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Doctor insights on: Do Amino Acid Supplements Cause Weight Gain

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Can folic acid cause weight gain?? I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Can folic acid cause weight gain?? I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Folic acid: Folic acid can make you gain weight, if you have a deficiency, that it is correcting. If not, then it shouldn't. That sounds like an awful lot of folic acid. Check your dose. The CDC recommends 0.4mg (400 micrograms) per day, in women of child bearing years. More than 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned. If you have a deficiency, then consult your doctor, for the proper dose. ...Read more

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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Talking iron and folic acid supplements can cause weight gain?

Talking iron and folic acid supplements can cause weight gain?

No: Taking iron and Folic Acid supplements do not cause weight gain unless a person is drinking a high calorie drink (such as fruit juice) to wash the pills down. Fruit juice has lots of calories. ...Read more

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Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

Depends: In most cases not necessarily; but depending what supplement we are discussing (and what woman, for example severely emaciated, special conditions, etc.). ...Read more

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Do biotin supplements cause weight gain?

Do biotin supplements cause weight gain?

Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of biotin causing weight gain. Haven't heard of any of the common over-the-counter vitamins causing weight gain... unless a person is drinking a calorie-containing drink to swallow the supplements. Doing so would lead to more calories eaten per day. Finally, biotin deficiency is very rare, because normal people get enough biotin from food, and don't need a biotin supplement. ...Read more

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Can calcium supplements cause weight gain anxiety depression?

Can calcium supplements cause weight gain anxiety depression?

Calcium: Trying to research this - it appears that either too little or too much calcium may be associated with depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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Can Rhodiola rosea supplement use cause weight gain?

Can Rhodiola rosea supplement use cause weight gain?

More energy: Hi, Thank you for your question.

Rhodiola rosea should give you more energy and help with fat burning. More energy hopefully increases your activity levels.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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Does Fybogel supplement cause weight gain?

Fybogel: Please go online and look up "Fybogel". There are many articles, easy to read and understand.

Weight gain is unlikely but for you to be sure, read some of the articles. ...Read more

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Does low vitamin d cause weight gain? (Haven't taken supplement over5 years) weight:220, age23, height5^1.

Does low vitamin d cause weight gain? (Haven't taken supplement over5 years) weight:220, age23, height5^1.

Weight: No - low vitamin D is not the cause of your height and weight! You need to see both a Gynecologist and a Psychologist. That said, there must be a reason you have such weight and you will be helped by the doctors. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Can probiotic supplements (20 billion/day) intake for 3-4 months cause any metabolic changes which either causes weight gain or loss?

Can probiotic supplements (20 billion/day) intake for 3-4 months cause any metabolic changes which either causes weight gain or loss?

? nonmetabolic: Probiotics probably don't affect your body's metabolism but if they improve significant chronic diarrhea, you could gain some weight on them and improve your overall health. However, research on probiotics is still going on to learn more of their effects. ...Read more

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Can theratears supplement cause weight gain? It has fish oil and omega-3. 30 calories each

Can theratears supplement cause weight gain? It has fish oil and omega-3. 30 calories each

Theratears: It is highly unlikely that theraters would cause weight gain (or weight loss). If anything, the supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids could help to support overall healthy nutrition as part of a generally healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause weight gain?

Can acid reflux cause weight gain?

Obesity causes it: Obesity often causes gastric reflux. This is due to high pressure in the abdomen (like a pregnant person). But, reflux doesn't cause obesity. ...Read more

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Can folic acid pills cause weight gain?

Can folic acid pills cause weight gain?

Upon review was: Uanble to find any references to weight gain on Folic Acid - however, it can cause anorexia (lack of appetite). ...Read more

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Can royal jelly cause weight gain?

Can royal jelly cause weight gain?

Possible if endolged: Royal Jelly does contain sugar. Anything in moderation is fine. However, the excess intake of sugar can cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Does diet soda cause weight gain? How?

Does diet soda cause weight gain? How?

Mostly NO: I see many people who take in over 500 calories a day in just soda. NOT taking that much in helps.
On the other hand, The New York Times science analysis reviewed diet soda components in the medical literature and found that the expectation of calories when you drink makes you hungry if you don't get any sugar. You'd still have to eat to gain weight though ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more