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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
956 doctors shared insights

Dietary Supplements (Overview)

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 we should be eating.


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What are potential side effects of dietary supplements?

What are potential side effects of dietary supplements?

Perhaps Serious: Depending upon the supplement, heart trouble, hypertension, strokes, and kidney trouble. Good diet should eliminate the need for dietary supplements in otherwise healthy people.And if not healthy, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
956 doctors shared insights

Dietary Supplements (Overview)

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 we should be eating.


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Can dietary supplements be safe?

Can dietary supplements be safe?

Yes: The body's biochemical processes need vitamins & minerals to work properly. Much of our grocery store food no longer contains the same levels of nutrients due to changes in farming. Environmental issues such as stress can cause a decrease in nutrients. Unless eating all organic food, supplements may be necessary and safe. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements effective?

Are dietary supplements effective?

For what use?: This one can't really be answered well without knowing what's going on with you, or what you hope to gain. Some dietary supplements are very safe and effective for certain conditions, and some are not. I'm sorry that i can't be more helpful, but your question is too broad for me. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does dietary supplement mean?

Please tell me what does dietary supplement mean?

Dietary Supplement: A dietary supplement is not regulated by the FDA and cannot be touted by the manufacturer to treat or cure any condition or disease. A dietary supplement is only designed to supplement the amount of that substance that you receive in the food you eat as part of your normal diet. While these supplements can have pharmacologic effects, they are not considered drugs and not highly regulated. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements regulated?

Somewhat: While "supplements" are not anywhere nearly as closely regulated as pharmaceutical medications, they do have to meet basic standards for hygiene and manufacturing as food products. You can think of the disclaimer on the package as one example of the requirements on the industry. ...Read more

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Please describe a good dietary supplement and good diet to use for weight loss?

Please describe a good dietary supplement and good diet to use for weight loss?

Inc HSL ; use Shakes: A suppl that stim the release of hormone sensitive lipase (hsl) is the best like hsl-accelerator, more info from me for you at ashworthmed@hotmail.Com. Best diet is one that uses meal repl shakes, like robard nutritions nutrimed shakes, soups, ; bars. These allow low cal rapid wt loss w/ no burning of muscle which spares your metabolism allowing you to maintain the wt loss. ...Read more

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How do you healthily use dietary supplements?

How do you healthily use dietary supplements?

In moderation: The best way to get your proper vitamins and minerals is to eat a well balanced diet loaded with raw fruits and veggies. I know this is not always easy to do but i would use man made vitamins only if necessary. A diet rich in fish also gives you the necessary vitamin d and omega 3 that our bodies need. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements effective?

For what use?: This one can't really be answered well without knowing what's going on with you, or what you hope to gain. Some dietary supplements are very safe and effective for certain conditions, and some are not. I'm sorry that i can't be more helpful, but your question is too broad for me. ...Read more

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Does the trader joes very green dietary supplement work?

Does the trader joes very green dietary supplement work?

HealthTap Doctors: are not allowed to recommend any specific brands of products. Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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