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Doctor insights on: Vitamin D Rich Foods

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Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

NO!: I strongly advise everyone take a quality multivitamin as the vast majority of americans don't get adequate vitamins & minerals from their diet, but vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Fruits & veggies have a complex mix of hundreds of phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonols & anthocyanins that aren't found in vitamin supplements. Eat fruits/veggies of all colors for good health! ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Which foods increase good cholesterol, vitamin d and vitamin b12?

Which foods increase good cholesterol, vitamin d and vitamin b12?

Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to light exposure. It is found in many foods, such as dairy products, but most are supplemented. Vitamin B12 is in most animal derived products, but is hard to be deficient in unless you have chronic stomach or intestinal problems or prior GI surgery. ...Read more

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Is prenetal supplements vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Is prenetal  supplements  vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Yes: Similac's brand of prenatal vitamins contain in one tablet, 600 units of vitamin D and 200 mg of DHA, which is an omega-3 oil. One can read the entire label at: http://similac.com/prenatal-care/prenatal-vitamins ...Read more

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Recommended daily intake for: b-complex, vitamin b-12, vitamin a, vitamin k, vitamin e, magnesium and potassium?

Recommended daily intake for: b-complex, vitamin b-12, vitamin a, vitamin k, vitamin e, magnesium and potassium?

Depends: If you look at any multivitamin bottle, there will be a rda (recommended daily allowance) for the different components. There is very little evidence out there that surpassing rda will treat or prevent any disease. From my field (ophthalmology), people who have moderate to severe macular degeneration can benefit from higher levels of a, c, e, and zinc, but the benefit is relatively small. ...Read more

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Will vitamin d supplement cause constipation?

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Will vitamin d supplement cause constipation?

Yes: Vitamin d has been reported to cause constipation. In your case, there is no blood test to determine if constipation is caused by vitamin d. It would be reasonable to stop the vitamin d for 1-2 weeks to see if the constipation resolves. If it does, you are likely confirming this as a side effect. ...Read more

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Supplements: what are vitamin d good for?

Supplements: what are vitamin d good for?

Bones,prevention can: Vit d years ago was considered essential for bone groeth and maintainance and for absorption of calcium but lately there is information that vit d has a role in preventing certain cancers and also prevents cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more

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What leafy vegetables contain vitamin d?

What leafy vegetables contain vitamin d?

Not many: Vegetables, as a rule, are a lousy vitamin d source. The best vitamin d comes from your skin when it's exposed to sunlight. The best source of dietary vitamin d is cold water fish. Further, whether vegetable derived vitamin d (d2) does the same thing as that which comes from animal sources (d3) is still a matter of dispute. Many vitamin d experts think that it does not. ...Read more

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Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: if you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...Read more

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I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?

I started taking vitamins cal 600 with d folic acid fish oil vit d vit c and a multi vit am I taking too much?

No: As long as you have good health, no gastritis and no condition than can bet worst with any of those vitamins it is acceptable to take them if you can afford them. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to wellbeing to supplement multivitamin vit c , ginger & fish oil?

Is it beneficial to wellbeing to supplement multivitamin vit c , ginger & fish oil?

Vitamins Supplements: Nope. I know of no physician who would just randomly put you on or recommend any vitamin or other supplements at age 23. Eating a good and balanced diet, getting sleep on a regular basis, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes and living an active lifestyle are the best things for health. ...Read more

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Should kids take vitamin d supplements?

Should  kids take vitamin d supplements?

Yes: Absolutely, especially if they live in a temperate zone. Increase dose in winter and decrease or skip in summer depending on sun exposure. D3 1000 to 2000 iu daily is a decent dose. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in vitamin c?

Vit c: Fresh fruits and vegetables most of them contain vit c! esp tomatoes, oranges, tangerine, lemon, lime, strawberry, blueberry, potatoes, mangoes, kiwi, passion fruit, pears, carrot, pineapple etc. ...Read more

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Does taking iron supplements or eating foods rich in iron promote rise in hgb level best?

Does taking iron supplements or eating foods rich in iron promote rise in hgb level best?

Iron deficiency: One can increase the iron level in your body much more quickly with iron supplements than with any type of food. ...Read more

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Help docs, is gelatin from vitamin gummies vegetarian or vegan?

I would check the: specific product to know. It is often denoted if it is acceptable for vegan use. ...Read more

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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