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Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Depends: No serious side effects if taken as directed. If too much, can cause high calcium level in the blood and subsequently urine, kidney stone, low magnesium in blood, constipation, nausea...The last two symptoms can occur even at normal replacement dose. ...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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Are there any side effects to taking creatine as a muscle building supplement?

Are there any side effects to taking creatine as a muscle building supplement?

Yes: Need plenty of fluids to avoid renal damage and headaches are common. Good luck in your work outs and use creatine wisely as a suppliment. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking glutathione?

Are there any side effects to taking glutathione?

Stomach upset: Glutathione is usually well tolerated. Some people may have some stomach upset. Please realize that stomach acid destroys most of the glutathione you take - very little of it will ever make it into your body. Nac (n-acetylcysteine) pushes your natural pathways to make more glutathione. Nac actually does survive stomach acid and can make it into your body. B vitamins, zinc, vit c can also help. ...Read more

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Hi is taking whey supplement detrimental to health? Or are there any serious side effects?

Hi is taking whey supplement detrimental to health? Or are there any serious side effects?

Whey protein is: fine if it is made from organic or free-range cow milk. If not, it can contain hormones, antibiotics, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking whey protein powder? I'm about to start taking it and am wondering if there are any adverse effects?

Are there any side effects to taking whey protein powder? I'm about to start taking it and am wondering if there are any adverse effects?

Whey protein powder: contains very little lactose and so many lactose intolerant folks can use it w/out issue. If you can't, there are lactose free whey protein powders on the market. Make sure it is from free range cattle rather than cows penned up and fed hormones and antibiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking pancreatic enzyme supplements?

Are there any side effects to taking pancreatic enzyme supplements?

Yes for some...: Virtually all supplements have possible side effects. Most people tolerate pancreatic enzymes well but people with gastritis/ sensitive stomachs often will experience stomach pain/irritation from taking protease enzymes that are included in most enzyme supplements. Some people may get loose stools from enzymes. It is also possible to react to fillers/binders/additives in any med or supplement. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to taking the supplement NAC? Any noteworthy drug interactions? And can it be taken with Milk Thistle?

Are there any benefits to taking the supplement NAC?  Any noteworthy drug interactions?  And can it be taken with Milk Thistle?

N acetylcysteine: N-acetylcysteine is effective in tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, as a mucolytic agent in lung diseases associated with increased mucous, antiviral agent for influenza A, certain psychiatric illnesses, prevention of hemorrhagic cystitis in cancer chemotherapy, There is a high incidence of allergic reactions with skin rash, hypotension and wheezing. No other beneficial effects are reported. Milk Thistle OK ...Read more

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Is there any side effects to taking caffeine tablets?

Is there any side effects to taking caffeine tablets?

WHY/: Ill effects are:feeling tremulous, palpitations, increased urination. Tachycardia can become abnormal such as atrial fibrillation in the past it has been used to enhance the effectiveness of analgesics and also for treatment of migraine headaches. I do not see a place for their use in a safe effective way. ...Read more

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Are there any known risks or side effects to taking green coffee bean supplements for weight loss?

Are there any known risks or side effects to taking green coffee bean supplements for weight loss?

Not studied: If you swallow anything that provides a stimulatory effect (caffeine products) or that induces mild nausea (coffee grounds), then you can expect to lose your appetite and therefore lose weight. These are not "fat burners" or "metabolism speeders" (there is no such thing), nor are they healthy. See your doctor for a healthy diet that is right for you, and stay away from snake oil. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of taking a generic multivitamin? And are there any side effects?

What are the health benefits of taking a generic multivitamin? And are there any side effects?

It is fine to take: If a person has knowledge of nutrition and has a very balanced diet, then he or she may not need to take a daily multivitamin because his foods contain enough. I recommend each person take a multivitamin because many people don't have a truly balanced diet. Some people also need extra vitamin d, calcium, folate, omega3, etc..., depending on individual issues. Generally, there are no side effects. ...Read more

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Are there any negatives side effects to taking creatine?

Are there any negatives side effects to taking creatine?

Not really: If you take it in small amounts it will be fine. It is metabolized to creatinine so people with significant kidney issues should avoid it. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take coenzyme q10? Are there any side effects?

Is it beneficial to take coenzyme q10?  Are there any side effects?

Yes: Coq10 is coenzyme q10 and helps the mitochondria produce atp (energy in the cells): it is very beneficial and it is mandatory to take it if one is on cholesterol lowing medications like statins. It helps prevent heart disease as well. There are no adverse side effects. It is obtained from oily meats and whole grains in our diets. http://www.preventive-health-guide.com/coq10.html = good info. ...Read more

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Can I take 10,000 mcg of biotin? Is it safe? Are there any side effects?

Can I take 10,000 mcg of biotin? Is it safe?  Are there any  side effects?

Seems very unnatural: Not a natural thing to do. Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this easily available, over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion for anything. Biotin is safe to take, but 10000 mcg per day is over 60 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers of taking multivitamin and a magnesium supplement together?

Are there any dangers of taking multivitamin and a magnesium supplement together?

Not at all unless...: Magnesium is safe to take in high doses unless you have kidney failure. Most multivitamins don't have much magnesium & many people will benefit from additional magnesium. Magnesium may cause loose stools, esp. If you take too much or use a poorly absorbed form. Magnesium taurate & glycinate are relatively well-absorbed forms, with mag. Citrate next best. ...Read more

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Is the supplement shark cartilage an alternative to calcium, and are there any side effects to be aware of?

Is the supplement shark cartilage an alternative to calcium, and are there any side effects to be aware of?

Shark - toxins.: There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. Best not to eat it at all. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect of taking a Viagra (sildenafil)? Are there any recommended ones?

Is there any  side effect of taking a Viagra (sildenafil)? Are there any recommended ones?

Viagra (sildenafil) Side Effects: Taking Viagra (sildenafil) has several side effects including: upset stomach, blue-green vision, headache, stuffy/runny nose, flushing. I'm not sure what recommended side effects are. Be sure to take Viagra (sildenafil) on an empty stomach with water and not with alcoholic beverages. ...Read more