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Acai berry benefits?

Acai berry benefits?

Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. ...Read more

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Are acai berry pills effective?

Are acai berry pills effective?

Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. Contrary to popular lore, there's no magic to Acai berry other than its potent antioxidant power. It's a low calorie option for people losing weight, though. ...Read more

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Are acia berry and green tea extract colon cleanse effective?

Are acia berry and green tea extract colon cleanse effective?

Colon cleansing: Is not necessary. It is a scam and can actually create problems. Eating a high fiber diet and drinking 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily is all you need and a whole lot cheaper and safer. Do not waste your money on colon cleansing or risk your health for that matter. ...Read more

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I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit.ly/1hHlMAv ...Read more

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Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?

Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?

Yes : Turmeric is often touted as one of the best natural remedies for reflux but can aggravate reflux for some. While not common, it is likely some of the others you mention might cause reflux in some as well. The best way to find out is to stop all of them and restart one at a time to see how you react. This is an interesting site: http://earthclinic.Com/cures/acid_reflux.Html. ...Read more

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Could I use hawthorne berry extract with blood pressure meds?

Could I use hawthorne berry extract with blood pressure meds?

Depends: It interacts with amlodipine and angiotensin receptor antagonists to produce excessive coronary vasodilation. Caution, will robinson! ...Read more

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Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

No: Not unless you have a source in your genitourinary tract. In other words, they won't cause spontaneous bleeding. There has to be something else wrong. ...Read more

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Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?

Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?

Probably: One of the problems with many supplements is that there is little research on safety and effectiveness. Plexus slim has many ingredients; I have reviewed them ; they are all safe and have no known interactions with the things you are taking. However, avoid plexus slim accelerator- it is hazardous! i believe anyone on Lipitor (atorvastatin) should take coq10. See http://bit.Ly/1jjpcpg ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt. ...Read more

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Does coffee bean extract affect warfarin?

Does coffee bean extract affect warfarin?

Apparently not: There appears to be no published data to suggest that there is any interaction between coffee bean extract and warfarin. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed?Term=green%20coffee%20bean%20extract. ...Read more

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Can i take acai berry tablets while ttc and can I take acai berry with amatryptaline antidepressant or goji berry ?

Can i take acai berry tablets while ttc and can I take acai berry with amatryptaline antidepressant or goji berry ?

You can: Take acai berries while ttc, but be aware there is no proven health benefit from these berries (many theories, but no proof.) I do not know if acai taken with Elavil (amitriptyline) is safe or not. ...Read more

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Can my husband take acai berry and goji berry tablets with lansoprazole ?

Can my husband take acai berry and goji berry tablets with lansoprazole ?

Probably...: Lansoprazole (prevacid) is best taken on an empty stomach first thing in the am followed by a protein meal 30 minutes later. That said, if the medication does not seem to be helping the problem your husband is taking the medication for, he might try taking the supplements later in the day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?

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

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What's a good pure acai berry capsule?

Acai berry capsule: There is no such thing. But it is good to help to drain your pocketbook as no proven benefit I can find on using it. ...Read more

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Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Pharmacist: I believe your pharmacist can help you with this type of question. I feel most physicians are unacquainted with those supplements. ...Read more

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Side effect mix actos (pioglitazone) with acai berry ?

Side effect mix actos (pioglitazone) with acai berry ?

None.: None. But the acai berry is more hype, albeit very rich in anti-oxidants. There are many more potent sources than the acai for anti-oxidants. But, no risk in taking it with actos (pioglitazone). ...Read more