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Do Liver Detox Tablets Work
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
No: They are a scam and simply make money for unscrupulous practitioners. At least they are safer than the crazy schemes in which you eat/drink something awful that can land you in intensive care. Your liver cleans itself and doesn't need help. If you really care about your liver, drink alcohol only on special occasions if at all, and get back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more
No: This is a very general question as there is a great variety of liver detox supplements and some are certainly much better than others, but the whole point of liver detox supplements is to improve health (while making money for the manufacturer). They generally contain herbs like milk thistle and dandelion that are safe and effective. For best results choose ones that have organic herbs. ...Read more
What caused liver enzyme sgot n sgpt went high? I don't drink. I only take supplements n protein for weight training purpose. Can u help me on this?
Need a workup: Most often nowadays, if you're taking no medications or alcohol, the first entity to consider is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is largely genetic and for which physical fitness is a key to management. You may need to be checked for hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis. Supplements may not be what's on the label. Good luck with the workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They don't help: Such tablets don't change a person's metabolic rate, nor affect her body's functions in any noticeable beneficial way. On the other hand, if she spends money buying the tablets, then she has fewer dollars to spend on yummy, sugary snacks... so buying the tablets might improve her health that way, by decreasing sugar intake... but that's pretty far-fetched. ...Read more
Plan to use "permanent renewer" detox kit to detox myself from marijuana. Will anti depressants interact with it? I take 10mg of cipralex daily.
What's in it?: I can't find any information about the contents of this product, so any potential conflicts with your medication are unknown. I did find that it costs $80 canadian dollars though. I will share that no such product has been proven to rid your body of thc . . . So it seems an expensive experiment. Best way to not conflict with your medication is not to use marijuana at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 60mg of methadone per day and want to do gnc's complete body cleanse 7-day program. Are any of the ingredients going to interact badly w/ md?
No.: The few human studies done on the active ingredients in Liverite have not shown any conclusive improvement in liver function. The liver does not need cleansing. The best way to support the liver is avoiding alcohol, minimizing OTC pain relievers, especially acetaminophen, watching your weight, avoiding toxic chemicals, and getting the hepatitis A and B vaccines. Don't waste your money. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If you have a fatty liver or liver disease stop eating fatty food, stop eating fried food, stop drinking alcohol, stop taking pain pills and lower your cholesterol. Those type of actions help the liver. Discuss the different medications you take with your doctor to make sure they are not causing any interactions that can harm the liver. ...Read more
Is it necessary to take medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine etc)?
Unnatural substances: Taking multiple substances sold as supplements or body enhancers is unnatural (eating food is natural), and such supplements are not tested for effects and side effects, compared to the testing that is required of real medications. Thus, all sorts of claims can be made by sellers and other people, but in reality nobody knows for sure what good or bad things can happen. As they say, "Buyer beware." ...Read more
Do diet pills, such as slimquick, really work? If so, how? Do they speed up your metabolism? Are they safe to use?
Short: Fix with many side effects. Excessive, whatcha caloric intake is a more effective permanent solution. ...Read more
Taking supplement like Airborne and Emergen-C packets recommended for additional vitamins? Roommates think it's waste of money and doesn't work.
Save some money: Additional vitamin supplements available to consumers have not been proven to help normal people who are getting plenty of vitamins from their balanced diets (plus an inexpensive one-a-day multivitamin), and who aren't deficient in a vitamin. But, life is very subjective, so if a person believes he is helping himself by buying a second or third daily dose of vitamins, he may "feel even better". ...Read more
See below: Xenical works in the presence of dietary fat and reduces the absorption of dietary fat by approximately 30%. The body will naturally tap into existing body fat stores for energy, which will result in a loss of body fat provided a balanced diet and regular physical activity is undertaken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course not: Nor will is cleanse you of "poisons", real or imaginary. If it did, the research piranhas at the nih would have figured out how to make scientific reputations by publishing about it. Enjoy your tea but don't expect magic -- and perhaps instead of doing illegal drugs that actually are likely to hurt you. ...Read more