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Vitamins Minerals For A 40 Year Old Man
Many good choices:
There are many quality vitamin and mineral supplements suitable for a 60 yo, but one of my favorites is active senior multivitamin by rainbow light- see http://www. Rainbowlight. Com/womens-multivitamins-active-senior-multivitamin. Aspx
another excellent choice is life force (iron-free) by source naturals. See http://www. Sourcenaturals. Com/products/gp1459/. ...Read more
Controversial: Some would say none, if you have a healthy diet...Others take tons of supplements. You certainly can't go wrong with a daily multivitamin. I am a proponent of a good fish oil supplement, but not necessarily in someone your age. Again, it wouldn't hurt, but can't tell you it's definitely going to help you. ...Read more
Healthy diet: If your 15-year old is healthy and is eating a normal, healthy diet full of vegetables, fruits, proteins, and minimal amounts of junk food, he/she is receiving all the vitamins and minerals needed from his/her diet. If this is a 15-year old female who has heavy menstrual cycles, her pediatrician may recommend a diet heavier in iron. A healthy diet is better than any supplements. ...Read more
Biotin: The most evidence for a vitamin that helps with hair growth and maintaining hair and nails is in taking biotin. For an adult it is often dosed at 3, 000 - 5, 000 mcgs. ...Read more
Is it safe for a 24 year old man like me to take vitamin supplements such as neurogen e, a tablet of b complex vitamins + vitamin E for nerve health?
Yes, however...: Yes, these are safe, though I notice Neurogen E has the cyanocobalamin form of B12 and methylcobalamin is better. Look for a B complex that has the L-5-MTHF form of folate instead of folic acid, as about half of people have difficulty converting folic acid to its active form. E is best as a natural form with mixed tocopherols (not just alpha tocopherol).Consider Ashwagandha, a herb good for nerves. ...Read more
My 93 year old mother who is due to start warfarin takes a multivitamin and mineral tablet containing vitamin k. Should she stop the multivitamin?
Most likely-Yes: Certainly, all the meds, including vitamins and over the counter need to be discussed with her warfarin/coumadin coordinator. Vit k, especially, which is a reversal agent used when the Coumadin "levels" are too high, will definitively interact with the Coumadin and make it difficult to manage properly. As stated, discuss with the treating provider for continuity of care. Best wishes. ...Read more
My boyfriend is 48 years old is it safe for him to take one a day men's 50+ he wants the added ginko in this vitamin
For: For the most part, there are very little differences between various one-a-day adult vitamins. The age and gender specifications are more of a marketing thing. He can take that vitamin safely. ...Read more
What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?
Here is a chart of the recommended nutritional requirement by the usda for various ages. The good news is that as long as a child eats a fairly balanced diet, they will get the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy. Specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies are uncommon in developed countries where children have access to a variety of foods from the different food groups.
Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more
I am a 40 year old very active woman who would like to start a vitamin regimen. Can you take collagen supplements, biotin, prenatal or multivitamin?
Inexpensive: Many kids are at risk for deficiency in iron and vitamin d with today's circumstances. Cheap drugstore-chain multivitamins for kids need cost almost nothing and I've seen nothing to make me think the pricey / heavily advertised ones are any better. Your physician can give you some good advice here. ...Read more
Any OTC: Branded multivitamins with lutein eg centrum, women's health, alive ...Read more
Vitamin b: It is certainly more then you need. It is not likely to hurt you. ...Read more
It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most I advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) & the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more
Depends on diet ;...: It's best to get vitamins from our diet but the majority of americans are deficient in vit. D, e ; a ; folate, (folic acid) calcium ; magnesium ; over 1/3 are deficient in vit c, b6 ; zinc, so unless you have an exceptional diet it' reasonable to take a quality multivitamin ; 5-8, 000 iu/day of vit d3. See http://bit. Ly/18xyule for a detailed discussion. Nutrients besides vitamins are also important-see comment:. ...Read more
See below: Purchase the cheapest no-name brand of multivitamins and take one daily. ...Read more
None: No research data has shown that a daily multivitamin in an otherwise healthy individual will reduce disease burden or prolong life. It is by far best to get your nutrients by eating a healthy diet full of fruits/veggies, lean protein, and dairy. Also, nutrients obtained through food instead of a vitamin are better absorbed. ...Read more
Good quality vitamin: We agree. I'm not a fan of most over the counter multivits. They have just enough of many ingredients in them to make them legal. They also base their contents on the rdas of the government, which are extremely low. Ask a nutritionist or your doc to suggest a brand. If you look on the label and many of the ingredients are several hundred % above the rda you are on the right track. Peace. ...Read more
What vitamin over-doses would be most harmful to a fifteen-year-old boy? Please list as many possible!
A, D, E, B6, Iron: One can consume too much of the fat-soluble vitamins a, d & e, but one has to take massive amounts to get into trouble. Taking 25, 000 units of a for many months can be toxic. Vit d toxicity has not been reported with doses under 40, 000 iu/day. Doses of e over 1500 iu/day may cause bleeding. B6 over 250 mg/day can cause neuropathy. While not a vitamin, over 1000 mg of elemental iron is dangerous. ...Read more
Feeling tired at age 60 needs immediate work-up by a general practitioner or an internal medicine specialist
and a thorough differential diagnosis has to be made, possibly necessitating ancillary investigative methods. The cause behind the person's fatigue has to be found and addressed accordingly, medically or surgically. This is a serious situation and should be handled without delay.
Dmmd. ...Read more
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