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Dr. Zachary Veres
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Supplements (Definition)

Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. 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


Dr. James Natalie
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I recently bought the pre=workout supplement by Force Factor called VolcaNo. Is there any side effects or health risks I should be aware of?

I recently bought the pre=workout supplement by Force Factor called VolcaNo.  Is there any side effects or health risks I should be aware of?

Avoid use: Supplements are not regulated by the FDA, allowing unsafe products, contaminated, and ineffective products to flood our markets and harm otherwise healthy patients. AVOID, AVOID, AVOID http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/sda/sdNavigation.cfm?filter=Volcano&sortColumn=&sd=tainted_supplements_cder&page=1&displayAll=false ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Can taking pre workout supplements harm your health over long periods?

Can taking pre workout supplements harm your health over long periods?

Maybe (not) . . .: Really impossible to answer b/c dietary supplement industry isn't subject to 3rd party oversight. In other words, they can make just about any claim they want to convince you to purchase their product while they don't have to prove benefit or safety (unless they're caught). So whether it's safe or not is open to debate especially given all the various supplements available. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Charlap
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Could you give me some information about pre-workout supplements?

Could you give me some information about pre-workout supplements?

Don't bother: Instead of using pills, try some mixed nuts and organic carrots before your workout. They are healthier and provide protein and carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What's a good pre-workout supplement for strength and stamina?

What's a good pre-workout supplement for strength and stamina?

Carbs: Carbohydrates provide the energy needed for both strength and stamina during your workout. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
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Dr. Steven Charlap
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Could you tell me some pre-workout supplements?

Could you tell me some pre-workout supplements?

Don't need them: Snack on nuts, seeds, carrots, or eat a fruit before instead. ...Read more

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Dr. David Toturgul
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Any good suggestions on cheap places to buy pre workout supplements?

Any good suggestions on cheap places to buy pre workout supplements?

Supplements: I usually recommend netrition.com or vitamin shoppe for supplements. Make sure the supplements are independently verified by a third party to ensure quality. ...Read more

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