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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Overview)

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 in others as drugs.


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What would happen if I took s-acetyl glutathione at the same time as my other supplements?

What would happen if I took s-acetyl glutathione at the same time as my other supplements?

You are wasting ur $: Such supplements are a waste of money. They are not only useless, they can be harmful, so quit it if you want to stay free of undesirable Health effect ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
1,994 doctors shared insights

Supplements (Overview)

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 in others as drugs.


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What supplements or other OTC item(s) help to relieve severe-exhaustion stemming from CFIDS? Thank-you!!

What supplements or other OTC item(s) help to relieve severe-exhaustion stemming from CFIDS? Thank-you!!

Comprehensive Rx: To effectively treat CFIDS one must address the causes. Many have chronic infections (Lyme, EBV, mycoplasma, parasites etc.), hypothyroidism, food sensitivities etc. These can be difficult to diagnose. I advise a strong multivitamin with L-5-MTHF, CoQ10,PQQ, NADH, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola etc. but please see an integrative Dr. for a comprehensive approach. See https://secure.endfatigue.com for more. ...Read more

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Aging Gracefully (Tip)

Aging Gracefully

What supplements should I take? ...See more

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Supplements to gain weight?

Supplements to gain weight?

See below: If you want to gain weight start by changing your diet and exercise plan. You'll gain weight if you're consuming more calories than you're burning. Do not choose junk food. Make sure you're getting all your necessary nutrients in calorie rich food. Also, by weight lifting you can increase your muscle mass. If these changes aren't working after several weeks, see your doctor for a specialized plan. ...Read more

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What are suma supplements for?

What are suma supplements for?

Ginseng: Suma is ginseng- it is used to help the body adapt to stress by iimproving the immune system. It also has been used in cancer and tumors, diabetes, wound healing, and other skin problems, more evidnce is needed to rate the effectiveness of suma for these uses. ...Read more

Dr. Erica Thomas Dr. Thomas
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Aging Gracefully (Tip)

Aging Gracefully

Be sure to let your doc know what herbals and supplements you are using. ...See more

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Are P90X supplements effective?

Are P90X supplements effective?

Which ones?: There are multiple p90x supplements -- from multivitamin to other products. From a scan of the multivitamin label, it looks like a decent product but does not provide enough vit d, and does not specify on the vit a how much is pre-formed and how much is in the form of beta-carotene. Whether the rest of their offerings are "effective" depends on what you're seeking & which products you mean. ...Read more

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What are neem supplements role?

What are neem supplements role?

Neem supplements: Neem is a tree, and the bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicines. Some research indicates it can help with gingivitis (gum inflammation), and stomach & intestinal ulcers. There are other uses that need more research -- such as for malaria, worms, head lice, birth control, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
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Joint pain (Tip)

Joint pain

Good nutrition and supplements help joint pain. Eat a low carbohydrate diet and try glucosamine/msm. ...See more

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What supplements should I take?

What supplements should I take?

It depends: It depends on your needs and goals -- which you have not supplied here. For a personalized consultation, you could see a physician familiar with nutrition and integrative medicine. http://www.abihm.org/. ...Read more