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Side Effects Of Taking Ocuvite Eye Vitamins Mineral Supplements
Eye vitamins: Ocuvites are eye vitamins that help prevent macula degeneration. They contain many of the vitamins that are important in maintaining the health of the eyes. They are great vitamins. ...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
Yes: You can overdose on any vitamin supplement. Just like prescribed medication, supplements are refined, concentrated substances that can cause serious damage to the body if taken in excess. Remember, there is no substitute for a healthy diet. Nutritional supplements are unnescssary for most people. ...Read more
No: But it may not be helpful and may be wasteful. ...Read more
Mineral deficiencies: Mega dose vitamin c can actually be dangerous. It is true that vitamin c is water soluble & you will excrete any vitamin c that you don't use. However, in order to excrete vitamin c in your urine, you must also excrete minerals as well. Therefore, excess vitamin c can lead to mineral deficiencies, especially a copper deficiency. Be very cautious in megadosing any vitamin or mineral or amino acid. ...Read more
B12 Vitamin: Generally, there is no risk of toxicity from too much b12, however, if taken at same time with antibiotics for acne, such as tetracycline, it can lower effectiveness of the antibiotic. Some reported adverse events include allergy, fever, headaches, joint pains, upset stomach, swelling, dizziness. ...Read more
Hardly any: Thiamine, vitamin b1 is extremely safe and well tolerated. Some might occasionally experience stomach upset from it, especially if taken on an empty stomach. It will turn urine yellow and give a strong "b vitamin" odor. You can't really be allergic to b1 per se, but may be allergic to some pills containing b1 if sensitive to the additives or preservatives or source of it. ...Read more
Several: Too much vitamin d can be bad for you and can cause serious problems. Side effects may include high calcium levels, elevated kidney function, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, weakness, and increased urination. Total intake from all sources, food and supplements should remain less than 4000u to decrease risk of adverse events, although they can happen at any dosage. ...Read more
Hi I am 16 years old I take supplements like scivation xtend and mp combat and vitamins and fish oil, is there any side effects on kidneys or height?
Why?: I went to each manufacturer's website to find the ingredients in your supplements. They are proteins (amino acids) high protein diets won't harm growth (height). It is injurious to diseased kidneys, but not harmful to normal kidneys. That said, you're paying premium prices: why not just eat fish, eggs, & steak? Your workouts with a healthy diet will do much more good than fancy supplements. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the specific supplement.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've heard a lot about the benefits of vitamin D3. What is a safe amount to take in supplement form? Are there any side effects/risks of taking it?
5-10, 000 iu/day:
There are many proven benefits of Vitamin D3. While the RDA is only 600-800 iu/day, many experts recommend 5-10, 000 iu/day to achieve optimal serum levels of 50-100. The only hazard is from taking too much, but one has to take at least 40.000 iu/day for months to get toxic. It's wise to take some Vit K2 with it.
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If one took more then daily needed amount of b complex vitamins ie by supplements, will there be any side effects, or will the excess just be stored?
Listen to your body: B vitamins are water soluble and not stored. Excess makes urine yellow. They do require activation in the liver and taking excessive doses of some of the b vitamins such as b-6 can cause problems. Some persons need methyl folate (folic acid) and methyl cobalamine and b vitamins that don' t contain these forms may not be metabolized normally. Vit c with bioflavanoids and vit d3 may be needed as well. ...Read more
Is there any good natural supplement alternative to risperdone? Maybe vitamins I want to take my 11 year old off the medicine because of side effects
No: Risperidone (http://www. Drugs. Com/risperidone. Html) is one of many options in antipsychotic class. Unfortunately, there is no natural alternative to this drug class although it's possible that your child may not need it. But this can only be determined after discussing w/child's doctor. Or consider obtaining 2nd opinion. And of course, make sure diagnosis is correct for & warrants this medication! ...Read more
Yes you can: A chain store may not carry or have a limited supply of natural and/or organic vitamins and minerals which tend to cause less side effects and are better absorbed by the intestines. If your going to take the vitamins and supplements just for the sake getting healthy, a healthy and varied diet should suffice. ...Read more
The whole picture: Choosing a healthy lifestyle with good sleep, exercise, and a very healthy diet, along with a healthy attitude and social life are the best way to prevent chronic disease. See a functional medicine practitioner to address your specific needs related to what your hereditary and lifestyle risks might be for the many chronic diseases that impact us. Sometimes specific supplements are appropriate. ...Read more
None: Vitamin and mineral supplements are a great way to increase the profit of vitamin and mineral supplement suppliers and makers. Unless you have a very abnormal diet, or have a specific vitamin deficiency based on your genes, you do not need this. If you think you have a deficiency, ask your Doctor to test for that. Otherwise, save your money and use it to go to the gym more often. ...Read more
Food vs. Suppl: Healthy whole foods are the best for you. Food based supplements are often useful but a less than perfect substitution for the healthy diet. Synthetic supplements can be controversial, in general our standard american diet (sad) is deficient in healthy nutrients, as well as minerals and contains substances that are unhealthy. Consider finding a functional medicine nutritionist to discuss choice. ...Read more
Can you please describe common natural vitamin/mineral supplements I can take that will help me lose weight?
Yes, to a degree: The age related eye disease study (areds) showed that individuals at risk for macuar degeneration had a significant decrease or delay in developing the disease when they took these vitamins vs. Those who did not. It does not prevent the disease completely, but it is the single best option that we have available at this point. If you smoke, avoid the vitamin a formula vitamins. ...Read more
Is there a supplement I can take to build up my blood am currently taking vitamin b 12 but it's not working my eyes are still pale?
Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.
Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more
Can I take vitamin E after a vitrectomy? I'm one week postop. I have a eye supplement that has 400iu in it at 1667% DV im concerned about re-bleeding.
Are there vitamin supplements (to help vision) recommended for people with normal eyes, at certain ages; or are the advertised supplements unproven?
Supplements: Certain vitamin supplements have been proven to help with certain conditions of the eyes. There are several published studies that show this. Certain conditions respond to certain vitamin and supplement treatments. There is a large body of evidence in many areas to show help. ...Read more