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What supplements are good for my overall nutritional requirements?

What supplements are good for my overall nutritional requirements?

Supplements: Overall nutritional requirements should come from a healthy balanced diet of fruits, nuts, veggies, protein, & healthy fats. Beyond that, consider starting with a purified omega and coq 10 ubiquinol. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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


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What kind of food or nutritional supplement one can take to regain a healthy and strong discs?

What kind of food or nutritional supplement one can take to regain a healthy and strong discs?

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

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Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Baby food in adults: The amount of nutrients in baby food is suited for infants, and although not harmful, would not be the best choice for supplementing an adult diet. Multivitamins made from whole food, available at health food stores, would be more appropriate. ...Read more

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I'm of age 17...plz tell me my nutritional supplements?

I'm of age 17...plz tell me my nutritional supplements?

Supplements: At your age with a good diet and regular exercise supplementation is not usually necessary however if you want one to take something I was just suggest a one a day vitamins ...Read more

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How can I encourage my child to take nutritional supplements?

How can I encourage my child to take nutritional supplements?

Do Not: Why should they. These are unnecessary in a healthy child. I would never use them without consulting your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Anyone know of a nutritional supplement to treat the symptoms of add?

Anyone know of a nutritional supplement to treat the symptoms of add?

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

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Please answer! What nutritional supplements can you theoretically live off of?

Please answer! What nutritional supplements can you theoretically live off of?

Restricted diet: A diet of supplements alone would be insufficient to support all body systems. Over time, this would be dangerous. Choose a high quality, minimally processed, balanced diet instead. ...Read more

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Can I meet all my nutritional needs on a plant based diet with a b12 supplement?

Can I meet all my nutritional needs on a plant based diet with a b12 supplement?

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

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What is the best nutritional supplement shake for idiopathic gastroparesis?

What is the best nutritional supplement shake for idiopathic gastroparesis?

NO SPECIFIC DIET: In gastroparesis the underlying issue is not the type of food, it‘s the slow emptying of the stomach. There are two commonly use medications that stimulate gastric (stomach) emptying: Reglan (metoclopramide) & tetracycline. Talk to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Are there any adverse reactions from boost nutritional supplement?

Are there any adverse reactions from boost nutritional supplement?

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

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Please tell me if there are any nutritional supplements for the brain?

Please tell me if there are any nutritional supplements for the brain?

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

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What nutritional supplements are good for children?

What nutritional supplements are good for children?

Balanced diet: If the child is consuming a well balanced diet, no supplements are needed in an otherwise normal child. If the child has any health issues that may require supplements, that should be discussed with her/his doctor. ...Read more

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Which is better: comprehensive nutritional supplements pills or liquids?

Which is better: comprehensive nutritional supplements pills or liquids?

Better than what?: Whole food trumps supplements virtually every time. Don't buy into the hoax that vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains, and wild fish like salmon isn't superior in almost every situation to taking a supplement. Food is the best. ...Read more

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What nutritional supplements should my child take to help her grow taller?

What nutritional supplements should my child take to help her grow taller?

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

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Please tell me if there are any nutritional supplements for increasing the imagination?

Please tell me if there are any nutritional supplements for increasing the imagination?

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

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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

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Which nutritional supplements should my child take to grow taller?

Which nutritional supplements should my child take to grow taller?

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

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Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources?

Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources?

Supplement bioequiv?: Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources? ANS: There is no bioequivalent to Vit C from food. So get it from what you eat. Save money and your health by avoiding nutritional supplements. ...Read more

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Which nutritional supplements have been recommended for people with huntington's disease?

Which nutritional supplements have been recommended for people with huntington's disease?

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

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Is there any dangers associated with taking too many vitamins and nutritional supplements?

Is there any dangers associated with taking too many vitamins and nutritional 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

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Are there any nutritional and/or herbal supplements that help those with eds?

Are there any nutritional and/or herbal supplements that help those with eds?

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

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What nutritional supplements can I take to maximize weightlifting strength for a middle-aged male?

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

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I am told I have beginning cataracts. Is there anything I can do do prevent further development:nutritional supplements?

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

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Need doctor's help! What do you advice about dietary/nutritional supplements?

Need doctor's help! What do you advice about dietary/nutritional supplements?

Your question is: Vague. What are you trying to achieve?

But here are some supplements that most people could benefit from: Vitamin D, Fish oil, magnesium. ...Read more