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Dietary Supplements For Bodybuilding
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
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
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
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
Depends.: Taking calcium does not preclude you from taking other supplements like Folic Acid or vitamin d. But "dietary supplement" means different things to different people. It's best to take the supplements you're taking in to your doctor and have a discussion with them about their safety and efficacy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjuncts only: The key to managing porphyria is educating yourself, learning how to avoid attacks, and becoming more familiar with your illness than a specialist physician. You can do this. The worst place to learn about porphyria is from people who are trying to sell you supplements, or blogs with testimonials that are likely to be misguided or even fake. Start with sites intended for physicians. Be discerning. ...Read more
Unknown: The internet is a fabulous source of misinformation and shoddy products. Supplements are unregulated to begin with and on line it is truly 'let the buyer beware" . If HGH supplies the outcome you desire, you need a reliable source and there is no way to prove that with internet products. So be cautious since you cannot personally analyze the supplements you are purchasing. ...Read more
Slimquick: I personally have not used slimquick. It relies on green tea and caffeine as "fat burners." some people appear to benefit. However, if you're sensitive to caffeine or other stimulants, this one could make you jittery or disturb your sleep. Additionally, taking the supplement will not be a sufficient plan if you want to lose weight. Your diet and exercise will need to change too. ...Read more
Are there consequences to combining a multi-vitamin, biotin (diet supplement), and pravastatin sodium?
Combo: It isn't likely you would have ill effects from that drug trio. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin d is recommended for infants who are exclusively breastfed. Iron is recommended if your tot's hemoglobin level is too low at the 12 month check up. For a healthy, normally developing kid who's being offered a variety of healthy food, little else is needed. However, things like lactose intolerance, certain medical conditions & food allergies might make supplementation necessary. Ask your md. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Will Cozim Q a dietary supplement benefit in any way. Thanks. Are dietary supplements safe to eat with prescription meds of diabetes,BP.cholesterol.
Safe enough but...: I'd urge you to get with an evidence-based holist in your community to help you choose supplements in a scientific way. Especially, I'd urge you to get back into heavy-duty physical fitness for the health problems you face -- medicines are often necessary, but you deserve higher-level health. Your physician needs to guide you in managing your acne as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Magnesium is important. It is involved in over 300 chemical reactions including muscle, nerve, immune system, heart and bone functions. Adult men need up to 420 mg/day, with younger men, women and children needing less. There is plenty in foods like cereal, nuts, beans, and spinach, so a supplement may not be needed. More info: http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/magnesium-healthprofessional/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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