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What Vitamins Should Women Take
Vit D: Start with vitd go to vitamindcouncil.Org for more good infotmation. ...Read more
The ones you like: I recommend inexpensive over-the-counter vitamins to all my patients. You can choose the ones you like (tablets, gummies, chewables...). Prescription vitamins are not 'better.' You will likely get some different answers on this question. ...Read more
You need folate (folic acid): The most important vitamin during pregnancy is folic acid. Speak with your obstetrician to make sure you are getting what you need. Most of what else you need you can get from whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whole grains and it will probably be better for the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No don't have to but: It may be a good idea, but you don't have too. Many people do not eat a well balanced diet full of all the micronutrients that their bodies needs. Good nutrian is especially important during pregnancy. Vitamins help make up the difference. If you are getting everything your body needs from the foods you eat, then you do not need prenatal vitamins. Most woman are not so lucky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I take prenatal vitamins before/while we are trying to get pregnant? Which prenatal vitamins do you recommend?
Healthy diet: I recommend a healthy diet with adequate protein, calories and calcium. Be sure to get enough folic acid (in most bread and cereal products) or take a folic acid supplement. You can always take a multivitamin, but focusing on a healthy diet will be better for you and your baby in the long run. ...Read more
I currently take iron supplements. Is it ok to take multivitamins along with them? The vitamins do not contain iron. Thank you.
Yes: This is perfectly fine. However, please choose a good-quality multivitamin. Recent studies showing limited benefits of multivitamins were done using low-quality multivitamins like centrum. I believe high quality multivitamins are beneficial. See http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ any in the top 40 or so are good choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your prenatal: Shoudl have enough vit d in it vit d is fat soluable so it is posible to take too much, if u take extra. ...Read more
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
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's 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. You can take them as long as you wish. Spectracell labs in TX offers a good micronutrient test that provides specific info for your body. ...Read more
One your body likes: There are many different prenatal vitamins. They have certain things in common but several differences. I would avoid one with artificial colors or flavors. Ginger is often added to prenatals because of its ability to treat nausea. It is safe. Some contain a lot of calcium which is constipating. It is best to get calcium from healthy unprocessed food together with other minerals ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prenatal vitamins.: Look for a prenatal vitamin that contains 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid, 30 milligrams of iron, 250 milligrams of calcium, at least 400 milligrams of magnesium, 400 to 800 international units of vitamin D, 2 milligrams of vitamin B-6, 50 milligrams of vitamin C and 30 milligrams of choline. Folic acid is particularly important, as it helps prevent neural tube birth defects. ...Read more
I want to start taking vitamins but multi vitamins upset my stomach what are the main vitamins I should take?
Deficient ones: If you eat a well-balanced diet, you may not need many. It appears that many are vitamin d deficient. This as well as B12 and folate can be measured via blood tests. "overdoing" it on them can cause not only side effects but may prompt illness or worsening of ongoing medical problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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