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Yes but caution re:A: I'm confused, as the info above says you're a 20 yo male, but most males don't take prenatal vits, if you're male i wouldn't take a prenatal, as they often have iron, which 20 yo guys shouldn't take. If you're female, why did you say you're male?If you might become pregnant take no more than 10, 000 iu total of vit a/day-see http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women.Html. ...Read more
Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?
Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?
Ciclopirox BP(1%w/v), Zinc Pyrithione (ZPTO) (1%w/v) , aloe vera vs Cetrimide IP(5%w/v),Isopropyl alcohol IP(10%w/v). which shampoo is better 'n' why?
Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?
S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?
Not fine: Every single one of these is a waste of money. Some con-man is stealing your money. There is NO BENEFIT from any of them. ...Read more
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
100 mg of minocycline twice a day and tretinoin cream is helping acne but causing extremely dry skin! Will topical vitamin E oil help?
Yes: They are generally considered safe, since they do not work and usually do not harm you. However, in certain individual, multivitamins and/or zinc can be dangerous for your health. Why don't you try a nice exercise program, eat healthy, stop multivitamins, and save your money? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are NO: vitamins that will help with thinning hair. Check w/your doctor about possible causes. ...Read more
Can I use tretinoin (clindamycin oral/topical) vitamin a c e selenium zinc colagen at the same time?
Tretinoin: Yes, there should not be a problem with this. ...Read more
Taking Hairfinity and Nature's Bounty "B-Complex with Folic Acid, Vitamin C+Biotin". Does combining the two exceed daily limit of vitamins? Harmful??
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
Sure: Don't expect them to do you any good. The real scientific work on all three has been horribly disappointing. I'm glad you're on accutane after having been scarred by acne and wish you had been treated in a more timely way. Stay the course with your treatment. If you are interested in vitamins, herbs and so forth, get with an evidence-based holistic-friendly physician in your community. ...Read more
1- 50mcg zinc and 2- 1000mcg biotin each per day. Is this safe? Zinc for sexual health and biotin for hair/nails/skin.
Safe yes. Effective?: Biotin and zinc are found naturally in a normal diet. Supplementation is rarely needed. The RDA of biotin is about 30 mcg/day. Whether high dose supplement promotes healthy hair/skin/nails is unknown, but it's probably safe. The RDA of zinc is about10 mg/day. I suspect you're taking 50 mg not 50 mcg ,which is safe,but there's no evidence that supplement beyond the RDA has any health benefits. ...Read more