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The Best Organic Vitamins For A Teenager
Vitamin D, Multivit.: Everyone in the us (unless in deep south) needs to take vit d in fall & winter months- adult dose is 5000 iu/day-& take in spring/summer if not getting mid-day sun without sunscreen. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet but the majority of americans are deficient in calcium, magnesium, chromium, vit. A, e & chromium. A good mulitvit with iron provides insurance; a prenatal is appropriate! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A daily multivitamin: If a person has knowledge of nutrition and a very balanced diet, then he may not need a daily multivitamin because his foods contain enough. I recommend each person take a multivitamin because many people don't have a truly balanced diet. Some people also need extra vitamin d, calcium, folate, omega3, etc..., depending on individual issues. Either national brands or trusted generics are fine. ...Read more
No Supplements Work: Save your money, no supplements really work, exercise burns fat, better yet change your food. Here is a simple way to lose, without a diet, the list shows the reasons people gain wt. In order of most important & easiest to change, simply go down list, find your top 2 reasons, and then make a few changes, such as: diet soda for soda, subway for burgers, 100 cal packs: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a recommended diet including supplements for managing scoliosis, and the pain? Would love a list of foods to eat to help in grocery shopping
Multivitamins : While there is no specific diet for scoliosis, a multivitamin would provide the appropriate supplement to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables & calcium sources.Your doctor should check that calcium,manganese,vitamin D and vitamin C and E levels are normal. Hence a multivitamin recommendation.Next weight bearing exercise such as walking up to 10000 steps, light jogging, aerobic ex or a class are wise ...Read more
Please suggest tips for good healthy hair.And is the use of conditioner really necessary?Please suggest a diet for healthy growth of hair.
Healthy hair: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts) & vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Garden of life women's formula vitamin code good for a general supplement? Is it in a good synergistic balance? Better to take separately than multi?
No endorsments: Healthtap doctors do not give blanket endorsements of any products. However, the listed ingredients in this one seem reasonable -- and at least it's natural vitamin e. Depending on your sunshine exposure you may need more vit d than supplied here. Also, you may or may not need the extra iron. If you took all this separately, it would be a lot of tablets. http://tinyurl.com/kxmls6y. ...Read more
Many things: The majority of americans are deficient in magnesium. Low magnesium can cause or aggravate muscle spasms, anxiety, insomnia, menstrual cramps, migraine headaches, pms, high blood pressure, fatigue, palpitations, constipation, asthma, osteoporosis etc. The best magnesium supplements are magnesium taurate, glycinate, citrate and aspartate. See http://drcarolyndean.Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...Read more
Variety and balance: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consult: consult with your doctor first, someone who knows your whole healthy history. Some multivitamins contain folic acid which is not the best form to take in those with reduced enzymes that metabolize folic acid. Excess folic acid= from supplements can predispose to colon cancer. Supplements may not be as harmless as you think. COnsult with your health care professional first. Good health to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots to choose from: As long as you are getting between 1000-1200mg of calcium daily in divided doses and 2000-5000 units of vitamin d daily you should be in good range. A blood sample before and 3 months after supplementation would be recommended. Also make sure you are doing 30 mins of weight bearing exercise at least 3 times a week for optimal bone health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a good book that explains how to get most of my nutrition (I know I will have to supplement) from a VEGAN diet...preferably with recipes???
22, male: Good health: What is the best multivitamin and what is a good food supplement I can buy from CVS ?
Many choices but:: Good question, as many popular multivits like Centrum are FAR inferior to high quality brands. I don't know why you're limiting yourself to CVS- they don't carry the best supps. You can buy any brand online. See http://drrandybaker.com/2014/01/ for more info on what to look for. My favorite multivitamin is UltraNutrient by Pure Encapsulations. ORAC Energy Greens is my favorite food supplement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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