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What Supplemental Vitamins Should I Take As A 22 Year Old
Good food, not pills: A healthy whole grain, unprocessed fruits/vegetables will meet your needs without needing to buy any supplements. Vary the kinds of vegetables. If you go vegetarian, a multiple vitamen with B12 should be added. Most people living anywhere north of atlanta, would benefit from supplemental vit d, because the sun is too low in the sky to allow the body to make enough vit d during the winter months. ...Read more
Depends on diet ;...: It's best to get vitamins from our diet but the majority of americans are deficient in vit. D, e ; a ; folate, (folic acid) calcium ; magnesium ; over 1/3 are deficient in vit c, b6 ; zinc, so unless you have an exceptional diet it is reasonable to take a quality multivitamin and 5-8, 000 iu/day of vit d3. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule for a detailed discussion. But vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How About Real Food?: Vitamins, once understood, found present in most foods, cheap to extract from food otherwise wasted & adds another monetary stream for food processors, thus widely promoted & sold. However, does this mean beneficial? No evidence this is true. 2 large 1st world multinational studies: people who take multivitamins daily vs. Do not, no benefit & ~5% ? mortality rates in older women. Research: nih.Gov. ...Read more
Im a 22 year old female. My vitamin D test result was 13.46 ng/dl. Is it low? If low, what meds can i take to improve it & how much?
It's low: If 2000-5000 IU of OTC Vit D does not help you can have your doctor Rx a 50,000 IU capsule to take once a week for a few weeks, than monthly ...Read more
Multivitamin/iron/D: It is always best to get nutrients from our diet, but most people do not get optimal amounts of all needed nutrients from our diet, so a well-rounded multivitamin with minerals is a good insurance policy to assure you are getting optimal nutrition. Menstruating women often will benefit from a vitamin that also supplies iron. Most people also benefit from taking vitamin d-see comments for details. ...Read more
Is there any good natural supplement alternative to risperdone ? Maybe vitamins I want to take my 11 year old off the medicine because of side effects
No: Risperidone (http://www.drugs.com/risperidone.html) is one of many options in antipsychotic class. Unfortunately, there is no natural alternative to this drug class although it's possible that your child may not need it. But this can only be determined after discussing w/child's doctor. Or consider obtaining 2nd opinion. And of course, make sure diagnosis is correct for & warrants this medication! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B6 toxicity is well recognized: There are a few questions that need to be asked in this case. Exactly how much B6 was the patient taking? According to recommended standards 200mg daily is the limit. Toxicity is thought to occur at levels of 1000mg. daily and above though much lower have been reported on rare occasions(100-300mg). Secondly, what exactly was the quality of her pain? Described symptoms of neural toxicity involves sensory neuropathy described mainly as burning dysesthesias and numbness. The case talks about a RADICULOPATHY. That is typically not the same type of pain as we find in chemical toxicities. Pain in the feet could very well be dysesthesias but the history could be a bit more specific there in order to attach more positive points for B6 sequelae. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Evening Primrose Oil Supplement safe to take along with my regular One A Day Vitamins? Is there bad side effect when taken? I am 55 years old.
I was on birth control for 5 years straight (depo-vera)..Im 22 years old now, but I stopped using birth control in 2008 and my cycle is still off balance. What are some vitamins that would help balance off my hormones and is fertilaid safe to take? My hus
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