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Who needs dietary supplements?

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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Dr. Al Hegab
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Folic Acid Supplements (Definition)

There are many ways to get the folic acid your body needs. It is available in folic acid tablets, multivitamins, fortified breads, rice, pastas, and cereals. While many of these fortified foods contain about 10% of the daily RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance), a few cereals contain a full day's supply of folic acid. It is also possible to get enough folic acid by eating large amounts of liver, dark-green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, whole grains, and ...Read more


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Can dietary supplements be safe?

Can dietary supplements be safe?

Depends: You have to know what youre taking. Many of them have interactions with medications. You can overdose on fat soluble vitamins a and d. Try to gather as much information and ask your health professional to review your supplements before taking them. ...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?

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?

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?

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

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Are the dietary supplements line from advocate safe?

Sorry...: Healthtap is not a clearing house for proprietary information nor can we appropriately grade for you the value of one "line" of products over another. Keep in mind that dietary supplements are seldom fda-regulated ; their stated claims must always be taken with a healthy degree of skepticism unless a particular product is recommended by your physician who knows you best. When in doubt think twice! ...Read more

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Do you know are dietary supplements safe and effective?

Do you know are dietary supplements safe and effective?

Some are;others?: Some dietary supplements like omega3, odourless garlic, coq10, vitamins and few others are safe and may be effective in certain circumstances.But there are others which are marketed as fat burners, weight loss products and for cosmetic enhancers and others have no proven and scientific reason to be taken.One should consult their healthcare provider before taking any supplement. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dietary supplements?

Vitamins/minerals: 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. ...Read more

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Can someone with a chemical imbalance take dietary supplements?

Can someone with a chemical imbalance take dietary supplements?

Yes: Most of us have some type of chemical imbalance or we'd all enjoy perfect health. Ideally see a holistic doc. For panic i advise magnesium-see http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 b vits. Often help, esp. B6 ; niacinamide. Many with anxiety need the l-5-mthf form of folate (folic acid).All adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day in fall ; winter.Consider fish oil, l-theanine, 5-htp, tulsi tea, ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian ; skullcap. ...Read more

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Which type of dietary supplements are available +what do they do?

Which type of dietary supplements are available +what do they do?

Billions: There are billions of dietary supplements, in general they fall into 3 categories. Herbal supplements - which can take the place of some medicines. Vitamins - for nutritional support of your diet. I.E., if you don't get enough nutrients in your diet. Antioxidants and nutritional supplements - these are supplements that support your body's natural functions by adding to what is already happening. ...Read more

Dr. Julian Raffoul
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Diet 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 in others they ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
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Iron Supplements (Definition)

Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more