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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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Dr. Harold Feldman
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Carnitine (Definition)

Carnitine is a quaternary ammonium compound biosynthesized from the Amino Acids lysine and methionine. In living cells, it is required for the transport of fatty acids from the cytosol into the mitochondria during the breakdown of lipids (fats) for the generation of metabolic energy. It is widely available ...Read more


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Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Your review is wise: There are no noted interactions between these substances and each other but each may have interactions with other substances. If you are on or plan to be on other substances or medications, advise doctor and pharmacist so interactions may be reviewed. Best regards for your health and well-being. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin, l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin,  l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Should be fine: I don't see any significant problems taking all of these supplements. If you have any side effects, however, it may be a challenge to know which is the culprit. Typically, side effects from these are minimal or not existent. If you are taking the prilosec due to the others causing GI complaints, you may want to reconsider this strategy. ...Read more

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Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

NO: In general, MAO inhibitors refer to specific prescription antidepressant drugs & are highly regulated. Many foods & herbs have mild MAO inhibiting actions, such as carrots, chocolate, coffee, ginger, grape & onions,but these effects are not clinically significant & they don't need to be avoided if on a med that interacts with MAO inhibitors: http://www.botanical-online.com/english/vegetalmaois.htm ...Read more

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Will L-arginine l lysine and l orthinine interact with prilosec, glucosamine chondroiton, or msm?

Will L-arginine l lysine and l orthinine  interact with prilosec, glucosamine chondroiton, or msm?

No: there is no interaction between these amino acids and the prilosec, msm, or glucosamine You should be just fine Make sure the prilosec does not stop acid production in your stomach because you need the acid to absorb some of the medications and vitamins ...Read more

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Increasing HGH with l-lysine, l-arginine, gaba, melatonin. Can i take 3000mg lysine, 3000mg arginine, 5mg melatonin, 3000mg GABA in every night daily?

Increasing HGH with l-lysine, l-arginine, gaba, melatonin. Can i take 3000mg lysine, 3000mg arginine, 5mg melatonin, 3000mg GABA in every night daily?

Why are you doing: This. It is unlikely to do anything to increase your height and may have side effects you wish you did not have. I hope my endocrinology colleagues will weigh in on this one and lay it out straight. You are not going to grow, but your wallet will get thinner. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does acetyl L-carnitine help heal nerve damage? What about alpha lipoic acid?

Does acetyl L-carnitine help heal nerve damage?  What about alpha lipoic acid?

L carnitine and: Alpha Lipoic Acid are both used to help nerve conditions such as neuropathy The L in the carnitine means it is more bio-available than carnitine. ALA needs to be taken at 1200 mg daily when used for neuropathy. Sublingual B 12 is also used. This is not diagnosis or treatment. Please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix gnc supplement mega men 50+ with 120mg ginkgo biloba?

Is it okay to mix gnc supplement mega men 50+ with 120mg ginkgo biloba?

Mega Men 50 plus: GNC Supplement Megamen 50 plus does contain ginko biloba in smaller dose.A 2008 study howed that ginko biloba could increase risk of stroke .The scintists found that those taking ginko biloba had high rate of stroke than those who were given dummy pill.This study was done by university of Virginia school of medicine .And it has been shown ginco biloba causes cancer in animals.So I don't advise ...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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What is the difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine and Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI ?

What is the difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine  and Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI ?

Salt : Acetyl L Carnitine is an amino acid that helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart, brain function, muscle movement & other body functions . The HCl refers to the salt hydrochloride . This is combined with the Acetyl L Carnitine to allow better handling, dissolving & absorption when swallowed ...Read more

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Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Yes: but why would you want to take any of them as it's just a waste of money? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...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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An article says, jarrow n acetyl glucosamine 750mg, jarrow glucosamine hci mega 1000mg, jarrow niainamide cure fructose malabsorption. Is it possible

An article says, jarrow n acetyl glucosamine 750mg, jarrow glucosamine hci mega 1000mg, jarrow niainamide cure fructose malabsorption. Is it possible

Might help, not cure: Fructose malabsorption may be caused by deficiency of glut5 (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/glut5). I found a report of someone having relief taking the 1st 2 supps you mention (http://glutenfreesoyfree.Wordpress.Com/2012/03/05/potential-cure-for-fructose-malabsorption/) they said these heal cells that produce glut5. There's no research on this but it seems possible. However, on stopping it recurred. ...Read more

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Can I take L arginine 1000 mg and ginseng complex together?

Can I take L arginine 1000 mg and ginseng complex together?

Yes: Of course. Ginseng is a general tonic that can raise testosterone levels and enhance male sexual function. L-arginine is an amino acid with many benefits including raising nitric oxide levels, thus dilating blood vessels and enhancing erections, sometimes called Nature's Viagra. These are often combined (along with other ingredients) in supplements for male health. They can work synergistically. ...Read more

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Hepa b carrier.Taking viread, (tenofovir) hbv-dna 43iu/ml feb 2013. Ok to take creatine bcaa glutamine whey protein for bodybuilding? And garcinia gambogia? Thank

Hepa b carrier.Taking viread, (tenofovir) hbv-dna 43iu/ml feb 2013. Ok to take creatine bcaa glutamine whey protein for bodybuilding? And garcinia gambogia? Thank

Treating Hepatitis B: The answer to this question lies with the doctor who is prescribing you viread (tenofovir). Viread (tenofovir) can be very hard on one's kidneys. If there is any worry about your kidneys then this creatine is probably not a wise decision. ...Read more

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Wat is coq10 & l-carnitine and is it good for acute mild CHF and how?

Wat is coq10 & l-carnitine and is it good for acute mild CHF and how?

Don't count on it: These are "supplements"...Not medicines...Don't count on theses as treatment for your condition...In fact, don't even try them without checking with your doc first...If he or she is ok with them, then it's ok to use them...They probably won't hurt if used appropriately as directed by your doc, but they probably won't help a lot..Check with your doc and get appropriate treatment.. ...Read more

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Complex, coq10, l-carnitine, vitamin e, and i'm also prescribed atenolol and lisinopril. Is it okay to take these in combination?

Complex, coq10, l-carnitine, vitamin e, and i'm also prescribed atenolol and lisinopril. Is it okay to take these in combination?

Combinaton: You should be able to take all that together but why would you? The prescribed medications presumably have a reason for their prescription but what do you expect to accomplish with the others. Did your doc advise them? ...Read more

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Complex, coq10, l-carnitine, vitamin e, and i'm also prescribed atenolol and lisinopril. Are these dangerous if i take them together?

Complex, coq10, l-carnitine, vitamin e, and i'm also prescribed atenolol and lisinopril. Are these dangerous if i take them together?

Sounds OK: An interaction between these sounds unlikely. I would feel pretty safe taking these although I am not sure waht complex is -- sounds like a multivitamin? They should not be taken in excessive amounts. ...Read more

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How to understand if my l-carnitine is real?

How to understand if my l-carnitine is real?

Problematic: Sinced there is no FDA approval or standard enforced it can depend where you got it. They ran a program on 60 minutes and named many of the stores that are selling empty pills. Use a search engine to find this episode. If you really do not need it you may want to avoid supplements in general since they consistently make others money but the buyers are no better for it. Good luck. ...Read more

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L-carnitine for energy, does it work?

Possibly: It has been used for fatigue, but not usually a big factor in fatigue treamtents. Overall there are usually better ways to increase energy. ...Read more

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Is l-carnitine safe for a 15 year old?

Probably: It's a normal component of many foods, especially meat, and it may help with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and some other health problems. It's no cure-all and you should work with your physician on this. ...Read more

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Effect of l-carnitine for loosing weight?

Effect of l-carnitine for loosing weight?

Not that much: Not the first agent i would choose for weight loss. Other things are more effective. ...Read more

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Are creatine and l-carnitine worth the cost?

Are creatine and l-carnitine worth the cost?

Food is better: Simply put no. It is generally more advantageous to get your nutrients from food rather than an isolated supplement. ...Read more

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Which is better? L-carnitine or acetyl-l-carnitine?

Synonyms: Acetyl-l-carnitine and l-carnitine are synonyms for the same substance, but you want to make sure to have the "l" form and not the "d". Make sure the producer specifies this, as well as any % content of "d" impurities. In humans it's synthesized in liver, kidney, and brain from lysine and methionine and actively transported to other areas of the body -- 98% in skeletal and heart muscle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to take l'carnitine to lose weight?

Can you tell me how to take l'carnitine to lose weight?

Check out this : article: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientreview-1026-L-CARNITINE.aspx?drugid=1026&drugname=L-CARNITINE Although there are only a small # of respondents - input regarding weight loss with L carnitine doesn't look too favorable. ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking l-carnitine with co-enzyme q-10?

Energy: They both paly a role in turning nutrients into energy at the cellular level. They both have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. There is no problem with taking them together. ...Read more

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What to do if I wanted to know how to use l'carnitine in order to lose weight?

What to do if I wanted to know how to use l'carnitine in order to lose weight?

L'carnitine: I admire you for wanting to lose weight L-carnitine transfers triglycerides into mitochondria, where they may be oxidized to produce energy. Present in-nuts, seeds, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, garlic, mustard greens, okra, parsley, kale, apricots, bananas,, corn, oatmeal See a Physician for weight loss Plan including Balanced Diet, Exercise and Stress management ...Read more

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What is the difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine and Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI ?

Salt : Acetyl L Carnitine is an amino acid that helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart, brain function, muscle movement & other body functions . The HCl refers to the salt hydrochloride . This is combined with the Acetyl L Carnitine to allow better handling, dissolving & absorption when swallowed ...Read more

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What is the difference between n-acetyl-l carnitine and acetyl-l carnitine? How do they affect me?

What is the difference between n-acetyl-l carnitine and acetyl-l carnitine? How do they affect me?

No difference: Both Amino Acid molecules are similar in action, & both are formed naturally in the body from carnitine, which is found in protein rich foods. The acetyl forms of carnitine get into the brain bettter than carnitine. It is used to make enery, to turn fats into energy. Research has shown possible benefits for men with fertily problems, for memory enhancement and in early alzheimers. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acetyl L-carnitine and l carnitine? Is one or the other used for different reasons?

Slightly different: L-carnitine is usually used to help with fat reduction; often used by body builders to help mobilize fat stores. Acetyl - l-carnitine is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, so is often used to help with mental clarity. ...Read more

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What would happen if i took 3 acetyl-l-carnitine pills it says on the bottle each pill is 650mg... Need to know fastt!

Acetyl-L-Carnitine: I don't expect that there will be any issues with you taking 1950mg. Normal dosing for several conditions is up to 4000mg per day. To be sure that it won't specifically have a problem in your body, i would still discuss this with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Which is better ? L- carnitine or acetyl L-carnitine or n-acetyl carnitine ? In details please i'm a medical student so i can understand your answer

Do different things: It's hard to say one is better than the other as they do different things. L-carnitine is necessary for fatty acids to cross the mitochondrial membrane & is esp. Good for the heart.Acetyl-l-carnitine crosses into the brain & is neuro-protective.N-acetyl carnitine may be better absorbed than l-carnitine.They don't give us space here for more details but i will provide links to more info in comment:. ...Read more

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The original brand of l-carnitine?

L carnitine: L carnitine is a natural substance -- not a "brand" of anything but itself. There are many companies who synthesize this compound in the form of nutritional supplements. It was originally found as a growth factor for meal worms: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/14350791 living cells require it in the breakdown of lipids -- transporting fatty acids from cytosol to mitochondria for energy. ...Read more

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Hi, is L-carnitine good to loos weight?

If you have a : carnitine deficiency that could be a reason for supplementation (as it can be associated with being overweight). But otherwise - encourage you to address it the time tested way - Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. ...Read more

Coq10 (Definition)

Coq10 is a vitamin supplement. It is useful in combating muscle pains caused by ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

Levocarnitine is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more