So me and mine are in need of taking various supplements and vitamins to keep us in somewhat good shape, my beloved has a few medical conditions for which she needs a variety of homeopathic and allopathic items. I need to know where to find an updated list to make sure there's no chametz. [more inside]
I'm planning on getting pregnant in the next few months, and I know the folic acid in prenatal vitamins is actually most useful for preventing birth defects if you take it in the weeks before getting knocked up. So, I find myself in the market for prenatal vitamins, but I'm finding it hard to do any research at all about what brands are better or worse. I turn to the hive mind. Obsessive over-thinkers and over-researchers of metafilter: what is the best brand or type of prenatals? [more inside]
I am having a hard time getting enough calories and nutrients in my body each day. Part of the issue involves inconsistent access to food due to family stuff; the rest involves a loss of appetite as I progress through treatment for bipolar II. I'd love to be able to keep something in my room that can help me stop going to sleep hungry, but I need it to be soy, walnut, and coconut free. What might be a good interim solution as I work back towards eating proper meals every day?
Which vitamins and supplements, if any, are worth actually taking on a regular basis? No snow-flaky details here, just a regular, out-of-shape, delivery food-eating, occasional exerciser who sits in an office all day. [more inside]
How much is too much when it comes to vitamins? Can you mix and match them? Please advise! [more inside]
Years ago my college roommate took a statistics course. In the textbook was a small, confounding cartoon that appeared to make no sense but was hilarious in its absurdity. I would like to know about that cartoon. [more inside]
What are your favorite healthy plant-inclusive dinners that you actually get excited to shop for, cook, and eat? I'm looking less for "I put onions in my sauteed spinach" or "I cook lentils into a flavorless gruel," and more for something like "I roast chicken with garbanzos and cherry tomatoes, then serve it with a smokey yogurt sauce." [more inside]
How did vitamins get their names? Like, why is retinol "vitamin A," ascorbic acid "Vitamin C," etc.? Do the letters have any significance?
I've just started taking vitamin D3 on doctor's orders. So far, its seems too good to be true. If you take it, can you tell me how far to reel in my expectations? [more inside]
Hello! My wife is pregnant with our first child (second trimester.) She's been taking a DHA supplement (Nordic Naturals PreNatal) for prenatal brain development, but has suddenly gotten worried about whether it's good to take a DHA supplement. Our doctor/nurse pretty much has no advice on this matter. Now my wife is worrying about mercury/lead though we can't find any evidence that this actually exists in fish oils, or Nordic Naturals in particular. Take it or not? [more inside]
Ok, this won't be long. Anyway, I'm not too crazy on the supplements department, usually just taking multivitamin along my normal diet, and fish oil. I decided to buy a higher quality one, and got a "Highly Dosed Max Vit-Min" recommended by the lady at the supplement store, because I excercise on a fairly regular basis recently. I'm not too scared anything can happen, but I'm confused by the amounts on the label and recommended daily value (RDV in the US, I guess?) percentages. For example, Thiamine (Vitamin B1) is 80mg, 7273% RDV. Riboflavine is also 80mg, 5714% RDV. Isn't that overkill to take daily (seriously seven thousand percent above the RDV )? Can I get hypervitaminosis from this stuff, or does the fact that I excercise somehow modify my requirements? For reference on the low end, Calcium for example is 8mg, 1% RDV. Or am I just being silly and not understanding labels??
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 Thanks!
Do you know of any candy (gummy bears, worms, other shapes) that tastes just like gummy vitamins? [more inside]
How do I stop getting sick on tour? [more inside]
Are there any vitamins/supplements that are actually worth taking? [more inside]
YANMD, but are my multivitamins making me bleed more on my period? [more inside]
Usana vitamins, better than the norm? [more inside]
What vitamins or supplements should a father-to-be take before conception? Looking for quality swimmers! (Corollary, what foods to avoid?) [more inside]
Emergency: must temporarily increase muscle endurance or life will be ruined within the next 24 hours. What can I do? [more inside]
I got this B-100 Complex from Costco that promotes energy and mental clarity. I took it for a week, every single day made so sleepy I even was afraid to drive. Does anyone has any idea why it has that effect when all the comments are so positives?
So what's the cheapest route for custom vitamins? [more inside]
What other supplements cause extreme flushing like niacin? [more inside]
I've seen several variations of this chart circulating (mostly through yoga moms on Pinterest). I'd like a more scientific explanation of nutritional deficiencies versus cravings. [more inside]
Hey, nutrition experts: I need some advice about taking vitamins and supplements with proton pump inhibitors. [more inside]
Easiest ways to add vitamins and minerals to your diet? [more inside]
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]
Looking for a female multi-vitamin? [more inside]
Why do health food stores smell like health food stores? [more inside]
Please help me through the vitamin labyrinth. I have some idea of what I would find ideal, but finding it is rather hard. Please suggest vitamins that meet my criteria. [more inside]
I had symptoms of hypothyroid that went away when I started taking vitamins; now they've returned. Is this hypothyroidism or something else? [more inside]
Recommendations for daily multivitamins that are reasonably sized? [more inside]
When should I be taking my multi-vitamin? When I wake up, before I sleep or some time in between? [more inside]
Is it okay to take all of my vitamin and mineral supplements together, or should I split them up somehow?
Is it okay to take all of my vitamin and mineral supplements together (list follows), or should I split them up somehow? [more inside]
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]
How nutritious is re-steeped rose hip tea? [more inside]
YANMDfilter: Can too many vitamins / supplements be a bad thing? Am I even taking the right ones? [more inside]
Supplement (vitamin) safety? [more inside]
Does Berocca interfere with the contraceptive pill? [more inside]
My doctor wants me to take a multivitamin for my slight anemia. Help me pick one please? [more inside]
What are the risks/benefits of giving my newborn breastfed child additional supplements, such as D-Vi-Sol, Poly-Vi-Sol, Tri-Vi-Sol and the likes? [more inside]
What is your favorite brand of multivitamins? See potential catches inside: [more inside]
My cat goes crazy whenever I take my vitamins. What? [more inside]
Need to find and buy iron polysaccharide vitamin supplement in Los Angeles. Help? [more inside]
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...
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?
Is the goop food they eat in The Matrix possible? [more inside]
If you take vitamins, have you found one that is, for you, the sweet spot between price and what it contains? [more inside]
O Hive Mind, I love my vitamins, but i'd like my calcium in a separate installment because of kidney risk factors and a previous history of urinating small bricks. Can you suggest products that - you not being a doctor notwithstanding - are appropriate for me? Bonus points if they are mail orderable from within euroland. TIA
I have a vitamin tablet that changes appearance when in the same pill organizer with my other daily meds. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
I want to take vitamins/multivitamins, but I have a very difficult time swallowing large and/or uncoated pills. [more inside]
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