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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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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

Dr. Randy Baker
2,034 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 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. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
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Supplements (Tip)

What supplements should I take? ...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. Erica Thomas Dr. Thomas
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Supplements (Tip)

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

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What's a good supplement to take?

What's a good supplement to take?

For what use?: One needs to know what the need and intended use is, before thinking about a "good supplement." then you also need to think about safety, along with other medications you might be on or conditions you may have. That said, the most widely used type of supplement is usually a good multivitamin. Even this needs individualization, though, as not everyone can -- or should -- take the same one. ...Read more

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Supplements (Tip)

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

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Can any supplements boost immunity?

Can any supplements boost immunity?

MANY proven to help!: Research shows that vitamins a, b complex (esp. B6, B12 & folic acid) c, d, e & k all enhance immune function. Bioflavonoids & minerals like zinc are also important for immune function. Many herbs like astragalus, ashwagandha, andrographis & medicinal mushrooms like coriolus help. Proboost thymus hormone works well. I recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md for detailed info. ...Read more

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What supplement helps nerve growth?

What supplement helps nerve growth?

Likely the B's: We have a medical food, metanx, which does seem to help diabetics with small fiber neuropathies, and increases fibre density after many months. Contains biologically active folate, (folic acid) b-6, and b-12. May not be needed in normal well nourished patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Supplements (Tip)

Diets rich in fatty fish may protect against rheumatoid arthritis.Supplements were inconsistent. ...See more

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What other supplements are helpful?

What other supplements are helpful?

Probiotics: Probiotic supplements are great for healthy digestion and to maintain a healthy immune system. They help with diarrhea, constipation, gassiness, belly aches, eczema, and possibly allergies, asthma, and other conditions. If your kids has any of the conditions listed above, or just to help maintain optimal health, than a probiotic supplement is a good idea. ...Read more

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Are jamieson supplements any good ?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Omega 3 fatty acid supplements may help decrease inflammation for diffuse joint pain. ...See more

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What are mangosteen supplements for?

What are mangosteen supplements for?

It taste good: Mangosteen is a fruit grown in thailand. At this point almost all studies have been done in a laboratory and there is little human research to indicate how mangosteen supplements or juice, by itself, would influence the prevention or how it would be useful in the treatment of various cancers, including breast, lung, and liver. ...Read more

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Herbs or supplement for good memory?

Herbs or supplement for good memory?

Exercise: The single most powerful, clinically proven means to improve memory is to be physically fit, reduce stress, eat healthy, and be intellectually stimulated. The pills do almost nothing. Stay natural and help your entire health, not just your memory. A study done at cooper health institute showed the physically fit had the lowest rates of alzheimer's. Get and stay fit at any age. ...Read more

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What are grapefruit supplements for?

What are grapefruit supplements for?

Good for nothing: According to the nih, it is a myth that grapefruit increases metabolism. Grapefruit supplements may be useful if you have a vitamin c deficiency which is very rare and grapefruits supplements must be avoided if you take a statin drug. ...Read more

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What are yarrow supplements used for?

What are yarrow supplements used for?

Wounds, sedative: Traditionally, used for wounds and bleeding; to reduce digestive inflammation; and as a sedative to relive anxiety and insomnia. Not for pregnant women, might cause miscarriage. May have negative effect on sperm. May interact with blood thinners, blood pressure meds, and sedatives. ...Read more

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Can supplements be taken at bed time?

Can supplements be taken at bed time?

Unfortunately: Unfortunately you did not include what supplements you are asking about. Can you re-ask this question with more specifics? ...Read more