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Fda Vitamin Ban
Mostly: There is no regulation or oversight in this area since the supplement lobby got congress to pass a bill forbidding the fda to even look at these products. Most however are very safe as the manufacturers are sensitive to toxicity and hazards. However few have ever been tested for potency or effectiveness and most fail such testing. Don't waste your money. ...Read more
Usually: You might ask for 3rd party assays of purity and strength. Some ethical companies provide them. I would not buy from a company that does not. The gmp seal from the natural foods association is a purchased approval and does not reflect any quality testing. ...Read more
Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?
It depends,,,: This is supposed to be for Vitamin D deficiency, for conditions that result from Vit D deficiency, and others that could be treated by Vit D supplements. If too much is taken, symptoms like vomiting, constipation, and kidney stones could result. If you have some of these symptoms, or you are concerned that you are taking too much, you should see your Dr. for an exam and dose change. Good luck. ...Read more
Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources?
Not enough evidence: Use of bpa and human exposure is so very low that it is impossible to determine extent or risk at this point in time. Studies completed are not conclusive enough to demand withdrawal. Nothing to do with lobbyists in my opinion. Studies show micro doses are metabolized and excreted from the body very quickly, limiting potential damage. ...Read more
Does vitamin D3 dosing schedule influence treatment efficacy in nursing home residents with vitamin d deficiency?
Not usually: No worry, and one adjusts dose anyway depending on results of therapy. ...Read more
Chemistry: Any thing, vitamin, drug, rock, is a chemical substance with a distinct structure That structure can occur naturally or be made in a lab or factory. Vitamin C is still Vitamin C. However, taking vitamins does not seem to make up for a bad diet lacking in fruits and veggies. It is better to get vitamins in the proper foods because more than the just adequate vitamin intake is involved in fitness. ...Read more
Yes: The fda 's many responsibilities include regulation of vitamins and supplements. Some critics feel the fda's regulations are too strict, while others feel they are not strict enough. Info from the fda on their role: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/dietarysupplements/consumerinformation/ucm110417.Htm see my comment for link to a article by joseph mercola md criticizing the fda for "attacking" supplements:. ...Read more
Are there any drug interactions between salmon oil, hyaluronic acid, biotin, vitamin c, and pomegranate?
No: Not that i know.Get a more detailed answer ›
Supplements: There is no clear answer to this questions. It depends which supplements you are taking and at what dose. Another important consideration is a potential drug interaction with any other drugs you are taking. I would suggest you consult your pharmacist who has a list of all your current medications and ask him/her to screen them against any supplements that you are considering. ...Read more