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What Do Prenatal Vitamins Help With
Are just vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are just vitamins. If a woman is in good health with good nutrition, the added vitamins from prenatal vitamins are not noticeable to her body. The vitamins don't help a person get pregnant. The Folic Acid in the prenatal vitamins does help decrease the chance of a certain type of birth defect. ...Read more
What to do if i mixed prenatal vitamins in my shampoo and conditioner to do the same thing with the prenatal vitamins?
Not too helpful: Absorption may be hindered by shampooing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wrong reason...: Prenatal vitamins do not help women conceive, if such women are already healthy and not malnourished. That means normal healthy women conceive the same way with or without prenatal vitamins. Reasons for taking them include helping prevent spinal birth defects, helping prevent anemia in pregnant women, and supplying some vitamins women might not eat enough from food (especially if they vomit much). ...Read more
See below: Since rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease, one needs to avoid supplements (like echinacea) that stimulate the immune system for they will exacerbate the ra. Vitamin d3 seems to be beneficial as are a number of anti-inflammatory supplements like omega-3's, green tea extract (egcg), turmeric, quercitin. Foods high in antioxidants help; red meat does not. Discuss these with doc b4 taking. ...Read more
Look at ingredients: Avoid artificial colors, all will have 800 to 1, 000 mg of Folic Acid but the ones that have methyl folate (folic acid) help persons who metabolize folate (folic acid) differently. Also methyl cobalamine is the best b-12. Dha 200 mg a day is good for brain development. Vit d levels vary and the need for vit d varies . People experiencing more stress breakdown vit d. Taking additional vit d may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Vitamins don't boost metabolism! period. I know the ads say they do, but it's simply not true. ...Read more
Should I take prenatal vitamins before/while we are trying to get pregnant? Which prenatal vitamins do you recommend?
Healthy diet: I recommend a healthy diet with adequate protein, calories and calcium. Be sure to get enough folic acid (in most bread and cereal products) or take a folic acid supplement. You can always take a multivitamin, but focusing on a healthy diet will be better for you and your baby in the long run. ...Read more
None: None have any benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Serious Rx: Forget vitamins and eat sensibly, but diet's not the key. Try topical benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate, and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. Acne can be managed until it self-cures with time. Best wishes. ...Read more
Biotin: A critical supplement which can be found in supermarkets and in health food stores is biotin. It is known to promote both healthy hair and nail growth. Take 2-5mg of biotin daily and over the course of a few months, you will be impressed with the results. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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