HealthCare Resources Blog


Basic Questions on Vitamins & Supplements


If you are receiving this newsletter in error, or would like to be removed from our mailing list – please accept our apologies and notify us – we will remove you immediately. On the other hand, feel free to send this newsletter on to your friends!

We are very proud to work with Nathalie Batilliot de Celorio, a licensed dietician. She covers all aspects of nutrition including weight loss, cardiac (lowering of cholesterol), weight gain and others but particularly enjoys working with diabetic patients. Please contact me if you would like a consult with her. She is multilingual.

We thought for our first interview with her, we would ask a few basic vitamin questions.

HCR: As a nutritionist, do you feel that even someone who is in good health, with no diseases, should take supplemental vitamins?

Nathalie: It depends a lot on the person’s habits. If they have good health but do not eat correctly or do not eat certain foods then they can be missing some important vitamins. I would discuss with the person more as to what foods they are eating, how they eat it and exercise habits.

HCR: Let’s talk about “B” vitamins. Many people take these. Are they necessary and who should be taking them?

Nathalie: The B vitamins are being absorbed into the intestines but a certain amount of acidity is necessary to fully absorb them. Some people do not have that acidity (older adults, post-bariatric surgery patients). In that case then yes, it is good to eat food fortified with Vitamin B or take a supplement but never more than is needed. Excess in anything is bad! If the person is a heavy alchohol drinker, then more B6. A vegetarian, more B12.

HCR: Is there a lab test or tests that someone can have done to determine what vitamins/minerals they should be taking, or are lacking?

Nathalie: Yes. There are two options, a basic or a complete and results take approximately 1 week.

Advertisements

2 Responses to 'Basic Questions on Vitamins & Supplements'

Subscribe to comments with RSS or TrackBack to 'Basic Questions on Vitamins & Supplements'.

  1. John said,

    I ma getting problem in Mouth Do you think i need to take B vitamin


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: