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Is it ok to take different vitamins/supplements everyday??

Is it ok to take different vitamins/supplements everyday??

Yes: It is not dangerous nor unhealthy to change the lineup for supplements you take daily, especially if you take a lot of them and have to split it up over a couple of days to get a regular schedule going. Some water soluble vitamins like B complex and C vitamins should be taken daily to get the maximal effect, while fat soluble vitamins -A, D, E, and K Can be taken less often and be ok ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Can someone crush vitamins/supplements pills into the food?

Can someone crush vitamins/supplements pills into the food?

Maybe: Be sure that the instructions do not say do not chew or crush. We gave our son his asthma medicine in apple sauce. ...Read more

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What is the recommended amount of daily vitamins/supplements?

What is the recommended amount of daily vitamins/supplements?

Many to list: That would be a very long list, probably more than the 400 characters allowed here. Most multivitamins list the rda of the various vitamins and minerals. You also have to take your age, sex, overall health, diet, and pregnancy status into account. Vitamin requirements vary from person to person. ...Read more

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When during the day is it optimal to take vitamins/supplements?

When during the day is it optimal to take vitamins/supplements?

Vitamins: Early in daytime, unless otherwise specified by your doctor. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to take too many vitamins/supplements?

Yes: You can overdose with any vitamin that has a letter other than b. We generally urinate out the excess b vitamins, but can seriously overdose with a, d, k, e and even d; minerals also can cause problems. Moderation is more appropriate. ...Read more

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What kind of vitamins supplements i should take at the age of 32?

What kind of vitamins supplements i should take at the age of 32?

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. ...Read more

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Would it be fine to take 3 different vitamins/supplements at a time?

Would it be fine to take 3 different vitamins/supplements at a time?

Supplements: Which ones?. Were they recommended by your doctor?. Any other medications u r on?. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplement to take for anxiety and anger is the very best?

Which vitamin supplement to take for anxiety and anger is the very best?

Better yet..: Rather than looking for a band-aid fix, it is important to address the actual issue. Frequent or intense feelings of anxiety & anger are usually not normal. Recommend that you seek psychological assessment & address the core issue. ...Read more