Doctor insights on:
How To Dispose Of Expired Supplements
Check w/ pharmacist: How expired are the injections? What is the solution they are in? Sometimes products are ok to use after the expiration date for a short time but less potent. ...Read more
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
I have a walmart brand natural supplement for metabolism support that just expired 06/2013. Is it safe to take?
Probably: Expiration dates on both drugs and supplements tend to be rather arbitrary and most of these are probably still safe to take a year or longer past the expiration date. Over time they may lose some of their potency but it is unlikely taking them would do any harm. A supplement just a few months past expiration is likely perfectly fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bottle of calcium supplements & on the bottle I read that they expired 07/13. Should I throw them away or are they still good?
Get a new one: They would probably not hurt you if you took them, but they may not be as effective as a new bottle. It is best to throw them out and get a new bottle. ...Read more
Yes: Substances, whether grown in a field or created in a laboratory or factory, change over time. They can lose potency, and/or they can lose nutrient value. The expiration date is the outer edge of when the manufacturer will guarantee potency and/or nutrient value. Beyond that time, you may be taking something that will either not have the desired effect or possibly have a negative one. ...Read more
I just realized I have been taking expired fish oil omega-3 supplement ( pills) anything to worry about? Should I throw out the rest of the pills?
Not to worry: No harm w///expired pills but would throw them out ...Read more
See below: If you want to gain weight start by changing your diet and exercise plan. You'll gain weight if you're consuming more calories than you're burning. Do not choose junk food. Make sure you're getting all your necessary nutrients in calorie rich food. Also, by weight lifting you can increase your muscle mass. If these changes aren't working after several weeks, see your doctor for a specialized plan. ...Read more
Which ones?: There are multiple p90x supplements -- from multivitamin to other products. From a scan of the multivitamin label, it looks like a decent product but does not provide enough vit d, and does not specify on the vit a how much is pre-formed and how much is in the form of beta-carotene. Whether the rest of their offerings are "effective" depends on what you're seeking & which products you mean. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neem supplements: Neem is a tree, and the bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicines. Some research indicates it can help with gingivitis (gum inflammation), and stomach & intestinal ulcers. There are other uses that need more research -- such as for malaria, worms, head lice, birth control, etc. ...Read more
For what use?: One needs to know what the need and intended use is, before thinking about a "good supplement." then you also need to think about safety, along with other medications you might be on or conditions you may have. That said, the most widely used type of supplement is usually a good multivitamin. Even this needs individualization, though, as not everyone can -- or should -- take the same one. ...Read more
MANY proven to help!: Research shows that vitamins a, b complex (esp. B6, B12 & folic acid) c, d, e & k all enhance immune function. Bioflavonoids & minerals like zinc are also important for immune function. Many herbs like astragalus, ashwagandha, andrographis & medicinal mushrooms like coriolus help. Proboost thymus hormone works well. I recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md for detailed info. ...Read more
Likely the B's: We have a medical food, metanx, which does seem to help diabetics with small fiber neuropathies, and increases fibre density after many months. Contains biologically active folate, (folic acid) b-6, and b-12. May not be needed in normal well nourished patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probiotics: Probiotic supplements are great for healthy digestion and to maintain a healthy immune system. They help with diarrhea, constipation, gassiness, belly aches, eczema, and possibly allergies, asthma, and other conditions. If your kids has any of the conditions listed above, or just to help maintain optimal health, than a probiotic supplement is a good idea. ...Read more
It taste good:
Mangosteen is a fruit grown in thailand.
At this point almost all studies have been done in a laboratory and there is little human research to indicate how mangosteen supplements or juice, by itself, would influence the prevention or how it would be useful in the treatment of various cancers, including breast, lung, and liver. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- How to dispose of glycerin?
- Can i take expired zinc supplements?
- How long does it take birth control pills to go bad if expired?
- Disposing of dietry suppliments
- Expired ambien
- Expired minocycline
- Expired debrox
- Expired tylenol
- How to dispose of birth control pills?