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Superoxide Dismutase Antioxidant
Could asupplement with aminoacids, vitamins(l-carnitine, l-tartaric acid, potassium chloride, l-leucine, isoleucine, valine, nicotinic)cause damage on brain?
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
Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate.  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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?
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
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
Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables. ...Read more
Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)
Are these safe in pregnancy? Mica, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Silica, Kaolin, Lauroyl Lysine,Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 7749)Chromium Ox
Yes: There are many brands of acid folic pills otc. ...Read more
Sir, i m using.Pabatab bz medicine ingredients are paraaminobenzoic acid, biotin, cal. Panthothenate, niacinamide, zno etc.For grey hair. Is it correct?
PABA preservative: Paba is a common preservative and does not accomplish dying of the hair. Other ingredients will vary by manufacturer. ...Read more
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
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
I just wanted to know can antioxidant like superoxide dismutase create skin rashes and palpitation?
Not in pills: Antioxidants in pills and added to food are increasingly being deemed potentially harmful because of their ability to overwhelm our immune system and neutralize certain helpful free radicals. Get your antioxidants from natural food like fruits and vegetables and there are no such concerns. See http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/01/the-case-against-antioxidants.Html?M=1. ...Read more
Careful.. Marketing: Within cells: powerfully controlling (both promoting & inhibiting) oxidation in specific locations critical & many “anti-oxidant” products have been promoted. Yet clinical evidence remains that the vast majority of products actually do little if any benefit, indeed some, like vit e, in increased dose have increased problems & death rate. The issues are complex much ignorance remains, buyer beware. ...Read more
LargelyNo, Marketing: Every cell on the planet is designed to deal with oxygen; combining it with carbon (CO2) &/or hydrogen (H2O), (along with other atoms) to release chemical energy used to facilitate/drive cellular actions. Oxidation (combining with oxygen/atoms on right side of periodic table) can also damage cellular structure, thus the concept, but with little accurate understanding of most of the complexities. ...Read more
Not quite!: At present we have no definite means to stop the normal aging process. Antioxidents are promoted for all types of health benefits but their value to stop aging is very doubtful. Just eat healthy, exercise daily and keep your weight under control. This si the best way to avoid shortening your normal age span. ...Read more
Fruit and vegetables: The best source of antioxidants is your food. Eat your fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
A,C and E: Vitamins a, c and e are antioxidants and there are enzymes that are antioxidants as well. Eat 8-10 portions of fruits and vegetable every day. If for any reason you cannot eat that amount, then consider juice plus. https://www.juiceplus.com/nsa/content/home.soa?site=jb96909 www.Otwithmd.Com. ...Read more
Antioxidants: Antioxidants alone will not control your depression. However, they can protect your general health, making you more resilient to potential insults to physical and mental health. If you've been diagnosed w/depression, you deserve good treatment with a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Talk therapy helps you understand & deal with patterns of thinking & feeling that predispose to depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessary: The key to healthy skin is avoid sun exposure & smoking. Important skincare includes exfoliation, collagen stimulation & sun protection on a daily basis. Antioxidant serums can help prevent sun damage & skin cancer, & some contribute to collagen stimulation. If you use a vitamin c based serum make sure it is a stable product, otherwise it can accumulate free radicals (the opposite of antioxidant). ...Read more
Not clear: It is unclear whether taking these agents is helpful. In some circumstances vitamins - taken in conventional doses - have been harmful. It is undoubtedly best to eat a balanced diet - rich in natural sources as there are almost certainly ingredients there that will not be found in pills and supplements. It is a complex question but I am not certain i agree with your starting premise... ...Read more
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