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Is safe to take in combination: Zinc, Calcium complex, Vitamin C, Flax seed oil and Whey protein?

Is safe to take in combination: Zinc, Calcium complex, Vitamin C, Flax seed oil and Whey protein?

Those supplements: in combination are not a problem. Perhaps a more important question would be why do you take them all? If you have health concerns please see your doc or a nutritional consultant. Split vitamin C up into a.m. and p.m. doses because it only lasts about 12 hours in body. Peace and good health. ...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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Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to crabs, shrimp etc but not to fish (salmon, tuna etc). Is it okay to take kelp supplements for my thyroid?

I'm allergic to crabs, shrimp etc but not to fish (salmon, tuna etc). Is it okay to take kelp supplements for my thyroid?

Save your $$: Hi. Kelp supplements will do NOTHING for your thyroid that good old (cheap) iodized salt won't do. Save your money, and don't make the snake oil salesmen rich! ...Read more

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Is taking whey protein safe or harmful ?

Is taking whey protein safe or harmful ?

Safety of whey: Whey protein is generally safe and very nutritious. Avoid if you are allergic to cows milk. ...Read more

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Are american vitamin food supplements safe to take?

Are american vitamin food supplements safe to take?

Mostly: There is no regulation or oversight in this area since the supplement lobby got congress to pass a bill forbidding the fda to even look at these products. Most however are very safe as the manufacturers are sensitive to toxicity and hazards. However few have ever been tested for potency or effectiveness and most fail such testing. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Could amways nutrilite all plant protein contain any iodine at all?

Could amways nutrilite all plant protein contain any iodine at all?

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

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What are probiotics and used for? What lowest amt taken daily recommended? Any brand rec at rx? Allergic to dairy egg peanut soy, gluten sensitivity.

What are probiotics and used for? What lowest amt taken daily recommended? Any brand rec at rx? Allergic to dairy egg peanut soy, gluten sensitivity.

Probiotics: probiotics are not yet studied well enough to recommend routine usage. Except for particular circumstances, such as infection with C. Difficile, the studies that have been done have not shown any benefit in healthy individuals. I would not recommend them yet unless you have been advised by your physician that you should give them a try. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil for depression. Can I?

I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil  for depression. Can I?

Allergy testing: It is unusual to be able to eat crabs and seafood with such a strong history of iodine and multiple seafood allergies. I would not recommend fish oil at this time. If you are depressed, there are medications and counseling that can help - see your Doctor. If you have not been evaluated for specific food allergies, seeing an Allergist for testing is advised. ...Read more

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Suggest me some multivitamins tablet that contain good amount of zinc, calcium, magnesium.And should be safe to use?

Suggest me some multivitamins tablet that contain good amount of zinc, calcium, magnesium.And should be safe to use?

Doctors and vitamins: I hope you understand that the various vitamin products on the market are something that most physicians would not have any expertise in. There are vitamin standards set by the government and daily recommended doses. These are all well displayed on the vitamin products available. I tell my patients to choose the vitamin of their choice. If they are males the only other caution is that no iron! ...Read more

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Are whey and casein protein powder shakes safe long term? Any alternatives that also contain all essential amino acids? Thanks!

Are whey and casein protein powder shakes safe long term? Any alternatives that also contain all essential amino acids? Thanks!

No consensus: Quinoa, a grain, is a complete protein, as is soybean. Eggs, chicken, meat and fish. Best to eat wild fish like salmon, limit meat to antibiotic free-very lean meats, and cage free eggs and chicken. Nuts and beans also have protein but are not complete. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take calcium supplement with good amount of dairy products?

Is it safe to take calcium supplement with good amount of dairy products?

Depends: It depends on the reason why you are taking the calcium replacement. If you don't have bone problems (osteopenia/osteoporosis) or hypoparathyroidism (chronically low calcium on blood test) then you don't need to take calcium supplement and should get it from food such as dairy products. If you have the above conditions, then calcium suplements (at the recommended dose) + food are perfectly safe. ...Read more

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We know that soy product contain pythic acid. Is it really safe to take isolated soy protein (amway, shaklee, ..) while breastfeeding?"

We know that soy product contain pythic acid. Is it really safe to take isolated soy protein (amway, shaklee, ..) while breastfeeding?"

Phytic r folic acid?: Folic acid is strongly recommended before and during pregnancy to prevent neural defects like spina bifida. Phytic acid should probably be avoided during pregnancy & breastfeeding as it can chelate (bind to) important minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc & make them unabsorbable, leading to potential mineral deficiencies. Ask OB about this chemical. ...Read more

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Im allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

Im allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

Fish oil vs shellfis: Generally fish oil is produced from oily type fish ie bluefish or salmon so it should be safe to take for people with true shellfish allergies. Krill because it is a type of shrimp - may be more of a challenge - if possible i would stick to fish oil. ...Read more

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Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?

Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? 
Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement  safe for gout users?

None will effect gou: Gout is related to URIC ACID and PURINES, not amino acids or protein supplements. BUT, since everything you mention is a complete waste of money, why bother to ask? There are meds used to control gout in different ways. Low dose aspirin and thiazide diuretics tend to raise uric acid levels. Alcohol, especially in large amounts, often causes attacks. Low purine diets are slightly effective. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any allergic reaction towards zinc oxide?

Does anyone know any allergic reaction towards zinc oxide?

Zinc oxide: Zinc oxide can cause allergic reactions in people with allergies to zinc. In addition, because zinc oxide-containing creams also contain other ingredients such as dimethicone, lanolin, cod liver oil, petroleum jelly, parabens, mineral oil or wax, people who are allergic to these ingredients should avoid using topical zinc oxide creams. ...Read more