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Would standard process adrenal supplements (drenatrophin pmg and adrenal desiccated) affect labs – cmp, tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) free t4?

Would standard process adrenal supplements (drenatrophin pmg and adrenal desiccated) affect  labs – cmp, tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) free t4?

Adrenal supplements: 46F asks about lab effects of adrenal supplements on CMP,TSH,FT3 and Free T4. This has likely never been studied as there is no regulation of adrenal supplements & makers can put anything in them until a bunch gets sick & reported to FDA. I would avoid these unless you need to waste money. I would also avoid a Dr who prescribes them. But need more information. Consult with me. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to help my kidneys process the huge amount of supplements I take?

What can I do to help my kidneys process the huge amount of supplements I take?

Why take them??: No known benefit for supplements. The huge amounts of supplements may actually cause side effects without benefits to justify them. The only way for kidneys to handle the situation is to actually not take the supplements. ...Read more

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Can't sleep naturally at all anymore.Supplements don't work. Worried, what to do? Have psych med usage ruined my natural sleep processes?

Can't sleep naturally at all anymore.Supplements don't work. Worried, what to do? Have psych med usage ruined my natural sleep processes?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that this has ruined your sleep cycle. It is likely that you need assistance in establishing good sleep hygiene. There are professionals who specialize in sleep medicine. This would be a good thing to do given your presentation. A sleep study might also be in order. ...Read more

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Could bodybuilding supplements(protien/carb powders) slow body cleansing process?

Could bodybuilding supplements(protien/carb powders) slow body cleansing process?

No: Your body keeps itself clean, and exercising helps. Protein powders offer no advantage over quality lean dietary protein except perhaps price; carb powders are probably not doing you any good. Creatine's a helpful supplement for bulk; beyond this, I'd advise you not to invest much money or enthusiasm in any bodybuilding supplements. ...Read more

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Can you improve your digestive process by taking the quantum supplements HCl and digestive enzymes?

Can you improve your digestive process by taking the quantum supplements HCl and digestive enzymes?

If deficient: If by hcl you mean hydrochloric acid, do not take it. As for other enzyme supplements, these are helpful in patients with deficiency, e.g., cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis. In an otherwise normal person more enzymes would not be useful. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put probiotic supplements in milk & drink the the curdled milk the next day?I dont have kefir grains?Will this process develop some grain?

Is it ok to put probiotic supplements in milk & drink the the curdled milk the next day?I dont have kefir grains?Will this process develop some grain?

Quality probiotics: Take probiotic tab or capsule in between meals. Plain yogurt 8 oz twice daily. Do not mix milk with anything. Probiotics are bacteria or yeast having beneficial effect on digestion & immune function by binding sites on mucosal surfaces & by producing chemicals that inactivate or kill pathogens. ...Read more

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Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease? No processed foods of course. ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?

Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease?  No processed foods of course.  ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?

No GMO, anti-inflam.: Diet is best individualized but i advise an anti-inflammatory diet: see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would also be appropriate: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx do your best to avoid gmo's & foods high in pesticides: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ see my comment for more:. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins or supplements to help in the healing process of a rotator cuff injury?

Are there any vitamins or supplements to help in the healing process of a rotator cuff injury?

Good balanced diet: A good balanced diet such as that recommended by the usda food guide at mypyramid.Gov is a great start. Supplemental protein and vitamin c may also be beneficiial. Avoid diet extremes. Follow your physician's guidlines as well. ...Read more

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I have been drinking a 600mg calcium supplement for two days now. Does this help my bone heal faster or delays the healing process?

I have been drinking a 600mg calcium supplement for two days now. Does this help my bone heal faster or delays the healing process?

Calcium: It will not help your bone heal faster. We all need calcium in our diets, women more so than men. If you don't get it from dairy, the supplement may be good for you long term. ...Read more

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