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What is vitamin h used for?

What is vitamin h used for?

Vitamin H (Biotin): Biotin is also known as Vit H or Coenzyme R
It is water soluble B vitamin B7 ...Read more

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Vitamin h what's it used for?

Vitamin h what's it used for?

Vitamin H: Is biotin, one of the b complex vitamins. Very simply it aids in the conversion of carbohydrates to the body's main energy source, glucose. The b complex vitamins assist in metabolism of fats, and proteins also and help promote healthy skin, eyes, central nervous system. ...Read more

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Should you take daily vitamins other than a multi-v?

Should you take daily vitamins other than a multi-v?

Opinion divided: Conflicting information about this. In my practice I do nutritional lab testing to see if my patients need supplementation. ...Read more

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Are there new techniques used in assesing nutritional status, or vitamin analysis?

Are there new techniques used in assesing nutritional status, or vitamin analysis?

Yes: But they need to be developed. Red cell Transketolase activity evaluates for vitamin B1 but is available only at a rare laboratory. The trouble is that vitamin therapy has not yet gained the attention of the majority of physicians. ...Read more

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What is vitamin B6 used for?

What is vitamin B6 used for?

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 more

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What is the vitamin niacin b 250mg commonly used for?

What is the vitamin niacin b 250mg commonly used for?

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

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What is vitamin i?

No such thing but...: There is no such thing as "vitamin i" but a quick internet search tells me it is "urban slang for ibuprofen, " an anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical sold as advil and motrin. Obviously Ibuprofen is not an actual vitamin. ...Read more

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My D3 vitamin is 16/1is good?

My D3 vitamin is 16/1is good?

Low: Deficiency is less than 20, 20-29 is insufficiency and 30 to 80 is optimal. Your PCP may place on Vit D supplements ...Read more

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How to get more of each vitamin?

How to get more of each vitamin?

Which vitamins?: The best way to get vitamins is by eating fruits and vegetables of many colors. Multiple vitamins are also an option. Are there specific vitamins you are interested in? ...Read more

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How can I take vitamin correctly?

How can I take vitamin correctly?

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 more

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Should kids take a daily vitamin?

Should kids take a daily vitamin?

Good balanced diet: A good nutritious diet is best. No need to supplement with vitamins. Vitamin D 400 IU a day for newborns under 1 yrs is what AAP recommends daily. ...Read more

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What is a good vitamin for memory?

What is a good vitamin for memory?

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 more

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How do I choose a pre-natal vitamin?

How do I choose a pre-natal vitamin?

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 more

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What vitamin can help to gain weight?

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 more

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What is a best vitamin for dizzyness?

What is a best vitamin for dizzyness?

None.: There is no good vitamin for 'dizzy" there is no bad vitamin either. Best to find out why you are dizzy and treat it specifically. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin combination?

What is the best vitamin combination?

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

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What is the best vitamin for eyesight?

What is the best vitamin for eyesight?

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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What's the best vitamin for men. I'm 28.

What's the best vitamin for men. I'm 28.

A good Quality: Multivitamin with trace minerals. If you eat red meat, your iron is level is probably ok. If you don't eat red meat you might want to add an iron supplement. I also tell my patients to take 3-5, 000 iu of vitamin d between sept, and april. ...Read more

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