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A 17-year-old male asked:

Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
None known but...: Most of the things you are taking are nutrients naturally present in a healthy diet. However, I advise against taking Prilosec regularly on a long-term basis due to common adverse effects. See http://www.naturalnews.com/036336_PPIs_acid_reflux_side_effects.html and http://chriskresser.com/get-rid-of-heartburn-and-gerd-forever-in-three-simple-steps
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Dr. Marc Mugmon
Cardiology 50 years experience
Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some of the substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Actually, less than 5% of Americans get the RDI of Vit D from diet. While the RDI is 600 iu for most, about 5000 iu is needed for optimal levels; it's impossible to get this from diet, though you can get it from sun in summer months. 68% of Americans don't get the RDI of magnesium. There are many research studies demonstrating benefits of fish oil, Acetyl-L-carnitine, lipoic acid and ashwagandha.
Aug 31, 2014
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