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Are dietary supplements regulated?

Are dietary supplements regulated?

Somewhat: While "supplements" are not anywhere nearly as closely regulated as pharmaceutical medications, they do have to meet basic standards for hygiene and manufacturing as food products. You can think of the disclaimer on the package as one example of the requirements on the industry. ...Read more

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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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Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Probiotics: Yes, can be healthy, especially if you are taking any antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements effective?

Are dietary supplements effective?

For what use?: This one can't really be answered well without knowing what's going on with you, or what you hope to gain. Some dietary supplements are very safe and effective for certain conditions, and some are not. I'm sorry that i can't be more helpful, but your question is too broad for me. ...Read more

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Do l-tyrosine supplements contain tyramine?

Do l-tyrosine supplements contain tyramine?

They shouldn't if...: There is good quality control but the tyrosine can be metabolized in the body to tyramine by a process called decarboxylation. ...Read more

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Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Weight loss drugs: There are numerous weight loss drugs and herbal supplements on the market. However, most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, i would not recommend herbs. ...Read more

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Can taking protein supplements osteoporosis?

Can taking protein supplements osteoporosis?

Not sure if you: Are asking about protein supplements treating osteoporosis or causing osteoporosis. Protein supplementation will neither treat or cause osteoporosis. Treatment consists of calcium supplementation and sometimes additional medication to build bone density. Causes are genetic, lack of exercise and lack of calcium intake. ...Read more

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Can multivitamins supplements increase weight?

Can multivitamins supplements increase weight?

Not well studied: I don't know of any reason that a multivitamin would increase weight, as they are generally low to zero calories and fat-free. A brief search of the medical literature does not reveal any association with weight gain. ...Read more

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Are human growth hormone supplements packed with insulin?

Are human growth hormone supplements packed with insulin?

No: Human growth hormone is only available as a purified product mixed in solution for injection under the skin. Its structure and properties are different to insulin. It stimulates the liver to produce insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) with structural similarity to Insulin but it does not lower the blood sugar like Insulin does. IGF-1 mainly stimulates bone growth. ...Read more

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Does herbal supplementation of milk thistle increase estrogen?

Many unproven claims: There are many unproven claims about the benefits of milk thistle, but very little valid scientific information. Not recommended at this time and doesn't seem to increase estrogen. Don't get your health information from the internet. ...Read more

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Can certain foods boost testosterone naturally?

Can certain foods boost testosterone naturally?

Healthy lifestyle: First, lose weight if you are overweight. Sleep 8 hours per/night. Increase exercise aerobic plus strength training. Take control of stress. Researching various medical website, most conclude that you need to optimize your Vitamin D levels. Increase healthy fats eg, nuts, avocados, fish, eggs, olives, olive oil. Increase zinc in diet with Oysters, shellfish and beans. Contact your Dr. about T. ...Read more

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Do biotin supplements cause weight gain?

Do biotin supplements cause weight gain?

Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of biotin causing weight gain. Haven't heard of any of the common over-the-counter vitamins causing weight gain... unless a person is drinking a calorie-containing drink to swallow the supplements. Doing so would lead to more calories eaten per day. Finally, biotin deficiency is very rare, because normal people get enough biotin from food, and don't need a biotin supplement. ...Read more

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Do preworkout supplements and creatine supplements cause a spike in insulin?

Do preworkout supplements and creatine supplements cause a spike in insulin?

Supplements insulin: Supplements are never studied properly to assure you that they do what they say they do and test if they do more harm.than good. Unless you need to spend money on junk that does not work and may be harmful avoid all supplements. The life you save may be your own. ...Read more

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Supplements to gain weight?

Supplements to gain weight?

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 more

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Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?

Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? 
Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement  safe for gout users?

None will effect gou: Gout is related to URIC ACID and PURINES, not amino acids or protein supplements. BUT, since everything you mention is a complete waste of money, why bother to ask? There are meds used to control gout in different ways. Low dose aspirin and thiazide diuretics tend to raise uric acid levels. Alcohol, especially in large amounts, often causes attacks. Low purine diets are slightly effective. ...Read more

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What supplements promote secretion of growth hormone?

What supplements promote secretion of growth hormone?

Several.: L-arginine and l-ornithine do the most in helping raise hgh. They need to be taken with fluids, but no protein before sleep. The effect is modest. ...Read more

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Hair and dhea supplements?

Hair and dhea supplements?

Depends: In women, dhea does convert to a small amount of testosterone. This can promote acne as well as possibly more male pattern hair growth. ...Read more

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Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

Yes: The fda 's many responsibilities include regulation of vitamins and supplements. Some critics feel the fda's regulations are too strict, while others feel they are not strict enough. Info from the fda on their role: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/dietarysupplements/consumerinformation/ucm110417.Htm see my comment for link to a article by joseph mercola md criticizing the fda for "attacking" supplements:. ...Read more

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Healthy diet/exercise but difficulty losing weight.What vitamins can help?I do take multivitamin, papaya enzyme​, green tea complex, Garcinia Cambogia

Healthy diet/exercise but difficulty losing weight.What vitamins can help?I do take multivitamin, papaya enzyme​, green tea complex, Garcinia Cambogia

Loosing weight too: fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cabay
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Leptin (Definition)

Leptin is a hormone (a chemical made in one part of the body that is carried by the blood to other parts of the body) made by fat cells, and may have effects on appetite and the way ...Read more