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Vitamins To Increase Blood Oxygen Level
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
They say...: Gingko helps with this but.. I think many studies ahve been done and none show any measureable result. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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 http://tinyurl.com/mkjempg & http://tinyurl.com/l49p4rg ...Read more
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
High B12: Usually taking too much. Sometimes liver disease. ...Read more
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