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Does herbal supplementation of milk thistle increase estrogen?

Many unproven claims: There are many unproven claims about the benefits of milk thistle, but very little valid scientific information. Not recommended at this time and doesn't seem to increase estrogen. Don't get your health information from the internet. ...Read more

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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


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Is prenetal supplements vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Is prenetal  supplements  vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Yes: Similac's brand of prenatal vitamins contain in one tablet, 600 units of vitamin D and 200 mg of DHA, which is an omega-3 oil. One can read the entire label at: http://similac.com/prenatal-care/prenatal-vitamins ...Read more

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Is taking a multivitamin supplement with milk thistle beneficial?

Is taking a multivitamin supplement with milk thistle beneficial?

Yes,really can if...: A good multivit. can help you feel better if, like well over 90% of Americans, you're deficient in one or more vitamins or minerals. Even if you don't feel better a good multivit. can boost your immune system & help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases. However, it is important to choose a good one. See http://bit.ly/18XyuLe & http://bit.ly/1b36cQ0 & my comment: ...Read more

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Is amway nutrilite protein powder good as diatery supplement ?

Is amway nutrilite protein powder good as diatery supplement ?

Better available: It is ok but i think you can do much better. My concerns: the main ingredients are soy and milk protein. Almost all soy these days is gmo unless it is organic & there is evidence this is unsafe. Milk is mostly from cows fed gmo corn & soy unless organic. Amway does not use organic sources. A much better protein powder is whey cool from grass-fed cows. Also take a good multivitamin. See comment:. ...Read more

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Does GNC pro performance 100% whey protein contain creatine?

Does GNC pro performance 100% whey protein contain creatine?

No: It contains a whey protein blend and some additional ingredients mainly for flavor and preservation. Creatine is a separate supplement. ...Read more

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Can nursing mother take acai berries supplement?

Can nursing mother take acai berries supplement?

I would not: Acai berries are fresh only if you live in brazil, otherwise they are heavily preserved. Small doses unlikely to be troublesome but people are taking acai as a weight loss supplement which requires heftier dosage. Our time nursing our children is limited. They don't care if we still carry extra weight; be patient if you can ; avoid unknown substances like this. Opinion only on my part. ...Read more

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What vitamin supplement contains vitamin b12?

What vitamin supplement contains vitamin b12?

All multivitamins: Pretty much all the daily multivitamins contain vitamin b12. When you go to the pharmacy or grocery store, just read the label. You may also ask your pharmacist or doctor. ...Read more

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Is spirulina supplement good?

Is spirulina supplement good?

Not especially: Spirulina is blue-green algae found in salt water and some fresh water lakes. It is a source of protein, B-vitamins and iron. Some have promoted it as a weight loss or fatigue treatment but there isn't much scientific evidence to support great effectiveness for blue-green algae supplements. It is no better than meat, fish or milk as a source of protein, but is much more expensive per gram. ...Read more

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Can you take milk thistle supplement whilst breastfeeding?

Can you take milk thistle supplement whilst breastfeeding?

See below: Supplements during breast feeding are generally a bad idea, considering they don't have the same safety testing rigor as regular drugs. That being said, the limited data for milk thistle suggests against any presence in breast milk; on the flip side, there is no solid data that suggests it helps with milk production either. If it doesn't work, why continue to take it and risk harm? ...Read more

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Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

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What protein powder supplement is best?

What protein powder supplement is best?

The ones...: That are least expensive, taste good, and are devoid of the most carbs and fat! ...Read more

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Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

Yes: The fda 's many responsibilities include regulation of vitamins and supplements. Some critics feel the fda's regulations are too strict, while others feel they are not strict enough. Info from the fda on their role: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/dietarysupplements/consumerinformation/ucm110417.Htm see my comment for link to a article by joseph mercola md criticizing the fda for "attacking" supplements:. ...Read more

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Should I supplement lactation with formula?

Should I supplement lactation with formula?

It depends: This is a personal decision based on your baby's needs, your needs, & the amount of milk you're able to provide/pump. Your pediatrician can help you determine whether your baby is getting "enough" from breast milk alone. Timing of feedings may add another set of logistics too. Observe your baby & see what's needed. Review your own needs too. Formula can be a helpful addition in many cases. ...Read more

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Can multivitamins supplements increase weight?

Can multivitamins supplements increase weight?

Not well studied: I don't know of any reason that a multivitamin would increase weight, as they are generally low to zero calories and fat-free. A brief search of the medical literature does not reveal any association with weight gain. ...Read more

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Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?

Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? 
Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement  safe for gout users?

None will effect gou: Gout is related to URIC ACID and PURINES, not amino acids or protein supplements. BUT, since everything you mention is a complete waste of money, why bother to ask? There are meds used to control gout in different ways. Low dose aspirin and thiazide diuretics tend to raise uric acid levels. Alcohol, especially in large amounts, often causes attacks. Low purine diets are slightly effective. ...Read more

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Can taking protein supplements osteoporosis?

Can taking protein supplements osteoporosis?

Not sure if you: Are asking about protein supplements treating osteoporosis or causing osteoporosis. Protein supplementation will neither treat or cause osteoporosis. Treatment consists of calcium supplementation and sometimes additional medication to build bone density. Causes are genetic, lack of exercise and lack of calcium intake. ...Read more

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Is chia seed good supplement?

NO WASTE OF MONEY: Chia seeds are sold as a weight loss supplement with claim that it curbs the appetite but there is no evidence that it does so, a study done at appalachian university in north carolina did not see any appetite reduction or weight loss over 12 weeks trial. ...Read more

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Will vitamin d supplement cause constipation?

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Will vitamin d supplement cause constipation?

Yes: Vitamin d has been reported to cause constipation. In your case, there is no blood test to determine if constipation is caused by vitamin d. It would be reasonable to stop the vitamin d for 1-2 weeks to see if the constipation resolves. If it does, you are likely confirming this as a side effect. ...Read more

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What is a good colostrum supplement to buy?

What is a good colostrum supplement to buy?

Most are good: Bovine colostrum has been used to treat diarrhea, boost the immune system and combat aging. There is a hyperimmune bovine colostreum that has been harvested from cows that were injected with certain viruses to increase the effectiveness. Most of the colostrums are certified and should be ok . Colostrum comes in tablet, capsule, powder and liquid forms. You can also find colostrum /pro biotics. ...Read more

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Is taking a colostrum supplement for muscle growth okay with 10mg/celexa?

Is taking a colostrum supplement for muscle growth okay with 10mg/celexa?

No contraindications: Are listed between cow colostrum and celexa (citalopram). The only general contraindication is allergy to cow's milk and a recommendation that it not from a country with known outbreaks of mad cow disease. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi i was taking zinc 50mg exceeding the limits and a colostrum powder supplement and experienced sudden hair thinning please help please.

Hi i was taking zinc 50mg exceeding the limits and a colostrum powder supplement and experienced sudden hair thinning please help please.

What is happening: To your hair is usually the result of either something that happened to your body many months ago, like a febrile illness, metabolic problem, etc. Otherwise the only thing that causes rapid change in the hair is chemical trauma such as hair dyes, straighteners, curling agents, etc. By what way, the zinc won't hurt you - probably won't help either. The colostrum powder is worthless. ...Read more

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Hi why did certain areas of my hair become see through after taking zinc supplements and colostrum powder ?

Hi why did certain areas of my hair become see through after taking zinc supplements and colostrum powder ?

Please explain: The statement that "my hair become see through" is hard to explain scientifically . You may want to explain your symptoms in more detail or may be stop taking zinc supplements/ colostrum powder ...Read more

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When should colostrum come in?

When should colostrum come in?

After delivery of: Baby. Colostrum is the milk in the early phases following delivery of a baby. See this site for more info. http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/c/colostrum.htm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about having colostrum. could I be pregnant?

Can you tell me about having colostrum. could I be pregnant?

Can be hormonal: Colostrum from the nipples can occur do to frequent stimulation , right after birth of a baby or due to hormonal inbalances. I would check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is colostrum?

What is colostrum?

Baby's first milk: Colostrum is essentially baby's first "milk", however, it is thick and yellow and looks nothing like milk. This important first meal is loaded with antibodies and protein, and your newborn will receive this as soon as she latches onto your breast to nurse. For the first 3 to 5 days of life, this is all your newborn will need, then you'll notice the colostrum giving way to creamy white breastmilk. ...Read more

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Can taking bovine colostrum be used to get rid of illness?

Can taking bovine colostrum be used to get rid of illness?

Ineffective: Unfortunately scientific studies have shown it to be no better than placebo. Beware of advertisements. ...Read more

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What is cow colostrum. How can it help for the immune system?

What is cow colostrum. How can it help for the immune system?

Immune support: Bovine colostrum is the forst milk form lactating cows...And like humans it is rich in antibodies and growth factors that support the immune system. Supposedly the immune support is extracted so it is dairy free. Many people/children have had positiver benefits from it especially with intestinal issues. ...Read more

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Can lactoferrin from bovine colostrum be given to my 11 year old ?

Can lactoferrin from bovine colostrum be given to my 11 year old ?

Yes: Lactoferrin supplementation has been studied and appears to be safe. Here's a link to a european study on this: http://www.Efsa.Europa.Eu/en/efsajournal/pub/2811.Htm. ...Read more

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Is it possible to produce milk or colostrum if you aren't pregnant?

Is it possible to produce milk or colostrum if you aren't pregnant?

Yes: Many women who have had children and have breastfeed will go on having small amounts of dried colostrum that appears on the nipples. If there is a larger amount of discharge, then it is necessary to see your doctor to check for other issues that could cause lactation or nipple discharge ...Read more

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I have a son who has allergic dermatitis. I heard that colostrum works?

I have a son who has allergic dermatitis.  I heard that colostrum works?

Allergies: Colostrum and breastfeeding can help defer but not prevent the onset of symptoms of allergy until about 6 months of age. ...Read more