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What Is Vitamin B16 Used For
What is the most preferred (safe and effective) prescription drug for treating migraines during pregnancy?
Prescription?: If your question is which prescription medication for migraine is safest as opposed to which medication is safest then the answer is "none." All prescription medications typically used for migraines are categorized as either C, D, or X during pregnancy. If you would like to contact me for more information send me a message through www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dose varies: Omega 3 fish oi doses vary depending on why you are taking it, but for general use i recommend about 1000 mg of dha/epa daily...Look at the components on the label and the amount of dha +epa should equal around 1000mg. I think they are a great supplement for most of us. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Phosphorus use: I admire your interest for Health. As per information drawn from standard homeopathic material medicas, in Homeopathy, Phosphorus is used for Pharyngitis Bronchitis Asthma Pneumonia Increased tendency to bleed and bruise Food intolerances Chronic fatigue syndrome Hepatitis Arthritis and Anxiety ...Read more
Vitamin K overdose: There is no toxicity risk from eating vitamin k-rich foods. Vitamin supplements containing vitamin k1 and vitamin k2 are also safe even in high amounts when taken orally. However, vitamin k3, also known as menadione, can be cause cell damage that leads to liver toxicity, hemolytic anemia, and jaundice. There is no good information on treatment of vitamin k overdose. ...Read more
Opinion divided : Conflicting information about this. In my practice I do nutritional lab testing to see if my patients need supplementation. ...Read more
Many things: Vitamin b6 in it's activated formed call pyridoxal-5-phosphate (p5p) is the cofactor in many biochemical pathways in the body involved in production of neurotransmitters (that affect mood, etc, ), histamine (involved in allergy), hemoglobin (red blood cells) and proteins involved in methylation and regulation of our genes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Please clarify: Your question is a bit vague & thus hard to answer. Need for vitamins will vary based on one's health, age, sex & diet. While there is no substitute for a healthy diet, wise use of supplements may improve immune function & help prevent heart disease, cancer, birth defects etc. I believe every adult should take about 5000 u of vit d during fall & winter. A good quality multivit. Will benefit many. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Many good ones but..: There are many good prenatal vitamins. One of the most important ingredients is folic acid, proven to prevent neural tube defects, but I have become aware of research suggesting that synthetic Folic Acid may increase breast cancer risk. Safest choice may be one that provides the natural 5-mthf form of folate such as basic prenatal by thorne research and prenatal pro by designs for health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. ...Read more
None: Eating more calories than you burn off causes weight gain. Eating fewer calories than you burn off causes weight loss. It's really that simple. The hard part, which takes a lot more discussion than this forum allows, is gaining or losing weight in a healthy fashion. That can be quite hard, can involve changing habits and changing life styles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin : For a young healthy person, simply eating a healthy diet rich in leafy green vegetables, red and orange vegetables, some fish is sufficient. One might consider a multivitamin, but this is probably not necessary if you are eating right. Green veggies are rich in lutein and orange veggies have lots of beta carotene in them. Both compounds are good for eyes. ...Read more
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