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The Best Organic Vitamins For A Teenager
Balanced diet: A balanced diet should provide a teenager with all the daily vitamins and minerals they require. However, if you do desire vitamins, there are many varieties available at local grocery stores which are aimed at kids. Now, if your child has been diagnosed with a specific vitamin deficiency, I would speak to your physician about recommendations. ...Read more
Whole Food Vitamins: Vitamins are widely available, and they are also widely VARIABLE in their quality. In general, vitamins made from whole foods (they will be labeled as such) are more easily absorbed and used by your body and are a better choice. These types of vitamins are generally only available at health food stores, both local and online. Opt for those labelled organic, and read dosing recommendations well. ...Read more
Is it ok for me take vitamins? And if so what vitamins would you recommend for a teenager to take?
A regular multivit.: Is a good start. Make sure it has iron. If your teen does not take in 3 dairy servings you may want a calcium supplement 1000-1200 daily. Nice weather and outside time will help your teen get vitamin d but if your teen does not spend time outside due to preference or weather then 2000 ius may be good. ...Read more
A water solible vitamin.
Gets excreated well. ...Read more
Hard to say: People perform at their best when they are well rested, have a balanced nutrition, are not ill and work in a familiar setting. Unless the kid has a vitamin deficiency, supplements would not help. Teens need a minimum of 9 hours/d with increases if studying hard, playing sports or in a growth spurt. Fix what you can and get a checkup if this does not improve. ...Read more
Whole Food Vitamins: In general, vitamins made from whole foods (they will be labeled as such) are more easily absorbed and used by your body and are a better choice. These types of vitamins are generally only available at health food stores, both local and online. High quality Omega-3 fatty acids may also be of benefit. ...Read more
Daily adult vitamins: An over-the-counter adult multivitamin (+/- minerals) is fine for a teenager to take once a day. If a teen doesn't eat or drink much in the way of dairy products, then an adult vitamin d and calcium tablet is also needed. Some people just take a Tums smoothies once a day for their calcium supplement. Vitamin d and multivitamins are even available in "gummy" chewables for adults now. ...Read more
Hi good day Dr., I have a scar problems on my face cause of teen acnes. My question is what is best vitamins for curing acne scar effectively? Thanks.
Dermatologist: Vitamins will not help. See a cosmetic dermatologist. ...Read more
Depend gender health: If your diet is healthy then you may not need vitamins at all. Your gender plays a role in nutrition. If your diet is lacking nutrients, such as iron or calcium, then a multivitamin with those minerals would be indicated. See your doctor for a thorough discussion of your nutritional health. ...Read more
Sure: Don't spend too much money or expect much (or anything) from this kind of thing. Eat sensibly and stay physically fit. Ask your physician if a supplement is likely to benefit you. Pregnant woman, convalescents, vegetarians and others on limited diets, and perhaps folks actively putting on muscle are those most likely to benefit. ...Read more
Not part of law: The FDA does not "approve" of supplements or vitamin products. It would only get involved if any were found to represent a danger to the public, but your lobbyist owned congress holds an exemption to supplement makers from any FDA review. Vitamins are an insurance policy you buy that makes you feel better. They are peed out of the body the day they are given & might help if the kid was deficient ...Read more
Yes: It is normal and somewhat helpful for teenagers to take a daily multivitamin. Teens often don't get enough vitamin d or calcium in their diets. If they are choosy eaters and don't eat a variety of foods, they may be low in other vitamins. A teen is usually big enough to take an "adult" multivitamin, but it is fine for him to take several kid's chewables instead (but he'll be chewing more sugar). ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin dosage is based more on weight than age. Most teenagers are adult size, or nearly adult size. A young teenager under 80 pounds might not need to take adult doses, though it would not cause any harm. ...Read more
Can teenagers such as 12-18 use the product " spring valley hair skin nails biotin pill vitamins " for hair growth?
Does Not Help: No evidence that it helps hair growth and never tested for safety. So not good idea. ...Read more
Not applicable: Vitamins are great for good health, and you need all of them for this. There are no vitamins that specifically improve sex, but there are other concepts that you may embrace. If you're low on testosterone, libido and performance does increase. Making sure your genital anatomy is correct is also important. There are procedures that correct problems, so talk with your doctor to check it out. ...Read more
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more
It depends...: This depends on many factors including what your diet is like, any health conditions you have etc. Supplements are no substitute for a healthy diet. In general, I advise a quality multivitamin such as ultranutrient by pure encapsualtions or new chapter every woman ii. I also advise a product like paradise herb's orac energy greens for a variety of superfoods/herbs. See comments for more:. ...Read more
In the morning...: Taking one's vitamins in the morning before breakfast is an easy way to remember them every day. Any other time of day is fine too (the point is to choose one time of day so one doesn't forget to take them). ...Read more
None: If you get at least 15 minutes of sun a day and eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, whole grains, and wild fish you probably don't need any. Some people still need vitamin d and vegans need B12 but only a blood test can say for sure. Don't take pills unless you are sure you need them and you know exactly what they do. ...Read more
By eating well: 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
Multivitamins: There is no one "best" multivitamin, because people have all kinds of characteristics & conditions. Minimally you want to be sure your vitamin uses natural (not synthetic) vit e with mixed tocopherols & trienols. Many lower cost vitamins use synthetic vit e -- potentially damaging to your health. Also you want at least 1000iu vit d in it. Men would most likely not need iron, etc. ...Read more