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What Would Be The Best Vitamins For Teenagers To Take
Daily adult vitamins: An over-the-counter adult multivitamin (+/- minerals) is fine for a teenager to take once a day. If a teen doesn't eat or drink much in the way of dairy products, then an adult vitamin d and calcium tablet is also needed. Some people just take a tums smoothies once a day for their calcium supplement. Vitamin d and multivitamins are even available in "gummy" chewables for adults now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Balanced diet: A balanced diet should provide a teenager with all the daily vitamins and minerals they require. However, if you do desire vitamins, there are many varieties available at local grocery stores which are aimed at kids. Now, if your child has been diagnosed with a specific vitamin deficiency, i would speak to your physician about recommendations. ...Read more
Is it ok for me take vitamins? And if so what vitamins would you recommend for a teenager to take?
Whole Food Vitamins: Vitamins are widely available, and they are also widely VARIABLE in their quality. In general, vitamins made from whole foods (they will be labeled as such) are more easily absorbed and used by your body and are a better choice. These types of vitamins are generally only available at health food stores, both local and online. Opt for those labelled organic, and read dosing recommendations well. ...Read more
Yes : A water solible vitamin. Gets excreated well. ...Read more
Whole Food Vitamins: In general, vitamins made from whole foods (they will be labeled as such) are more easily absorbed and used by your body and are a better choice. These types of vitamins are generally only available at health food stores, both local and online. High quality Omega-3 fatty acids may also be of benefit. ...Read more
A regular multivit.: Is a good start. Make sure it has iron. If your teen does not take in 3 dairy servings you may want a calcium supplement 1000-1200 daily. Nice weather and outside time will help your teen get vitamin d but if your teen does not spend time outside due to preference or weather then 2000 ius may be good. ...Read more
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