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What do you personally do to ensure you get the right vitamins and minerals daily?

Discussion in 'JF Doctor' started by Boflo, May 31, 2012.

  1. Boflo

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    [HR][/HR] Trying to pick up tips, I'm not too sure myself!

    Also, it would be helpful to post the foods you make sure you eat to get a wide selection of the essentials.
     
  2. simplemind

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    I take following daily.

    -multi vitamin tablet

    - cod liver oil capsule

    -calcium tablet
     
  3. Fadhili Paulo

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    Hili ni jambo zuri, mi kwa kawaida nikijihisi ninapungukiwa madini na vitamini mhimu, natumia unga unga wa mlonge kijiko 1 cha chakula mara 2 kwa siku, huwa nanyunyiza unga unga huo katika chakula wakati kipo tayari kwenye sahani nakula. Ningependa kushauri mtu yeyote asiyependa kutumia dawa zenye kemikali kutumia unga unga huu kwani siyo tu huongeza madini na vitamini, bali pia huongeza kwa nguvu kinga ya mwili.
     
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    Topic nzuri ngoja tusikie watu wanasema nini. Wengine hatuna tabia ya kuongezea nguvu baada vitamins
     
  5. Kunta Kinte

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    Boflo leo umekuja kivingine!!! Topiki bomba acha tusubiri michango
     
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    ukubwa wa boflo kiboko yake chai
     
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    Kwa vitamins kama Vit. A kula orange fleshed sweet potatoes (viazi vitamu vya orange), pata dona au tumia fortified food staff ambazo zina essential minerals and vitamins kama zinc, folate, iron, vit B2, 12 etc......fortified food zitakuwa localy available soon kutoka viwanda vyetu.....na regulation ilishapita na TBS wameshatoa standards..........
     
  8. Boflo

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    fadhili paulo ...ndio unga gani huo....na unapatikana wapi mkuu??
     
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  9. Fadhili Paulo

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    Mkuu, mke wangu anajua kutengeneza unga unga huu kwa kutumia majani ya mlonge, muda mrefu nilikuwa nikimpuuza, siku moja nilikutana na uzi hapa jf unaozungumzia mlonge, nikafuatilia mjadala huo, lakini kilichonifanya mpaka niamuwe kuula ni mchangiaji mmoja kusema kuwa mlonge husaidia kuongeza za kiume!, nilicheka mbele ya mke wangu, nikamwambia haaa! mpaka nguvu za kiume! nikamwambia weka kwenye sahani yangu ya wali kiutaniutani akaniwekea, tangu siku hiyo sikai bila kuwa nao ndani. Utaona watu tunateseka bure. fuatisha link hii: http://www.jamiiforums.com/jf-doctor/228105-jamani-mlonge-ni-dawa-na-tiba-kubwa-sana.html . Una uhitaji?
     
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    Side Effects of Vitamin Supplements


    Vitamin supplements are available at every grocery store, mega-discount store, pharmacy, health food store, and thousands of websites on the Internet. As these vitamin supplements are considered 'natural' products, many people feel they are safe to take without the worry of side effects. Vitamin supplements do have side effects, some of which can be severe or even deadly. Below are the side effects for some of the more common vitamin and mineral supplements: Vitamin C, Calcium, Zinc, and Vitamin

    E.
    Vitamin C: Daily Recommendations and Side Effects

    Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is required by the body for the growth and repair of tissue, the absorption of iron, and the formation of collagen. It is an antioxidant and boosts the effectiveness of the immune system.

    The recommended daily dosages for Vitamin C are:
    Ages 0-6 months - 40 milligrams
    Ages 7-12 months - 50 milligrams
    Ages 1-3 years - 15 milligrams
    Ages 4-8 years - 25 milligrams
    Ages 9-13 years - 45 milligrams
    Ages 14-18 years - 65 milligrams (girls) and 75 milligrams (boys)
    Men 19 years of age or older - 90 milligrams
    Women 19 years of age or older - 75 milligrams
    Pregnant teens (18 years of age or younger) - 80 milligrams
    Pregnant adults (19 years of age or older) - 85 milligrams
    Breast feeding teens (18 years of age or younger) - 115 milligrams
    Breastfeeding adults (19 years of age or older) - 120 milligrams
    Smokers (adults 19 years of age or older) - 125 milligrams (men) and 110 milligrams (women)

    Side effects of Vitamin C supplements include nausea, heartburn, stomach cramps, and headache.
    Vitamin C is not stored in the human body, which makes a toxic build-up very rare. It is possible to take too much Vitamin C in one day, especially when using products such as Vitamin C drops while suffering from a cold or flu.
    Toxic levels of Vitamin C:
    Ages 1-3 years - above 400 milligrams
    Ages 4-8 years - above 650 milligrams
    Ages 9-13 years - above 1,200 milligrams
    Ages 14-18 years - above 1,800 milligrams
    Ages 19 years and up - above 2,000 milligrams

    The toxic amount for infants is not currently known. Only give babies the amount that is found in their normal feedings of breast milk or formula and foods.


    The side effects from high doses of Vitamin C supplements include severe diarrhea, nausea, and gastritis (irritation of the stomach lining). Some individuals may experience dizziness, faintness, flushing or fatigue. Medical attention may be required after excessively high doses of Vitamin C.


    Long term high-dosing of Vitamin C supplements has been connected to kidney stones. High doses of Vitamin C should not be taken by people with a history of kidney failure or those using medications that do damage to the kidneys.

    People with conditions made worse by acids, such as gout and cirrhosis, should avoid taking more than the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C.

    Vitamin C supplements may increase the side effects of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and antacids that contain aluminum. Vitamin C has been shown to increase the blood levels and side of effects of aspirin and decrease the blood levels of fluphenazine (Prolixin). In high doses, it reduces the effectiveness of the blood thinning medication warfarin (Coumadin, Waran). Tell your doctor you are using a Vitamin C supplement.


    Calcium: Daily Recommendations and Side Effects


    Calcium is well known for building strong bones and fighting osteoporosis. It is also used by the body to regulate muscle contractions, nerve impulses, and hormone secretion.

    The recommended daily dosages for calcium are:
    Ages 0-6 months - 210 milligrams
    Ages 7-12 months - 270 milligrams
    Ages 1-3 years - 500 milligrams
    Ages 4-8 years - 800 milligrams
    Ages 9-18 years - 1,300 milligrams
    Ages 19-50 years - 1,000 milligrams
    Age 51 years or above - 1,200 milligrams



    Side effects of calcium supplements include nausea, decreased appetite, constipation, vomiting, dry mouth, thirst, and increased urination.


    The toxic level of calcium for all ages above infancy is 2,500 milligrams. At this amount or above, calcium supplements can produce serious side effects, such as severe nausea and vomiting, dehydration, confusion, delirium, muscle weakness, neuromuscular disturbances, coma and death. It is important to seek medical attention after taking an overdose of calcium supplements.


    Calcium is a common ingredient in antacids. Combining antacids with calcium supplements is the most common reason for calcium toxicity. Be sure to calculate your calcium intake from antacids and adjust your calcium supplementation to stay within the recommended daily values.


    Calcium supplements can interfere with the absorption of medications such as tetracycline antibiotics and thyroid medications. Calcium supplements can increase the risk of abnormal heartbeats in people taking digitalis. The risk of calcium overdose from calcium supplements is increased in people using thiazide diuretics. Before starting any medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using a calcium supplement.


    Zinc: Daily Recommendations and Side Effects


    Zinc has become popular in the last few years as a way to fight colds and flu, showing up on store shelves in the form of lozenges and nasal sprays. Zinc has immune system enhancing properties and is required by every cell in the body for proper functioning.


    The recommended daily dosages for zinc are:
    Ages 0-6 months - 2 milligrams
    Ages 7-12 months - 3 milligrams
    Ages 1-3 years - 3 milligrams
    Ages 4-8 years - 5 milligrams
    Ages 9-13 years - 8 milligrams
    Ages 14-18 years - 11 milligrams (boys) and 9 milligrams (girls)
    Men 19 years of age or older - 11 milligrams
    Women 19 years of age or older - 8 milligrams
    Pregnant teens (18 years of age or younger) - 12 milligrams
    Pregnant adults (19 years of age or older) - 11 milligrams
    Breastfeeding teens (18 years of age or younger) - 13 milligrams
    Breastfeeding adults (19 years of age or older) - 12 milligrams


    Side effects of zinc supplements include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. When using zinc lozenges, side effects can include taste distortion, unpleasant taste and stomach cramping. The side effects of nasal zinc products include burning,

    tingling, a loss of smell (possibly irreversible), and increased respiratory infections (especially in children).

    Daily zinc intakes of 60 milligrams (combing both zinc supplements and food sources of zinc) in adults have been shown to cause copper deficiency. Copper is another mineral that is essential to the proper functioning of the body. For this reason, the limits where zinc is considered dangerous have been set lower as a protection.
    Total zinc intake (zinc supplements and food) should not exceed:

    Ages 0-6 months - 4 milligrams
    Ages 7-12 months - 5 milligrams
    Ages 1-3 years - 7 milligrams
    Ages 4-8 years - 12 milligrams
    Ages 9-13 years - 23 milligrams
    Ages 14-18 years - 34 milligrams
    Ages 19 years and up - 40 milligrams


    Doses of 50 milligrams to 150 milligrams per day will cause gastrointestinal distress. Doses of 225 milligrams to 450 milligrams usually cause vomiting.


    High doses of zinc supplements can cause liver inflammation, liver failure, gastric erosion and intestinal bleeding. Large doses of zinc supplements have also been linked to conditions that affect the blood cells, causing a low white blood cell count and red blood cells that cannot absorb iron.


    Daily use of zinc supplements can reduce your levels of good HDL cholesterol. Zinc supplements should be used with caution when trying to control your cholesterol, especially when using cholesterol medication. Be sure to inform your doctor you are using a zinc supplement.


    Zinc supplements can change the way your body excretes insulin and need to be used with caution when taking medication for diabetes. Tell your doctor you are using a zinc supplement.

    Zinc supplements can reduce the effectiveness of some antibiotics, including erythromycin, tetracycline, and fluoroquinolone (Cipro).

    Vitamin E: Daily Recommendations and Side Effects


    Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It is used by the body to promote immune system health and help cells function properly.

    The recommended daily dosages for Vitamin E are:

    Ages 0-6 months - 4 milligrams (6 IU)
    Ages 7-12 months - 5 milligrams (7.5 IU)
    Ages 1-3 years - 6 milligrams (9 IU)
    Ages 4-8 years - 7 milligrams (10.5 IU)
    Ages 9-13 years - 11 milligrams (16.5 IU)
    Ages 14 years and up - 15 milligrams (22.5 IU)
    Women who are breastfeeding - 19 milligrams (28.5 IU)


    Side effects of Vitamin E include headache, nausea, flatulence, bloating, diarrhea, blurred vision, fatigue, and weakness.

    Toxic levels of Vitamin E:

    Ages 1-3 years - above 200 milligrams (300 IU)
    Ages 4-8 years - above 300 milligrams (450 IU)
    Ages 9-13 years - above 600 milligrams (900 IU)
    Ages 14-18 years - above 800 milligrams (1,200 IU)
    Ages 19 years and up - above 1,000 milligrams (1,500 IU)

    The toxic amount for infants is not currently known. Only give babies the amount that is found in their normal feedings of breast milk or formula and foods.


    Toxic level side effects include the side effects listed above, plus a risk of hemorrhaging due to an inability of the blood to clot properly.


    Vitamin E supplements may increase the risk of bleeding and should be used with caution by people taking blood thinners (warfarin, sold as Coumadin, Waran), antiplatelet drugs (Plavix, Persantine) or anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil). Tell your doctor or pharmacist you are using a Vitamin E supplement.

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    Mimi huwa natumia hizi dawa nikiwa na upungufu wa Vitamin kwa muda nikisha recover situmii tena ni vizuri kula mboga za majani na matunda kuliko madawa yenye sumu huo ndio ushauri wangu.
     
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    mkuu mie pia nahitaji, unapatikana vipi? Bora tuachane na hizi supplement za viwandani
     
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