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Yes: While vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet, the vast majority of americans do not adequate nutrients from their diet, so i advise everyone take a good multivitamin. There is evidence that vitamins & minerals can help prevent heart disease & cancer & boost immune function. While not my favorite, usana essentials is a very good quality multivitamin and is better than most. ...Read more
It's safe. However..: I think you're wasting your money on both. You're only 16 (I'll answer anyway) and probably naive when you read bunko health claims targeting you as someone who's seriously sick. You describe yourself as having tuberculous arthritis and taking a combination TB medication that's extremely serious business. Get with an evidence-based holist in your area & talk with your principal physician. ...Read more
What is the best time to take the usana essentials supplement? Is it during day time or before going to bed? Why night /day time?
Morning & afternoon: I advise taking 1 after breakfast & 1 after lunch, though might be ok to take 1 after dinner. Many of the ingredients (vit a, d, e etc.) are fat soluble so better absorbed after a meal. The b vitamins can be stimulating/energizing so some (not all) people might have a hard time falling asleep if taken too late in the day. Best to take 2 separate times as what you take in am won't be around in pm. ...Read more
Probably not: One should spend his money on healthy natural foods. Unless there is a medical reason causing a deficiency of some nutrient, one does not need extra supplements. At one's routine check-up (annual for pediatrics), one can ask about basic supplements if one's diet is not quite adequate in supplying them... such as a daily multivitamin, extra vitamin D, fluoride to help the teeth, prenatals, etc... ...Read more
Shouldn't be related: USANA essentials is a vitamin product (frankly I think there's a lot of hype in that stuff). I love vitamins & I think they rule in appropriate quantities, for appropriate conditions, for appropriate amounts of money. USANA doesn't fit any of those criteria as far as I'm concerned. Unless, they're processing contains junk fillers that cause your dizziness, the vitamins themselves are not to blame ...Read more
I am taking usana essentials for 2 weeks now? Is it safe? Also taking dianne for oral contracentives.
Not known for sure: If it is an herbal product or a vitamin supplement, but not a real medication approved by the FDA, then it is probably not tested for interactions and side effects in the way that real medicines are tested. That means nobody truly knows what the safety level or the side effects are. If one hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can visit her primary care doctor. ...Read more
Healthy diet : A well-balanced healthy diet is sufficient unless there is an underlying disorder. Low vitamin d is being seen more and more due to doctor's checking the levels more often as well as due to changes in its reference range. The d3 formulation is suggested if low. Things such as iron and calcium may be needed but these are not considered vitamins. ...Read more