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Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally; if you have low levels of certain vitamins, you may develop a deficiency disease. Supplements can also be important to provide your body with extra nutrients depending on the activities you do. Discuss topics including vitamin deficiency, food to counter vitamin deficiency, sufficient vitamin levels, and supplements.

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Over the past 6 months, I've been recovering from a severe B12 deficiency. My primary doctor was unwilling to run a B vitamin test believeing that one did not exist and that the pain/tingling in my arms/legs and swollen tongue were all i...
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I tend 2 break out a lot. What vitamins help with acne?
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Just wondering if its safe to take while pregnant?
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I take folic acid and omega 3 together with calcium Is it harmful taking all together i am not preg.had a misscarriage last mnth
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Has anyone else heard of Vitamin D or K2 causing a bladder infection or foul smelling urine? I realized it might be that because it's the only thing that changed. And once I stopped it went away.
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I’m an adult male and I’m in overall good health. I recently had a blood test and the levels of vitamin B6 in my plasma were 135 ng/ml. The range for adults is 2.1-21.7 ng/ml (for the lab that ran the tests). My complete metabolic panel ...
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I've been trying to lose weight for almost 10 years. Maybe I lost about 10 lbs but that's it. My physicians refuse to investigate my enlarged thyroid and/or possible hormone imbalance so I have no other option. I've tried dieting, I ...
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Hello all, first time posting in this forum. I've recently been diagnosed with low Vit D and B-12. This (the vit D low) was missed back in 2013, misdiagnosed as "depression".... so I know I've been low on Vit D since 2013. I've bee...
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Do you take a Vitamin C supplement to help with the absorption of iron? If so, how much Vitamin C to how much iron do you take? I just learned that the liquid iron supplement Floravit I have been taking for several months only has tr...
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Hello, I have Graves' Disease. I was on prescription medication but stopped taking it due to the side effects. I did research on my symptoms and started taking vitamin and dietary supplements. Not only did I start taking these for my...
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I hope somebody could shed some light on this for me. In April I had a severe panic attack out of nowhere, the next couple of days my anxiety went through the roof and its been a over two months and its still the same. I have random shor...
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I am 18 years old and am overweight. from past 6 months i am having blurry vision,dizziness,and sometimes constipation im recently having yellowish eyes along with eye strain and sometimes sour mouth. Is this diabetes or vitamin B12 de...
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Hi I've been taking vitamin b12, folic acid and iron for deficiencies. Has anyone gotten muscle and joint pain with any of these? Thank you.
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My 8-year old daughter was diagnosed with Vitiligo. I was reading online that B-12 and Folic Acid may help. I was wondering, what would a safe age be to take B-12 and Folic Acid and in what dosage if okay at 8 years old. Thank you. ...
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I have searched the internet and there seem to be conflicting answers. I know saw palmetto increases it, and contains BS, but what about BS itself? Thanks.
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im always anxious nearly about everything and i dont like to go out alot like i used to and my body aches and i get depressed day between every 2 days my vitamin d was rlly low 4.5 i took supp and got it to 26 or 27 but still lo...
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Has anyone read or been told to avoid consuming dairy because of the calcium while on a liquid iron supplement? Or is this more crucial if one is taking another form of iron? There is no statement on the bottle or box, yet I have seen so...
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Hello, I had a standard blood test done on Tuesday and the results have shown that I am low in b12 and iron. Specifically, my b12 level is 195 pg/mL and my iron is 32 ug/dL. My iron "binding" is normal at 385 ug/dL and my iron saturatio...
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I have been taking 1 magnesium citrate 200mg at bedtime for approximately 1.5 weeks. I do have a history of headaches, but since I started taking it, I am waking up with severe headaches which seem to last 3 to 4 hours. The only other th...
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I'm 25 and I've started to take a few different supplements. I just wanted an opinion on whether what I plan to take will be beneficial to me or not. My girlfriend, who's a nurse, said I should look into it further. Men's Multi-Vitami...
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