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Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin, l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?
Should be fine: I don't see any significant problems taking all of these supplements. If you have any side effects, however, it may be a challenge to know which is the culprit. Typically, side effects from these are minimal or not existent. If you are taking the prilosec due to the others causing GI complaints, you may want to reconsider this strategy. ...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
Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec
Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some of the substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your review is wise: There are no noted interactions between these substances and each other but each may have interactions with other substances. If you are on or plan to be on other substances or medications, advise doctor and pharmacist so interactions may be reviewed. Best regards for your health and well-being. ...Read more
Does fish oil, alpha lipoic acid, acetl l carnitine, cdp choline, and ashwagandha interact with 40 mg Prilosec per day?
Herbal/nutritionals: Your question is unanswerable as the data doesnt exist,take at your own risk ...Read more
Check it out: There are lots of products that sell l-arginine and vit. D. But the problem is that there is not good regulatory control so do your research on the brand you buy. ...Read more
An article says, jarrow n acetyl glucosamine 750mg, jarrow glucosamine hci mega 1000mg, jarrow niainamide cure fructose malabsorption. Is it possible
Might help, not cure: Fructose malabsorption may be caused by deficiency of glut5 (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/glut5). I found a report of someone having relief taking the 1st 2 supps you mention (http://glutenfreesoyfree.Wordpress.Com/2012/03/05/potential-cure-for-fructose-malabsorption/) they said these heal cells that produce glut5. There's no research on this but it seems possible. However, on stopping it recurred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?
S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?
Not fine: Every single one of these is a waste of money. Some con-man is stealing your money. There is NO BENEFIT from any of them. ...Read more
What supp. Do you rec in primary prev of heart dis w fam hx?Take c, d, e, alph lipoic acid, l carnitine, phytosterols, coq, resver. Need dose advice
Vitamin D3: Any brand will do. If you have access to Costco, buy pills of 5000 units and take one every day for three months. After that reduce the dose to about 2000 units/day. it may be beneficial to add a multivitamin to your daily routine. 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 or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My ferritin level is 19. Is 150 mg iron polysaccharide (feramax supplement) + 35 mg ferrous fumarate (pre natal vits) safe daily iron dose for female?
Increasing HGH with l-lysine, l-arginine, gaba, melatonin. Can i take 3000mg lysine, 3000mg arginine, 5mg melatonin, 3000mg GABA in every night daily?
Why are you doing: This. It is unlikely to do anything to increase your height and may have side effects you wish you did not have. I hope my endocrinology colleagues will weigh in on this one and lay it out straight. You are not going to grow, but your wallet will get thinner. Best wishes. ...Read more
I want to boost dopamine level .So what's the difference among the three supplement : L Tyrosine , L-Dopa (Mucuna) and L-Phenylalanine?
Amino acids: These are different amino acids your body can use to make other amino acids. Most people want to boost their dopamine level in the brain, it is not clear that taking supplements can do this. What is you goal, actually? It would be better to start there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu?
Analysis: Why do you take all these items?. Where did you find such advice? Glutathione is a wonderful anti-oxidant, but does NOT cross into the brain, so of questionable value in bloodstream. Milk thistle extract has questionable benefit in most cases. Alpha lipoic useful in peripheral and central nerve disorders. You are far better off using mixed tocopherols, especially with gamma. See holistic doc ...Read more
I am currently taking Zenchent. Is it safe to take :1000 mg Vitamin C400 IU Vitamin E150 micrograms Chromium10000 IU Vitamin A?
Yes: But the vit C and vit E are a complete waste of money. The vit A is not only a waste of money, it is toxic at high dose. Various skin changes and hair loss are most common. Chromium is not very useful as a supplement, it may cause cancers. You can stop wasting your money on all these supplements. ...Read more
Is it ok to take contraceptive pill with dietary supplement vitamins such as epa/dna, coral cat's claw, l-lysine, pau d'arco, echinacea & phyto5000?
I am 23 yrs. My height is only 5 ft 5 inchs.L wnt to increase my heigh to atleast 2 to 3 inchs.Wht diet and supplements should I take 4 height increse?
None iwll work.: At the age of 23 full growth has been achieved. ...Read more
There is none: Citrulline is an amino acid the body can produce by itself, so no recommended daily allowance has been established for it. There is no need for any specific amino acid supplement as long as you get the RDA of protein (0.8g protein per kg of body weight) from a variety of sources (vegetarians be sure to combine your proteins such as beans with rice, or eat cooked soy or quinoa). Note: 1kg = 2.2lb ...Read more
Suntheanine from...: "suntheanine" is a high-quality patented l-theanine extract that is sold by several different companies including doctor's best, now, natural factors and iti. Any of these will be very high quality. I also often recommend it as part of a combination of relaxing herbs & nutrients, theanine serene with relora from source naturals. ...Read more
Why do I not feel any calming nervous affects at all or any effects at all from taking L theanine 200mg supplements ?
Insufficient data: Please repost your question and include 1) who instructed, recommended or suggested you take this; 2) what REPUTABLE sources you consulted that gave you the impression that you SHOULD feel any calming nervous effects; i.e., not just Doctor Google or the high-school dropout who works behind the counter at the vitamin store; 3) how long you have been taking it: A day? A week? A month? A year? ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise: The single most powerful, clinically proven means to improve memory is to be physically fit, reduce stress, eat healthy, and be intellectually stimulated. The pills do almost nothing. Stay natural and help your entire health, not just your memory. A study done at cooper health institute showed the physically fit had the lowest rates of alzheimer's. Get and stay fit at any age. ...Read more
Wounds, sedative: Traditionally, used for wounds and bleeding; to reduce digestive inflammation; and as a sedative to relive anxiety and insomnia. Not for pregnant women, might cause miscarriage. May have negative effect on sperm. May interact with blood thinners, blood pressure meds, and sedatives. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: Thunder god vine is an herb. Its leaves and root are used to make supplements. Some data suggest thunder god vine might help rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by relieving swelling (inflammation) and by changing the way the immune system responds to the arthritis. Also, thunder god vine contains chemicals that might decrease male fertility by changing sperm. ...Read more
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