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Is astaxanthin a good antioxidant to take?

Is astaxanthin a good antioxidant to take?

Doubt it: There are many people out there, selling a variety of "antioxidants". Such products are not fda approved medicines, so their effects and side effects are not well known when real-life people take them. It is safer to just eat a healthy diet containing natural fruits and natural vegetables, plus good proteins & healthier fats. ...Read more

Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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What approaches work best to intake antioxidants?

What approaches work best to intake antioxidants?

Personal Preferance: Many types available and each claim to be the best. Try a variety and see what you and your body can agree on. ...Read more

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What vitamin helps promote good skin?

What vitamin helps promote good skin?

Unclear... No Magic: A few skin problems historically found associated with vitamin deficiencies (3rd world countries); in 1st world countries this is rare. Vitamins: extremely prevalent in most foods (i.e. Cheap to isolate & sell), needed in only trace amounts (tiny quantities adequate), thus have become a big industry in 1st world countries, despite no/limited evidence of efficacy for many issues see: emedicine.Com. ...Read more

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What is the best recommended plant based caprylic acid please?

Coconut: Just eat coconut oil. It is very high in caprylic acid. You can cook with it as well as add it to your food. ...Read more

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Would it be good to combine vitamin C crystals (absorbic acid) with coconut oil for a good topical antioxidant combination?

Hmm..: There is actually liposomal glutathione available that can be applied to skin. Sometimes it is combined with superoxide dismutase. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best essential oils for skin lightening?

Please recommend the best essential oils for skin lightening?

Skin lightening: Pharmaceutical grade skin lighteners may be more effective. Have your skin evaluated by a board certified physician who can make recommendations to you. ...Read more

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Help please! is antioxidant good for your body?

Help please! is antioxidant good for your body?

Not in pills: Antioxidants in pills and added to food are increasingly being deemed potentially harmful because of their ability to overwhelm our immune system and neutralize certain helpful free radicals. Get your antioxidants from natural food like fruits and vegetables and there are no such concerns. See http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/01/the-case-against-antioxidants.Html?M=1. ...Read more

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Is hyaluronic acid topically good to reduce wrinkles?

Is  hyaluronic acid topically good to reduce wrinkles?

A decent moisturizer: Hyaluronic acid is an acceptable moisturizer but it is unlikely to achieve true rejuvenating effects when applied topically. ...Read more

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Best natural medicine for cold?

Best natural medicine for cold?

The one you know: You know already your mom's chicken soup ! ...Read more

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Best OTC retinols p?

Roc products: These are onderful and not as irritating. Always apply 30 minutes after washing. ...Read more

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Best natural way to lighten hyperpigmentation without harsh chemicals. I heard Vitamin E is good also heard Vitamin K? Which one?

Best natural way to lighten hyperpigmentation without harsh chemicals. I heard Vitamin E is good also heard Vitamin K? Which one?

Bleaching agents: there's some over-the-counter and prescription bleaching agents also can try hydrogen Peroxide ...Read more

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Whats the best OTC herbs/vitamins that help with diabetes?

Whats the best OTC herbs/vitamins that help with diabetes?

Diabetes supplements: Studies have shown that unless there is a specific vitamin deficiency that your doctor has identified, getting your important vitamins from healthy foods is a better way to go. The one exception may be vitamin d which has been shown to help control glucose levels. If you decide to take this, take 1000 iu a day of d3 supplement. Choose a brand that has the USP stamp on the label. ...Read more

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Safest and best way to whiten teeth?

Safest and best way to whiten teeth?

Teeth whitening : You can use over the counter products like white-strips. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A safest and best way is a professional teeth whitening, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more

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Is natural aloe vera plant good to apply for dry skin?

Is natural aloe vera plant good to apply for dry skin?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is used as a treatment for burns. It may be an ingredient in a lotion but aloe vera is not used as a solo agent for dry skin. ...Read more

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Prepartion h ointment helps me really really good its the best cream?

Prepartion h ointment helps me really really good its the best cream?

If it works, Great!: Preparation h is a commercial over the counter lubricant that can include several ingredients such as steroid, decongestant, and witch hazel. Look at the ingredients, and if it works, good for you. But don't ignore chronic symptoms--see a colorectal surgeon, proctologist, or even your regular family doc if symptoms persist! ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best natural skincare line or products for rosacea?

Help please? What is the best natural skincare line or products for rosacea?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more