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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

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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Can herbal supplements boost your immune system and help you fight off the bird flu easier?

Can herbal supplements boost your immune system and help you fight off the bird flu easier?

Yes: You don't need to be concerned about the bird flu, but rather the seasonal flu that we are susceptible to. Fish oil, vitamin b complex and vitamin d may all be helpful. Good dietary habits and exercise are most important for a healthy immune system. ...Read more

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How long do herbal supplements stay in your body?

How long do herbal supplements stay in your body?

Highly Variable: This is like asking how long pharmaceutical drugs stay in your body. Some stay for only a few hours and some stay for several days, and the same is true for herbs. Each herb has its own half life and unique metabolism. ...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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What is the definition or description of: herbal supplements?

What is the definition or description of: herbal supplements?

Healthful Botanical: Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions or to maintain health. ...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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What types of herbal supplements can increase labido in women?

Look on line: Type in "herbal supplements for libido" and there is a website. I cannot give a guarantee that they work. ...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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What herbal supplements increases semen?

What herbal supplements increases semen?

No aware of any: Why would your want to increase semen? If you are healthy, live a healthy lifestyle and practice safe sex, you should have all the semen produced that is necessary for normal funtion. Semen is a collective volume of testicular contribution, prostatic contribution and seminal vessicle contribution and perhaps a miniscule amount from other sources. It is what is is unless you have a specific illn. ...Read more

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Should I put my herbal supplements in the refrigerator?

Need specifics: You should be able to google optimum handling for each specific supplement on line. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can improve dysphagia?

Are there herbal supplements that can improve dysphagia?

No: See your gastroenterologist if you are having painful swallowing or any trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Sure: The only symptoms caused by pinworms is rectal itching; so there are plenty of otc treatments to relieve this. Pinworms are typically asymptomatic and harmless. The medicine to rid pinworms is easy and relatively non-toxic so I would do it to rid the pinworms. You would also need to wash linens, small clothes and household to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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Can we really need all these vitamin and herbal supplements?

Can we really need all these vitamin and herbal supplements?

Depends: I usually like to test for levels before telling people they need to take a vitamin. Sometimes guesswork can be used, but I tend not to prefer the 'toss them all in and see what sticks' approach. ...Read more

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Why is horse hair used in herbal supplements?

Why is horse hair used in herbal supplements?

Horse Hair?: I'm not aware of horse hair in herbal supplements, but there is one called horsetail (equisetum arvense). It's used in europe as an oral diuretic for the treatment of edema -- also used in some cosmetics and shampoos. It also contains silicon, which plays a role in bone development. Studies have shown that horsetail may increase bone mineralization as well as enhance calcium deposition in bone. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements are used for reducing thyroid problems?

Many available: Consult certified herbalist
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Dr. Randy Baker
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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

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