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4g Capsule Food Supplement
Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources?
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
Is it safe to take vitamin c 1000mg, biotin 5000 mcg, L-lysine 1000mg, super b-complex, vitamin A 8000 iu, iron 65 mg, & zinc 50 mg all at the sametim?
Does not matter: I would not take ANY of these. Some are harmful. All are useless in the absence of specific indications. If you have medical problems, see your DR. If you have no symptoms, realize that the purveyors of all these are making a sucker out of you. ...Read more
Is there any harm taking 1 scoop of whey protien , one multivitamin, 1tab vitamin E 400ui, 1tab vitamin C 500mg together after weight training workout?
Seems OK: The above mention supplements are in common use and the amount you indicated is in safe range and so should be ok to use. Remember that supplements are meant to supplement and should not the primary source of your vitamins/proteins etc.. A well balanced diet with plenty of fruits/veggies should a better approach. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it bad to take sports supplements with diabetes? Currently consuming protein/creatine shake, sd matrix, fat burners, fish oils vitamin C tablets?
Since all that: Junk is a waste of money, doesn't do anything positive for you except spend your money, why do it? Besides, you don't know what's in any of that stuff, what harm it could possibly do to you, how it could interact negatively with medication or other supplements, etc. Save your money and use it on monitoring strips, healthy food, valid medication, etc. That can help you live better and longer. ...Read more
Are food based chewable gummy vitamins safer than artificially made vitamins? I am considering a food based calcium chewable gummy supplement.
Many companies: Many companies make good vitamin d3 products -- there is no one "best." the seal "usp verified ingredients" on the label may help. Or if the company uses "gmp" standards. Depending on your preferences, you may want a source free of gluten, dairy, etc. Labels will tell you that information also. Consumerlab shares some reliable info on specific products: http://www.Consumerlab.Com. ...Read more
Supplements safe: Yes that is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Organic fiber, chromium polynicotinate, magnesium malate, proteolytic enzymes, HCl betaine, and whole food complete multi-vitamins, is this good to take?
Carlson Labs Super Omega-3 Gems, Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil Omega 3 or Gnc triple strength fish oil? Purity ? Best one?
Fish oils: no publicly available for comparative data to answer your question , so you are on your own.interestingly there are no universally accepted outcome data supporting use of fish oils in this manner, so consider sparing the worlds oceans! ...Read more
Does high VitD3 & Calcium supplements interfere with absorption of Iron & Omega3 Fatty Acid from food for 57+ yr female ?
They help each other: The do not compete directly. In fact, consuming essential fatty omega-3 fatty acids can increase vitamin D's ability to increase calcium absorption from the gut. This is especially important in improving bone mineralization and decreasing bone loss seen in osteoporosis. Vit D3 and omega-3 together can also improve the risk profile for peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more
Can i take Omega 3 Calcium D3 Magnesium Vitamin C multivitamin pumpkin seed oil capsules and levothyroxine atarax Xanax (alprazolam) together ?
Yes: But one should always try to reduce medication intake whenever possible. ...Read more
Is this safe to take
200 mcg chromium picolinate
500 mg raspberry ketones
900 mg sea buckthorn seed oil
800 mg green coffee extract
I am taking multivitamin "new chapter" w/organic herbs & cultured whole food complex viitamins. Will this vitamin affect the effectiveness of cialis?
Is fefol (iron & folate (folic acid) supplement) 30 delayed release capsules suggested for anemia?
Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?
Xeloda-oxali: You may want to stop your multivitamins while you are on Xeloda as Folic Acid may exgerate side effect of xeloda. You also need to have your vitamin d level checked and take a supplement if the level is low as vitamin d deficiency may affect the response to chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My breakfast has 10g of fibre 15g protein, 25% vitamin a, 10% vitamin c, 14% calcium, 62% iron, 40%vitamin E, 36%niacin, 43% folate (folic acid) is that healthy ?
Reasonable but...: All of those sound reasonable but in order to know if it si healthy I would like to know how much carbohydrates, sugars and fats and what type of fats. Also, is the Vitamin E natural (d-alpha tocopherol) or synthetic (dl-alpha tocopheral)- synthetic may be harmful. Does it contain GMO's? Is it organic? If not, it may have significant pesticide residues. Consider adding fresh fruit and/or nuts. ...Read more
Please i want brand names of the best known cheap supplements combining omega 3 (dha & epa) essentially +vitamin b12+ginko biloba+folic acid?
No endorsement: Unfortunately we clearly state and do not provide any product endorsement here on health tap. I am sorry. ...Read more
Is it essential to take a multi vitamin? I'm currently taking vit d3, magesium & executive b stress formula
Absolutelynot: The majority of studies show no. Enefits from taking multivitamins unless you are deficient! in which case you should first turn to food sources to address the deficiency. Don't buy into the hype about the value of these pills. There is little to no value, and potential harm in taking them. You definitely don't need them at your age and you are probably duplicating between the products you alread. ...Read more
Is safe to take in combination: Zinc, Calcium complex, Vitamin C, Flax seed oil and Whey protein?
Those supplements: in combination are not a problem. Perhaps a more important question would be why do you take them all? If you have health concerns please see your doc or a nutritional consultant. Split vitamin C up into a.m. and p.m. doses because it only lasts about 12 hours in body. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Works: You can put protein powder into capsules if you want. The gelatin that the capsules will dissolve and release the powder in the second part of the digestive tract. This is actually where most of the protein is started to be digested. It will take quite a few pills to get a substantial amount. ...Read more
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