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Vitamins For 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
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
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
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
How do I increase my mental alertness and train my senses? Also suggest any website or app that may help.
Try this website. Part of it is free and part is for pay if you choose:
www.lumosity.com ...Read more
I'm 17 and preparing for competitive exams. I have asthma and use dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Can I use siberian ginseng with gingko biloma to improve mental alertness?
Yes: You can use them but I am not certain they will really help you that much. ...Read more
I have bipolar disorder. Is it okay for me to take ginseng as a supplement to aid my mental alertness?
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
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
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
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
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 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
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?
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
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
Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?
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.
In which diseases/disorders would you have shortness of breath &/or fatigue/mental confusion in response to eating foods high in vitamin k?
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
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
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
G6PD DEFICIENCY: Vitamins are not the mainstay of treatment. Correction of RBC hemolysis is done by blood transfusion to save lives! ...Read more
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?
Is the brand name water, vitamin water really a healthy choice? One of the ingredients is reverse osmosis water, what s that? Do doctors advice against it?
Waste your $:
Veg, salads, fruit and water are better.
But if you want to waste your money...
No side effects. ...Read more
See below: It is used to prevent hemalytic disease of the newborn. ...Read more
Opinion divided : Conflicting information about this. In my practice I do nutritional lab testing to see if my patients need supplementation. ...Read more