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Is Shaklee supplement products really work?

Is Shaklee supplement products really work?

Save your money: If you are pregnant eat a healthy diet. OK to take a generic multivitamin and folic acid. No need to spend money on these sort of products. ...Read more

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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Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Depends: Vitamin a, e, d, and k are fat soluble and will accumulate: they have know overdoses that are toxic. B vitamins and c are water soluble - you excrete any excess in your urine. Regarding fish oils, the final data isn't known: here a reliable source: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/omega3. ...Read more

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Is prenetal supplements vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Is prenetal  supplements  vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Yes: Similac's brand of prenatal vitamins contain in one tablet, 600 units of vitamin D and 200 mg of DHA, which is an omega-3 oil. One can read the entire label at: http://similac.com/prenatal-care/prenatal-vitamins ...Read more

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Are super olives really healthier?

Are super olives really healthier?

Probably not: I don't think we would be able to quantify if super olives are any healthier than regular olives. Also i don't think the us fda has classified a super olive. ...Read more

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Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Multivitamins: are like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Ask about a specific condition or supplement ...Read more

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Do biotin supplements make one's hair healthier and stronger?

Do biotin supplements make one's hair healthier and stronger?

Yes.: Most of do not get enough biotin in diet, or through standard daily vitamins. Supplemental biotin helps the keratin in skin and hair, and therefore promotes stronger and shinier hair! ...Read more

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What vitamins and supplements make hair grow faster?

What vitamins and supplements make hair grow faster?

Many: There are many. Take a multivitamin every morning and a b complex vitamin which should cover them. There are also vitamins sold specifically for hair growth in pharmacies. The vitamins include b complex vitamins, vitamin a, biotin, vitamin c, and vitamin e. Also eat a healthy well balanced diet. ...Read more

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Are riboflavin and zinc considered vitamins, minerals?

Are riboflavin and zinc considered vitamins, minerals?

Yes: Riboflavin is also known as vit. B2 and is essential for good health. Zinc is an essential mineral. For basic information on the roles and sources of vitamins and minerals see http://www.Whale.To/a/vitaminmineral_chart.Html. ...Read more

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Are GNC ripped vitamins safe?

GNC: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What vitamines , minerals & supplements should I take daily?

What vitamines , minerals & supplements should I take daily?

Vitamins: None if you have a healthy diet and if you are in good health. See your primary care provider for guidance. ...Read more

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Is protein supplements and preworkouts really effctive?Any side effects?

Is protein supplements and preworkouts really effctive?Any side effects?

Muscle building: Muscle are composed of protein, so when stimulating muscle growth through weight lifting, it is essential to have protein in your diet. This can be real food, or supplements. ...Read more

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Do muscle supplements or vitamins constipate people?

Do muscle supplements or vitamins constipate people?

Usually not: The only muscle supplements that work are creatine and protein powder. Drink plenty of water with the latter or you might get constipated. Don't spend too much money on vitamin-mineral supplements. Very glad you are exercising. Good luck. ...Read more

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Calcium supplements and 2 vitamin d supplements everday. Why didn't latest study show they are okay?

Calcium supplements and 2 vitamin d supplements everday. Why didn't latest study show they are okay?

Controversial: Some say it doesn't work because it just doesn't work. Others say because form of calcium used in study, calcium carbonate, is poorly absorbed. Given recent studies showing increased risk of calcification of blood vessels due to oral calcium supplements, i recommend against them. Make sure you are vitamin d deficient before taking vitamin d. Get 15-30 daily sun exposure for best natural source. ...Read more

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Can I take super b complex,magnesium,fish,flax, and borage oil, and wormwood black walnut together ?? Thanks

Can I take super b complex,magnesium,fish,flax, and borage oil, and wormwood black walnut together ?? Thanks

Mild interactions: Hi LoriX8 Taking super b complex, magnesium, fish, flax, borage oil and wormwood black walnut may produce loose stools. The Magnesium fish, flax and borage oil have a laxative effect. While you can take them all at once you might be better to take the super b and wormwood black walnut in the morning and the laxative ones at beditme. Be cautious Dr Lori Lange- Pennsylvania ...Read more

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Can i take multivitamins, fiber supplements, fish oil, and biotin vitamins at the same time?

Can i take multivitamins, fiber supplements, fish oil, and biotin vitamins at the same time?

Yes, But Why?: It is generally safe to take these vitamins and supplements, or they would have been taken off the market. However, they are almost always totally useless unless you have a specific vitamin deficiency, and can be a danger. Despite the sales propaganda, we are not mostly vitamin deficient as long as we have a reasonable diet. Save your money and buy a gym membership for the most benefit. ...Read more

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Do herbal supplements really work?

Do herbal supplements really work?

Purity is a problem: Up to 40% of supplements are not what they appear to be. They may contain impurities, contaminants or unlisted ingredients. In addition, the dosage may not be standardized. A few companies have their supplements and global sources independently tested ensuring a quality product. The german commission e provides reliable information about a variety of herbal treatments. ...Read more