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Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Probiotics: Yes, can be healthy, especially if you are taking any antibiotics. ...Read more

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Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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Can I take probiotics and healthy hair dietary supplements at the same?

Can I take probiotics and healthy hair dietary supplements at the same?

Yes: This is perfectly safe. Research suggests probiotics are most effective when taken at the start of a meal. You can take other supplements at the same time or after a meal. ...Read more

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Is dietary supplements good for health as I am taking it for gyming purpose?

Some are good..: ...Some are bad, and many are simply unnecessary. Since there are thousands of supplements, your question can't be answered without knowing the one you are taking. But the answer is probably no. The things that will help you most in the gym are good nutrition, good hydration, and good sleep. If you don't have those, no supplement will help. ...Read more

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Dietary supplements which are not approved by fda are harmful for our health ?

Dietary supplements which are not approved by fda are harmful for our health ?

Supplements: There is no clear answer to this questions. It depends which supplements you are taking and at what dose. Another important consideration is a potential drug interaction with any other drugs you are taking. I would suggest you consult your pharmacist who has a list of all your current medications and ask him/her to screen them against any supplements that you are considering. ...Read more

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Can dietary supplements be safe?

Can dietary supplements be safe?

Yes: The body's biochemical processes need vitamins & minerals to work properly. Much of our grocery store food no longer contains the same levels of nutrients due to changes in farming. Environmental issues such as stress can cause a decrease in nutrients. Unless eating all organic food, supplements may be necessary and safe. ...Read more

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Do dietary supplements actually help?

Do dietary supplements actually help?

If deficient: If you have a known deficiency and can't address it with whole foods due to allergies or other problems then a specific supplement may be of value. Otherwise do not take any without the advice of a doctor as an increasing number of supplements are associated with harm. ...Read more

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Is it important to take dietary supplements?

Supplements: Dietary supplements can be safe and helpful, but check for potential interactions with your meds, foods, and other vitamins and supplements. ...Read more

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How do you healthily use dietary supplements?

How do you healthily use dietary supplements?

In moderation: The best way to get your proper vitamins and minerals is to eat a well balanced diet loaded with raw fruits and veggies. I know this is not always easy to do but i would use man made vitamins only if necessary. A diet rich in fish also gives you the necessary vitamin d and omega 3 that our bodies need. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dietary supplements?

Vitamins/minerals: Anything that you take other than the usual meals are dietary supplements. Many people are taking supplementary vitamins and minerals because our diets today are so artificial. God-made food contains these essential non-caloric nutrients and that is what we should be eating. ...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


Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dietary Supplements (Definition)

Anything that you take other than the usual meals are dietary supplements. Many people are taking supplementary vitamins and minerals because our diets today are so artificial. God-made food contains these essential non-caloric nutrients and that is what ...Read more