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I want to take zinc, calcium and a b-vitamin complex. Is it okay to take them all at the same time or should I take them at different times in the day?

Yes, its okay to take vitamins and minerals together,vitamins need minerals to work effectively and is often best to take a daily supplement that contain vitamins and minerals in the form of a multivitamin

I often feel drowsy even though I have slept well. What is the best thing to take for this?

I would check your blood sugar balance, & check for nutrient deficiencies, many people with low energy who sleep well are deficient in trace minerals and cannot make energy efficiently.

My four year old son can be very hyperactive. Are there any vitamins I can give him that will help calm him down?

Check for food sensitivity first, including artificial additives and sweeteners. and reduce dietary sugared products. You can combine Vitamin B6 with Magnesium for excellent calming effect - this combination is about 10 times more effective than Ritalin.

Even though I eat healthily and drink plenty of water, I often suffer from a dry mouth. Could this be because of a nutrient deficiency?

Check with your doctor and ask if you are suffering from Sjogren’s syndrome which is an autoimmune disease most often diagnosed by its two primary symptoms -dry mouth and dry eyes. If your eyes are okay, then I would check liver function for damage or impairment. Dry mouth is a symptom caused by the liver’s ability to regenerate new tissue. Drinking LIver Chi as a tea twice daily will help this condition.

Can vitamins help with acid indigestion? I'm worried about taking too many antacid tablets.

Vitamins on their own may be ineffective to help acid stomach. Try food combining first, keep proteins and starches separate in the same meal. Take a digestive enzyme supplement containing some HCL ( hydrochloric acid) and drink liquorice tea after the meal to soothe stomach lining.

I take a good multivitamin complex in the morning but I want to take extra vitamin C. Is it okay to take them together?

Yes its absolutely fine to take extra vitamin C if you already take a multivitamin complex. Your immune system needs extra vitamin C during winter months, when you are under stress or taking strenuos exercise.

I suffer badly from stitches - my mum says they're just growing pains and there's nothing I can do about it.. Is there anything that will help?

A stitch is normally caused by a spasm in the gut wall, in teenagers it is often triggered by an over acid environment and a magnesium deficiency.Taking a sachet of electrolytes such as Power Pak which contain both ionic trace minerals with magnesium can be very helpful

I don't need glasses but I find my eyes get 'tired' and they my vision is a little blurry. Is it true that vitamin A will help?

Vitamin A is very useful for itchy eyes caused by an infection such as conjunctivitis, allergies or hayfever. If you suffer from tired eyes then try taking an eye supplement like Vis Clear which contains antioxidants ( vitamin A, E & C) bilberry, lutein and lycopene

Are there any nutritional supplements that might stop me having such heavy periods?

Vitamin B Complex containing at least 50 mg of B6, ( helps liver process excess hormones) can be very effective to reduce heavy periods.. For best results take a multivitamin mineral supplement such as Nutri Fem combined with EFA’s omega 6 & 3 , see Parent Essential Oils.

I have suddenly developed an allergy to milk and I don't want to have to give it up. Is there anything that will enable me to drink it again without getting terribly bloated?

Some people have milk intolerance, while others have true milk allergies. Intolerance is due to an inability to digest the sugars -- not the proteins -- in milk, and you can benefit from supplemental enzymes.Short of eliminating cow’s milk, you can reduce your symptoms by taking a digestive enzyme pill such as Power Plant Enzyme that helps break down both lactose and proteins.

Is there a vitamin that will stop me getting dry eyes?

Vitamin E can help nourish and protect your eyes, ( 400-500 mg daily) we advise you also take beta carotene along with an essential fatty acid supplement such as parent essential oils which are excellent for treating dry eyes.

I don't really like fruit and vegetables. Is it okay to take supplements instead?

AYour body doesn’t really need fruits for optimum health benefits but but does require the vitamins & minerals found in green vegetables. If you don’t eat fruits & green vegetables I would strongly suggest you take a specific greens supplement every day. The best available is Green Magic combined with Greens Pak, which contains all the essential minerals and high fibre your body needs.

My husband is taking a huge number of vitamins daily. I am worried that he is taking too many but he says that he doesn't exceed daily recommended doses. Is this okay if you are taking a wide variety?

Because the RDA measurements for vitamins and minerals are so low for most people to enjoy optimum health and fight off disease he shouldn’t worry too much about overdosing. However, he would be better advised to take a food state multivitamin mineral complex like Vita Balance 2000 which is synergistically formulated to give maximum absorption and benefits

I get cold sores really easily. Is there a vitamin that will prevent this?

On the onset of an attack , take up to 4 grams of lysine, this is an amino acid, this should be combined with 4 grams of Vitamin C, both taken daily with food. To prevent cold sores occurring take a green food supplement like Green Magic which is rich in natural occurring amino acids combine with a multivitamin minerals supplement like Vita Balance 2000.

Are there vitamin supplements that will reduce my appetite and help me diet?

Yes you can take specialised supplement which helps lower appetite and reduces carbohydrate cravings whilst creating adaptive thermogenesis to reinvigorate metabolism.The best formulas contain the following; Fucoxanthin, Hoodia, Gymnema and minerals, including;Chromium, Vanadium, Magnesium, and Potassium. Try Vita Trim Pro for really effective results

My hair is dull and lifeless. I've tried a lot of hair products but they don't seem to make any difference. What is the best vitamin to take for shiny hair?

Beta-carotene works directly to produce shinier hair. Your body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A and uses it to produce sebum. This light yellow secretion of the skin moisturizes and nourishes the scalp, follicles and the roots of the hair. You can get beta carotene from eating carrots, peaches, apricots, broccoli, milk and eggs. Or take a green superfood like Green Magic.

If I want to give my memory a boost before taking exams, what nutrients should I take and how long should I take them for before an exam to have an effect?

To boost your memory before your exams I would suggest that you take 100 mgs Phosphatidyl Serine up to 3 times a day, 7 days before taking your exams. Neuro Excel is considered one of the best brain foods on the market

When I go on holiday I often find I don't eat as well as I do at home. Is it worth taking supplements to balance my diet and keep me healthy while I'm away?

I would always take 3 supplements when you do on a holiday, a multivitamin mineral like Vita Balance 2000 to ensure optimum nutrition, a probiotic supplement to keep your digestive system healthy and I would also take a special supplement like Naturcidin to kill any bugs, bacteria or parasites.

Are there any vitamins or minerals you can take to improve hearing?

Studies have shown that Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid can prevent age-related hearing loss and even improve hearing in the elderly. Antioxidant vitamins, such as Vitamins A, C and E, and magnesium has been shown to improve hearing in people exposed to loud noise.

Are there any nutritional supplements that can help me overcome my hayfever?

One of the most effective supplements you can take to prevent hay fever is called Quercitin, 400 mgs a day along with and 2-3 grams of Vitamin C provide natural anti-histamine effects and should really help.Alternatively try Chinese Kudzu, Bitter Orange and Ginger in a chinese formula called Aller Ease.

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