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What Is Iron Called In Vitamins
Nutrients in plants: A large body of research shows benefits of eating fruits & vegetables; a main reason is the presence of phytonutrients such as carotenoids, lycopene, anthocyanins, astaxanthin, lutein etc. Small amounts of some of these are added to some multivitamins but this is not a substitute for getting them from your diet. Another good source is superfood powders like orac energy greens & vitamineral green. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DHA: Dha is deocosahexalroic acid and is nutrient found in the omega 3 complex of fatty acids. This is a very important nutrient for health especially for the mother and fetus, and often is a deficient in the human diet. Dha is added to prenatal vitamins in order to prevent or treat deficiencies of dha. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Necessarily: The water-soluble vitamins (B complex vitamins and vitamin C) are freely excreted in the urine IF there are excessive amounts in the body. So if you eat foods that are rich in Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, (folic acid) biotin, pantothenic acid and C, and your body has enough for that day, then the EXTRA will be flushed down the toilet. ...Read more
Polysaccharide-iron: There are many iron supplement preparations in the market today. Each manufacturer will expound there product is better than the others. Evidence-based data from large clinical trials show that ferrous salt preparations are equally tolerable. Controlled- release iron tablets cause less nausea and epigraphic pain but are more expensive. Fewer discontinuation rates in polysaccharide iron complexes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are several: lecithin is one. Various oils such as those from seafood (shrimp and scallops are uniquely good for this as well as the more usual oily fish salmon and tuna). http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=50 ...Read more
I know that iron pills in SCD are useless because of rapid RBC death but what about the trait? Is iron helpful in iron def. anemia with SCT?
Production,destructi: Think of a 2 part system; one side produces something and one side destroys same thing. In SC disease the person has a hemoglobin which has enough iron but the RBC is not flexible enough so it is destroyed more readily by the body. It is not a problem with too little being made (iron deficiency) but a problem with excess destruction. ...Read more
Organic: Also consider that the organic grown versions of those same foods will tend to be richer in magnesium. Our soils are magnesium depleted and have been for over 50 years. Conventionally grown (non-organic) food does not have as good nutrients as organic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Obviously by not eating foods that contain it. ...Read more
Can some please tell me what ingredients is in neo-cytamen.. also is there iron in that injection.I'm B12 deficiency.i get injections from my nurse?
No intrinsic factor: B12 in the diet usually binds to intrinsic factor in the stomach and then gets absorbed by the small bowel. In pernicious anemia, there is low or no intrinsic factor being made by the stomach cells. As a result, there is gradual deficit of B12 stores and eventaully as all the B12 is gone the new red blood cell production is affected. ...Read more
Is it true that a calcium supplement reduces the absorption of some vitamins and minerals (like in a multivitamin for example)? If so which ones?
Possibly: Yes it is true that calcium can affect absorption of some vitamins but also calcium often isn't that easily absorbed either. Remember, a lot depends on whether you are taking supplements on an empty stomach or not. Actually, it is better to take vitamins after a decent meal as the proteins and fats in food will aid in absorption of supplements and vitamins. ...Read more
Healthy: Sources of iron - egg yolks, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You say whole grain is healthy how is that true if it contain phaytic acid which is antinutrient and cause iron and calcuim defeciency?
Phytic acid: Despite a lot of hype on the Internet and in Paleo diet books, there is no evidence that phytates in the diets cause any mineral deficiencies except in extreme circumstances such as a third world diet or strictly-limited vegetarianism. "Soaking" foods to decrease Phytic acid is most likely a waste of time. Good luck. ...Read more
Why is phenylketonuria not called phenylalanemia instead? Is it related to ketone bodies in any way?
Tradition: The original testing involved the detection of phenyl ketones in the urine, which are still part of the disease.Simple chemical reagents could permit detection in a simple office setting, rather than a specialized lab.A urine screening done on a kid with unexplained developmental delay, blond hair and seizures would lead to blood testing for PKU.There was a time before modern screening. ...Read more
Hair is 97% protein…: ; 3% omega-3 fatty acids. Zinc, iron, ; copper are essential to healthy hair as are vitamins a (beta carotene), b5 (pantothenic acid), biotin, c, d, ; e. So well-balanced diet with adequate protein, vitamins, ; minerals are needed for healthy hair. Avoid smoking; get adequate sleep; if still problems, have doc check for hormonal issues. Webmd.Com/beauty/hair-styling/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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