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Doctor insights on: Appetite Stimulant Supplements

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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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Can taking vitamins suppress appetite?

Can taking vitamins suppress appetite?

Possibly: Vitamins dont suppress appetite, but taken with a full glass of water may fill stomach and lessen overeating. B vitamins help with energy. ...Read more

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Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Simple answer: NO!: Don't believe all the hype about acai. All the same crazy claims were also made for hoodia, chromium, products claimed to block cortisol and a bunch of other things. If you are trying to lose some weight, keep a diet log, cut way back on potatoes, bread (of all kinds), pasta, cereal, and rice and get more exercise. Then give it some time. Don't waste your $ on these supplements. ...Read more

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Are appetite suppressants effective?

Are appetite suppressants effective?

Appetite suppressant: Appetite suppressants can help to reduce hunger to some degree. I would not rely on this as the major method of weight loss. Healthy food choices and exercise are the best ways to control weight. The most effective "pill" was fen-phen, and although it worked, it caused serious health risks. So, if you can, try to avoid diet pills altogether. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Weak agent: N-acetyl cysteine has helped some of my patients with cravings. I may reduce glutamate release caused by food triggers and thereby reduce compulsive food cravings. ...Read more

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Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Weight loss drugs: There are numerous weight loss drugs and herbal supplements on the market. However, most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, i would not recommend herbs. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes weight loss?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes weight loss?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Yes, depending on dose, secondary to appetite suppression. ...Read more

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Does taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

Does taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

They should not: For the most part, dietary fibers don't really bind to much except good at holding onto water (thus softening stool) and so does not prevent absorption of nutrients. So don't worry, take your fibers. Most of us in the good us of a don't consume enough fibers. If you can, do it for better health. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Justified taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to combat daytime sleepiness?

Justified taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to combat daytime sleepiness?

No: Need 2 evaluate why sleepy may b sleep apnea and solution CPAP also Nuvigil is a drug that sometimes helps. ...Read more

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Can caffeine increase appetite?

Not usually: Caffeine may, in fact, decrease the appetite. For this reason, it often appears in herbal weight loss pills ( which, in general, I do not recommend). Some people will eat less at meals if they have a cup of green tea before each meal. ...Read more

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Can caffeine increase appetite?

Yes: Because it stimulates cells to function. It is not a good way to go if you have a loss of appetite. ...Read more

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Does caffeine suppress appetite?

Does caffeine suppress appetite?

Yes, but...: Caffeine is indeed an appetite suppressant and can actually slightly increase your metabolism, and may have a modest effect on weight loss, but there is no hard evidence that caffeine will significantly lead to long term weight loss. Also, keep in mind that too much caffeine can lead to nervousness, insomnia, nausea, elevated blood pressure, and even heart palpitations. Use in moderation. ...Read more

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Are there and diet/energy supplements similiar to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Are there and diet/energy supplements similiar to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

No: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a pharmaceutical grade stimulant. Nothing over the counter will be nearly as strong or specific to the neuroreceptors as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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Does stimulant meds boost adrenaline ?

Does stimulant meds boost adrenaline ?

No: It increases the amount of Dopamine in your synapses, but stimulants generally do not affect release of noradrenaline, with the exception of strattera (atomoxetine). ...Read more

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Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight if adhd?

Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight if adhd?

Sometimes: Many people experience weight loss when starting on stimulant medication. It can act as an appetite suppressant, as well as increasing metabolism. Diet and exercise are still the best methods to lose weight and vitally important when starting a stimulant medication. ...Read more

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Which herbal supplements interact with prozac (fluoxetine)?

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Which herbal supplements interact with prozac (fluoxetine)?

St john's wort: St john's wort is known for changing liver metabolism and interacting with all kinds of medications, including prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Bayles
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Stimulant (Definition)

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