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Is selenium supplement good as for antioxidant purposes in our body. And what is the recommended dose for 24y male and is it good for liver .Nash?

Is selenium supplement good as  for antioxidant purposes in our body.  And what is the recommended dose for 24y male and is it good for liver .Nash?

I wouldn't advise it: Thirty years of work on antioxidants has made it pretty clear that they don't prevent disease or improve longevity, despite all the theoretical reasons that they are supposed to. There's one reference in an obscure journal in 2005 to selenium having been tried for nash and on the evidence it was a dismal failure -- if it worked, the research piranhas would be all over it. It's your choice. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take biotin daily for hair loss? What is the daily recommended dose?

Is it safe to take biotin daily for hair loss? What is the daily recommended dose?

Safe: The dose is not relevant. No dose is effective for anything whatsoever. Save your money. You have enough problems with the parkinson's. If hair loss is really important to you, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is neem good for acne when the supplement is taken internally?

Is neem good for acne when the supplement is taken internally?

Dietary supplements: This is another example of the many dietary supplements that are marketed w/miraculous claims but w/o any proof of either safety or effectiveness. I did a quick search but couldn't find any science, just a lot of marketing. Check out http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-577-neem.aspx & http://www.drugs.com/npc/neem.html. This doesn't mean it doesn't work. Just that I can't find ...Read more

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When is the best time to take l-arginine amino acid for the veins to show? *i workout very hard* and what is the recommended daily dosage? Is it safe?

When is the best time to take l-arginine amino acid for the veins to show? *i workout very hard* and what is the recommended daily dosage? Is it safe?

When you wish: Congratulations on taking up strength training. Arginine is safe, it may help you build some muscle by stimulating growth hormone, and may indeed accent your being vascular though keeping lean and high blood volume by doing a lot of cardio and watching fats and carbs in your food will help more. See whether you look more vascular shortly after taking arginine, and if so, take it before show times. ...Read more

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Is taking enzyme water good for the body? Is there any harmful effects on any organs of the body

Is taking enzyme water good for the body? Is there any harmful effects on any organs of the body

Unproven remedy: "enzyme phytonutrient water" is being marketed as a scientific marvel that's supposedly good for everything. I would be reluctant to pay 16 dollars for a bottle of magic water without even knowing what is in it. If you are interested in "complementary medicine", you need a local practitioner who's ethical and knows what's evidence-based. ...Read more

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?

Who knows?: The product doesn't list it's ingredients other than a type of fiber. That should be a huge red flag to you. The company has also had a class action lawsuit filed against it for false claims, another red flag. Save your money. Diet and exercise are the way to go. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 10000mcg of biotin for hair and nails while pregnant?

Is it safe to take 10000mcg of biotin for hair and nails while pregnant?

No : Way too much, please ask your OB any questions related to vitamins or food or diet related ?S as your OB knows your situation the best. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way for the body to absorb vitamins?

What is the most effective way for the body to absorb vitamins?

From whole foods: There is no comparison between digesting your vitamins in their natural state from whole foods than in supplement form. No comparison as whole foods are far nutritionally superior and better digested and processed by your gut bacteria. Also, much healthier as surrounded by co-factors and other synergistic nutrients. ...Read more

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What is benefit of human parathyroid harmon injection and use in osteoporosis and whether it is recommended for taking that medicine for two years.

What is benefit of human parathyroid harmon injection and use in osteoporosis and whether it is recommended for taking that medicine for two years.

Forteo really works: Forteo with vit d and calcium will add up to 8% bone mass in one year. It is the only medicine to increase bone density and move the patient out of the fracture risk zone quickly and efficiently. ...Read more

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What is vitamin d for in the body and is it the most important vitamin?

What is vitamin d for in the body and is it the most important vitamin?

Help to build strong: Bone, your body uses vitamin d as a vehicle to help absorb the calcium you take in from food. Proper levels of calcium promote strong, dense bones. If your vitamin d levels are low, you are at risk for fractures and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the reclass for bones?

Is it safe to take the reclass for bones?

Yes: Reclast (zoledronic acid) is an intravenous form of a bisphosphonate. Bisphosphonates (including fosamax, actonel, boniva) are the most common meds used to treat osteoporosis. They all work in a similar way. The major advantage to Reclast (zoledronic acid) is that it is given once yearly, and does not have GI side effects like the ones taken orally. There may be a slightly higher risk of atrial fibrillation with this drug. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have fish oil for nursing mother?Which one is the best brand?

Is it safe to have fish oil for nursing mother?Which one is the best brand?

Safe and recommended: Not only is fish oil safe, but highly recommended as the best source of dha in breast milk, which is important for the health of your baby's brain & eyes. There is no single best brand but i recommend brands that have undergone "pharmaceutical-grade molecular distillation" to remove toxins & which are emulsified to improve digestion. Good brands include nordic naturals, pharmax, designs for health. ...Read more

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Is biotin good for hair growth? What other benefits does It have? And what is the most dosage per day?

Is biotin good for hair growth? What other benefits does It have? And what is the most dosage per day?

Limited data: Limited data on this. If you are biotin deficient then yes. This can occur in pregnancy or if you have a very rare metabolic disorder. It has been used for disorders real eyed to biotin deficiency such as hair loss, brittle nails, and nerve pain due to diabetes. Dose in adults is 30 mcg daily. ...Read more

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What drug is most harmful to the body that is taken for chronic pain?

What drug is most harmful to the body that is taken for chronic pain?

Opioids (narcotics): Opioids are the agents that when used to treat chronic pain carry the greatest risk for depency and severe side effects. ...Read more

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Which shampoo for fast hair growth and is biotin is good for hair and health and how many mcg of biotin is recommended per day ?

Which shampoo for fast hair growth and is biotin is good for hair and health and how many mcg of biotin is recommended per day ?

None: There is no shampoo that can make your hair grow any faster than it normally does. They can't even stop thinning hair. There are currently only two drugs available that can help with thinning hair and they are Propecia (finasteride) and rogain. Vitamins and food suplements have not conclusively shown to be beneficial but many physicians often recommend biotin since biotin deficiency can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Is folic acid ok for men to use and what is the advantages?

Is folic acid ok for men to use and what is the advantages?

Folic acid: Folic acid supplement "just because" are never good. If the person on behalf of which you are inquiring is Folic Acid deficient, then he needs to be considered for supplementation. Otherwise, taking vitamins without clear deficiency or situations that require supplementation (certain meds that interfere with vitamin metabolism), may be even harmful. ...Read more