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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   I need an expert on diet and nutrition and supplements/ vitamins
Doctor :   Hi
User :   am i being charged starting now?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   well i am General physician
Doctor :   we do have a option
Doctor :   where you can get your personalized diet plan and chart
User :   what?
Doctor :   here is the link to that
Doctor :   i can help you within my expertise
User :   well mine is more specific. how much folic acid from coenzyme calcium folinate is too much?
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please
User :   31 healthy eater and male.
User :   I generally eat 5 times a day every 3 hours.
User :   Ingredients & Dosage Directions: 1-2 capsules, up to 3 times per day. Supplement Facts Serving Size: 2 capsules Amount Per Serving % Daily Value Vitamin A (as a natural carotene complex from 7.5% dunaliella salinas) 6,666 IU 133 Vitamin C (from calcium and potassium ascorbate) 167 mg 278 Vitamin D-3 266 IU 67 Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate, plus beta, gamma and delta tocopheryls) 133 IU 445 Vitamin B-1 (from coenzyme thiamin diphosphate) 17 mg 1111 Vitamin B-2 (from coenzyme riboflavin 5'-phosphate) 17 mg 960 Vitamin B-3, Niacin(from inositol hexonicotinate 50 mg 250 Vitamin B-6 (from coenzyme pyridoxal 5'phosphate) 17 mg 833 Folate (from coenzyme calcium folinate) 533 mcg 133 Vitamin B-12 (as 50% coenzyme adenosylcobalamin and 50% coenzyme methylcobalamin) 533 mcg 8889 Biotin (pure crystalline) 200 mcg 67 Vitamin B-5 (33% mg coenzyme Pantethine and 67% mg d-calcium pantothenate) 50 mg 500 Calcium (from coral minerals, fumerate, malate, succinate, alpha-ketoglutarate, aspartate and ascorbate) 67 mg 7 Magnesium (from coral minerals and malate) 67 mg 17 Zinc (picolinate) 7 mg 45 Selenium (L-selenomethionine) 33 mcg 47 Copper (sebacate & aspartate) 1 mg 67 Manganese (glycinate) 3 mg 167 Chromium (Nichrom III GTF) 133 mcg 111 Molybdenum (fumerate, malate, succinate, alpha-ketoglutarate and aspartate) 100 mcg 133 Potassium (fumerate, malate, succinate, alpha-ketoglutarate, aspartate and ascorbate) 66 mg 2 Choline (bitartrate) 50 mg * Inositol (crystalline, dextrose free and inositol hexonicotinate) 50 mg * Boron (glycinate & ascorbate) 1 mg * Vanadium (fumerate, malate, succinate, alpha-ketoglutarate and aspartate) 67 mcg * Malic acid (from mineral malates) 373 mcg * Aspartic acid (from mineral aspartates) 83 mg * Succinic acid (from mineral succinates) 33 mg * Alpha-ketoglutaric acid(from mineral alpha-ketoglutarates) 33 mg * Fumaric acid (from mineral fumerates) 30 mg * Oligomeric proanthocyanidins(95% O.P.C.-grape seed extract) 3 mg * Octacosanol (spinach extract) 333 mcg * * Daily Value not established. Other Ingredients: silica, magnesium stearate, and cellulose capsule. This product does NOT contain milk, egg, fish, gluten, corn, peanuts, crustacean shellfish, soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, or rice. This product does NOT contain hidden fillers, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors, or sugar.
User :   what i included was my multi vitamin
Doctor :   ok
User :   other question: I am worried about overdosing between multi and real food.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how much of these pills are you taking ?
User :   since real food has vitamins as well, it raises a concern that one can have toxity. too much of a good thing is bad.
User :   i take 4
Doctor :   ok now you are right that real food also has vitamins INFACT they are the best kind as they come from a natural source, and also as physician we recommend that if you are having a good healthy diet then all you need is just ONE pill of the multivitamins
User :   meal 1: fortified cereal or 2 eggs and wheat toast. meal 2: peanuts or something healthy maybe an apple meal 3: chicken with frozen veggies cooked Meal 4: another healthy snack above and meal 5: lean ground beef with salad or veggies.
Doctor :   thats a very good diet very balanced
Doctor :   do you have any medical condition ?
User :   no.
User :   just concern about overdose on the multi. take a look at the multi above and tell me your recommendation
Doctor :   well then you dont need 4 pills as you are taking sufficient amount
User :   what about optimum health and loss of nutrients in cooking and toxity and so forth
Doctor :   the excess vitamins are usually discarded by the body, in urine and feces
User :   the recommended clinical therapeutic dose reads 2 capsules up to 3 times daily
User :   why would the ccn of the vit include such statement
Doctor :   multivitamins are usually recommended for people with low immunity or whose diet is not balanced
Doctor :   these are over the counter and the dose they recommend will certainly wont cause a overdose even if you are eating well
Doctor :   its just your body just throws it out what it does not need
Doctor :   having more than the recommended dose ca cause over dose
User :   how do you explain the folic acid from coenzyme calcium folinate of 500 mcg when the National Academy of Sciences recommends 1000 mcg
User :   per Katz MD MPH he states too much folic acid can cause colon cancer
Doctor :   those are when women are told to take folic acid tablets during pregnancy as it helps in proper growth of the fetus
Doctor :   when you over dose on them it can cause side effects
Doctor :   your diet is excellent
User :   so even if i take 4 pills a day i am not risking long term side effects?
Doctor :   and if you are healthy and taking good care then you dont need extra supplements
Doctor :   no not at all
User :   ok looks like i'll just take one pill a day then
User :   what do you think
Doctor :   yes i mean tell me one thing
Doctor :   how many people do ACTUALLY eat such a healthy diet like yours ?
User :   haha. not many
Doctor :   thats why these are marketed for the MASSES
Doctor :   in your case 1 is good enough
User :   thanks, man.
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   better go. don't want the bill to rack up on my end. talk to you later
Doctor :   good bye
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