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Allergic Shellfish Calcium Supplement Kind Safe
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
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
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
I'm allergic to crabs, shrimp etc but not to fish (salmon, tuna etc). Is it okay to take kelp supplements for my thyroid?
Is grass-fed organic whey protein powder safe to 29w pregnant women? Some source online says whey protein is not safe. wellwisdom.com/whey-protein-du
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
AMWAY: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Are whey and casein protein powder shakes safe long term? Any alternatives that also contain all essential amino acids? Thanks!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get adverse reaction to foods like dairy, nuts, and canola oil
can only take small amounts of fish oil, any alternative food sources of omega ?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
I have an allergy to Crab and Shrimp. My prenatal vitamin contain a DHA (anchovy, sardine and mackerel) Will this give me an allergic reaction?
Im taking herbal pills is it safe to take these each other? Fish oil, pumpkin seed oil, hyaluronic acid, estrogen, multivitamin
It's safe: This is a safe combinaion.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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