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Are non methylated prohormones toxic to the liver?

Are non methylated prohormones toxic to the liver?

No: Not toxic..Not Helpful Another "Health Supplement" with questionable benefit at all. $$$ spent on NONSENCE. There are no scientifically based medical studies showing benefits from this latest of expensive dietary supplements Be Healthy...and Smart! Save your $$$$ Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read more

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How dangerous are nicotine free electronic cigarretes/vapers compounds?

How dangerous are nicotine free electronic cigarretes/vapers compounds?

Unclear: Certainly, on balance, it is likely that e-cigs are safer than smoking tobacco in whatever form (pipes, cigars, cigarettes), and without the nicotine there is no longer a substance which causes both the physical dependency and the cardiovascular problems. However, there is usually a vehicle in the e-cig such as propylene glycol, and the safety of this when smoked is unknown. Ditto for additives. ...Read more

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Which substances are addictive?

Which substances are addictive?

Great Question: How do I answer this question and it should be answered, not for substances only. The question has in fact evoked more questions in my mind when I think I have an answer From Nicotine to Caffeine From Alcohol to Heroin and in-betweens, From Eating disorders to Runners, From gambling to Promiscuity, all can be addictive. Its the pleasurable effect altering our mental state. No good answer. . ...Read more

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Are Ayurvedic medicines, especially those in which heavy metals are intentionally added safe ?

Are Ayurvedic medicines, especially those in which heavy metals are intentionally added safe ?

Caveat emptor: I just presented a case of a guy whose 'traditional practitioner' killed him with arsenic-laced medicines. Get involved with these people at your own risk. Some are ethical. Others are appallingly naive about the dangers they present to the people they are treating. Try to find someone who's regulated by an organization that you trust. ...Read more

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Is smoking additive free cigarettes like american spirit less harmful then cigarettes that contain ammonia, glycerol, sugar, flavors and other stuff?

Is smoking additive free cigarettes like american spirit less harmful then cigarettes that contain ammonia, glycerol, sugar, flavors and other stuff?

No difference: It is a proven fact that effects of smoking are serious. It can harm nearly every organ of the body. It causes nearly one of every five deaths in the United States each year. Regardless of the brand, flavor or additives tobacco smoke contains more than 7, 000 chemicals. Approximately 70 of them are known to cause cancer. Rec.: ask your pcp for smoking cessation program. ...Read more

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There is a non tobacco non nicotine herbal snuff called Smokey Mountain snuff can this product still cause cancer?

There is a non tobacco non nicotine herbal snuff called Smokey Mountain snuff can this product still cause cancer?

Not sure: Looking at the ingredients (http://www.smokeysnuff.com/faq.html), should be much safer than tobacco products. No research that I know of has been done. ...Read more

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Do carpets emit toxic chemicals?

Do carpets emit toxic chemicals?

Environ. Toxins: All new carpets emit 14 different types of solvents, of which, stryrene and xylene are two. These can be very toxic to environmentally ill patients and babies. Never lie a baby on new carpet! ...Read more

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What drugs are classified as anabolic supplements (legal and illegal)?

What drugs are classified as anabolic supplements (legal and illegal)?

Testosterone like. : Testosterone, or drugs that work like testosterone are considered anabolic steroids. Lists of these as well as their use, effects, side effects, etc. Can easily be found on line, by searching : anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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Which calcium supplement may contain lead and other toxic metals?

Which calcium supplement may contain lead and other toxic metals?

Shell-based calcium: Calcium preparations that are prepared from seashells and oyster shells may contain toxic components, such as mercury, cadmium, and lead. Please check the USP mark on a supplement indicates that it meets governmental standards for purity and quality. ...Read more

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Can Tonsilotren affect sperm/egg production or quality? It contains mercury and other toxic cubstances.

Can Tonsilotren affect sperm/egg production or quality? It contains mercury and other toxic cubstances.

Tonsilotren: in my opinion is USELESS....that said.. its very unlikely the amount of its contents that can be absorbed while sucking (but not swallowing) the substance is enough to damage your sperm/egg production and cause infertility. However...refer back to my first sentence.. Hope this helps! Good Luck Z ...Read more

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Is herbal based metabolism accelerators good?

Is herbal based metabolism accelerators good?

No: Check out 2 recent news studies: http://www.Usatoday.Com/story/news/nation/2013/07/25/bodybuilding-supplement-designer-matt-cahill-usa-today-investigation/2568815/ & http://www.Nbcnews.Com/health/fda-warns-steroids-vitamin-b-supplement-6c10765769. Granted, not every barrel of apples holds a rotten one but buyer beware. Manufacturers aren't required to prove safety or effectiveness before marketing. ...Read more

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Are foundation ingredients toxic or not?

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Are foundation ingredients toxic or not?

Better not be!: You're referring to makeup & not concrete for homes & buildings, right? Either way, I doubt that they're toxic. FDA has domain over cosmetics (http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceRegulation/LawsRegulations/ucm074162.htm) but they don't watch over prior to sales/marketing but rather after the fact for after sales issues. For more specific answer, you'll need to list particular foundation ingredien ...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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Is polysorbate 80 very toxic?

Is polysorbate 80 very toxic?

Not likely: Polysorbate 80 is used in a variety of foods (ice cream, for example) and cosmetic products. There is a theoretic risk for developing increased blood clots - but it is used as food additive both in europe and usa - the details of this product is http://www.Chservice.Ru/download/crills%20and%20crillets.Pdf. ...Read more

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Alcohol used in homeopathy medicine - is always made from wine? All homeopathy medicine contain alcohol whether in tablet form or tincture?

Alcohol used in homeopathy medicine - is always made from wine? 
All homeopathy medicine contain alcohol whether in tablet form or tincture?

No: In preparing homeopathic remedies, materials must sometimes be dissolved in water or alcohol to begin the process. This is mechanical only, and is no longer present in the dry dose. In liquid remedies, there may be a miniscule amount of alcohol (not wine) as a preservative, not an intoxicant. http://www.wholehealthnow.com/homeopathy_info/hahnemann_labs_preparation.html. ...Read more

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Does nutritional supplements like whey protein contain steroids? Or, are, they harmful?

Does nutritional supplements like whey protein contain steroids? Or, are, they harmful?

No steroids: Supplements bought legally within the US do not contain steroids. Whey protein and other nutritional supplements are generally not harmful, but are also not necessary for adequate muscle development- appropriate diet can supply all you need, and supplements are costly. There are also some supplements, like creatine, that while generally safe can pose harm in selected people. ...Read more

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