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I just started a vegan diet. Is a daily men's multivitamin enough to supplement vitamins and minerals?

I just started a vegan diet. Is a daily men's multivitamin enough to supplement vitamins and minerals?

Most of the time : yes make sure it has some iron and b12 in it. You will be missing out from meat. ...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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Which protein powders would be good for supplementing regular diet?

Which protein powders would be good for supplementing regular diet?

There are two many?: There are two many to recommend even three or four! but there are many considerations. Stay with 100% whey protein if possible, avoid soy blends. Not as efficient. Avoid those with large amounts of carbs, which is usually milk sugar. Flavors are nice. Avoid the added expense that added branched chain Amino Acids add! and cost. Whey is whey. Go to places like cosco, sam's, walmart, and target! ...Read more

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Is taking supplements B12, kelp and potassium gluconate on a vegetarian diet ok?

Is taking supplements B12, kelp and potassium gluconate on a vegetarian diet ok?

Yes, add vitamin D: It is okay to take the supplements you are taking. I would recommend that you take 1000-2000 units of vitamin D3 daily, especially if are not getting regular exposure to sun light on naked skin. ...Read more

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Please describe a good dietary supplement and good diet to use for weight loss?

Please describe a good dietary supplement and good diet to use for weight loss?

Inc HSL ; use Shakes: A suppl that stim the release of hormone sensitive lipase (hsl) is the best like hsl-accelerator, more info from me for you at [email protected] Best diet is one that uses meal repl shakes, like robard nutritions nutrimed shakes, soups, ; bars. These allow low cal rapid wt loss w/ no burning of muscle which spares your metabolism allowing you to maintain the wt loss. ...Read more

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Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?

Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?

Possible Allergy: You may not be able to digest certain foods. Try keeping a food diary and see if a pattern or certain food causes problems, if so , avoid. Also you may need to try digestive enzymes like beano for vegetables and lactaid for dairy products. Also make sure you are eating plenty of probiotic foods to aid in digestion as well. ...Read more

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How to choose a daily multivitamin? Are vegan vitamins better than regular?

How to choose a daily multivitamin? Are vegan vitamins better than regular?

Eat good food: Much of the science behind multivitamins is guesswork. The body is very intelligent and will take what it needs from your diet if you offer it a variety of fresh, whole, organic foods. Focus on vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, lean sources of protein. Get a variety of tastes and colors and don't eat the same thing every day for any meal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will Cozim Q a dietary supplement benefit in any way. Thanks. Are dietary supplements safe to eat with prescription meds of diabetes,BP.cholesterol.

Will Cozim Q a dietary supplement benefit in any way. Thanks. Are dietary supplements safe to eat with prescription meds of diabetes,BP.cholesterol.

Safe enough but...: I'd urge you to get with an evidence-based holist in your community to help you choose supplements in a scientific way. Especially, I'd urge you to get back into heavy-duty physical fitness for the health problems you face -- medicines are often necessary, but you deserve higher-level health. Your physician needs to guide you in managing your acne as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a good dietary supplement?

Supplements : You don't specify why you are supplementing. Almost everyone needs to supplement omega 3s, vitamin D3, and often could also benefit from certain vitamins and minerals. It is best to work with a doctor who has training in nutrition and supplements and not just take supplements without guidance. ...Read more

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I want to start a few supplements. Is Flax seed oil, Calcium supplement and multivitamin fine to take together?

I want to start a few supplements.  Is Flax seed oil, Calcium supplement and multivitamin fine to take together?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. The popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Flax & calcium ok. ...Read more

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Is dietary supplements good for health as I am taking it for gyming purpose?

Is dietary supplements good for health as I am taking it for gyming purpose?

Some are good..: ...Some are bad, and many are simply unnecessary. Since there are thousands of supplements, your question can't be answered without knowing the one you are taking. But the answer is probably no. The things that will help you most in the gym are good nutrition, good hydration, and good sleep. If you don't have those, no supplement will help. ...Read more

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What protein supplements should a vegan take?

What protein supplements should a vegan take?

Beans: Most fruits and vegetables have a relatively low amount of protein, usually in the 5-6 percent range or so. Nuts, beans, and even humus have quite a bit higher levels of protein and are often used because of that. There is a book called forks over knives that has vegan recipes in it if you are interested. ...Read more

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Is nature's measure weight loss dietary supplement a good diet pill to take? I need to lose about 40 pounds.

Is nature's measure weight loss dietary supplement a good diet pill to take? I need to lose about 40 pounds.

No OTC Pills Work: Unfortunately, no supplements or over the counter products really help you lose weight. Save your money and find the most important causes of your weight gain. Here is a list in order of what is most important, make 2 changes and you will quickly lose 10 lb., keep it simple, 2 changes only! ...Read more

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Can a regular vegan stay healthier with vitamin supplements?

Can a regular vegan stay healthier with vitamin supplements?

Absolutely: The vegan diet offers a moral high ground and possibly some health benefits, though they are elusive when we control for the fact that vegetarians tend to have other healthy lifestyle habits. If you do not supplement with vitamins -- famously B12 -- and some minerals such as iron and calcium, your health is in serious danger from it. Find a vegan-friendly physicain in your community. ...Read more

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Are amino supplements a good thing to take?

No.: We eat far too much protein in the US already. We certainly don't need to take in any more. Save your money. Only resistance training several hours a day 5-6 days a week increases muscle mass. If eating too much protein made muscles, instead of fat, most of America would be able to lift up the Empire State Building with their pinky finger alone. ...Read more

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L-arginine and fish oil supplement is good for body building? How many dosage should I take daily?

L-arginine and fish oil supplement is good for body building? How many dosage should I take daily?

Not sure: Minimum recommended dose: 500 mg of omega-3 per day. L-arginine: the therapeutic dosage (maximum dose considered to be safe) is 400-6, 000 milligrams. ...Read more

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Is taking a potassium supplement necessary aside from your daily food intake if you lift weights six days a week?

Is taking a potassium supplement necessary aside from your daily food intake if you lift weights six days a week?

Potassium: Typically no -- diet potassium is easy to acquire from fruits and vegetables that are rich in potassium; these include citrus fruits, tropical fruits, juices, tomato, potato, peaches, apricots, melons, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dietary Supplements (Definition)

Anything that you take other than the usual meals are dietary supplements. Many people are taking supplementary vitamins and minerals because our diets today are so artificial. God-made food contains these essential non-caloric nutrients and that is what ...Read more