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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
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