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Bariatric Advantage Vitamins
Mostly: There is no regulation or oversight in this area since the supplement lobby got congress to pass a bill forbidding the fda to even look at these products. Most however are very safe as the manufacturers are sensitive to toxicity and hazards. However few have ever been tested for potency or effectiveness and most fail such testing. Don't waste your money. ...Read more
Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...Read more
Pros&cons Heath benefits to drinking a tablet of the premium herbal"natures way"activated charcoal 100capsules/certified280mg dietary supplements?????
Unknown: It is not natural to eat activated charcoal. Also, such products are not real medicines but are sold as supplements, meaning their exact contents, effects (good or bad), purity, etc., are uncertain. When thinking about activated charcoal, one should as questions like, "Does the charcoal really know what to bind and what not to bind?" Probably safest to save some money by avoiding such supplements. ...Read more
Can a diabetic person taking amaryl, glucophage (metformin) \u0026 liponorm, take abc multivitamin \u0026 multi mineral ? Is it safe ?
Yes: Some people taking glucophage or metformin may slowly have decreased body stores of vitamin B12 due to malabsorption, and in the cold weather many individuals do not get sun exposure and may have insufficient vitamin d levels so i usually recommend a multivitamin to prevent vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more
Are food based chewable gummy vitamins safer than artificially made vitamins? I am considering a food based calcium chewable gummy supplement.
No proven value: Naturopaths peddle potions that are made under unregulated conditions with no guarantee of potency, composition or purity. Many contain adulterants that can be dangerous or toxic and most are useless fillers. There are no clinical trials of these products. Save your money and work with your regular physician and a good exercise therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Considering purchasing the Biotin strength:10,000mcg 100capsules by Natrol through Amazon. Advice please? Do uknow better company for vitamin pills
Don't over think it: I would not worry too much about which brand you can find in india. There will be tons of options. Find one that you like. The best vitamin is the one you like. All are good and most of the product differences are marketing efforts by the companies that make them. Remember also nothing beats a healthy diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: There are advantages to eating a diet that minimizes unhealthy saturated fats, but a vegetarian diet does not limit processed goods that contain white sugar and flour and the diet also allows frying of food and trans-fats. So the plant based aspect of the diet is healthy, but not every aspect including excluding wild fish such as salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HealthTap Doctors: are not allowed to recommend any specific brands of products. Best of luck! ...Read more
20yo & pcos and want to make sure i'm not taking to much vitamins. One a day women's, prenatal, c & e, folic acid, b complex, chromium picolinate?
Vit C: Vit c and water soluble vitamins have low risk of toxicity, oral vit c can cause loose bowels. ...Read more
I am taking multivitamin "new chapter" w/organic herbs & cultured whole food complex viitamins. Will this vitamin affect the effectiveness of cialis?
Are there consequences to combining a multi-vitamin, biotin (diet supplement), and pravastatin sodium?
Combo: It isn't likely you would have ill effects from that drug trio. ...Read more
Ask Puritan's Pride: directly. You can look up their website and give a call. Companies like that have folks available to answer such questions. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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