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Know Your Vitamins

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In answer to numerous questions about nutrition, more specifically supplements, here is some basic information on vitamins.

Natural.
Most vitamins are derived from natural sources and they come in the form of natural food, capsules, tablets, powders or liquids.

Example: Vitamin A is derived from fish oil, B complex from liver or yeast, Vitamin C from berries or rose, hips, Vitamin E from wheat germ, corn, soy beans.

  • Tablets: Most common form, easy storage, longer shelf life.

  • Caplets: Capsule-shaped tablets.

  • Capsules: Convenient, usual way to deliver oil-soluble vitamins, A, E, D.

  • Gelatin capsules: Made with an animal product, gelatin; must be stored away from light.

  • Vegetable capsules: Free of animal products, sugar, starches, made from vegetable/plant fiber.

  • Gels: Easy to swallow, is digested slowly.

  • Powder: Extra potency as in vitamin C.

  • Liquids: Easy mixing properly.

  • Intra oral sprays: Low-dose concentration directly in the mouth, under the tongue.

  • Sublinguals: Tablets that dissolve under the tongue.

  • Patches/implants: Supply in measured amounts

  • All vitamins are organic. They are substances containing carbon.

Special Needs.
The body needs vitamins but what people require are not always the same. Certain special conditions require special food regimens.

Acne.
Traditional treatment ranges from x-rays to tetracycline with varying degrees of success. Natural treatment includes:

  • Vitamin E (dry form): 400 iu daily

  • Betacarotene: 10,000 iu daily

  • Zinc: 15-50 mg chelated, 1 tablet with a meal

  • Acidophilous capsules: 3-6 capsules, 3x daily

  • Cysteine: 1 g daily, a half hour before meals with vitamin C, 1,000 mg, 3x daily

  • Eliminate all processed foods. They are high in salt and iodized.
    Caution: If you are taking a prescription medication for acne, don't take extra Vitamin A unless advised by a doctor.

Bad Breath.
Proper brushing and flossing are recommended.

  • 1 chlorophyll tablet: 1-3 x daily

  • 3 Acidophilous capsules: 3x daily

  • Zinc: 50 mg. daily

Baldness / Falling Hair.
No guarantees, but the following have been suggested:

  • B complex: 50 mg, 2x daily

  • Choline and inositol: 1,000 mg each daily

  • Daily jojoba oil scalp massage and shampoo

  • Calcium: 500 mg, and magnesium-250 mg, 1 daily

  • Cysteine:1,000 mg daily

  • Vitamin C-500 mg, morning and afternoon

Bleeding Gums.
1,000 mg Vitamin C complex with bioflavonoids, rutin and hesperidin, 3x daily.

Bruises.
Vitamin C complex, 1,000 mg with bioflavonoids, rutin, hesperidin-3x daily.

Burn.
Place cold water on it.

  • Zinc: 50 mg daily

  • Vitamin C: 1,000 mg-bioflavonoids

  • Vitamin E: 1,000 iu used orally and topically to prevent scarring

Cold Feet.

  • Wear socks at bedtime.

  • Take a multi-mineral supplement with iodine 2x daily.

  • One keep tablet daily.

  • Niacin and Vitamin E: for circulation.

  • Gingko Biloba: 60 mg, 1-3x daily .
    (Cold feet due to thyroid glands' not producing enough tyroxine)

Cold Sores / Herpes simplex.

  • Lactobacillus acidophilous: 3 capsules, 3x daily.

  • Vitamin E oil: 28,000 iu applied directly to the area.

  • Lysine: 3,000 mg daily in divided doses between meals

  • Preventive: Lysine, 500 mg daily (with water or juice-no protein)

  • Vitamin C: 1,000 mg, 2x daily

Constipation
This is due to a lack of fiber in the diet, as well as water.

  • 1-2 teaspoon psyllium fiber in juice before a meal.

Dry skin

  • Apply Vitamin E to dry skin .

  • 200-400 iu Vitamin E daily.

  • Vitamin A-10,000 iu (for 3-5 days only).

  • Omega 3 fatty acid: 1-3 capsules, 3x daily (or flaxseed oil 1-2 teaspoon added to salad dressing).


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