How did vitamins get their names? Like, why is retinol "vitamin A," ascorbic acid "Vitamin C," etc.? Do the letters have any significance?
posted by DoctorFedora
on Mar 14, 2014 -
I have a few questions about vitamins and supplements. Does anybody have any experience with Calcium/Magnesium/Vitamin D & B-Complex improving anxiety and mood? And, can anybody recommend a joint-health supplement for a puppy with a genetic tendency towards hip dysplaysia? [more inside]
posted by Raichle
on Jun 7, 2011 -
Alright, so it's cold/flu/etc season and my roommate brought home a package of Emergen-c. He welcomed me to it, so I figured what the heck, I'll take a look at it. Then I noticed it says you can take it post-workout, which spiked my interest because I'm a self-described 'gym bum.' [more inside]
posted by ascetic
on Dec 14, 2010 -
My doctor wants me to take a multivitamin for my slight anemia. Help me pick one please? [more inside]
posted by quirks
on Nov 17, 2010 -
What kind of vitamins/supplements do you take and why? There is so much conflicting information out there that I am confused. Currently I take fish oil (brain function/memory), iron (slightly anemic), D (live in a place that lacks sun half the year), acidophilous (digestion), C (immune system), B complex (energy), and the occassional multi vitamin in case I am missing anything else. Wondering if there is anything else I should be taking...
posted by MsKim
on Feb 18, 2010 -
Is there a way to get some type of comprehensive blood test (or multiple) that checks for imbalanced hormones and vitamin/mineral deficiencies? If so, how can I go about getting them done for my fiancee?
posted by mdpatrick
on Jan 31, 2010 -
If you take vitamins, have you found one that is, for you, the sweet spot between price and what it contains? [more inside]
posted by Danf
on Dec 7, 2009 -
Do Bananas constipate or do they do the opposite? My daughter needs to eat foods that make stool soft. Some people have told me to feed her bananas and others say to stay away from them. Which is the truth?
My daughter is five years old. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Jun 15, 2009 -
I bought some B2 vitamins because they were on sale. Each pill contains 2,6mg of B2 riboflavin (162% ADT) and my multivitamin pills also contains B2 riboflavin, and its 1,6mg (100% ADT). Would I risk anything by taking multivitamins with 100% B2 and then taking another pill with 162% B2 in the morning?
posted by madcow20
on Jan 2, 2009 -
I think my multivitamin is/was making me sick, but I can't figure out which one so I don't repeat the problem. I need to be taking a multi but this got quite bad--anxiety like symptoms, depression, extreme fatigue and just general yuck. I'm having other causes checked out as well (I suspect there is a thyroid issue going on), but I need some help with the toxicity possibilities of some of the components. [more inside]
posted by pywacket
on Apr 13, 2008 -
After years of junk food, weight gain and not caring about my health, I'm trying to start living healthier.
Can anyone suggest some good supplements.
I really just want to have energy, be healthy and feel good.
Below are my stats and a few of my ailments. [more inside]
posted by sidartha
on Apr 3, 2008 -
So I'm clinically depressed. And right now I likely can't take medication or see a therapist. If things get worked out with medical coverage I might be able to do one or both. But, I'd like to avoid medication if at all possible. What are the things I can do/take (vitamins?) to feel better until ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 20, 2008 -
I'm not looking for quack cures. I know there are no easy fixes. I hate to waste money. But I'd like to find a trusted website or source for recommending vitamins and supplements. [more inside]
posted by saffry
on Dec 2, 2006 -
I was curious to know if it was possible to leave off of just sugar and multi-vitamins?
posted by nosophoros
on Jun 21, 2006 -
question: Recommend some good protein (and other nutritional) supplements to compliment my weight-training. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Gyan
on Jun 25, 2004 -