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Fda (Definition)

Stands for food & drug administration, agency that ...Read more


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Are american vitamin food supplements safe to take?

Are american vitamin food supplements safe to take?

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

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Are supplements from direct sales companies safe?

Are supplements from direct sales companies safe?

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

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Does fda approve all cosmetics sold in us?

Does fda approve all cosmetics sold in us?

FDA approved none: The fda regulates drugs, not cosmetics. Therefore, a cosmetic manufacturer can make any claim they want and can get away with it, true or not, as long as they don't make medical claims. ...Read more

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Does fda approved aromatase inhibitors in pediatrics?

Used no FDA approval: The FDA has not approved use of aromatase inhibitors (AI) in children. This has not prevented the use of AI for various endocrine issues in children. If you look at most medications used by Pediatricians, many are not "FDA approved." ...Read more

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Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?

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

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Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources?

Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources?

Supplement bioequiv?: Is the nutritional supplement Ultra Potent-C®, made by Metagenics, bioequivalent to vitamin C from food sources? ANS: There is no bioequivalent to Vit C from food. So get it from what you eat. Save money and your health by avoiding nutritional supplements. ...Read more

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Why did the fda reject bpa ban? Lobbyists?

Why did the fda reject bpa ban? Lobbyists?

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

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Are raw plants derived vitamin supplements as effective as synthetic vitamin ones?

Are raw plants derived vitamin supplements as effective as synthetic vitamin ones?

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

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Vitamin D3 injections safe?

Vitamin D3 injections safe?

Only if right patien: The injection is approved for patients with hypocalcmia undergoing renal dialysis. It is safe for them. ...Read more

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Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

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

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Vitamin k or vitamin k2 are antidotes for vitamin D3 overdose, is that true?

Vitamin k or vitamin k2 are antidotes for vitamin D3 overdose, is that true?

No.: Stopping vitamin d is the main antidote. If symptoms occur because of high calcium levels in the blood a variety of treatments could reduce the levels. ...Read more

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Has anyone any effective nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Has anyone any effective nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Not really: Good nutrition is good for the whole body including the largest organ, the skin. As some have mentioned mega doses of vitamin b5 have been shown over a fairly long period of time to have a small benefit but not without other side effects. ...Read more

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Dietary supplements which are not approved by fda are harmful for our health ?

Dietary supplements which are not approved by fda are harmful for our health ?

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