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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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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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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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 http://tinyurl.com/mkjempg & http://tinyurl.com/l49p4rg ...Read more

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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