Hi! My doctor encouraged me to begin taking Vitamin D3 2000IU 4/day. I take 2 in the am and 2 in the pm cause I can't remember to take it 4 times a day. He also told me Magnesium 400mg/day along with flaxseed or fish oil. I do the flaxseed oil cause I'm a vegetarian but I think they work the same.
He told me these all help decrease inflamation throughout the body, I've noticed a difference since I started this regimin.
I've also read research about other antioxidants including Vit C, but the D3 has been working great for me...and its dirt cheap too!! always a plus.
I still have not found out what this particular vitamin is, but I will continue to look.
I have asked my doctor about vit and she tells me to just make sure it is something high in calcium and vit C. I do take a multi vit, but not every day. I can't swallow large pills, so I have to purchase the chewey vit that come in choco, vanilla, caremel flavors. They may just come in choco and the extra calcium comes in the other flavors.
I have found Viactiv multi vit that comes in what they call a 'smooth glide' pill. They are a little easier to swallow, but I get sick from them. They come in berry flavor and maybe a few others too.
If I wouldn't get so sick from them, I would probably take them everyday. I have tried taking them on a near full to full stomach and on a empty stomach.
You should really ask your doctor about the vitamins.
Although I need to get back into taking vitamins, I've had some pretty rude awakenings from my doctor when it comes to herbal remedies. I was taking Evening Primrose Oil which is apparently bad for asthmatics and was causing me to have flare-ups. And I did not know that Echinacea is a close cousin of ragweed, of which I am very allergic.
So, better safe than sorry. Run the vitamins by your doctor before you consider taking something out of the ordinary.
Hmm.. I did not know about that vitamin thingie, But I take centrum,vit C, E, CA,(daily), CoQ10, Glucosamine,(2X day). I hope it is one of those,, don't know if I can cram any more pills in my holders!!
Hi, I actually had this on the SP boards and thought I would place it here instead.
I have severe asthma, have had it since I was a baby and it has gotten worse over the years. I know that my weight plays a big roll in my not being able to breath well, and that is one reason why I am at SP.
I saw an article the other day about asthma and taking a certain vitamin to help control symptoms, but now I cannot find the article and I would like to know what the vitamin is. Does anyone know what I am speaking of??
I have been sick for the last few days, which is a first in a longggggg time, I just never get this bad and with my asthma, it is just making things worse. I have an appointment to see my doctor to see about getting a nebulizer because inhalers just are doing a good job.
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