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Is it safe to take klonopin (clonazepam) with the following supplements: policosanol, ALA, decaf green tea extract, & aged garlic root extract?
Meds: should not be an issue. You can check with your pharmacist and doctor too regarding your specific case. There was a book that was PDR of herbs and alternative medications called the German Commission E book, as Europe much more pro herb/supplement than we are in the States. ...Read more
Sodium laureth sulfate, ginseng extract, grapefruit peel extract and papaya extract. Are any of these ingredients bad when pregnant ?
Not known how safe: Green coffee bean extracts have caffeine, which is a stimulant, depending on how much caffeine one takes, and on how sensitive his body is to caffeine. There are other plant chemicals as well. Most likely, green coffee is not well regulated nor well studied, so it may contain uncertain amounts of listed ingredients, plus various amounts of unlisted ingredients. One cannot be sure of its effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol, Dopamine: Alcohol increases the release of Dopamine in brain’s “reward center. By increasing Dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks you into thinking that it’s actually making your feel great. The effect is that you keep drinking to get more Dopamine release, but at the same time you’re altering other brain chemicals that are enhancing feelings of depression. ...Read more
Is it ok to use co enzyme q10, salicylic acid, sodium laureth sulfate, passionflower, pineapple, ginseng, grapefruit extracts topically during pregnancy?
I am taking 2.5 mgs of bisoprolol per day. Is it safe to take lemon balm extract, gamma-aminobutric acid, holy basil extract, oat extract supplement?
Will raspberry ketones with kelp, African mango caffeine anhydrous, grape seed and green tea extract reduced the efficiency of the contraceptive pill?
No.: none of those will interfere with the efficiency or efficacy of the BCP. ...Read more
Hydroxycut: Well, to put it gently, you are comparing bad (coffee & soda) to worse (hydroxycut). Hydroxycut was taken off the market at one point as a result of reports of liver problems, seizures, and rhabdomyolysis. It is an herbal supplement and therefore not regulated by the fda. Not that coffee and soda are good for you, but if i had to choose, i would pick that over hydroxycut. ...Read more
Is sleep and lose ok to take if using venlafaxine? Ingredients: raspbery ktone,L-arginine, saffron extract, L-Glutamine, ganoderma licidum, melatonin
Yes you can, because: that Sleep-n-Lose is safe to take with anything, because it won't do you any good at all. It's a bit of plant & vegetable extract, a couple of NONESSENTIAL amino acids that MAY be helpful ONLY while you're pregnant, & a little melatonin. The ONLY thing you will reduce is your bank balance. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself against hucksters of bogus supplements & pseudoscientific claptrap. ...Read more
None.: Any recovered or recovering alcoholic will tell you that. Zero. Zip. Nada. If you have to ask the question, there's already something badly wrong. Even if this were possible -- why would someone who's already lost a big piece of life to the horrors of alcohol abuse ask about going back to it? ...Read more