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Doctor insights on: Vitamin B5 Supplements

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Does magnesium supplements block the absorption of folic acid?

Does magnesium supplements block the absorption of folic acid?

No: Not to the best of my knowledge. Various b vitamins like b-complex is needed for optimal magnesium function ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Check: You can use an interaction checker when you have questions about drug interactions with herbal or natural medications. Here is one example: http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/nd/search.aspx?s=nd&pt=7 ...Read more

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I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I don't like it.: Truth be told, I don't like combining Niacin with the red yeast rice as they can both have toxic effects upon the liver. I hope you're having your liver blood enzyme levels monitored on that combination. Adding Magnesium to all of this is not my concern as I don't see any issue in that as long as your doses of all these other medications are not excessive. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C ascorbic acid?

Is vitamin C ascorbic acid?

Yes: It comes in several forms with the most common being sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d cause constipation?

Can vitamin d cause constipation?

Yes it can in some: Vitamin D does cause constipation in some people and it may be dose related.Best way to get viT D is by sitting in the sun with your arms,face and legs exposed.Some take vitD and calcium combonation and that causes more constipation ...Read more

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I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

Tumeric, tart cherry: and broccoli are all healthy foods, primarily anti-inflammatory. Like everything in life, maintain a balance and don't become neurotic about having to eat enough of them. Peace and good health. Eat the rainbow--lots of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Will your body absorb a calcium supplement if you take vitamin d with it?

Will your body absorb a calcium supplement if you take vitamin d with it?

Food BestSource Ca+2: Yes, D3 needed for absorption & often ? in US, but best measure vit. D3 concentration; optimal in the 70-80 ng/ml range. Sun tends to trigger conversion of a little cholesterol in skin to Vit D, then converted in liver to D2 & by kidneys & other tissues to D3. D3 impt for Ca absorption, bone & muscle strength + immune function. Best source food & if D3 conc good, unlikely need Ca+2 supplements. ...Read more

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What food sources of vitamin B12 actually work?

What food sources of vitamin B12 actually work?

Study Links:: 1) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency 2) http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/end-your-energy-crisis-vitamin-b12 3) http://chriskresser.Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences 3) http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio. Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil. Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok. Am vegan exc. Krill?

Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio.  Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil.  Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok.  Am vegan exc. Krill?

Plant vs fish omegas: The type of omega 3 fatty acids (including dha) in plants are shorter in fatty acid chain length than the ones in fish. Our bodies use then longer chains much more efficiently, perhaps 6-10 times more efficiently. ...Read more

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Vitamin that helps your body absorb protein ?

None: Vitamin d helps in the absorption of calcium and vitamin c may in iron absorption, but I do not know of any vitamins that help in absorption of protein. ...Read more

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Can it be damaging to take in multivitamin supplements when eating big quantities of broccoli, kale, spinach and other very rich vegetables everyday?

Can it be damaging to take in multivitamin supplements when eating big quantities of broccoli, kale, spinach and other very rich vegetables everyday?

Of course: Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. That's true for all things in life. Remember, do everything in moderation. ...Read more

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Will taking zinc and magnesium pills help build my testosterone levels for facial hair growth?

Will taking zinc and magnesium pills help build my testosterone levels for facial hair growth?

No: Facial hair growth is more complex than just testosterone. Growth depends on the genes you inherited. Zinc and magnesium do not increase testosterone. Facial hair does not the person make. Be happy with who you are. ...Read more

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Vitamin E can increase the risk of heart defects in babies. Prenatal one and dha of Rainbow Light are 60 iu of vitamin e. Is it safe to take?

Vitamin E  can increase the risk of heart defects in babies.
Prenatal one and dha of Rainbow Light are 60 iu of vitamin e. Is it safe to take?

Yes: This is a small amount of Vitamin E and the information may not be accurate. You are likely consuming more Vitamin E in your regular diet. All the best and continue your vitamins. ...Read more

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Having gout, taking diclophinac 50 sodium, loric 5 mg but no relief in pain. Any diet for this, ( uric acid 8.2) please give advice?

Having gout, taking diclophinac 50 sodium, loric 5 mg  but no relief in pain. Any diet for this, ( uric acid 8.2) please give advice?

No cheese or wine: Factors for diet and lowering uric acid are avoiding food such as cheese and wine. Also increasing consumption of water will be a added benefit. ...Read more

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