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Doctor insights on: Superoxide Dismutase Antioxidant

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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate. [135] It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against accelerated aging of the skin and muscles of the body; studies differ as to its effectiveness. See attached for more details. ...Read more

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Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some of the substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven. ...Read more

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Which ingredient is the best way fight wrinkles? Retinol, peptides, collagen, stem cells, plancenta, amino acids or vitamin C

Which ingredient is the best way fight wrinkles? Retinol, peptides, collagen, stem cells, plancenta, amino acids or vitamin C

Growth factors: We have known since the 70s that retinoids and retinols are great collagen stimulators (which equals wrinkle fighters). In this century, we developed collagen growth factors which are derived from actual human skin and are necessary for collagen to thrive, thus reducing and eliminating wrinkles. Note i did not say "appearance of wrinkles". Skinmedica is my favorite product to contain these. ...Read more

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Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Xeloda-oxali: You may want to stop your multivitamins while you are on Xeloda as Folic Acid may exgerate side effect of xeloda. You also need to have your vitamin d level checked and take a supplement if the level is low as vitamin d deficiency may affect the response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Do calc ascorbate 150mg, niacin 40mg, biotin 600mcg, magnesium 225mg, potassium 6mg, zinc 15mg, manganese , inositol, and PABA 10mg good when I'm TTC?

Do calc ascorbate 150mg, niacin 40mg, biotin 600mcg, magnesium 225mg, potassium 6mg, zinc 15mg, manganese , inositol, and PABA 10mg good when I'm TTC?

Unknown. Go natural.: Unless there are specific deficiencies in a woman, going natural is safest. It is not known what happens when a woman takes various drugs or chemicals, nor what is actually in various tablets or potions sold in stores or online. Eating a natural, balanced, healthy diet is safest (one can choose Organic foods if one feels Organic is safer). One can take a trusted brand of a daily prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

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Does deficiency of vitamin e, zinc, selenium, l-carnitine cause low sperm motality?

Does deficiency of vitamin e, zinc, selenium, l-carnitine cause low sperm motality?

Low zinc, sel, carn.: There is evidence that zinc, selenium ; l-carnitine can improve sperm motility. Vit e deficiency may cause infertility but does not seem to affect motility. See http://www.Truestarhealth.Com/notes/1040005.Html ; http://www.Webmd.Com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20050309/sperm-swim-better-with-carnitine ; http://www.Alive.Com/articles/view/17772/6_ways_to_boost_male_fertility_naturally. ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: if you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...Read more

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Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

NO: In general, MAO inhibitors refer to specific prescription antidepressant drugs & are highly regulated. Many foods & herbs have mild MAO inhibiting actions, such as carrots, chocolate, coffee, ginger, grape & onions,but these effects are not clinically significant & they don't need to be avoided if on a med that interacts with MAO inhibitors: http://www.botanical-online.com/english/vegetalmaois.htm ...Read more

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Overdose of which vitamin is dangerous vita, vitd, vitb1, folic acid?

Overdose of which vitamin is dangerous vita, vitd, vitb1, folic acid?

A & D- very rare: One can only overdose on fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e) except vit. B6 (which should be limited to 250 mg/day). But it takes huge amounts to overdose. The average adult would need to take about 2 million units of a to overdose, or 200, 000 iu/day for several months. Vit d toxicity is rare unless one takes at least 40, 000 iu/day for months. See http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/819426-overview. ...Read more

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Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

?beneficial: Likly to be beneficial in variety of conditions as source of protein. I am not sure the price you pay. Is worth it as egg white is as good a protein which comes. In natural form. ...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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Chelate or gluconate zinc supplements for acne?

Chelate or gluconate zinc supplements for acne?

No: Forget the slick promotions. Zinc by mouth can make you seriously sick if you don't know exactly what you're doing. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared your acne in two weeks, get with an evidence-based physician for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?

S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?

Not fine: Every single one of these is a waste of money. Some con-man is stealing your money. There is NO BENEFIT from any of them. ...Read more

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Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe but not best Mg: It is totally safe but magnesium oxide is a very poorly-absorbed form of magnesium- it may work as a laxative but won't raise your magnesium levels! you would be far better off taking magnesium glycinate, taurate or citrate! see http://drcarolyndean.Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...Read more