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Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Probiotics: Yes, can be healthy, especially if you are taking any antibiotics. ...Read more

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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


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Has anyone any effective nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Has anyone any effective nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Not really: Good nutrition is good for the whole body including the largest organ, the skin. As some have mentioned mega doses of vitamin b5 have been shown over a fairly long period of time to have a small benefit but not without other side effects. ...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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Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?

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

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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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Essential food supplements for pcos?

Essential food supplements for pcos?

None: Diet does not cause pcos - however beiong overweight may. So dietary caloric intake is important - but not any specific food items. ...Read more

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Can I take calcium supplements with other dietary supplements?

Can I take calcium supplements with other dietary supplements?

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 more

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Are there any good dietary supplements for porphyria?

Are there any good dietary supplements for porphyria?

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

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Hgh supplements for men--safe online?

Hgh supplements for men--safe online?

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

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Does the dietary supplement slimquick work for you?

Does the dietary supplement slimquick work for you?

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

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Are creatine supplements good for you?

Are creatine supplements good for you?

Yes: They promote differentiation of and growth of skeletal muscle fibers. Especially if size and to a lesser extent strength are important for you, this is one of the few good, safe, effective choices. Don't spend too much money and be sure you eat enough protein also. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements advised for children ?

Are dietary supplements advised for children ?

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 more

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What are the important dietary supplements for vegetarians?

What are the important dietary supplements for vegetarians?

Vitamin B-12: Vegetarians can get all the nutrition they need except for vitamine b-12, which is only found in animal-based foods. Be sure to get some protein - nuts, seeds, eggs, cheese are good sources of protein. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins or herbal supplements for weight lifting?

What are the best vitamins or herbal supplements for weight lifting?

All of them: Your daily diet requires well over 40 non caloric nutrients that you normally get from "god made"food. Weight lifting comes from training, accompnied by a high calorie diet well supplied with all the vitamins. You might try a well rounded mutivitamin. ...Read more

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Are multi-vitamins essential for bodybuilders?

Are multi-vitamins essential for bodybuilders?

Helpful: Difficulty to get all the nutrition into the body that is needed in sommeone who requires a lot of calories that are balance. ...Read more

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Will Cozim Q a dietary supplement benefit in any way. Thanks. Are dietary supplements safe to eat with prescription meds of diabetes,BP.cholesterol.

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

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Can you use magnesium for dietary supplement ?

Can you use magnesium for dietary supplement ?

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 more

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Has anyone taken dr perricone or other nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Has anyone taken dr perricone or other nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Sorry: He sells his own brands and supplement s that are not fda approved to my knowledge, my appoledgies if wrong, but i know nothing of them. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dietary Supplements (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more