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Suggest dosage for vitamin E supplement

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Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Question: Good Morning I am a 52 year old pmp female who currently smokes (planning on quitting very soon) I am looking to see what kinds of vitamins a woman my age should be taking when I looked it up on the internet I found the following: Calcium and Vitamin D which I already take just not sure mg i should be taking but also said Vitamin B12, B6, Beta Caotene Omega 3, Vitamin C because I am a smoker and one said Vitamin E which i saw some of the dangers of taking this one. could you please tell me your opinion and what mg of these vitamins I should be taking?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Vitamin E is recommended

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ma'am,I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns .. The basic vitamins that are recommend ed to be taken daily at your age are calcium , vitamin d, vitamin b12 and vitamin b6..
The recommmeded daily supplement is 1200-1500 milligrams daily in two or three divided doses as the maximum body absorption of calcium is 500 milligrams per serving..
while vitamin d supplement is recommended to be 800 IU daily or 20 micrograms daily..
vitamin b12 supplement is recommended to be 2.5 micrograms daily in two divided doses to ensure maximum absorption..
vitamin b6 recommended dose is 2-3 milligrams daily..
As for vitamin E , it is basically an antioxidant that is recommended for smokers to fight and decrease the levels of free oxygen radicals produced by smoking .. the recommended dose will be 1000 milligrams daily .. I hope you find this helpful
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Brief Answer: Vitamin E is recommended Detailed Answer: Dear Ma'am,I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns .. The basic vitamins that are recommend ed to be taken daily at your age are calcium , vitamin d, vitamin b12 and vitamin b6.. The recommmeded daily supplement is 1200-1500 milligrams daily in two or three divided doses as the maximum body absorption of calcium is 500 milligrams per serving.. while vitamin d supplement is recommended to be 800 IU daily or 20 micrograms daily.. vitamin b12 supplement is recommended to be 2.5 micrograms daily in two divided doses to ensure maximum absorption.. vitamin b6 recommended dose is 2-3 milligrams daily.. As for vitamin E , it is basically an antioxidant that is recommended for smokers to fight and decrease the levels of free oxygen radicals produced by smoking .. the recommended dose will be 1000 milligrams daily .. I hope you find this helpful