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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Taking Collagen Supplements

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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


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Are there any side effects from taking collagen injection?

Are there any side effects from taking collagen injection?

Yes: Collagen for injection is derived from either a human or an animal source. Collagen of the lattter type can cause allergic reactions that are sometimes signficant because animal collagen differs very slightly from human collagen. A skin test can detect most allergic responses ahead of time. Repeat injections over time can result in rare bumps in the skin due to trauma. ...Read more

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Side effects of corneal collagen crosslinking?

Side effects of corneal collagen crosslinking?

Crosslinking: Corneal cross linking is a procedure designed to strengthen the chemical bonds in the cornea to prevent or stabilize ectasia (usually from keratoconus or following lasik). This uses uv light and a photosensitizer. Possible side effects include corneal swelling, infection, temporary haziness, and scarring. See http://eyewiki. Aao. Org/corneal_collagen_cross-linking for much more detail. ...Read more

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I'm now consuming pure marine collagen and heard people been talking about the side effects. Is there any research on side effects of this?

I'm now consuming pure marine collagen and heard people been talking about the side effects. Is there any research on side effects of this?

Probably not: "Pure marine collagen" is not an FDA approved medication, which means there is probably not any good research on the product itself. It is even less likely that there is any research on "side effects" of the product. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking a probiotic supplement?

What are the side effects of taking a probiotic supplement?

Gas, bloating: Probiotics' side effects, if they occur, tend to be mild and digestive (such as gas or bloating) ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

What are the side effects of taking iron supplements?

Mostly GI Distress: Side effects from taking iron supplements are most often diarrhea or constipation and epigastric abdominal discomfort. Taken after a meal, side effects decrease, but there is an increased risk of interaction with other substances. Black stools are not uncommon, but harmless. Liquid form can discolor the teeth and intramuscular injections can be painful and leave a brown discoloration. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of taking a high-dose calcium supplement?

What are the common side effects of taking a high-dose calcium supplement?

None are common.: Side effects with the proper dose of calcium supplements are not common. Occasionally constipation is a problem. ...Read more

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I am currently on Eltroxin and also taking Duromine for weight lose and also taking Zinc supplements daily what are the side effects of taking all?

I am currently on Eltroxin and also taking Duromine for weight lose and also taking Zinc supplements daily what are the side effects of taking all?

Side effects: The side effects of meds can affect anybody or nobody.
Please go online and look separately for the three items you listed. You will see a list of possible side effects but most are uncommon.

Regarding weight loss the most important thing is exercise. Don't overdo it but start with 30 minutes exercise twice a week.

Do you really need Duromine? ...Read more

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Taking a weight loss supplement it has anthraquinone 0.196 g of it what is anthraquinone and is this safe and what are the Side effects of taking it?

Taking a weight loss supplement it has anthraquinone 0.196 g of it what is anthraquinone and is this safe and what are the Side effects of taking it?

Dietary supplements: Why do we take "stuff" then ask about safety & interactions afterwards. Why don't we ask those questions 1st? Manufacturers of dietary supplements are not require to prove effectiveness or safety before marketing. Check out http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Anthraquinone for info on Anthraquinone, which is a stimulant laxative & not recommended for weight loss. ...Read more

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Does taking protien supplement have any side effects?

Does taking protien supplement have any side effects?

Not unless...: You have kidney disease. If young and healthy and on a weight training program, take no more than 2 grams of protein per 2.2 lbs (kg) of body weight per day. Any more than that provides no added benefit! ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking zinc supplements?

Are there any side effects to taking zinc supplements?

Take in moderation: Too much zinc can prevent absorption of other elements such as iron and magnesium. ...Read more

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Hi is taking whey supplement detrimental to health? Or are there any serious side effects?

Hi is taking whey supplement detrimental to health? Or are there any serious side effects?

Whey protein is: Fine if it is made from organic or free-range cow milk. If not, it can contain hormones, antibiotics, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much B-12, should I be taking a supplement if I'm not deficient?

What are the side effects of too much B-12, should I be taking a supplement if I'm not deficient?

No: In rare cases, excess B12 supplementation may cause some numbness or tingling in the arm, hands and face. You shouldn't take the vitamin if you don't have a specific dietary deficiency. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Are there any side effects to taking a calcium supplement?

Depends: No serious side effects if taken as directed. If too much, can cause high calcium level in the blood and subsequently urine, kidney stone, low magnesium in blood, constipation, nausea...The last two symptoms can occur even at normal replacement dose. ...Read more

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Can taking CLA Supplement affect the colour of our urine? And are there any bad side effects?

Can taking CLA Supplement affect the colour of our urine? And are there any bad side effects?

Yes: Don't know about the urine but you need to know these are not FDA approved because these companies do not do the rigorous testing that is required. There are some actions of these supplements that reduce caloric intake but no product beats your ability to make a choice at each meal about choosing the right food and eating only the amount you need for the day. Visit your meal on half. Simple. ...Read more

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Is taking protien supplements after weight training unhealthy? What are the side effects if any?

Is taking protien supplements after weight training unhealthy? What are the side effects if any?

Supplements un-neede: For a normal healthy 22 yo, taking supplements to build bulk is just not needed. A better investment is a healthy diet and a single multivitamin. The weight lifting alone will serve its function. Of course adding injections of anything is unwise. Enjoy the workouts. ...Read more

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I'm taking butterbur for migraines does this supplement have any side effects I should know about?

I'm taking butterbur for migraines does this supplement have any side effects I should know about?

NOT REALLY: I have extensively used purified butterbur in form of petadolex, and have never had much comment about any side effect except one patient said it left a flavour of grass in his mouth, and one lady said when she belched it smelled like hay. Otherwise, about 80% improve without any major issues. ...Read more

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Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Generally safe: Unless used in excessive amounts, passion flower extracts are generally safe. Some patients may experience dizziness, confusion, sedation, and ataxia -- much more likely if also using CNS depressants like ambien, (zolpidem) benzodiazepines, etc. There was 1 reported case with nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and heart arrhythmia requiring hospitalization. Some passiflora species contain cyanogenic glycosides. ...Read more

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Does cla (gym supplement) has side effects?

Does cla (gym supplement) has side effects?

Probably not: Known as "the fat that helps your body burn fat, " conjugated linoleic acid (cla) presumptively helps reduce body fat and supports lean mass to improve overall body composition. Whether this presumption is true remains to be determined. This is not an fda regulated substance. The only thing it will be guaranteed to do is change the shape of your wallet. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lutein supplements?

What are the side effects of lutein supplements?

None known: Lutein supplements are given as an adjunct for the support of the health of the macula. This is largely theoretical but there is a large nih study underway currently to study this particular substance. Since the fda does not regulate health store supplements, if you feel lutein is of value, get them from a source from a major pharmaceutical company like alcon or bausch and lomb. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of alfalfa supplements?

What are the side effects of alfalfa supplements?

Alfalfa: Increased skin sensitivity to the sun, increase symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, estrogen-like effects, & decrease blood sugar. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of melatonin supplements?

What are the side effects of melatonin supplements?

Drowsiness: Recommended dose is up to 10 mg per night. Larger doses may produce excessive drowsiness. Other central nervous system depressants may enhance the effects of melatonin. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tylophora supplements?

What are the side effects of tylophora supplements?

Nausea vomit: Its has been reported as an infrequent cause of nausea, vomiting, change in taste and mouth soreness. Rare instances of drowsiness and respiratory distress have also been reported. It is not recommended in pregnant or breast feeding woman. Thlophora asthmatica has been reported to have abortion inducing properties. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of glucosamine supplements?

What are the side effects of glucosamine supplements?

Allergic to shell: Fish, that medecine made from shell fish. There is some evidence suggesting that glucosamine, in doses used to treat osteoarthritis, may worsen blood sugar, insulin, and/or hemoglobin A1c (a test that measures how well blood sugar has been controlled during the previous three months) levels in people with diabetes or Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of phenylalanine supplements?

What are the side effects of phenylalanine supplements?

An Amino Acid: Phenylalanine is possibly safe for most people. Having too much phenylalanine during pregnancy can increase the chances of birth defects especially facial, nervous system and heart defects. Patients suffering from phenylketonuria must avoid phenylalanine as it can cause mental retardation, high blood pressure and strokes. In schizophrenics it can make tardive dyskinesia (movement disorder) worse. ...Read more

Collagen (Definition)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more