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Doctor insights on: My Wife Started Taking A Dietary Supplement Called Plexus Slim From A Doctors Stand Point Is It A Good Supplement For Weight Loss

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
2,001 Doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is it okay to take Plexus Slim (a dietary supplement,) while taking Metoprolol Extended Release 25mg? I take Metoprolol to control heart palpitations.

Is it okay to take Plexus Slim (a dietary supplement,) while taking Metoprolol Extended Release 25mg? I take Metoprolol to control heart palpitations.

Depends: If the supplement doesn't contain any stimulants it should be ok to take without causing palpitations or interactions with metoprolol. You can ask your pharmacist to review the ingredients in the product and advise you. ...Read more

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I've been thinking about taking the weight loss drink mix called plexus slim. Is this a safe thing to do? They claim it's natural

I've been thinking about taking the weight loss drink mix called plexus slim. Is this a safe thing to do? They claim it's natural

Safe to try, however: Please be aware the term "natural" on a food label is meaningless- foods with gmo's ; toxic chemicals are often labelled natural! However, plexus slim is natural ; appears to be safe. However, there is little evidence it works- see
http://supplement-geek. Com/plexus-slim-review-ingredients-side-effects/
the key to losing weight is never a supplement but diet ; exercise- see comment for my advice:. ...Read more

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Does Plexus Slim have any ingredients to help lose weight? My doctor has had me on Adipex for several months and it's not very effective for me.

Does Plexus Slim have any ingredients to help lose weight? My doctor has had me on Adipex for several months and it's not very effective for me.

Plexus Slim: The ingredients is this nutritional shake are Garcinia cambogia, Green coffee extract and ALA 9 alpha lipoic acid) this is all hype and no substance. If Adipex is not working for you after several months is because you developed resistance. You are better of joining weight watchers and portion control and aerobic exercise. If you are morbidly obese then bariatric surgery could be an option. Sleeve ...Read more

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Is nature's measure weight loss dietary supplement a good diet pill to take? I need to lose about 40 pounds.

Is nature's measure weight loss dietary supplement a good diet pill to take? I need to lose about 40 pounds.

No OTC Pills Work: Unfortunately, no supplements or over the
counter products really help you lose weight.
Save your money and find the most important
causes of your weight gain. Here is a list in order of what is most important, make 2 changes and you will quickly lose 10 lb.,
keep it simple, 2 changes only! ...Read more

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Please describe a good dietary supplement and good diet to use for weight loss?

Please describe a good dietary supplement and good diet to use for weight loss?

Inc HSL ; use Shakes: A suppl that stim the release of hormone sensitive lipase (hsl) is the best like hsl-accelerator, more info from me for you at ashworthmed@hotmail. Com. Best diet is one that uses meal repl shakes, like robard nutritions nutrimed shakes, soups, ; bars. These allow low cal rapid wt loss w/ no burning of muscle which spares your metabolism allowing you to maintain the wt loss. ...Read more

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Can I take oral collagen dietary supplements as weight loss agent to aid in preventing loose skin?

Can I take oral collagen dietary supplements as weight loss agent to aid in preventing loose skin?

Effects are debatabl: There are few studies on the effect of collagen in easing conditions like osteoarthritis.Collagen creams do nothing exept waste of your money. Only treatment with some positive effect is collagen injections
oral collagen supplements are not regulated, so you do not know what you are getting. Most collagen oral are made from cow or chicken products and can be dangerous if you have food allergies. ...Read more

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I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp. I want to start taking apple cider vinegar+nettle+chromium pills as a dietary supplement for aided weight loss. Will they interfere?

I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp. I want to start taking apple cider vinegar+nettle+chromium pills as a dietary supplement for aided weight loss. Will they interfere?

There's no easy fix: Weight loss is a difficult challenge-and any supplements or pills are unlikely to have a real effect. (Of course there are stimulants that increase your metabolic rate-but these are a bit dangerous since there could be side effects with those). I don't think this supplement you've mentioned will have an effect, so I wouldn't waste money on it. EXERCISE and eating right are much better alternatives ...Read more

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Is plexus slim weight loss stuff safe to try while breastfeeding?

Is plexus slim weight loss stuff safe to try while breastfeeding?

Plexus Slim: It is not recommended. Some of the ingredients may cause decrease in breast milk production. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any ways to lose weight without taking any dietary supplements?

Can you tell me if there are any ways to lose weight without taking any dietary supplements?

Of course there are!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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Is doxiderol safe to take? I'm currently taking zi xiu tang bee pullen dietary supplement to lose weight can I take doxiderol while taking that?

Is doxiderol safe to take? I'm currently taking zi xiu tang bee pullen dietary supplement to lose weight can I take doxiderol while taking that?

Don't take either: See your doctor for a diet that is right for you. Stay away from supplements and promises that sound too good to be true - it's just marketing, designed to separate you from your money. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any dietary supplements to lose weight that actually work?

Can you tell me of any dietary supplements to lose weight that actually work?

No Not Really: In my humble opinion there is no dietary supplement which by itself will make someone loose weight, without proper dietary restrictions and exercise program.In my clinical practice for last 40 years in usa, I have seen several supplements being promoted and sold, and often endorsed by celebrities. But none can make you loose weight without modifying your diet and regular exercise program. ...Read more

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Can there be any ways to lose weight without taking any dietary supplements?

Can there be any ways to lose weight without taking any dietary supplements?

Absolutely!!!: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Do dietary supplement make you lose weight?

Do dietary supplement make you lose weight?

To be candid-: Healthy nutrition with good portion control and physical activity are the real cause of weight loss. Too many people try to rely on supplements to lose weight. You must burn more calories than you consume. ...Read more

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Does plexus slim have anything to do with changing thyroid function to lose weight? I have hyper thyroid disease. Is plexus safe to use.

Does plexus slim have anything to do with changing thyroid function to lose weight? I have hyper thyroid disease. Is plexus safe to use.

No effect on thyroid: Plexus slim has a bunch of herbs, green tea, and other stuff which is basically harmless (probably will not do much good either). It should not interact with your thyroid. You should get your hyperthyroidism under control before attempting any significant weight loss. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the slim quick diet pill along with the green coffee dietary supplement for weight management?

Is it safe to take the slim quick diet pill along with the green coffee dietary supplement for weight management?

Coffee or tea?: With green coffee extract, make sure it's made in the usa, and contains at least 45% chlorogenic acid. The slimquick pill seems to rely on green tea extract as well as some other components. You will probably find more caffeine in it than the green coffee bean one. If you want a pill, pick just one kind, and combine with a consistent diet plan with accountability such as weight watchers. ...Read more

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My doctor has prescribed shark cartilage to empower my knees but I am jaundiced now should I stop taking this dietary supplement till recovery?

My doctor has prescribed shark cartilage to empower my knees but I am jaundiced now should I stop taking this dietary supplement till recovery?

YES: Alternative therapies carry risk of side effects just like prescription medications. You should stop and consult your prescribing physician immediately. Blood tests can help determine if there is any liver or blood damage causing your jaundiced appearance. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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