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What are the side effects of usana vitamins?

What are the side effects of usana vitamins?

Nobody truly knows: 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

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Which vitamin(s) deficiency causes someone to always feel really cold?

Which vitamin(s) deficiency causes someone to always feel really cold?

Cold?: There are many reasons one might feel cold from vascular to neurological to endocrine to psychiatric etc. see an MD for a proper workup before you waste your money on vitamins ...Read more

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I heard there’s a new prenatal vitamin with ginger. Will that help with my morning sickness?

I heard there’s a new prenatal vitamin with ginger. Will that help with my morning sickness?

Probably.: Ginger is very helpful for morning sickness, as is acupuncture or acupressure. You can get fresh ginger from the supermarket, peel it and chop it finely, then use that for tea. ...Read more

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What is vitamin i?

What is vitamin i?

No such thing but...: There is no such thing as "vitamin i" but a quick internet search tells me it is "urban slang for ibuprofen, " an anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical sold as advil and motrin. Obviously Ibuprofen is not an actual vitamin. ...Read more

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What is vitamin b17?

What is vitamin b17?

Vitamin B17?: Since the early 1950s, a modified form of amygdalin has been promoted under the names laetrile and "vitamin b17" as a cancer cure. In reality, laetrile is not a vitamin, and studies have found it to be ineffective, dangerously toxic due to its cyanide content, and potentially lethal. Medical experts issue a strong warning against its use. ...Read more

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What is best vitamins?

What is best vitamins?

It depends...: This depends on your diet, activity level, health conditions ; health goals. I advise a quality multivitamin for everyone; no single best one, but some of the best are listed at http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/, though some of my favorites like ultranutrient from pure encapsulations aren't listed. I also advise about 5000 units of d in fall ; winter (year-round if you don't get much sun). ...Read more

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How vitamins are made?

How vitamins are made?

Great question!: I'm going to assume you mean, "How do our bodies make our vitamins?", not "How are vitamin supplements manufactured?' The answer is, we don't! A nutritional source of vitamins is essential because (1) our bodies can't make these molecules and (2) these molecules are ESSENTIAL for our health & well-being. Except during pregnancy, most people get adequate vitamins simply from eating healthfully. ...Read more

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Should I take vitamins?

Should I take vitamins?

Yes: I recommend the following to most people: -a general multivitamin -an omega 3 fatty acid supplement -an extra calcium with vitamin d (especially for teens and post menopausal women) -an extra vitamin d (ask for your levels to be tested) if you have chronic kidney disease, ask before taking vitamins. ...Read more

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Do vitamins truly work?

Most definitely: By definition vitamins are absolutely essential for health. Vitamin deficiencies cause anemia, heart disease, poor immune function, cancer etc. It is best to get our vitamins from our diet but most americans do not get adequate vitamins from their diet. I think what you are really asking is if vitamins in pill form work- this depends on your needs ; the type of vitamin. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule. ...Read more

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Does fat store vitamins?

Does fat store vitamins?

Some vitamins: Vitamins a, d, e and k are fat soluble. ...Read more

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Should kids take vitamins?

Should kids take vitamins?

Yes.: Yes! every kids (and grownup) should take vitamin d. I recommend 400iu/day for babies under 3 months, 800iu/day for babies 4-12 months, 1000iu/day for kids age 1-11, and 2000iu for kids 12 and up. Multivitamins are useful for poor eaters. If your kid eats a big variety of fruits, veggies, grains etc. Every day, than a multi is unnecessary. If the diet is less than great though, a multi helps. ...Read more

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Vitamin drug interactions?

Vitamin drug: There are many interactions between supplements and medications. There are many interactions that medications have blocking the absorption or efficacy of vitamins and supplements too. Refer to an online source to look for potential interactions. ...Read more

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Are vitamins worth taking?

Are vitamins worth taking?

Maybe: I advise my patients on vitamins by using this analogy: vitamins are like your car insurance; you hope you never need to use it but it's nice to have when you do need it. If one always eats a variety of foods, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, low saturated fats and high fiber, then one probably does not need vitamins. That being said, i recommend one multivitamin daily. ...Read more

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What is vitamin h used for?

What is vitamin h used for?

Vitamin H(Biotin): Biotin is also known as Vit H or Coenzyme R It is water soluble B vitamin B7 ...Read more

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Best time to take vitamins?

No Answer: There is no scientific or medical rule. Humans take these pills when ever it is best for them. There is no other guide than to say when it is convenient and routine for you. ...Read more

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What vitamins do we produce?

What vitamins do we produce?

None: A vitamin is an essential nutrient required for health. We don't make any on our own and must obtain it through diet or supplements. Diet is the best way! ...Read more

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Is B12 vitamin good for you?

Is B12 vitamin good for you?

Yes: B12 is essential. I know of no side effects. ...Read more

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Should I be taking vitamins?

Yes: I advise everyone to take a good multivitamin. Very few Americans get the recommended allowance of all vitamins and minerals and even those who do benefit from taking higher amounts. I also advise at least 500 mg of Vit C 2x/day. All Americans (except those in the deep South) need 5000-8000 iu of Vit D3 in fall and winter months, year-round if don't get much sun. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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What vitamins should I take?

What vitamins should I take?

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. You can take them as long as you wish. Spectracell labs in TX offers a good micronutrient test that provides specific info for your body. ...Read more

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Do vitamins help wounds heal?

Do vitamins help wounds heal?

Also zinc...: Zinc has also been shown to help with wound healing - especially in older populations whose intake of the mineral is inadequate. ...Read more

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Are GNC ripped vitamins safe?

GNC: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is vitamin b17 good for?

What is vitamin b17 good for?

Good question: B17, laetril, amygdalin is extracted from apricot seed that contain cyanide. It is touted as a cancer cure. If you want to know more look it up in wikipedia.It is not a vitamin. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on vitamins?

Can you overdose on vitamins?

A ; D- very rare: One can only overdose on fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e) except vit. B6 (which should be limited to 250 mg/day). But it takes huge amounts to overdose. The average adult would need to take about 2 million units of a to overdose, or 200, 000 iu/day for several months. Vit d toxicity is rare unless one takes at least 40, 000 iu/day for months. See http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/819426-overview. ...Read more

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Is zinc considered a vitamin?

Yes and no: Zinc is an essential mineral, i.e. We can't survive witfhout it. Since the word vitamin means "essential to life" it might be thought of in this sense. It is not classified thus. It is described as an essential mineral. ...Read more

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Which vitamins should I take?

Which vitamins should I take?

Supplements: In general i recommend a combination of a multivitamin/mineral an additional antioxidant and omega 3 oil. There are other supplements that can be added for specific benefits. ...Read more

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How should you take vitamins?

From your food: Eat a varied, balanced diet that contains whole grains, lots of fruits, lots of vegetables, and lean meats (including fish). If you eat well, most of your vitamin needs will be met by your food. The exception to this is vitamin d. D is hard to get in sufficient quantity from food, so it's best to take a daily supplement. ...Read more

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Vitamin h what's it used for?

Vitamin h what's it used for?

Vitamin H: Is biotin, one of the b complex vitamins. Very simply it aids in the conversion of carbohydrates to the body's main energy source, glucose. The b complex vitamins assist in metabolism of fats, and proteins also and help promote healthy skin, eyes, central nervous system. ...Read more

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What important of B12 vitamin?

Energy: B12 gives energy. Google it and you will see specifically what it does for the body. ...Read more

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What vitamin does yam provide?

What vitamin does yam provide?

Vit C, B6 and...: Yams provide many vitamins including vit. C, and b6. However, most "yams" are not actually yams but sweet-potatoes, which are great sources of carotenoids. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=113 for more on the benefits of yams and http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=64 for more on sweet potatoes. ...Read more