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L Glutamine For Children
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
Depends!: Both tyrosine and glutamine can be good for the body. Tyrosine is used to form the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine and glutamine is used to help heal the gut lining and in wound healing. As with medications, more of a good thing does not make it better! Work with a functional medicine doc or naturopath. ...Read more
What are recommended daily allowances for dha, epa, magnesium and iron for children with possible add?
depends on child: 1 t flaxseeds soaked rinsed and blended into drinks or food is a good source of epa/dha for children. The Amino Acid taurine enhances the uptake of magnesium which can be given to bowel tolerance, zinc 15 mg, and iron 18 mg which are often deficient in children. Supplements don't take the place of healthy food, a good night sleep, fun exercise, and lowering stress. ...Read more
Mg safe: Magnesium-L-Threonate is the form of Mg that is absorbed best into the cells. It is good for our body and brain and is a cofactor in over 300 enzymes. It is safe and should be taken as directed. So if you do not eat a lot of leafy greens, like spinach, taking it as a supplement is safe. Just don't take it to excess. ...Read more
What is a good regimen for correcting moderate Zinc deficiency?(50 mg/d for 30 days?) How much copper should I add to balance 50mg zinc supplement?
Get another opinion: Zinc deficiency is serious but not stand alone. It does not occur in a vacuum. The important thing is to CORRECTLY diagnose it and determine the cause. This is usually obvious. Have you had bariatric surgery? Parenteral feeding? Serum zinc should be over .65mcg/ml and copper should be less than 100% of zinc. If you are serious about this go to a metabolic unit where the do parenteral feeding or ba ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to take 500mg of glucosamine hydrochloride and 500 mg of glucosamine sulphate. I am 17 years old with Post Traumatic Arthritis(Right ankle)?
Dear doctors,I'm a 18 years old and my bro 15 years old, is we safe to serve with whey protein contains BCAAs and glutamic acid?
How much magnesium glycinate should I take against 600mg of elemental calcium (carbonate) and 400iu vitamin D3 for osteoporosis?
About 400- 600 mg: There is no consensus. Some experts advise a 2:1 ratio of cal. To mag others advise a 1:2 ratio. I feel a 1:1 ratio is reasonable. Calcium carbonate is relatively poorly absorbed; citrate is much better. Mag glycinate is well-absorbed. Most adults need 5000 iu of d in fall ; winter for optimal levels. I advise adding vit k to your regime-see http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/18qtb7y. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Female, 50 yrs
Taking Eptoin 100mg since 3 yrs ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE:191
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase:90
Is it serious?
Which specialist to consult
See a GI Dr.: While the values are elevated, it is important to determine the exact cause. Eptoin may not be the cause. It would be best if she a gastroenterologist. The elevated values may or may not be serious. ...Read more
Is it safe to take an Amino Acid supplement containing leucine, glutamine, isoleucine, and valine with 40mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) daily?
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
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
Magnesium Supplement 300mg with Manganese 4mg
(Manganese amino acid chelate 40mg)should i be cautious as the upper limits are reported as11mg a day?
The dose is OK but: The dose is OK but why are you taking it? ...Read more
Is it okay to take Kirkland Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM 300 Tablets 3xa day for 17 years old as substitute to 1500mg of glucosamine only? Thanks
Hi..im taking l carnitine 680 twice a day for increasing spermcount an can i take zma along with l carnitine ?
No studies yet: Deplin has not yet been studied in children with adhd, so we don't know the answer to this question. A clinical trial at nih is planned for adults with adhd, though. They plan to use deplin along with oros-methylphenidate -- but results will be some time in coming since they're only at the recruitment phase now. Sorry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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