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Are Amino Acid Tablets Healthy For You
No: Well balanced diet is what you want and need. Amino acids may be deleterious to your health especially with constant use or lage amounts. The literature is not well defined on this but there were cases that suffered from serious side effects relating to Amino Acid supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin: Yes, sysfol vitamins contain folic acid and other vitamins. Folic acid is important in decreasing the risk of neural tube defects (spinal cord defects) in pregnancy. We like for all women having unprotected sex to be on a vitamin with folic acid because it is important to reduce birth defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there safe multivitamins supplements that I can take to substitute for not being eating enough fruits which are rich in vitamins. For me and wife
Fruits & Vegetables: are best of course. In addition powdered greens that contain many fruits and vegetables, a scoopful of which can be put in water daily can help. Peace and good health. One product is called "Greens First." ...Read more
What essential vitamins do you recommend for optimal health? fish oil, brobiotics, folic acid, vit d, are potential examples....
Are protein and amino acid supplements in the form of powder safe for consumption? If taken moderately?
Usually yes: As long as a protein supplement doesn't contain other substances, then it's safe in moderation. Be aware that supplement manufacturers often put things in their products that are not listed on the label, and there is no regulatory oversight of these products (they don't have to meet regulatory requirements like medications do). A better option is to increase intake of high-protein foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A person must take protein supplement or amino acid supplement, and how can we know our body is amino acid deficient?
Usually not needed: Protein is made up of amino acids,There are 9 amino acids that need to be eaten every day for best health. They are found in animal products like meat, milk, & eggs, & most healthy people eating 0.8grams of protein for each kg of weight get enough. Plant sources of protein: Soy is OK IF COOKED. Quinoa OK also. For most, though, a combination is needed; eg rice AND beans - but do research first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In general a PNV: is the only thing you should be taking. If you are a competitive athlete, pregnancy is generally inconsistent with highest athletic performance. Lifting weights, high impact exercise are generally not recommended, as the likelihood of pregnancy loss and hemorrhage is increasd. You can show the products to your OB, but typically you are ill advised to attempt extreme athletic feats during pregnancy ...Read more
Should we consume vitamn pills daily or get our nutrients from food? What are the necessary pills to stock up? I only take vitamin C and calcium
Variety of food!: Nutrients are best when from fresh food which is processed as little as possible. There is no real proof that any vitamins or supplements are better, when compared to food, for overall health (except for specific deficiencies). Learn what's in the food you eat, and enjoy it! ...Read more
Is it bad for you if your almost 14 and taking fish oil, biotin, folic acid and a multi vitamin daily?
No.: We eat far too much protein in the US already. We certainly don't need to take in any more. Save your money. Only resistance training several hours a day 5-6 days a week increases muscle mass. If eating too much protein made muscles, instead of fat, most of America would be able to lift up the Empire State Building with their pinky finger alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But done under the right conditions by an experienced provider. Home use of chemical peels in teenagers should not be recommended ...Read more
I'm body building and taking only essential amino acid pills. Are they useful or useless and also harmful? Thanks.
Would you recommend daily vitamins for adults? I try to take glucosame, omega fatty acids, and a women's health supplement every day. It seems like more and more data is suggesting these pills are unnecessary and do not help keep my body healthy in the lo
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