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Any natural non-ephedra decongestants?

Any natural non-ephedra decongestants?

Decongestant: Any food that will cause a runny nose will naturally decongest. Ie peppers, curry, wasabi, soup. Hot steam in a shower is also an effective aid to congestion. ...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


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Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

No: Cetirizine is also marketed with pseudoefedrine, which can be a stimulant in some people. Avoid zyrtec-d. ...Read more

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Are natural supplements effective?

Are natural supplements effective?

Not necessarily: Supplements do not offer benefits if you don't have a deficiency or a symptom. Taking them in general is discouraged without first consulting with doctor. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports for dangers of taking supplements including those called "natural.". ...Read more

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Is there any natural supplement instead of taking buspirone ?

Is there any natural supplement instead of taking buspirone ?

Yes: Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help. Although kava kava may help it has potential to cause liver damage. Please discuss this with your provider before adding a supplement to your regimen. Take care. ...Read more

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Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Don't waste money: None! it's not possible! eat a balanced diet, get adequate rest and exercise. Your immune system will take care of itself. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Multivitamins: are like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Ask about a specific condition or supplement ...Read more

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Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?

Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency?  If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?

Actually: I prefer Zinc Sulphate!! HOWEVER any of the above are most likely just fine since the amount needed to replenish your total body zinc is quite low!! (Higher levels are used in medical conditions eg cold virus control and Prostate function! ...Read more

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Is sleep and lose ok to take if using venlafaxine? Ingredients: raspbery ktone,L-arginine, saffron extract, L-Glutamine, ganoderma licidum, melatonin

Is sleep and lose ok to take if using venlafaxine? Ingredients: raspbery ktone,L-arginine, saffron extract, L-Glutamine, ganoderma licidum, melatonin

Yes you can, because: that Sleep-n-Lose is safe to take with anything, because it won't do you any good at all. It's a bit of plant & vegetable extract, a couple of NONESSENTIAL amino acids that MAY be helpful ONLY while you're pregnant, & a little melatonin. The ONLY thing you will reduce is your bank balance. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself against hucksters of bogus supplements & pseudoscientific claptrap. ...Read more

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Is the OTC (non-prescription) supplement L-tyrosine compatible with moclobemide?

Is the OTC (non-prescription) supplement L-tyrosine  compatible with moclobemide?

Moclobemide: Is a mono amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), an antidepressant, better not to combine drugs having the same effect unless prescribed/supervised by a doctor. L tyrosine helps to decrease stress and help depression symptoms too, it does interact with some drugs like levo-dopa and thyroxine, but the MAOIs interact with multiple medications, so be cautious, good luck ...Read more

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Which are better--foods, natural source vitamins or synthetic vitamins?

Which are better--foods, natural source vitamins or synthetic vitamins?

Bioavailability vs..: Bioavailability may vary depending on the source of your vitamin supplement. Potency and purity however play significant roles in the efficacy of the supplement, regardless of source. Find the cheapest vitamin that approaches 100% rdu (recommended daily allowance) and save money over "natural source" ones. There are of course significant benefits from eating healthy foods in general. ...Read more

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What are good natural testosterone supplements/stimulants?

What are good natural testosterone supplements/stimulants?

Testosterone is but: one hormone in a chain of hormones. All of them need to be measured in a lab to know what one(s) may be imbalanced. Then your doc can prescribe the proper hormone and dose. Please don't try to do this yourself. Natural approaches to this are available through a nutritional consultant or nutritionally oriented physician. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is taking Mucuna pruriens food supplement a good way to increase dopamine level?

Is taking Mucuna pruriens food supplement a good way to increase dopamine level?

Velvet bean: Don't get your hopes up. This bean contains some precursors of neurotransmitters but I wouldn't count on it for medication for "the blues" or "the blahs". Truth be told, Art, the difficult business of finding happiness in life has less to do with manipulating real or putative "low dopamine" than in dealing wisely and aggressively with life's challenges and sharing love with others. Best wishes.. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use tonimer balsamic gel (nasal spray decongestant) if taking zoloft, strattera, (atomoxetine) omega 3 & ginko biloba ?

Is it safe to use tonimer balsamic gel (nasal spray decongestant) if taking zoloft, strattera, (atomoxetine) omega 3 & ginko biloba ?

No but: I don't know anything about balsamic gel and presume that it contains vinegar which may irritate your nasal membrane. As for the other medications or supplements, it would be highly unlikely that they interact with anything you use on your nose. ...Read more

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Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

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I am taking herbal supplements fish oil, estrogen, multiple vitamin, hyaluronic acid, pumpkin seed oil. Are these safe to take with each other?

Not really, but why?: Who knows? They may not even be safe by themselves, as you never really know what's in them to begin with. Why are you taking them in the first place. What are you attempting to fix, and how are you going to tell if any of them help -- what criteria are you going to use. They will commonly interact adversely with other supplements and also with prescription meds. Avoid at all costs. ...Read more

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Would taking 2000mg taking of pumpkin seed oil and multivitamins containing zinc oxide daily give way to an overdose in zinc ?

Would taking 2000mg taking of pumpkin seed oil and multivitamins containing zinc oxide daily give way to an overdose in zinc ?

Not a problem: pumpkin SEEDS are a good source of minerals like zinc. The oil from the seeds does not contain the minerals. So have as much of the oil as you'd like and look to a quality source to get 25-50 mg of supplemental zinc per day. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more