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Can i take zinc supplement daily?

Can i take zinc supplement daily?

Check your zink level: First! Zinc is recommended for many males for prostate health, and often is found in a multivitamin tablet. It has to be taken in the right proportion with copper. You don't want to overdo and take too much zinc. So if you been taking it daily by itself only, have your doctor check your blood level first, then discuss your concerns. That is the best approach! ...Read more

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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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Should kids take vitamin supplements?

Should kids take vitamin supplements?

No: A balanced diet will take care of vitamin requirements. Vitamin supplements would be a waste of money. ...Read more

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Can I take iron supplement with multivitamin contain iron?

Can I take iron supplement with multivitamin contain iron?

Yes: You can if your doctor prescribes it. If you have a condition requiring iron supplementation then by all means do so under the guidance of your physician. Most multivitamins only contain a small amount of iron, and you may need more if you are iron deficient. Always follow the advice of a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take vitamin d supplements along with multivitamins?

Is it okay to take vitamin d supplements along with multivitamins?

YES- highly advised: The average multivitamin has 400 iu of vitamin d. Many experts feel it is optimal to achieve a vitamin d level of at least 45 ng/dl. Most adults need to take 4000-5000 units a day to achieve these levels, so taking 4000-5000 units plus a multivitamin is wise. Toxicity won't occur with 10, 000 units or less/day. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/vitamin-d-why-you-are-pro_b_585311.Html. ...Read more

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Is effervescent vitamin C good to take with iron tablets?

Is effervescent vitamin C good to take with iron tablets?

Citrus fruit ; veg: Make supplimental vitamin c unnecessary. Of course you'll need vitamin c if don't eat any fruit or vegetables, in which case any form of vitamin c is ok, cheaper the better. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take multiple daily vitamin supplements?

Is it safe to take multiple daily vitamin supplements?

What For?: For what purpose are you doing so? It may not be wise to take them once a day, let alone multiple times. If you have a known deficiency in a vitamin, try to address the deficiency from whole foods and for vitamin d, from the sun. See this website. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-all/ otherwise, only take what you need. More is not better. ...Read more

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I want to start a few supplements. Is Flax seed oil, Calcium supplement and multivitamin fine to take together?

I want to start a few supplements.  Is Flax seed oil, Calcium supplement and multivitamin fine to take together?

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. 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. Flax & calcium ok. ...Read more

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Is caltrate calcium tablets good to take for low vitamin d ?

Is caltrate calcium tablets good to take for low vitamin d ?

Low vitamin D: Vitamin D is available over the counter at your pharmacist. It comes in bottles of 100 tablets - one bottle is 1000 unit tablets and the other is 2000 unit tablets. Either one would be OK and neither is expensive. ...Read more

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Should kids take vitamin d supplements?

Should  kids take vitamin d supplements?

Yes: Absolutely, especially if they live in a temperate zone. Increase dose in winter and decrease or skip in summer depending on sun exposure. D3 1000 to 2000 iu daily is a decent dose. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take biotin, iron and a multi vitamin daily?

Is it okay to take biotin, iron and a multi vitamin daily?

Yes but why iron?: This is safe in terms of not having excessive doses of any but few men need to take iron- iron is a pro-oxidant. Other than young children, i only advise iron supplements to menstruating women. Generally men can get adequate iron from diet and excess iron intake increases risk of heart disease and cancer so unless you know you are deficient in iron i would not supplement with it! ...Read more

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Do i need to take vitamin C supplements daily?

Do i need to take vitamin C supplements daily?

No if your diet has: No it is not necessary if your diet contains enough as a source of vit c.The following is the list chilli pepper&parsley orange strawberries red pepper broccoli liver guava kiwi fruit lemon papaya. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin supplement and a calcium supplement everyday?

Yes: Yes, watch though for the contents of your multi vitamin as you want to avoid over exposure to any vitamin or trace element that can be present also in your calcium pill. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Prilosec, glucosamine, msm, chondroiton, chlorophyll, calcium citrate, multi vitamin, and vitamin d together and daily?

Is it safe to take Prilosec, glucosamine, msm, chondroiton, chlorophyll, calcium citrate, multi vitamin, and vitamin d together and daily?

Multiple meds: That is a big load of meds. Some, such as Vitamin D, do not need a prescription or blood test. Over-the counter vitamin D is inexpensive and does not need a prescription. Even better it is already in your milk and you don't really need to buy Vitamin D separately. Do you really need all the others? Look up "NuVal" on the web and see what foods are best for you rather than meds. ...Read more