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Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotics: Probiotics may be helpful -- but yogurt drinks may not contain all the labels say they do. You might check consumerlab.Com for particular products. It's $33/year to subscribe and has been a very useful resource for me. (no, i don't work for them!). ...Read more

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Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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Does taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

Does taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

They should not: For the most part, dietary fibers don't really bind to much except good at holding onto water (thus softening stool) and so does not prevent absorption of nutrients. So don't worry, take your fibers. Most of us in the good us of a don't consume enough fibers. If you can, do it for better health. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil omega-3 supplement, apple cider vinegar, and psyllium husk for fiber together daily?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil omega-3 supplement, apple cider vinegar, and psyllium husk for fiber together daily?

Yes: These are safe though I wouldn't take them all at once. I advise the multivitamin after breakfast, the probiotic at the start of a meal, the fish oil after lunch or dinner, apple cider vinegar in water separate from meals and the psyllium at bedtime. Some multivitamins are far better than others- see https://drrandybaker.com/2012/11/ and https://www.multivitaminguide.org/best-multivitamin.html ...Read more

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Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Probiotics: Yes, can be healthy, especially if you are taking any antibiotics. ...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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Is amway nutrilite protein powder good as diatery supplement ?

Is amway nutrilite protein powder good as diatery supplement ?

Better available: It is ok but i think you can do much better. My concerns: the main ingredients are soy and milk protein. Almost all soy these days is gmo unless it is organic & there is evidence this is unsafe. Milk is mostly from cows fed gmo corn & soy unless organic. Amway does not use organic sources. A much better protein powder is whey cool from grass-fed cows. Also take a good multivitamin. See comment:. ...Read more

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Are taking probiotic supplements as effective as gaining probiotics naturally from food?

Are taking probiotic supplements as effective as gaining probiotics naturally from food?

Yes: Of course taking foods high in probiotics may be desirable for other reasons, supplements contain a "fixed" amount of probiotics (colonies). Many of the "natural products" like yogurt may have "supplements" added to the product anyway. Your body does not know the difference ...Read more

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Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

The Align: Probiotics are commonly recommended to restore/maintain healthy gut flora. I am not so sure this will help directly with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Is spirulina supplement good?

Is spirulina supplement good?

Not especially: Spirulina is blue-green algae found in salt water and some fresh water lakes. It is a source of protein, B-vitamins and iron. Some have promoted it as a weight loss or fatigue treatment but there isn't much scientific evidence to support great effectiveness for blue-green algae supplements. It is no better than meat, fish or milk as a source of protein, but is much more expensive per gram. ...Read more

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Is taking fish oil supplements safe?

Is taking fish oil supplements safe?

Before surgery: Stop your fish oil 1 week before surgery because of blood thinning risks. ...Read more

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Is taking a multivitamin supplement with milk thistle beneficial?

Is taking a multivitamin supplement with milk thistle beneficial?

Yes,really can if...: A good multivit. can help you feel better if, like well over 90% of Americans, you're deficient in one or more vitamins or minerals. Even if you don't feel better a good multivit. can boost your immune system & help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases. However, it is important to choose a good one. See http://bit.ly/18XyuLe & http://bit.ly/1b36cQ0 & my comment: ...Read more

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Can i take zinc supplement daily?

Can i take zinc supplement daily?

Check your zink level: First! Zinc is recommended for many males for prostate health, and often is found in a multivitamin tablet. It has to be taken in the right proportion with copper. You don't want to overdo and take too much zinc. So if you been taking it daily by itself only, have your doctor check your blood level first, then discuss your concerns. That is the best approach! ...Read more

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Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Kefir is...: ...naturally fermented milk, similar to yogurt, but thinner and richer in good bacteria than most yogurts. Add it to smoothies, use it on your cereal, or drink a small evening glass. ...Read more

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Can t drink cranberry juice with vancomycin, nystatin, fluconazole, omeprazole, align probiotic?

Can t drink cranberry juice with vancomycin, nystatin, fluconazole, omeprazole, align probiotic?

Cranberry juice: ONLY WARFARIN SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN WITH CRANBERRY JUICE. NO KNOWN INTERACTION WITH OTHERS. WARFARIN IS THE GENERIC NAME FOR COUMADIN, (warfarin) JANTOVEN AND OTHERS. ...Read more

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Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) ; Fish Oil: There is no reason that you cannot use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and take fish oil ;/or flex seed oil capsules. I would recommend that you do not take them at the same time of day. One could affect the absorption of the other. Separate doses of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and fish oil by at least 2 hours. ...Read more

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Can the mega t green tea capsule supplement contain gluten?

Can the mega t green tea capsule supplement contain gluten?

Certainly : Since dietary supplements are not monitored by the FDA or by any regulatory agency, there could be any ingredients in there that are not apparent. Therefore there certainly could be gluten. It could even be in the capsule itself. No guarantees here if you need to be gluten-free. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is probiotic powder effective?Is buttermilk or curd a probiotic?Any natural probiotics?Doc has asked me to take probiotics but need a reliable brand

Is probiotic powder effective?Is buttermilk or curd a probiotic?Any natural probiotics?Doc has asked me to take probiotics but need a reliable brand

Perhaps, marketing: yet few clinical trials, little reliable data. Like many OTC products, labels does not even match the contents. While some data about probiotic benefits with clostridium difficile & ulcerative colitis exists, few reliable brands. Thus natural fermented products likely a better option for now. Study the: "Human Microbiome Project" for insights; >another decade to sort out some of the complexity. ...Read more

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Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Xeloda-oxali: You may want to stop your multivitamins while you are on Xeloda as Folic Acid may exgerate side effect of xeloda. You also need to have your vitamin d level checked and take a supplement if the level is low as vitamin d deficiency may affect the response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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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