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Are there any herbal supplements and/or good foods to build collagen?

Are there any herbal supplements and/or good foods to build collagen?

Unfortunately, no: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). No supplement is able to help build the desired collagen. ...Read more

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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 herbal supplements are good for your kidneys?

What herbal supplements are good for your kidneys?

Water: Your kidneys are big filters. Just like with any filter, best work and flow occurs when they are kept clean and fluid flowing freely. The best way to achieve this is not with pollutants to the filter such as with added supplements and substances that the kidneys must filter, but rather by keeping the flow going by drinking adequate water and then some more. Adults should be drinking 60-80 ounces/d. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements work good for male to female transformation?

What herbal supplements work good for male to female transformation?

You need an REI Dr.: You need to go see a reproductive endocrinologist - one that works with transgender. A lot goes into the process and it cannot be done with supplements alone. There are great meds to make the transition easier and more successful. You may want to start here: http://t-vox.Org/index.Php?Title=talk:endocrinologists&action=edit&redlink=1. ...Read more

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Are there good herbal supplements to take for back pain?

Are there good herbal supplements to take for back pain?

Many good choices: Back pain is a common problem that benefits from multiple approaches including physical therapy/massage/manipulative therapies, exercise & relaxation techniques. Herbal anti-inflammatories like curcumin & boswellia, muscle-relaxing herbs like valerian & skullcap, & herbs that help stress like ashwagandha & holy basil can help. Magnesium (esp. Mag. Taurate) often helps. Zyflamend is a good product. ...Read more

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Are blood thinning herbal supplements good for otherwise healthy people?

Are blood thinning herbal supplements good for otherwise healthy people?

Maybe: Healthy people should be able to take herbal supplements that may have blood thinning potential safely, although a small percentage of people may have a hereditary blood condition that has not yet been diagnosed. ...Read more

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Could you suggest good herbal supplements that help with anxiety, but don't cause potential liver damage?

Could you suggest good herbal supplements that help with anxiety, but don't cause potential liver damage?

Yes, possibly: Chamomile, passion flower, lemon balm, and theanine are a few that come to mind. Valerian and kava may be the ones you were thinking of with possible liver toxicity. In some people, st. John's wort might be useful -- even though it's more famous for use in mild-moderate depression. It's important for you to know that there are also very effective talk therapies for anxiety. ...Read more

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What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

Folic acid: The most important supplement is folic acid. Beyond that, just a normal healthy diet full of fruits/veggies, lean proteins, and calcium containing foods. No herbal supplements have been proven beneficial for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are good herbal supplements for irritability, anger and anxiety?

Anxiety: Not sure about how good, mixed results are reported. You can try vallerian or kava kava. ...Read more

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What kind of herbal supplements are good for controlling PMS mood swings?

None: None of the "herbal" supplements have been studied scientifically, although there are occ. Small reports of some mild improvement. The problem is you don't know what's in the supplement no matter what it says on the label, you don't know how much to take, and you don't know if there's going to be an adverse reaction or an interaction with other medication. Don't get your medical info from internet. ...Read more

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Could you suggest good herbal supplements/vitamins that can help dry eyes or improve vision?

Could you suggest good herbal supplements/vitamins that can help dry eyes or improve vision?

Yes: Oral omega-3's can help dry eyes. I have many patients that have seen the benefits of them with their symptoms for dry eyes. Evoa dry suppliments, thera tears nutrition is another. ...Read more

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Collagen (Definition)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more


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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions ...Read more