Top
10
Doctor insights on: Nutritional Supplement

Share
1

1
What kind of food or nutritional supplement one can take to regain a healthy and strong discs?

What kind of food or nutritional supplement one can take to regain a healthy and strong discs?

None: There is no scientific evidence to demonstrate any food/supplements can improve the health of discs, and I assume you are referring to vertebral discs. Assuming you are in generally good health, at the age of 28 you should have good discs at baseline. Anecdotally, you can do stretching exercises to relieve the pressure on them and your surrounding muscles regularly. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
1,994 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Baby food in adults: The amount of nutrients in baby food is suited for infants, and although not harmful, would not be the best choice for supplementing an adult diet. Multivitamins made from whole food, available at health food stores, would be more appropriate. ...Read more

3

3
I'm of age 17...plz tell me my nutritional supplements?

I'm of age 17...plz tell me my nutritional supplements?

Supplements: At your age with a good diet and regular exercise supplementation is not usually necessary however if you want one to take something I was just suggest a one a day vitamins ...Read more

4

4
How can I encourage my child to take nutritional supplements?

How can I encourage my child to take nutritional supplements?

Do Not: Why should they. These are unnecessary in a healthy child. I would never use them without consulting your pediatrician. ...Read more

5

5
Anyone know of a nutritional supplement to treat the symptoms of add?

Anyone know of a nutritional supplement to treat the symptoms of add?

None: Physicians use medications that have demonstrated efficacy in double blind placebo controlled studies. There are no nutritional supplements that have shown efficacy in such studies. However, patients with add tend to do better if there is sufficient protein in the diet, especially at breakfast. You can also go to www.Amenclinics.Com for a list of "helpful" supplements. ...Read more

6

6
Please answer! what nutritional supplements can you theoretically live off of?

Please answer! what nutritional supplements can you theoretically live off of?

Restricted diet: A diet of supplements alone would be insufficient to support all body systems. Over time, this would be dangerous. Choose a high quality, minimally processed, balanced diet instead. ...Read more

7

7
What nutritional supplements are good for children?

What  nutritional supplements are good for children?

Balanced diet: If the child is consuming a well balanced diet, no supplements are needed in an otherwise normal child. If the child has any health issues that may require supplements, that should be discussed with her/his doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Which is better: comprehensive nutritional supplements pills or liquids?

Which is better: comprehensive nutritional supplements pills or liquids?

Better than what?: Whole food trumps supplements virtually every time. Don't buy into the hoax that vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains, and wild fish like salmon isn't superior in almost every situation to taking a supplement. Food is the best. ...Read more

9

9
What nutritional supplements should my child take to help her grow taller?

What nutritional supplements should my child take to help her grow taller?

Common question: The best way to assure a kid reaches their tallest height includes proper nutrition (balanced diet), proper rest, exercise and good health.There is no supplement, stretches,exercises, etc. that makes you taller than your genes let you grow. The expected final height is the average of her parents less 2.5 inches. (+/-)Once girls hit 16-17 their growth centers close & linear growth ends. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What is the best nutritional supplement shake for idiopathic gastroparesis?

What is the best nutritional supplement shake for idiopathic gastroparesis?

NO SPECIFIC DIET: In gastroparesis the underlying issue is not the type of food, it‘s the slow emptying of the stomach. There are two commonly use medications that stimulate gastric (stomach) emptying: Reglan (metoclopramide) & tetracycline. Talk to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more