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Vitamin A Recommendation
I gave birth recently &! I wanna Brest Feed my baby& I was looking for best post natal vitamins any recommendation I live in Tokyo please? Thank you!
Prenatal, DHA& herbs: Congratulations! Breast-feeding is the best thing you can do for your baby's health. A good prenatal vit. Should be adequate but also important is a healthy diet, lots of water and herbs that increase lactation, such as red raspberry leaf, ginger, milk thistle and fenugreek. Taking DHA from fish oil will increase DHA in your milk, important for your baby. See http://tinyurl. Com/jezltux for more. ...Read more
Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more
Please go online: Or go to somewhere like whole foods there are many different good ones. ...Read more
NONE: Biotin, calcium, many others, are pitched to gullible people by unscrupulous con men. See a dermatologist if you have a significant issue. Nutrition is obtained from food. Eat your vegetables. There are THOUSANDS of nutrients in food which cannot be reproduced in any pill. People who eat normal food derive no benefit from vitamin pills. ...Read more
I am trying to get pregnant and have started taking nature's bounty prenatal vitamins specialty formula... any recommendations for this?
Blood work says vitamin d levels are (44nmol/L)... 17.6ng/ml. Take 2000iu vitamin d3 daily. Insight? Recommendations? Live in cold climate/lack of sun
In the darkness:
Despite endless studies the "correct" recommended level of vitamin D remains quite arbitrary - usually given as 30 but as low as 15 may be fine. Some recent studies also suggest higher levels may even be harmful.
In some cases I check the calcium and parathyroid hormone levels (PTH) as elevated levels usualy reflect Vit D deficiency.
Reasonable to me to increase vit D3 to 3000 u/day. ...Read more
Given the recent news that mortality and morbidity are higher for people taking vitamins, have you changed your recommendation? What do you recommend?
Whole food vitamins: Few of us eat perfect diets grown in perfect soils containing all minerals and other nutrients required for optimal health. So most of us do need the support of vitamins. I suggest that people use products that are as close to real food as possible, with natural vitamin e, tocopherols, & trienols -- plus no more than 2500iu pre-formed vit a per day. Many whole food multis meet these criteria. ...Read more
Common problem.: Many people have difficulty swallowing pills. If this is a new problem for you or you are getting pills/food stuck when you swallow, see your doctor. Otherwise, ask your pharmacist for chewable vitamins. "gummy" vitamins are popular with kids and are widely available. Your pharmacist can help assure that you are taking adult equivalents. Many meds also come in liquid form. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
I have been on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for the last 6 years. I want stop taking It, but am terrified of the weight gain. Any recommendations on vitamins that will help?
Diet and exercise: The problem with ALL amphetamine compounds is that there will be some metabolic changes upon stopping the medication...in particular some weight gain may happen. My suggestion to you is make sure your eating a healthy low fat low carb diet and begin working out and going to the gym if your not already. ...Read more
Vitamin D 25-OH: 9 (reference range: 30-100). Recommendation for Vitamin D3 supplement consumption to get it to normal range?
30ng/mL: Take vitamin D3 at a dose of about 4000 units/day for about three months and can then reduce it to about 2000 units/day. There is no advantage to having levels much above 30 ng/mL. ...Read more
My face got swollen after takin vitamin D3 supplement 50000 iu. Then my doctor prescribed alerfin to treat the swelling. Any recommendations pls.
Alerfin is a steroid brand name not sold in usa but generic is Betamethasone
it seems highly unlikely that vit d at 5000 iu/day would cause this problem / perhaps it could be an allergy to some component of the vitamin pill or capsule
occasionally soy oil as a carrier could cause this. ...Read more
Recommendation regarding using ox bile after gallbladder removal for omega 3 absorption as well as vitamin a d, k.?
Not needed: Your liver makes plenty of bile. The gallbladder just stores it. When your gallbladder is removed the bile your liver makes drips into the intestines continuosly and is still there to help digest fats (and fat soluble vitamins) adding bovine bile salts will not be helpful and may lead to diarrhea. ...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
Not only vits but...: While b vitamins may help (esp. B12 if you're deficient), many other nutrients/herbs may help more. Phosphatidylserine, acetyl-l-carnitine, bacopa, vinpocetine, ashwagandha and rhodiola are all proven to help. There are entire books on this subject. A good article is at http://www. Smart-publications. Com/articles/be-smarter-think-faster-and-protect-your-brain-with-12-smart-nutrients. See comment:. ...Read more