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Take Different Vitamin
Yes: It is not dangerous nor unhealthy to change the lineup for supplements you take daily, especially if you take a lot of them and have to split it up over a couple of days to get a regular schedule going. Some water soluble vitamins like B complex and C vitamins should be taken daily to get the maximal effect, while fat soluble vitamins -A, D, E, and K Can be taken less often and be ok ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multivitamins: At the recommended daily allowance, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not at all: Many vitamins come in multiple forms with many in one capsule or pill. Your body will absorb what it needs and there is no harm in combining them. ...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. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. ...Read more
I take 6 different vitamins daily. Is that bad? Or is it too much? I feel like i need them all (vitamin c, e, b12, b-complex, glucosamine, &multivitamins)
Maybe: A good multivitamin will include c, e, b12, and b-complex so you are probably taking a lot of the same (and spending a lot of money... Vitamins are not cheap!). Glucosamine is good but you are too young to need it. If you feel like you need them, i would spend on a good multivitamin that has all that you need. I personally prefer to get vitamins from fresh foods as they are better absorbed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on what you mean by "lots" and "vitamins." most people -- even when eating a healthy diet -- need a basic multivitamin and omega-3 fats like in fish oil. What your vitamins need to contain depends on your gender, age, general health, and other factors. You can work with a holistic physician on your needs -- also, here's a helpful resource: http://tinyurl.Com/kxdr5on. ...Read more
Yes: Too many vitamins can be toxic; excessive vitamins are something to avoid in my opinion. ...Read more
I want to be chubby because i look like so skinny and i tried to take different kinds of vitamins but still not work. What's the best thing to do?
Eat healthy: If you are truly skinny and can't gain weight, you might have a problem with your hormones or other issues. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
Usually- it depends: There are 13 essential vitamins that our bodies need every day via diet or supplements, so if you took them individually you could take 13 diff. Vitamins each day. Most people take a multivit. And sometimes supplement with extra amounts of individual vitamins such as c, d, e and B12 as multivitamins may not have optimal amounts. This is safe as long as the total amounts are not dangerously high. ...Read more
I take 9 tablets (4 different vitamins from my doctor) in the morning as i eat breakfast but feel ill in my stomach afterwards, how do I stop that?
Vitamin side effect : Taking multiple vitamins when the body does not need them is not without side effects. A way to stop the GI side effects is to stop them all together & consult your doctor. Additives and some of the acidic vitamins can cause GI upset so can pill esophagitis. Drinking plenty of water is recommended when taking vitamin. Obtaining your vitamins through a varied diet is far more beneficial to health. ...Read more
Are all muti vitamins the same? I've been taking "berkly and jensen" brand for months and feel no different i even split them and take half at bedtime.
Huge differences: There are huge differences, like the difference between a $2 ; $100 bottle of wine or between fast food ; a gourmet meal. As best as i can tell the b ; j brand is like the cheap wine or fast food of multivitamins- it boasts"compare to centrum."see http://bit.Ly/18xyule to learn why centrum is lacking. See http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 for independent ratings of 101 brands(any of top 30 are good); comment:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am taking 7 different medicines and was wondering if I can continue to take Natures Code Vitamins for women 50 and over?
Yes, in fact...: Many medications (including yours) increase our need for vitamins so it can be argued the more meds you're on the more vitamins you need. I have much more concern about interactions between these meds than them interacting with vits. Anyone on statins should take CoQ10. It is hazardous to take Omeprazole for long periods. See http://bit.ly/1iwXGXk & http://bit.ly/1b1Avqs & http://bit.ly/1jjPCPg ...Read more
Every time i take vitamin d in differnt forms and doses i get
a headache. Dr said may be allergic to inert ingredients, so
How many IUs of vitamin D2 and IUs of vitamin D3 does an adult male vegan need on a daily basis? Does it depend on his calcium intake? Is it ok to take vitamin D in morning pills and take in calcium in different meals throughout the day?
The Office: of Dietary Supplements of National Institutes of Health's (odd.od.nih.gov) Recommended Dietary Allowance is 600 IU/day for males 19-50 years. As a vegan, it would be difficult to get in diet as principle sources are fatty fish, eggs, fortified milk. Vitamin D2 and D3 can be considered equivalent; most supplements are D3 (you don't need both). AM dosing ok; calcium recommendation is 1000 mg/d. ...Read more
What kind of vitamins can i take to help with anxiety, and depression? Instead of taking different medication all the time.
Is a folic acid blood test also called a folate serum blood test? If they are different tests, should I take both of them together with the Vitamin 12 test?
One and the same:
Serum folic acid test is the better name. Why are you doing these tests? It would be better to let your doctor figure out if you need any tests.Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
How long, if ever, does it take to clear up post Lyme syndrome? I also have adrenal fatigue. I'm on some different vitamins and immune strengtheners.
Unknown : Since you are very young, there is s good chance you will recover nicely. Sometimes your condition can be made worse by fungal nose infection, so ask your doc to check that with nasal swab cultures. Stay rested, eat well, do light exercise and stay positive ...Read more
I suffer from chronic dry skin and am moving to a different climate with higher elevation where problem will likely be worse. Can i take vitamins or supplements to limit impact?
Dry skin: Vitamin e is beneficial to the skin. The best things you can do to limit the dry skin are the following: 1) take showers, not baths. Do not use really hot water and only use an oilated soap (like camay or basis) in areas that you generate odor ( under arm, groin, feet) 2) lubricate after shower and frequently 3 drink plenty of water 4) use a humidifier in room you sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take vitamin c, whitening and breast enhancer pills as a supplement..Do i need to take it different time? If so, when should I take those supplement?
We all need some D: Yes, if one does not get enough from foods, drinks, or other supplements. Long term vitamin D deficiency in adults can lead to osteomalacia (bone softening) and osteoporosis (bone density loss, causing easy fracturing). Other symptoms of a deficiency of vitamin D are muscle pains, muscle weakness, and aches in the bones. Prolonged vitamin D deficiency in children causes rickets (bony deformities). ...Read more
Not only OK but wise: It is a good idea to take vit d with chemotherapy as it often depletes vit d- see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/037663_chemotherapy_drugs_vitamin_d_deficiency.Html vit d is crucial for proper immune function. Also, there is evidence that vit d improves the effectiveness of chemotherapy- see http://www.Vitamindwiki.Com/chemotherapy+might+be+amplified+by+vitamin+d. ...Read more
Multivitamin: There are many multivitamins out there but one within your budget and suits your lifestyle: active/sport or a regular one should suffice. B-complex, vit d, calcium, vit e, vit k, and vit c are great and when combined with a regular healthy diet, will help. Its often better to get as many nutrients through foods as your body absorbs them better and provide fiber. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2000-5000 units: I recommend 2000-5000units daily. It is best to check your levels by a lab draw. Normal range is a level between 30-100 but i feel most patients feel better around 50-70 range. Get your baseline level, supplement for 3 months and then re check your level to be sure you are getting enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin D Food Sourc: I Commend you for Good Health! Foods to take to improve Vitamin D: 1. Cod liver oil 2. Swordfish, cooked 3. Salmon 4. Tuna fish 5. Orange juice fortified with vitamin D 6. Milk, nonfat, reduced fat, and whole, vitamin D-fortified 7.Yogurt, fortified with 20% of the DV for vitamin D 8. Liver, beef, cooked 9. Egg 10. Ready-to-eat cereal, fortified with 10% of the DV for vitamin D. ...Read more
Very Low Vit D: You could take 50, 000 iu/day for a month then recheck vit d level. If it's between 40-60, then start taking 5-10, 000 iu per day. ...Read more
51 iu or 51 nl/ml?: If your blood level is 51 ng/ml you have more than sufficient vitamin d and you don't need to supplement whatsoever. A recent analysis of many vitamin d studies showed that vitamin d supplementing almost never improves health unless you address why the vitamin d was low in the first place. ...Read more
Depends on diet: Most infants and children will get enough vitamin d from drinking infant formula or milk fortified with vitamin d as long as they are drinking at least 1000ml (about 32 ounces) each day or other foods fortified with vitamin d. Children who are exclusively breastfeeding or toddlers who aren't drinking much milk will also need vitamin d supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Recently we have realized how important vitamin d is and how many people are deficient. We require sunlight to "activate" the vitamin d we get in foods, some people don't get enough in food anyway. Check with your doctor, they can measure your vitamin d level. Most people can take 1000 iu daily with no risk of any potential toxicity so i recommend adding that amount daily to most of my patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please clarify: Your question is a bit vague & thus hard to answer. Need for vitamins will vary based on one's health, age, sex & diet. While there is no substitute for a healthy diet, wise use of supplements may improve immune function & help prevent heart disease, cancer, birth defects etc. I believe every adult should take about 5000 u of vit d during fall & winter. A good quality multivit. Will benefit many. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers