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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 more
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
I'm 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 more
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 more
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). I'm 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
Get checked: If you have been off meds for that long, my advice is for you to go get your hormones checked. There are no meds that will make you ovulate if your hormones are off. You should be on a prenatal vitamin every day but I would tell you to go get checked. ...Read more
What are the benefits of me taking fish oil pills daily? I am a 22 year old male, I am also taking vitamin B12
Many good choices:
There are many quality vitamin and mineral supplements suitable for a 60 yo, but one of my favorites is active senior multivitamin by rainbow light- see http://www. Rainbowlight. Com/womens-multivitamins-active-senior-multivitamin. Aspx
another excellent choice is life force (iron-free) by source naturals. See http://www. Sourcenaturals. Com/products/gp1459/. ...Read more
What's the best known vitamin and nutrition supplement for a 49 year old male to create strong healthy sperm?
Chinese medicine: There are many good products on the market. But the way you ask the question indicates that seeing a chinese medicine practitioner who can help balance your body and therefore make it create what you want naturally. ...Read more
Lots to choose from: As long as you are getting between 1000-1200mg of calcium daily in divided doses and 2000-5000 units of vitamin d daily you should be in good range. A blood sample before and 3 months after supplementation would be recommended. Also make sure you are doing 30 mins of weight bearing exercise at least 3 times a week for optimal bone health. ...Read more
50, 000.00 unit:
Vitamin d deficiency is defined as a 25ohd level less than 20 ng/ml (50 nmol/l).
In people whose 25ohd is <20 ng/ml (50 nmol/l), treatment usually includes 50, 000 international units of vitamin d2 or d3 by mouth once or more per week for six to eight weeks, and then 800 to 1000 (or more) international units of vitamin d3 daily thereafter. ...Read more
Could I take vitamin D3 as 10000u twice a week if I am not exposed to sun. I had a deficiency one year ago but now it is normal with the supplement.?
Yes: Most adults need at least 2000 iu daily and you will get that much. A toxic level is 20, 000 iu daily or more and you are far below that amount. ...Read more
What kinds of daily vitamins or supplements would you recommend for a healthy 22 year old female? E.g. fish oil, probiotics, a multi-vitamin, etc.?
A 15 year old girl has G6pd. Vitamin D level : 9.7ng/ml. Can she start taking vitamin D supplement? And how?
Vit D deficiency: Vit D levels are low in lots of pts. Most docs who check it will tell you it needs to be about 60, range is 30 to 100. A level of 9.7 will take a while to get up, but when it gets in the upper normal range the person will have so much more energy and feel better all around. Try the Vit D 5000U gummies. These seem to work the best. Taking one a day or a handful a week will do the trick. ...Read more
How to gain weight, im 27 yrs old 5'4 in height but I am only 45kg what vitamins or supplement should I take. My face is very skinny how to gain fat?
My vitamin B12 went from 178 to 758 on my next blood test 2 years later. Would a daily supplement really raise it that much? I am a 50 yr old woman.
Likely: If you were consistently taking the supplement, then yes it is likely for your numbers to climb--especially over the course of 2 years. ...Read more
I've used anti depressants (fluoxetine and clonazapem) for 7 years. I stopped it March this year due to severe hairfall. I've consulted a dermatologist, she's prescribed only vitamin supplement course for the past 4 months and recently she has prescribed
Hair loss: Is rare but has been reported as a side effect of fluoxetine. See your pcp to check thyroid, vit D (if you were depressed) and other medical factors that may cause hair loss. Your comment was cut off so don't know what med dermatologist prescribed. Vitamin supplement may have been good start as fluoxetine can take up to 90 days to leave the system. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Need more info: Recommendations differ depending on your health status, gender, age, and goals, etc. You have shared nothing about your diet, goals, or current status. So, your best bet would be to consult a physician skilled in nutrition and integrative medicine. You can find one through american board of integrative holistic medicine: http://www. Abihm. Org/ at the very least, most need a good multivitamin. ...Read more
Multivitamins: Are like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. D is good if low on lab test. ...Read more
Vitamin w/minerals: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritious and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldn't need one. ...Read more
Taking focus factor does that count as a daily vitamin? And is it even a good supplement to take?
YES, it depends...: Yes, focus factor is a decent mulitvitamin- not great (esp. For the price) but better than many. It's selling point is it's blend of flavonoids, phyonutrients ; herbs to improve brain function but it is impossible for me to evaluate how good it is because these are a proprietary blend, meaning they don't reveal the amount of each. There is probably not enough of each for much benefit- see comment:. ...Read more
Is it ok to give 28 months old child vitamins as a supplement as she is been avoiding foods lately?
Picky eater: An age appropriate multivitamin is fine. However, I find a lot of these children are drinking too much. Limit milk to 16oz/day, fresh fruit, instead of juice, she will be hungrier. No walking around the house with a cup, as her 'best friend'! It gives her a constant feeling of fullness. Offer food, at meals and snacks, before beverages. Also, see your ped to make sure she's growing right. ...Read more
Is there a vitamin or supplement I can take to help make my skin less prone to reddening so quickly when being in the sun?
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