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What Is The Composition Of B Complex Forte By Pfizer
What is the composition of oresol recommended by who and what is the rationale behind each component?
Is the absorption of vitamin D3 guaranteed when taken as a supplement? What brand of vitamin D3 is best in the market?
Vit D3 Well-Absorbed: Nothing is guaranteed. But I think you can feel comfortable that you are absorbing your Vitamin D3. I believe most brands are acceptable, but the best-tested brand is Bio-Tech. Bio-Tech D3 is the form that has been used in most of the major clinical studies. I recommend that D3 levels be maintained in the 60-70 ng/dl range. Usual dose to be in that range is 5-7,000 IU per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Raw veg & fruit: Please forgive a maybe-flippant answer. If someone has told you that cooked food is harmful for you, or is somehow unspiritual, or that there is something magic about vitamins from a source that is uncooked, then you've been deceived. If you like a mix of raw fruits and vegetables as much as i do, then enjoy them often and you'll have no reason to worry about getting sufficient b-vitamins. ...Read more
Lowers chol + TG: Niacin lowers cholesterol, raises the "good" HDL and lowers triglycerides - but at much higher doses than 250. You need to get up to 1500 mg/day or more to see much effect. The downside is that it can cause flushing and raise both sugar (not good if you are diabetic) and uric acid (not good if you are prone to gout.). ...Read more
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
Is it true that huge doses of vitamin B12 inhibit the levels of other b vitamins? (source:the web)
No: Someone writing on the internet can put out any silly fantasy and make money doing it, as they appear very learned and caring. This one's just not true. Unlike these people, the scientific physicians in our community and on healthtap are bound by law to tell the truth. ...Read more
Calcium: Depending on your diet, you may or may not need supplemental calcium. You can get a lot from leafy greens, tofu, yogurt, cheese, milk, sardines, salmon, etc. http://tinyurl.com/d8bvfbn around 900-1200 milligrams of calcium per day are enough. If you aren't getting this much in your food, calcium citrate is better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Use a product that also has vit d and vit k2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin B complex: This is a dietary supplement composed of eight b vitamins (b1, b2, b3, b5, b6, b7, b12, and folic acid). B vitamins are important in producing energy and forming red blood cells. A deficiency in B12 vitamin could cause vitamin b deficiency anemia. B complex supplements can help in a variety of health conditions such as skin problems, anxiety, depression, and premenstrual syndrome. ...Read more
How come a multivitamin is the same size of an individual vitamin? In other words, how come my multivitamin, which contains all sorts of vitamins, is the same size as just a vitamin c?
Manufacturer profits: Dietary supplement manufacturers are not required to prove their miraculous claims, much less the safety of their products. All they have to do is promise you the world so that they can take your money. There aren't any peer reviewed published randomized controlled trials demonstrating benefit in large populations. Stick to real food, healthy food. Don't forget regular exercise. ...Read more
Options: Hepatitis b treatment is complex and is dependent on several variables. Sometimes no medication is recommended. Other times medications are needed. In rare cases transplantation of the liver is required. Hepatitis a is usually a short illness that requires no treatment. Hepatitis c treatment is similar to b in that there are different treatment options. ...Read more
Hello, Is it safe to consume a whey protein which contains 2.5 g of Creatine Monohydrate per serve, and what is the perfect dose ?
Depends: Look for USP or consumerlabs certification for quality. Choose d3. However, before supplementing make sure you need it. Ask your doctor to check your blood levels. Don't supplement if you don't need something. Waste of money and may be harmful. ...Read more
Not a D source: Oranges are not a vitamin d source. Some orange juices are fortified with a little vitamin d, but since orange juice is a fat free food, unless the you drink it with a meal containing some fat, your body can't use it. Vitamin d is a fat soluble vitamin. This means that it is absorbed by your body with fat, and if there is no fat intake with the vitamin, it won't be absorbed at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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