megavitamin


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to megavitamin: megavitamin therapy

meg·a·vi·ta·min

 (mĕg′ə-vī′tə-mĭn)
n.
A dose of a vitamin greatly exceeding the recommended daily allowance.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

megavitamin

(ˈmɛɡəˌvɪtəmɪn)
n
a pill containing a large amount of vitamins
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

meg•a•vi•ta•min

(ˈmɛg əˌvaɪ tə mɪn; Brit. also -ˌvɪt ə-)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or using very large amounts of vitamins: megavitamin therapy.
n.
2. megavitamins, doses of vitamins much larger than the recommended dietary allowances.
[1965–70]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

meg·a·vi·ta·min

(mĕg′ə-vī′tə-mĭn)
A dose of a vitamin that is much greater than the amount required to maintain health.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations

megavitamin

n. megavitamina, dosis de vitamina en exceso de la cantidad normal requerida diariamente.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Some hypotheses may be related to a specific biotype within the schizophrenia syndrome (such as the megavitamin theory) that do not apply to other biotypes.
They just also want her to buy this incredible new megavitamin. The only one you'll ever need!
For the twelve months prior to this therapy, she had been under the care of an orthomolecular medical practitioner who had been treating her with megavitamin therapy, Nystatin and a 'Candida maintenance diet' with no noticeable improvement.
Biologically Based Therapies: Herbal therapies, macrobiotic and other special diets, megavitamin or orthomolecular therapy, procaine, EDTA and chelating compounds, shark cartilage, aromatherapy, apitherapy and other specific biological treatments such as immunoaugmentive therapy, antineoplastins and Coley's toxin for cancer.
He is credited with legitimizing megavitamin therapy through 46 books on nutrition, including the bestseller Super--Nutrition: Megavitamin Revolution.
AA founder William Wilson began to promote biochemical repair within the organization after a special dietary regime and megavitamin therapy cured him of decades-long depression.
(1993) listed 16 interventions: relaxation techniques, chiropractic, massage, imagery, spiritual healing, megavitamin therapy, commercial weight-loss programs, lifestyle diets (macrobiotics), herbal medicine, self-help groups, energy healing, biofeedback, hypnosis, homeop athy, acupuncture, and folk remedies as part of their study of alternative therapy.
(1993) listed 16 interventions: relaxation techniques, chiropractic, massage, imagery spiritual healing, megavitamin therapy, commercial weight-loss programs, lifestyle diets (macrobiotics), herbal medicine, self-help groups, energy healing, biofeedback, hypnosis, homeopathy, acupuncture, and folk remedies as part of their study of alternative therapy.
It was these much higher doses that might be needed for full health, and people began to speak of megavitamin therapy.
However, since most of the megavitamin users took both A and E, Berson's team couldn't determine the relative value of the vitamins.
Notes on orthomolecular (megavitamin) use of vitamin C.
Megavitamin and dietary treatment in schizophrenia: a randomised, controlled trial.