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Doctor insights on: 4g Capsule Food Supplement

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Will ingesting silicone that are in supplements and food cause any pill form medication not too absorb properly?

Will ingesting silicone that are in supplements and food cause any pill form medication not too absorb properly?

Pharmacist: I don't believe that It will interfere with absorption of medications. Your pharmacist can be very helpful in answering your question. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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I took Suan Zao Ren Wan food supplement for a week while taking Millinette. Could it affect the pill and if yes, how long should I used a back up for?

I took Suan Zao Ren Wan food supplement for a week while taking Millinette. Could it affect the pill and if yes, how long should I used a back up for?

From what I learned: This Chinese herb is most often used for insomnia. There is very little reliable information about the interaction of many of these Chinese herbs with prescription medications such as the oral contraceptive Millinette. Personally I think it would be unlikely that Suan... would interfere with the effectiveness of your pill but I can't find data to support. Most cautious: back up until next period. ...Read more

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Is there a good pill or supplement you can take to reduce bad smelling gas? I also avoid food triggers.

Is there a good pill or supplement you can take to reduce bad smelling gas? I also avoid food triggers.

Let's see: Meat eaters tend to have more foul smelling gas (compare the odor of horse manure vs dog's). Certain foods such as beans or soy can give you foul smelling gas. If your lower bowel is partially filled with feces, the smell would be bad as well. So eat more veggie and fiber (less meat) would likely be helpful for you. ...Read more

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What supplements or vitamins help hair grow the fastest??? Need my hair to grow out fast. Is there a special pill or food?

What supplements or vitamins help hair grow the fastest??? Need my hair to grow out fast. Is there a special pill or food?

If nutritionally...: If a person is nutritionally in good shape, without any major disease nor illness, then her hair will grow at the same rate with or without vitamin supplements. The usual multivitamin supplements that many people buy over-the-counter do not change the growth rate of hair. There is no special food or pill to grow hair faster, although there are people selling products claiming to do that. ...Read more

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What is good for the liver, i.E foods, supplements?

What is good for the liver, i.E foods, supplements?

Milk thistle: Milk thistle is beneficial. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when necessary. Maintain a healthy weight & keep high. ...Read more

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Could you possibly replace food with supplements?

Could you possibly replace food with supplements?

No: The fact you have asked this question raises a serious concern in my mind that you are at risk for an eating disorder that could ruin your health / life. Forgive me if I've misunderstood, but i'd urge you to have a talk with a wise person about the whole business of eating, weight control, and what you want from your future. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Food supplements. How good and dangerous are they to our health?

Food supplements. How good and dangerous are they to our health?

Deficiency?: If there is a known deficiency, supplements can be quite helpful. Otherwise, if you have a healthy diet, benefits are non existent. Dangers are quite limited, mainly related to adulteration in manufacturing. ...Read more

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What're some good foods / supplements for women of childbearing age?

What're some good foods / supplements for women of childbearing age?

Balanced diet..: Low in sugars and bad fats. High in protein. Plenty of colored veggies. Low salt. High calcium. Taking a good multivitamin and drinking water important! ...Read more

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Are there any food or supplements that I can take to make me less appetizing to mosquito?

Are there any food or supplements that I can take to make me less appetizing to mosquito?

No: Mosquitos are attracted by heat and carbon dioxide. If you are breathing and alive, they will find you. No supplements make you less delicious to these ladies (yes, it's females that bite). Insect repellants containing deet or clothing impregnated with Permethrin reduce bites. Bed nets can be needed in areas with malaria and preventive drugs are also important. ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbs, foods or supplements that would help one to concentrate better?

Are there any natural herbs, foods or supplements that would help one to concentrate better?

Doubt it: Adequate rest, regular exercise, having hobbies and staying busy will help. There is no easy answer to help concentration. ...Read more

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Is there any less costlier but safer alternative to ' herbalife' food supplement which is very highly priced?

Is there any less costlier but safer alternative to ' herbalife' food supplement which is very highly priced?

MANY: Herbalife is a multilevel marketing (mlm) company which makes all kinds of products. Many mlm companies charge higher "retail" prices for their products than for "members" (who are marketing the products). You could check out resources such as http://www. Iherb. Com/ and http://www. Vitacost. Com/ which offer quality, yet affordable nutrients. It's best to get nutrients from healthy food if you can! ...Read more

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What food should I eat in order to balance my weight and my height so that I will grow more than my height right now? Should I take food supplement?

What food should I eat in order to balance my weight and my height so that I will grow more than my height right now? Should I take food supplement?

Height limitations: At age 25, it's very likely that your bony growth plates have closed -- usually they do this by the end of your teen years. Until then, these plates allow the ends of your long bones to lengthen -- adding to your height. How tall you ultimately become depends largely on genetics, and nutrition while growth plates are open. What you eat now can keep your body healthy, but no additional height. ...Read more

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I read that it's very hard to get too much Mg from food cause your body will eject excess, but easy to (take too much) with supplements. Why is that?

I read that it's very hard to get too much Mg from food cause your body will eject excess, but easy to (take too much) with supplements. Why is that?

Good reading: Too much thinking........commonsense....tells that concentrated and easily absorbable preps will be absorbed promptly giving higher level. ...Read more

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Hi. Sr I am worried about my health not effect any food on my health my Wight is still 38 and my age is 30 years old Plz tell me abut som supplement.?

General check-up: Start with a general check-up with your healthcare provider. He or she will perform a detailed history and exam to rule out any underlying health problems before recommending remedial options. ...Read more

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Essential food supplements for pcos?

Essential food supplements for pcos?

None: Diet does not cause pcos - however beiong overweight may. So dietary caloric intake is important - but not any specific food items. ...Read more

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Vitemin d food supplement for year kid?

Vitemin d food supplement for year kid?

Many choices: Will your kid drink vitamin-d enriched milk? ...Read more

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Laminine, a food supplement, is it safe?

Pricey stuff: I couldn't find its exact composition, though it's expensive and the claims of "rejuvenating cells" are typical of fraudulant / misleading advertising. The testimonials are almost certainly due to the wishful thinking that this kind of promotion causes in sick, desperate people. ...Read more

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What foods and supplements can improve memory.?

What foods and supplements can improve memory.?

A few items.: Sometimes sleep is an issue, and stress plays a heavy role, but meds can create cognitive compromise. Might try a "medical food" such as Cerefolin-NAC or phosphatidyl serine, or even alpha lipoic acid? B vits may be very useful if defiency or high homocysteine. ...Read more

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What is the RDA for L-Citrilline (Food, not supplements)?

What is the RDA for L-Citrilline (Food, not supplements)?

There is none: Citrulline is an amino acid the body can produce by itself, so no recommended daily allowance has been established for it. There is no need for any specific amino acid supplement as long as you get the RDA of protein (0.8g protein per kg of body weight) from a variety of sources (vegetarians be sure to combine your proteins such as beans with rice, or eat cooked soy or quinoa). Note: 1kg = 2.2lb ...Read more

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What are all the foods and supplements to avoid with gout?

What are all the foods and supplements to avoid with gout?

Avoid: Shell fish, sardines, nuts, wine/beer, excessive brocholli and cheeses as well as red meats. ...Read more

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What pro-and prebiotics do you recommend, including foods and supplements?

What pro-and prebiotics do you recommend, including foods and supplements?

What symptoms U have: Your choice of probiotics (& accordingly prebiotics) may depend on what symptoms you have +/- how long on antibiotics. Also, different probiotics work in different ways. Lactobacillus & acidophilus grow rapidly to crowd out "bad" bacteria, bifidobacter helps reduce "gas", & sacchromyces boulardes retards growth of clostridum difficile with the added advantage of being antibiotic resistant. ...Read more

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Can I supplement with 100% rda phosphorus even if I get it in food or is this bad?

It depends on why?: What are you wanting to accomplish by taking additional phosphorus? It is plentiful in most diets (especially meat ; milk) already, so I'm curious. Phosphorus usually correlates with magnesium ; calcium, and is also associated with lower bp.
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What would cause B12 to no longer be absorbed by the body through food/supplements?

What would cause B12 to no longer be absorbed by the body through food/supplements?

Several causes: The most common is atrophic gastritis, which interferes with production of intrinsic factor ("pernicious anemia"). Any disease interfering with the salivary gland's production of protective factor, the pancreas's production of uncoating factor, or the terminal ileum's absorption will do the same. B12 deficiency is extremely serious regardless of cause and I am glad you are being treated. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a really good garlic supplement I can find at a health food store?

Anyone know what is a really good garlic supplement I can find at a health food store?

Use garlic: If you want the benefit of garlic, eat the real thing. Supplements are often lacking in important ingredients present in the natural foods. ...Read more

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Is it true that the best way to get vit-d is from sunlight, and not from food or supplements?

Is it true that the best way to get vit-d is from sunlight, and not from food or supplements?

Vitamin D: You do get vitamin D when the sun hits your untanned, unprotected skin. Back when I was in training, they said you had your day 'a vitamin D if you cross the street on a sunny day. Now, not so much. The problem is that vitamin D is used up in the operation of about 350 genes, many of which are involved in detoxification. I recommend oral or IM vitamin D. Check your level for dosing. ...Read more

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What are the advantages when taking a B12 supplement? What foods do I get B12 from naturally?

What are the advantages when taking a B12 supplement? What foods do I get B12 from naturally?

B12: B12 can be energizing for some people and is only in animal products. Vegetarians should consider supplementation. ...Read more

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What kind of food or nutritional supplement one can take to regain a healthy and strong discs?

What kind of food or nutritional supplement one can take to regain a healthy and strong discs?

None: There is no scientific evidence to demonstrate any food/supplements can improve the health of discs, and I assume you are referring to vertebral discs. Assuming you are in generally good health, at the age of 28 you should have good discs at baseline. Anecdotally, you can do stretching exercises to relieve the pressure on them and your surrounding muscles regularly. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more