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Can multi vitamins provide mental alertness?

Can multi vitamins provide mental alertness?

Not quite: Intellectually, question is intriguing, as this gets into medical foods, a prescription product. Vitamins must be chemically altered in the body to become biologically active. As we age, we may lose this ability, and become demented, with an elevation of homocysteine. Active folate, (folic acid) and b-12 can restore the balance and improve cognition in these patients, but does not really enhance alertness. ...Read more

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How to increase mental alertness?

How to increase mental alertness?

Alertness: Get 8 hours sleep, limit alcohol and other drugs, exercise aerobically daily and eat a plant based diet. Best ...Read more

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What is a way for a person to increase mental alertness?

What is a way for a person to increase mental alertness?

Sleep, etc.: The #1 way to increase mental alertness is to sleep enough on a daily basis. Exercise is also helpful for a variety of reasons, primarily because it promotes cardiovascular fitness. Avoidance of mind-dulling drugs or alcohol can also improve alertness, as can engaging in challenging tasks that one finds interesting. ...Read more

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Ashwagandha — has anybody had positive experiences helping with mental alertness & concentration?

Ashwagandha — has anybody had positive experiences helping with mental alertness & concentration?

Consider Bacopa: While ashwaganda (withania somnifera) is a wonderful rejuvenative herb, I prefer another traditional Ayurvedic herb bacopa monnieri for improving mental alertness and concentration. ...Read more

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I am seeking advice on how to raise my mental alertness. I feel I may be slower to respond to certain questions?

I am seeking advice on how to raise my mental alertness. I feel I may be slower to respond to certain questions?

Do quizzes: Brain excercise is as important as body excercise. Reading and playing mental games and doing quizzes serves as excellent excercise for the brain. ...Read more

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Best Types of Vitamins for Mental Health, Nerves and Digestive Health ?

Best Types of Vitamins for Mental Health, Nerves and Digestive Health
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Eat a balanced diet: Don't waste your money on vitamins. If you feel the need than any OTC general vitamine will do ...Read more

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Herbs, vitamins, &/or minerals for Daily Chronic Headache? Causes me severe mental disabling. I have to move out soon, and I can't care for my child.

Herbs, vitamins, &/or minerals for Daily Chronic Headache? Causes me severe mental disabling. I have to move out soon, and I can't care for my child.

See your doctor: Chronic headaches need to be addressed. Start with a good history and physical to narrow down the best way to treat your unique headaches ...Read more

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Why someone have feelings of sucide apart from mental side is there any other thing that maybe low in vitamins or minerals?

Why someone have feelings of sucide apart from mental side is there any other thing that maybe low in vitamins or minerals?

Rarely a significant: Issue. As embodied Soul? Mind? Brain? Body creatures sending >1,000,000 orders/sec brain?body with similar feedback, mind, internalized individual history, esp. early childhood & beliefs (mostly hidden: especially if painful & seem insolvable)=most important. Weak data of depression assoc. With low Vit D3 exists. Vit.&minerals=atoms/molecules so abundant in most stuff people eat; most for?sales &$. ...Read more

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Been taking. 50000 iu vitamin d for 3 months. Lately feel very tired stopped oct vitamin d. Should I go to ER bc i also feel "off" mentally?

Been taking. 50000 iu vitamin d for 3 months. Lately feel very tired stopped oct vitamin d. Should I go to ER bc i also feel "off" mentally?

DON"T GO TO: The er for such a minimal complaint. It's a waste of money and health resources. Talk w/your doctor. That's what they're for. Your symptoms are not due to the vitamin d, although I don't know your dose since I don't know how often you were taking it. ...Read more

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I'm always overly exhausted all the time no matter what I try, would I need to be perscribed something to get me through my days? I have tried taking the b-12 vitamins to make me get through the day b/c my sister is always mentally tired too and she takes

I'm always overly exhausted all the time no matter what I try, would I need to be perscribed something to get me through my days? I have tried taking the b-12 vitamins to make me get through the day b/c my sister is always mentally tired too and she takes

There : There are a few medical reasons why someone might have fatigue such as (most commonly) iron deficiency, thyroid disorder, sleep disorder, and/or depression. There is also a possibility that you have chronic fatigue syndrome, but all of these other treatable causes need to be ruled out, first. You should talk to your doctor about your symptoms. The best way to treat fatigue is to treat the underlying disorder.

In the meantime, things you can do are:
— get plenty of sleep at night
— eat a healthy, balanced diet
— take a multivitamin
— get plenty of regular exercise
— try to eliminate stress and practice relaxation techniques (yoga is great!)
— do not use drugs including caffeine — caffeine can actually make your symptoms worse!

Good luck! ...Read more

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Which supplement/herb/vitamin can help improve mental focus, memory, learning etc and is safe to take with ssris? And which should I stay away from?

Which supplement/herb/vitamin can help improve mental focus, memory, learning etc and is safe to take with ssris? And which should I stay away from?

Diet first: Consider the nature of your diet first. All the vitamins and essential minerals are found in "god made" food. All are essential. Supplements do not have the same effect if the diet is poor, particularly the sugar content. ...Read more

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Seem to feel spaced out a lot of times lately, mentally tired, not clear/fast, but clumsy. Chemical (I take m. Vitamin b4 bed)? Psychological? Any ideas?

Seem to feel spaced out a lot of times lately, mentally tired, not clear/fast, but clumsy. Chemical (I take m. Vitamin b4 bed)? Psychological? Any ideas?

Blood sugar problems: Low blood sugar can contribute to you feeling "spaced out". You may be suffering from intermittant episodes of low blood sugar without knowing it. Low blood sugar problems are almost always caused by low fat, high card/high sugar diets. Other symptoms of low blood sugar can include palpitations, sweating, anxiety and extreme hunger. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause mental confusion?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause mental confusion?

May be not sure: Mental confusion may have a positive link to low levels of serum vitamin d, shows a study in the study 32 elderly patients between the ages of 61 and 92, who presented with symptoms of mental confusion, were evaluated for nutritional status. Blood samples were taken to determine vitamin d levels, and it was found that out of a cohort of 32patients, 25 had low serum vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Possibly: That is why there is so much emphasis on good diet and the avoidance of ugly habits such as diet pop, smoking, caffeine etc. Hyperemesis gravidarum (nausea/vomiting in pregnancy is known to be a vitamin deficiency disorder no matter what you are told. ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin D cause altered mental state? My vitamin d is 300 nmol/L (120 ng/ml) and have been facing confusion/dissociation/depression.

Can too much vitamin D cause altered mental state? My vitamin d is 300 nmol/L (120 ng/ml) and have been facing confusion/dissociation/depression.

Indirect effect/Calc: Vitamin- D excess can raise Calcium levels which can then cause varied systemic effects including mental confusion. You should get checked by your doctor and request a Calcium level check of your blood. ...Read more

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Friend takes vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid on a daily basis, he says it prevents heart disease, stroke and mental depression. Is this true?

Friend takes vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid on a daily basis, he says it prevents heart disease, stroke and mental depression. Is this true?

Yes for some-depends: B6, B12 & Folic Acid all lower homocysteine, a metabolite of methionine. High homocysteine is a better predictor of risk of heart disease & stroke than cholesterol, high BP & smoking! These vits. Are proven to lower stroke risk but not yet proven to reduce heart attack risk-but likely will for anyone with high homocysteine. See http://www.Patrickholford. Com/index. Php/blog/blogarticle/171/ & comment:. ...Read more

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Are multi-vitamins helpful for healthy men in their 30s?

YES: Multi-vitamins are just a start, but need several other vitamins extra including omega-3 fish oils, vitamin c, d3 etc. ...Read more

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Is it reckless to administer Vitamin K by IV if it can be given s/c or IM? Why?

Yes. IV bad choice.: The oral route and IV route are equally effective at correcting excessive anticoagulation. The IV route carries the risk of anaphylaxis. Therefore, the IV route should not be used if the oral route is available. The SC route is NOT as effective as the oral or IV and should not be considered a first line option. ...Read more

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What vitamins and/or supplements would be most recommended for someone in their 40s?

What vitamins and/or supplements would be most recommended for someone in their 40s?

Few, Food Better: Vitamins is a big market, very inexpensive, derived from all sorts of otherwise food waste ; non-food materials, big business, dependent on public ignorance/fear. Outside of vitamin d3 (not d), which I have found to be low for many people, or other specific deficiencies, possibly omega 3's from phytoplankton, best eat minimally processed foods from nature, avoid center isles with processed foods. ...Read more

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Are there any daily vitamins or minerals that are recommended for a g6pd child in the u.S.?

Are there any daily vitamins or minerals that are recommended for a g6pd child in the u.S.?

G6PD DEFICIENCY: Vitamins are not the mainstay of treatment. Correction of RBC hemolysis is done by blood transfusion to save lives! ...Read more

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If the oral route for Vitamin K administration cannot be used and IV is unsafe and s/c administration is not very effective is the IM route effective?

If the oral route for Vitamin K administration cannot be used and IV is unsafe and s/c administration is not very effective is the IM route effective?

YES: Intramuscular administration will generally assure reasonable distribution of the drug within a dependable period. The generous circulation in that area and the milking action of muscle contraction help with distribution. ...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