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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
39 years experience Preventive Medicine
Everyone!: Due to the pollutants, preservatives, microwave cooking and the age of our food when we eat it, virtually everyone should take dietary supplements to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
Yes: The body's biochemical processes need vitamins & minerals to work properly. Much of our grocery store food no longer contains the same levels of nutri ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Somewhat: While "supplements" are not anywhere nearly as closely regulated as pharmaceutical medications, they do have to meet basic standards for hygiene and m ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
For what use?: This one can't really be answered well without knowing what's going on with you, or what you hope to gain. Some dietary supplements are very safe and ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Perhaps Serious: Depending upon the supplement, heart trouble, hypertension, strokes, and kidney trouble. Good diet should eliminate the need for dietary supplements i ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Dietary supplements may be used in:: Abetalipoproteinemia.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Dietary Supplement: A dietary supplement is not regulated by the FDA and cannot be touted by the manufacturer to treat or cure any condition or disease. A dietary supplem ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Probiotics: The use of probiotics has become more prevalent. They appear to be healthy to use. While available over the counter, you may still want to consult you ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Boost: Both.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Expired medications: Dietary supplements that have an expiration date on them should be discarded. The chemical nature of any medication or supplement can change over time ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Ashworth
19 years experience General Practice
Inc HSL ; use Shakes: A suppl that stim the release of hormone sensitive lipase (hsl) is the best like hsl-accelerator, more info from me for you at [email protected] ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Depends.: Taking calcium does not preclude you from taking other supplements like Folic Acid or vitamin d. But "dietary supplement" means different things to d ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
If deficient: If you have a known deficiency and can't address it with whole foods due to allergies or other problems then a specific supplement may be of value. Ot ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
8 years experience Internal Medicine
In moderation: The best way to get your proper vitamins and minerals is to eat a well balanced diet loaded with raw fruits and veggies. I know this is not always eas ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Eat healthy: Folks with pcos often have Insulin resistance and a tendency to diabetes. I'd worry more about eating healthy and staying physically fit than suppleme ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
They shouldn't if...: There is good quality control but the tyrosine can be metabolized in the body to tyramine by a process called decarboxylation.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Take five minutes and really savor some fresh, unsweetened raspberries. Nobody ever got fat eating natural fruit, and perhaps you'll reawaken the subt ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
23 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
HealthTap Doctors: are not allowed to recommend any specific brands of products. Best of luck!
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Flax: If it is flax oil, it could interfere with the absorption of certain vitamins and supplements if taken at the same time. I would thin fat soluble vita ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
They should not: For the most part, dietary fibers don't really bind to much except good at holding onto water (thus softening stool) and so does not prevent absorptio ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
12 years experience Pathology
Not well studied: I don't know of any reason that a multivitamin would increase weight, as they are generally low to zero calories and fat-free. A brief search of the m ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Special baby formula, called tti-visol.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not sure if you: Are asking about protein supplements treating osteoporosis or causing osteoporosis. Protein supplementation will neither treat or cause osteoporosis. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: All the components for prepare are subject to degradate
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Calcium: Calcium in the right dose should not cause constipation. How much calcium are you taking, and are you also taking vitamin D. I strongly recommend that ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: They only increase iron.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
None will effect gou: Gout is related to URIC ACID and PURINES, not amino acids or protein supplements. BUT, since everything you mention is a complete waste of money, why ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Period: If it never happened before you took the supplement, then it may very well be the side effect of the supplement. Stop them and see what the next perio ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: There often are interactions between herbals and conventional medications. The interactions may increase the side effects and/or interfere with the ac ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Ritalin (methylphenidate) and suppleme: Yes, this is generally safe as long as the supplements are safe.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Fake products: Because they do not work. The only thing diet pills or potions do is make their producers rich.

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