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What Not To Take With Iron Supplements
I currently take iron supplements. Is it ok to take multivitamins along with them? The vitamins do not contain iron. Thank you.
Yes: This is perfectly fine. However, please choose a good-quality multivitamin. Recent studies showing limited benefits of multivitamins were done using low-quality multivitamins like centrum. I believe high quality multivitamins are beneficial. See http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ any in the top 40 or so are good choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more
Iron pill and foods: There are general vitamins high iron and also specific iron pills. Foods rich in iron include red meat, egg yolks, greens, beans, dried fruits, lentils, soybeans, mollusks, and iron-enriched cereals, grains & macaroni, lentils. Foods high in vitamin c help absorps iron better. Consult your doctor to avoid unnecessary over consumption of iron. ...Read more
Probiotics: Antibiotica are given to kill harmfull bacteria but they also destroy the friendly bacteria in your GI Track which help you to digest food and can cause diarrhea and stomach updset Probiotics prevent that from happening.You can get these in Miso and yogurt with cultures Some recommend also Vitamin C and D ...Read more
With chewable prenatel vitamins why is there no iron in the ones i can find? What should I do if i take them should I take a iron supplement?Wutkind?
No. Measure first: Iron is a mineral that is required for the production of red blood cells as well as for thyroid.Function and more. Too much iron can be dangerous so unless you are low in iron and ferritin (iron stores) you should not be supplementing iron. To measure, start with the cbc. Typical iron deficiency will show a low red cell count, low hemoglobin and a low mcv. Next measure serum iron and ferritin. ...Read more
Possibly.: It is reasonable for a menatruating woman to take iron, usually an iron containing multi-vitamin. Higher dose iron should be for those are known to be deficient, are bleeding or maybe pregnant. Iron is a problem though for people with genetic diseases like hemochromatosis, chronic hepatitis and various blood diseases associated with anemia (not iron difficiency). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Save your money: Unbelievable how many new miracle supplements are appearing on the market and nutrex lipo-6 black is another "new kid on the block". This so-called "fat burner" is associated with no credible evidence of benefit, and is yet another potential scam, with possible bad adverse events. Talk to your doctor, as you are clearly in search of some solution. Just do it safely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Space out doxy & Fe: The problem with doxycycline is it might 'bind' to an iron supplement you take. Taking doxycycline on an empty stomach is best -with alot of water to wash it down. Then, 30 min later u can eat something. If u can separate the 2 meds by a few hours that is best -since doxycycline will become 'inactive' if u take it at the same time as iron. Doxycycline 'binds' to other ions like calcium in milk. ...Read more
What supplements?: I have no idea what you are asking but I do advise everyone who is low in vit d to take vitamin d3 5-8000 iu/day as well as 5-10, 000 iu of vit. A and 1 mg of vit k, as they work synergistically. As for any other supplements, i don't know what you are asking but low d should generally not cause problems taking most other supplements. ...Read more
Depends: you should check with your doctor to see if their are interactions ...Read more
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Depends: it really depends upon what medicine you are taking,so check with your doctor ...Read more
I heard that you are supposed to take vitamin d with calcium supplement. What if you do not is it serious?
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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