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How long do herbal supplements stay in your body?

How long do herbal supplements stay in your body?

Depends: Just like prescription drugs, different herbal supplements have different half-lives so each one will differ in how long it stays in the body. ...Read more

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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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How long does herbal supplements take to leave your system?

How long does herbal supplements take to leave your system?

Depends on herb: Herbal supplements are not all the same, and the time required for your body to process them differs too. If you can please specify which herbs you're asking about, we can try to be more helpful here. ...Read more

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What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

Folic acid: The most important supplement is folic acid. Beyond that, just a normal healthy diet full of fruits/veggies, lean proteins, and calcium containing foods. No herbal supplements have been proven beneficial for pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long before gastroscopy (and h pylori evaluation) would you recommend to stop taking herbal supplements such as DGL licorice?

How long before gastroscopy (and h pylori evaluation) would you recommend to stop taking herbal supplements such as DGL licorice?

Supplements.: You definitely need to stop them the night before. However, you might want to consider stopping them now. If you are trying to make a diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms, the fewer complicating factors, such as the effect of any supplements or interactions that they may be having with your medications, the better. If your G.I. agrees, you could restart them after the EGD. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need a recommenation for a reliable purely herbal supplement for improved and sustained sexual performance. Increases libido, longer staying power?

I need a recommenation for a reliable purely herbal supplement for improved and sustained sexual performance. Increases libido, longer staying power?

Sorry: Alas, there is nothing that fits this criteria; don't we all wish for something like this! My advice is to stop looking for this ideal nonexistent thing, (and don't get conned by something claiming such), and work on alternative/less than ideal solutions. ...Read more

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Do herbal supplements really work?

Do herbal supplements really work?

Purity is a problem: Up to 40% of supplements are not what they appear to be. They may contain impurities, contaminants or unlisted ingredients. In addition, the dosage may not be standardized. A few companies have their supplements and global sources independently tested ensuring a quality product. The german commission e provides reliable information about a variety of herbal treatments. ...Read more

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How can I take herbal supplements safely?

By being careful: If you are taking any medicines, you need to check with your doctor before beginning supplements. Don't over do. More is not necessarily better, and is sometimes distinctly worse. On the other hand, taking too little is often worthless and ineffective. Use a reputable, good quality supplement, and follow the dosing directions exactly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about herbal supplements?

Very bit topic: Many herbal supplements can be beneficial to health. However, the herbal supplement industry is not well- regulated in this country. Just as with medications - herbal supplements may have contraindications, drug interactions and potential side effects. So - approach with knowledge. ...Read more

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Are any herbal supplements tested by the government?

Are any herbal supplements tested by the government?

No: The federal drug administration (fda) does not test drugs or supplements. The fda evaluates research studies on medications to make sure they are effective and safe. Supplements are regulated under a separate law and don't have to be shown to be effective, but the manufacturers can't make claims about how they affect health. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid when taking herbal supplements?

What foods should I avoid when taking herbal supplements?

Herbal supplements: I would need to know what herbal supplements you are taking. I would suggest that you only take herbal supplements that are pharmaceutical grade! Otherwise you have know idea what per cent of the label is in the supplement you are taking. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are herbal supplements safe and do they work?

Varies: If depends on the supplement, the amount used, the person's health and what it is used for. Too general a question to provide a yes or no definitive response. ...Read more

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Could these herbal supplements negatively react with each other?

Could these herbal supplements negatively react with each other?

Don't know which: supplements you are referring to but just as there can be drug- drug interactions, there can be interactions between supplements. ...Read more

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What if I want to start buying herbal supplements, where do I start?

What if I want to start buying herbal supplements, where do I start?

Possible: This is a question you should discuss formally with the person who prescribed the keppra (levetiracetam). If it was started because of a seizure, then it should not simply be stopped without precautions and a plan. Please discuss with the person who initially prescribed. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements work good for male to female transformation?

What herbal supplements work good for male to female transformation?

You need an REI Dr.: You need to go see a reproductive endocrinologist - one that works with transgender. A lot goes into the process and it cannot be done with supplements alone. There are great meds to make the transition easier and more successful. You may want to start here: http://t-vox. Org/index. Php? Title=talk:endocrinologists&action=edit&redlink=1. ...Read more

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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions ...Read more