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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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Is it important to take dietary supplements?

Is it important to take dietary supplements?

Supplements: Dietary supplements can be safe and helpful, but check for potential interactions with your meds, foods, and other vitamins and supplements. ...Read more

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What are good dietary supplements to take with amoxicillin?

What are good dietary supplements to take with amoxicillin?

Probiotics: Antibiotica are given to kill harmfull bacteria but they also destroy the friendly bacteria in your GI Track which help you to digest food and can cause diarrhea and stomach updset Probiotics prevent that from happening.You can get these in Miso and yogurt with cultures Some recommend also Vitamin C and D ...Read more

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Can I take calcium supplements with other dietary supplements?

Can I take calcium supplements with other dietary supplements?

Depends.: Taking calcium does not preclude you from taking other supplements like Folic Acid or vitamin d. But "dietary supplement" means different things to different people. It's best to take the supplements you're taking in to your doctor and have a discussion with them about their safety and efficacy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) and dietary supplements together?

Is it safe to take ritalin (methylphenidate) and dietary supplements together?

Depends on supplemen: Speak to your doctor about what you intend to take with Ritalin (methylphenidate). there may or may not be a negative interaction to the combination. ...Read more

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Hello I was wondering is it OK to take dietary supplements while taking levothyroxine I'm on 50mg is it safe?

Hello I was wondering is it OK to take dietary supplements while taking levothyroxine I'm on 50mg is it safe?

Yes: Levothyroxine merely supplies the level of thyroid hormone your body should be producing. It is perfectly safe to take supplements while on thyroid. See http://drrandybaker.com/2014/01/01/multivitamins-are-not-a-waste-of-money-beware-of-flawed-studies-and-biased-conclusions/ Many on levothyroxine benefit from taking T3- see http://tinyurl.com/n4zmkro & http://tinyurl.com/63ood7 ...Read more

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Can someone with a chemical imbalance take dietary supplements?

Can someone with a chemical imbalance take dietary supplements?

Yes: Most of us have some type of chemical imbalance or we'd all enjoy perfect health. Ideally see a holistic doc. For panic i advise magnesium-see http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 b vits. Often help, esp. B6 ; niacinamide. Many with anxiety need the l-5-mthf form of folate (folic acid).All adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day in fall ; winter.Consider fish oil, l-theanine, 5-htp, tulsi tea, ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian ; skullcap. ...Read more

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Is it really safe and recommended to take several dietary supplements a day?|

Is it really safe and recommended to take several dietary supplements a day?|

Yes: There is no way that one pill would meet all of your needs per day. Therefore, taking a multivitamin, omega 3s and probiotics routinely is suggested for most of the public. Some people will require other supplements according to their medical issues. All these supplements, however, should be directed by a knowledgeable health care professional. ...Read more

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Can I take probiotics and healthy hair dietary supplements at the same?

Can I take probiotics and healthy hair dietary supplements at the same?

Yes: This is perfectly safe. Research suggests probiotics are most effective when taken at the start of a meal. You can take other supplements at the same time or after a meal. ...Read more

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I have been on Herbal Dietary supplements for a month now, as i got Flu, i wanted to know if its Safe to take Tussin CF along with my supplements?

I have been on Herbal Dietary supplements for a month now, as i got Flu, i wanted to know if its Safe to take Tussin CF along with my supplements?

What supplements: would need to know exactly what your supplements were and their ingredients. Not all supplements are safe, even if they are labeled "herbal", "natural", or sold over-the-counter. There are medication interaction programs available that your physician may have access to. It is best to discuss any new medication, even if "natural" or over-the-counter with your doctor prior to taking them. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dietary Supplements (Definition)

Anything that you take other than the usual meals are dietary supplements. Many people are taking supplementary vitamins and minerals because our diets today are so artificial. God-made food contains these essential non-caloric nutrients and that is what ...Read more