Top
20
Doctor insights on: Which Vitamin B Supplements Should I Take If Stressed At 55

Share
1

1
Which vitamin b supplements should I take if stressed at 55?

Which vitamin b supplements should I take if stressed at 55?

A full b complex: Use a full b supplement that is 100mg of all b's and at least 400mcg of folic acid. Add an additional B12 500-1000mcg if really stressed. Do not use the five hour energy drinks since they are addictive and can leave people feeling edgy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,159 doctors shared insights

Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


2

2
Which b vitamin should I take for stress?

Which b vitamin should I take for stress?

B vitamins: Talk with your physician, but most can benefit from a good b complex containing b6, thiamine, b12, folate, (folic acid) niacin, riboflavin, etc. Alternately, you could use a high-quality multivitamin that offers these as well as antioxidants and minerals. Magnesium in the form of magnesium glycinate is very helpful, and less likely than other forms to cause diarrhea. ...Read more

4

4
I have a vitamin d deficiency. When will supplements take effect?

I have a vitamin d deficiency. When will supplements take effect?

Quicker with more.: Studies of post menopausal women suggest that 800IU of vitamin D3 will correct a vitamin D deficiency in one year. Taking more will correct it more quickly. I usually suggest 2000IU daily. ...Read more

5

5
My vitamin d 25 hydroxy is low at a 27.8. How do I know which vit d should I take? Can i take a vitamin D3 1, 000 pill to help raise it?

My vitamin d 25 hydroxy is low at a 27.8. How do I know which vit d should I take? Can i take a vitamin D3 1, 000 pill to help raise it?

Vitamin D: Although there is some controversy about the cutoff of normal level of vitamin d, it is generally agreed that above 30 is a normal level. So, your level is only slightly below that, and 400-500 iu of vit d3 supplement should be sufficient, and 1000 iu will certainly raise it above 30. Depending on your risk for osteoporosis, higher levels of vit d may be recommended. ...Read more

6

6
I take reg prenatal vitamins but I am vitamin d2 def(13.2) is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin and a over-the-counter vitamin d supplement?

I take reg prenatal vitamins but I am vitamin d2 def(13.2) is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin and a over-the-counter vitamin d supplement?

Vitamin d : Yes - it is safe to take a prenatal vitamin and an over the counter vitamin d supplement. You want to make sure, though, that the supplement has a USP stamp on it. That stands for United States pharmacopoiea and ensures that the amount of vitamin d that is supposed to be in a tablet is really in it. ...Read more

8

8
Am taking 50k iu vit 8wks for vit d deficiency. Should i take magnesium as well to support absorption and decrease muscle pain? If so what dosage? Ty!

Am taking 50k iu vit 8wks for vit d deficiency. Should i take magnesium as well to support absorption and decrease muscle pain? If so what dosage? Ty!

Don't think so: I see no reason to take magnesium with this good dose of vit d. If you wonder about deficiency of magnesium, you can ask your doc to check levels. It is ok to take otc mag 250 mg or 400mg daily for a few days on your own without blood test. But, if you you have kidney disease or take other prescriptions you need to clear it with your doc since interaction may occur. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
I'm starting Accutane and was told not to take multivitamins. Is it still ok to take vitamins d, e and b complex?

I'm starting Accutane and was told not to take multivitamins. Is it still ok to take vitamins d, e and b complex?

Yes: The only vitamin you need to avoid while on Accutane is vitamin a. Many multivitamins don't even have pre-formed vitamin a but only a as its precursor, beta-carotene, which is safe to take, so it's safe to take a multivitamin that has only beta carotene and not vitamin a (often labelled as retinol, retinal or retinoic acid or palmitate). ...Read more

10

10
Can I take 10,000 mcg biotin a day with stress b complex? Or not take the vitamin b complex

Can I take 10,000 mcg biotin a day with stress b complex? Or not take the vitamin b complex

See below: The appropriate dose of biotin depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for biotin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using. There is no recommended dietary allowance (RDA) established for biotin. The adequate intakes (AI) for biotin are 7 mcg for infants 0-12 months, 8 mcg for children 1-3 years, 12 mcg for children 4-8 years, 20 mcg for children 9-13 years, 25 mcg for adolescents 14-18 years, 30 mcg for adults over 18 years and pregnant women, and 35 mcg for breast-feeding women. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
As per week i am taking vitamin d 3drops glucophage also as u say it should not take with vitamins should i wait to complete my vitamin d course of2 m?

As per week i am taking vitamin d 3drops glucophage also as u say it should not take with vitamins should i wait to complete my vitamin d course of2 m?

It's OK: Hi. I don't know who told you you can't take metformin with vitamins, but that is utterly incorrect. It is true that vitamin D is better absorbed if taken with food, and that metformin's tolerability (at least early on) may be better if taken with food. It is NO PROBLEM to take metformin and vitamin D together. Bon appétit! ...Read more

12

12
I am taking vitamin d, magnesium and folic acid after supper. I also need to take acidophilus & bifidus 3x per day so can i take it at the same time ?

I am taking vitamin d, magnesium and folic acid after supper. I also need to take acidophilus & bifidus 3x per day so can i take it at the same time ?

Explanation : You can take acidophilus and bifidus at the beginning of supper with food and other medications after your supper ...Read more

14

14
Which vitamin supplements should one take if you get leg cramps?

Which vitamin supplements should one take if you get leg cramps?

May not need vitamin: Before you start taking any supplement, make sure you have enough water in your body. Drink 2qts daily, everybody knows that already. Now, duplicate everything else you drink that isn't milk or fresh juice. If you drink a can of soda pop, drink 12 more ounces of water. Get your body cleaned out. Then if you still have leg cramps, see your doc. ...Read more

15

15
Can I take a multivitamin and a vitamin D together at the same time? I have always taken multivitamin but now Dr. recommends Upping my vitamin D

YES, a good idea...: The average multivitamin has about 400 iu of Vit D though the new RDA for most people is 600 iu. However, most adults need 5000-10,000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels of D, which are between 50-80. Thus,I advise my patients to take at least 5000 iu/day in addition to what is in their multivit. After doing this for a few months recheck levels and adjust accordingly. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer ...Read more

16

16
Which vitamin d should I take in supplement phone?

Which vitamin d should I take in supplement phone?

D3: D3 is the right one to take, as it is safer and more bioavailable than d2. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
IAm16 weeks pregnant could i take slow release vitamin C 500mg and multivitamins and iron .is it safe during pregnancy if i take ?

IAm16 weeks pregnant could i take slow release vitamin C 500mg and multivitamins and iron .is it safe during pregnancy if i take ?

1 Prenatal Vitamin: There are many brands of prenatal vitamins. Choose anyone that you like and take one per day. There is no reason to take more Vitamins than you need. Extra Vitamin C is not needed in pregnancy. ...Read more

18

18
Vitamin D was low 17nmol/l.I took vit D supplement 10,000 IU for 2month it become 156 nmol/l .should I take supplement always ?!or stop¡

Vitamin D was low 17nmol/l.I took vit D supplement 10,000 IU for 2month it become 156 nmol/l .should I take supplement always ?!or stop¡

Depends on sun exp.: 156 nmol/l = 62 ng/ml which is just where you want it (optimal levels are 50-80). But if you stop the levels will likely decline, so it seems wise to continue 10,000 iu/day. The only other way to get significant amounts of D is via exposure to mid-day sun without use of sun screen. If you don't get sun, then it is wise to continue supplementation. See http://bit.ly/1gNXNk0 & http://bit.ly/1dC7vnA ...Read more

20

20
Can i take iron supplements and vitamin d at the same time?

Yes you can: There is no conflict between iron and vitamin d supplements, and you can take them at the same time. In fact, they often appear together in multivitamins. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Randy Baker
2,068 doctors shared insights

Supplements (Definition)

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