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Why are vitamins an important part of daily nutrient intake?

Why are vitamins an important part of daily nutrient intake?

They are not: If you eat a well balanced meal - vitamins are not necessary ...Read more

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Is daily intake of 500 mcg of vitamin B12 safe?

Is daily intake of 500 mcg of vitamin B12 safe?

Vit b12: Yes it is safe, vit b 12 is water soluble and excess will flush out of body. ...Read more

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Why would vitamin B12 pills have as much high mcg as vitamin B12 daily intake?

Why would vitamin B12 pills have as much high mcg as vitamin B12 daily intake?

Study Links:: 1) http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency
2) http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/end-your-energy-crisis-vitamin-b12
3) http://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences
3) http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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Do I get my daily intake of vitamin a by eating raw carrots?

Do I get my daily intake of vitamin a by eating raw carrots?

More than likely: Raw carrots are a great source of vitamin a so you should be able to get the appropriate level of daily intake dietarily with raw carrots. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamins pill per day with healthy diet? What if exceed 100% daily intake?

Is it ok to take vitamins pill per day with healthy diet? What if exceed 100% daily intake?

YES & wise to exceed: I advise everyone take a good multivit. Daily. It is surprisingly difficult to get optimal nutrition from our diet. We are all exposed to many environmental toxins & vitamins help to protect us. The rda is only for the average healthy person to prevent gross deficiencies & has nothing to do with optimal dosage. For example, the rda of vit d is 400 iu but we need at least 5000 iu/day. See comment:. ...Read more

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What are some good smoothie recipes to make to assue my daily intake of all vitamins and minerals?

What are some good smoothie recipes to make to assue my daily intake of all vitamins and minerals?

Smoothie Recipe: I drink smoothies with protein powder after my workout and as a snack between meals. Isopure is available with no carbs which is ideal. I use vanilla flavor, add the ice and strawberries. You can add other fruits such as banana or blue berries as well. ...Read more

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I am taking 325mg of aspirin daily for small cryogentic stroke. Should I be watching my vitamin-k intake? I

I am taking 325mg of aspirin daily for small cryogentic stroke. Should I be watching my vitamin-k intake? I

No: Vitamin K has an impact on warfarin (Coumadin) because it is a a part of the coagulation pathway - the various proteins in blood that come together when activated to form a clot, aspirin has its effect on a different part of coagulation, the platelets making them "less sticky" and less likely to form a clot. Eat all the salad you want. ...Read more

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How do I find out where can a vegan get their daily intake of B12 vitamins?

Supplement: Vegans have the moral high ground and possibly some health benefits, though when we control for the fact that vegetarians tend to have other healthy habits, the good effect tends to disappear. However, if you do not supplement, you'll ruin your health in as little as a few weeks or months. Get with a sensible, evidence-based physician in your community who's vegan-friendly if you've "gone vegan". ...Read more

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Why does 2000 IU vitamin D daily intake gives me anxeity, even when not taking on a regular basis and with a low serum vit D concentration?

Why does 2000 IU vitamin D daily intake gives me anxeity, even when not taking on a regular basis and with a low serum vit D concentration?

2KUIus of D is a: Relatively low dose. I've not heard of this being a cause of anxiety. Anxiety may be the real issue. You can switch to the powdered version of D but the best thing to do is see a mental health professional for some anxiety management training. Also see www. Relaxationresonpse. Org Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm 32 I am currenty very low in vitamin d. I am on 10, 000 iu of vit D3 since yesterday. I have got some magnesium too what is the daily intake of ma?

I'm 32 I am currenty very low in vitamin d. I am on 10, 000 iu of vit D3 since yesterday. I have got some magnesium too what is the daily intake of ma?

Depends: Most people are deficient in magnesium. Serum magnesium is useless as a measure of total magnesium stores. More info on:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits. Html. ...Read more

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Taking Prenatal Vitamins contains iron 27mg as I got off of BCP 3 mths ago. Is that too much of an iron intake daily, in the long run? Not preg yet

Taking Prenatal Vitamins contains iron 27mg as I got off of BCP 3 mths ago. Is that too much of an iron intake daily, in the long run? Not preg yet

No: The average dietary need for iron in young adult women is about 18 mg/d. The PNV you cite has 27 but only 1/3 is absorbed. In the long run this will not produce an overload. The body actually accommodates changes in diet & iron load by selectively not absorbing any excess over the day to day exposures. You can overdose acutely by taking lots of pills (kids sometimes do) but I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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Am a patient on daily warfarin needing to limit vitamin k intake. A kiwi fruit has 70% of recommended k as listed on label. Is this too much K?

Am a patient on daily warfarin needing to limit vitamin k intake. A kiwi fruit has 70% of recommended k as listed on label. Is this too much K?

Vitamin K: Yes Kiwi would have higher levels than you would want. You need to avoid Vitamin K1. Warfarin will effect bone density and can cause osteoporosis and increase calcium deposits in the arteries of the heart. You may take vitamin K2M7 up to 100 mcg daily to avoid these side effects without affecting your INR. Other foods high in K are spinach, broccoli, cabbage, liver, egg yolks and tomatoes ...Read more

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How many IUs of vitamin D2 and IUs of vitamin D3 does an adult male vegan need on a daily basis? Does it depend on his calcium intake? Is it ok to take vitamin D in morning pills and take in calcium in different meals throughout the day?

How many IUs of vitamin D2 and IUs of vitamin D3 does an adult male vegan need on a daily basis? Does it depend on his calcium intake? Is it ok to take vitamin D in morning pills and take in calcium in different meals throughout the day?

The Office: Of Dietary Supplements of National Institutes of Health's (odd. Od.nih. Gov) Recommended Dietary Allowance is 600 IU/day for males 19-50 years. As a vegan, it would be difficult to get in diet as principle sources are fatty fish, eggs, fortified milk. Vitamin D2 and D3 can be considered equivalent; most supplements are D3 (you don't need both). AM dosing ok; calcium recommendation is 1000 mg/d. ...Read more

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Recommended daily intake for: b-complex, vitamin b-12, vitamin a, vitamin k, vitamin e, magnesium and potassium?

Recommended daily intake for: b-complex, vitamin b-12, vitamin a, vitamin k, vitamin e, magnesium and potassium?

Depends: If you look at any multivitamin bottle, there will be a rda (recommended daily allowance) for the different components. There is very little evidence out there that surpassing rda will treat or prevent any disease. From my field (ophthalmology), people who have moderate to severe macular degeneration can benefit from higher levels of a, c, e, and zinc, but the benefit is relatively small. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone consumes more of a vitamin/nutrient than the daily value, what exactly happens?

Could you tell me if someone consumes more of a vitamin/nutrient than the daily value, what exactly happens?

Vitamin: Some of the vitamins cause no harm even if taken in excess, while others can cause serious medical complications. ...Read more

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If one apple contains only 1% to 4% of daily recommended vitamins, how is it even possible to get 100% recommended daily value nutrients from fruit?

Fruit and vegetables: Contain many nutrients besides the well-known vitamins. Farming practices have tended to reduce the nutrients in the soil. For many people supplementary vitamins are needed. ...Read more

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Should we consume vitamn pills daily or get our nutrients from food? What are the necessary pills to stock up? I only take vitamin C and calcium

Should we consume vitamn pills daily or get our nutrients from food? What are the necessary pills to stock up? I only take vitamin C and calcium

Variety of food!: Nutrients are best when from fresh food which is processed as little as possible. There is no real proof that any vitamins or supplements are better, when compared to food, for overall health (except for specific deficiencies). Learn what's in the food you eat, and enjoy it! ...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

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!


Hope this is helpful!
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Can I take probiotics and vitamins with Nexium (esomeprazole) in order to ensure my daily nutrients? I do NOT want to lack in anything. If yes, when should I take it

Can I take probiotics and vitamins with Nexium (esomeprazole) in order to ensure my daily nutrients? I do NOT want to lack in anything. If yes, when should I take it

Yes, however...: Yes, this is wise because Nexium (esomeprazole) disrupts GI flora and reduces absorption of nutrients, esp. minerals. I advise taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for a few months at the most. It treats symptoms but does not cure. Take probiotics at start of a meal after Nexium (esomeprazole) and a good m ultivitamin on empty stomach before. See
www. Naturalnews. Com/036336_PPIs_acid_reflux_side_effects. Htm and follow link to Chris Kresser's articles ...Read more

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Can hair thinning occur from dietary deficencies? If so, which nutrients/vitamins/foods are most important and helpful for hair growth and health?

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

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Can excess intake of vitamin a cause complications?

Can excess intake of vitamin a cause complications?

Excess Vitamin A: Some acute symptoms include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, & loss of muscle coordination. ...Read more

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What is the benefit if I will intake magnesium vitamins?

What is the benefit if I will intake magnesium vitamins?

It depends...: First, magnesium is a mineral, not vitamin. The benefits are related to if you are deficient in magnesium- the more deficient you are the greater the benefits. Magnesium can relieve muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, headaches, constipation, asthma, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, hypertension etc.
See http://drcarolyndean. Com/magnesium_miracle/
you can also get magnesium from leafy greens, nuts and seeds. ...Read more

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Based on your food intake data must you take a vitamin/mineral supplement?

Based on your food intake data must you take a vitamin/mineral supplement?

Maybe maybe not: There is significant controversy concerning this subject
if you diet is very good then you do not probably need vitamins. ...Read more

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Hi docs, do you think it's safe if I will intake three different vitamins everyday?

Hi docs, do you think it's safe if I will intake three different vitamins everyday?

Probably-depends on:: Our bodies require 13 different vitamins: A, C, D, E, K and 8 diff. B vitamins. So which ones are you talking about? You should not need 3 diff. Multivitamins, but the only ones that can be toxic are A, D, E, K and B6 and you have to take massive doses of those to become toxic, more than would be present even in 3 multiivitamins, unless you are pregnant, in which case you should limit A to 8000 iu/day. ...Read more