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Doctor insights on: What Prenatal Vitamins Should Be Taken

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What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

One your body likes: There are many different prenatal vitamins. They have certain things in common but several differences. I would avoid one with artificial colors or flavors. Ginger is often added to prenatals because of its ability to treat nausea. It is safe. Some contain a lot of calcium which is constipating. It is best to get calcium from healthy unprocessed food together with other minerals ...Read more

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What vitamins should I be taking as supplements?

What vitamins should I be taking as supplements?

Best via diet: The absolute BEST way to get vitamins is through a solid antioxidant anti-inflammatory diet. Even "natural" supplements get processed via heat or enzymes making them not as good or as complete as those you get from a good diet. Having said that, Vitamin D deficiency is very common, even if you are in the sun. Everyone is different. Look at diet first! A multivitamin won't hurt, but may not help. ...Read more

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What vitamins should every diabetic should be taking?

What vitamins should every diabetic should be taking?

Biotin,B3,Chromium &: Many vitamins have been shown to be very beneficial for diabetics. Biotin has been shown to significantly lower blood sugar in both type 1 & type 2 diabetes. Niacin, esp. When combined with chromium, helps to lower glucose levels. Magnesium, vitamin e, vit d, coenzyme q10 & Alpha lipoic acid are among the other vitamins i believe every diabetic should take. See comment:. ...Read more

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How come b vitamins and magnesium not to be taken if planning a pregnancy?

How come b vitamins and magnesium not to be taken if planning a pregnancy?

Folate (folic acid) is advised: Magnesium should be checked first. The other things should be discussed. You want at least 400 of folate (folic acid) every day if you are planning to get pregnant to avoid the risks of neural tube defects (cleft lip, cleft palate, spina bifida, etc ). ...Read more

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Can I take a mvi (multivitamin) if going to be tested for essential vitamins?

Can I take a mvi (multivitamin) if going to be tested for essential vitamins?

Depends: Why are you being tested? Do you want to find out the status of your nutrition? If you want a test for your current vitamin status then you should not take the supplement before the test. ...Read more

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Should I be taking vitamins?

Should I be taking vitamins?

Yes: I advise everyone to take a good multivitamin. Very few Americans get the recommended allowance of all vitamins and minerals and even those who do benefit from taking higher amounts. I also advise at least 500 mg of Vit C 2x/day. All Americans (except those in the deep South) need 5000-8000 iu of Vit D3 in fall and winter months, year-round if don't get much sun. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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Which prenatal vitamin should I take?

Which prenatal vitamin should I take?

Many options: Over the counter prenatal vitamins, an adult multivitamin, or even two flintstones chewables are all good options for most healthy pregnant women. ...Read more

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What to be taking for vitamins?

What to be taking for vitamins?

Because!: Keep in mind that a typical vitamin pill as the mdr. This means mininmum daily requirement. It safeguards you from potential deficiences, and no "regular: vitamin is toxic! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin if you are already taking a multi vitamin?

Is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin if you are already taking a multi vitamin?

May be too much: It depends what is in your multi-viatmain. They may contain the same ingredients. The most important vitamin during pregnancy is folic acid. Speak with your obstetrician to make sure you are getting what you need. Most of what you need you can also get from whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whole grains and it will probably be better for the baby. ...Read more

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Im taking prenatal vitamin and iron.But i have read that prenatal vitamin contain iron too. It will not be an overdose of iron if im taking both?

Im taking prenatal vitamin and iron.But i have read that prenatal vitamin contain iron too. It will not be an overdose of iron if im taking both?

The main reasons: your doctor would recommend an additional iron supplement to your prenatal vitamin is that your prenatal vitamin does not contain the recommended amount (30 mg daily) or your iron level was found to be low/you were told you are anemic. A prenatal vitamin and an iron supplement taken together will often not be tolerated without nausea; separate them. Check with Doc if further questions. Good luck:) ...Read more

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Should i be taking another prenatal vitamin with b-nexa?

Should i be taking another prenatal vitamin with b-nexa?

It contains : Only b6 and a very high dose of folate (folic acid). This is a poor balance and you would do better with prenatal vitamins ordered by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What vitamin supplements should be taken during fourth month of pregnancy?

What vitamin supplements should be taken during fourth month of pregnancy?

Prenatal s: A basic prenatal vitamin is all that is required in an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy. In select pregnancies the prenatal should be supplemented with Folic Acid (4mg/day). In particular those pregnancies at risk for spina bifida. ...Read more

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Should you take any other vitamins besides prenatal during pregnancy?

Should you take any other vitamins besides prenatal during pregnancy?

Depends: Depending on medical conditions, some women require extra folic acid. Women with low vitamin D may require extra vitamin D. Women who are nauseous may find extra vitamin B6 helpful. Women who have had gastric bypass surgery also have different requirements. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the vitamins I should be looking for in a prenatal vitamin pack?

What are the vitamins I should be looking for in a prenatal vitamin pack?

Folate (folic acid) is important.: Proper prenatal nutrition, including omega-3 fatty acids and folate, (folic acid) are critical to healthy fetal development and a smooth pregnancy. Wellness essentials pregnancy by metagenics is formulated to provide comprehensive nutritional support—from the moment you make the decision to have a baby through nursing. Here's the link: http://tinyurl.Com/cbmdupg. ...Read more

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What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

One your body likes: There are many different prenatal vitamins. They have certain things in common but several differences. I would avoid one with artificial colors or flavors. Ginger is often added to prenatals because of its ability to treat nausea. It is safe. Some contain a lot of calcium which is constipating. It is best to get calcium from healthy unprocessed food together with other minerals ...Read more

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Best prenatal vitamins to take?

Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-mthf, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like prenatal nutrients (pure encapsulations) , basic prenatal (thorne) or prenatal pro (designs for health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural e, not synthetic. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins imporant?

Absolutely vital: Please remember that you are feeding your baby as well as yourself and the vitamins are needed for both of you. ...Read more

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Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

A non pregnant: Woman can take them but if you are not preg or breast feeding a good multi-vitamin would be better. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins good for you?

Being Pregnant: Yes. Of course. I would believe that the prenatal book you bought or got at the beginning of your pregnancy will advise you to take prenatal vitamins and most obs that i know also recommend this for their patients. ...Read more

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Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Many reasons.: The most important ingredient in prenatal vitamin formulations is folic acid, a b-complex agent that has been shown to prevent birth defects (mainlyopen neural tube defects, heart anomalies and preterm birth) and calcium.Vitamin d to assure proper fetal bone growth and avoid maternal bone loss. All reproductive-age women should be taking at least 1 mg folate daily even if they don't plan pregnancy. ...Read more

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When do women take prenatal vitamins?

When pregnant: When they are pregnant . But you should start taking Folic Acid before pregnancy begins. ...Read more

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When should you take prenatal vitamins?

When should you take prenatal vitamins?

Three months before: Three months before your pregnancy if you can anticipate. ...Read more

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When should you start prenatal vitamins?

Before pregnancy!: If you are planning on getting pregnant then it is wise to start prenatal vitamins before you are pregnant to assure you are getting adequate Folic Acid to prevent a birth defect called neural tube defect. Most people don't know they are pregnant until the fetus is 2-3 weeks old. It is crucial to have adequate Folic Acid in those initial days of development, so don't wait until you know for sure! ...Read more

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Is taking expired prenatal vitamins safe?

No: It is never safe to take expired medication. In addition to any adverse effects, the ingredients probably are providing no benefit any longer. ...Read more

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Can I give prenatal vitamins to my children?

Can I give prenatal vitamins to my children?

Better if you don't: Prenatal vitamins contain a lot of the same things, but in different quantities that are more appropriate to a mom than to a kid. They are also in forms that children will generally find less palatable than vitamins designed for children. ...Read more

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When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?

No rules: There is no benefit to you with the extra cost prenatal vitamins. Not sure why you would be taking them over any other brand of multi-vitamin. ...Read more

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What happen if you take two prenatal vitamins?

Nausea?: Some pregnant women get anusea from prenatal vitamins taken during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Otherwise it's harmless. ...Read more

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Can you crush prenatal vitamins and eat them ?

Yes, but why?: That probably would not taste very good and you could get bits of vitamin stuck in your esophagus. If you have trouble swallowing capsules, look for a liquid prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

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Is it OK to give Sr citizen prenatal vitamins?

Is it OK to give Sr citizen prenatal vitamins?

Other option better: No harm in it, really, but a prenatal vitamin may not contain the amount of other vitamins and minerals (like calcium and vitamin d) recommended for this age. A multivitamin specifically formulated for older men or women would be a better option. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take prenatal vitamins?

What is the best way to take prenatal vitamins?

Any way: Chewables or tablet form, as long as you can tolerate taking the vitamins, that is what is important. Prenatal vitamins are SUPPLEMENTS to a healthy, well-balanced diet. In addition, if you are planning to conceive, best to start a prenatal or multivitamin supplement (extra folic acid) 2-3 months prior to conception and throughout the first trimester. I personally prefer DHA in the prenatals. ...Read more

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