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Looking for vitamins to take to ensure a healthy life style, prevent cold sores. Any suggestions ?

I am looking for vitamins to take to ensure a healthy life style and prevent cold sores by keeping up a strong immune system . I am a 25year old female, in the military , so my job can cause stress as well as insufficient diet and sleep, because of this I know taking vitamins is essential to stay healthy. I work out 3-5times per week and run 3-6 days a week. I do not smoke daily, I will have an occasional social cigarette, when having a night out. I drink 1-2 times per week on weekends, socially as well, or less. I do my best to stay active and avoid unhealthy activities. I try to eat a well balanced healthy diet, but I leave room for occasional indulgences. I have been researching vitamins on line to get an idea of what might be necessary to aid my lifestyle. With my research it seems the following vitamins would be beneficial: A,B,C,D and E, Calcium, magnesium , zinc and Lysine (which I already take daily 500-1000mg). My question is, are there any vitamins or multi-vitamin you would recommend? Also how much of each vitamin would you recommend I take daily? I am open to suggestion and again my main goals are maintaining a healthy lifestyle, strong immune system and prevention of cold sores.
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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hello ,,yhanks for using health care magic
happy to know how much you bother about your you have told that you are having healthy diet and healthy life style which is very important for immunity and health...natural ways of maintaining health status is always safe and not rely on drugs and artificial vitamins....fruits,vegetables,green leaves,fish ,eggs,cerelals,grains,milk and milk products,non veg,early morning sunlight,,,etc and regular physical exercises at a health atmosphere is all that we need..more important is not have tension and panic,,,,,,if you still want to know more see a nutrionist to know your daily calorie intake to expenditure balance,,,good luck,,bye
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Hi, many thanks for the query!
Well, here I must tell you that Vitamins supplementation is therapeutic i.e. to treat the deficiencies. Regular intake of Vitamins is not needed to maintain a healthy life.
In fact, Vitamins like Vit. A, D, E, K are fat soluble vitamins that are stored in body & not excreted in urine, so their excess causes many problems, need not be taken unless deficiency.
You may take Vit. B-complex & Vit. C as these are water soluble, excreted in urine, still need not be taken unless there is deficiency.
Excess calcium will cause kidney stones.
To summerize, Get the levels of all these Vitamins in your blood done & if found deficient then & then only, take the deficient vitamin.
A good healthy lifestyle needs regular exercise, Yoga & Meditation, avoidance of addictive substances like smoking, alcohol, tobacco in any form.
Wish you a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Jul 2013
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