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Steroide In Supplements
Do fat burner capsules, Creatine, Amino acid supplementations and bodybuilding products cause cancer in the future?
Depends: It depends what the chemical ingredients of "Body Building" products are. Some could be be carcinogenic. More importantly none of these of these things are doing you any good, other than lightening your wallet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
Yes !: Steroids either for fetal lung maturation or for asthma in pregnant women are very safe as long as supervised by a physician. Magnesium sulfate has a good safety track . The maternal blood levels need to be monitored. Occasionally , newborns may show some lethargy when exposed during labor. The baby's pediatrician will be informed and precautions taken at birth. ...Read more
Are protein and amino acid supplements in the form of powder safe for consumption? If taken moderately?
Usually yes: As long as a protein supplement doesn't contain other substances, then it's safe in moderation. Be aware that supplement manufacturers often put things in their products that are not listed on the label, and there is no regulatory oversight of these products (they don't have to meet regulatory requirements like medications do). A better option is to increase intake of high-protein foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They still work: They have used in clinical medicine. If you're asking about effectiveness for bodybuilding, they will help considerably but not give you the often-grotesque effects of the injectables. Given that using them is illegal and cheating, if this is what you really want, then consider limited use of tablets instead. It's one option for a "hard gainer" who wants to be "big", at least for a few months. ...Read more
Taurine: Please go to a nearby library and read the several articles about Taurine. Some folks will like this others won't. Read a lot and decide please! ...Read more
Can taking supplements like zinc, calcium, magnesium or vitamin d cause height to increase in an adult over age 35?
Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine,pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e,pentox arg all do.
A large number: There are a lot of OTC medications and herbal supplements can 'thin the blood'. Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, (naproxen) fish oil, all can have this effect. Herbal supplements such as borage, ginko, garlic, ginger can also have some effect. If you are on a prescription. Blood thinner, then discuss the use of OTC and herbal medications with your physician before taking anything new. ...Read more
Definitely maybe!: As far as I can tell, this has not been researched in humans so no one really knows. There is evidence taurine raises testosterone in rats, but that does not mean it will do so in humans; the doses used were equivalent to 15 grams/day but lower amounts may help. However, Taurine has many other proven benefits. See https://www.anabolicmen.com/taurine-testosterone/ and http://tinyurl.com/hpdlzgl ...Read more
Can taking any of the following lengthen bones and increase the height of an adult female: zinc, calcium magnesium, vitamin d, vitamin k, vitamin b?
No: Hi. At 30 years old, you're long done gaining height. Nothing you can do to add height after your long bone growth plates fuse in your teens. If you have a healthy diet, of the vitamins and mineral you list, the only ones you're at risk for not getting enough of are calcium and vitamin D, so assure you're getting enough of them. But no supplement of any kind will lengthen bones in you. ...Read more
Need help in reducing e2 (oestradiol). Need some advice in dosing aromatase inhibitors. Tried arimidex as well as aromasin (exemestane) but got bone mineral loss..
Go see your doctor: Presumably you're taking Arimidex (anastrozole) to control your Estradiol to treat gynecomastia (rather than trying to jack up your testosterone). Loss of bone mineral density is a known consequence of excessively lowering one's estradiol. I'm not clear what kind of trouble you're having w/your dosing since you didn't mention your regimen. Regardless, you need to address your concern w/your doctor. ...Read more
Are there any dangers in taking l-tyrosine supplements or acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements along with Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily?
No, but use w/ care: L-tyrosine and acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements are used to improve mood and memory by some persons. They should not be used in combo w/ maoi's as there is a risk of hypertensive crisis. There shouldn't be any major drug interaction w/ prozac (fluoxetine). Acetyl-l-tyrosine has better absorption ; bioavailability so u may need a lower dose of it compared to l-tyrosine. However, use caution and consult your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is taking supplements such as omga-3, fish oil, glucosamine and vitamin C sufficient enough to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis?
Absolutely not!: The omega-3s (flax seed oil and fish oil) will help ra. Vitamin c over the mdr has no benefit. Results are mixed with glucosamine. Anti-oxidants such as green tea extraqct, grapeseed extract may also help, but if you truly have ra, you will sustainm progressive joint damage with time, if you are not taking remitting agents! see someone in rheumatology! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will Cozim Q a dietary supplement benefit in any way. Thanks. Are dietary supplements safe to eat with prescription meds of diabetes,BP.cholesterol.
Safe enough but...: I'd urge you to get with an evidence-based holist in your community to help you choose supplements in a scientific way. Especially, I'd urge you to get back into heavy-duty physical fitness for the health problems you face -- medicines are often necessary, but you deserve higher-level health. Your physician needs to guide you in managing your acne as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is the recommended dosage of magnesium both - as amino acid chelate and as oxide heavy?, Am deficient in magnesium
Magnesium deficiency: Most Americans are low in magnesium. It can vary from one person to another up to 8 fold how much magnesium a person needs. I recommend following label directions and increasing by one dose per night until 8 doses or loose stool. If you get to loose stool, consider that one dose too many. Most people only need 2 or 3 doses per day, and it could be taken all at bedtime. ...Read more