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Q. Can a food rich in vitamin B12 will help for his depression or vitamin B12 pills are always required?

Hi all…..having one question related to my friends depression and its relation to vitamin B12, as a medicine given to him by his Doctor. Can a food rich in vitamin B12 will help for his depression or vitamin B12 pills are always required?
AYes low level of vitamin B12 is associated with depression. You can complete its deficiency by having good diet which will cover the B12 requirements. What happens that depressed people tend to eat less of healthy food and which reduces the B12. So, it again reduces the capacity to fight against the depression.

Q. Can someone give me some information on over intake of Vitamin A and its complications in future?

I am having short sightedness. I am wearing specks for the past 3 years. Last week my eye sight had doubled. I never thought to control my eye sight by having a good diet, which is rich in vitamin A. Now I am willing to have vitamin A in tablets and I doubt the adverse effects if taken in excess. Can someone give me some information on over intake of Vitamin A and its complications in future?
AHaving tablets will fortify you with vitamin A but long term intake will lead to show the side effects of over intake. You can have these vitamin tablets as per your doctor’s prescription. But you must have them as a diet intake which will keep your vitamin intake balanced and will not lead to any complications. But the over intake of vitamins can lead to vitamin A toxicity. This can show symptoms as fatigue, muscle pain, depression, Fever and liver anemia.
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Q. What is a normal Vitamin D level in an 84 year old woman?

How would one correct a level of 50 in a Vitamin D level test?
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A2I'm not sure what are the units of the level you specified above, so I can't tell anything about it. However, vitamin D deficiency is treated usually with supplementation with pills.

Q. Is taking vitamins really that important for a human being?

I heard that it's always important to take vitamins, but i wanted to know from somebody who tried it Does it really amke such a difference in our health. It's rather expensive to take it everyday.
A1Vitamins are substances that are found in many of the foods we eat. Your body needs vitamins to work properly, which makes them some really important substances! Your body uses vitamins to do many things, like help you grow and develop. It needs vitamins to help your blood clot when you get a cut. Some vitamins help us make energy. Vitamins are even involved in making sure you can see in color, the world would look black and white without them! Think of vitamins kind of like the fluids in your car. If you have no oil (vitamins) in your car, it does not matter how much gasoline (calories) you put in your car, your car will not run. For this reason, it is critically important to ensure a proper supply of vitamins in your car. Unlike the oil in your car, many vitamins are purged from your body daily. A high-quality liquid multivitamin will replenish lost vitamins and minerals. For the full article: http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitamins/why-take-vitamins.html Hope this helps.

A2vitamins are essential to our welfare and usually we should get them from the food we eat. if you eat a balanced diet you don't need supplements, but if you eat junk food- you can check it out in a blood test and see if you need any supplement. there is a good chance you don't need to take extensive amount of vitamins, you can check the amount you need in this calculator:
http://www.fitwatch.com/database/rda.php

Q. what is a Vitamin C and why is it so helpful and recommended?

and where do i get lot's of it ??? :)
A1Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals, humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. Therefore, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet.

Function

Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Vitamin C also plays an important role in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter, norepinephrine. Neurotransmitters are critical to brain function and are known to affect mood. For the full article: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminC/ Hope this helps.
A2Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin, which is necessary in the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels and aids in the absorption of iron. Dietary sources of vitamin C include fruits and vegetables, particularly citrus fruits such as oranges.Many uses for vitamin C have been proposed, but few have been found to be beneficial in scientific studies. In particular, research in asthma, cancer, and diabetes remains inconclusive, and no benefits have been found in the prevention of cataracts or heart disease.
The use of vitamin C in the prevention/treatment of the common cold and respiratory infections remains controversial, with ongoing research.
it's a very important vitamin - but there's no evidence that it can't prevent infections or such.

Q. I took vitamin B on an empty stomack and then had coffee. it gave me a terrible Stomach ache. why?

A1hi again! you should take them right after a meal. those pills are vary concentrated and some of the B vitamins are acidic. taking it without eating first will get your stomach protesting ...as you well saw...
A2The B vitamins are water soluble. They are not stored in the body as are beta carotene and Vitamin E. B complex must be taken with food already in the stomach. If taken on an empty stomach, pain and nausea are not uncommon. The use of B complex in a dose of 100 mg. once to three times a day with meals is recommended per patient tolerance. If the B complex is being absorbed effectively, the urine will be bright yellow and have a pungent smell due to the riboflavonoids present.
http://www.viable-herbal.com/herbdesc/1bcomple.htm
Hope this helps.

Q. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take?

I am 26 yrs old and I have fibromyalgia. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take?
A1what is a normal level of vitamin d for a 65 yr old woman?
A2Vitamin D is a must for good health. Even the children are taught about this in their schooling. When you eat too much Vitamin D, calcium is being absorbed at a very high rate. This will be just like when you take in too much calcium. One result of eating too much Vitamin D is kidney stones. As taking in too much vitamin D can cause the calcium levels in our blood to be quite high, it can result in changes in heart rhythm and kidney damage. However, do not fret. Usually, such levels can only be obtained if you take too much supplements or cod liver oil. Hence, it is recommended that you take vitamin D in moderation. You could also get lot of Vitamin D from sunlight at free of cost ?
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