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Can people with diabetic nephropathy take vitamin b supplements?

Can people with diabetic nephropathy take vitamin b supplements?

Diabetic Nephropathy: High-dose b vitamin therapy is not helpful in diabetic nephropathy. An article was published in the jama in 2010. High doses of b vitamins were associated with a greater chance of kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Are vitamins and supplements helpful for diabetics?

Are vitamins and supplements helpful for diabetics?

Diabetes: Please check w/your doctor first. Chromium helps balance blood sugar. Cinnamon is also good and you can get it in capsule form or sprinkle it on. Doctor can guide you because if you use these things it can throw of the dosage of meds you may be taking. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi doc, are there recommended vitamins, minerals \ and or supplements for heavy drinkers?

Hi doc, are there recommended vitamins, minerals \ and or supplements for heavy drinkers?

Many can help: Alcoholism has a strong genetic/physiological basis.Alcoholics are often addicted to sugar, caffeine & tobacco & have higher needs for certain vitamins. A healthy diet with high doses of vitamin b3 & vit c may be helpful. Zinc, b6, manganese & essential fatty acids can help too.Social support/counseling is also helpful.See http://www.The-alcoholism-guide.Org/orthomolecular-alcoholism-treatment.Html. ...Read more

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Any benefit of vitamin b1 (thiamine) and b3 (niacin) for anxiety?

Any benefit of vitamin b1 (thiamine) and b3 (niacin) for anxiety?

PubMed says "no": My search in pubmed (for the docs, mesh searches crossing both "niacin" and "thiamine" with "anxiety") turned up no studies on this whatsoever. Perhaps there is some literature on this outside of the pubmed database (?). If so, i've never heard of it. In general, supra-physiological doses of vitamins are usually either a waste of money or in some cases harmful. ...Read more

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Vitamin k or vitamin k2 are antidotes for vitamin D3 overdose, is that true?

Vitamin k or vitamin k2 are antidotes for vitamin D3 overdose, is that true?

No.: Stopping vitamin d is the main antidote. If symptoms occur because of high calcium levels in the blood a variety of treatments could reduce the levels. ...Read more

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Are american vitamin food supplements safe to take?

Are american vitamin food supplements safe to take?

Mostly: There is no regulation or oversight in this area since the supplement lobby got congress to pass a bill forbidding the fda to even look at these products. Most however are very safe as the manufacturers are sensitive to toxicity and hazards. However few have ever been tested for potency or effectiveness and most fail such testing. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Has anyone any effective nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Has anyone any effective nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Not really: Good nutrition is good for the whole body including the largest organ, the skin. As some have mentioned mega doses of vitamin b5 have been shown over a fairly long period of time to have a small benefit but not without other side effects. ...Read more

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Best vitamin for period pain/mood? Currently only taking vitamin D3 1000iu & vitamin b complex

Best vitamin for period pain/mood? Currently only taking vitamin D3 1000iu & vitamin b complex

Depends: Different items work for different people, but many patients report a better sense of well being with a b complex vitamin, and with significant vitamin d. Depending on your latitude and sun exposure, you may or may not get enough vitamin d from sun. You could consider trying 3, 000 iu of vitamin d. Also there is some evidence to suggest that methyl folate also helps improve a person's mood. ...Read more

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Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?

Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? 
Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement  safe for gout users?

None will effect gou: Gout is related to URIC ACID and PURINES, not amino acids or protein supplements. BUT, since everything you mention is a complete waste of money, why bother to ask? There are meds used to control gout in different ways. Low dose aspirin and thiazide diuretics tend to raise uric acid levels. Alcohol, especially in large amounts, often causes attacks. Low purine diets are slightly effective. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take dietary supplements such as alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, and phosphatidylserine for parkinson's?

Is it beneficial to take dietary supplements such as alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, and phosphatidylserine for parkinson's?

Yes: While more research is needed, there is a good amount of science on the benefits of each of these on neurologic function. They are certainly safe to try and if i had parkinson's i would take all of those and more. See http://www.Needs.Com/product/ndnl-0404-02/l_acetyl_l_carnitine ; http://www.Lef.Org/protocols/neurological/parkinsons_disease_03.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the proper dosages for the following vitamins for 63 -year-old woman: multivitamin, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin E, omega 369, B12, magnesium?

What are the proper dosages for the following vitamins for 63 -year-old woman: multivitamin, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin E, omega 369, B12, magnesium?

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. Dose varies w/the other vitamins you mention. Need to know more. See www.spectracell.com for good micronutrient lab test info. Peace & good health. ...Read more

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Iron chelation drugs a sham?

Iron chelation drugs a sham?

Iron chelation: Iron chelation is not a sham if the patient has a hematologic disorder such as myelodysplasia or thalassemia which requires frequent blood transfusions. When one receives blood, one also receives all the iron inside the blood cells. This iron stays inside the body and can cause organ damage. Chelation therapy is then very important. It is also used for patients who accidentally take too much iron. ...Read more

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Are multi-vitamins essential for bodybuilders?

Are multi-vitamins essential for bodybuilders?

Helpful: Difficulty to get all the nutrition into the body that is needed in sommeone who requires a lot of calories that are balance. ...Read more

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Can I take Licorice and Rehmannia for adrenal support while taking Vit E, basic B complex,Vit C, fish oil,magnesium,zantac,and Imitrex (sumatriptan) (when needed)?

Can I take  Licorice and Rehmannia for adrenal support while taking Vit E, basic B complex,Vit C, fish oil,magnesium,zantac,and Imitrex (sumatriptan) (when needed)?

Not good combination: Consult you doctor before doing anything, versus self medicate especially with your thyroid condition not being stabilized and taking migraine meds. Licorice can increase cortisol levels and make your migraines worse. Always better to be safe than sorry. Can also call your pharmacist to ask about drug/herb/supplement interaction for more information. ...Read more

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Looking for information on B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency in vegetarians?

Looking for information on B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency in vegetarians?

B12 deficient common: Being vegetarian may reduce risk of folate (folic acid) deficiency, as the best sources of folate (folic acid) are dark leafy greens, lentils, beans, broccoli & asparagus.However, fruits & vegies generally don't contain b12, so vegetarians are at risk of B12 deficiency.Eggs and dairy products do have b12, but even vegetarians who eat those average less than half the rda of b12. B12 supplements are thus advised. See comment:. ...Read more

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Can you mix vitamin d, iron supplements and alcohol?

Can you mix vitamin d, iron supplements and alcohol?

Mix alcohol vit: Yes you can but I would think it would not be a very good drink. Let us know what you are going to call it. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Vitamin B1 (Definition)

Vitamin B1 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Thiamine (Definition)

Thiamine, also called Vitamin B1, is a nutrient that ...Read more