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Ginger Ale Supplement
Ginger tea, not ale: Ginger is an old folk remedy for heartburn. Many report it helps though i'm not aware of formal research on this. It may not help everyone but has many proven health benefits. However, i would not recommend ginger ale, which is usually loaded with toxic high-fructose corn syrup; use ginger tea instead. See http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/blog/can-ginger-beat-out-multi-billion-dollar-acid-blockers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more
Yes- many benefits!: Ginger has many health benefits- it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, soothes the stomach, treats nausea, morning sickness & motion sickness, helps menstrual cramps, can help heartburn, is anti-microbial, may prevent colon, ovarian & other cancers and may be effective in treating certain cancers. See www.Huffingtonpost.Com/leo-galland-md/how-to-fight-inflammation_b_849387.Html. ...Read more
Not really: Carbonated drinks like sprite or ginger ale don't necessarily help per say. Basically sprite or ginger ale would the same thing, since they are essentially made the same way. The only difference between them is the flavoring. For a better effect you could try TUMS, (calcium carbonate) Pepto Bismal or any other over the counter anti acid to help random heartburn. ...Read more
Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?
Who knows?: Why would anyone have ever scientifically studied such a combination? Do so, as with all otc supplements, at your own risk. The only one that has been scientifically studied and has actual medical benefits without significant risks is the vitamin d. Calcium can't hurt. The rest are a waste of money and possibly health. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.
Safe Y, Effective No: Lots of publicity on green tea, starting with dr oz. There is no evidence that it will help your weight loss or cure any medical problem. On the other hand its safe. Personally, i can see no reason to waste money on these products. You energy and money is best spent avoiding bad foods and finding healthy one. ...Read more
Yes: Both saw palmetto and ginger have many proven health benefits and there is no reason to not take them. Herbal medicines are often combined, in fact there are many herbal formulas that contain a dozen or more herbs. It is rare for there to be 2 herbs that can not be taken together. ReL omeprazole, please see http://tinyurl.com/o6vr5sy and http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm ...Read more
Are there any conclusive studies that show ginger as a supplement is a stimulant? Currently taking 500mg daily.
Yes: Not only is it safe to take these foods daily, it is beneficial and wise. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72 and http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78 and http://draxe.com/fish-oil-benefits-health/ ...Read more
Any medical benefits from ginger root or ginger tea. Can it be taken along with amlodipine, ben/hct, d3, or B12 supplements. Thanks.?
No and yes: No real hard science regarding any benefit. Yes you can take it with your other meds aslong you dont over do it. ...Read more
Depends...: Fish oil can lower your triglycerides but increase your LDL (both components of cholesterol we look at) if you have issues with your cholesterol talk to your doctor to determine if this is okay for you. Ginger can have several drug interactions and has blood thinning effects, check with your pharmacist on other meds you're taking. If you have any bleeding disorders this may be unsafe for you. ...Read more
Other than ginger, what supplements can I take to promote a healthy GI tract, and perhaps help my swollen spleen to shrink ?
Depends: It depends on the problem you're having. Enlarged spleen is a consequence of the problem you're having, so without identifying it, it would be hard to suggest anything. Ginger is not curative. It may sooth upset stomach, but won't do anything for the liver or spleen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm currently taking verapamil 100 mg ER to treat migraines. I'm wanting to no longer take the meds because I'm now taking turmeric/ginger supplement?
Consult doctor: It would not be a good idea to discontinue your medication without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. It is highly unlikely that turmeric and ginger will ward off your migraines. You may take these for the flavor and taste, but do not expect these herbs to treat any illness. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also what about tumeric supplements? Thank you
Vitamins Supplements: Nope. I know of no physician who would just randomly put you on or recommend any vitamin or other supplements at age 23. Eating a good and balanced diet, getting sleep on a regular basis, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes and living an active lifestyle are the best things for health. ...Read more
How safe and effective is taking herbal supplements of Turmeric, Ginger, Omega 3, green tea, and Garlic to fight inflammation caused by Psoriasis?
Not very: Don't get your hopes up or spend much money on stuff like this. There's no law against promoting these in glitzy "natural healing" sites. It may work. You will probably just be out the money. ...Read more
Is it okay to take turmeric curcumin,ginger root,apple cider vinegar,fish oil and a daily vitamin all in at once? They're my supplements.
Yes: consume with a meal and a full glass of water. ...Read more
See below: If you want to gain weight start by changing your diet and exercise plan. You'll gain weight if you're consuming more calories than you're burning. Do not choose junk food. Make sure you're getting all your necessary nutrients in calorie rich food. Also, by weight lifting you can increase your muscle mass. If these changes aren't working after several weeks, see your doctor for a specialized plan. ...Read more
Which ones?: There are multiple p90x supplements -- from multivitamin to other products. From a scan of the multivitamin label, it looks like a decent product but does not provide enough vit d, and does not specify on the vit a how much is pre-formed and how much is in the form of beta-carotene. Whether the rest of their offerings are "effective" depends on what you're seeking & which products you mean. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neem supplements: Neem is a tree, and the bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicines. Some research indicates it can help with gingivitis (gum inflammation), and stomach & intestinal ulcers. There are other uses that need more research -- such as for malaria, worms, head lice, birth control, etc. ...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