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Are taking expired dietary supplements toxic?

Are taking expired dietary supplements toxic?

Expired medications: Dietary supplements that have an expiration date on them should be discarded. The chemical nature of any medication or supplement can change over time including the additives to that product. ...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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Can there be any ways to lose weight without taking any dietary supplements?

Can there be any ways to lose weight without taking any dietary supplements?

Absolutely !!!: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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

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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Can you tell me if there are any ways to lose weight without taking any dietary supplements?

Can you tell me if there are any ways to lose weight without taking any dietary supplements?

Of course there are!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use herbal life dietary supplements while taking lots of other medicines

Not necessarily: There often are interactions between herbals and conventional medications. The interactions may increase the side effects and/or interfere with the action of prescribed medication. Please disclose all medications, including herbals to your doctor and pharmacist. See this site for info on this topic. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2517879/. ...Read more

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I have been taking 2 dietary supplements : women's ultra mega active and cla. Ever since then my discharge has been reddish brown. Is this normal?

I have been taking 2 dietary supplements : women's ultra mega active and cla. Ever since then my discharge has been reddish brown. Is this normal?

Who knows?: Why are you taking two supplements that you don't know what's in them, why you are taking them, how to judge whether they're helping you, what the potential side effects and interactions are -- and, that won't do you any good except spend your money needlessly? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv and the internet. Stay away from junk you don't need and could harm you. ...Read more

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Who needs dietary supplements?

Everyone!: Due to the pollutants, preservatives, microwave cooking and the age of our food when we eat it, virtually everyone should take dietary supplements to make sure we are getting enough to maintain and heal our bodies properly. Even children and babies need supplementation. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements effective?

Are dietary supplements effective?

For what use?: This one can't really be answered well without knowing what's going on with you, or what you hope to gain. Some dietary supplements are very safe and effective for certain conditions, and some are not. I'm sorry that i can't be more helpful, but your question is too broad for me. ...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