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Want to take supplement for vision health. Areds2? Have floaters, dry eye & ocular migraine. Take Carlson finest fish oil daily +multi vitamin.
Good diet: If your diet is deficient in green and red veggies, 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zea xanthine is good. The AREDS2 formulation is good for preventing intermediate dry macular degeneration from progressing to the wet form. You don't need it if you don't already have macular degeneration. Omega 3 is good for dry eye and depression. Multivits are worthless if you have a reasonable diet. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
What helps best for cystic acne? Probiotics or evening primerose? Currently taking Spironolactone, Aczone, & genetic tazorac (tazarotene).
Adjuncts only: Sandy, forgive my frankness. I'm not a dermatologist, but if a retinoid (tazorac), dapsone, and spironolactone have failed, you need to consider isotetinoin therapy despite all the scare stuff you've read on the doctor-bashing websites. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability. You're an adult now, you have job interviews coming up, and it's probably the right choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pcos & hypo.I take thyroid energy, fish oil, vitex, raspberry, cinnamon, bcomplex, multi vitamin at rec. Doses. Any harm in taking so many?
Can dim /di-indole-methane/ supplement that balances estrogen levels, help get rid of gynecomastia ?
Balancing estrogen?: Maybe. There's no good studies ; little theory; it's targeted for bodybuilders abusing steroids. You're an adult now. You're also taking prednisone, which i must suppose is prescribed by a physician for something really serious. Your life is too difficult already for you to be called "the guy with the __s". You owe it to yourself to have definitive treatment, which is office surgery. ...Read more
Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?
No: The last three real human studies of omega-threes for atherosclerosis / lipid problems showed no benefit. The vegetarian / natural foods people write about this-and-that benefiting this-and-that without needing any real basis, and there's an anecdotal peer-reviewed article, but nothing solid. Acne's treatable by 21st century medicine and if you need us mainstream physicians, we're here for you. ...Read more
S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?
Not fine: Every single one of these is a waste of money. Some con-man is stealing your money. There is NO BENEFIT from any of them. ...Read more
Vitamin c and skin: Vitamin c is good for skin and help improve its color and texture. Some patients with vitamin c deficiency develop skin rashes, itching, mouth, teeth, gum problems as it is a vital part of connective tissues and replacement can help. Similarly it helps improve anemia and improve oxygenation to skin and other vital organs. Can it help with hyper pigmentation and melasma, yes so go for it! ...Read more
Taking 2.5mg bisoprolol but also take various supplements worried about interactions garlic, folic acid, selenium, cod liver, Q10, evening primrose, vit e.
Sups. No Evidence: Supplements widely promoted, big business, but exempted from clinical trials, even need for honesty/accuracy on labels; see DSHEA Act 1994 which exempted all food supplements, thus no reliable data about group, much less individual benefits & downsides. Carvedilol has better track record than bisoprolol (both with ACEI) for heart function, mortality rates; yet both can ? lung bronchospasm, COPD. ...Read more
Im taking herbal pills is it safe to take these each other? Fish oil, pumpkin seed oil, hyaluronic acid, estrogen, multivitamin
It's safe: This is a safe combinaion.Get a more detailed answer ›
S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu?
Analysis: Why do you take all these items?. Where did you find such advice? Glutathione is a wonderful anti-oxidant, but does NOT cross into the brain, so of questionable value in bloodstream. Milk thistle extract has questionable benefit in most cases. Alpha lipoic useful in peripheral and central nerve disorders. You are far better off using mixed tocopherols, especially with gamma. See holistic doc ...Read more
Will concentration of microencapsulated retinol at 1.5% help with hyper-pigmentation marks & acne scars?
Adjunct only: Soy is promoted by the "natural healing" community as a source of estrogens; ironically, "greens" publish disinformation about estrogens in the environment causing us terrible harm. I hope you'll see through the huckstering and get your acne treated scientifically. If benzoyl peroxide / retinoic acid haven't cleared you in a few weeks, you'll need your physician's prescription-strength choices. ...Read more
42 cystic/hormnl acne for 20yrs. Tried dianette, lynecycline, b6, Eve Prim oil, vit c, honey, aspirin, zygert, bicarb, etc..no good. Fed up.Recommend?
Dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist to discuss treatment. ...Read more
Sure: Don't spend too much money or expect much (or anything) from this kind of thing. Eat sensibly and stay physically fit. Ask your physician if a supplement is likely to benefit you. Pregnant woman, convalescents, vegetarians and others on limited diets, and perhaps folks actively putting on muscle are those most likely to benefit. ...Read more