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Vitamins A B C D And E
All are needed so...: By definition all vitamins are essential for health so they are all important. Deficiencies of each are common, so I advise a good quality multivitamin. See http://drrandybaker.com/2014/01/ for details. While it is possible to get most vitamins with an exceptional diet, in fall and winter most Americans need D as we can't get enough from the sun. I advise extra D3- 5000 iu/day in fall & winter. ...Read more
Prenatal vitamin: Your physician prescribed prenatal vitamin will give you what you and the fetus need for vit e and c. In addition, it is wise to add omega 3 fatty acid supplementation to help reduce the risk of postpartum depression and to help fetal brain and eye development. (dosage: 1000mg dha and 1200mg epa. Nordic naturals ultimate omega and trader joe's brand are both mercury free). ...Read more
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?
It depends on: if you have any nutritional deficiencies, reasons for a nutritionally incomplete diet or malabsorption syndromes. Remember if you don't have any defined nutritional deficiencies you are better off getting your micronutrients like the B vitamins from whole foods rather than from supplementation. Alternatively if all you have is a B12 deficiency then you should be fine with a B12 supplement. ...Read more
See below: The appropriate dose of biotin depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for biotin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using. There is no recommended dietary allowance (RDA) established for biotin. The adequate intakes (AI) for biotin are 7 mcg for infants 0-12 months, 8 mcg for children 1-3 years, 12 mcg for children 4-8 years, 20 mcg for children 9-13 years, 25 mcg for adolescents 14-18 years, 30 mcg for adults over 18 years and pregnant women, and 35 mcg for breast-feeding women. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have taken shaklee vitamins since 4 months ago (vit c 1000mg, b complex, vit e complex, gla (evening primrose?
Your question is?: Then you have been wasting your money for the last 4 months. Are you asking a question? ...Read more
Yes: A multivitamin will seldom supply optimal levels of vitamin c, so i often advise that people take additional vitamin c. Some people will benefit from higher intake of b complex than many multivitamins provide and there is no danger in taking an additional b complex. There is no harm in taking lots of b's except limit b6 to 250 day. Excessive Folic Acid may be harmful- see my comment. ...Read more
I have hepatitis C also low vitamin d I take 2000 iu of vitamin d a day . Will this hurt my Liver?
Will help liver: Adequate Vitamin D is essential for good immune function so taking Vit D can only help your liver. However. most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. though this time of year good sun exposure can give you enough D as well. See http://bit.ly/166DLiq & http://bit.ly/1dC7vnA ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DailyRequirement60mg: 1000 mgm is a lot.Daily requirement of Vitamin C is 60mgm.You can get enough from your diet if you have citrus fruits/juices,tomato,papaya,green leafy vegetables like kale,kivi fruit,bell peppers,guava,brocolli,strawberriespeas.Some recommend supplement up to 1000 mgm but I don't exceed more than 500 mgm as large doses can cause diarrhea,nausea,abdominal pain,Calcium oxalate kidney stones etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which vitamins/supplements are in cerefolin? Is it safe to take a vitamin b complex & multi vitamin with it?
See below: Cerefolin contains B12, folate, (folic acid) Riboflavin and pyridoxine. You may take Vitamin B complex and muti-vitamin with and you will be taking some of the same vitamins multiple times. Unless you have a specific condition and/or deficiency of a particular vitamin taking vitamin supplements has not been shown to improve health. ...Read more
depends: The liver needs to phosphorylate the b vitamins so it is not wise to take more than 50 mg of thiamine, riboflavin, or b-6 at one time. If one takes them apart that would not be an issue but some people do not react well to b vitamins that elevated histamine like Folic Acid and b-12. B-12 can feed bacteria which can be a problem for acne, uti's or sinus infections. ...Read more
Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?
Be careful.: Regardless of what you have read on "natural health" web sites, there is no credible evidence that oral vitamin d is an effective treatment for psoriasis. High doses can raise your calcium levels to the point where you can develop kidney stones and other serious medical problems. 800-1000 iu is a safe daily dosage to prevent vitamin d deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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