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I have a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and want to take a herbal supplement called maca root to boost energy and help with some side effects of iud. Is this a safe mix?
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
I'm 21 years old I feel low testosterone can I take zinc and fish oil supplement to boost testosterone? Are there any side effects of these supplement
They are safe if...:
As I mentioned in my other answer, it's very unlikely you have low testosterone-other conditions with similar symptoms are much more likely. Ask you doc to test free & total testosterone levels.
Zinc is safe to try. It can cause nausea; avoid taking more than 50 mg a day or it may impair immune function & cause low copper. Fish oil is safe but look for a purified brand to avoid heavy metals/pcb's. ...Read more
Generally safe: Unless used in excessive amounts, passion flower extracts are generally safe. Some patients may experience dizziness, confusion, sedation, and ataxia -- much more likely if also using CNS depressants like ambien, (zolpidem) benzodiazepines, etc. There was 1 reported case with nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and heart arrhythmia requiring hospitalization. Some passiflora species contain cyanogenic glycosides. ...Read more
How much time does one have to wait when taking a supplement before seeing it's benefits or side effects?
Depends on the: Supplement. Consider asking about a specific supplement. Best of luck! ...Read more
None known: Lutein supplements are given as an adjunct for the support of the health of the macula. This is largely theoretical but there is a large nih study underway currently to study this particular substance. Since the fda does not regulate health store supplements, if you feel lutein is of value, get them from a source from a major pharmaceutical company like alcon or bausch and lomb. ...Read more
Nausea vomit: Its has been reported as an infrequent cause of nausea, vomiting, change in taste and mouth soreness. Rare instances of drowsiness and respiratory distress have also been reported. It is not recommended in pregnant or breast feeding woman. Thlophora asthmatica has been reported to have abortion inducing properties. ...Read more
Allergic to shell: Fish, that medecine made from shell fish. There is some evidence suggesting that glucosamine, in doses used to treat osteoarthritis, may worsen blood sugar, insulin, and/or hemoglobin A1c (a test that measures how well blood sugar has been controlled during the previous three months) levels in people with diabetes or Insulin resistance. ...Read more
An Amino Acid: Phenylalanine is possibly safe for most people. Having too much phenylalanine during pregnancy can increase the chances of birth defects especially facial, nervous system and heart defects. Patients suffering from phenylketonuria must avoid phenylalanine as it can cause mental retardation, high blood pressure and strokes. In schizophrenics it can make tardive dyskinesia (movement disorder) worse. ...Read more
No side effects: T if it is use as directed. ...Read more
Gas, bloating: Probiotics' side effects, if they occur, tend to be mild and digestive (such as gas or bloating) ...Read more
Don't waste your $: There are no such things as testosterone supplements, at least none that are fda approved w/peer-reviewed data. Worst, the manufacturers are not required to demonstrate safety (think contamination) or efficacy of their product while being allowed to make miraculous claims as long as they display the fda disclaimer. So what side effects are possible? Anything & everything. The sky's the limit! ...Read more
Niacin Overdose.: Too much Niacin does have the potential to affect your liver, so be careful. If this is something that has happened, you would need blood testing for liver enzymes right away. Stick to no more than 1500mg twice daily. ...Read more
Depends on Ur-: -age. I assume U R young. There's a place 4 protein sups, but U must B sure not 2 over do it. U need 50gms daily, with a weight training program, U should only sup on day of workout, some during & the rest after. None on day of rest. Always calculate Ur total daily intake from diet. Sup about 20-40 max depending on Ur weight & length & amount of exertion. Whey is the best. I use Muscle Tech. ...Read more
Probably not: Known as "the fat that helps your body burn fat, " conjugated linoleic acid (cla) presumptively helps reduce body fat and supports lean mass to improve overall body composition. Whether this presumption is true remains to be determined. This is not an fda regulated substance. The only thing it will be guaranteed to do is change the shape of your wallet. ...Read more
Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well.. ...Read more
No: None of them work. I think every physician on healthtap will agree that health doesn't come from taking pills. The key is going to be a change in lifestyle -- eating less, exercising more. This in turn will require you to develop new friends and new pursuits -- i.e., it will take courage. You have it. If you are very overweight, consider bariatric surgery early if offered by your physician. ...Read more
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
What are the side effects of too much B-12, should I be taking a supplement if I'm not deficient?
I take 10gm homeopathic weightgain supplement powder in each month since 4years. Any side effects?
"Homeopathic"???: Not knowing what supplement you're taking, it's impossible to comment. Also, the term "homeopathic" can be misused. True homeopathic remedies are individually prescribed, & regulated by the fda via the homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the us: http://www. Hpus. Com/whatishpus. Php the powder you're using is most likely not a true homeopathic remedy, and is also not likely to be homeopathic to you either. ...Read more
Based capsule & creatine is a natural health supplement. Should there be any health problems or side effects?
Is there an natural supplement that can make your butt bigger a pill preferably that doesn't have side effects
There: There isn't a supplement that would specifically enlarge the buttocks. ...Read more
Is Russian bear 10000 supplement for weight gainer cause impotency if I use it and what the side effects of this product.
Dietary supplements: Dietary supplements are notorious for making miraculous claims w/o evidence of either safety or effectiveness b/c responsibility of providing proof is left to manufacturer, not FDA or any other 3rd party for oversight. So there's no way to comment on possible impotency & side effects. Of course, manufacturers will always claim side effect-free b/c it's natural, organic, vegan & gluten-free, right? ...Read more