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Upper Vitamin Limit
30-100 ng/ml is best: You can get your vitamin d above 30 by taking 1000-2000 units per day. Higher levels are of no benefit and levels above 100 can be harmful. ...Read more
Get blood level: The good news is that you don't have to guess. You can measure your Vitamin D level and then go from there. While most adults can safely tolerate 1000-2000 IU/day or more, toxicity is possible in the long run. So, it is best to find out what your starting point is. Also, if you are in the sun a lot you may not need as much in supplement form. However, sun alone may not be enough in many people. ...Read more
10, 000 iu/day but...: The official recommendation for maximum intake of Vitamin A is 10, 000 iu/day though reports of toxicity generally don't occur unless people take at least 25, 000 iu/day for prolonged periods. This applies only to preformed A. There is no known toxicity of beta carotene, though too much may turn your skin yellow. See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-A ...Read more
Time To Get Healthy: An excellent and relevant question. And I suggest you do some extra research online. But as far as I know, it's more what you should take as opposed to not. Because of certain infection and immunity precautions I'd suggest a healthy diet (read: Spartan, read veggies, lean protein, etc) and a multivitamin and CoQ-10 wouldn't hurt. And most of all, a positive energetic attitude (an immune booster) ...Read more
Why take a B6 pill?: Why take a pill surrounded by a sheath when you can get it naturally surrounded by other vitamins, enzymes, co-enzymes, precursors, activators, antioxidants and other synergistic nutrients? See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb6-healthprofessional/ for excellent natural sources of b6. Don't be deceived into thinking a pill even comes close to the natural sources--it doesn't. ...Read more
Why did my doc give me 50, 000IU of vitamin D2, a week when Institute of Med. Set limit of 4000IU a day?
Assume that: This is a weekly dose - not a daily dose. That is another way to prescribe it. ...Read more
I noticed upper limit of REcommdations for vit A for a 3 yo is 2000 IU. His vitamins have 2500 IU per day. Will this cause harm? Did it cause damage?
No and no: It would not cause harm and it won't have caused damage. If you don't feel comfortable with the 2500 IU per day try to find a brand of vitamin that has the exactly recommended daily dose in it. Keep in mind that these are in a way ballpark figures. The actual intestinal absorption of the vitamins is difficult to gauge and can be influenced by many factors beyond our control. ...Read more
I am currently taking biotin supplements 5000 mcg. I also take multi vitamins with 150 mcg in them. Is that over the recommended limit?
No: There is no official recommended limit of biotin. The dose you are taking is quite safe. See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/ and http://www. Crnusa. Org/safetypdfs/014crnsafetyvitaminbiotin. Pdf. ...Read more
Sweet Potatoes and Pregnancy. I heard you should eat it and it should be avoided due to its vitamin A. Should I? How many times a week should I limit?
Twice a week enoug: Recommendation are to take 700 micrograms of vitamin A during pregnancy.1cup of cooked sweet potato contain 1922 micrograms of vitamin. If you are taking vitamin A in the prenatal vitamins than it does not matter if you ear sweet poptatoes or not. Otherwise twice a week will be enough ...Read more
I'm pregnant 12 weeks, I'm taken folicacid 400mcg, can I take pregna care also which contain multi vitamins plus folicacid, or what the limit of folic?
Yes there is...: Overdosing on folic acid can prevent the development of megaloblastic anemia, without correcting the underlying vitamin B-12 deficiency, Symptoms of vitamin B12 overdose include itchiness on different body parts, numbness, improper heart functioning, giddiness, regular headaches, increasing the risk of getting cancer (see: http://www. Newhealthguide. Org/Vitamin-B12-Overdose. Html) ...Read more
Multivitamin has 400 IU of Vitamin D. I also consume, occasionally, fortified milk & cereals. I purchased 1, 000 IU D3 & want to know what's the limit.
Vitamin D: You seem to be concerned about your Vitamin D level. First have your serum Vitamin D level checked. Optimal levels for health and wellness are 60-80. A good maintenance dose of Vitamin D3 is 4, 000 - 5, 000 IU per day. ...Read more
I suffer from chronic dry skin and am moving to a different climate with higher elevation where problem will likely be worse. Can I take vitamins or supplements to limit impact?
Vitamin e is beneficial to the skin. The best things you can do to limit the dry skin are the following:
1) take showers, not baths. Do not use really hot water and only use an oilated soap (like camay or basis) in areas that you generate odor (under arm, groin, feet)
2) lubricate after shower and frequently
3 drink plenty of water
4) use a humidifier in room you sleep. ...Read more
My vitamin B12 was more than normal limit on lab report while I was admitted in hospital (docs found ibd like symptoms inside) concerning?
Nope: Likely not of any significance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Taking Hairfinity and Nature's Bounty "B-Complex with Folic Acid, Vitamin C+Biotin". Does combining the two exceed daily limit of vitamins? Harmful??
No problem: These vitamins are all water soluble and should be fine. ...Read more
Am a patient on daily warfarin needing to limit vitamin k intake. A kiwi fruit has 70% of recommended k as listed on label. Is this too much K?
Vitamin K: Yes Kiwi would have higher levels than you would want. You need to avoid Vitamin K1. Warfarin will effect bone density and can cause osteoporosis and increase calcium deposits in the arteries of the heart. You may take vitamin K2M7 up to 100 mcg daily to avoid these side effects without affecting your INR. Other foods high in K are spinach, broccoli, cabbage, liver, egg yolks and tomatoes ...Read more
Opinion divided: Conflicting information about this. In my practice I do nutritional lab testing to see if my patients need supplementation. ...Read more
Please clarify: Your question is a bit vague & thus hard to answer. Need for vitamins will vary based on one's health, age, sex & diet. While there is no substitute for a healthy diet, wise use of supplements may improve immune function & help prevent heart disease, cancer, birth defects etc. I believe every adult should take about 5000 u of vit d during fall & winter. A good quality multivit. Will benefit many. ...Read more
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. 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. ...Read more
Maybe.: I do not recommend otc supplements for patients who have medical problems. This is because drug store products are inferior quality, which is why they are cheap. Health food store products are better in quality. For best quality, obtain professional products. However, if you have no medical problems it may make no difference. Check company longevity and whether they have any specialty items. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on your age and menstrual status, plus other factors. If menstruating you want some iron in it; if not, you don't. You also want natural vit e (d-tocopherol, not dl which is synthetic); no more than 2500 iu pre-formed vit a. Also 1000iu vit d. I haven't found a chewable vitamin that contains all this, but maybe nature's way alive adult multi-vitamin gummy comes closer than others. ...Read more
Yes: The vast majority of americans do not get adequate vitamins and minerals from their diets. Quoting a position paper by the american medical association "recent evidence has shown that suboptimal levels of vitamins, even well above those causing deficiency syndromes, are risk factors for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis." more quotes below in my comment:. ...Read more
No: If you eat a healthy, well-balanced, high-quality diet and have no other medical problems, you most likely don't need vitamin supplements. Also, most grains, milk, and table salt is already fortified per usda regulations. However, there are periods in one's life in which extra supplementation of certain vitamins is needed, e.g., pregnancy or chance of getting pregnant. Ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more