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What Vitamins Do What For Your Body
Homocysteine & B's: Homocysteine elevations have been linked to anger attacks and depression, separately. http://tinyurl.com/ngfmnxd b vitamins like b12, b6, & methylfolate are important in the body's use of the Amino Acid methionine to make dna, neurotransmitters, and many other important products. If b vitamins are deficient, homocysteine [an intermediary in this process] can build up & cause health problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I figure out what I should be eating? Does MY body need more of a particular vitamin? How and where do I get more than general nutrition info?
No easy answer but..: Great question without an easy answer as even nutrition experts don't always agree. No single diet is best for everyone- see http://tinyurl.com/nq4sx63 for the pros & cons of various diets and my recommendations at the bottom. As for checking vitamin levels, it is easy to test Vit D levels but others are trickier. Organic acid analysis can be useful; see a holistic/integrative doc or ND. ...Read more
I've heard that that when taking vitamins, you can't get to much of one. Because what the body doesn't need it excretes. Is this true?
Depends: In general, water soluble vitamins like the vitamin B12 and vitamin c are well tolerated.The fat soluble vitamins like vitamin a, vitamin d, vitamin e, and vitamin k can be toxic if taken in higher doses than the recommended dose.Niacin can cause unpleasant side effects as well as the dose increases.In high doses, vitamin b6 can effect your peripheral nerves in hands and feet(usually reversible ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does taking different type of vitamin pills have any side effects on us? Will it affect our organs in our body?
See details: They are safe taken in the recommended doses. ...Read more
See below: That is impossible to answer in this format - too much information. Go to a medical book or website such as http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002399.htm ...Read more
Yes: That is why they are called essential nutroients. Your body needs them to perform many essential biological and biochemical functions. However, you don't need pills to get them. Get them from food and 15-30 of sun per day. See www.Mdprevent.Blogspot.Com for more detail of a healthy diet. ...Read more
It depends: Our bodies are always active- your heart never stops, you always breathe, your brain is always active, as is every cell of your body to some degree. But there are times when we are less active than others. Water soluble vitamins (c, b) only stay in the body for several hours, fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e, k) can be stored and take longer to use up.But we need water-soluble vitamins on a daily basis. ...Read more
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