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Iron (Definition)

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Effect of acid secretion on absorption of iron and vitamin b12?

Effect of acid secretion on absorption of iron and vitamin b12?

Acid has a profound: Effect on iron. Acid is better. Not an issue with b12, as the issue is intrinsic factor from the stomach which is a cofactor in B12 absorption. ...Read more

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Can multivitamin be taken with yogurt? Does it affect iron absorption? And does it affect vitamins efficiency? I take them with yogurt.

Can multivitamin be taken with yogurt? Does it affect iron absorption? And does it affect vitamins efficiency? I take them with yogurt.

Not with yogurt.: You should take vitamins after a meal. Many vitamins require the minerals in food to be used as cofactors to help activate the vitamins in order for them to work more effectively. The calcium and sugar in most commercial yogurt products do not help to improve vitamin absorption. It is best to take iron with vitamin C to improve iron absorption. ...Read more

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I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d, is it better after or before meal (milk)?

I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d, is it better after or before meal (milk)?

Iron;milk together: It is best to administer iron supplements and milk at different times. Vitamin d on the other hand is best administered with milk. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink vitamin C and iron supplement right after consuming a full meal? And without any interval?

Is it okay to drink vitamin C and iron supplement right after consuming a full meal? And without any interval?

Okay: What you described is okay.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Does fat content increase the absorption of vitamin D2, or this only apply to D3? Does vitamin D2 interact with B12? How do I optimize D2 absorption?

Does fat content increase the absorption of vitamin D2, or this only apply to D3? Does vitamin D2 interact with B12? How do I optimize D2 absorption?

Optimizing D absorpt: Vit D3 is superior to D2. Both are fat soluble. Absorption is enhanced with food and fat. To optimize effects, be sure you have vit K2 going in as well -- approx 100 mcg of vit K2 for every 1000 iu of D3 is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can I take a multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin c, glucosamine and garlic supplement all at the same after a big meal?

Can I take a multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin c, glucosamine and garlic supplement all at the same after a big meal?

Yes: You can certainly take all of them without having any idea of how much money you are wasting. None of these have any benefit for a 30 year old and some recent evidence suggests some you are choosing to take can actually cause harm. ...Read more

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Can D2 and D3 be taken at the same time? Also, does Vitamin D affect the absorption of other vitamins and supplements?

Can D2 and D3 be taken at the same time? Also, does Vitamin D affect the absorption of other vitamins and supplements?

I don't really know: Why you would be taking both of them. Vitamin D2 is made by plants; vitamin D3 is made by human skin when exposed to sunlight. Foods may be fortified with either. I would pick one or the other (most supplement with D3) as they metabolize to the same form in the body. There is some affect of vitamin D on blood sugar as well as on liver metabolism/cytochrome P450 enzyme system. Review with pharmacist ...Read more

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If I'm taking biotin, iron, calcium & acidillophus vitamins at the same time, is it effective & are there certain times to take each?

If I'm taking biotin, iron, calcium & acidillophus vitamins at the same time, is it effective & are there certain times to take each?

OK together but...: Minerals are best absorbed on an empty stomach as adequate stomach acid helps & our stomachs have the most acid when empty. However, stomach acid kills acidophilus, so it's far better to take it after a meal (for some strange reason many probiotic labels say take on empty stomach- they're wrong!). Biotin can be taken any time. Taking vit c with iron improves absorption. Consider vit. D in winter. ...Read more

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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

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What would happen if I take prenatal vitamins, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

What would happen if I take prenatal vitamins, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

Nothing bad: Vitamins are vitamins.
Iron is iron
birthcontol pills are just that.
They can all mix just fine. ...Read more

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Can I take biotin, stjohns wort, zinc, fish oil, vitamin d, and iron at the same time daily?

Can I take biotin, stjohns wort, zinc, fish oil, vitamin d, and iron at the same time daily?

Yes, but...: Why? These are generally not needed by most Americans. If you have a specific vitamin deficiency, then use that vitamin. Otherwise, save your money and get a gym membership to exercise routinely. ...Read more

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Can you raise ferritin levels with high iron diet alone? OR is it similar to vitamin D in that it takes supplements and months to bring up?

Can you raise ferritin levels with high iron diet alone? OR is it similar to vitamin D in that it takes supplements and months to bring up?

Depends: If you have iron deficiency anemia, it will take months with oral iron supplements. Menstruating women are not uncommonly iron deficient and it would be prudent to take oral iron and multivitamins.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Mom has a Coumadin (warfarin) level of 8. Went ER she had a shot of vitamin k. When will she get into the safe zone? Can iron pills make her levels increase?

Mom has a Coumadin (warfarin) level of 8. Went ER she had a shot of vitamin k. When will she get into the safe zone? Can iron pills make her levels increase?

That's pretty high: Clearly her inr of 8 is pretty high. Vitamin k takes a few days to work but that would be the best way to treat unless she's having active bleeding. It should start to come down, but you'll need to follow pretty closely over the next few days. Iron would only serve to increase hemoglobin but that would also take a few days. ...Read more

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HOW LONG AFTER COFFEE DO I TAKE MY VITAMINS SO AS NOT TO INTERFERE WITH ABSORPTION?

HOW LONG AFTER COFFEE DO I TAKE MY VITAMINS SO AS NOT TO INTERFERE WITH ABSORPTION?

Immediately Whenever: All vitamins are single molecules so plentiful in most foods that humans have not retained all genes/proteins to manufacture out of other molecules, typically missing just 1 step. Food is a complex mix of billions of molecules & body's digestive process deals with the absorption complexities. Yet some people promote fear of ingesting some molecules not in optimal order; rarely a significant issue. ...Read more

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How can I speed up my metabolism other than with small meals and exercise? Are there vitamins or drugs I can take?

How can I speed up my metabolism other than with small meals and exercise? Are there vitamins or drugs I can take?

Exercise Increses: Vitamins and drugs do not speed up your metabolism. If one does then you have a serious problem and need to get to your doctor asap to get on target. ...Read more

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Even though I eat proper meals there are days I am hungry and can eat all day. I also take excellent vitamins. What causes my extreme hunger?

Even though I eat proper meals there are days I am hungry and can eat all day. I also take excellent vitamins. What causes my extreme hunger?

Unfortunately: Many things can contribute to the sensation of hunger beyond nutrient levels/signals. In fact, any form of stress to the body can seem to stimulate the appetite, which is likely some of the mechanism behind "emotional eating". If you look closely at those days, where you are exceptionally hungry, you may readily be able to identify factors that contribute to why your appetite is like it is! ...Read more

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I have IBS and rapid emptying after meals. What are best vitamins to ensure I don't becime deficient in anything?

I have IBS and rapid emptying after meals. What are best vitamins to ensure I don't becime deficient in anything?

Re-evaluate: If you are on medication for high blood pressure there is something not right about your life style. Inflammatory bacteria in your GI tract could be causing high blood pressure and diarrhea. Avoid dairy, wheat, and sugar, and eat 6 small equal meals with a safe grain like quinoa, soaked for 8 hours, rinsed and then cooked, and other low histamine foods. See if blood pressure and ibs improves. ...Read more

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How to take vitamine D correctly? With fatty meal? Or between meals? I suffer from deficiency 17.5 nmol/l and dr. Derscrib vitamin D 50000 for me

How to take vitamine D correctly? With fatty meal? Or between meals? I suffer from deficiency 17.5 nmol/l and dr. Derscrib vitamin D 50000 for me

Glad to hear your: Doc prescribed 5K daily of Vitamin D. One capsule daily w/food is the standard way to take it. No need to wonder about fat/not-fat meals. Peace and good health. Make sure you are taking D3. ...Read more

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Is it better to swallow or chew vitamin B12 tablets to maximize absorption?

Is it better to swallow or chew vitamin B12 tablets to maximize absorption?

It does not matter: I would say that there is no reason to chew the tablet, but either way absorption should not be affected either way. ...Read more

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Can I take my prenatal vitamin together with meal? As per doc advice, take it before or 1or 2 hour after meal.

Can I take my prenatal vitamin together with meal? As per doc advice, take it before or 1or 2 hour after meal.

Empty stomach best: Prenatal vitamins are best absorbed - or work the best if taken on an empty stomach. You get more of the medication in your body that way. However, if it is causing severe stomach discomfort you can take it with a small snack, I would try to avoid taking it with a full meal. But you can if the small snack is not enough to reduce any stomach pain. ...Read more

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What is the best multi vitamins for body building? I'm a 29 years old guy and I don't benefit enough from my daily meals.

What is the best multi vitamins for body building? I'm a 29 years old guy and I don't benefit enough from my daily meals.

Cheap ones: Every physician on healthtap will probably agree that health & fitness don't come from taking pills. A pharmacy-chain vitamin-mineral tab daily should cost only a few dollars per year. To get bulked / ripped, spend the money on a protein supplement (whey's good), creatine & and electronic muscle stimulator (the latter two if your physician's good with it.) glad you're bodybuilding -- it's fun. ...Read more

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Started taking liquid vitamin D3, 4000 iu. My D level was at 12. Any concerns of this dose, I'm 50 and 5'2, 95lbs. Take it with a meal? Am or Pm

Started taking liquid vitamin D3, 4000 iu. My D level was at 12. Any concerns of this dose, I'm 50 and 5'2, 95lbs. Take it with a meal? Am or Pm

Dose? A bit low,: But might eventually be adequate maintenance given build. There is no advantage & ↑ cost to being in liquid form (will end up in liquid after ingesting) or daily timing. It typically takes 2-3 months to see how dose ingested per wk has worked out & many OTC forms are low quality, not very effective. B-12 rarely useful unless pernicious anemia, http://goo. Gl/hTgfHM. Prednisone dangerous over time! ...Read more

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Can the liquid wax paraffinum liquidum be topical applied to hair without blocking vitamin absorption? It's in a hair styling product I have. Thanks

Can the liquid wax paraffinum liquidum be topical applied to hair without blocking vitamin absorption? It's in a hair styling product I have. Thanks

Paraffinum: Liquidum is a form of mineral oil. It is a common ingredient in cosmetics including hair products. It has been regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and in the amounts found in common hair products can be considered safe. I doubt it would measurably affect vitamin absorption. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Son 19months doesn’t want to eat. He only eats when hungry 2twice a day, I’m worried because he was eating fine now meal times are a fight. What can I do? I gave him deworm and he’s now on Vitamin BComplex. Any other vitamins or method I should try?

Son 19months doesn’t want to eat. He only eats when hungry 2twice a day, I’m worried because he was eating fine now meal times are a fight. What can I do? I gave him deworm and he’s now on Vitamin BComplex. Any other vitamins or method I should try?

Don’t force it: Try to give him foods he likes, while slowly introducing new foods, need to make sure he gets enough protein, but this is a difficult age for many things, including feeding. Maybe give liked food first, followed by lest liked. Talk to your doctor if weight gains not up to par ...Read more

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Have GERD so take PPIs (pantoprazole) daily. Will this affect my absorption of vitamins and nutrients? If so, should I take supplements? Thanks

Theoretically: IRON is best absorbed in an acid environment and taking a tablet of Vitamin C if you are taking Iron supplements may be helpful!


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Multi vitamin absorption?

Multi vitamin absorption?

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Are vitamins necessary if you consume three meals a day?

Are vitamins necessary if you consume three meals a day?

Vitamins: Many prepared foods might contain some vitamin D but, unless you are taking three foods a day each with vitamin D, you should have no trouble.
All else being equal, 1000 units of vitamin D once a day should be safe and OK. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d better absorbed with meals or at certain times of day?

Better with meal: Best with food ; caution with some prescription medications. Antacids, Lipitor (atorvastatin) hypertensives. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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