My friend decided to take large doses of potassium. What are the side effects?

My friend has decided to take large doses of potassium for some reason or another. Now, she has a terrible case of constipation. What are the side effects of too much potassium? Thank you. Your kidneys regulate potassium and depending on the levels in her blood and inside her cells, she is probably excreting the...

Can vitamin B6 help heal carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can vitamin B6 help heal carpal tunnel syndrome? Is it safe to take 50 milligrams three times a day? Thanks. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) has not been proven to heal carpal tunnel syndrome. It is not safe to take 50 mg three times a day as there has been documented neurological damage at intakes that high.

What ingredients should I look for in a multivitamin?

I take a multivitamin every day. I figure it balances out what I don't eat right in my diet. What ingredients should I look for in a multivitamin? If the multivitamin has only 100% of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for each nutrient in the supplement, it probably won't hurt you. There are RDA's for...

Have you had an opportunity to check out Ideal Health?

Have you had an opportunity to check out Ideal Health? Also, feel free to contact me via this email account. I look forward to hearing from you. Boy and I thought I had read everything! First, any company that sells supplements is usually not a provider of accurate nutrition info. Typically these companies want to conclude...

I take a vitamin C supplement of 1000 milligrams as an antioxidant. What are the effects related to excess?

I am taking a supplement of 1 gram of vitamin C as an antioxidant. What are the collateral effects related to the excess of Vitamin C? First of all, it turns your urine yellow. It makes your urine more acid, which decreases urinary pH and the possibility of urinary tract infections. Beyond that 1 gram (1000...

I take Lasix, for high blood pressure, which says I should drink orange juice or eat a banana every day for potassium.

I have been taking Lasix, a high blood pressure pill, every other day. Now, my doctor, has me taking one every day. The bottle of pills says I should drink orange juice or eat a banana every day for potassium. I like bananas, but orange juice is too acid for my stomach. What else...

Which foods are high in vitamin K?

Which foods are high in vitamin K? Leafy green vegetables (kale, collards, spinach, turnip greens, beet greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens green leaf lettuce), Brussels sprouts, broccoli, green onions, parsley, asparagus, and sauerkraut contain more than the RDA of vitamin K for men or women. These foods are not allowed for persons with a history...

My professor said that the reason the RDA is doubled is because vitamin supplement manufactures lobbied to keep it high. Do you know if this is true?<

I am taking a nutrition course this semester and my professor mentioned that the RDA is doubled what is actually required for a few reasons, one being to ensure there are no deficiencies and the other because some vitamin supplement manufacturers lobbied to keep it high, so we will purchase their product. Her second reason...

I had surgery on my face. My sister says I should rub vitamin E on the scar.

Good website. I just had outpatient facial surgery to remove a sebaceous cyst. The surgery was done by a plastic surgeon who appears to have a done a good job, leaving only a minor scar. My sister says I should rub vitamin E on the scar and it will disappear. I have also read...

Is it important to take calcium with vitamin D or if you drink milk would you get a sufficient amount?

Is it important to take calcium with vitamin D or if you drink milk would you get a sufficient amount from that? I am nearing 70. Since you are almost 70 years old, I recommend you drink 4 cups of milk or the equivalent in calcium-rich foods per day so that you consume 1,200 milligrams...