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Should Vitamin C Be Taken With An Iron Supplement
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
Yes, can take both: Vitamin e and omega-3 fats like dha and epa are ok to take together. There is some evidence that antioxidants like vitamin E may improve sperm quality (less dna damage) but the studies are small and it's far from proven. There is no good evidence that either supplement improves female fertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R u zinc deficient?: Often if someone is supplementing with zinc, they need to see what their copper levels are too, since copper is supplemented at 1/10 the dose of zinc, and often what you find in your multivitamin can be sufficient. That goes along with B vitamins. So, there shouldn't be a problem if taking them together too. Have a SpectraCell micronutrient panel done to see if you need all that zinc first. ...Read more
Vitamins: Yes, you can but there will be interactions. This is one of the issues with multivitamin and mineral preparations and why getting your nutrients from regular food is best. Just one example of interactions: all minerals with a chemical 'double plus' like calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper get absorbed through the same channel and same area of the small intestine. Absorption of one will block. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an emergency contraceptive pill be eaten by a girl who is taking vitamin supplements (vitamin d and k12) ?
Yes: The usda rec 7-13 servings of fruits and vegetables/day. If you eat these then your vitamin levels should be ok. But, vitamin d which is mainly produced in the body after sun exposure is low in most people due to our modern way of living (we are almost always under a roof protected from the sun). Also make sure your product is nsf certified. www.drbarretojuiceplus.com. ...Read more
Of course!: The best thing to take for low vit. D is vit. D but it's important to take the d3 form as the d2 form is dangerous! most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to attain optimal levels, but in spring & summer you can also get it by spending time in the mid-day sun without sunscreen. If you don't get much sun then take d3 year-round.It's best to take 5-10, 000 iu of vit a & 1mg of vit k too-they work as a team. ...Read more
Unlikely: All the vitamins in the b group are water soluble. What your body doesn't use immediately, it tends to wash out in the urine fairly quickly, so it's pretty hard to take a toxic dose of any of these except b6 which can cause neuropathy if taken in large doses over a long period of time. Bottom line: unless you're taking handfuls of b6 with your centrum, problems are unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES- highly advised: The average multivitamin has 400 iu of vitamin d. Many experts feel it is optimal to achieve a vitamin d level of at least 45 ng/dl. Most adults need to take 4000-5000 units a day to achieve these levels, so taking 4000-5000 units plus a multivitamin is wise. Toxicity won't occur with 10, 000 units or less/day. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/vitamin-d-why-you-are-pro_b_585311.Html. ...Read more
Could foot pain be associated with vitamin D defficiency? If so should I supplement both vitamin D and calcium or just vitamin D?
Probably not: The only people who need B12 supplements are the rare people with pernicious anemia, who can't absorb B12 in food, or people with very unusual and restrictive diets. There's no harm in taking 500-1000 mg of vitamin c each day, but not much evidence that it helps. Men should almost never take iron. Women who are menstruating can benefit from it to prevent anemia. ...Read more
By the level: According to how low the levels are? ...Read more
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