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Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Generally safe: Unless used in excessive amounts, passion flower extracts are generally safe. Some patients may experience dizziness, confusion, sedation, and ataxia -- much more likely if also using CNS depressants like ambien, (zolpidem) benzodiazepines, etc. There was 1 reported case with nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and heart arrhythmia requiring hospitalization. Some passiflora species contain cyanogenic glycosides. ...Read more

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Can I use maca powder on citalopram?

Can I use maca powder on citalopram?

Thanks for asking!: Citalopram is fda officially aproved antidepressant/antianxiety medication which has scientifically researched profile. Maca powde is food supliment which has a mood stimulating effect(not for every one !) and i did not see scientific studies with double blind method which would confirm antidepressant effect, a top of if your doctor prescribed to you citaloprom do not substitute it by yourself. ...Read more

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Could grapefruit seed extract effect antidepressants?

Could grapefruit seed extract effect antidepressants?

Grapefruit juice: can impact levels of Tegretol, trazodone quetiapine, fluvoxamin, buspar, halcion, valium, sonata, (zaleplon) xanax, & versed (psychotropic meds & sedatives). ...Read more

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Does Ayurvedic supplements have side effects?

Does Ayurvedic supplements have side effects?

Yes, of course: All supplements and all medications may cause side effects in some people some of the time. Supplements that have more side effects may cause problems in many people. Anything used as a supplement or medication that hasn't been scientifically well-tested may cause both uncertain amounts of desired effects and also unexpected side effects. ...Read more

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Is garcinia cambogia safe to use for weight loss w/ Zoloft (sertraline) busparone advair and albuterol. Any side effects?

Is garcinia cambogia safe to use for weight loss  w/ Zoloft (sertraline) busparone advair and albuterol. Any side effects?

Garcinia cambogia: The evidence for effectiveness of garcinia cambogia in weight loss is mixed. However, there are no direct interactions with the medications you're taking. This doesn't mean there would be none, just that there are none published. ...Read more

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Does taking protien supplement have any side effects?

Does taking protien supplement have any side effects?

Not unless...: You have kidney disease. If young and healthy and on a weight training program, take no more than 2 grams of protein per 2.2 lbs (kg) of body weight per day. Any more than that provides no added benefit! ...Read more

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Does taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

Does taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

They should not: For the most part, dietary fibers don't really bind to much except good at holding onto water (thus softening stool) and so does not prevent absorption of nutrients. So don't worry, take your fibers. Most of us in the good us of a don't consume enough fibers. If you can, do it for better health. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i consume Hemp seeds as a dietary supplement while on Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily? Hemp seeds seem to contain negligible amounts of tryptophan

Can i consume Hemp seeds as a dietary supplement while on Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily? Hemp seeds seem to contain negligible amounts of tryptophan

No problem: Just about every protein food contains tryptophan, some more than others (such as dairy and turkey). There is absolutely no reason to avoid those foods while on Prozac (fluoxetine). There is a big difference between taking large amounts of Tryptophan as a supplement and having the amounts that occur in food. Hemp seeds is among the healthiest foods one can eat. ...Read more

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Bootea contains senna peppermint hawthorn leaves,liquorice burdock &valerian root,psyllium seeds. You have 1 every otha nyt is it safe to use ongoing?

Bootea contains senna peppermint hawthorn leaves,liquorice burdock &valerian root,psyllium seeds. You have 1 every otha nyt is it safe to use ongoing?

BOOTEA CALL: May cause diarrhea due to the Senna, but q o d does not seem excessive but If you notice any adverse effects then cut back or quit. You be the judge ...Read more

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Does BCAA and/or amino acids effect birth control pills? Specific I'm taking the shredz brand bcaa powder.

Does BCAA and/or amino acids effect birth control pills? Specific I'm taking the shredz brand bcaa powder.

Birth Control: unless there is some estrogen or progesterone in the powder it is doubtful. However, I doubt there have been specific testing done to see if there is any interactions. The FDA which controls the medications in the US has no control of supplements. They are classified as foods and don't have to meet drug standards for testing. They just put the warning that they make no claim to treat or cure. ...Read more

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Can i take msm powder (methyl-sulfonyl-methane) while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can i take msm powder (methyl-sulfonyl-methane) while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Similar side effects: There are no known drug interactions between msm and prozac (fluoxetine). However, some of the same side effects with msm may be present with Prozac (fluoxetine) including diarrhea, bloating, insomnia, headache and nausea. Msm also contains sulfa, so if you are allergic to sulfa medications, it would be better not to take this supplement. Always consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Does maca increase estrogen?

Does maca increase estrogen?

MACA: Some studies have shown that it has no effect on sex hormone levels, including lh, fsh, prolactin, 17-oh progesterone, testosterone, or estradiol. Some claims it improves fertility that is why companies have taken comercial interest in it. ...Read more

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I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...Read more

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Slimline capsules side effect?

Slimline  capsules side effect?

Stay away: As you can notice these are non-fda approved herbal supplements so we don't know what can happen with them. Experience from other similar supplements, i can say that many of them use unscientific methods sometimes they can contain dangerous contaminants like steroids in them. It is better to stay away from them . Ref: herbal medicine in the United States: review of efficacy, safety, and regulation. ...Read more

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Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?

Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?

Probably: One of the problems with many supplements is that there is little research on safety and effectiveness. Plexus slim has many ingredients; I have reviewed them ; they are all safe and have no known interactions with the things you are taking. However, avoid plexus slim accelerator- it is hazardous! i believe anyone on Lipitor (atorvastatin) should take coq10. See http://bit.Ly/1jjpcpg ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt. ...Read more

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Where do you buy maca powder? What does it do?

Where do you buy maca powder? What does it do?

Maca: I would expect that "Peruvian Ginseng" could be purchased on line and possibly at some health food grocers. Maca root is reportedly used for fatigue, ^ fertility, menstrual issues, ^ stamina, erectile dysfunction, to treat cancers etc. I can not personally vouch for it's effectiveness. ...Read more

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Can I use maca powder on citalopram?

Thanks for asking!: Citalopram is fda officially aproved antidepressant/antianxiety medication which has scientifically researched profile. Maca powde is food supliment which has a mood stimulating effect(not for every one !) and i did not see scientific studies with double blind method which would confirm antidepressant effect, a top of if your doctor prescribed to you citaloprom do not substitute it by yourself. ...Read more

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Is it true that Maca Powder Increases fertility, balance your hormones and help you clear blemishes?

Is it true that Maca Powder Increases fertility, balance your hormones and help you clear blemishes?

Unknown: Maca is a nutritional supplement, therefore it is not a drug that has been properly tested to determine whether or not it has any true effect on the hormonal system. If you want a method to clear blemishes and regulate your hormones, consider getting on birth control pills, I would be happy to consult with you further on this. ...Read more

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Can i take maca powder if I am taking an anti depressant.

Maybe: I dont know of anything particularly good or bad about this, and the fda doesn't regulate these types of supplements so you dont know if what you are taking is what is on the label. Citalopram in general has very few interactions. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried a maca powder to help out an overactive thyroid??

Has anyone tried a maca powder to help out an overactive thyroid??

Maca/thyroid: It is highly unlikely that maca powder will have any effect on your overactive thyroid. You MUST see your doctor about your thyroid. Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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Do i have a higher chance of getting pregnant while taking maca root powder? I have had the Paragard IUD in for three and a half years now.

Do i have a higher chance of getting pregnant while taking maca root powder? I have had the Paragard IUD in for three and a half years now.

No relation: Maca will not change the ability of the Paragard IUD to prevent pregnancy. They are completely unrelated. Please be sure not to exceed the recommended dose of the Maca supplement. ...Read more

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I am taking klonopin (clonazepam) twice daily for anxiety. Will eating maca root powder as a supplement conflict with my medication?

I am taking klonopin (clonazepam) twice daily for anxiety. Will eating maca root powder as a supplement conflict with my medication?

Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not oon real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Also, how does one know what really is in a supplement? ...Read more

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I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...Read more

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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) but would the maca root would give me any type of effects with the iud?

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) but would the maca root would give me any type of effects with the iud?

No: The iud is designed to work on the uterus, and the hormones in the Mirena (levonorgestrel) aren't absorbed. While I do not think that the maca root will have any effect on your iud, you should disucss this with your doctor to make sure it doesn't interfere with any other medications or medical problems you may have. ...Read more

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I'm about tostart takin raspberry ketone and maca tohelp with eeigh loss and balsnca my hormones. Mixing those 2 wouldn't hsve any side effects?

I'm about tostart takin  raspberry ketone and maca tohelp with eeigh loss and balsnca my hormones. Mixing those 2 wouldn't hsve any side effects?

Don't do it!: Neither will help with weight loss or "balancing" hormones. Hormones don't need to be "balanced" unless you have a true hormonal disease, which needs to be diagnosed and treated properly by a qualified physician. Don't believe health information you see on tv or hear from dr. Oz. ...Read more

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I use the injectable birth control Depoprovera. The side effects have decreased my libido. Is it safe to use Maca pills until the injection is over?

I use the injectable birth control Depoprovera. The side effects have decreased my libido. Is it safe to use Maca pills until the injection is over?

Maca Pills: Maca is a natural herb from the Maca plant root that has been around for 3000 years. Some benefits may be increased energy. I see no issue with taking this as you try and get a different BC pill. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is maca root?

What is maca root?

Peruvian plant...: Maca root comes from a plant native to peru and has been used as a natural medicine by a number of cultures. There have been some clinical studies using it to treat sexual dysfunction with limited success. For more information see: http://dietarysupplements.Nlm.Nih.Gov/dietary/ingreddetail.Jsp?Contain=maca&id=1155. ...Read more

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Is maca root safe to take?

Is maca root safe to take?

WHY?: Why would you take anything that you don't know what it is, don't know what it's supposed to do for you, don't know how to judge if it's helping and don't know what harm it might do or how it could interact with your medication? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Stick with what your doctor prescribes and that only. It won't help you and could hurt you. ...Read more

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Is maca root safe to take?

Is maca root safe to take?

Yes: Many research studies have been done ; maca has been found to be very safe ; well-tolerated in them. As it's in the cruciferous family, large amounts of raw maca may reduce thyroid function. Safety in pregnancy hasn't been researched in humans so it would be wise to stop if pregnant.See http://examine.Com/supplements/maca/ for a review of research. ...Read more