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I Work At A Dusty Place What Should I Do
Doubtful: Lurosil is a combination of glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid. Some but not many studies suggest glucosamine may help with some osteoarthritic joints but hyaluronic acid is broken down in the G.I. tract. Most physicians are skeptical of any benefit of these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All diets can work: All diets have a basic underpinning: ingest fewer calories than your body b urns so that you lose weight. The novelty of new diet types usually causes a burst of weight loss. The problem is that few can sustain the diet and they regress into their previous food intake and exercise pattern which causes the weight to return. ...Read more
If you believe...: Resvinatrol is a combination of resveratrol(the compound that is found to be in wine/grapes; which has been reported to be a panacea for just about everything) and other "antioxidants". Although i might believe there is some merit to the resveratrol; further studies need to be done by the powers that be to determine if that is indeed the case. I would say this..."let the buyer beware". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Garcinia -- careful: Interesting molecules but... The jama review in 1998 found no weight loss benefit beyond placebo. Two patients using "hydroxycut" were reported with liver damage in ann int med in 2005; both recovered after the garcinia was stopped. Why not get down to the gym and/or join a fitness club instead? It's much safer and you'll meet some really cool people. Health doesn't come from a pill bottle. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the anti-arrhythmic. Different anti-arrhythmic drugs work differently, most however aim to affect the chemical balance of the heart tissues (sodium, potassium, and calcium levels inside and outside the cells). Some, affect the conduction properties of the electrical system of the heart while affecting the chemical balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
St. John's Wort: The active constituents in st. John's wort -- hypericin and hyperforin -- appear to modulate the effects of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, and may inhibit reuptake of these neurotransmitters. The serotonin activities are thought to be the most important in in working with depression. Hyperforin also induces some cyp450 enzymes, leading to reduced concentrations of certain drugs. ...Read more
Lipozene?: Lipozene pills are an over the counter dietary supplement which have not have FDA studies done. It contains Glcomannan fiber from the konjac plant. It is recommended to take with water to make you feel fuller and curb your appetite. It is basically a fiber supplement. Increasing any type of dietary fiber and drinking lots of water will help curb hunger and aid in weight loss. ...Read more
Possibly: In addition to the amino acid l-arginine, this supplement contains some vitamins and resveratrol It is a precursor of nitric oxide, known to dilate blood vessels & purportedly improve blood flow. It is largely considered safe, but it's effectiveness is not proven, though there is a reasonable amount of favorable suggestive evidence. As with all supplements, manufacture is not regulated/quality ? ...Read more
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