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Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Keep it simple: I don't know for sure, but i'd avoid teas with several herbs, just to be on the safe side. Decaf green tea, or fruit teas, or rosehips are flavorful and safe. ...Read more

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Do any of these ease ADHD? I currently take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - Green tea rhodiola rosea ginseng tyrosine 5-Htp Probiotics Saffron SAMe St John's Wort

Do any of these ease ADHD? I currently take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - 
Green tea
rhodiola rosea
ginseng 
tyrosine
5-Htp 
Probiotics
Saffron
SAMe
St John's Wort

Sounds like your: mind is racing like a machine gun through all these stimulating supplements that will not relax you, until you understand what is important with ADHD. What activity eases your mind? Meditation? Walking? Contemplation? Do more of these things, rather than ingest more supplements initially. See if these alone can help your mind from racing through thoughts. Then, when you add one thing at a time. ...Read more

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Anyone used sida cordifolia and liked it?

Anyone used sida cordifolia and liked it?

Difficult: Many otc supplements react differently in different people. Because otc supplements are not monitored by the fda, it is impossible to determine an appropriate dose for clinically proven efficacy. Always do lots and lots of research before starting a new otc supplement. ...Read more

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Does pure garcinia cambodia extract really work!?

Does pure garcinia cambodia extract really work!?

Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Yes: It is quite common in herbal medicine to give multiple herbs in combination and, being 3 of the most widely used herbs in the ayurvedic tradition, holy basil, ashwagandha and curcumin are commonly used together. Passionflower is quite safe to combine with these. While combining pharmaceuticals together often creates worrisome interactions, most herbs combine well and synergistically. ...Read more

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Are there any good fat burners that lack st. John's wort?

Fat burners: Honestly, the best fat burner is cardiovascular exercise. Herbal supplements are not regulated by the fda which makes then potentially dangerous. I have personally taken care of several patients who have gone into acute liver failure as a result of taking herbal supplements for weight loss. Some even requires a liver transplant. Is it really worth it? Eat healthy and exercise. It's much safer. ...Read more

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On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

Why????: None of the things you mention are of the slightest benefit for anything. They are sold by com men to suckers in order to cheat them out of their money. If you want a placebo I suggest a roll of Necco wafers. Some are worse than others. Put them all in a bag and take them to show your DR. ...Read more

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Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? 
L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Raynaud's Syndrome: Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The pain may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read more

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What some natural aphrodisiacs?

What some natural aphrodisiacs?

Despite...: ...their popular portrayal, foods such as chocolate, oysters, & yams do not have measurable effect on people's sex drives, according to new findings published in the journal "Sexual Medicine Reviews." See my following answer for natural substances that however show promise. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin and passion flower together?

Is it safe to take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin and passion flower together?

Yes.: But as a professor of nutrition, i cannot understand the benefits of this selection! nutritional support is one thing, but this is overdone! ...Read more

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Where are chlorella supplements found?

Where are chlorella supplements found?

Supplement store: These are dried algae promoted as "detoxifying agents." for example, supposedly they remove heavy metals from the body and even destroy polychlorinated biphenyls, as reported in one journal of which i'd never heard. Claims that sound much too good to be true almost always turn out not to be true, but of course the decision is yours. ...Read more

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Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...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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Do weight loss capusules super green tea,ultra klb6 work?

Do weight loss capusules super green tea,ultra klb6 work?

To Lose Wight: I understand your desire to lose weight. There is no clinical research showing effectiveness of capsules super green tea,ultra klb6 for weight loss. The polyphenols in green tea fat burner pills reduce the body’s capacity to absorb iron that may lead to anemia. For weight loss, see a Physician for diagnosis, Balanced Diet starting 1500 Cal/day, exercise program, stress management, and follow up. ...Read more

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