Monthly Archives: May 2012

Are vitamins really good for you?


There is so much controversy about what to take and when and how, it makes you not want to take anything. But you really need to. The vitamins sold at Walmart, Sams Club, or even Walgreens and CVS are not regulated or standardized.  Always get your vitamins from your health care practitioner, who generally will carry lines of Pharmaceutical grade vitamins. The others can have a bunch of fillers, yeast, dyes, and things you don’t need in your body!

Bottom line …. You need supplements unless you are getting at least 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.  Who really eats like that?  No one, except maybe Dr. Oz.

I invite you to come get a scan at my office in Bryan, Texas to find out if the vitamins you take, are really doing the job.  Otherwise, we need to put you on something that we know will really help you!

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley


Do you bruise easily?

Are you on aspirin or blood thinners for your heart?  Then you need to know this:

Vitamin C–this vitamin improves the strength of your blood vessels and decreases bruising. How much do you take? 2,000 mg a day. You can take it in divided doses of 1,000mg twice daily or 500mg twice daily and work up to 1,000mg twice daily. It will also improve your immune system and make you less likely to catch colds.

Arnica Montana

This supplement is for more severe bruising, and to decrease the swelling and inflammation on an acute need. Let’s say you have a party to attend on the weekend and you have some unsightly bruises. Take the Arnica about 5 days before and you will be amazed at the results. You can also use Arnica cream on a fairly regular get it at a Vitamin or Health Food shop. In short, there are ways to improve your skin without drugs!

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley