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Dietary Supplement Push Up 2
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
Vitamin d 20 ng/ml & nash. Vit a, e, k normal. Taking D3 for 2 months - no change. Can this be an absorption issue even tho other fat sol vits normal?
May need magnesium: Magnesium (mg) is a necessary co-factor for converting vitamin d into its active form. You may well be deficient in mg, and this can be tested via rbc magnesium. (serum mg is not so useful, since the body keeps this very stable, but your total body stores may still be deficient). http://tinyurl.com/msoth5j talk with your doctor about using magnesium glycinate to replenish this. It may help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calcium(ca) 10, pth 37, vitamin d 17.Okay to supplement with d?I keep making the trousseau hand thing but my fingers aren't stuck.Why?My ca is normal
Go ahead: But do not take too much, i would start with only 400 u a day and repeat ca and vit d levels. ...Read more
Does omega 3 & probiotic supplement help in Crohn's, also person should eat low or high fiber diet ?
Crohn's: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your questions. Probiotics may be worth taking in inflammatory bowel disease and omega 3 oil shouldn't hurt. If diarrhea is a prominent symptom, I recommend avoiding harsh roughage but taking soluble fiber like metamucil may help firm up stools. ...Read more
Dx osteoporosis & vit d insufficiency, take vit D3 & ca supplements (500mg citrate), can ca supplements be the cause to raised serum calcium?
Yes: Calcium supplements can potentially raise the serum calcium level, but in an otherwise healthy person they would typically not do so. The bigger question is why a 26 year old person would have osteoporosis, and it usually would take more than a vitamin d deficiency; if you haven't had one a thorough work up by an endocrinologist would be indicated. ...Read more
Recent dX of coeliac severe mucosa; with BAM Which macronutrient ratio & calories in feed supplements is needed to gain weight if my BMR is 1745?
Gluten avoidance: First you will need to eliminate any gluten from your diet to allow the intestine to heal and start absorbing nutrients again. In the meanwhile , you may need to increase the quantity of fat in your diet to regain the weight. However everything needs to be in moderation. ...Read more
I'd like to bulk up and build some more muscle mass. Is muscle milk a good supplement to take after working out?
Sure: Personally, i prefer a whey isolate product for taste reasons. ...Read more
I was diagnosed a while back & asked 2 wear rubber insoles.Want 2 know if taking calcium supplements would lead 2 extra growth of my calcanial spur?
Spur: That spur is there in reaction to over stretching of plantar ligament attached just inside calcaneus. The becomes inflammed at attachment( enthesiopathies ) then calcified literally keep ligament from pulling off bone. Besides insoles there are stretching exercises, sometimes injections, rarely surgery. Consult physical therapist or dr. ...Read more
Depends on dosage: That depends on the dosage that it says to take. ...Read more
Can we give amway nutritional supplements like multi vitamins, vit c, protein powder, fruits and veg concentrates regularly to children of 5 -10 yrs?
8 weaks pregnant and can't keep from eating raw rice or clay, taking calcium, iron suppliments xtremely constipated, hv hemoroids.What to do?
Constipation: Eating raw rice and clay sounds like you have pica -- a compulsion to eat non-nutritive substances. Those you're choosing can cause constipation. It can indicate nutritional problems like iron deficiency. Calcium & iron supplements can be constipating in themselves, though. Please tell your doctor about this and stop the clay and raw rice. Drink water; eat veggies & fruits -- esp. Prunes. ...Read more
Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)
Yes, however...: If one is not having adequate food intake they may well become deficient in vitamins, so a good multivitamin/mineral supplement will help assure you are getting needed nutrients. But this is no substitute for evaluating why you have a reduced appetite and treating the cause. Please see a qualified practitioner to evaluate this! ...Read more
I take 2 4-strain probiotcs (fobiflora) in the morning, 1 3x a day calcium gluconate and 2 magnesium tablets at night. Is that fine ?
Have lupus/sjogrens. Eat high fiber diet w/more than enough water. Take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2xdaily & probiotics. Despite this, still get "backed up". Other tips?
Rheumatology consult: See your rheumatologist to ensure that your gastrointestinal symptoms are being managed. What may seem like constipation may be involvement of your gastrointestinal system with Systemic Lupus Erethematosus or drug side effects. And, the differential is quite large, including intestinal pseudo obstruction and IBD. Corticosteroids and propellants are used in functional restoration depending on Dx. ...Read more
My CPK levels reach 4, 000, come down without medication and i only take vitamins. My muscle biopsy questioned some granulomatous activity .?
Biopsy results: Are generally accurate and the pathologist may provide more information about the nature of granulomas. Muscle CPK is cpk-3 and this site has information about elevated cpk. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003504.htm. ...Read more
New to body building n i want to know using amino acid 2222 tabs and twinlab 100% whey protien will b useful or harmful? I wnt to build huge muscle
Anything that you take other than the usual meals are dietary supplements. Many people are taking supplementary vitamins and minerals because our diets today are so artificial. God-made food contains these essential non-caloric nutrients and that is what ...Read more