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What Vitamins Are Good To Increase Appetite In Adults
Safe, not effective: There have been many claims for various vitamins and their ability to increase appetite. There is no reliable information to support this idea. It is known that vitamin deficiencies may decrease appetite, so possibly the correction of those deficiencies increases appetite. In general, multiple vitamins like Centrum as safe to take; however, best idea is to eat as healthy a diet as possible:) ...Read more
I want to increase my weight, but I have no appetite and eat slowly, I want vitamin to help me increase my weight?
No vitamin 2 gain wt: Sorry but there's no vitamin to increase weight, otherwise, most people here in the states would avoid it like the plague. However, you still need vitamins to prevent diseases like c for scurvey & d for rickets. Check w/your family doc to make sure your thyroid is normal (and mood too). Then check w/nutritionist to determine what you're eating now & how much you need to eat to gain muscle weight. ...Read more
None: Appetite in toddlers naturally goes up and down with activity and growth cycles. It is almost always a bad idea for anyone, toddlers included, to eat beyond when they are hungry. If you are concerned that your child isn't growing well, talk to your doctor. If he's growing well with his natural appetite, but you just want him to eat more, you are not doing him any favors. ...Read more
None really: Children with zinc deficiency often have suppressed appetite. However your doctor should test for this before starting extra zinc supplements. Other vitamins are not known for appetite stimulation. There are safe medications for appetite stimulation in toddlers, like cyproheptadine. Consult your pediatrician about this. ...Read more
Multivitamin is fine: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, .... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more
It's: Your weight adequate, if not get evaluated for thyroid, or malignancy or anorexia, good luck! ...Read more
My son 5 years old has malnutrition from lack of appetite doesn't eat proteinOnly some carbs (starches n sugars). CAN I give him egg protein milkshake ice crem with penut butter n honey, once daily From (store) Vitamin shoppe supplements for adults?
If your son's weight: For height or BMI is < 5th% ile with no medical or neurodevelopmental cause, seek referral for your family to a nutritionist & a child psychologist to learn age-appropriate portions of the right foods to offer - not force- at 3 sit-down meals & 2 snacks/day, with no grazing or sipping between them. The child psych teaches you how to stop reinforcing his food refusals & demands & supports you. ...Read more
What's a good vitamin or supplement for a diabetic, hbp, high cholesterol patient that suppresses the appetite?
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
What's a good vitamin or supplement for diabetic, hbp, high cholesterol patient that will with appetite suppressing.
The wonder vit: You are looking for the miracle vitamin or supp;ement which to the best od my knowledge does not exist. ...Read more
They say...: Gingko helps with this but. I think many studies ahve been done and none show any measureable result. ...Read more
I am an 18 year old male who eats very nutritiously, can I still take an adult multi vitamin with my good diet? Because I am seeing that it may be bad
Yes!: They are just as good and easier for many people to take. Yummy! ...Read more
Any truth to online ads claiming meds, vitamins, exercise/stretching can increase height in adults? How about @ almost 40 YO? Some say massage does it
Not true: Mere quackery, ask your doctor if you feel you have a problem or if you want to start something strange, some of these preparations may contain hormones and are not regulated, best wishes ...Read more
Stay healthy: Do you have a semen analysis with low count? If counts are normal you cannot (and don't need) to bring them up. Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks don't work. Testosterone and steroid supplementation is worst of all! ...Read more
Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to light exposure. It is found in many foods, such as dairy products, but most are supplemented. Vitamin B12 is in most animal derived products, but is hard to be deficient in unless you have chronic stomach or intestinal problems or prior GI surgery. ...Read more
Are vitamin pills necessary for adults enganged in lot of sex? Shud they buy it with prescription or like over the counter? What vitamins for good sex?
Vitamins & Sex: Nope. There are no scientific studies with evidence that vitamins are beneficial for increasing sexual activity or pleasure. ...Read more
Is the "vitafusion multivites adult vitamins complete multivitamin gummy" good to take? I bought it yesterday&took 2already- I want2know is it harmful
Hi I was wondering what's a good over-the-counter prenatal vitamin for pre pregnancy and is there anything I can do to increase my fertility?
Folic acid: Any prenatal vitamin that you like will be fine. All will contain Folic acid which helps prevent certain birth defects. They do not improve fertility though. If you are having trouble getting pregnant see an Obgyn. General healthiness improves fertility -- good diet, exercise, weight loss if needed; avoiding tobacco, drugs and alcohol. ...Read more
B12 is 264.8nmol/l normal between 141-698. do I need a vitamin B12 supplement or a vitamin b complex would be good to raise the number?
As you noted...: Your B12 level is NORMAL, and as such does not require undue concern or supplementation. Why was it checked in the first place in an otherwise healthy 21 year old male? ...Read more
Is vitamin C and zinc good for adult acne? I'm tired of meds from the doc. And mary kay products not working or maybe im doing something wrong?
I have SLE, & Bullous Pemphigoid (blisters). What would be good to raise low platelets? (Med &/or foods, vitamins)?
Low Plt: Your medication list doesn't have the common medications that cause low Plts. SLE is a common cause. Therapy for low plts is determining cause and treating the same. Would talk to your Rheumatologist and determine how low are the numbers and not all low numbers needs therapy. A blood specialist can look at your blood smear slide and offer a great input. But remember not all number need therapy. ...Read more
Vitamins that increase serotonin hello, what is a good vitamin that can help increase serotonin, and if you increase serotonin will you be less stressed? And get what vitamin will help you stop obbessive thoughts without medication? Is vitamin b3 good? T
In: In humans serotonin is a chemical known as neurotransmitter that transmit signal from one nerve cell to another. It is responsible for less than 1% of communications, which is a small proportion when compared to other neurotransmitters such as glutamate (over 50% of all communications in the brain rely on glutamate). However, serotonin has been found to regulate some behaviors, such as hunger, fear, aggression or mood. There have been several drugs produced that regulate serotonin levels in the brain and are widely prescribed by physicians to treat mood disorders (e.g. Depression). I do not believe that there are vitamins that could increase serotonin level in the brain. However, some foods have been reported to increase or decrease serotonin levels in the brain. For example, foods that are rich in serotonin precursor tryptophan (a chemical that the body uses to produce serotonin) such as dates, papayas and bananas tend to increase serotonin and foods that are poor in tryptophan such as whole wheat and rye bread, tend to decrease it. If the obsessive thoughts that you described are interfering with your life, the best course of action would be to talk about this with a psychiatrist who, after a thorough evaluation, might recommend one of the medications that could affect brain serotonin levels and help with the symptoms. ...Read more
Can taking supplements like zinc, calcium, magnesium or vitamin d cause height to increase in an adult over age 35?
Can taking any of the following lengthen bones and increase the height of an adult female: zinc, calcium magnesium, vitamin d, vitamin k, vitamin b?
No: Hi. At 30 years old, you're long done gaining height. Nothing you can do to add height after your long bone growth plates fuse in your teens. If you have a healthy diet, of the vitamins and mineral you list, the only ones you're at risk for not getting enough of are calcium and vitamin D, so assure you're getting enough of them. But no supplement of any kind will lengthen bones in you. ...Read more
I'm taking sum prental vitamins call adult mutivitamin with B12 and vitamin c.It has 400 folic acid in it is that a good choice. I'm 13 weeks pregnant?
Folic Acid: The recommended daily intake of Folic Acid for all women of childbearing age is at least 400mcg. During pregnancy, the recommended dose jumps to 600mcg to 800mcg per day. Of course, some women's needs are different. If you have a family history of neural-tube defects, you should probably get 4, 000mcg of Folic Acid per day. Talk with your doctor about which pre-natal vitamin is right for you. ...Read more
I don't have that much appetite and I want to gain weight... What vitamins can I take to help me gain some weight by increasing my appetite?
I've lost a considerable amount of weight. Is there any type of vitamin that will help me regain my appetite?
Weight Loss: Your considerable weight loss is abnormal and you should consult your physician who can find out what is the cause of considerable weight loss and then advice you. Vitamins will not be any help. So consult your medical doctor and do not fool around. ...Read more
What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication I can take? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?
First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption.
I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 23 years old female and I already have a baby. I'm losing my appetite. What vitamins should I take for me to gain weight? Thank you!
Misinformed?: Vitamins do not help you gain weight, calories do. Eating more calories is how one puts on weight. There are no such vitamins to add weight to your body. ...Read more
My Vitamin B12 is 335 pg/mL then it says Low: <146 pg/mL I rarely eat cause I don't have a appetite and at times go up to 4 or 5 days w/o food why?
Anorexia: Appetite is a complex process mediated by the brain, emotions, metabolic needs, health of the gut & surrounding organs. Lack of weight loss would be good news here. I recommend a visit to your doctor to discuss the circumstances that preceded your anorexia & that may contribute to its persistence. Simple testing is appropriate. Of note, your B12 level is normal. ...Read more
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