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Which Children Need Vitamin D Supplements
Yes: Many cardiac conditions can be aggravated by vit d deficiency! ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?
Be careful.: Regardless of what you have read on "natural health" web sites, there is no credible evidence that oral vitamin d is an effective treatment for psoriasis. High doses can raise your calcium levels to the point where you can develop kidney stones and other serious medical problems. 800-1000 iu is a safe daily dosage to prevent vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more
If my severe vitamin D deficiency was caused by malabsorption, would oral vitamin D supplements work?
Yes: Vitamin d has been reported to cause constipation. In your case, there is no blood test to determine if constipation is caused by vitamin d. It would be reasonable to stop the vitamin d for 1-2 weeks to see if the constipation resolves. If it does, you are likely confirming this as a side effect. ...Read more
Yes: Still u should check with u r md! ...Read more
Can taking supplements like zinc, calcium, magnesium or vitamin d cause height to increase in an adult over age 35?
What are other ways to improve a Vit. D deficiency without having to drink milk or take Vit. D supplement tablets? Thanks!
Sunlight/salmon/egg: 23 year old female asks; What other ways to improve Vit D deficiency without having to drink milk or take Vit D supplement tablets? Sunlight, direct sunlight to the skin for as little as 15 to 30 minutes can make up to 600 IU equivalent of Vit D in Diet/ Supplement. Other sources; salmon, tuna, egg yolk, fortified cereals, beef liver. Note, too much Vit D has side effects If >4000IU check with MD ...Read more
I've vitamin D deficiency 17.5nmol/l and iron deficiency 6.8umol/l there is any problem if i take vitamin D and iron together ?
None: Vitamin and mineral supplements are a great way to increase the profit of vitamin and mineral supplement suppliers and makers. Unless you have a very abnormal diet, or have a specific vitamin deficiency based on your genes, you do not need this. If you think you have a deficiency, ask your Doctor to test for that. Otherwise, save your money and use it to go to the gym more often. ...Read more
To correct vit d deficiency in kids, how many courses of cholecalciferol (granules) can b given safely in a year; does more of it cause vit d toxicity?
3 month check: Response to treat varies depending on reason for deficiency or if Rickets (softening bones from low Vit D) is present. Your child's Vit D levels should be monitored closely to gauge when to adjust the medication. Add salmon, tuna, eggs, dairy and fortified cereals to the diet if no food restrictions. ...Read more
Can G6PD deficient kids under 5 take multi vitamin supplements? Are all vitamins safe for such kids?
Standard types safe: The standard types of multi-vitamins or multi-vitamins plus minerals are as safe for children with G6PD deficiency as they are for non-G6PD-deficient children. If unusual, non-standard doses are used, then nobody really knows how safe or unsafe those supplements would be. Thus, one should stick with standard dosing and reputable brands. ...Read more
If i take vitamin d supplements, do I need to take magnesium supplements along with it to improve vitamine d absorption? And to prevent mag depletion?
If he is deficient: If he has absorption problems or is not getting enough sun exposure or always has sunblock on (which is good, but blocks 95% of vitamin d production). If he does not have a deficiency, then the extra vitamin d will increase calcium above the levels needed. Consistent vitamin d and calcium intake through a lifetime is the way to go. There is such things as too much of a good thing, too! ...Read more
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