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Doctor insights on: Are Nitric Oxide Supplements Advisable To Take

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Are nitric oxide supplements advisable to take?

Are nitric oxide supplements advisable to take?

No: There are some "nitric oxide supplements" on the market used by weight lifters for muscle building. Actually Nitric Oxide is a gas produced spontaneously by the body that is important in a number of biologic processes. There is no evidence that "supplements" alter this significantly. For those weight training, a healthy diet, adequate hydration and proper technique are the keys to strength gains. ...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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Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements together?

Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements together?

See below: Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels & thus increases blood flow. Ginkgo thins the blood. So their is possibility of bleeding problems if both are taken, especially if one also takes ndaids or coumadin (warfarin). Discuss the benefit-risk ration of these 2 with your fp or internist or hematologist. ...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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Is it safe to take cretin and nitric oxide stimulator together?

Is it safe to take cretin and nitric oxide stimulator together?

Ambiguous: Forgive me...Might you mean "creatine" and Nitric Oxide supplements? These pre-workout compounds are used by some individuals to boost performance. These substances work via different mechanisms and metabolic pathways and their effects may be additive. Whether or not your physiology can utilize them without untoward effect is a question for a sports physiologist or trainer. ...Read more

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Is nitric oxide supplements like Kyani nitro safe to take daily can it have any side effects?

Is nitric oxide supplements like Kyani nitro safe to take daily can it have any side effects?

Kyani supplements: contain calories. So be cautious if you have sugar problems. Otherwise the different Kyani products seem beneficial. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements on any one day?

Nitricoxide: Nitric oxide supplements are usually supplied by l-argininie, which you have toi take at least 5000mgm .Gikobiloba has entirely different actions besides thinning platelets .But in smaller doses it should be compatible. ...Read more

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Are herbal supplements safe to take for vascular conditions?

Are herbal supplements safe to take for vascular conditions?

What conditions?: First off, it'd be nice to know what conditions you are referring to. That way i can tell you if those are treated by herbals or not. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and workout whilst using nitric oxide supplements ?

Is it safe to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and workout whilst using nitric oxide supplements ?

No: I wouldn't think it's safe to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during workouts. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine which can function like adrenalin. Your blood pressure and heart rate could go up too high. Probably even dangerously high, depending on the dose, potentially causing a stroke or heart attack. Why risk it? ...Read more

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What are some good vitamin supplements to take?

What are some good vitamin supplements to take?

None: If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options. ...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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Do active individuals need to take mineral supplements?

Do active individuals need to take mineral supplements?

Supplements: Whether active or not, an individual requires nutrients and supplements on a daily basis. These can be met by adhering to a balanced and healthy diet consisting of proteins, good fats, high fiber carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Are amino supplements a good thing to take?

Are amino supplements a good thing to take?

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 more

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Are herbal suppliments hawthorne and arjuna safe to take if i'm taking ramipril? What are the benefits of these suppliments?

Are herbal suppliments hawthorne and arjuna safe to take if i'm taking ramipril? What are the benefits of these suppliments?

Probably; help heart: We don't have as much information about the interactions of herbs and drugs as is desirable, but as far as known it is safe to combine these with ramipril. Both are tonics for the heart. Hawthorne helps hypertension, angina &heart failure. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn arjuna may help angina and hypertension. See http://www.Raysahelian.Com/arjuna.Html. ...Read more

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What benefits are there of taking a nitric oxide supplement?

What benefits are there of taking a nitric oxide supplement?

Probably none: I have seen conflicting studies. Many suggest that it is arginine which may be included as a supplement that releases a small amt of nitric oxide. Which may increase endurance. Seen other studies that say eating nitrates for breakfast may raise levels later in the day. ...Read more

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Are ginger supplements safe to take daily to promote GI health and reduce inflammation?

Are ginger supplements safe to take daily to promote GI health and reduce inflammation?

Good for health: Good health supplement , essential ingredient in many asian cuisines for centuries , health benefits are well known in GI function , diabetes , hypertension etc. ...Read more

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Are eyevital/riconia caps (multivitamin antixoidants) safe to take along with lutein+zeaxanthine supplements for an extended period? Contraindication?

Are eyevital/riconia caps (multivitamin antixoidants) safe to take along with lutein+zeaxanthine supplements for an extended period? Contraindication?

safe: These products have been recommend to slow the progression of macular degeneration in those who already have this condition. There is no data or proof that they are preventative and no evidence that they are helpful in any way. So they might help/or might not but the only harm is the cost of the product. ...Read more

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Which natural supplements are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which natural supplements are safe to take during pregnancy?

Supplements: Obviously, check with your ob, but consider comprehensive multivit and purified omega. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take these herbal supplements together?

Is it safe to take these herbal supplements together?

Need more info: Happy to address your concerns about safety taking "these" herbal supplements but you didn't tell us to which ones you are referring. Please elaborate. ...Read more

Nitric Oxide (Definition)

A gas that can directly relax vascular smooth muscle. It is used in the critical care setting to treat pulmonary hypertension. This can be seen in premature neonates with bronchiopulmonary dysplasia or neonates with congenital heart disease. It may be used in adults with severe pulmonary ...Read more