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What Vitamin Tablet Is Right For A Growning 15 Year Old Girl
I am a 17 year old boy. I want to take HGH orally for my linear growth. What is the difference between this and an injection?
WOULDN'T WORK: For HGH to work,it must enter your bloodstream in one piece. It is a complex protein molecule that will be broken down by digestive action if you take it orally.A few fragments would be absorbed but it must be intact to work.Beware of supplements that promise to "boost" your HGH levels. As supplements they are not subject to the same safety and effectiveness standards as meds licensed by the FD A ...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
Vitamin D and K and: Vitamin d is the best-known vitamin for bone health, as it is essential for calcium absorption. Most adults need 2000-5000 units a day from oct.-april, or year round if you don't spend time in the sun. Less well known but also crucial is vit. K, which makes sure calcium goes into your bones-at least 1 mg/day, up to 45 mg for osteoporosis. And minerals like calcium, magnesium, boron & strontium help. ...Read more
Growth charts help: The CDC publishes charts that help with these questions. Please see https://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l022.pdf for the right chart for your child. God made everyone a little bit different, so there could be some variability. Best to take this up with your pediatrician who can make helpful suggestions and guide your child's growth and development in the right way. ...Read more
Growth Chart estimat: Your ideal weight really depends on your genetics and activity level (muscle weighs more than fat!) but a quick way to estimate a proportional weight for a height of 64 inches is to use a growth chart such as the one pictured. Height for age plots in the 50th (average percentile), and a proportional weight would be approximately 120 lbs. BMI calculation may be more useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not for that age: It is not recommended for that age. Dosing is for 12 years old and above. Younger age should not use this medication. ...Read more
135: 135 pounds sounds goodGet a more detailed answer ›
My 4 year old doesn't eat much is what i feel, please advise what is a normal diet for this age kid.
Picky eater: At her age children are not growing as they did as an infant . As a result they become picky eaters and parents become very concerned. You can let her graze rather than formal meals and secondly involve her in the food preparation. She is more prone to eat yhat way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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