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Vitamins And Minerals In Pregnancy
Read the labels: The best way to find out is to read the labels. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Capsicum: Capsicum is the pepper family, including chile peppers, bell peppers, banana peppers, etc. http://tinyurl.com/l2mfz24 they all contain varying concentrations of capsaicinoids which can have an analgesic effect when used topically. http://tinyurl.com/latflmu they also contain significant vitamin c and various other antioxidants. ...Read more
Why is calcium so low in prenatal vitamins? Should i take extra supplements (in addition to prenatal vitamins) before and during pregnancy?
Prenatal vitamins only contain beta-carotene. My diet includes foods with preformed vitamin a and carotenoid and wonder if my baby will be deficient.
Avoid preformed Vit: Preformed vit a is the most common known source of birth defects. That is the risk to the baby. Also avoid any additional beta carotene. Foods contain a variety of carotenes. Eat normal vegies and fruits..Note that metformin causes low vit b12. B12 can be checked by a blood test or it can be supplied as a supplement which is not a risk to the baby. Do not take preformed vit a except in very small. ...Read more
Leafy green vegetabl: Folic acid and other vitamins are most commonly found in leafy green and yellow vegetables and some fruits, like citrus fruits contain vitamin c. Also many cereals and breads and some pasta are fortified with many vitamins. Milk and orange juice have vitamin d, also ones prenatal vitamins are good sources of necessary vitamins too. ...Read more
Depends!: The answer to your question depends upon which MVI (multivitamin) to which you are referring. They're all different so you'll need to read the labels. The more difficult question to answer is how much is enough b vitamins. There's the rda or something like that. It's based upon minimum amount to prevent disease rather than amount necessary for optimal health. So the answer remains controversial. ...Read more
Eat 2 Beat CA, Pt.9: BROCCOLI: Broccoli & other cruciferous vegetables are packed with sulforaphane, a cancer-fighting substance so potent that researchers are testing it as a drug. "Sulforaphane is delivered to almost every tissue in the body," says Trygve O. Tollefsbol, a professor in the Biology Department at the Univerisyt of Alabama at Birmingham. (Ref: AARP, 5/2014) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Harmless: The manufacturer reports that they contain common nutrients and apart from the money you pay for them, there should be no side effects. ...Read more
Probably not: The labels will cover anything required by law and contents that the manufacturer thinks will be an inducement to purchase the product. That leaves a lot of room for other ingredients, preservatives, etc. Testing is rare in this arena by independent laboratories. The buyer must beware. ...Read more
Vegetables: Fresh or frozen vegetables are the lowest in calories and vitamin and nutrient dense. They are the best bang for your buck for vitamins and nutrients that are low in calories. ...Read more
Different sources : For different viamins. Thera are multiple types of b vitamins, B12 is present only in animal proteins, including dairy. For detailed information on sources of vitamins and minerals see this site. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/vitamins-and-minerals-good-food-sources. ...Read more
Eat wisely!: You need to eat a balanced diet of lean protein, plenty of vegetables, fruits, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats (omega-3's, monounsaturated fats like olive oil, avocado, etc). Even with this, though, you might miss out on some minerals or others -- so a basic multivitamin is generally a good idea as a supplement, not a substitute. ...Read more
What common foods provide all of the nutrition, vitamins, and minerals without having to take supplements?
Meat: Meat provides the most protein with all 10 essential amino acids, the most vitamins, except vitamin c, and the most minerals, except more phosphorus than calcium. If left unsalted, the sodium-potassium ratio is favorable. The fat content may be excessive, but lean skinless chicken, pork or seafood is close to ideal. Fiber should be added as fruit, vegetables or whole grains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unnecessary/ okay: Your typical balanced nutrition augmented by prenatal vitamins is enough to build a healthy baby. The babies system draws from the proteins and other nutrients circulating in your blood.If you are not eating right, baby will take proteins from your muscle mass & calcium from your bones,etc. Supplemental proteins might make it to baby, but when not needed will be converted over time to carbs & fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it is not bad: No it is not bad but you can also take any multivitamins in place of prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good i always feel weakness
Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?
Folic Acid, Iron &: Calcium. Take a prenatal vitamin. Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...Read more
My gynaecologist prescribed a prenatal multivitamin since day 1 of pregnancy and it contains Vitamin A at 1500IU. Is it ok?
Vitamin A: this should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
My gynaecologist prescribed a prenatal multivitamin for me since the first day of pregnancy.I am concerned that it contains Vitamin A.is that ok?
Yes, but I bet no A!: Adequate Vitamin A is essential for good heath & a healthy baby. However taking more than 10,000 iu/day of Vit A in early pregnancy increases risk of birth defects. Up to 6000 iu/day is safe but i bet your prenatal has NO vit A but instead beta carotene ( a vit A precursor) which is not dangerous at all. See http://tinyurl.com/nfce9ef ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gynaecologist prescribed a prenatal multivitamin for me since day 1 of pregnancy and it contains vitamin A at a level of 1500IU. Is that ok?
Good Day. I would like to know which vitamins or multivitamin options would be best for a vegetarian especially prior to planning a pregnancy. Thanks.
Prenatal vitamins are available over the counter. You should get a supplement with Folic Acid, Iron, Calcium and vitamin D. You may consult this site for more info:
Wish you good health and a healthy baby!
It would be prudent to establish a relation with an Obstetrician before pregnancy. ...Read more
Hye .I see premium multivitamin( example GNC mega man, now adam) has high dosage of vitamin / mineral than suggested daily value.Is it safe for us?
SAFE and ADVISABLE: The recommended daily intake is the amount that will prevent obvious deficiency symptoms in most healthy people. They have nothing to do with the optimal levels for maintaining good health and preventing disease. See http://blissfulwriter.Hubpages.Com/hub/recommended-dietary-allowance-rda-is-too-low for example, the rdi of vit d is 600 iu/day but most adults need 5-8000 iu/day for optimal levels. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 25 years 56kg 179m male. Can I take multivitamin daily, contains approximately 100% from daily need of each vitamin and 30% of each mineral?
My 93 year old mother who is due to start warfarin takes a multivitamin and mineral tablet containing vitamin k. Should she stop the multivitamin?
Most likely-Yes: Certainly, all the meds, including vitamins and over the counter need to be discussed with her warfarin/coumadin coordinator. Vit k, especially, which is a reversal agent used when the Coumadin "levels" are too high, will definitively interact with the Coumadin and make it difficult to manage properly. As stated, discuss with the treating provider for continuity of care. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What multivitamin or mineral or vitamin is good to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? I know vitamin C makes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) less affective
Any once a dayVit/mi: Any once a day vitamin with mineral like centrum What it says about Adderal is NO FOOD WITH VITAMIN C OR SUPPLEMENT 1HOUR BEFORE AND AFTER TAKING ADDERAL Foods like orange juice.grapefruit juice and others But you can take your vitamins after few hours.But ask your doctor if it is ok. Restrictions are I hour before and after, as it affects the absorption of Adderal ...Read more
What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?
Here : Here is a chart of the recommended nutritional requirement by the usda for various ages. The good news is that as long as a child eats a fairly balanced diet, they will get the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy. Specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies are uncommon in developed countries where children have access to a variety of foods from the different food groups. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy diet: Vitamins and minerals are in our food, but most diets do not contain enough vitamin c, d, iodine, zinc, and calcium. Pregnancy can make even greater demands on our vitamin needs. Taking a multivitamin/mineral supplement is often helpful to round out the foods produced in any one part of our world. Infection resistance is enhanced with vitamin d blood measurements greater than 45. ...Read more
No: Proper nutrition & exercise can make you leaner. But you'll need open growth plates if you want to grow taller. Once you complete puberty and your growth plates have closed, you're stuck at that particular height (although i suppose you could lose height via vertebral compression fractures). ...Read more
Read the labels: The best way to find out is to read the labels. ...Read more
Varies with each: It is very variable and dependent on the blood levels, disease state due to deficiency and other co existing medical conditions and if these are taken orally, or by injections.Each vitamin and mineral is different, some are taken as supplement without any medical condition or deficiency documentation as these are available over the counter and some are large doses and prescription for deficiency. ...Read more
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, there are no proven medications, vitamins, or eye drops to reverse cataracts. I have never seen eye drops or medications reverse cataracts. There are life style modifications that you can do to slow the progression of cataracts, such as proper nutrition, avoid smoking, and control your blood sugar if you have diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any vitamins and minerals that are advised NOT to take whilst on Levothyroxine medication ?
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