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What vitamins are okay with femara (letrozole)?

What vitamins are okay with femara (letrozole)?

Vitamins are OK: Femara is an enzyme-inhibitor which eliminates the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. As such, it is a valuable drug, but this elimination potentially increases the risk of bone loss. Thus taking supplemental vitamin d and getting a test to make sure your level is normal is a good idea and will not interfere with the effect of the medicine. ...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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What is femara (letrozole)?

What is femara (letrozole)?

Femara (letrozole): Is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor used to treat hormonally responsive breast cancer after surgery. Aromatase is an enzyme that converts androgens to Estrogens which then cause cells to divide. By inhibiting this enzyme, less estrogen is formed, hence less cell replication. ...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 best vitamins?

What is 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 of the 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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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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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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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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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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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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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