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Take Shaklee Are They Good Vitamins
No health Benefit: First we do not ever promote or endorse any product here on Health Tap. Second, I know of no expert medical doctor here who would recommend vitamins to an otherwise healthy twenty year old male. There is some science now that most vitamins are of no health benefit or even that some high dose vitamins may be harmful to health. Good nutrition and good sleep and exercise are the best way to live. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jamieson: Jamieson is a long-standing company which makes many, many products. Which ones are "good" for you, depends on what you need. Please know this is not the only company available which makes vitamins. ...Read more
Unnecessary: They are usually not immediately unsafe as in poisonous, but they are generally not associated with improving health and are a waste of money unless prescribed by a knowledgeable physician for a specific reason such as pregnancy. Save your money and eat healthy, whole foods plus wild salmon. ...Read more
None: If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options. ...Read more
Have HIV they say vitamins a b c e iron and zinc are good for me to take but what brand of vitamins and iron and zinc are good what brand of vitamins are good
Doesn't matter much: The important thing is antiretroviral therapy (ART, i.e. anti-HIV drugs) under the care of a doctor or clinic experiencd in HIV management. With this, normal lifespan is likely. Eat a balanced diet and other generally healthy habits. These particular nutrients are fine if they help you feel better, but no proved effect on long term outcomes. Any brand should be OK. Discuss with your HIV provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: We eat far too much protein in the US already. We certainly don't need to take in any more. Save your money. Only resistance training several hours a day 5-6 days a week increases muscle mass. If eating too much protein made muscles, instead of fat, most of America would be able to lift up the Empire State Building with their pinky finger alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug company profits: Pharmaceutical companies tend to charge a lot of money for their products. There is absolutely no advantage to taking a prescription prenatal vs. An over-the-counter, in fact many non-prescription ones are superior. Excellent brands like new chapter, designs for health ; rainbow light cost $20-30 a month but less expensive yet adequate brands are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can G6PD deficient kids under 5 take multi vitamin supplements? Are all vitamins safe for such kids?
Standard types safe: The standard types of multi-vitamins or multi-vitamins plus minerals are as safe for children with G6PD deficiency as they are for non-G6PD-deficient children. If unusual, non-standard doses are used, then nobody really knows how safe or unsafe those supplements would be. Thus, one should stick with standard dosing and reputable brands. ...Read more
You can take: Whatever you want do, but they won't help you and are a waste of money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Are multi-vitamins as good as getting usual/needed nutrients from food? I take centrum advantage/pharmacy brand depending on cost.
Are centrum vitamins good for you? Im 19 yrs old and i wanna know if these vitamins are good for the body. Any answers?
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