megavitamin


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megavitamin

 [meg″ah-vi´tah-min]
a term denoting massive doses of vitamins far exceeding the recommended daily allowances.

megavitamin

/mega·vi·ta·min/ (meg´ah-vi″tah-min) a dose of vitamin(s) vastly exceeding the amount recommended for nutritional balance.

megavitamin

(mĕg′ə-vī′tə-mĭn)
n.
A dose of a vitamin greatly exceeding the recommended daily allowance.

megavitamin

(mĕg″ă-vī′tă-mĭn)
A dose of one or more vitamins that is much in excess of the normal daily requirements (up to 10 times the recommended daily intake).
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1993) listed 16 interventions: relaxation techniques, chiropractic, massage, imagery, spiritual healing, megavitamin therapy, commercial weight-loss programs, lifestyle diets (macrobiotics), herbal medicine, self-help groups, energy healing, biofeedback, hypnosis, homeop athy, acupuncture, and folk remedies as part of their study of alternative therapy.
1993) listed 16 interventions: relaxation techniques, chiropractic, massage, imagery spiritual healing, megavitamin therapy, commercial weight-loss programs, lifestyle diets (macrobiotics), herbal medicine, self-help groups, energy healing, biofeedback, hypnosis, homeopathy, acupuncture, and folk remedies as part of their study of alternative therapy.
It was these much higher doses that might be needed for full health, and people began to speak of megavitamin therapy.
However, since most of the megavitamin users took both A and E, Berson's team couldn't determine the relative value of the vitamins.
When megavitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons are included, that number rises to 62 percent, according to the National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Perhaps because of the interest in megavitamin therapy and other nutritional supplements as possible treatment strategies, several studies have attempted to assess nutritional status of children with autism (Patterson, Ekvall, & Mayes, 1993).
Multivitamin (# per day) B-12 (mcg) AARP Activitamins (2) 100 AARP Alphabet II Multivitamins & Minerals (1) 25 AARP High Potency Multivitamins With Minerals (1) 9 AARP Maturity Formula (1) 10 AARP Megavitamin (2) 50 AARP Multivitamins and Minerals (1) 6 AARP U.
This book not only refutes critics of megavitamin treatment for cancer through the evidence of Dr.
His pursuit of spirituality through seances and experiments with LSD, as well as megavitamin therapy, ultimately scandalized AA.
These " treatments" have included megavitamin and mineral supplements, additive-free diets, the suppression of yeast growth in the digestive system and, most recently, "EEG biofeedback.
1) "When megavitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons are included in the definition of CAM, that number rises to 62 percent," the survey explains.