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Vitamins And Supplements Medication
I am on Zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion) but want to take some supplements aswell like vitamin d, would supplements and the medication work together?
Yes: There should be no contraindication with vitamins and these medications. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Is it ok to be on preventive vitamin supplements while being on the medication for the particular disease?
Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should I stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo
It's a waste of $: Ginkgo biloba failed clinical trials, It's NOT effective. Since it's not a drug, the FDA can't stop the quacks who market it from doing so. As for herbal teas: they taste nice but a typical herbal tea brewed in the typical American way is EXTREMELY weak tea; so dilute that the likelihood of any real biochemical effect is essentially none. BURN THIS in your mind: Skepticism is good for your health. ...Read more
Beta-blockers: Beta-blockers are drugs that slow down the heart rate. Do not attempt to slow your heart rate on your own other than through regular exercise. Consult a physician if you have a rapid heart rate. ...Read more
Not at all: If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options. ...Read more
None: If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options. ...Read more
Need more info: Recommendations differ depending on your health status, gender, age, and goals, etc. You have shared nothing about your diet, goals, or current status. So, your best bet would be to consult a physician skilled in nutrition and integrative medicine. You can find one through american board of integrative holistic medicine: http://www. Abihm. Org/ at the very least, most need a good multivitamin. ...Read more
Possibly: Vitamins by definition are vital elements of our bodies building blocks that we do not make. We can extract many from dietary intake and others as supplements. Those following a well balanced and diverse diet need fewer supplements than those on a narrow or restricted diet. In the us it is hard to find foods that don't have various vitamin fortifiers added. We usually eliminate any excess daily. ...Read more
Absolutely: First of all our soils are depleted and no longer contain the same nutrients that were available to us as little as 30 yr ago. To further complicate matters we are a "processed food" society. The more you process a food the more nutrients you deplete. Then there is the issue of over cooking the processed foods. We are eating essentially "dead food". This makes supplementation critical for health. ...Read more
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Only rarely: In general vitamins are very safe but too much of some can be dangerous- particularly vit a, e, d & b6 but in general one has to take extremely high doses for a long time to become toxic. There is evidence that taking synthetic e is harmful so only take natural e. Also potential dangers of taking high doses of an individual supplement like beta carotene without synergistic nutrients. See comment:. ...Read more
Healthy diet: A well-balanced healthy diet is sufficient unless there is an underlying disorder. Low vitamin d is being seen more and more due to doctor's checking the levels more often as well as due to changes in its reference range. The d3 formulation is suggested if low. Things such as iron and calcium may be needed but these are not considered vitamins. ...Read more
Optima health: Taking twice the amount of vitamins over the rda can actually bring you optimal health. The rda or minimum requirement was established during ww ii to prevent deficiency disorders such as scurvy for vitamin c and rickett's for vitami d3. However, these same vitamins at higher concentrations can actually be used to promote optimal health. Higher doses of vit d decreases the risk of colon cancer. ...Read more
Chemistry: Any thing, vitamin, drug, rock, is a chemical substance with a distinct structure That structure can occur naturally or be made in a lab or factory. Vitamin C is still Vitamin C. However, taking vitamins does not seem to make up for a bad diet lacking in fruits and veggies. It is better to get vitamins in the proper foods because more than the just adequate vitamin intake is involved in fitness. ...Read more
Youy don't: Commercial advertizing tries to outdo the other guy's product. You can't trust any of them. ...Read more
Will using vitamin supplements influence the working of the 13 day diet which is extremely strict on what is allowed?
What is the best vitamin supplements to keep the pH balance up. My body is extremely sensitive and my pH balance is horrible?
Whoa: There is a cult diagnosis of "ph disturbance" promoted on the internet, in which good people are encouraged to self-diagnose and then take elaborate mixtures of dubious vitamins and supplements. Unlike some other "pop" claims, this has no relationship to reality. If you are interested in supplements / natural / "holistic" healing, get with an evidenced-based natural healer in your community. ...Read more
What daily vitamin supplements are truly essential amd healthy. And what is the daily recommended percentage value? Why do some have 1000%
It depends...: All vitamins are, by definition, essential, but most supplements are not essential; it's ideal to get vits from our diet but most people have a poor diet that's deficient in vits. The daily value is the amount that prevents deficiency in most but is not the amount needed for optimal health so it can be beneficial to take extra amounts. We all need to take vit d in winter. See http://bit. Ly/18xyule. ...Read more
B12: You can get blood levels of B12 ; vit d to be precise. Stomach meds may reduce absorption of b12. You may also benefit from vit d 1000 or 2000 units a day, more if blood level below 30. Fish oil is probably a waste of money. You should be on a statin. Eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, dairy products. There are thousands of beneficial molecules in food which are not in any pill. Forget "antioxid. ...Read more
Very Few: Vitamins have benefits only in specific situations - folic acid in pregnancy, vit D for infants, vit B12 in pernicious anemia as examples. So, absent a specific condition, there isn't much use in taking vits (you literally pee most of them out). Even less data supports most supplements. Spend your $$ on a balanced diet rich in fruits, veggies and calcium (for young women) and get regular exercise. ...Read more
Most are harmless: Our body will usually eliminate any vitamin excess daily in the urine or poo. Exceptions are vitamins a, d & e which can store in the fat of our body & may be associated with overload symptoms. These vitamins are usually in tolerable amounts in most supplements & don't become a problem. You should discuss these with your dr. ...Read more
None!: Vitamins don't boost metabolism! Period. I know the ads say they do, but it's simply not true. ...Read more
C, E and selenium:
Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/beauty-skin-care-vitamins-antioxidants
Dr Oz suggests topical vitiamin C. I think you are better off swallowing all vitamins on a full stomach. ...Read more