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Do herbal supplements really work?

Do herbal supplements really work?

Purity is a problem: Up to 40% of supplements are not what they appear to be. They may contain impurities, contaminants or unlisted ingredients. In addition, the dosage may not be standardized. A few companies have their supplements and global sources independently tested ensuring a quality product. The german commission e provides reliable information about a variety of herbal treatments. ...Read more

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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How can I take herbal supplements safely?

How can I take herbal supplements safely?

By being careful: If you are taking any medicines, you need to check with your doctor before beginning supplements. Don't over do. More is not necessarily better, and is sometimes distinctly worse. On the other hand, taking too little is often worthless and ineffective. Use a reputable, good quality supplement, and follow the dosing directions exactly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about herbal supplements?

Can you tell me about herbal supplements?

Very bit topic: Many herbal supplements can be beneficial to health. However, the herbal supplement industry is not well- regulated in this country. Just as with medications - herbal supplements may have contraindications, drug interactions and potential side effects. So - approach with knowledge. ...Read more

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How long do herbal supplements stay in your body?

How long do herbal supplements stay in your body?

Highly Variable: This is like asking how long pharmaceutical drugs stay in your body. Some stay for only a few hours and some stay for several days, and the same is true for herbs. Each herb has its own half life and unique metabolism. ...Read more

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Are any herbal supplements tested by the government?

Are any herbal supplements tested by the government?

No: The federal drug administration (fda) does not test drugs or supplements. The fda evaluates research studies on medications to make sure they are effective and safe. Supplements are regulated under a separate law and don't have to be shown to be effective, but the manufacturers can't make claims about how they affect health. ...Read more

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How to know more about herbal supplement interactions?

How to know more about herbal supplement interactions?

See below: There are some onling references you can use, but I am not sure how accurate they are, so just to let you know ahead of time so I won't be held responsible. Or you can type in herbs' name here, we check for you. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid when taking herbal supplements?

Herbal supplements: I would need to know what herbal supplements you are taking. I would suggest that you only take herbal supplements that are pharmaceutical grade! Otherwise you have know idea what per cent of the label is in the supplement you are taking. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a herbal supplement for a "hyper" child?

Can you recommend a herbal supplement for a "hyper" child?

None Proven to Work: Having a 'hyper' child can be difficult for families and schools alike. There are lots of stories on the internet about how over the counter treatments seem to help, but none of these treatments have been proven to be effective. Please check with the pediatrician to get their opinion. ...Read more

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How long does herbal supplements take to leave your system?

Depends on herb: Herbal supplements are not all the same, and the time required for your body to process them differs too. If you can please specify which herbs you're asking about, we can try to be more helpful here. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: herbal supplements?

What is the definition or description of: herbal supplements?

Healthful Botanical: Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions or to maintain health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are herbal supplements safe and do they work?

Varies: If depends on the supplement, the amount used, the person's health and what it is used for. Too general a question to provide a yes or no definitive response. ...Read more

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What types of herbal supplements can increase labido in women?

Look on line: Type in "herbal supplements for libido" and there is a website. I cannot give a guarantee that they work. ...Read more

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Could these herbal supplements negatively react with each other?

Could these herbal supplements negatively react with each other?

Don't know which: supplements you are referring to but just as there can be drug- drug interactions, there can be interactions between supplements. ...Read more

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What if I want to start buying herbal supplements, where do I start?

What if I want to start buying herbal supplements, where do I start?

Possible: This is a question you should discuss formally with the person who prescribed the keppra (levetiracetam). If it was started because of a seizure, then it should not simply be stopped without precautions and a plan. Please discuss with the person who initially prescribed. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements work good for male to female transformation?

What herbal supplements work good for male to female transformation?

You need an REI Dr.: You need to go see a reproductive endocrinologist - one that works with transgender. A lot goes into the process and it cannot be done with supplements alone. There are great meds to make the transition easier and more successful.

You may want to start here:

http://t-vox. Org/index. Php? Title=talk:endocrinologists&action=edit&redlink=1. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements increases semen?

What herbal supplements increases semen?

No aware of any: Why would your want to increase semen? If you are healthy, live a healthy lifestyle and practice safe sex, you should have all the semen produced that is necessary for normal funtion. Semen is a collective volume of testicular contribution, prostatic contribution and seminal vessicle contribution and perhaps a miniscule amount from other sources. It is what is is unless you have a specific illn. ...Read more

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Can any herbal supplements help psoriasis?

Can any herbal supplements help psoriasis?

No: There is no dramatic result with any herbal supplement. Nutritional supplements are sometimes helpful in relieving psoriasis such as fish oil supplements. Diet plays a factor in small percentage wheat sensitivity is a trigger. ...Read more

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What's a good herbal supplement for anxiety?

What's a good herbal supplement for anxiety?

Herbal supplements: Realize that there aren't as good studies on herbals as for pharmaceuticals -- but 1 controlled study showed that passion flower is effective in generalized anxiety d/o: http://tinyurl. Com/ls9hyp3 lemon balm is another -- and mega foods has one called "tension release" that combines these. Kava may help, but monitor liver enzymes if using for extended periods. Valerian has more sedation. ...Read more

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Could I take a herbal supplement for anxiety?

Could I take a herbal supplement for anxiety?

Anxiety: I have not found herbal supplements to be very effective in treating anxiety. Psychotherapy can be very effective in uncovering the causes of anxiety and also can help you develop better ways of coping. Best. ...Read more

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Can valerian root herbal supplement get you high?

Can valerian root herbal supplement get you high?

Not heard of this.: It can help to calm one or to aid for sleep. ...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

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Should I put my herbal supplements in the refrigerator?

Need specifics: You should be able to google optimum handling for each specific supplement on line. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can improve dysphagia?

Are there herbal supplements that can improve dysphagia?

No: See your gastroenterologist if you are having painful swallowing or any trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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Why should I stop taking herbal supplements before surgery?

Why should I stop taking herbal supplements before surgery?

Possible interaction: Herbal supplements should still be considered medications, and medications can interact with anesthesia or other medications used during and after surgery. Stopping all supplements minimizes the chance of an adverse interaction. Lastly, some supplements may affect the ability to clot blood. Let your doctors know everything you are taking. ...Read more

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What are some herbal supplements for premenopausal symptoms?

Vitex, Dong quai &..: Many herbs are beneficial for menopause. Among my favorites are vitex agnus castus (chaste tree berries), dong quai, black cohosh, maca and pueraria mirifica. For more info see http://www. Holistic-online. Com/remedies/hrt/hrt_herbs_for_menopause. Htm and http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/art00700/menopause-symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

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