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Can you lose any vitamins when you get a sunburn?

Can you lose any vitamins when you get a sunburn?

No: Vitamins are metabolized by the liver and kidneys. If they are water-soluble (b, c), they are secreted in the urine. If they are fat soluble (a, e, k), they are stored in the fat. The skin does not secrete or store vitamins so a sunburn would not affect them directly. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more


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Do lysine or vitamin E pills help a sun burn?

Do lysine or vitamin E pills help a sun burn?

Oral Treatment: Oral tocopherol or tocotrienol may reduce inflammation associated with sunburn. Higher doses of oral lysine may reduce a herpes simplex lip outbreak after sunburn. ...Read more

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Should you take daily vitamins other than a multi-v?

Should you take daily vitamins other than a multi-v?

Opinion divided : Conflicting information about this. In my practice I do nutritional lab testing to see if my patients need supplementation. ...Read more

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My D3 vitamin is 16/1is good?

My D3 vitamin is 16/1is good?

Low: Deficiency is less than 20, 20-29 is insufficiency and 30 to 80 is optimal. Your PCP may place on Vit D supplements ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin for eyesight?

What is the best vitamin for eyesight?

Vitamin : For a young healthy person, simply eating a healthy diet rich in leafy green vegetables, red and orange vegetables, some fish is sufficient. One might consider a multivitamin, but this is probably not necessary if you are eating right. Green veggies are rich in lutein and orange veggies have lots of beta carotene in them. Both compounds are good for eyes. ...Read more

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Which vitamin is better d, d1, d2 or d3?

Which vitamin is better d, d1, d2 or d3?

D3 best; AVOID D2!!!: The best form of Vit. D is D3.
VIt. D2 is dangerous and should be avoided.
There is no Vitamin D1.
I advise all adults take 5000-8000 iu of D3/day in fall and winter, year-round if you don't get much sun.
See http://tinyurl.com/6qgpd24 http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer
and http://tinyurl.com/4rqhnn4
for more on this important topic.
Re: GERD see http://tinyurl.com/o6vr5sy and follow the last link... ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin to stay focused?

What is the best vitamin to stay focused?

See below: All vitamins are important. There's no evidence that any single vitamin significantly enhances focus. ...Read more

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What is safer to take vitamin d2 or vitamin 3?

What is safer to take vitamin d2 or vitamin 3?

Both are safe : Both are safe however some people do not convert D2 to D3, so be sure to have your vitamin D levels checked to make sure they are rising if you take D2. Take with meals for best absorption. ...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 the best vitamins?

What is the 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 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?

Do vitamins truly work?

Most definitely: By definition vitamins are 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?

Yes.: Yes! Every kid (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 help. ...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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The 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?

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