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I'm taking a prohormone supplement for working out got infection on my finger from a cut now taking cephalexin will they affect each other negatively?
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
Is it safe to take super dmz 3(a prohormone supplement) with levothyroxine? Also, would the prohormone prevent the levothyroxine from normalizing my tsh levels? Thank you.
I'm on adderal and I have always worked out while taking a nitric oxcide supplement. Is that safe? Also is it okay to take a prohormone?
Not tested together: Unfortunately, the more substances you mix together, the less of a prediction can be made about safety. These medications (Adderall) were not tested with other agents and could be harmful in combination. I would suggest exercising caution and consulting with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone has hepatitis C , should they not take supplements like prohormones which are taxing on the liver?
Should be fine: Precusor of hormone synthesis occurs in the liver and that would be cholesterol. Cholesterol gives rise to other hormones that are synthesized in the adrenal gland, ovaries and testes. I am not sure why you are using pro hormones but they should not affect your liver. If you are taking any medication most certainly these medications are metabolized by the liver and kidney. Montor lft"s. ...Read more
What supplements or other OTC item(s) help to relieve severe-exhaustion stemming from CFIDS? Thank-you!!
Comprehensive Rx: To effectively treat CFIDS one must address the causes. Many have chronic infections (Lyme, EBV, mycoplasma, parasites etc.), hypothyroidism, food sensitivities etc. These can be difficult to diagnose. I advise a strong multivitamin with L-5-MTHF, CoQ10,PQQ, NADH, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola etc. but please see an integrative Dr. for a comprehensive approach. See https://secure.endfatigue.com for more. ...Read more
Last year my iron level was a 7 and i i was advised to take iron supplements as soon as possible it s been a year now should I go and get myself tested again ?
Prohormones: What pro-hormones do you have in mind and why? When you look at the extensive material on the internet you will have plenty of information - some so high powered it is hard to understand, some much easier. Still having concerns contact me again. ...Read more
Which ones?: There are multiple p90x supplements -- from multivitamin to other products. From a scan of the multivitamin label, it looks like a decent product but does not provide enough vit d, and does not specify on the vit a how much is pre-formed and how much is in the form of beta-carotene. Whether the rest of their offerings are "effective" depends on what you're seeking & which products you mean. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neem supplements: Neem is a tree, and the bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicines. Some research indicates it can help with gingivitis (gum inflammation), and stomach & intestinal ulcers. There are other uses that need more research -- such as for malaria, worms, head lice, birth control, etc. ...Read more
Probiotics: Probiotic supplements are great for healthy digestion and to maintain a healthy immune system. They help with diarrhea, constipation, gassiness, belly aches, eczema, and possibly allergies, asthma, and other conditions. If your kids has any of the conditions listed above, or just to help maintain optimal health, than a probiotic supplement is a good idea. ...Read more
Many Suggested Uses: Wild indigo is an herb advocated by some for various infections (diphtheria, influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, scarlet fever, malaria, typhoid) and crohn's disease. Some people apply wild indigo directly to the skin for ulcers, sore and painful nipples and for cleaning wounds. However, data is insufficient at present to support these uses. ...Read more
Yes for most but...: This depends on which supplements. Many people find b vitamins to be stimulating. Certain herbs and Amino Acids (ginseng, tyrosine) are stimulating as well. Some supplements are relaxing (magnesium, taurine, theanine, tryptophan, holy basil). Many are neutral (vitamin c, vitamin e, zinc). Most supps are ok to take at nite but avoid the ones that might stimulate you. ...Read more
Unsafe when smoked: It is unsafe when smoked or when taken by mouth in hgh doses- such as cups of catnip tea. It can cause headaches, vomiting and a feeling of being ill. It is unsafe to take catnip during pregnancy and breastfeeding because it can stimulate the uterus and potentially cause a miscarriage/ women with heavy menstrual periods can be worsened by catnip. ...Read more
Wounds, immune suppo: Horsetail (equisetum) is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Ancient greeks used it to treat wounds. Long track record of use for various conditions, but not many studies. It is generally safe when taken short term and in moderation. It does contain nicotine, so keep away from pregnant women and from children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multivitamins: If you eat 8-10 portions of fruits and vegetables every day and expose your body to 20 minutes of sunlight you should be fine. But if none of these are happening you should take a nutritional supplement and know your vitamin d level. Visit your doctor for evaluation. A Plan B for insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables is juice plus: http://drbarreto.Juiceplus.Com/. ...Read more
Hard to know: Because supplements are regulated as foods rather than as medicines, it can be hard to know which ones actually work. A useful web site that offers inexpensive ($33/year) subscriptions is http://www.Consumerlab.Com/ they provide independent testing of many products as well as education about their use. Companies submit their products for testing; you can know whether labels & contents are true. ...Read more
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