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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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
970 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?

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 [email protected] 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

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Are taking expired dietary supplements toxic?

Are taking expired dietary supplements toxic?

Expired medications: Dietary supplements that have an expiration date on them should be discarded. The chemical nature of any medication or supplement can change over time including the additives to that product. ...Read more

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I have been taking nature measure relax & sleep dietary supplement every other day before my period came now my period want stop is it side effect.

I have been taking nature measure relax & sleep dietary supplement every other day before my period came now my period want stop is it side effect.

Period: If it never happened before you took the supplement, then it may very well be the side effect of the supplement. Stop them and see what the next period will be like. ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to use herbal life dietary supplements while taking lots of other medicines

Is it safe to use herbal life dietary supplements while taking lots of other medicines

Not necessarily: There often are interactions between herbals and conventional medications. The interactions may increase the side effects and/or interfere with the action of prescribed medication. Please disclose all medications, including herbals to your doctor and pharmacist. See this site for info on this topic.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2517879/. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) and dietary supplements together?

Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) and dietary supplements together?

Depends on supplemen: Speak to your doctor about what you intend to take with Ritalin (methylphenidate). there may or may not be a negative interaction to the combination. ...Read more

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Who needs dietary supplements?

Everyone!: Due to the pollutants, preservatives, microwave cooking and the age of our food when we eat it, virtually everyone should take dietary supplements to make sure we are getting enough to maintain and heal our bodies properly. Even children and babies need supplementation. ...Read more

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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 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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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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Are dietary supplements good for me?

Are dietary supplements good for me?

Most aren't needed: An over-the-counter adult multivitamin (+/- minerals) is fine for a teenager to take once a day. If a teen doesn't eat or drink much in the way of dairy products, then an adult vitamin D and calcium tablet is also needed. Some people just take a TUMs Smoothies once a day for their calcium supplement. Vitamin D and multivitamins are even available in "gummy" chewables for adults now but have sugar. ...Read more

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Do dietary supplements actually help?

Do dietary supplements actually help?

If deficient: If you have a known deficiency and can't address it with whole foods due to allergies or other problems then a specific supplement may be of value. Otherwise do not take any without the advice of a doctor as an increasing number of supplements are associated with harm. ...Read more

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Do young children need dietary supplements?

Do young children need dietary supplements?

No: DIETARY SUPPLEMENT - It is self explanatory. Supplementary nutrients are supplementary. ...Read more

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Is it important to take dietary supplements?

Supplements: Dietary supplements can be safe and helpful, but check for potential interactions with your meds, foods, and other vitamins and supplements. ...Read more

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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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What are the benefits of Dietary supplements?

What are the benefits of Dietary supplements?

Dietary Supplements: Can used used in cases where there are deficiencies of specific vitamins and / or mineralis. ...Read more

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What are the best anti-aging dietary supplements?

What are the best anti-aging dietary supplements?

Would take a book: So if you are interested would suggest a live consult.
However, one new product category, Nrf-2 activators, are very promising because they turn on your body's own genes to produce the anti-oxidants you need to fight the damaging effects of free radicals and pollutants you are constantly exposed to. And actually the best source of these is...home grown broccoli sprouts! So not even expensive! ...Read more

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What are the complications of Dietary supplements?

What are the complications of Dietary supplements?

Dietary supplements: Are a good backup for vitamins and minerals we may be low on due to diet or taking medication. Some supplements are so weak as to be a waste of money. Other brands are excellent but you need guidance to find the best quality. Getting lab tested is the best way to determine if you need supplementation. Spectracell lab in Texas has a good micronutrient panel. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
2,063 Doctors shared insights

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