c. In addition, it is wise to add omega 3 fatty acid supplementation to help reduce the risk of postpartum depression and to help fetal brain and eye development. (dosage: 1000mg dha and 1200mg epa. Nordic naturals ultimate omega and trader joe's brand are both mercury free). ...Read more

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Taking 1400 iu of vitamin d daily, is this safe?

Taking 1400 iu of vitamin d daily, is this safe?

It mau be safe: It may be safe in some people depending on the blood levels and exposure or lack of exposure to sun.Harward school of public health recommend 1000 units daily for adults. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 1000 iu of vitamin d safe?

Need help. Is 1000 iu of vitamin d safe?

For most people: Yes it is. Even 2000 of d3 a day or high is generally safe, but always a good idea to discuss with your doctor before starting any new medication, even otc>. ...Read more

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What good is taking mega doses of vitamin C for?

What good is taking mega doses of vitamin C for?

Nothing: Since vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin, your kidneys excrete what you do not use each day. So if you are buying vitamin c, you are just producing expensive urine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin D 1000 IU daily along with Centrum multi vitamins(for over 50 years old females. ).i.e Is there a risk of vitamin D overdose?

Is it ok to take vitamin D 1000 IU daily along with Centrum multi vitamins(for over 50 years old females. ).i.e Is there a risk of vitamin D overdose?

Vitamin D overdose: risk is minimal, especially at 1K IUs daily. Please see your doc to have your D level measured and then you will know how much you need. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How effective is taking mega doses of vitamin c?

How effective is taking mega doses of vitamin c?

Can save lives: High doses of vit. C given intravenously is remarkably safe, is highly effective in treating acute & chronic viral infections & is a natural form of chemotherapy. Relatively high oral doses help prevent heart disease, cancer & slow the aging process. See http://www.Tomlevymd.Com/downloads/vc.Nz.Sept.2010.Pdf & http://www.Vitamincfoundation.Org/basics.Shtml & curing the incurable by tom levy md, jd. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking high dosage vitamin d supplements?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking high dosage vitamin d supplements?

Correct D deficiency: The only benefit would be to correct vitamin d deficiency more rapidly. The danger of high doses would be high blood calcium which could lead to kidney stones and kidney failure. ...Read more

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What's a recommended daily dosage of OTC vitamin d supplement? Should it be taken with food?

What's a recommended daily dosage of OTC vitamin d supplement? Should it be taken with food?

Find blood levels: Many people are vitamin d3 deficient, and it's important to have enough. So you're right to pursue this. A blood test to know your level is the best thing to get. That way you can supplement with the right amount. Until you know that it's safe to take up to 5000 units per day. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking vitamin d supplements?

What are the risks of taking vitamin d supplements?

High blood calcium: Excessive vitamin d supplements (>10, 000 units daily) can cause excessive calcium in the urine leading to kidney stones and high blood calcium. This could result in kidney failure. ...Read more

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Is 2,000 iu of vitamin D a safe dose if I have a vitamin D deficiency?

Is 2,000 iu of vitamin D a safe dose if I have a vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D: Yes that dose is appropriate for a daily supplement. Just make sure you recheck your levels in a few months. You should also spend a little time in the sun, summer is coming do outdoor activities! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Vitamins and HPV: Vitamins as supplements will have absolutely no effect on HPV. You can however take the supplements you indicated, although a single multivitamin a day would be just as effective. ...Read more

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Vitamin d deficient, 25hydroxy test result 5.8. What brand supplement and dosage is recommended?

Vitamin d deficient, 25hydroxy test result 5.8. What brand supplement and dosage is recommended?

Vitamin D3: Any brand will do. If you have access to Costco, buy pills of 5000 units and take one every day for three months. After that reduce the dose to about 2000 units/day. it may be beneficial to add a multivitamin to your daily routine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d supplement recommended for pregnant women with a level of 22? Will low vit D affect baby/pregnancy? Safe to take with prenatals?

Is vitamin d supplement recommended for pregnant women with a level of 22? Will low vit D affect baby/pregnancy? Safe to take with prenatals?

Very important : Vitamin D3 is a critical hormone and plays an important role in fetal development. An optimal level is 50ng/dl so you need to supplement. Work with your doctor to put a plan in place. Go here for more information http://m.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Vitamin-D-Screening-and-Supplementation-During-Pregnancy?IsMobileSet=true ...Read more

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Should calcium taken with ordered vit d (2000 iu daily)?

Should calcium taken with ordered vit d (2000 iu daily)?

Yes.: An important function of vitamin d is to stimulate the absorption of dietary or supplemental calcium by the small intestine. If no calcium is consumed this effect of vitamin d will be absent. It is not necessary to take the calcium and vitamin d at the same time. A single appropriate dose of vitamin d should be taken daily and calcium should be taken in divided doses 2-3 times daily. ...Read more

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What is considered the safe daily dose of calcium supplement?

What is considered the safe daily dose of calcium supplement?

Depends: There are recommendations for calcium intake based on sex and age. It is safe only to supplement up to the recommended intake if your diet is insufficient in calcium for your sex and age. ...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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Vitamin d is needed for calcium absorption. So is calcium needed for vitamin d absorption?

Vitamin d is needed for calcium absorption. So is calcium needed for vitamin d absorption?

No: Hi. No, calcium is not needed for vit. D absorption, but vit. D is a fat soluble vitamin, so bile is definitely helpful in vit. D absorption. So taking vit. D with a meal does help its absorption. ...Read more

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I take a multivitamin daily + D3 suppl for a total of 1800iu. But is it ok to take extra supplementation of vitamin E and vitamin c? What about zinc?

I take a multivitamin daily + D3 suppl for a total of 1800iu. But is it ok to take extra supplementation of vitamin E and vitamin c?  What about zinc?

Yes - depends a bit: Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. Most multivits have 30-60 iu of e but there are benefits to taking 400-800 iu of e a day, but only as natural e with mixed tocopherols- Alpha tocopherol alone may be hazardous.I advise people take 1-2, 000 mg of c 2x/day. Too much zinc can be toxic but doses up to 40 mg/day are safe-but balance with copper in a 10-15:1 ratio. ...Read more

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