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A blood test showed that I'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

A blood test showed that I'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

B12: This low will likely cause dementia, spinal cord degeneration and peripheral neuropathy. Keep your level above 550 for the rest of your life. Recovery takes about a year in a young person. I suggest you take liquid sublingual weekly for 3 months then bi weekly thereafter. Its important to check a level after you cut back to twice a month. Use 1 1/2 dropper and hold it under the tongue for 30 sec. ...Read more

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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

Not available in US: In us we use vitb12 injectable, nasal spray or orally to correct vit B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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I take 2 (1000iu)vitamin d3 tablets daily. My recent blood work has vitamin d levels at 44. Normal range is 75-250. Insight? Nutrition to help raise?

I take 2 (1000iu)vitamin d3 tablets daily. My recent blood work has vitamin d levels at 44. Normal range is 75-250. Insight? Nutrition to help raise?

Vitamin D: 1000 units of vitamin D taken once a day is what you need.
I don't understand why a doctor would prescribe 2000 units.
Normal range for vitamin D is not 75-250, and levels of 30+ with once daily vitamin D is what you should end up with. ...Read more

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My vitamin D level is 13 out of 30 after blood test. I was prescribed D2, which made me sick and doctor said not to take anymore. How do I increase?

My vitamin D level is 13 out of 30 after blood test. I was prescribed D2, which made me sick and doctor said not to take anymore. How do I increase?

Get some sun!: Docs will often prescribe 2000 IU of Vitamin D daily to patients that are deficient or 50, 000 IU once a month. They may prescribe more for severe deficiency. If you cannot tolerate the pills, a little sun will do the trick. Too much sun we worry about skin cancer, but if you are fair skinned 10 minutes in the mid-day sun will provide you with 10, 000 IU. This would not be a great risk skin cancer. ...Read more

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I am wondering what herbs or vitamins are good to increase the blood flow?

I am wondering what herbs or vitamins are good to increase the blood flow?

They say...: Gingko helps with this but. I think many studies ahve been done and none show any measureable result. ...Read more

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Can I lower my blood sugar levels by taking cinammon vitamins?

Can I lower my blood sugar levels by taking cinammon vitamins?

Yes, significantly!: Cinnamon has many great benefits. Studies show that 1-6 grams of cinnamon a day reduces blood sugar 18-29% and cholesterol 12-26%. It is as strong an antioxidant as 1 cup of pomegranate juice or 1/2 cup of blueberries. It is an anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial. You can take it as a capsule or enjoy it by adding to food & drink. See www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=68 for more info. ...Read more

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Do I have to fast before I take a vitamin level blood test?

Do I have to fast before I take a vitamin level blood test?

No! Fasting of? Value: Fasting for most issues not only of low value but often misleading. Ex.: people commonly told to fast before blood glucose test; yet Diabetes Mellitus=elevated blood glucose & glucose most commonly elevated after eating. Thus fasting glucose routinely misses Diabetes Mellitus. Fasting is promoted for only a few issues because how databases were done or because the values are calculated/estimated. ...Read more

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I have high blood levels of vitamin B6?

I have high blood levels of vitamin B6?

Not a problem: I presume that this is because you are ingesting a large amount of b6, probably through supplements but perhaps via diet. B6 is not hazardous unless you take large amounts for a long time, generally 250 mg/day or more, or it may cause neuropathy. High levels just mean you have more than most people but is not dangerous. ...Read more

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I couldn't donate blood as I was told my level is 11. What vitamins or medicines to use to bring the haemoglobin level up to a normal standard?

I couldn't donate blood as I was told my level is 11. What vitamins or medicines to use to bring the haemoglobin level up to a normal standard?

Options: A multivitamin w/iron, or prenatal vitamin w/iron can help. Can also increase your red meat until #s up. Best option is to increase your dark greens (like spinach). Should take 2-4 weeks to improve if no ongoing bleeding. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any medical condition that can cause elevated vitamin a levels in the blood? I don't use creams that could have vitamin a and don't take vitamin a sup

Hypervitaminosis A: There are two types of vitamin a hypervitaminosis:
acute -- caused by taking too much vitamin a over a short period of time
chronic -- occurs when too much of the vitamin is present over a longer period
chronic vitamin a toxicity develops after taking too much vitamin a for long periods.
To avoid hypervitaminosis a decrease beta carotene & vitamin a. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can vitamin D3 increase blood sugar?

No.: There is actually evidence that vitamin d deficiency may worsen diabetes. Therefore vitamin d should helop prevent a high blood sugar. ...Read more

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What vitamins can be prescribed to help lower blood cholesterol levels?

What vitamins can be prescribed to help lower blood cholesterol levels?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more

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What does high vitamin B6 levels in the blood mean?

What does high vitamin B6 levels in the blood mean?

Overdose intake: Vit b6 or pyridoxine is recommended for arthritis not to exceed 100 mg. Daily. Overdose could form stone in kidneys. ...Read more

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I have a high blood level of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Should I stop taking it?

I have a high blood level of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Should I stop taking it?

Why?: Why did you test for it? And why did you start it?
It is a water soluble vitamin so you can reduce the dose to normal range. ...Read more

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I have been advised that a recent blood test shows my levels of Vitamin D is 8. What does this mean for me?

I have been advised that a recent blood test shows my levels of Vitamin D is 8. What does this mean for me?

Serious deficiency: The level that you're at is critically low. You need to start proper supplementation right away. It's also important to take vitamin K2 and vitamin A along with D3. Make sure you have your doctor follow your blood levels until you get to 50 ng/dl. Get more information here www. Vitamindcouncil. Org. ...Read more

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Blood result showed that I was deficient of vitamin D. I scored half of what a normal level is. Type of vitamin D should I take and how much (IU) a day?

Blood result showed that I was deficient of vitamin D. I scored half of what a normal level is. Type of vitamin D should I take and how much (IU) a day?

5-10, 000 iu D3/day: With levels that low I advise you start by taking 10, 000 iu of D3 a day for 2 months, then reduce to 5-8000 iu/day. At some point you should recheck your levels. Optimal levels are 50-80. It is best to take Vitamin K along with D and make sure you are getting Vit A as these vitamins work synergistically. Avoid D2, which is dangerous! See
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What supplement or vitamin can I take that would increase blood curculation to knee?

What supplement or vitamin can I take that would increase blood curculation to knee?

Exercise: Exercise is best. Also consider infrared heat. Vitamin c, e, and other antioxidants will help protect your blood vessels against oxidative damage. ...Read more

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What vitamins increase blood to the scalp?

What vitamins increase blood to the scalp?

None of them: If this question is driven by a desire to avoid or treat male pattern baldness, you are also badly misinformed about the nature of the process. All men lose the hair on their templates at about age 20; I see that you are 22. Many men, especially those blessed with abundant chest hair, have the process continue. Your options are surgery, medical rx, or deciding you're happy with it. ...Read more

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What is normal range blood levels vitamin D nmol/L?

What is normal range blood levels vitamin D nmol/L?

125 nmol/L: The Vitamin D Council recommends maintaining serum levels of 50 ng/ml (equivalent to 125 nmol/L. One ng/mL converts to 2.5 nmol/L.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My free retinol vitamin a blood test came back high. Normal levels are 30-78. Mine was 104. Is this a problem?

My free retinol vitamin a blood test came back high. Normal levels are 30-78. Mine was 104. Is this a problem?

Depends: If you are taking supplements, cut back some. Also check vitamin d levels to make sure they are not too low. A and d are competitively absorbed. Taking high doses of d can theoretically inhibit absorption of vitamin a. ...Read more

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Will our blood pH levels affect the absorption of vitamins and food nutrients?

No: Blood ph is maintained in a narrow range, and if it out of normal range, absorbing food will not be your first concern. ...Read more

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Blood test showed I have very low vitamin d levels?

Blood test showed I have very low vitamin d levels?

Very common: It is very common to see low vitamin d levels in people these days. We make vitamin d by exposure to the sun and many people do not get enough sun exposure or should not because of skin cancer risk. People with low vitamin d can be at risk for chronic pain and may even be at risk for certain cancers. Talk to your doctor about taking a d supplement. ...Read more

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How vitamins I can take to increase blood flow to my hair root?

How vitamins I can take to increase blood flow to my hair root?

Seldom problem but: Lack of blood flow to hair roots is seldom a problem; hair loss is usually genetic though certain nutrient deficiencies (biotin, zinc etc.) are occ. A factor.
One of the best nutrients to improve blood flow is Niacin (not niacinamide) which causes a flush due to vasodilation. Magnesium can help. Nattokinase, ginger, curcumin ; fish oil improve circulation by thinning blood. Scalp massage may help. ...Read more

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Recently blood tests show that I have a low vitamin d level. What can I do to boost that?

Recently blood tests show that I have a low vitamin d level. What can I do to boost that?

Vitamin D3 & sun!: The best thing to take for low vit. D is vit. D but it's important to take the d3 form as the d2 form is dangerous! Most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to attain optimal levels, but in spring & summer you can also get it by spending time in the mid-day sun without sunscreen. If you don't get much sun then take d3 year-round. It's best to take 5-10, 000 iu of vit a & 1mg of vit k too-they work together. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a blood test and came back with a vitamin d level of 10. Is this bad?

What to do if I had a blood test and came back with a vitamin d level of 10. Is this bad?

Yes-you're deficient: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health. Aspx. ...Read more

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When deficient in d does taking vitamin D3 cause calcium blood levels to rise or lower? I have read conflicting articles on this.

Vit D and calcium: Vitamin d enhances absorption of calcium from intestine. Calcium then goes to bone where it belongs. Blood calcium level will be regulated by your parathyroid gland and other metabolic factors. Supplementing vitamin d to keep your level of 25-hydroxy vitamin d between 50 and 70 has been shown to possibly prevent disease: cancer, diabetes, depression and dementia. Data r mixed. More studies needed. ...Read more

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I want to take vitamin d supplement what is the best form to buy and at what dose? Especially that I have insufficient vitd blood levels?

Vit D: All of the otc vit d is d3 which is what you want
dose kind of depends on your wt and present level

tons of good info at vitamindcouncil. Org

my usual dosing formula is ~ 1000 iu/25# body wt get recheck of level in ~ 3 months

almost everybody is vit d deficient. ...Read more

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I did blood test for B12 vitamin and the result was 1617 and the normal level is 700.I need to know why is it to high and what are the risks?

I did blood test for B12 vitamin and the result was 1617 and the normal level is 700.I need to know why is it to high and what are the risks?

Needs evaluation: I am sorry to tell you that high B12 levels can be a sign of serious health problems including liver ; kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia ; polycythemia vera ; hypereosinophilic syndrome. High intake of B12 does not cause these. It is important for you to be evaluated to find the underlying cause. See http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/high-vitamin-b12-mean-9057.Html. ...Read more

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My vitamin B12 went from 178 to 758 on my next blood test 2 years later. Would a daily supplement really raise it that much? I am a 50 yr old woman.

My vitamin B12 went from 178 to 758 on my next blood test 2 years later. Would a daily supplement really raise it that much? I am a 50 yr old woman.

Likely: If you were consistently taking the supplement, then yes it is likely for your numbers to climb--especially over the course of 2 years. ...Read more

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What would cause high levels of b vitamins on blood test in someone malnourished?

What would cause high levels of b vitamins on blood test in someone malnourished?

As a direct result: Of being malnourished, if the major source of nutrition was animal products (particularly liver), that could possibly, maybe be a cause. Vitamin b levels may increase during the "refeeding" process especially if there's also supplementation with Vitamins A & C. Hope this helps! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can multi vitamins cause Depakote blood levels to decrease or fluctuate?

Can multi vitamins cause Depakote blood levels to decrease or fluctuate?

None reported: I am unaware of any literature that confirms any clinically significant interactions between multivitamins and depakote. ...Read more

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Would there be any scenario where low vitamin d causes your blood calcium levels to rise?

Would there be any scenario where low vitamin d causes your blood calcium levels to rise?

Yes: Hypervitaminosis d is rare but potentially serious condition that occurs when you take in too much vitamin d. Excess amounts of vitamin d can cause abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood, which can affect bones, tissues, and other organs. Left untreated, this condition can lead to high blood pressure, bone loss, and kidney damage. ...Read more

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Is a blood level of 80 ng/ml of vitamin d too high?

Is a blood level of 80 ng/ml of vitamin d too high?

Vitamin D toxicity: No. Vitamin d has no known adverse effects up to levels of 100 ng/ml. Obvious signs of toxicity emerge at levels above 150 ng/ml. Signs of toxicity include: constipation; decreased appetite (anorexia); dehydration; fatigue; irritability; muscle weakness; vomiting; heart rhythm abnormalities; kidney stones; and polyuria (frequent urination). ...Read more

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Do vitamin E increase blood flow to the scalp?

No: There is no scientific evidence that vitamin e increases blood flow to your scalp. Too much vitamin e has been associated with increased rate of stroke.

Baldness is not a function of scalp blood flow. ...Read more

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Can low level of vitamin D result in low hemohlobin in blood?

Can low level of vitamin D result in low hemohlobin in blood?

Low Vitamin D: Was found to be a risk factor for anemia. REF: https://www. Vitamindcouncil. Org/health-conditions/anemia/ ...Read more