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What Vitamins Should Women Take
Vit D: Start with vitd go to vitamindcouncil.Org for more good infotmation. ...Read more
None: Most of the recent studies fail to support taking a multivitamin unless you have known deficiencies, which are fairly uncommon. If you are vegan or having bowel problems, you may need vitamin b12, but check with doc. If you don't ever go into sun, you may need vitamin d. Again, check with doctor if you need. Otherwise, you are wasting your money. If you feel okay, you probably are okay. ...Read more
Healthy diet: Generally, a healthy diet should include all the vitamins which are necessary. With that said, you should check with your doctor. He may desire to do blood tests looking at certain levels. Prenatal vitamins should be important if you are pregnant, or expecting pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: This partly depends on how aggressively you wish to prevent various illnesses as well as family history/risk factors.I advise everyone take vit. C 1-2000 mg 2x/day &a quality mulitivit. That includes the 5-mtfh form of Folic Acid & 5000 units of vit. D in winter months.To prevent osteoporosis at least 1 mg of vit, k & perhaps a quality calcium/mag. Consider ashwagandha or rhodiola as herbal tonic. ...Read more
Good mulitvit, Vit D: It is best to get vitamins from your diet, but the majority of americans do not get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium & magnesium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. With about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter(year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun).Please see my comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: 50,000 units of ergocalciferol(VitD2) is high dose prescription strength Vitamin D. I assume your physician diagnosed that you are Vitamin D deficient and/or you have significant Osteoporosis. If that is the case then this dose of Vitamin D, usually given once a week, is fine. People should NOT take high doses of Vitamin D on their own as too much Vitamin D is harmful. ...Read more
Vitamin D, ?fish oil: The most important vit. For most people to take is vit d in winter, as it's impossible to get enough from the sun that time of year.Most adults need to take 5-8000 iu of d3/day from oct.-march (year-round if you use sunscreen or don't get enough sun). If you don't eat much fish rich in omega 3's consider a good-quality fish oil like nordic naturals. Make sure you take a quality multi- see comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if a man takes a women's vitamin for almost a month? Not sure if this happens often, but by mistake my man has been taken my mulit-woman's vitamin for almost a month. I feel really bad and it's my fault, somehow the bottles got mixed up but,
Yes: Different companies take a different approach to gender-specific nutrition which explain the great variations between products. By reading the label, you will likely see more similarities than differences. Women's vitamins usually have some extra iron to account for mentrual-related blood loss in pre-menopausal women and vit d and/or calcium to support the bones in post-menopausal women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calcium and vitaminD: I feel that the benefit of multivitamins may have been exaggerated over the years. No trials have demonstrated clear benefit as far as mortality. There is a benefit for certain types of macular degeneratio. I feel that the most critical supplements for any post menopausal woman is that if calcium and vitamin d.Both contribute to maintaining bone density.You should take 1200mg/d of cal +800iu vd/d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Women's vitamin formulations tend to have more iron than men's formulations and men need to limit extra iron. Otherwise, there isno real difference. Better yet, skip the vitamins altogether and get them naturally from whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and whole grains, plus sunshine and wild fatty fish like salmon. ...Read more
None: Contrary to popular belief, women are better off not taking a multivitamin unless they are pregnant or have known deficiency. A number of recent studies show a correlation between multivitamins and increased death rates. Better to get your vitamins and minerals naturally from food and sun (vitamin d) then to take synthetic vitamins or.Natural ones stripped away from other synergistic nutrients. ...Read more
Yes.: Ideally, the woman has a menstrual cycle with ovulation. If not, natural Progesterone can here with menstrual regulation. In women, magnesium and vitamin E can help counter excess estrogen after implantation. For men, vitamin c and minerals zinc and selenium can add in sperm production. Conception can occur anywhere from 5 days prior to the day of ovulation. Frequent sex improves sperm quality. ...Read more
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