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What is a good multi vitamin for diabetics?

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 more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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My 13y daughter is type 1 diabetic .What deficiencies follow with having type 1 dm?By giving her daily multivitamin cover any vitamin deficiencies ?

My 13y daughter is type 1 diabetic .What deficiencies follow with having type 1 dm?By giving her daily multivitamin cover any vitamin deficiencies ?

B12, D, E, Magnesium: These (vitamins b12, d, e and magnesium) are often deficient in diabetic patients. Your daughter needs to be in the care of a diabetes specialist and you can ask about how to address nutrition issues - do not just give otc vitamins on your own. The disease is complicated and your daughter, you and a medical team need to all work together to maintain control of it. See link in comments and best! ...Read more

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Is it really the case that taking a good multi-vitamin can help cure acne?

No, but...: I'm among a minority of physicians who believe it's wise for everyone to take a cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement daily, because of the way our world is. You'll also do well to get with a scientific physician; acne can be treated effectively, usually at little cost, and the medicines (vitamin a analogues, antibiotics) are mother nature's gifts. ...Read more

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What's a good multi-vitamin for a 23-yr old female?

What's a good multi-vitamin for a 23-yr old female?

Depends: The most important thing is too eat well and get 7-9 fruits/veggies per day, stay away from processed foods. Good brands are physician grade products since 50% of the over the counter products are junk. Try douglas labs, metagenics, pure encapsulations; they have vegan ones, capsules and tablets. Use one with iron for menses and one w/greens to alkalanize the body. ...Read more

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Any suggestion on a good multi vitamin and a fish oil...32 male. A bit high on tryglicirides 250 range...

Any suggestion on a good multi vitamin and a fish oil...32 male. A bit high on tryglicirides 250 range...

My advice: Don't contribute to decimating the world's saltwater fish populations. Restrict fat in your diet, take fenofibrate, or take niacin. ...Read more

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I'm just starting menopause and seem to be loosing hair. Help! i take a good vitamin for hair, skin and nails and a good multi vitamin as well.

I'm just starting menopause and seem to be loosing hair.  Help!  i take a good vitamin for hair, skin and nails and a good multi vitamin as well.

Possibly menopause: Hair loss is common during menopause. Vitamins will not prevent it. Loss of hair can also be due to other things like hypothyroidism. You should see your doctor if you are concerned about it. ...Read more

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Nature made multi vitamin probiotic is it good for you? And what benefits does it have versus taking a regular non probiotic vitamin?

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

Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more