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What vitamin supplements can I take to help strengthen my nails?

What vitamin supplements can I take to help strengthen my nails?

Prenatal Vitamins: All prenatal vitamins are great for promoting health skin and nails. They contain a combination for different vitamins needed for a healthy pregnancy but also throughout your life. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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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What brand and mcg do you suggest in vitamins and supplements for hair nails and skin? I am 5 ft 137 lbs

What brand and mcg do you suggest in vitamins and supplements for hair nails and skin? I am 5 ft 137 lbs

Re-evaluate: When one has fatigue, thyroid and parathyroid problems plus skin, hair and nail problmes one must look at hte under-lying causes and make sure one is getting rid of deficiencies and toxicities responsible. See solved the riddle of illness by stephen langer. Consider the possibility of thyroiditis. Make sure vit d3 and iron are sufficient. Listen to your body. 3 gm evening primrose oil is helpful. ...Read more

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My wife has chronic hives from an auto immune disorder. What vitamins and supplements can she take to help strengthen her immune system?

My wife has chronic hives from an auto immune disorder. What vitamins and supplements can she take to help strengthen her immune system?

NONE: See a dermatologist. She can be treated. Don't waste your money on useless junk. There is no such thing as "strengthen the immune system". Meanwhile try claratin or Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec----get a generic. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamin supplements that you can take that benefit your teeth? Strengthen them? Would calcium help? Or such a thing as regenerating?

Are there any vitamin supplements that you can take that benefit your teeth? Strengthen them?  Would calcium help? Or such a thing as regenerating?

no specific: Vitamins and calcium are helpful in general..Its good to have daily.But not specific for teeth strengthening.Eat healthy and you will be able to get all vitamins and minerals.. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplements can I take to maintain healthy skin everyday?

Which vitamin supplements can I take to maintain healthy skin everyday?

Vitamins-no: The most important thing you can do to maintain healthy skin is to avoid sunlight exposure i.e.,use sun screen when out in the sun,especially if you are fair skinned. If you a sensible diet,you don't need vitamins or supplements. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and supplements can I take to improve energy and help depression?

Which vitamins and supplements can I take to improve energy and help depression?

None.: Unless you are deficient, it is unlikely that vitamins and supplements will help you. Occasionally people are low in vitamin d or vitamin b12, which your doctor can check. There is limited evidence about omega 3 fish oils. However, if you are in fact depressed, see your doctor, because you need real treatment-- cbt (cog behav therapy) or possibly medications. ...Read more

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I am a medical student and latelly I am not getting enough sleep and I am not having a healthy diet. What vitamins and supplements can I take?

I am a medical student and latelly I am not getting enough sleep and I am not having a healthy diet. What vitamins and supplements can I take?

As you probably know: There is really no substitute for sleep. Most of the docs on this site can probably tell you stories of working all night and eating when we wanted sleep. It never works out! do the best you can with sleep hygiene and remember what you tell patients, dietary supplements usually wind up coming out in your pee. If you want to drink boost or ensure or instant bkfst for protein and calcium, do it! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are essential vitamin supplements for women to take?

Could you tell me what are essential vitamin supplements for women to take?

Healthy diet : A well-balanced healthy diet is sufficient unless there is an underlying disorder. Low vitamin d is being seen more and more due to doctor's checking the levels more often as well as due to changes in its reference range. The d3 formulation is suggested if low. Things such as iron and calcium may be needed but these are not considered vitamins. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take many vitamins and supplements together?

What is the best way to take many vitamins and supplements together?

With a meal: Try this: chew your food well, and pop in a pill or two and swallow with the well chewed food. Vegetables work great for this. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to become a vegatarian? I have heard you have to take a lot of vitamin supplements.

Is it unhealthy to become a vegatarian? I have heard you have to take a lot of vitamin supplements.

No- very healthy,No: A large body of research shows vegetarian diets are "associated with lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, less obesity ; consequently less heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer ; mortality."-quoting from http://bit.Ly/1cysymm vegetarians probably need less supps because their diet is better. Vegetarians live longer, though there is some debate about why- see http://bit.Ly/gagviu. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and supplements should a teenager take??

Which vitamins and supplements should a teenager take??

Whole Food Vitamins: In general, vitamins made from whole foods (they will be labeled as such) are more easily absorbed and used by your body and are a better choice. These types of vitamins are generally only available at health food stores, both local and online. High quality Omega-3 fatty acids may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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What vitamins and supplements should a 22 year old healthy female take?

What vitamins and supplements should a 22 year old healthy female take?

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

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Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Don't waste money: None! it's not possible! eat a balanced diet, get adequate rest and exercise. Your immune system will take care of itself. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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What are some good vitamin supplements to take?

What are some good vitamin supplements to take?

None: If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplements should a young woman take?

Which vitamin supplements should a young woman take?

YOUR DIET: If your diet is adequate and reasonable, why would you need vitamines? Look up "mediterranean diet" as an example of healthy eating. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

Vitamins and supplements are compounds that are produced and ...Read more