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Is it necessary to take medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine etc)?

Is it necessary to take medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine etc)?

Unnatural substances: Taking multiple substances sold as supplements or body enhancers is unnatural (eating food is natural), and such supplements are not tested for effects and side effects, compared to the testing that is required of real medications. Thus, all sorts of claims can be made by sellers and other people, but in reality nobody knows for sure what good or bad things can happen. As they say, "Buyer beware." ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Are liver detox supplements bad for you?

Are liver detox supplements bad for you?

No: This is a very general question as there is a great variety of liver detox supplements and some are certainly much better than others, but the whole point of liver detox supplements is to improve health (while making money for the manufacturer). They generally contain herbs like milk thistle and dandelion that are safe and effective. For best results choose ones that have organic herbs. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take a medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine)?

Is it necessary to take a medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine)?

If you have Anemia: liv 52 is more of a hematoma a. And I do not know what your conditions is. If you are healthy and able to eat healthy balanced diet then usually lots of supplements are not necessary. ...Read more

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Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?

Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?

Don't spend too much: I'm sorry i can't offer you more. A concoction of milk thistle (which has failed most scientific testing for liver disease) and artichoke leaves and other cheap vegetables appeals to the imagination and emotion of people who are desperate. And there's no reason to treat a lab value. Enjoy what time you have, and if the metastases are troublesome (often they aren't), perhaps local rx can help. ...Read more

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Is milk thistle effective for helping with fatty liver?

Doubtful: According to nih, "previous laboratory studies suggested that milk thistle may benefit the liver by protecting & promoting the growth of liver cells, fighting oxidation (a chemical process that can damage cells), & inhibiting inflammation. However, results from small clinical trials of milk thistle for liver diseases have been mixed, & two rigorously designed studies found no benefit.". ...Read more

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What would cause elevated liver enzymes of alt 70 and ast 36? I don't drink, only take 250 mg magnesium and prenatal vitamins for nursing.

What would cause elevated liver enzymes of  alt 70 and ast 36? I don't drink, only take 250 mg magnesium and prenatal vitamins for nursing.

Probably not a worry: Those levels are really borderline high. If your not ill and have no other symptoms I would just get it rechecked in a month or so and don't lose sleep over it. ...Read more

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Can you recommend me supplements that boost fat metabolism for fatty non-alcoholic liver?

Can you recommend me supplements that boost fat metabolism for fatty non-alcoholic liver?

Diet: Diet rich in vegetables, low glycemic fruits and exercise will help to reverse this condition. You may want to take advantage of a number of programs offered by Bariatricians in your community. Contact the American Society of Bariatric Physicians for doctors close to you. ...Read more

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Amino acids supplements are bad for human body?

Amino acids supplements are bad for human body?

Confusing question: Amino acid supplements are simply a different form of nutrition. You can probably get a similar nutrient content by ingesting egg whites, but for those who want to be sure they ingest the building blocks of muscles there is no harm in the products. ...Read more

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What holistic medications works for patients with hepatitis C besides sylimarin milk thistle?

What holistic medications works for patients with hepatitis C besides sylimarin milk thistle?

Good question: Essential sugars( ambertose ) lymphotonic 2 every 2 hrs for 1 week, juice of one ghia ( doodhi or green gourd, get in indian store) every day for one year, radish juice every day , no alcohol , drink alkaline water read water alkalizer.Com. ...Read more

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I know Milk Thistle is good for liver but what other vitamins are good for liver? My enzymes were slightly elevated. What about Alpha-lipoic acid?

I know Milk Thistle is good for liver but what other vitamins are good for liver? My enzymes were slightly elevated. What about Alpha-lipoic acid?

Perhaps, but...: severity of the liver abnormalities and the cause are crucial information to know how best to deal with the problem. if mild elevation, such as ...Read more

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Hypothyroid with fatty liver, will orlistat help?What about silymarin?

Liver and thyroid: Fatty liver is common with obesity/metabolic syndrome. Best treatment: weight loss, any way you can get it. I am not a fan of orlistat. Have you read about the side effects? Most people don't take more than a few doses. I doubt milk thistle (silymarin) will help, but it is harmless. If you are hypothyroid, you need to be on levothyroxine replacement. ...Read more

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Is juice fasting recommended for liver detoxification related alcoholism? If yes, should we include honey to support our liver's energy demand?

Is juice fasting recommended for liver detoxification related alcoholism? If yes, should we include honey to support our liver's energy demand?

As above : Sound like u do have alcohol induced liver disease, this is serious do not experiment with medicine and just do what u physician asked u to do...Good luck. ...Read more

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With regards to valerian and kava kava, which both theoretically cause liver damage. Are there any supplements that aren't harmful to the liver?

With regards to valerian and kava kava, which both theoretically cause liver damage. Are there any supplements that aren't harmful to the liver?

Why take them?: Valerian and kava kava are quite ineffective for sleep. Why would you take anything that causes little good and can cause harm? ...Read more

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What copper levels in drinking water are potentially hazardous for wilson's disease patients?

What copper levels in drinking water are potentially hazardous for wilson's disease patients?

0.1ppm: Drinking water rarely exceeds 0.1 parts per million (ppm), deemed a safe level for wilson's disease. Testing is not so much for fear of exceeding 0.1ppm, but to make sure your home/school is not prone to excessive leaching (example: acidic water in copper pipes). Consistent levels <0.1ppm mean leaching is unlikely. Flushing copper pipes (let water run) is recommended before drinking/cooking. ...Read more

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Are protein supplements dangerous for your kidneys?

Are protein supplements dangerous for your kidneys?

Not usually: The guideline from nephrology is to have protein amount 1 gm/ kg, so as an example if your weight is 75 kg and your kidney function is normal then you can take 75 gm of protein per day. You can calculate the protein level in your breakfast, lunch and dinner and any snacks and if your meals do not give you the proper protein level per day then it would be appropriate to take protein supplements. ...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