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L Arginine Benefits For Women
Wouldn't recommend: Protein supplementation is not the greatest idea in teens. It really is much better for them to get their nutrition through food intake. These supplements are not well regulated and one can never be sure you are taking what they say. Also, protein supplements are stressful to developing kidneys. If you teen is wrestler ,body builder it is best to get the protein with meats, eggs, dairy, nuts. ...Read more
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
Yes, but not by much: Human growth hormone can be stimulated by a number of ways, but the stimulation will not significantly increase the daily 24hr amount in any given person. Put another way, one may produce a spirt of hgh by taking l-arginine but the additional amount is just a drop in the bucket when compared to the 24hr amount of hgh that the body make. The best way to increase hgh levels is by DX and rx. ...Read more
Is the supplement l-tyrosine safe to take and have the health benefits reported for this amino acid been experimentally validated?
Unknown and no: As is true for most supplements, there are no good studies that demonstrate any true health benefits to l-tyrosine or other amino acids. Since there are no studies, we also do not know anything about their safety. The best thing is to eat a well balanced diet, avoid excess alcohol or other vices, and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No way to tell : Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer ... Good luck! ...Read more
Inconclusive: Some studies suggest benefit but most do not. Probably safe as a supplement for a short time if you're healthy but it has risks including possible prostate problems in men. It may interact with some meds (beta-blockers, digoxin, calcium channel blockers) and may cause blood sugar to go too low in diabetics. The spiny plant (also known as puncture plant) is unsafe to eat. ...Read more
L-arginine, citruline, ornithine amino acids and safflower together are said to increase blood flow into the pelvis for arousal for women is it true?
No: The first three moieties are part of the urea cycle, which metabolizes ammonia to urea in both the liver and kidney. Safflower, used in chinese medicine to increase blood flow, has never been thoroughly evaluated from a rheologic standpoint, that is, how it impacts human vascular haemodynamics. Kegel exercises, biofeedback, tantric... These may positively enhance enhance pelvic flow. ...Read more
Shaklee folic b-complex, lecithin & omega guard good for student? and will it have side effect like weight gain?
Vitamin D : Deficiency has become an epidemic in the United States. However, one should not on their own supplement without knowing their levels as a, d, e, and k are retained by the body. This is a general statement. Likely, the 800 i.U is not going to overdose you, however, it might actually not be enough. Normal levels are 30-100 in most labs. Get a baseline so you know if taking too little or too much. ...Read more
I am trying to find supplements for sev.Osteoporosis, are vit k2, chia seeds, vit d3, vitamin C magnesium & calcium safe & beneficial for bones?
1.calcium supplementation up 2000-1200 mg daily and 2. vitamin D supplementation keep vitamin D level greater than 30
There is no conclusive evidence for magnesium, potassium other micro nutrients replacement for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis
please review recent information about calcium and vitamin D supplementation
https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d ...Read more
I know Vitamin E is one of the vitamins dangerous in high quantities. I currently take some supplements (food based vitamin + probiotic) with 42 IU total (140% RDA); is this a safe level?
Possibly: First off - 60% of us men between 20 - 49 years old are considered deficient - so 50 mg per day for a while is probably ok. Other sources, including institute of medicine, suggest no more than 40mg per day. Warning are for taking any more than 50 mg per day because it can interfere with copper metabolism. Try an excellent MVI (multivitamin) with both zinc, copper, plus other nutrients. ...Read more
Is there side effects by taking nutrilite cal mag D and ipriflavone tabs for osteoporiosis daily?
Gynaecologist prescribed 75mg DHEA supplement for 3 months for infertility. Is it safe? Read about DHEA causing some cancers.
Would it be ok to mix 1. 50mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) with phytogenix laborites ultimate garcinia combogia which contains 4667mg of G.combogia an has 60%hca daily?
Garcinia combogia: has no proven effect. There's no value in adding it. If you feel your dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is not controlling your symptoms adequately, document its onset & duration of action for your psychiatrist for either increasing it to 60 mg., then 70 mg. or, if you cannot tolerate doses that give you an optimal effect, adding a non-stimulant to your current dose as an adjunct. See CHADD.org. ...Read more
Hye .I see premium multivitamin( example GNC mega man, now adam) has high dosage of vitamin / mineral than suggested daily value.Is it safe for us?
SAFE and ADVISABLE: The recommended daily intake is the amount that will prevent obvious deficiency symptoms in most healthy people. They have nothing to do with the optimal levels for maintaining good health and preventing disease. See http://blissfulwriter.Hubpages.Com/hub/recommended-dietary-allowance-rda-is-too-low for example, the rdi of vit d is 600 iu/day but most adults need 5-8000 iu/day for optimal levels. ...Read more
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