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Health Concerns Surrounding Antioxidant Vitamins
Spirulina: Spirulina, or blue-green algae, has not been shiwn to be effective for a wide range of ailments, and if contaminated, could be harmful. See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/ medlineplus/druginfo/natural/923.Html for details. ...Read more
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
Depends: I believe in taking vitamins and minerals that you need. When taking pharmaceutical grade vitamins (most common are fish oil, b's and d's) people feel better. If you are not getting a step up with vitamins within 3 weeks, they are not doing anything for you. Good vitamins will dissolve in vinegar within 15minutes so test yours out to see if they are any good. ...Read more
Yes !: http://www.news-medical.net/news/2007/09/18/30002.aspxGet a more detailed answer ›
Pros&cons Heath benefits to drinking a tablet of the premium herbal"natures way"activated charcoal 100capsules/certified280mg dietary supplements?????
Unknown: It is not natural to eat activated charcoal. Also, such products are not real medicines but are sold as supplements, meaning their exact contents, effects (good or bad), purity, etc., are uncertain. When thinking about activated charcoal, one should as questions like, "Does the charcoal really know what to bind and what not to bind?" Probably safest to save some money by avoiding such supplements. ...Read more
YES,very impressive : Recent studies have shown that relatively small doses of ginger offer powerful protection against liver damage from potent toxins such as bromobenzene and lead- see http://wrightnewsletter.Com/2013/10/09/ginger-shields-liver/ there is also preliminary evidence that ginger may be beneficial in treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. See http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/node/83545. ...Read more
I am taking multivitamin "new chapter" w/organic herbs & cultured whole food complex viitamins. Will this vitamin affect the effectiveness of cialis?
B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss & taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. The most effective are e, d & biotin. See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366 & www.Naturalnews.Com/029018_hair_loss_vitamins.Html. ...Read more
What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything women's body
It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) ; the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more
What essential vitamins do you recommend for optimal health? fish oil, brobiotics, folic acid, vit d, are potential examples....
Collagen water: Are you asking about gelatin????Get a more detailed answer ›
Dried fruits: In general fresh fruits retain more nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and flavanoids. Drying removes water from fruits so dried fruits are more concentrated with sugar and calories. Extra sweeteners like refined sugar or high-fructose corn syrup may be added to the dried fruits. So you need to practice portion control to avoid consumption of eccess calories. But they tend to be high in fiber! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
M/Age 56. Homocysteine 11.4 and vitamin D 28 ng/ml. Do either of these results pose a health risk?
See below: Your vitamin D is slightly lower than normal. You may take about 2000 units of vitamin D3 daily. For homocysteine levels, please consult this site. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/homocysteine?page=2 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. 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. ...Read more
Fish Oil healthy?: Yes there is enough evidence in medical literature strongly supports health benefits of fish oil it has been shown fish oil and omegs 3 benefits patients with cancer of prostate, breast and colon.It also is recommended by american heart association to prevent coronary artery dosease.Nih recommends it for elevated triglycerides, secondary cv dosease, and hypertension.Also in psychatric disease etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Part: They are part of healthy diet best obtained by a diet of unprocessed grains (not wheat or corn) like brown rice or quinoa, vegetables (not potatoes), beans, fruit, nuts like walnuts/pecans/almonds), or seeds + wild caught game (fish or free range chicken or cage free eggs). This is the correct food intake for the human biology. www.thepmc.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No evidence it helps: Alkaline water has a higher ph level than does plain tap water, proponents say that it can neutralize acid in your bloodstream, boost your metabolism and help your body absorb nutrients more effectively. Some even say that alkaline water can help prevent disease and slow the aging process. However, researchers haven't verified these claims. ...Read more
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