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What Kind Of Water Soluble Vitamin Should I Take For Arthritis
I am allergic to shellfish and need to take a calcium supplement. What kind of supplement is safe for me?
I drink a 11.5 Oz of v8 daily, can I still safely take a multi vitamin that has vitamin A in it, just don't want to overdose on vitamin A. Thank you.
V8 has NO Vit A: V8 does not contain any vitamin A. Zero. Vit. A only comes from animal foods. V8 does have beta carotene, which our bodies convert to Vit A if needed, but there is no toxic dose of beta carotene. So drink all the V8 you want, and continue your multivitamin. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=106 ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm currently taking a zinc supplement of 50 mg. I also take a multiple vitamin which has 20 mg of zinc. am I taking too much zinc?
Why take it?: Unless we know why you are taking these medicines, it is hard to give you good advice. If you insist on taking it, Vitamin -C is pretty harmless. Most folks use 500mg (1 Tablet) daily. ...Read more
Hello doc . Can I take vitamin E for good skin n hair ? If yes what would be the IU per day needed and what brand? Thanks
I.M a trainner and i train a lot i don't take any kind of supplements just i take l carnitin liquid. What is the side effects, ?.Its safe for the heart
No side effects: I train 5 times a week. Trainer in the past. Drink a lotof water. Your body produce enough carnitine from your nutrition( red meat, fish, poultry and milk). Play a critical role for energy production at mitochondrial level. I have not seen scientific evidence proven extra carnitine, directly or indirectly, support increase muscle mass. Use acetyl l carnitine if you still want to use it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! I would like to know if taking a daily amount of vitamins implicates any risk for my health! and what if I take to much? Thanks!
I'm pregnant soon 5 weeks wondering what kind of parantal vitamins I should use and which is better vitamins or the gummy vitamins?
All are fine: Everyone had their favorite but they are all very similar. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 40 mg zinc supplement in addition to my multivitamin. My chiropractor recommended it. I also know I get some zinc in vitamin water. Total cereal and other things.?
I am taking a vitamin b complex supplement daily, can I take a daily multi vitamin in addition to that and if so what would you recommend i take?
Yes: While b complex is often helpful, it doesn't have the many other essential nutrients found in a multivit. As long as the total amount of b6 in both supplements doesn't exceed 200 mg (which is unlikely) it's safe to take both, though it may not be necessary to take an extra b complex if you get a good multivitamin. There are many good brands- see http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 any in the top 30 are great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Centrum Silver and Zyflamend for inflammation. A chiropractor mentioned importance of mineral supplementation and hydration. If calcium is bad if I get in food, what can I add to centrum?
Vitamin Supplements: A diet that consists of at least 50% fruits and vegetables, good essential fats, and good quality meat is essential for good health. I personally don't recommend Centrum because I think they have poor quality vitamins, unwanted binders, fillers, and preservatives. I like a MVI (multivitamin) from www.mdprescriptives.com called Essentials 5:1. It is only doctor referred so cannot get this at local store. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B12 is safe: Any amount of b 12 is safe since excess is eliminated-but more than contained in a prenatal vitamin is wasted some iron is advisable and again any amount is safe since only a small portion is absorbed. A practical dose for most patients is the usual prenatal vitamin once daily and one additional iron pill after a later meal. ...Read more
What are well tolerated forms of vitamin d and what are some tips on how to best take it? I get bodyaches with calciferol.
Smaller doses, D3: Vitamin d, in usual doses, should not cause much by way of muscle pain unless you have an underlying metabolic disease. Sometimes it is better tolerated when taken daily and somewhat smaller doses, rather than once a week in 50, 000 units. Naturally derived forms of vitamin d3 can also cause less distress. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if i take a multi-vitamin and minerals supplement daily, is there any point in my eating a peach and apricot?
Food is better: There is overall agreement that it's much better to eat real food than to try getting the same nutrients in supplements. People have been eating fruit for thousands of years and benefitting from their nutrients, some of which aren't included in supplements. Besides, food tastes better. ...Read more
Are vitamin supplements really worth take or do u obtain enough natural vitamins from food? I get the cold a lot and would vitamin tabs prevent it?
Food and vitamins: To get sufficient vitamins from diet, a person needs balance and variety: meats, eggs, dairy, fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, juices. And processed refined foods are not vitamin rich. And, many foods are showing less vitamin content because soils are deficient. So, yes, the best carefully selected regular wide variety diet can provide all vitamins, but is a challenge. Add a high quality VIT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not helpful: Vitamins not for acne as a general rule. Vitamins are designed to be used to replace things that are not present in your diet or you don't get normally. In the us and most developed countries vitamins provide a nice yellow color to your urine and are excreted. Nutraceutical industry is bigger than pharmaceutical industry and don't require scientific proof to advertise. Save money eat healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
500-1000 mg: Interesting question- i searched for a good answer and while there is universal agreement that vit c significantly increases iron absorption, i couldn't find much info on dose except this study that found the more c one took up to 1000 mg the better the absorption: see http://ajcn.Nutrition.Org/content/30/2/235.Abstract 14 mg is a low dose. Men should not take iron if not deficient- see comment:. ...Read more
I am a MS patient. Can i consume OTC vitamin d pills which u get in bj's and in what measure should I take them?
Good question: Vitamin d is very important in ms and indeed those with higher levels do substantially better. Most of my pts take 5000-10000 units of d-3 daily, in divided doses, and we aim for oh-vit d-3 levels of approximately 50-60. It is in addition to baseline disease meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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