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What vitamins and supplements scientifically support hair health and growth?

What vitamins and supplements scientifically support hair health and growth?

B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss & taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. The most effective are e, d & biotin. See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366 & www.Naturalnews.Com/029018_hair_loss_vitamins.Html. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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How do vitamins and minerals interact to maintain bone health?

How do vitamins and minerals interact to maintain bone health?

Many ways: In many ways but a key one is bones are made of minerals (calcium, magnesium etc.) & collagen; vitamins are essential to absorb minerals & build collagen. We can't absorb calcium without vit. D &a. Vit. K directs calcium to our bones (instead of arteries/soft tissues). Vit c supports collagen production. See osteoporosis-treatment. ...Read more

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Can nutrition labels list all the vitamins and minerals contained in the food?

Can nutrition labels list all the vitamins and minerals contained in the food?

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

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Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?

Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?

Some: The fish oil and prenatals are fine together. Ask your doctor how much calcium and vitamin d you need based on your diet. It may be worth getting a vitamin d level. If you need to take the additional calcium, it's probably best to take it apart from the prenatals, which also usually contain calcium. ...Read more

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What nutrients; vitamins; minerals are lost during menstration?

What nutrients; vitamins; minerals are lost  during menstration?

Several: The shortest answer is iron. Most women tend to lean toward iron deficiency due to menstrual cycles. If heavy and prolonged, anemia may occur even so severe to require blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Why are vitamins essential to good health?

Why are vitamins essential to good health?

Vitamins: Many bodily systems do not function if there is a deficiency of particular vitamins or minerals. However, this does not mean that everyone needs supplemental vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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How do vitamins and minerals work together to maintain bone health if 65 and healthy?

How do vitamins and minerals work together to maintain bone health if 65 and healthy?

Calcium/ Vitamin D: Calcium and vitamin d work together. Vitamin d enhances intestinal absorption of calcium. So if you are deficient in vitamin d, then the calcium being consumed will not be absorbed correctly. ...Read more

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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 more

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What vitamins and minerals good for bones expected D?

What vitamins and minerals good for bones expected D?

Vitamin C, calcium+D: There are a number of nutrients essential to bone health. The most well known are calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Many people do not know that vitamin C is also important for the formation of the collagen scaffolding that new bone is created on. Boron is another important micronutrient, as is Vitamin K, and Silicon. Finally, and oft neglected is the strengthening effect of regular exercise. ...Read more

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Do multivitamins and calcium with d improve womens health?

Do multivitamins and calcium with d improve womens health?

Maybe: A recent article showed that more than 800mg of calcium taken as supplements increased heart disease so take half of your required dose as cal/mag & other half via diet. Vitamin d is important & most people are deficient or low so about 2000/day to maintain; if low may need more. Multivitamins are controversial. I think if you feel a step up with them after a few weeks then they are fine. ...Read more

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Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good i always feel weakness

Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good i always feel weakness

Good FOOD: Healthy food has all these contents you're asking about. What about learning to eat in ways that nourish your body, rather than looking for a pill or medicine? There are multivitamins to support your diet, but they will not replace it. ...Read more

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Can multi vitamins and other supplements entirely make up for a diet which lacks nutrition?

Can multi vitamins and other supplements entirely make up for a diet which lacks nutrition?

Not really: Good nutrition comes from nutrients in whole foods. With that said, many fruits, vegetables and foods don't necessarily supply the body with all the nutrients that it needs. For example, once a fruit or vegetable is cut from its own nutritious source, the vine or tree, etc, it begins to slowly lose some of its nutrients. This is why taking vitamins and even supplements may not be a bad idea. ...Read more

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Are riboflavin and zinc considered vitamins, minerals?

Are riboflavin and zinc considered vitamins, minerals?

Yes: Riboflavin is also known as vit. B2 and is essential for good health. Zinc is an essential mineral. For basic information on the roles and sources of vitamins and minerals see http://www.Whale.To/a/vitaminmineral_chart.Html. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and minerals do I need?

Which vitamins and minerals do I need?

See details: You need no supplementary vitamins. Just eat a balanced diet and save your money. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

No: I don't know how that popular myth got started, but i know of no credible evidence that vitamin tablets do anything for hair or nails. Biotin (available in any health food store) does promote hair and nail growth (5000 units/day) if taken regularly. ...Read more

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What are some good smoothie recipes to make to assue my daily intake of all vitamins and minerals?

Smoothie Recipe: I drink smoothies with protein powder after my workout and as a snack between meals. Isopure is available with no carbs which is ideal. I use vanilla flavor , add the ice and strawberries. You can add other fruits such as banana or blue berries as well. ...Read more

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Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Depends: Vitamin a, e, d, and k are fat soluble and will accumulate: they have know overdoses that are toxic. B vitamins and c are water soluble - you excrete any excess in your urine. Regarding fish oils, the final data isn't known: here a reliable source: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/omega3. ...Read more

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Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more