Doctor insights on:
Strovite Vitamins Ingredients
Is the brand name water, vitamin water really a healthy choice? One of the ingredients is reverse osmosis water, what s that? Do doctors advice against it?
Waste your $:
Veg, salads, fruit and water are better.
But if you want to waste your money...
No side effects. ...Read more
Cold?: There are many reasons one might feel cold from vascular too neurological to endocrine to psychiatric etc. see an MD for a proper workup before you waste your money on vitamins ...Read more
Vitamin B17?: Since the early 1950s, a modified form of amygdalin has been promoted under the names laetrile and "vitamin b17" as a cancer cure. In reality, laetrile is not a vitamin, and studies have found it to be ineffective, dangerously toxic due to its cyanide content, and potentially lethal. Medical experts issue a strong warning against its use. ...Read more
It depends...: This depends on your diet, activity level, health conditions ; health goals. I advise a quality multivitamin for everyone; no single best one, but some best are listed at http://www.Multivitaminguide. Org/, though some of my favorites like ultranutrient from pure encapsulations aren't listed. I also advise about 5000 units of d in fall ; winter (year-round if you don't get much sun). ...Read more
Great question!: I'm going to assume you mean, "How do our bodies make our vitamins?", not "How are vitamin supplements manufactured?' The answer is, we don't! A nutritional source of vitamins is essential because (1) our bodies can't make these molecules and (2) these molecules are ESSENTIAL for our health & well-being. Except during pregnancy, most people get adequate vitamins simply from eating healthfully. ...Read more
Yes: I recommend the following to most people: -a general multivitamin -an omega 3 fatty acid supplement -an extra calcium with vitamin d (especially for teens and post menopausal women) -an extra vitamin d (ask for your levels to be tested) if you have chronic kidney disease, ask before taking vitamins. ...Read more
Most definitely: By definition vitamins are essential for health. Vitamin deficiencies cause anemia, heart disease, poor immune function, cancer etc. It is best to get our vitamins from our diet but most americans do not get adequate vitamins from their diet. I think what you are really asking is if vitamins in pill form work- this depends on your needs ; the type of vitamin. See http://bit. Ly/18xyule. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes! Every kid (and grownup) should take vitamin d. I recommend 400iu/day for babies under 3 months, 800iu/day for babies 4-12 months, 1000iu/day for kids age 1-11, and 2000iu for kids 12 and up. Multivitamins are useful for poor eaters. If your kid eats a big variety of fruits, veggies, grains etc. Every day, than a multi is unnecessary. If the diet is less than great though, a multi help. ...Read more
Maybe: I advise my patients on vitamins by using this analogy: vitamins are like your car insurance; you hope you never need to use it but it's nice to have when you do need it. If one always eats a variety of foods, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, low saturated fats and high fiber, then one probably does not need vitamins. That being said, I recommend one multivitamin daily. ...Read more
Yes: I advise everyone to take a good multivitamin. Very few Americans get the recommended allowance of all vitamins and minerals and even those who do benefit from taking higher amounts. I also advise at least 500 mg of Vit C 2x/day. All Americans (except those in the deep South) need 5000-8000 iu of Vit D3 in fall and winter months, year-round if don't get much sun. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. You can take them as long as you wish. Spectracell labs in TX offers a good micronutrient test that provides specific info for your body. ...Read more
A ; D- very rare: One can only overdose on fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e) except vit. B6 (which should be limited to 250 mg/day). But it takes huge amounts to overdose. The average adult would need to take about 2 million units of a to overdose, or 200, 000 iu/day for several months. Vit d toxicity is rare unless one takes at least 40, 000 iu/day for months. See http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/819426-overview. ...Read more
From your food: Eat a varied, balanced diet that contains whole grains, lots of fruits, lots of vegetables, and lean meats (including fish). If you eat well, most of your vitamin needs will be met by your food. The exception to this is vitamin d. D is hard to get in sufficient quantity from food, so it's best to take a daily supplement. ...Read more