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List Of Banned Supplements In The Navy
Because of health risks for humans bovine growth hormone is banned in canada, japan, australia, and all 25 countries of the european union?
No health risk: Bovine GH is given to cows to increase their milk production. It has no activity in humans and would be destroyed in our digestive tract. Opposition to its use is more political than scientific ...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
Seaweed: Seaweed is wonderful for health ! Seaweed is high in calcium. It contains lignans which are antioxidants. A great source of chlorophyll, it can help our bodies to detoxify. It has a chemical composition close to plasma. Their Sulfated Polysaccharides have anti-inflammatory effects. It provided bio-available Iron & soluble fiber. See the many tips taps on seaweed superfoods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which type of food have the highest percentage of phosphorus(p) in them?Is there limit to consumption of natural sources(not supplements) of p daily?
See answer: Might find this website helpful: http://www.Healthaliciousness.Com/articles/high-phosphorus-foods.Php *recommended daily dietary allowance or adults: 700 mg **recommended tolerable daily upper limit: 4, 000 mg (ages 19-70) and 3, 000 mg (age >70) ***caution in presence of kidney disease. ...Read more
Depends on part!: The reason for the contradiction is that the root (the part that is usually eaten) is not high in Vit K (only 2 mcg per 100 grams which is over 3 ounces) whereas the leaves contain 123 mcg per 100 grams- but I don't know anyone who eats horseradish leaves. I advise those on Warfarin to take low doses of Vit K- see http://www.lef.org/magazine/2007/6/report_vitamink/Page-01 ...Read more
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There are so many calcium supplements on the market Which supplements are best absorbed and limit the use of artificial ingredients?
Is it true that medicine sold on the counter in north america are different from the ones sold in central america or mexico?Example (malaria tablets)
Yes if it is same: Same medication , same dose will be same all over the world . We have very strict fda rules that maintain safety , purity , standardization , prevention of adulterated medication , some of the countries may not have those standards then it is your luck , getting real thing or fake. ...Read more
Probiotic, vits,min: Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to but different from yogurt. Both will have probiotic (gut friendly)bacteria, are low lactose dairy (bacteria digest some of the lactose), good source of protein, calcium, magnesium , b6, b12, phosphorus; tasty and nutritious. Drink up! ...Read more
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Wrong place to ask: You would be best served looking in government section of the phone book in your area or calling health services. It's a long shot that one of the professionals on this site is going to know the answer. ...Read more
Please rephrase: Happy to help if we understand what you're asking here. What bowl? What location? What activity? ...Read more
Prohormones: What pro-hormones do you have in mind and why? When you look at the extensive material on the internet you will have plenty of information - some so high powered it is hard to understand, some much easier. Still having concerns contact me again. ...Read more
My wife take a lot of supplements (thanks to dr oz) to many to list can these things hurt her ? Or are they generally safe?
Yes they can harm: Please see my blog at mdprevent.Blogspot.Com for numerous examples of supplement recommendations made by dr. Oz that are not supported by credible science. The disclaimer at the end of his show explicitly states that no one should take medical advice from him. Your wife would be wise to consult a physician before self-medicating with supplements that may interfere with common medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a recommended diet including supplements for managing scoliosis, and the pain? Would love a list of foods to eat to help in grocery shopping
Multivitamins : While there is no specific diet for scoliosis, a multivitamin would provide the appropriate supplement to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables & calcium sources.Your doctor should check that calcium,manganese,vitamin D and vitamin C and E levels are normal. Hence a multivitamin recommendation.Next weight bearing exercise such as walking up to 10000 steps, light jogging, aerobic ex or a class are wise ...Read more
Having some ED problems. There is no logical reason why; however, I take a large number of OTC supplements everyday (including some brain hacking stuff). Who has a list of supplements known to effect ED?
ED: If you are really a 15 yo male w/ED you need to see your doctor. There MAY be hormonal or vascular issues here and you need to find that out. I'm sure you are an intelligent person but multiple supplements can interact together and cause issues. Try to find a naturally oriented physician to guide you so you will be as safe and healthy as possible. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can you please list the most common benefits of various vitamin supplements other than you consume in your diet?
Usually zero: There is very little need for the routine use of supplemental vitamins. ...Read more
Is there somewhere I can get a list if medications and supplements that interfere with effectiveness of birth control pills?
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Are there a list of vitamins or supplements that may possibly assist someone with illegal stimulant drug cravings and other drug ailments that someone may endure during their "crash period" and after?
See addiction Doc: There are no supplements vitamins or food that help with the symptoms of withdrawal, except that some one may have a placebo effect believing something will work. The best safest treatment is suboxone type medication which replaces your missing endorphins and enkephalins, making you look and feel normal so you can function and work on complete proper recovery toward a cure, please see a physician! ...Read more
My long list of symptoms indicates malnourishment, despite protein/complex carbohydrate-rich diet and supplements. Specialists are stumped. Help!
Keep a journal: I would like to see a food journal of what you are eating, portion, and amounts of food eaten. I would have a dietician do an analysisof the amounts eaten first, if it seems that your intake is adequate, the next step is to look for evidence of malabsorption or processing problems. ...Read more
Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.
Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more
Few, Food Better: Vitamins is a big market, very inexpensive, derived from all sorts of otherwise food waste ; non food materials, big business, dependent on public ignorance/fear. Outside of vitamin d3 (not d), which I have found to be low for many people, or other specific deficiencies, possibly omega 3's from phytoplankton, best eat minimally processed foods from nature, avoid center isles with processed foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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