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Which B Vitamins Are Important For Women Of Child Bearing Age
Im 8 weeks pregnant & my prenatals are causing constipation from the iron. Are the childrens or adult gummy vitamins ok? Some of them lack calcium etc.
Add fiber: Hi heather ~ the iron, as well as hormonal changes, are causing the constipation. Thus changing your vitamin is unlikely to solve your problem. Iron and Folic Acid are the most important elements of a prenatal vitamin. Try increasing your water intake, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and adding a fiber supplement (such as metamucil). ...Read more
Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age? Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?
Energy: Regardless of age, we all need B vitamins to convert food into energy, among other functions. Check out http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bvitamins.html for more info. Or if you like this author: http://alvinblin.blogspot.com/2012/08/q-session-at-healthtapcom_4724.html. ...Read more
Vitamin E can increase the risk of heart defects in babies.
Prenatal one and dha of Rainbow Light are 60 iu of vitamin e. Is it safe to take?
Vitamin D, Multivit.: Everyone in the us (unless in deep south) needs to take vit d in fall & winter months- adult dose is 5000 iu/day-& take in spring/summer if not getting mid-day sun without sunscreen. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet but the majority of americans are deficient in calcium, magnesium, chromium, vit. A, e & chromium. A good mulitvit with iron provides insurance; a prenatal is appropriate! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the amount of vitamins and minerals for children 8 years old and less per day? What types of v/m should the about ages receive each day?
Here : Here is a chart of the recommended nutritional requirement by the usda for various ages. The good news is that as long as a child eats a fairly balanced diet, they will get the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy. Specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies are uncommon in developed countries where children have access to a variety of foods from the different food groups. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All ages: Living a healthy lifestyle (including a healthy diet and being active) is important at all stages of life, from infancy to adulthood. It is especially important for parents to role model a healthy lifestyle to young children, as they are very impressionable and the habits they form early on will stick with them as they grow older. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can hair thinning occur from dietary deficencies? If so, which nutrients/vitamins/foods are most important and helpful for hair growth and health?
Hair: Yes and also from other metabolic disorders like thyroid disease. See your md and perhaps and endocrinologist to be sure it is not related to something other than diet. If it is diet, get off of junk food, eat healthy and take a multivit/see a nutritionist after a blood workup to see what is lacking. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the most effective type of magnesium supplement for muscle tension? There are many variations at every health and vitamin store!
Listen to your body: Topical magnesium oil is generally well absorbed but can be irritating to skin. The Amino Acid taurine together with magnesium, potassium combination with b-6 enhances the uptake of magnesium from GI tract. Good stomach acid is necessary. Sufficient vit d3 is necessary. Stress of all kinds increase magnesium losses. ...Read more
I dont know : I am not sure that it has been proven that nutrients are good . There are many in the market and many claim miracles and good results . Look at the reports of those results , i don t thing you will find that asnwer there. ...Read more
What are the proper dosages for the following vitamins for 63 -year-old woman: multivitamin, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin E, omega 369, B12, magnesium?
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. Dose varies w/the other vitamins you mention. Need to know more. See www.spectracell.com for good micronutrient lab test info. Peace & good health. ...Read more
Go to...Ygoy.com: Year 2008 -59.5 % of women above 16 years were either working or looking for work in the US. 46.5 % of the total labor force of the US are women. Will go up to 47 % in the year 2016. Working women will increase of 49 % in the total labor force between the year 2006-2016. In USA 61% (8th in the world) 1950-1998. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: Real vitamin b deficiency is uncommon and won't happen unless you're on a crazy fad diet or simply can't eat for whatever reason. In an anorectic teen, the first warning may be obvious brain damage. If you do have symptoms, get with a scientific physician. You'll drive yourself crazy reading about "symptoms of nutritional disease" on food-focused websites. ...Read more
Iron Bis-Glycinate: Research shows that iron bis-glycinate is significantly better absorbed than more commonly used forms like ferrous sulfate or gluconate. It is also less likely to cause stomach upset and constipation. Taking iron with vitamin c enhances absorption. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11688081. ...Read more
In pregnancy, what are the most important vitamins needed trimester wise in addition to a healthy diet ?
Folic acid: is the most important. Need at least 400 micrograms a day. It prevents brain development defects (neural tube defects) in the fetus. ...Read more
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