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Are there any Natural herbs/vitamins/supplements etc that can fix low Cortisol levels? Thanks.

Are there any Natural herbs/vitamins/supplements etc that can fix low Cortisol levels? Thanks.

Low cortisol: Yes, there are supplement formulas that can help but you need to be supervised by a licensed professional. See neurorelief. Com for info about lab testing and supplements. See your doc who MAY order the tests you need and the supplements. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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Are there any herbs, vitamins or supplements that help with erectile dysfunction?

Are there any herbs, vitamins or supplements that help with erectile dysfunction?

I am not: Aware of any herbs or supplements or vitamins that can help in ED. Most important thing is that you get tested to exclude any treatable medical condition, such as diabetes, that might be the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat???

Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat???

Multivitamins: Are like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because 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. Ask about a specific condition or supplement ...Read more

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Which supplement/herb/vitamin can help improve mental focus, memory, learning etc and is safe to take with ssris? And which should I stay away from?

Which supplement/herb/vitamin can help improve mental focus, memory, learning etc and is safe to take with ssris? And which should I stay away from?

Diet first: Consider the nature of your diet first. All the vitamins and essential minerals are found in "god made" food. All are essential. Supplements do not have the same effect if the diet is poor, particularly the sugar content. ...Read more

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Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Potentially: Supplements are just that. Too much of a "good thing" can be harmful. Also depending on certain medical conditions even normal amounts of supplements can be dangerous. Also supplements are not regulated and therefore it is not always clear what you are taking. Only use reputable brands and ask your doctor about specific supplements. ...Read more

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What vitamin supplements or herbs cause a slower heart rate?

What vitamin supplements or herbs cause a slower heart rate?

None: There aren't any that predictably slow the heart except foxglove which is the active ingredient in digitalis. Digitalis has a very narrow therapeutic window with toxicity occurring easily. Taking foxglove to slow the heart would be like talking into metal cans strung together instead of using a phone. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more

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Is this vitamin/supplement effective?

Is this vitamin/supplement effective?

Talk w/ your doctor: If properly designed clinical trials have not evaluated it, and/or if the only data is what's listed on the bottle, a website, or a book, then probably not. Many supplements are advertised as helpful (ginko biloba for example), but well designed trials did not find any benefit. Also, "natural" treatments can still have side effects. It's best to discuss any products with me at an office visit. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplement to take is the very best?

Which vitamin supplement to take is the very best?

Need more info: Recommendations differ depending on your health status, gender, age, and goals, etc. You have shared nothing about your diet, goals, or current status. So, your best bet would be to consult a physician skilled in nutrition and integrative medicine. You can find one through american board of integrative holistic medicine: http://www. Abihm. Org/ at the very least, most need a good multivitamin. ...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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What is the best vitamin supplement to gain weight?

What is the best vitamin supplement to gain weight?

None: Vitamins, in and of themselves, do not contribute to weight gain. Healthy weight gain comes from building muscle famd by consuming lots of healthy foods like unsweetened fruit smoothies and lots of mixed nuts. ...Read more

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Looking for mineral and vitamin supplement for 60 year old?

Looking for mineral and vitamin supplement for 60 year old?

Many good choices: There are many quality vitamin and mineral supplements suitable for a 60 yo, but one of my favorites is active senior multivitamin by rainbow light- see http://www. Rainbowlight. Com/womens-multivitamins-active-senior-multivitamin. Aspx
another excellent choice is life force (iron-free) by source naturals. See http://www. Sourcenaturals. Com/products/gp1459/. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplement is the best for a middle-aged man?

Which vitamin supplement is the best for a middle-aged man?

None: Unless you have a documented specific vitamin deficiency, there is no benefit for you. Instead, save your money and use it to eat better and exercise more often. ...Read more

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I need to know what is a good vitamin or supplement to purchase?

I need to know what is a good vitamin or supplement to purchase?

Answers: Check into a site called Proevity. Good discussion on types of vitamin and benefits. Also, if you go to any of the commercial vitamin websites they all have decent information on there products benefits. ...Read more

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Can I die from taking a women's daily vitamin/mineral supplement?

Can I die from taking a women's daily vitamin/mineral supplement?

No: Vitamins are made for men and women. Really only differ slightly. Women's usually have extra vit d. And iron. Men usually don't have iron and more antioxidants. Neither formula would hurt the opposite gender. So no worries ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin supplement that would help with osteoarthrotis?

Is there a vitamin supplement that would help with osteoarthrotis?

Nothing that's: Hugely beneficial. Probably the most studied and controversial are glucosamine and chondroitin. Unfortunately, it seems like overall, the benefit of these supplements in osteoarthritis management appears marginal. They may help with pain for some and at least have limited risk profiles (as long as you aren't shellfish allergic). ...Read more

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What is an everyday vitamin or supplement that a woman should take?

What is an everyday vitamin or supplement that a woman should take?

Depends upon you: Answer also depends upon who you ask. Many docs ; nutritionists feel that you don't need a daily vitamin if you eat "right". However, most people don't eat "right" ; certainly not every day. Other docs would suggest a multivitamin just in case of above while others state that it's difficult to get enough vitamins via common foods. There is no specific brand. Iron is good if menstruating. Vit d too. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I take just a vitamin and mineral supplement?

Please tell me, could I take just a vitamin and mineral supplement?

Could? Maybe: Under the law you could take any minerals and vitamins sold over the counter the same as you could buy a hamburger and fries. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you supplement too much of one vitamin?

Could you tell me what happens if you supplement too much of one vitamin?

Most cannot be......: Most b vitamins are water soluble and simply eliminated in urine. This is not true for the fat soluble vitamins, which include a, e, and d. These you can overdose on, particularly a! ...Read more

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Is the supplement prosight vitamin and mineral supplement the same as luetein?

Is the supplement prosight vitamin and mineral supplement the same as luetein?

No: Prosight vitamins and minerals contains lutein, but it is not lutein per-see.

Therre arre durgs that are known to intersact adersely with prosight and if you decide to take this probuct you should check for any conflicting drugs that youy may be using.

Lutein had been recommended for eye health as it is a carotenoid and may afford some help for macular health. ...Read more

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Hi, my age is 18 & my height is 5'5'' which vitamin and supplement is best for me?

Hi, my age is 18 & my height is 5'5'' which vitamin and supplement is best for me?

Probably none: Assuming you have a balanced normal diet, you should not need any vitamin supplementation. If you must take something, I would take a generic multivitamin such as a centrum or kirland brand generic. ...Read more

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Http://xtr. Gr/vitamines_ixnostoixeia/11703/multi_vitamin_120_caps_ (warriorlab).Htm is this a good vitamin supplement?

Http://xtr. Gr/vitamines_ixnostoixeia/11703/multi_vitamin_120_caps_ (warriorlab).Htm is this a good vitamin supplement?

Don't waste your $$: In otherwise healthy people all multivitamin preparations have been proven to be worthless. I stopped taking a multivitamin about 3 years ago. Save your money ...Read more

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Which vitamins or supplements should I take?

Vitamins: For general health, multivitamins are adequate.

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Any suggestions on which is best supplement for vitamins c?

Any suggestions on which is best supplement for vitamins c?

Vitamin C: The quality of vitamin c tablets (and powder) is rather standard. The key thing to keep in mind is that vitamin c has a half-life of about 12 hours so no matter how much you take it will leave your body in that amount of time. Thus, it's best to take vitamin c twice daily, A.M. And P.M. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What vitamin supplement contains vitamin b12?

What vitamin supplement contains vitamin b12?

All multivitamins: Pretty much all the daily multivitamins contain vitamin b12. When you go to the pharmacy or grocery store, just read the label. You may also ask your pharmacist or doctor. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of takin a vitamin E supplement?

Hardly any: Iti s not typically advised...As it isof doubtful value to humans. ...Read more

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Any vitamins or supplements recommended for ra?

Any vitamins or supplements recommended for ra?

Not really: If you taking methotrexate, then it is recommended that you take Folic Acid 1 mg daily as well. Other than that specific instance, there are no specific supplements one needs to take. ...Read more

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