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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
B12 and D: Seem to be the ones that most often require monitoring. Occasionally I will check others like Folate and Thiamine depending on the clinical situation. I check Vit A levels if there is history of positional headache (pseudotumor cerebrii) or problems with night vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The solution isn't in a pill, it's to eat a healthier diet. Your question shows that you're looking for an easy answer, one that comes out of a bottle and will not require a life style change. That answer doesn't exist. You want to be healthier? Start with what you eat, move on to how you sleep and how much you exercise. Live better and you'll be healthier. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best men's daily vitamin for general health/well being, that won't far exceed daily recommended values?
None: Eating more calories than you burn off causes weight gain. Eating fewer calories than you burn off causes weight loss. It's really that simple. The hard part, which takes a lot more discussion than this forum allows, is gaining or losing weight in a healthy fashion. That can be quite hard, can involve changing habits and changing life styles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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