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Adult Nutritional Supplement Medication
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
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
None: Physicians use medications that have demonstrated efficacy in double blind placebo controlled studies. There are no nutritional supplements that have shown efficacy in such studies. However, patients with add tend to do better if there is sufficient protein in the diet, especially at breakfast. You can also go to www. Amenclinics. Com for a list of "helpful" supplements. ...Read more
Also need D and...:
All vegans need B12, ideally as methylcobalamin.
Everyone in North America (except the deep South), vegan or not, needs Vit D in fall and winter, at least 5000 iu/day;most is from sheep wool but vegan forms available (though the sheep aren't harmed). Many need EPA/DHA; some folks can make it from hemp/flax oil but many can't; vegan sources available. I advise everyone take a multivit.-see comment: ...Read more
None that I am aware: I use boost for my young patients who have trouble with their weight secondary to use of stimulants. Kids either love it or hate it, but I have not seen any adverse reactions. ...Read more
Omega-3 Fatty acids: There are many supplements that may support the brain and nervous system. Omega-3 Fatty acids such as those found in fish oil supplements, are believed to be helpful in maintaining nervous system, eye and heart health. Be sure to pick a high quality fish oil supplement to reduce the risk of contamination with heavy metals such as mercury. ...Read more
Common question: The best way to assure a kid reaches their tallest height includes proper nutrition (balanced diet), proper rest, exercise and good health. There is no supplement, stretches, exercises, etc. That makes you taller than your genes let you grow. The expected final height is the average of her parents less 2.5 inches. (+/-)Once girls hit 16-17 their growth centers close & linear growth ends. ...Read more
No evidence, no foul: No evidence that it helps any autoimmune condition, but it won't hurt! ...Read more
If you are speaking: Of increasing your creativity, perhaps for writing or other arts, you would likely do better by going to a licensed mental health professional trained in clinical hypnosis and learn some self hypnosis. This is also good for stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is moringa oleifera nutritional supplement by zija really worth it? Does it really benefit to take it? When I read what's in it, doesn't seem much
Studies support it: Moringa oleifera: impressive range of medicinal uses. Parts of this plant contain minerals, and are a good source of protein, , vitamins, β-carotene Amino Acids and various phenolics. Various parts of this plant act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, anti epileptic, anti inflammatory anti ulcer antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, and multiple other rx. ...Read more
Boost: Both.Get a more detailed answer ›
Well balanced diet: For most people, your potential height is genetically predetermined and cannot be positively affected by diet. However, malnutrition can certainly affect growth negatively. Most experts (mds, nutritionists, etc) recommend a well balanced diet, with adequate protein, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals. Fad diets and expensive supplements are not necessary and may be harmful. ...Read more
Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources?
High calorie diet: Several supplements have been tested in huntington's patients, but no significant advantages have been found. A high calorie diet improves well-being because huntington patients consume much energy with their increased movements. The best non-pharmacologic care remains a safe, padded environment and support for depression and suicidal tendencies. ...Read more
Are there any nutritional supplements that should/not be taken when on Adderall? Seems to be many medicines that are a no no, what about supplements?
Yes.: Moderation in all things. Do not take excessive amounts of anything. Vit d intake should be limited to no more than 2000 iu/day in the absence of some overriding concern. ...Read more
I have Wastebasket dX of an immune mediated enteropathy. Aza & budesonide. Any potentially useful adjuvants? Nutritional strategies/supplements?
EDS: If you are referring eds as erectile dysfunction syndrome the most logical and effective action is to first be evaluated. There are many reversible causes such as low testosterone, medication side effects, reduce vascular flow to penile gland, performance anxiety, fear of premature ejaculation, anxiety and mood disorders. Even if there was such herb you much check your prostate to make sure its ok. ...Read more
What nutritional supplements can I take to maximize weightlifting strength for a middle-aged male?
MUSCLE PROMOTING: Muscle production is best done by physical stimulation. This gives the body a signal to make more muscle. Weight lifting accomplishes this purpose but it can be done even more effectively, and with less risk of injury, by using static contractions. This will help to increase strength for reps and weight. Supplements that help with muscle growth include l-carnitine, dhea, testosterone, and hgh. ...Read more
I am told I have beginning cataracts. Is there anything I can do do prevent further development:nutritional supplements?
Yes and no....: Unfortunately there is no known method to completely stop the progression of cataracts. The rate of progression can be slowed by using uv protection, quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy diet. No nutritional supplement has been clinically proven to significantly slow cataract progression to date. Regular eye exams for early detection is the best management of cataracts. ...Read more