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How To Dispose Of Expired Supplements
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
Do the food supplements for bodybuilders effect the kidneys ? And how ? And how to avoid such effects that keep using these supllements safely?
I need to replenish supplements & want to make sure i'm getting the best formulations. How do I know where to buy most effective/absorbable brands?
Many good choices: There is no single best brand but some are much better than others. Here are independent ratings of 101 brands: http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ any of the top 30 on that list are good. My personal favorites include ultranutrient from pure encapsulations (not on that list!), ultrapreventive x, life force multiple, life extension mix, maxxum 4 & advanced nutritional system (on this list). ...Read more
I do not know: I don't know the answer to this. I suspect that most of the doctors on this site have a lot more expertise in clinical matters than in merchandising. ...Read more
I want to take milk thistle supplement but i read it contains magnesium stearate which is used for the pills not to stick to the machines is this safe?
Please tell me the purpose of supplements if i can get all the nutrients i need from natural foods?
Arts and crafts: The cotton (or cotton-like material) in a bottle of pills fills up the extra space in the bottle, helping to prevent the pills from tossing around during shipping. This keeps the outer surface of the pills in good condition. A patient can use the cotton to make arts and crafts, or if worried about medicine residue on the cotton, can just toss it into the trash. ...Read more
Pharmacies: Most pharmacies and some hospitals have collection and proper disposal methods. That is a good place to start. hospitals can also do this and in some communities the fire station can do this. It is advised not to flush these down the toilet or to put them into the regular trash. ...Read more
I use magnesium, omega 3, and vitamins & minerals. How do you recommend me to take them? Can i take them together daily or seperately?
Take oils separately: It is wise to not take oils and minerals together as oil and minerals combine to make a soap! it might be best to take your vitamins and minerals after breakfast and omega 3's after lunch or dinner magnesium tends to be relaxing and is better absorbed on a empty stomach so is best before bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably, but: The fda does not require an expiration date on supplements. It probably isn't dangerous to take a supplement past its expiration date, but it may have lost its potency. Whether it's less potent depends on the herb and how you stored the container. Keeping the supplement in a sealed container and putting it in a dark place may help extend its shelf life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does artificial sweeteners mixed with vitamins ok to take together? Will the vitamins still work the exact way they're supposed to?
Waste of money!: The only weight worth gaining is muscle. Almost all of us don't need more fat! The only way to gain muscle weight is resistance training (weight-lifting) several days a week for months and months. Otherwise, lift weights regularly 3 times a week, for shorter periods, and your muscles will be toned and you will look excellent! Thin people are the best types to become body builders. I'm jealous. ...Read more
I'm 18 and i decide to take whey protein and optimum creatine 2500 is that safe to me and how many caps should i take from creatine?
Read label: The label on the container probably has a recommended amount. However you do not need to take this supplement if you are taking a normal mixed diet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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. ...Read more
My mom is using drugs nolvadex-d 20mg in the morning, please let know how to use vegetable juices, crinum latifolium tea or diet accordingly?
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