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    USP stands for the United States Pharmacopoeia. USP approval means you can be assured of purity, potency, stability and disintegration. Essentially it ensures that the product contains the ingredients listed on the label and that it has been made according to FDA Good Manufacturing Practices.

    What the USP label doesn’t tell you is whether the product is effective and what dose is appropriate for the treatment you seek. It also does not give you information about overall safety of the supplement. If you are considering using vitamins and supplements, it is a good idea to talk with your doctor before taking them to help you decide if that product is safe for you.
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    Mega-C is a vitamin C supplement. Mega-C should be stored in its original container in a cool place. It should be kept out of reach of children. 
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    Sunkist Vitamin C should be kept in the original container and out of the reach of children. You should also keep it in a cool place. 
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    One-Gram C is a vitamin C supplement that contains 1,000 mg of vitamin C per capsule/tablet. The One-Gram C should be stored in its original container in a cool place. It should be kept out of reach of children. 
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    Flavonoids are like vitamins but, unlike vitamins, are not essential for life. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants, even more powerful than vitamins C and E combined. They also have anti-inflammatory effects that help keep our immune system young.

    Thirty-one milligrams a day is the ideal. The richest sources of flavonoids (given as approximations) are onions (4 mg in one small onion), green tea, cranberries (8 mg per cup or per 8 ounces) broccoli (4.2 mg per cup), celery, tomatoes (2.6 mg for one medium tomato), apples (4.2 mg for one medium apple), garlic, strawberries (4.2 mg for one cup), oats (3 mg for one cup), 15 ounce glass of red wine, or a 5-ounce glass of grape juice (3 mg).
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    Vitamin B1 (thiamine) rarely causes side effects and is generally safe for most people. Rarely, people may experience a severe allergic reaction to thiamine supplements, causing symptoms such as swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue; difficulty breathing; and hives. If these symptoms occur, get medical attention right away. Other side effects may include sweating, tingling, flushing, feeling of warmth, itching, chest tightness, fluid retention, nausea, restlessness, weakness, discolored skin or hives. Talk to your doctor if you develop any unusual symptoms while taking thiamine.

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    There are no specific medications or supplements that are known to cause problems when taken with thiamine (vitamin B1), but drug interactions can't be completely ruled out. It's a good idea to talk with your doctor about any medications or supplements you're taking before using thiamine.

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    Plums are a very good source of vitamin C. They are also a good source of vitamins B1, B2, and B6, phenolic compounds, and dietary fiber. A 31/2-oz (100 g) serving is a little less than two plums and provides 46 calories, 0.7 g of protein, 0.3 g of fat, and 11.4 g of carbohydrate, with 1.4 g of fiber, and 9.9 g of natural sugars (glucose, fructose, and sucrose).

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    Taking vitamin B1 (thiamine) may help treat neuropathy in people who are deficient in this nutrient. Neuropathy is a condition in which nerve damage causes tingling, burning or numbness in the arms, legs, hands and/or feet.

    Deficiencies of vitamin B1 can cause two different conditions that are characterized by nerve damage: beriberi (which causes a burning sensation in the hands and feet) and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (a brain disorder that causes memory problems, leg tremors and problems with coordination). Vitamin B1 supplements can help reverse these conditions and clear up most symptoms. Some research suggests that B1 supplements may also help people who have neuropathy caused by stomach surgery or diabetes.

    If you are having symptoms of neuropathy, consult your doctor. Do not take any dietary supplement without your doctor's recommendation.
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    There is no good evidence that vitamin B1 has an impact on anxiety. While some people do take the vitamin because they think it will boost their mood or help fight stress, the National Institutes of Health says there is not enough research to prove it affects mental health in any way.
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