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What Kinds Of Vitamins Does A 20 Year Old Female Need
Need more info: If you are short....5 feet 3 inches or so, 115 pounds may be a fine weight. This all depends on your bone structure and body fat. If you are taller, 115 may be underweight. Vitamins don't really help with healthy weight gain: best to eat frequent, every 2-3 hours, high caloric density food. This includes high protein and healthy carbs: whole wheat bread/cereal/pasta, and reasonable fat. ...Read more
Good quality vitamin: We agree. I'm not a fan of most over the counter multivits. They have just enough of many ingredients in them to make them legal. They also base their contents on the rdas of the government, which are extremely low. Ask a nutritionist or your doc to suggest a brand. If you look on the label and many of the ingredients are several hundred % above the rda you are on the right track. Peace. ...Read more
How much of each vitamins/nutrients and water does a 20 year old woman that is 5ft3 and 135-140 pounds need daily? I don't think I'm eating well.
How many hours a week does a 20 year old have to spend in the sun, without a shirt or sunscreen, to get enough vitamin d?
~10 minutes a day: The amount of time needed to synthesize an adequate amount of vit d varies by skin type and latitude. 20-30 minutes of exposure to the arms and legs 3 times a week is usually sufficient. With the shirt off, more skin is exposed. This needs to be coupled with adequate dietary intake. If there is a concern of vit d deficiency, see your doctor. ...Read more
I am a 20 year old vegetarian. Are there any vitamin supplements I should take to account for the deficit left by not eating meat?
Perhaps: If meat is the only food you're avoiding, you should be fine. If you are vegan and not having anything from animals (like eggs, dairy, fish), you'd have to make sure to get adequate protein, and you would probably need some supplemental B12 and calcium. Make sure your diet is balanced (vegetables, fruits, protein, good fats including omega 3 fatty acids, and whole grains). ...Read more
What is the best vitamins for a 20 year old to take i can't sleep at night what's so ever and i always wake up with a stuffy nose?
Lousy diet: You have a mild form of dysautonomia. The congestion is because of changes in the control mechanisms in the lower brain that affect the balance of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Go to my blog entitled "oxygen the spark of life" the latest post is on child abuse but go to earlier posts that explain dysautonomia and its relationship with high calorie malnutrition. ...Read more
If you're an average 20 year old woman who doesn't get outside very much and has an iron deficiency, is taking 1000iU of Vitamin D safe?
Yes it is safe: But it may not be necessary, so do not waste your money unless you get checked first from a doctor who can check your Vitamin-D level in your blood which will likely be normal. But that is the best way to know if your body needs more of this vitamin or it has adequate amount for your health needs. ...Read more
What are the chances of a 19-20 year old developing skin cancer? I am on vitamin D3 1000 supplements if it helps.
No bias here: Ask at a health food store.Get a more detailed answer ›
I m 20 years old i had a very fair skin 3 years ago so i m getting dark day by day. Are there any vitamin pills or creams to be fair?
Darker skin: If you mean that you are showing brown blotches on your face, the condition may be melasma. It is due to sunlight, family history, Estrogens such as being female or birth control pills and pregnancy. You could consider trying a bleaching cream containing hydroquinone but you need to have the problem diagnosed first. ...Read more
Vit D and teeth: Vitamin D and other nutrients are important in the development of teeth. However, once the teeth are fully formed and erupted, there is no interaction and therefore no benefit to the enamel covering on teeth. However, there is continued interaction between nutrients and the bones of the body. ...Read more
I'm looking for some vitamins to take. I'm 20 years old. I see a particular one called vitafusion women daily multivitamin gummies. Can I take them?
Why? EatRealFoodBest: Selling both processed foods & vitamins are Big Business; have little to do with health, indeed lots of evidence they drive disease: Obesity, Diabetes, CVDs, Cancer. Real food has lots of vitamins, thus best source. Study: Big Fat Lies, MGovern's Report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, The Men Who Made Us Fat, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NuSI.org, FatChance.html, Robert Lustig, DietDoctor.com. ...Read more
I'm 20 having continuous random twitching all over body for the last 1-2 months am I fine? Sleep schedule is kinda messed, some anxiety and I take vitamins but nothing? I'm 20 years old.
I think you hit on it yourself. If your sleep schedule is erratic it is not too surprising that you are having these physical symptoms. Of course getting back on a regular schedule is the key. However, if not, you can try a few "tricks". Spend only sleep time in your bedroom, avoid stimulants (coffee) near bedtime (this may be part of the problem if you're trying to stay awake), etc.
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I have acne and dark circles ...i am 20 years old girl .. I want to use kojic acid from vitamins company USA .. would that be safe ??
I wouldn't: If you use a depigmenting cream (and this stuff isn't a vitamin), you risk disfiguring yourself. It probably won't touch the dark circles. You need to manage your acne like the adult that you now are. You can do it. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician can give you prescription-strength Rx to add. Be mature and discerning. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi there my name z israh n i'm twenty years old I have a defficiency of vitamin d and get terrible muscle pain i also want to know how to gain weight?
What kind of vitamins should a 15 year old be taking? What kind of vitamins should a 15 year old female be taking?
Most adolescents who eat well balanced meals do not necessarily need a multivitamins. Fresh fruits and vegetables offer ample vitamins and minerals.
Many young women and adolescents don't have enough calcium in their diet. It is a good to take calcium supplements (fortified with vitamin d) - such as regular tums, calcium pills or calcium chews. The current recommended daily dose is 1000 to 1500 mg of calcium with vitamin d per day, divided into at least two doses, in addition to other food rich in calcium such as dairy products. ...Read more
What kind of vitamins should a 21 year old female take ? I'm tired and weak all the time. I had heavy bleeding for the last 3 months (i fixed that)
Need Medical Exam: You need medical evaluation, not necessarily vitamins. Fatigue could be from anemia and many other conditions. See doctor soon. In the event that you are healthy and just tired, prenatal vitamins can be a good start. You don't have to be pregnant to take them. Many women use them as a regular daily supplement. ...Read more
I m 20 yr old. In my blood test, vitamin D3 ( 25 oh) is 9.3 ng/ml... Is this bad, how much? How should I treat it? What I have to do?
You need lots of D: A vitamin d level should be 30 at a minimum and ideally over 40. Generally for levels such as yours, a prescription strength vitamin d is needed. ...Read more
I m 20 yr old and from india. Can deficiency of vitamin B12 & D3 cause seizures? And how to treat with deficiency of vitamins?
No: It is extremely unlikely that you could type a question or navigate an internet medicine app if you had B12 deficiency severe enough to provoke seizures. B12 supplementation is easy--eat animal protein at least once a day, or take a multivitamin daily. The multivitamin would also likely meet your vit d daily requirement; if not, work with your doctor to correct this deficiency. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi im 21 years old , im a female and I would like to know what kind of vitamins do I need to take everyday!? Thank's
PNV: If you eat healthy and avoid junk food, soda, and fast food, you don't need to take any vitamins except maybe prenatal vitamins (any brand). If you are vegetarian (better), you really don't need any vitamins except possibly prenatal (although you'll be getting enough folate). If you are vegan, the only vitamin that you definitely need to take is B12 supplements. ...Read more
As long as children eat a good variety of foods, vitamins are not required. If a child has poor food variety, give a multivitamin. If missing good milk intake, make sure it has vitamin d and calcium. If they are not eating iron rich foods like red meat and green leafy vegetables make sure vitamin has iron.
Some studies suggest children may benefit from extra fatty acids like fish oils. ...Read more
I'm a 19 year old male and was wondering if it would be helpful to take a daily vitamin of any kind and if so what is suggested?
Vitamins: Eating properly can take the place of vitamins. Save your money and put it to better use. ...Read more
Yes but: Unless you have a vitamin deficiency I am uncertain they will change things musch.Since you may be styaing out of the sun you may be gettign a vitamin d insufficiency and this needs to be corrected. Ask your physician if you are low in vitamin d. I general vitamin can also be helpful. ...Read more
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