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What Multivitamins Are Absorbed Best In The Body
Depends: Many things can cause malabsorption, including: gastric bypass surgery, celiac disease, non-celiac wheat sensitivity, genetic differences in certain transporters, hypothyroidism causing insufficient gastric acid, other problems causing insufficient gastric acid, intestinal dysbiosis, etc. ...Read more
First you need to-: -evaluate your daily intake. You need 50gms baseline, supplement only if on a good weight training program. After you figure out what you get from diet, then you may supplement right after a heavy workout. Whey protein supplements are what I use during & most of it afterwards. Sups along will do no good. ...Read more
Vitamin & the Gut: I presume you have a problem taking the b-vitamins. In some patients with molecular issues in the gut, they will often experience nausea and such. These individuals should perform tests for GI dyfunction, leaky gut, etc. One suggestion to getting a good source of b vitamins is to take living "friendly" bacteria aka probiotics. Good bacteria produce b-vitamins as well as vitamin k. ...Read more
Vitamins, minerals &: Ginger contains at least 477 different chemicals(!) including trace levels of vitamins including c, b3, 5, 6, 9 & k, minerals like potassium, magnesium & zinc & Amino Acids like aspartate, but it is a trivial source of most nutrients & its main health benefits come from unique compounds like gingerols & gingediols with medicinal effects. See www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=72. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Where can I buy vitamins name glutathione? What are the benefits of it and is it the best vitamins for skin?
Antioxidant: Raising glutathione levels through direct supplementation of glutathione is difficult. Research suggests that glutathione taken orally is not well absorbed across the gastrointestinal tract. If you really want to buy some, you can get it at whole foods stores, vitamin stores or over the internet. ...Read more
What are the good benefits of l-carnitine redox fat in my body? Is it safe? What is the best time to take? What are the side effects? And bad effects?
Not really known: That sounds like an advertised product with claims of helping muscles, athletics, or overall health. One should ask her doctor if the product is a real medication, approved by the fda for treating anything. If the product is not a real medicine that has undergone years of testing and research then one cannot tell for sure if it works or not, and one also cannot know what its side effects might be. ...Read more
From whole foods: There is no comparison between digesting your vitamins in their natural state from whole foods than in supplement form. No comparison as whole foods are far nutritionally superior and better digested and processed by your gut bacteria. Also, much healthier as surrounded by co-factors and other synergistic nutrients. ...Read more
No best vitamin: There are no studies suggesting that any particular vitamin is better than another for treating menopausal symptoms. Several international medical groups got together recently & published a global consensus statement on menopausal hormone therapy (http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/2013/03/menopausal-hormone-therapy-is-new-hrt_20.Html). Go see your family doc or gynecologist to discuss your options. ...Read more
What is the best form of magnesium to take if you are magnesium deficient ? And the name of the product
Will supplementing iron help the blood hold more oxygen? What are the best supplements and what are the side effects. Thanks nat.. Freediver.
If you are deficient: If you are not iron-deficient or have an extra need (blood donor, if you are a man), all it will do is upset your stomach. If you are iron-deficient, you being a man need to find out why -- it's a bad ulcer or gut cancer until proved otherwise, and taking an iron supplement will mask this. If you load yourself with iron you don't need, you are asking for liver trouble, impotence, and more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many!: There are many, many healthy foods. It's easier to answer what's not healthy. Unhealthy foods include most fast foods, foods that are heavily processed, foods that include artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives, foods that are excessively salty, foods that are fried, and the list goes on. Basically, if it comes out of the dirt and isn't spayed with toxins, it's probably good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural treatment: Vitamin d, b complex, omega 3, and vitamin c can be beneficial for your mood and immune system. Herbal supplements for depression include same, 5 htp and st. John's wort. You may have seasonal affective disorder. Another option for treatment other than vitamins and supplements is light therapy. Exercise is also good for your mood. ...Read more
Are centrum multivitamins good? Do they get absorbed by the body? What is the best multivitamin brand? Recomendations please
The grape stuff?: "resvital" is an old health fraud from grape skins. There's a new, apparently-unrelated "french collagen enhancer" promotion with hyaluronic acid (which you can get much cheaper) and some magic to "rejuvenate your dna", which is obvious wishful-thinking. If you want to try it, be aware that you're spending money to enrich proponents of non-evidence-based medicine. ...Read more
Folic acid health: Folic acid is naturally found in green leafy vegetables "foliage." in women Folic Acid helps prevent neural tube defects and in everyone is responsible for blood cell health and the production of the chemicals the brain needs to stay healthy. The "trimonoamines" dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine all require Folic Acid to be produced. Even dna requires Folic Acid to help turn genes on and off. ...Read more
There are so many calcium supplements on the market Which supplements are best absorbed and limit the use of artificial ingredients?
If only that easy!: Don't waste your money on "fat burners", laxatives, "cleansers", or anything else that promises an "easy way to lose weight." there is no safe "easy way"--you put your health at risk if that is the approach you choose. The only meaningful approach that is safe is appropriate exercise & making healthy food choices (avoid junk food & sugary drinks, watch portion size, moderate alcohol). Sorry. ...Read more
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