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Chromium polynicotinate vs chromium picolinate for hypoglycemia?

Chromium polynicotinate vs chromium picolinate for hypoglycemia?

Neither: Neither works, plus people don't have true hypoglycemia unless they have diabetes on medication, cancer, severe liver or renal disease, stomach surgery. It's a disorder that doesn't exist because your body has mechanisms to prevent it. Commonly overdiagnosed incorrectly. ...Read more

Chromium (Definition)

Chromium is a metal thought to have some role as a nutritional mineral in humans. It's exact role is uncertain, and the human body only requires extremely small ...Read more


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What is the difference between Vanadium nicotinate gylcinate chelate versus Vanadium amino acid chelate?

What is the difference between Vanadium nicotinate gylcinate chelate versus Vanadium amino acid chelate?

Not really any: Many drugs come as different salts, but the active ingredient is the same. The salt rarely causes any differences in the activity of the primary ingredient, but may sometimes alter the potency (the dose you need), or the absorption. Often the differences are only for the purpose of patenting a "different" chemical to be marketed. ...Read more

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Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some of the substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven. ...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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Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate. [135] It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against accelerated aging of the skin and muscles of the body; studies differ as to its effectiveness. See attached for more details. ...Read more

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What do you think of It Works online products? Chromium dinicotnate glycinate 500 mcg per mealchromium picolinat & polynicotinate 2 tabs 250 mcg

What do you think of  It Works online products? Chromium dinicotnate glycinate 500 mcg per mealchromium picolinat & polynicotinate 2 tabs 250 mcg

Most supplements: are waste of money. Despite their commercial claims to perform miracles, unless you have clinical deficiency of any mineral or vitamin supplementation offers no additional benefit ...Read more

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Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid,  GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Supplements: 27F of unknown medical Hx other than metformin. Wants to know if can take several supplements. ANS. If u need to waste money on unproven supplements that may contain dangerous additives (the are no standards for supplements) then you might consider it. I never recommend them. I would focus on diet & exercise so you don't meet to take metformin either. Get your BMI < 25 & you likely won't need it. ...Read more

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Benfotiamine-150mg,mecobalamin-1500mcg,alpha lipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg doc gave me for anxiety,nerves(1aday)11days?

Benfotiamine-150mg,mecobalamin-1500mcg,alpha lipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg doc gave me for anxiety,nerves(1aday)11days?

Adjunct only: This is a mix of vitamins and minerals. If you have anxiety that is making life difficult, your physician can help you get out of or deal with a bad situation, help you to find other ways of thinking / learn new skills, and perhaps offer temporary medicine that actually works. Be brave and best wishes. ...Read more

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Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement constipating?

Feosol (ferrous sulfate) iron supplement constipating?

Yes: Try different types of iron since this is a common side effect. Slow release iron is better; adding more kale/spinach/collards are a great source of iron; using fiber, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) magnesium from over the counter to prevent the constipation are options. ...Read more

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Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Xeloda-oxali: You may want to stop your multivitamins while you are on Xeloda as Folic Acid may exgerate side effect of xeloda. You also need to have your vitamin d level checked and take a supplement if the level is low as vitamin d deficiency may affect the response to chemotherapy. ...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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Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?

Actually: I prefer Zinc Sulphate!! HOWEVER any of the above are most likely just fine since the amount needed to replenish your total body zinc is quite low!! (Higher levels are used in medical conditions eg cold virus control and Prostate function! ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: if you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...Read more

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Could you take prenatal vitamins that contain biotin, choline, inositol, and fumaric acid name of vitamin brand nordic berries?

Could you take prenatal vitamins that contain biotin, choline, inositol, and fumaric acid name of vitamin brand nordic berries?

I do not: Like the formula. They contain 9 grams of carbohydrate and the amount of thiamin (as are the doses of all the vitamins) is too low to metabolize that amount of carb. You can look it up on line. This expresses an incredible ignorance of industry in vitamins and foods. In pregnancy, first you need a pristine diet and the vitamin supplementation should be ordered by your ob/gyn. ...Read more