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What Is A Good Multi Vitamin For Diabetics
Most of them: There are a great variety of multi-vitamins that have the whole spectrum of b vitamins. At least 500 mg of vitamin c is a good idea and if it contains about 5-600 units of vitamin d it is also helpful. Minerals are probably not necessary, although some chromium may be helpful - but this is still controversial. Best to stay away from any vitamin e. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not only vits but...: While b vitamins may help (esp. B12 if you're deficient), many other nutrients/herbs may help more. Phosphatidylserine, acetyl-l-carnitine, bacopa, vinpocetine, ashwagandha and rhodiola are all proven to help. There are entire books on this subject. A good article is at http://www.Smart-publications.Com/articles/be-smarter-think-faster-and-protect-your-brain-with-12-smart-nutrients. See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B 12: There is a particular dementia associated to lack of vitamin b 12 which is part of all cellular membranes specially of the nervous system. If there is no low level of vit b wont help. Drs. Screen all pts. With dementia for this. In general it is recommended to ingest oils containing omega 3, like fish oil or eat tuna, salmon and fish c low in mercury for the esphyngomyeline needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin D and K and: Vitamin d is the best-known vitamin for bone health, as it is essential for calcium absorption. Most adults need 2000-5000 units a day from oct.-april, or year round if you don't spend time in the sun. Less well known but also crucial is vit. K, which makes sure calcium goes into your bones-at least 1 mg/day, up to 45 mg for osteoporosis. And minerals like calcium, magnesium, boron & strontium help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree: I would add, though, that the best sources of vitamin c are not pills, but many fruits and colorful vegetables. Taken as part of your food they are absorbed and utilized better by the body. A person eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is unlikely to need many vitamin supplements (except d), and is also likely to have healthy skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only "good" if low: Anemia from blood loss doesn't need vitamins. Anemia from acute leukemia doesn't need vitamins. Supplemental vitamins (in food or pills) are only useful if there is a vitamin deficiency. First is diagnosis (anemia) and etiology (cause). Then replacement (if needed). Anemia can be caused by iron defiency or B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency. The good/right vitamin depends on the problem. ...Read more
Vitamin B3: Vitamin b3, or niacin, is the only b vitamin that truly effects cholesterol. It reduces LDL (bad) and raises HDL (good) cholesterol. The caveat is that to be effective requires high doses (400mg +), wherein it should be considered a drug rather than just a vitamin. That's because at these high doses it can irritate the liver (liver enzyme levels should be followed) and cause muscle problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nature made multi vitamin probiotic is it good for you? And what benefits does it have versus taking a regular non probiotic vitamin?
WhoKnows;$$forSeller: The success of select single molecules from nature in helping ? certain human symptoms, rarely chronic disease has lead to wide spread beliefs that there is a nearly magical supplement for many/most human issues; mostly marketing with little relation to reality. The best source of most vitamins ; microorganisms is eating real food, hflc, not processed lchf junk sold as food. Study dietdoctor.Com. ...Read more
Consult: consult with your doctor first, someone who knows your whole healthy history. Some multivitamins contain folic acid which is not the best form to take in those with reduced enzymes that metabolize folic acid. Excess folic acid= from supplements can predispose to colon cancer. Supplements may not be as harmless as you think. COnsult with your health care professional first. Good health to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No such thing: According to the national institutes of health there are no proven anti-aging vitamins or any supplements for that matter. Your best approach is a full diet of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains, and wild salmon. Spend your money on real foods not hype. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swank diet: Historically, the swank low fat diet was thought to reduce relapses, and indeed still is used by some. Over time, fewer follow this. A pulse counting approach after meals was said to detect inflammatory foods if pulse went up and that food was eliminated. Not much followed now. Best bet: supplement vitamin d-3, 5-10, 000 units daily. ...Read more
Consider raw vegan!: I do not normally advocate a raw vegan diet, as it is somewhat extreme & hard to follow, but it might be worth a try based on the exciting work of gabriel cousins md, author of there is a cure for diabetes. See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=-o6gh6qbpfw if you try this for a month or so and get good results you can probably transition to a less extreme diet over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on diet: In the absence of known deficiency, multivitamins are unnecessary. Common deficiencies are vitanin d in people who don't get much sun exposure and vitamin B12 in vegans who don't supplement. Multivitamins are now increasingly seen as unhealthy if not needed. Check with doctor before taking any and always check label to make sure you know what you are taking. Do not take above 100% of rda. ...Read more
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