Vitamins & % daily value..Im confused
- 09-23-2008, 05:11 PM
Vitamins & % daily value..Im confused
I have a question:
im looking at my multivitamin supplement facts. For example Vitamin C. It says Vitamin C 60 MG 100% Daily Value
And say if i need to take 1000MG of Vitamin C in divided doses that would be 1666% Daily Value. Is that ok? Would that be considered overdosing? and then what if i have some orange juice and some fruits... wont i have too much vitamin C?
why do regular vitamins only have 100% daily value's and other ones have like really high amounts.
And how does someone balance the vitamin amounts they need along with their diet? like for example drinking 3 glasses of orange juice now you have 300% daily value. And u take 1000MG of vitamin C in divided doses
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
- 09-23-2008, 05:31 PM
If you want to get a list with names and daily doses
If you want to know what you (personally) need in a way of
Get Genova Diagnostics
09-23-2008, 05:43 PM
1 more question i have.
What do you think about the Spectracell Test
Which one is better to take to find out what vitamins i need to take.
NutrEval Test Or Spectracell Test and why.
Spectracell Test i heard it uses it uses your lymphocytes to show stored vitamin levels over the past 6 months.
I definately want to take a test for this but need some help which is better since im paying out of pocket.
09-23-2008, 06:35 PM
i just called genova diagnostics and told them i wanted to do the NutrEval test. I told them i live in NYC. She said that my state doesnt allow me to take this test. WTF is there anything i can do?
I cant have this done in NY so can go to a different state and do it though? What options do i have? I really want to correct my vitamin deficiencies so this test is important to me. Why does NY LAWS have to be so messed up =(
09-23-2008, 06:44 PM
is the one HAN likes.
I am sure it is good test.
It requires someone who knows how to interpret it, draw conclussions.
Also SpectraCell5000 it is limited in scope, when you would compared it to NutrEval. But possibly more accurate in what it does.
NutrEval test is a very comprehensive set of tests.
You get detailed report,
so your educated nutritionist can have a field day with it.
But if you do not have nutritionist available,
the report contains a list of supplements that laboratory thinks that you are missing.
I do both,
use the list as a starting point,
then use HAN's help to refine that list.
HAN already came with number of improvements, thank you.
One day, out of curiosity I will also have SpectraCell5000.
============================== ============================== ===========
DESCRIPTION:*NutrEval is a comprehensive nutritional evaluation to identify specific imbalances of vitamins, nutrients, and essential co-factors. This profile also provides assessment of gastrointestinal dysfunction and detoxification impairment.
Nutritional Essential and Semi-essential AA:
Dietary Peptide Related Markers:
Non-Essential Protein Markers:
Lipid Peroxides, Blood
Intermediary Metabolytes & Diagnostic Markers:
Metabolic Analysis Profile
Amino Acids urine
Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acids
Elemental Analysis (packed RBC)
Turn Around Time:*14 Days
Specimen Requirements:*Urine and blood specimens required. Refer to clinician instructions for details
82139****name:*Nutritional Essential and Semi-essential AA:
82139****name:*Amino Acids urine
09-23-2008, 06:50 PM
09-23-2008, 07:43 PM
Thanks i guess i will have get a NJ doctor.
Do you know if they take insurrance for the NutrEval Test?
If its out of the pocket how much would it be? a range would be nice.
So these are the steps i have to take( bit confused please correct me if im wrong)
1. Find NJ Doc
2. I prob have to make an appointment, the first visit i will have to ask him for a script to get a NutrEval Test.
3. Fax Script to Genova Diagnostics.
4. Use NJ Doc Address.
5. Doc will receive Kit for blood work and urine.
6. Make another appointment this time get blood work done
Now When they did send the kit to my NJ doctor. Does it come with a bill also? How does the payment go? There is lots of paper work i need to fill out?
Once the kit is filled up with blood and urine. Do i send it back to the lab or does my Doc do that.
So then after 14 days or so my doctor will get the results right then just get it faxed to me.
Do you think its possible the Doc can give me a script for the test without seeing him first? Or i definitely have to see him first for the script.
Do you think its ok i use the doc address for my address?
Am i missing anything?
Thanks a lot man
09-24-2008, 11:04 AM
#2. e-mail Genova diagnostics, ask them for a list of doctors that have accounts with them and are located in 20 miles radius from that ZIP code.
#3. pick a doctor from that list
#4. you can ask doctor to contact Genova and ask them to send the kit directly to your house. May be a problem if you live in appartment complex, depends on delivery system.
#5 depending on your insurance, Genova may process the bill for you or ask you for cash. But they give extensive coding and bill that is rather helpfull to get reimbursment.
#6. NutrEval is made of number of individual test that can also be ordered separately. When ordered as a bundle you have this additional value, because you are doing overall extensive testing, resulting report is comprehensive.
One of the tests there, is not reimbursable, IIRC it is about $140.
#7 ask and you should receive:
color hard copy of the report
report as a PDF file
09-25-2008, 08:01 PM
10-05-2008, 01:06 PM
10-06-2008, 11:42 AM
Yeah i got the test done but i went to
http://spectracell.com/find-a-clinician/ and found a doctor who does that test. It will take 2 week for results. Its a bit cheaper for the test if you do it directly from your doc. But of course you have to factor in the Doctor Fee.
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