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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Grape Seed Extract With Statin Drugs

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Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


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How long can I take vit A, E, C and B-complex without having a break? What about Grape Seed Extract?

How long can I take vit A, E, C and B-complex without having a break? What about Grape Seed Extract?

Your entire life: By definition vitamins are substances essential for health. While our bodies can store A & E, we can not store C and B vitamins (except B12) so we need those every single day (from diet and/or supplements). These are all very safe so you never need a break.
Grape Seed Extract contains beneficial antioxidants and is also safe and non-toxic, so no break is needed.
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Can taking anioxidents like acai and grape seed extract help clean drugs out of you and your unborn baby?

Can taking anioxidents like acai and grape seed extract help clean drugs out of you and your unborn baby?

No: Avoid herbal supplements during pregnancy. Many have not been studied in pregnancy for effect and dosing and may cause you and your unborn baby some untoward effects. Stick with your prenatal vitamins. These are enough and stay off illicit drugs at all times, during and after the pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a best time in a day to take a fish oil softgels and grape seed extract capsules?

Is there a best time in a day to take a fish oil softgels and grape seed extract capsules?

Why taking?: The real questions is why are you taking them in the first place? You would be better off getting your fish oil from wild salmon for a number of reasons including vitamin d, healthy saturated fat, astaxanthin, etc. Grape seed extract can be found in grapes. You need these products if you eat right. As to your specific question, any time of day is fine, but earlier is better. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best time in a day to take a fish oil softgels and grape seed extract capsules?

Could you tell me what's the best time in a day to take a fish oil softgels and grape seed extract capsules?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil

as there is a paucity of data, any time you like unless someone proves otherwise. ...Read more

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Could it be okay to give grape seed extract to children?

Could it be okay to give grape seed extract to children?

Grape seed extract: Is generally reported to be a safe and well tolerated herb and no adverse events have been reported from it's use in my reference. However, safety and efficacy in children and its use during pregnancy and lactation is not well established. It may interfere with iron absorption, but definite evidence of this is lacking. ...Read more

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Does grape seed extract have a warming / cooling effect?

Either: It can be whichever way you would like it to be. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to give grape seed extract to children?

Can you explain if it's safe to give grape seed extract to children?

Grape Seed Extract: Grape seed extracts are not recommended for children. Whole grapes, however, make a healthy and safe snack for children. They contain strong antioxidants. Antioxidants can damage cells an even cause cell death. ...Read more

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Is grape seed extract safe for patients with lupus?

Is grape seed extract safe for patients with lupus?

Probably: There is no absolute reason that you can not take it. A recent article showed that it had a preventive effect in squamous cell carcinoma cancer prevention. ...Read more

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My hb level is 16.8 I'm eating multi with 10 mg iron. Is eating grape seed extract will reduce hb level or eating high antitoxidant supplements??

My hb level is 16.8 I'm eating multi with 10 mg iron. Is eating grape seed extract will reduce hb level or eating high antitoxidant supplements??

Stop the multi and:: I don;t know if you are a man or woman or your age; if a man that's normal, if a woman a bit high. Don't take iron supplements unless a premenopausal woman. If a man or postmenopausal woman switch to a multi without iron. Grape seed extract won't reduce Hb level. Antioxidants may help as iron is a pro-oxidant. The only reliable way to reduce Hb is to donate blood, which reduces heart attack risk. ...Read more

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Is grape seed extract safe for people with kidney disease?

Is grape seed extract safe for people with kidney disease?

Grape seed extract: Is a good water soluble anitoxidant, ANS should be safe for kidneys. It would be prudent with any change in supplementation to check kidney function on a regular basisi. ...Read more

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Are grape seed extract and red wine extract the same supplement?

Are grape seed extract and red wine extract the same supplement?

Maybe: According to the mayo clinic, research studies suggest that red and purple grape juices may provide some of the same heart benefits of red wine, including:

reducing the risk of blood clots; reducing low-density lipoprotein (ldl, or "bad") cholesterol; preventing damage to blood vessels in your heart; and, helping maintain a healthy blood pressure. ...Read more

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Are grape seed extract and red wine extract the same supplements?

Are grape seed extract and red wine extract the same supplements?

Maybe: According to the mayo clinic, research studies suggest that red and purple grape juices may provide some of the same heart benefits of red wine, including:

reducing the risk of blood clots; reducing low-density lipoprotein (ldl, or "bad") cholesterol; preventing damage to blood vessels in your heart; and, helping maintain a healthy blood pressure. ...Read more

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Are grape seed extract and other supplements effective against skin aging?

Are grape seed extract and other supplements effective against skin aging?

Yes.: Grape seed extract or "reveratrol" is an antioxidant, which helps to quench free radicals that accelerate aging and are associated with 100's of different diseases. Your body also produces some antioxidants. At least one product, protandim, aids this production thru adaptogens. Fyi, grape seed may also be used an aromatase inhibitor to prevent breakdown of testosterone or Progesterone to estrogen. ...Read more

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I'm wondering is grape seed extract and other supplements effective against skin aging?

I'm wondering is grape seed extract and other supplements effective against skin aging?

Minimally: Principal causes of skin aging are exposure to sun (ultraviolet radiation), cigarette smoke/smoking and age-related changes in soft tissue, including loss of tissue volume and elasticity. Many other factors contribute to this including hormonal decline, toxicities, state of hydration and nutritional deficiencies. Antioxidants taken internally and applied to the surface skin and absorbed help. ...Read more