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Vitamins Minerals That Are Good For The Integumentary System
Vitamins and minerals are in our food, but most diets do not contain enough vitamin c, d, iodine, zinc, and calcium. Pregnancy can make even greater demands on our vitamin needs.
Taking a multivitamin/mineral supplement is often helpful to round out the foods produced in any one part of our world. Infection resistance is enhanced with vitamin d blood measurements greater than 45. ...Read more
Nothing special: If you eat healthy meals with ample amounts of veggies and fruits along with whole grains, you will get adequate amounts of vitamins. So you hardly need to take any vitamin supplements. The only vitamin supplement if you want to take anything at all, would be vitamin-c which appears to have some beneficail effect in enhancing your immune system but even this is debated. ...Read more
There is not a....: Vitamin that specifically neutrophil production. A balanced diet with vitamins and nutrients is necessary to make all kinds of cells, not just neutrophils. Is your neutropenia a constitutional problem (ie. A part of who you are and have always been) or an acquired thing. If the latter you will likely recover counts spontaneously. Talk to your dr. With specific concerns about your neutropenia. ...Read more
How to improve immune system? Does vitamins and minerals help? Please suggest a way to make uses of them to improve immune system. Thanks.
Is b-complex a good vitamin for the nervous system? And does the body get rid of what "isn't needed' or can it become toxic if you take too much,
I read that more vitamin c doesn't necessarily boost immune system, but if you didn't get much, then started eating good diet daily- this is helpful?
Vitamin c can have good effects on body systems such as the immune system. But what are the negative effects?
None: None unless you take massive amounts and this causes GI problems. ...Read more
What is your opinion on "Emergen-C" vitamin powder supplement? Do you think it actually boosts the immune system? Is it good to drink a packet a day?
Vitamin C has a: Half-life of about 12 hours, that's how long it stays in the body. Whatever form of it you take, take it in the a.m. and in the evening for round the clock help w/immunity. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hair has been following out due to stress, what vitamins or supplements can I use to promote good hair growth and a healthly immune system?
Manage stress: Stress will cause hair loss, so managing the stress is very important. Consider meditation and exercise to help. In addition to those, eating well, sleeping well are critical. You can try the supplements with biotin that are made to help hair growth. Vitamin b12, iron, thyroid and low adrenal levels may also cause hair loss, so consider getting those checked. ...Read more
My mom had her spleen removed due to cancer, and her immune system isn't good. Are there certain vitamins/supplements that might help?
Not specifically: Having a spleen removed makes a person more susceptible to specific types of infection, but taking specific vitamins or supplements are not likely to be any better than just maintaining overall good nutrition. Depending on the type and severity of her cancer, she may have a depressed immune system, not to mention the effects of chemo (if she's on it). ...Read more
Many: Compounds thought to benefit the eyesight are those associated with good health. Additionally, the compounds that are present in leafy dark green vegetables are particularly good for macular degeneration patients. By extrapolation, many believe that these same nutrients are thought to be beneficial for normal eyes. These include zinc, vit c, e, and beta carotene. Others are being tested. ...Read more
Workout Vitamins: To my knowledge there are no specific vitamins or minerals that are going to affect your workout. Most people get the required minerals from their diet. As for vitamins, a good multi vitamin found at a nutrition store should cover most vitamins and minerals. I personally take 1200 mg of calcium and 5000 units of vitamin d everyday. Not many people get enough calcium in their diet. ...Read more
What is the best vitamin and/or mineral one can take to help with anxiety? I take magnesium, but what are some other good ones to try?
There's a better way: Sure, a lot of health food and supplement places will tout the effect of various herbal preparations, but the best way to treat anxiety without a prescription is with a counselor who knows how to do cognitive behavioral therapy. Also look at things like how much caffeine you drink, how many hours you sleep and so on. ...Read more
Vitamin C, calcium+D: There are a number of nutrients essential to bone health. The most well known are calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Many people do not know that vitamin C is also important for the formation of the collagen scaffolding that new bone is created on. Boron is another important micronutrient, as is Vitamin K, and Silicon. Finally, and oft neglected is the strengthening effect of regular exercise. ...Read more
Multivitamin: There are many multivitamins out there but one within your budget and suits your lifestyle: active/sport or a regular one should suffice. B-complex, vit d, vit e, vit k, and vit c are great and when combined with a regular healthy diet, will help. Its often better to get as many nutrients through foods as your body absorbs them better and provide fiber. ...Read more
What is another title for a holistic doctor? I'm trying to find a good doctor that specializes n vitamins & minerals.
Several: Look for: integrative medicine, orthomolecular medicine, an nd, functional medicine. ...Read more
Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good I always feel weakness
I'm not a good eater, don't eat healthy at all, wife said would it be ok to take a multivitamin twice a day, just vitamins/no minerals?
A multivitamin: Contains the minimum daily requirements of the vitamins, not the maximum. Taking two a day will not harm you. However, taking the time to develop a healthy and enjoyable eating plan will help your general health and well-being tremendously for a lifetime. Join with your wife in developing excellent nutrition habits together. There are abundant tasty choices that are healthy and easy. Enjoy! ...Read more
What multivitamin or mineral or vitamin is good to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? I know vitamin C makes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) less affective
Any once a dayVit/mi:
Any once a day vitamin with mineral like centrum
What it says about Adderal is
NO FOOD WITH VITAMIN C OR SUPPLEMENT 1HOUR BEFORE AND AFTER TAKING ADDERAL
Foods like orange juice. Grapefruit juice and others
But you can take your vitamins after few hours. But ask your doctor if it is ok.
Restrictions are I hour before and after, as it affects the absorption of Adderal ...Read more
Pneumonia: The integument is the skin and the mucous membranes. These structures are not affected as a primary focus of pneumonia, which is an inflammation of the lungs involving the air spaces (alveoli) and the tissues separating them (intraalveolar septi). Not entirely sure what you are asking beyond this. Please rephrase the question if I have not answered you satisfactorily. ...Read more
Bruising...: Hemophilia is a defect in your blood's ability to clot properly. If this coagulation system is not working well, as happens in hemophilia, a person can have excessive bleeding and bruising. The skin itself (part of the integumentary system) is fine, but hemophilia can manifest itself as large bruises under the skin and excessive bleeding from a cut in the skin. ...Read more
Almost all of them!: Research shows that vitamins a, b complex (esp. B6, B12 ; folic acid) c, d, e ; k all enhance immune function. Bioflavonoids ; minerals like zinc are also important for immune function. Medicinal mushrooms like turkey-tails work well too I recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md for info on diet, nutrients, herbs, mind-body techniques ; other approaches to boosting immunity. ...Read more
Almost all of them!: Research shows that vitamins a, b complex (esp. B6, B12 & folic acid) c, d, e & k all enhance immune function. Bioflavonoids and minerals like zinc are also important for immune function. I highly recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md for a detailed holistic approach to the use of diet, nutrients, herbs. Mind-body techniques and other approaches to boosting immunity. ...Read more