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Why Do Take Vitamin C Supplement When Taking An Iron Sypplement
How long does it take to regain normal iron levels? I started at 12% of what I should have, taking supplements, vitamin c, and am gluten & dairy free
Differs for everyone: As with everything, it depends. Men may replete iron faster than women who menstruate. People with certain types of absorption problems in the small intestine may absorb less than others. Your doctor should reevaluate your hemoglobin and iron levels and decide if your dose should be adjusted; rarely, we give iron as a one time IV dose. ...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
Best time of day/way to take vitamins/supplements: b-complex; vitamin c; iron; chelate zinc and acidophilus
It does not matter: It matters little when you take each of them. ...Read more
Any time is good: Our bodies need vitamin c 24 hours a day so it should not make a big difference when you take it. However, vitamin c does not stay in your body for very long so it is wise to take it at least twice a day. I take vitamin c in the morning and evening but it might be even better to take 3x/day. I advise 500mg-2000 mg per dose. See http://www.Vitamincfoundation.Org/faq.Shtml#q7. ...Read more
I have vitamin C dietary supplements. How many can I take? They are 500 mg each. It's the "nature made" brand.
Vitamin : Vitamin c is generally considered a very safe supplement, and has been studied by medical researchers in doses up to 10, 000 mg (that would be 20 of the capsules you say you have) per day. The us recommended daily allowance for vitamin c is 90 mg/day for men, 75 mg/day for women. So if you took one 500 mg tablet per day you would be getting well over the daily minimum amount suggested by the fda. Exactly how much you should take is controversial. Recommendations range from the rda above to 2, 000 mg per day (and some are higher). Looking over most of the medical research, most benefits are thought to be attained at a dose of 400-500 mg/day, or one of your tablets. There is very little risk of anything bad happening to you from too much vitamin c. People often get diarrhea at higher doses (in the 1000-2000 mg/day range), but this goes away when the dose is reduced. A good source of information about vitamin c is the linus pauling institute at oregon state university (google them). ...Read more
Having night sweats everyday since I began to take vitamin C supplements. Could taking vitamin C be the cause or should I check other factors?
Look elsewhere: Hi. Anything in high enough level can be toxic, but that's not likely for vitamin C. New onset night sweats is not normal and should be evaluated by a physician. It could be something as simple as the heater is on too high or you're using too many blankets, but also consider inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic, and metabolic causes. I don't think it's the vitamin C. ...Read more
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