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Will an amino acid formula interfere with synthroid (thyroxine). For example GNC amino acid formula?

Will an amino acid formula interfere with synthroid (thyroxine). For example GNC amino acid formula?

No, but: The Amino Acid formula is worthless. It is not indicated or helpful for any known medical condition. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Prescribed 1 mg folic acid, take multi-vitamin with 400mg folic acid, plus eat cereal (400mcg folic acid). Is this too much? Why psychiatrist presc?

Prescribed 1 mg folic acid, take multi-vitamin with 400mg folic acid, plus eat cereal (400mcg folic acid).  Is this too much?  Why psychiatrist presc?

Co factor: Folic acid, particular some forms which cross the blood-brain barrier, have been show to enhance the effect of antidepressants. It isn't typically toxic because it is water-soluble so you pass out any extra. Deplin is a prescribed form of this, a version of folic acid which gets across the blood-brain barrier. ...Read more

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Can u take folic acid tablets and multi vitamins tablet containing folic acid each day? Is that over dosing?

Can u take folic acid tablets and multi vitamins tablet containing folic acid each day? Is that over dosing?

Depends: Dose depends on the condition being treated (anemia, sprue, pregnancy). Generally a total intake more than 1 (one) mg a day is associated with a higher incidence of side effects like loss of appetite, nausea, gas, abd pain, irritability, etc. Check with your fp if you have further questions about safe amount of folic acid. ...Read more

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List alpha lipoic acid capsules ?

List alpha lipoic acid capsules ?

List?: I'm not sure what you mean by your question? There are all kinds of lipoic acid capsules, made by many different companies. For a good review of some that are independently tested, check https://www.Consumerlab.Com/reviews/alpha-lipoic_acid_supplements/alphalipoic/ you may need to subscribe, but $33/year is worth it since you get reviews of many products, not just this one. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can pure ascorbic acid be taken sublingually?

Can pure ascorbic acid be taken sublingually?

Yes, definitely: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is the major antioxidant. You can use drops, capsules or tablets as a sublingual to be easily digested under the tongue. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins containing folic acid and folic acid tablets ?

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Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins containing folic acid and folic acid tablets ?

Absolutely: Folic acid is a normal component of most prenatal vitamins. An adequate intake of Folic Acid can help prevent neural tube defects which can lead to spinal cord and nervous system problems. Stick to the recommended daily allowance (rda) on the package. Taking too much may lead to other problems. ...Read more

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Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. vitamin k2 , buffered vitamin c,vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.

Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. vitamin k2 ,  buffered vitamin c,vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.

Possibly fish oil: Fats including fish oil can sometimes aggravate reflux; this is less likely if taken with food. But certain supplements are proven beneficial for reflux, esp. melatonin. See http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/5-natural-heartburn-remedies-proven-beat-drugs and http://www.denvernaturopathic.com/MelatoninandGERD.htm and http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm ...Read more

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What are amino acid vitamin capsules taken for?

What are amino acid vitamin capsules taken for?

Depends: Amino acids are precursors to helping build many essential enzymes and proteins for the body. I use it for anti aging, helping restore muscle balance, and for many degenerative diseases that are losing muscle mass or GI disfunction. Everyone does not necessarily need to be on this. ...Read more

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What's a good dose for omega-3, docosahexaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid?

What's a good dose for omega-3, docosahexaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid?

200 mg: A meta-analysis study showed that above 200 mg per day there is no cardiac benefit and unknown other benefits. ...Read more

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Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe but not best Mg: It is totally safe but magnesium oxide is a very poorly-absorbed form of magnesium- it may work as a laxative but won't raise your magnesium levels! you would be far better off taking magnesium glycinate, taurate or citrate! see http://drcarolyndean.Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...Read more

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Salicylic acid andglycolic acid ok to use together?

Salicylic & Glycolic: You can use the products together. However the two products used together my cause increased dryness or irritation. ...Read more

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Is alpha lipoic acid supplement safe to take daily? Male 22.

Is alpha lipoic acid supplement safe to take daily? Male 22.

Absolutely`: Very good but please remember that vitamins all work together in a team relationship so just taking one on its own may unbalance the team. ...Read more

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What grocery stores can I buy caprylic acid?

Caprylic acid: I can't advise of what specific stores to shop at but it can be purchased on-line. ...Read more

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Which is the best recommended plant based caprylic acid?

Which is the best recommended plant based caprylic acid?

Caprylic acid: Both coconut oil & palm oil contain 6-8% caprylic acid. The seeds of another latin american plant, c. Pulcherrima, (aka lythraceae) contain 70-94% caprylic acid (depending on source consulted). However, commercial availability in the us of latter source is uncertain. Caprylic acid is used in parenteral nutrition & reportedly can be used against candida fungus & some bacteria. Ask doc b4 using. ...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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How long should it take for an adult to be weened off valrpoic acid at a low dosage of 500mg daily?

Not long: You could probably just stop it but to b conservative go to 250 for a week & then stop it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use the 5mg folic acid dosage instead of the normal suggest 4mg dosage when trying for a baby?

Is it ok to use the 5mg folic acid dosage instead of the normal suggest 4mg dosage when trying for a baby?

You can: there is no known toxicity with folic acid, although it is unlikely that more is going to help. The normal daily requirement for folate is less than 1 mg, and 4 mg is probably overkill as well. Prenatal vitamins generally contain 0.8 to 1 mg (800 to 1000 micrograms), so 4 mg is NOT a normal dosage. It can't hurt but will be unlikely to help more than the usual 1 mg amount. ...Read more

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Is conjugated linoleic acid (cla) bad for me in a daily 1, 000 mg dosage?

Is conjugated linoleic acid (cla) bad for me in a daily 1, 000 mg dosage?

Weight reduc supplem: Cla is not bad for you but if your are very obese use with caution. There are some controversy about it worsening Insulin resistance, pre diabetes as well as high risk for breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage of magnesium both - as amino acid chelate and as oxide heavy?, Am deficient in magnesium

What is the recommended dosage of magnesium both - as amino acid chelate and as oxide heavy?,   Am deficient in magnesium

Magnesium deficiency: Most Americans are low in magnesium. It can vary from one person to another up to 8 fold how much magnesium a person needs. I recommend following label directions and increasing by one dose per night until 8 doses or loose stool. If you get to loose stool, consider that one dose too many. Most people only need 2 or 3 doses per day, and it could be taken all at bedtime. ...Read more

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Amino acid 2222 dosage per day for body building n muscles gaining?

Amino acid 2222 dosage per day for body building n muscles gaining?

Amino acid 2222: Building muscle depends on many factors - you're training regimen, the type of exercises you're doing, frequency, amount of protein you're getting from other sources... And probably most importantly, your genetics. And other docs can chime in, but i think the jury is still out if high dose Amino Acid supplementation really does anything to boost muscle mass or performance. ...Read more

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Does 'Well Woman 50+' daily dosage have same amount of iron & folic acid as of once a week dosage of 'Orofer XT' ?

Does 'Well Woman 50+' daily dosage have same amount of iron & folic acid as of once a week dosage of 'Orofer XT' ?

Iron: I suggest that you look at the labeling as that is the best and most exact way to determine that ...Read more

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Anyone have any positive thoughts about regularly taking alpha lipoic acid supplements? If so, what dosage?

Anyone have any positive thoughts about regularly taking alpha lipoic acid supplements?  If so, what dosage?

yes: I think Alpha lipoic acid is an excellent supplement if you are taking a high quality product. Some products have a lot of added ingredients and fillers which make them undigestable and possibly toxic. Ala helps with Insulin metabolism, and liver detoxification. Its a good antioxidant as well, which helps your overall health. The dosage varies depending on your condition. ...Read more

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Valproic acid at low doses causing greater mental adverse side effects, and greater physical side effects at higher dosages?

Valproic acid at low doses causing greater mental adverse side effects, and greater physical side effects at higher dosages?

Dose related: Both mental and physical side effects with valproic acid are usually dose related (higher the higher the dose). However, you might notice that the effectiveness (reduction in mental symptoms) is also dose related. What you are thinking of as adverse mental side effects might be untreated psychiatric symptoms. Part of what makes psychiatry interesting! :-). ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant. Can I take 5 mg of folic acid tablets daily? I cannot find a lower dosage at the pharmacy. Thanks.

I am trying to get pregnant. Can I take 5 mg of folic acid tablets daily? I cannot find a lower dosage at the pharmacy. Thanks.

Sure: Most prenatal vitamins have abut 1 mg of Folic acid. You could get your folic acid just by taking a prenatal vitamin. It is ok to take 5 mg tablets. I am not sure what doses are available in Singapore but 1 mg tablets are more common in the US. ...Read more

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How effective is acidophilus complex for gerd/acid reflux? Will it also help with reflux from alcohol?Recommended daily dosage & active culture count?

How effective is acidophilus complex for gerd/acid reflux? Will it also help with reflux from alcohol?Recommended daily dosage & active culture count?

Probiotics R 4 colon: "pro"-biotics are good organisms for your colon (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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I have been on acid reflux ppi for over 10 yrs...will i ever be able to stop or reduce dosage? Hiatal hernia.

I have been on acid reflux ppi for over 10 yrs...will i ever be able to stop or reduce dosage?  Hiatal hernia.

Maybe: Try to wean yourself off the meds, and see what happens. If its still intolerable, you may want to look in to a Stretta procedure or surgical fundoplication to actually mechanically repair the valve and "cure" the disease. It is important to note however that not all patients are candidates, and a normal amount of reflux still occurs, and you may still occasionally need meds. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When is the best time to take l-arginine amino acid for the veins to show? *i workout very hard* and what is the recommended daily dosage? Is it safe?

When is the best time to take l-arginine amino acid for the veins to show? *i workout very hard* and what is the recommended daily dosage? Is it safe?

When you wish: Congratulations on taking up strength training. Arginine is safe, it may help you build some muscle by stimulating growth hormone, and may indeed accent your being vascular though keeping lean and high blood volume by doing a lot of cardio and watching fats and carbs in your food will help more. See whether you look more vascular shortly after taking arginine, and if so, take it before show times. ...Read more

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Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).

Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).

May be warranted.: If you were diagnosed with nonerosive esophagitis and protonix does not seem to be taking care of the symptoms after taking it regularly for a month, it may be appropriate to switch to a different PPI such as Nexium (esomeprazole). I would recommend continuing antireflux measures and returning to see your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more