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Are store brand otc products the same as name brand? The inactive ingredients are not the same, but Im sure that has an effect on some, correct?
Yes: Inactive ingredients, though they don't contribute to the active ingredients effects, can cause allergic reactions, GI upset and other problems. Milk sugar (lactose) is often used as well as soybeans (not necessarily in tablets but possibly in topical or oral liquids. With the large number of people allergic to nuts, milk, etc make sure to read the inactive ingredients very carefully Good Luck ...Read more
Tretinoin: The one product - and it should only be prescribed by a physician that will make the greatest improvement in your skin is tretinoin. It stimulates all of the cells in your skin in different ways to repair and correct the damage done through time, sun exposure, acne, and a host of other problems. My second choice would be a great sunscreen. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many choices: There are many supplements thought to help with anti-aging in various ways. Let's start with 2: CoQ10 100-200 mg per day will help your cells and mitochondria to keep functioning optimally and will therefore help you maintain strength and metabolism. L-Carnitine has several anti-aging functions, the most important being that it helps your cells burn fat for energy. Take 1-3 grams per day. ...Read more
Which blemish pill?: Need more specific information to answer.Get a more detailed answer ›
No.: The skin is the largest organ in the body, it has multiple defenses and functions that keep your body separate and protected from the rest of the world. Skin, including mucous membranes (mouth, anus) has the most complex nerve supply. So, depends on person, skin disorder, symptoms. Generalities:: if dry, moisten it; if moist, dry it; if infected, antibiotic it; most everything else, cortisone -:). ...Read more
Homeopathic remedy: Chamomilla is a single homeopathic remedy made from the german chamomile plant, matricaria recutita. It's the same herb you find in relaxing chamomile tea. The "30c" indicates the potency of the remedy, and this one is regarded as a low potency. It can be helpful in children with great irritability and tantrums, who insist on being carried -- yet averse to being touched. Many other symptoms too. ...Read more
Both are important: Nutritional facts and ingredients are equally important. Knowing ingredients informs you of potential additives and unhealthy ingredients that you could be taking in. Nutritional facts inform you that you are (or are not) getting the appropriate amounts of protein, carbs, fat, and vitamin nutrition. It's important to be aware of both, however don't become overly obsessed with either. ...Read more
Whats the best brand of yogurt to buy? They all contain unreadable ingredients which are bad for you. Which is the best one?
Less sugar = better: Life is full of compromises. All foods have "unreadable ingredients", unknown ingredients, etc... A safe habit is to eat different foods from different manufacturers, so one has less chance of getting too much of one "unreadable ingredient". A good idea is to eat yogurt with the lowest amount of sugar in it (if available, choose a "natural" one with few additives). Natural brands may be local. ...Read more
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