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Symptoms Of Taking Too Much Vitamin D3
How much vitamin D3 should I take? I'm 23 and also taking vitamin b complex. Occasional ginseng. What are the benefits of these ? Thanks
Dose vitamin D: Vitamin d comes from exposure to sun made in skin less exposure due to fears of skin cancer leave a deficient state in 60 to 80 percentgeneral requirements in healthy non pregnant state vary between 10000 to 2000 units a say best taken with food down side is very little lots of people require to go upto 5000 units helps skeletal health muscle mass skin nails hair and decreses some cancers. ...Read more
I'm taking prenatal vitamins and i'm worried about taking in too much iron as an anmeic. How much is too much?
Good question: You need to monitor your blood level of iron and ferritin. Also you may need to check a few other things such as serum folate (folic acid) and b12. The size and hemaglobin concentration on the basic CBC blood test is a start. If you have a low rbc count and your rbc size is small (low mcv) you may have iron deficiency. If the red cells are larger than normal think low folate (folic acid) or low b12. ...Read more
Can taking too many vitamin supplements, or taking too many vitamin supplements in high quantity affect/ counteract with birth control?
Yes: Vitamins don't interfere with birth control pills; however, there are some supplements that in high doses could interfere with birth control pills. Some examples are St. John's Wort, Soy Isoflavones, and Chaste-berry. If you are on a particular herb, check it for interactions or ask you doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
Does vitamin D3 1000mcg help balance an underactive thyroid? And why is too much vitamin D3 toxic? How much is too much?
No.Low Thyroid: Is treated with the appropriate dose of l- thyroxine or similar thyroid rx.Vitamin d level can be measured, and if low, should be raised by vit d replacement.If truly low, replacement doses of up to 50, 000u/wk are initially given.It is very important to have normal levels. ...Read more
Unlikely to be a pbm: Vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin that you start dumping into your urine as soon as it reaches a level above the bodies need. It does not store in the body & produce overuse disorders like some. It's value in health is certainly critical for those with deficiencies, but value for other issues is questionable.Americans have some of the most expensive pee in the world. ...Read more
Can't get too much C: VItamin C is extremely safe and not known to have a toxic dose. Many docs give up to 100,000 mg IV safely! Almost all mammals make Vitamin C. Other mammals our size manufacture about 5000 mg of C a day and likely have a good reason for doing so. I advise people take at least 500-2000 mg of Vit. C twice a day and all you can get from diet. See http://www.naturalhealth365.com/category/vitamin-c/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm nursing mother i take 1000mg calcium daily.How much is too much? What are the sideffects of excess calcium i'm 29
Let me help you: The calcium recommendation for nursing women is 1, 000 milligrams (mg) per day, the same amount recommended for pregnant women and all women between the ages of 18 and 50 (14- to 18-year-olds need 1, 300 mgs.). It's fine to get more than the recommended dietary allowance as long as your total daily intake is less than 2, 500 mg. Try to get your calcium through food instead of a vitamin supplement. ...Read more
It depends...: This depends on the cause of the deficiency. If it's due to a lack of B12 in your diet (b12 is primarily found in animal-derived foods) then taking a multivit. With B12 will help. However, many cases of B12 deficiency are caused by difficulty absorbing it, a condition called pernicious anemia. In that case, oral B12 won't help & you need injections &/or sublingual b12, ideally as methylcobalamin. ...Read more
How much vitamins is too much? I'm taking 3 centrum, inneov and onglinex what are the signs of toxicity?
I'm 23 years old. Currently taking vitamin D3 (1000ui), vitamin b complex, and panax ginseng. What's the ailu dosage of vit d3? I don't get much sun.
Vitamin D level: Knowing your vitamin d level would be helpful. If you are deficient (and depending how deficient), you will need supplementation so that you can get your level back to normal. If your vitamin d level is normal, then you may want a maintenance dose. D3 is cholecalciferol, a standard form that is taken orally. D2 is ergocalciferol, if taken is in a large 50k international unit (iu) dose once weekly. ...Read more
I'm currently taking a multivitamin, fish oil and 4000iu of vitamin d. Is this to much vitamin d? Can this be harmful?
Probably safe: During winter, most people are even more deficient in vitamin d than when they have exposure to sunshine. 4000 iu of vitamin d is safe, and this amount is often indicated especially in winter months. You can ask your physician to test your 25-hydroxy vitamin d level to see where you are in replacement, and adjust your dose accordingly. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm currently taking a zinc supplement of 50 mg. I also take a multiple vitamin which has 20 mg of zinc. am I taking too much zinc?
Are there any side effects to taking vitafusion multivites (gummies for adults)..? I'm also eating healthy&drinking plenty of water+exercising more
No need: If you are eating a healthy balanced diet, there is no need for extra vitamins. Most of these extra vitamins get excreted in your stool and urine. As far as side effects, the most common would be upset stomach. Overall, these vitamins are not going to hurt you, but you also don't need to take them. ...Read more
Basically non-toxic: Folic acid is a very safe supplement even at quite high doses. Here are links to reliable research publications on the topic: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/2667316 http://www.Thelancet.Com/journals/lancet/article/piis0140-6736%2870%2991845-3/abstract doses of 1000mcg daily are not toxic. ...Read more
Am i taking too much ?
I take vitamin D3 2000iu and also one a day men's which has additional 700iu.Could there be any side effects?
Probably fine: Epidemiology generates all kinds of junk data and I'd ignore studies that report, "Thus-and-so many people with more than thus-and-so daily had more / thus of thus-and-so" unless it makes physiologic sense. This is more than you need to be healthy. Ten thousand is an often-cited recommended upper limit. Much higher vitamin A intake actually will make you sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 100 billion daily probiotic with multiple strains too much for a maintenance does? What are the dangers of taking too high of a dose of probiotic?
Weight loss,weak, GI: The symptoms of too much vit d are nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation (possibly alternating with diarrhea), weakness, weight loss, tingling sensations in the mouth, confusion & heart rhythm abnormalities. Vitamin d is quite safe and toxicity is rare; one must take at least 40, 000 iu/day for months & have a blood level >200 to become toxic. See http://www.Vitamindcouncil.Org/?O=1036. ...Read more
Many,may die younger: Low vit D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day; avoid D2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health ...Read more
Many symptoms ;risks: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression ; increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer ; risk of dying! most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day in fall ; winter months;you can get it by spending time in mid-day sun without sunscreen in spring ; summer;take d year-round if you don't get sun. See http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit.Ly/1deguty ; http://bit.Ly/166dliq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly silent: Low vitamin d levels are common and usually there are no obvious signs or symptoms. Foremost is the concern of low bone density and thus brittle bones. Bone pain and muscle weakness may be present and there are other conditions thought to be related to low vitamin d levels but these are not proven as yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I did vitamin d test and it was insufficiency what should I do?And what are the symptoms of this case?
Take D3 because:: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Aspx. ...Read more
I did vitamin d test and the result was insufficiency its 21. What should I do.And what are the symptoms of vitamin d shortness.
Take Vit D: Generally, most people will not have any symptoms until vit d levels are very low (under10). Your level is only mildly low, but can have some long term effects on the bone if not corrected. You should take about 1000 iu of vit d daily to correct it. ...Read more
Rare- many symptoms: Vitamin d toxicity is quite rare- in known cases people took 40, 000 units or more a day for a long time. One would need to take millions of units to overdose. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, weight loss, tingling sensations in the mouth, confusion & heart arrhythmias. See http://www.Vitamindcouncil.Org/about-vitamin-d/what-is-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-toxicity/. ...Read more
Almost anything: Vitamin d is responsible for many things in all our body cells. It is now regarded as the commonest vitamin deficiency and is really a hormone made in the skin from sunlight exposure. We are seeing many diseases related to it. It is no longer "just a bone nutrient" and the blood level of d3 should be between 60 and 80. ...Read more
Many risks &problems: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Aspx. ...Read more
Yes: It should be between 60 and 80. ...Read more
My vitamin d level is low, what health symptoms can this cause as have bern feeling very ill but not sure what is down to vitamin d?
No: It is so vital to our cells that almost any disease can develop from its deficiency. The level of d3 should be between 60 and 80. ...Read more
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