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Doctor insights on: List Of Supplements And Their Benefits

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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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Do you think I should take supplements and what are the benefits?

Do you think I should take supplements and what are the benefits?

Yes, antioxidants: The benefit includes keeping your body working optimally as vitamins assist in different body processes. Make sure you take a supplement that contains vitamins and antioxidants, as you want to decrease the level of oxidation in your system. Http://drbarreto. Juiceplus. Com/. Read more

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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?

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 more

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Benefits of celery supplements?

Benefits of celery supplements?

Many benefits: Celery seed is a natural diuretic, helps pms and menstrual cramps, is used for gout, protects the liver, may help high blood pressure and lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. More research is needed but it is safe to try. See http://voices. Yahoo. Com/celery-seeds-health-benefits-medicinal-uses-2649797.Html? Cat=68 & http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/celery-seed. Read more

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What is the benefits of taking enzyme supplement?

What is the benefits of taking enzyme supplement?

Doubtful: Most of the enzymes etc are not useful unless you have a well defined condition like chronic pancreatitis which can cause impaired digestion and malabsorption. This condition can be helped with the use of pancreatic digestive enzymes. Read more

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What are the benefits of taking tyrosine supplements?

What are the benefits of taking tyrosine supplements?

Tyrosine: Please go to WebMD and search for "tyrosine". The article should be easy for you to read and understand. Side effects can occur but there is often a benefit. Read more

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What are the health benefits to the supplement astaxanthin?

What are the health benefits to the supplement astaxanthin?

Need More Data: Astaxanthin is a reddish pigment that occurs naturally in certain algae and causes the pink or red color in salmon, trout, lobster, shrimp, and other seafood. While astaxanthin is an antioxidant advocated by some for treating alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease, stroke, high cholesterol, and age-related macular degeneration (amd) insufficient data exists to support using this supplement. Read more

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What are the benefits of olive leaf supplements?  

What are the benefits of olive leaf supplements?  

Theoretically...: Theoretically olive leaf supplements have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammtory properties, and has in some studies been shown to reduce blood pressure. Unfortunately, as with many alternative therapies, regulating how much is adequate vs. Harmful is not well-studied, nor is the manufacturing of the supplements consistent. Read more

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Would everyone benefit from taking a resveratrol supplement?

Would everyone benefit from taking a resveratrol supplement?

Perhaps but unproven: Resveratrol is an antioxidant that reduces inflammation, protects against cancer & may slow aging. A recent study showed those with diets high in resveratrol did not fare better than those with lower levels, but the amount in supplements may help. Studies have not yet proven clinical benefits but research like http://cbsn. Ws/TxwanU suggest it's likely beneficial in high doses. It seems safe to try! Read more

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What are benefits of oregano supplements vs using the herb in cooking?

What are benefits of oregano supplements vs using the herb in cooking?

Dose: When you are using an oregano supplement, you are taking a lot more, and in a more concentrated version, than you would generally eat. Read more

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What are the benefits of Dietary supplements?

What are the benefits of Dietary supplements?

Dietary Supplements: Can used used in cases where there are deficiencies of specific vitamins and / or mineralis. Read more

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What are the benefits of takin a vitamin E supplement?

What are the benefits of takin a vitamin E supplement?

Hardly any: Iti s not typically advised...As it isof doubtful value to humans. Read more

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What health benefits does methyl cpg supplement have?

What health benefits does methyl cpg supplement have?

Methyl cpg supplemen: I have no personal knowledge. It is reported to "support the primary pathways of methylation and maintain homocysteine balance" (http://www. Mdcustomrx. Com/bestSupplementsDetails. Asp? Cat=Bio-Identical+Hormone+Therapy+&ID=43&pID=182) Read more

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What benefits are there of taking a nitric oxide supplement?

What benefits are there of taking a nitric oxide supplement?

Probably none: I have seen conflicting studies. Many suggest that it is arginine which may be included as a supplement that releases a small amt of nitric oxide. Which may increase endurance. Seen other studies that say eating nitrates for breakfast may raise levels later in the day. Read more

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Is fucoidan a supplement that would benefit me with nonhodgkins lymphoma?

Is fucoidan a supplement that would benefit me with nonhodgkins lymphoma?

I say no: This stuff is heavily promoted by folks citing "thousands of scientific papers". They all involve minor or non-surprising effects on cells, and after scanning forty years' worth of papers, I couldn't find a single basic study showing benefit in a controlled animal cancer experiment. Don't give your money to sub-scientists, and get with an evidence-based holist for kind of guidance. Read more

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What are the negative and positive health benefits of taking biotin supplements?

What are the negative and positive health benefits of taking biotin supplements?

Waste of money: If you don't have a biotin deficiency, which is very uncommon, taking a biotin supplement will do nothing for you. Biotin is needed for healthy hair and nails but it will not improve them if there is no deficiency. As it is water soluble, the body will not even store it so it offers no long-term benefit. Read more

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What supplements do doctors take? With all the studies pointing to no benefit or harm.

Choose to eat: You may get a variety of answers to this question, but personally, I believe that if a person eats a healthy balanced diet, supplements are unnecessary. Read more