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Vitamins To Relax Muscles
Probably B12, but: B12 is thought to improve muscle spasm and is widely used for that purpose in complementary medicine. However, a common cause of myospasm is potassium deficiency, from sweating, heat exposure and vomiting or diarrhea. Potassium supplementation is very effective in treating myospasm. Also Magnesium is an excellent muscle relaxer, esp magnesium threonate which is absorbed best of all orals. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
All and nothing: Muscle may exceed even brain in its metabolic rate, especially when exercising, and requires an adequate amount of many of the important vitamins, even vitamin d (which we used to think had more limited functions and which is the one most likely to be deficient.) if you're adequately nourished (a cheap vitamin-mineral pill daily is plenty), no supplement will further build muscle. ...Read more
Be careful: Don't focus on vitamin supplementation. Your best bet is to get optimal nutrition from what you eat. Your nutritional and respective vitamin/mineral needs may increase as your increase your physical activity levels and metabolic activity increases. But gaining muscle mass, comes from healthy eating and appropriate exercise/resistance training. Supplementation is secondary. ...Read more
No: B12 does not inhibit muscle growth, in fact it's a natural part of our body. It is essential in making dna, the genetic material in all living cells, and is involved in cellular metabolism. B12 lowers homocysteine levels, a protein that has been associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and dementia. Adding B12 injections should increase your energy level and improve your mood! ...Read more
What is the best recommended vitamin that helps support muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve conduct?
I don't know: I am not sure that it has been proven that nutrients are good. There are many in the market and many claim miracles and good results. Look at the reports of those results, I don t thing you will find that asnwer there. ...Read more
If you are eating a mixed diet you do not need supplements.
For 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. ...Read more
I'm 20yr male 145lb 69in. Should I be taking multi glandular vitamins. I am skinny and trying to gain muscle as well as good health.
What are some vitamins that will help muscle growth and recovery for someone who works out a lot? (besides protein which I get plenty)
Probably just you're working out a lot... But...
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/402936-what-is-a-vitamin-deficiency-that-causes-muscle-aches-tiredness/
given this, I would either rest a bit or try a vitamin supplement for a couple weeks, b/c it is easy. If the symptoms persist then I suggest you get checked out for some of the rarer issues. ...Read more
There is no single diet that is best for everyone, as we are all genetically unique & thus nutrient needs vary. However, almost everyone will benefit from a diet based primarily on organic fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts & seeds with avoidance of fried, highly processed & genetically-modified foods. A basic template for a healthy diet is at www. Drfuhrman. Com/library /foodpyramid. Aspx
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Blood test result was 37 for Vitamin D. Took an injection in the muscle of 1000. How effective is it? How often is it needed? What’s the alternative??
Trivial. ~50, 000 IU: Weekly commonly works for goal upper normal Vit. D3, e.g. 80-90 ng/mL (bottom 2% population 30 ng/mL, top 2% 100 ng/mL). PCOS is a classic complication of LFHC foods. Go HFLC, optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c, systolic BP, don't smoke, etc. To reverse PCOS & many medical problems. Study: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW https://goo. Gl/SYJzWh https://goo. Gl/fgx4Ms https://goo. Gl/D5GjoN http://goo. Gl/JH8XBX. ...Read more
My bones and muscle are becoming so weak and I am just 21 yrs old. Do I have to take any medicine or vitamin for this?
Too young to have I:
You did not provide enough information
Are there any other medical condition you have?
The best advise first see your doctor for a thorogh exam and physical and all base work up to determine if you have this or not and then go further accordingly ...Read more
What is the most effective type of magnesium supplement for muscle tension? There are many variations at every health and vitamin store!
Listen to your body: Topical magnesium oil is generally well absorbed but can be irritating to skin. The Amino Acid taurine together with magnesium, potassium combination with b-6 enhances the uptake of magnesium from GI tract. Good stomach acid is necessary. Sufficient vit d3 is necessary. Stress of all kinds increase magnesium losses. ...Read more
I do bjj 4 times a week and box once a week, do I need supplements and vitamins? My objective is not to build muscle, but for the sports.
Very Unlikely: Vitamins (plentiful in all kinds of foods ; thus humans have not maintained every gene needed to make each from scratch), needed in only trace amounts as helper molecules for complex protein enzymes our cells make, have been promoted as big business. This enables selling molecules extracted from food waste to increase money stream. Unless specific deficiency additional intake rarely beneficial. ...Read more
My CPK levels reach 4, 000, come down without medication and I only take vitamins. My muscle biopsy questioned some granulomatous activity.?
Are generally accurate and the pathologist may provide more information about the nature of granulomas. Muscle CPK is cpk-3 and this site has information about elevated cpk.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003504.htm. ...Read more
Why would the "temporlis muscle" twitch on both sides of my head everyday all day, I don't feel stressed worried, I take a men's one a day vitamin,?
I have muscle spasms and twitches all over? Normal emg/ncv normal normal vitamin levels. Not sure why I have these all over. Anyone able to help out?
Hydration: Sometimes, an increase of fluids, will help tremendously. Try to hydrate as much as you can before and after exercise and through out the day. Any product that contains h20 with electrolytes will help and of course 2 lts of h20 will go a long way. Try to sleep at least 8 hrs and relax, avoid stress. ...Read more
Can low vitamin d cause bad muscle cramping? Or could it be from the large doses I have to take? 5, 000 ui
No: 5000 units is a pretty standard replacement dose. ...Read more
My vitamin d is 20. Can that be the cause of my muscle twitching? They twitch several times a day sometimes more
Not vitamin D: The mildly low vitamin d level is not a cause. See a neurologist to look to other causes. ...Read more
Lack of vitamin d can cause pain I back muscles? And is there some medicine that can increase vitamim d in the body?
Take Vitamin D: Vit d deficiency is very common ; chronic back pain is a common symptom. The best way to increase d is exposure to mid-day sun on bare skin but in most of the us it is impossible to get adequate d from sun in fall ; winter. At that time the best option is to take vit d3; most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels. See http://bit. Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit. Ly/1dc7vna ; http://bit. Ly/1fnt3ox. ...Read more
Vitamin D3 supplements give me muscle fatigue so I stopped taking them, but levels are low. Not sure what else to try?
Vit D: Discuss with your Dr. Maybe different Vit D tab? ...Read more
I work out 2hr daily, recently benn having muscle pain, people had told me that I need a supplement., which vitamin will help.?
Muscle pain: Pain is the body's way of telling us not to do something. Try hydration but overuse is a possibility too. Sometimes backing off is the right thing to do. I had the same 'problem' with my son - a very high level swimmer (olympic trial cut) he always thought more was better. Sometimes it is not. ...Read more
How can a person with guillain barre strength their muscles if unable to walk yet? Are there any specific vitamins I should be taking?
Yes: General health and nerve health can enhanced by a balanced diet with multivitamin and minerals. Guillain barre syndrome probably meant you were in bed a long time. Add vitamin d 2000u (or higher if blood levels dictate) to support your bone health while you attend therapies. Good luck in your recovery. ...Read more
I'm looking to increase testosterone for better muscle gains. How much vitamin d would be needed daily to help boost increase testosterone?
Not effective.: Vitamin d is not known to increase testoterone. ...Read more
Yes: There are different b vitamins, and most are necessary for normal function of our nervous system and other structures. ...Read more
My vitamin d tested @30. Can this cause muscle fatigue? Started 5000iu of vit. D, how long before feel affects?
Vitamin D Level: Muscle fatigue among a host of other health related issues, may occur with low d levels. Keep in mind that vitamin d should be in an oil base when taken. Also be aware that you only absorb ~35% of an oral dose. Most efficient route is sub-lingual. ...Read more
Do I really need to take vitamin D if my level is 29, and if so, then how much? It is barely low. I have muscle twitching and tingling, too.
Optimal level 50-80:
While 29 is just below the "normal range" the optimal range is 50-80. Taking D to raise your levels may not necessarily help you feel better but evidence suggests a higher level reduces risk of cancer, heart disease & autoimmune disease.See http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer &
Having normal iron, B12 & D doesn't mean you have no vitamin deficiencies. See http://tinyurl. Com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more