For someone who takes Adderall for ADD, will drinking acidic drinks (including say juice, soda, or homemade drink with apple cider vinegar) and/or taking vitamin C supplements mute or dull or interfere with the medication? Talking to pharmacist and googling has yielded some very mixed and confusing answers, and I'd love it if somebody knew enough to give a definitive answer.
posted by skjønn
on May 14, 2013 -
Is it safe to take the following supplements every day during big meals?
Nature's Way 'Alive! Multivitamin'
Flaxseed Oil Capsules (1000mg)
Garden Veggies (Nature's Way)
Milk Thistle and Hawthorne Berries Capsules
posted by bostonhill
on Apr 18, 2013 -
Kid BlahLaLa's pediatrician wants him to take a calcium supplement, because he's never been into milk and doesn't eat very many milk products. But Kid BlahLaLa, who is almost 10, refuses all children's calcium supplements as too gross-tasting. (He's not ready to swallow pills.) He will accept a particular adult supplement, but when I combine that with his usual daily multi-vitamin I'm worried that I'm overdosing him on Vitamin D. There's so much woo on teh internets that I can't seem to get a straight answer about how much is too much. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I live in northern New York where we have short hot summers of about 2 to 3 months and long cold winters. I have a variety of health problems, including joint problems, and hormone problems including low testosterone and higher than normal estrogen (I am a male) . I have noticed that in the summertime If I sit outside for one to two hours every day to absorb the sun I feel healthier, my joints hurt less, my hormones seem better, and I have more energy. Also if I have a cut or a twisted ankle It seems to heal faster then in the winter.
Assuming that it was the vitamin D from the sun that was causing this , I took vitamin D pills every day in the winter. However, I did not experience any of the benefits that I experienced with regular sunshine exposure.
This leads me to believe there is something else, some sort of other healing power in the sun that either science is not aware of yet or that I am simply not aware of. Is this possible?
posted by john123357
on Feb 5, 2013 -
Doctor recently advised that I take flaxseed or fish oil for the Omega-3 goodness, and I can't seem to get into the habit. I do not have much a morning (or evening) "routine", which I guess is working against me. You guys are grown ups (and I feel like less of one since I can't figure this out!) - how do you remember to do it?
posted by ersatzkat
on Jan 29, 2013 -
I was just diagnosed with moderate Vitamin D deficiency. Can you tell me about your experience on the 50,000 IU once a week treatment and Vitamin D deficiency in general? [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues
on Aug 22, 2012 -
What vitamins or supplements should a father-to-be take before conception
? Looking for quality swimmers! (Corollary, what foods to avoid?) [more inside]
posted by unclezeb
on Jun 29, 2012 -
How is the vitamin B12 supplement made? I've tried searching the internet, but the information is nearly nonexistent other than using a buzzword like carbofermentation that doesn't document the creation process of the supplement. [more inside]
posted by DetriusXii
on Oct 24, 2011 -
what are the most compelling arguments for and against the efficacy of multivitamin supplements? [more inside]
posted by radiosilents
on Jan 21, 2011 -
Help, physician MeFites! Can pyridoxine have adverse effects, even in small quantities? [more inside]
posted by rhombus
on Jan 14, 2011 -
Which kosher brand of Vitamin has no more than 3,000 or 3,500 IU of Vitamin A?
posted by Tziv
on Aug 5, 2010 -
Vitamin D3 is often extracted from lanolin. I would like to know how much wool is necessary to produce say 1000 IU of vitamin D.
posted by davar
on Nov 16, 2009 -
You know that loose-limbed, joints-fully-lubricated feeling you get after a massage or a jacuzzi? I want that feeling all the time.
What's your secret? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Aug 20, 2009 -
How can I get tested to see if I'm missing any trace minerals or vitamins in my diet without health insurance?
posted by parallax7d
on Jun 26, 2009 -
Sudden facial and joint rash after taking vitamins with food. Allergy, or cross-reaction? [more inside]
posted by vickyverky
on Jun 7, 2009 -
What is the best way to get Vitamin D (other than sunshine!) to support optimum calcium absorption? [more inside]
posted by suzeQ
on Jun 4, 2008 -
Given that the company making the vitamin is trustworthy (i.e. they are sold at major retail outlets) and the tablet contains what it says it contains on the side of the bottle, what are the factors that make "organic" or "food based" vitamins better? [more inside]
posted by plecong
on Dec 4, 2007 -
Vitamin gummy bears are certainly tasty, but are they strong enough for an adult at double the recommended dosage? How can we measure the efficacy of vitamin supplements in general?
posted by of strange foe
on Feb 8, 2006 -
Does taking multivitamins every day help your body maintain fitness, especially when you are in your 20s? How about if you excersize every other day? What else are multivitamin supplements good for? [more inside]
posted by Dean Keaton
on Mar 28, 2005 -
VitaminFilter: I am a reasonably healthy male in my twenties, and I take a regular old Centrum multivitamin every day. My current huge container is almost empty, and before I buy another one, I'm wondering if there's something better. Is there really any difference between the various brands of multivitamins? Is there a brand better suited for someone my age? I have access to Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Trader Joes, etc., if that helps.
posted by jed
on Jan 10, 2005 -
Does anyone have any experience with "greens plus"
? Is it a waste of money, or can one really absorb 7 servings of vegetables with three tablespoons of powder? Google seems to be biased as to that question, and I haven't seen it mentioned in any of the other health and nutrition questions on here. Help?
posted by loquax
on Jun 18, 2004 -