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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Taking Ocuvite Eye Vitamins Mineral Supplements

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Can I take ocuvite to help my eyes get the vitamins they need?

Can I take ocuvite to help my eyes get the vitamins they need?

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

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Supplements (Definition)

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


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Can aking too many vitamin supplements have any negative side effects?

Can aking too many vitamin supplements have any negative side effects?

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

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What side effects occur in a child if he is mildly overdosed with daily supplements of vitamin c?

What side effects occur in a child if he is mildly overdosed with daily supplements of vitamin c?

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

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Do vitamin B12 supplements have any side effects?

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Do vitamin B12 supplements have any side effects?

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

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Does vitamin b1 supplement have any side effects?

Does vitamin b1 supplement have any side effects?

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

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What are some side effects of vitamin d supplements at 2000u per day?

What are some side effects of vitamin d supplements at 2000u per day?

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

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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?

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

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What are the side effects of vitamin supplements?

What are the side effects of vitamin supplements?

HUGE question: There is no way that this can be answered in 400 characters or less. Please ask about specific supplements so that we can respond. Recommend inquiring about each supplement in separate submissions. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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

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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

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

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As long as I am taking vitamin and mineral supplements, is it healthy to fast?

As long as I am taking vitamin and mineral supplements, is it healthy to fast?

It depends: It depends on the length of the fast. Fasting for any length of time is unhealthy no matter what supplements you take. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and mineral supplements should you be taking if you are on a weight loss program?

Which vitamins and mineral supplements should you be taking if you are on a weight loss program?

MVI (multivitamin): A good multivitamin and vit d, if you are also exercising vitamins b all of them will be needed as the body spent those during exercise. Also vit c. ...Read more

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Can taking vitamin or mineral supplements help my rls?

Can taking vitamin or mineral supplements help my rls?

Yes: B12, folate (folic acid) and if iron deficient, iron. Have levels checked. Making levels suprahigh are not helpful. Magnesium for leg cramps which is not rls. ...Read more

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Vitamin and mineral supplements and ACL injuries?

Vitamin and mineral supplements and ACL injuries?

No evidence: There is no good evidence that vitamin and supplements prevent or aid the healing or rehab of acl injuries. ...Read more

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Is it possible that to buy vitamin and mineral supplements at walmart?

Is it possible that to buy vitamin and mineral supplements at walmart?

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

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Could vitamin/mineral supplements be an effective way to help prevent chronic disease?

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

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Which vitamin and mineral supplements should everyone take?

Which vitamin and mineral supplements should everyone take?

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

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