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What's the most bioavailable / absorbable form of (supplement) dietary magnesium?

What's the most bioavailable / absorbable form of (supplement) dietary magnesium?

Magnesium: Before you waste your money on a magnesium (M) supplements (S), here is a food list rich in M: https://www. Cedars-sinai. Edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Documents/CP0403MagnesiumRichFoods. Pdf

If you consume none of these foods, you then may need to have some supplements. M supplements can cause nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. It is always better to ingest M from foods rather that from S. ...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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For an alcoholic who has stopped drinking, what do you recommend to restore health? Besides aa, what do yourecommend: supplements, dietary changes..

For an alcoholic who has stopped drinking, what do you recommend to restore health? Besides aa, what do yourecommend: supplements, dietary changes..

Post Alcoholism: In reality just eating three meals with a variety of foods is probably enough. Your stomach will learn how to absorb nutrients again the longer you do not drink. The bigger story is that many in recovery find new addictions and sugar is a common theme in the early days and months of sobriety. This would be something to watch for and to avoid as well. Too much sugar is not healthy. Congratulations. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for hot flashes? Are there any herbal supplements or dietary changes I cam make to help with hot flashes? .

Are there any natural treatments for hot flashes? Are there any herbal supplements or dietary changes I cam make to help with hot flashes? .

Nope: Hot flashes, if due to menopause, are due to estrogen deficiency and are natural. Some people report help with soy and phytoestrogens, but there is really no supplement proven to help. Only time and rx's such as estrogen that will relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is meant by dietary supplement?

What is meant by dietary supplement?

In addition to diet: It means adding vitamins and minerals to your daily food intake that you may not be getting in your regular diet. I prefer getting my vitamins and minerals through whole foods like raw fruits and veggies rather than taking man made synthetic vitamins that come in a jar. We need 7-13 servings of raw fruits and veggies daily. ...Read more

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Who needs dietary supplements?

Who needs dietary supplements?

Everyone!: Due to the pollutants, preservatives, microwave cooking and the age of our food when we eat it, virtually everyone should take dietary supplements to make sure we are getting enough to maintain and heal our bodies properly. Even children and babies need supplementation. ...Read more

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Can dietary supplements be safe?

Can dietary supplements be safe?

Yes: The body's biochemical processes need vitamins & minerals to work properly. Much of our grocery store food no longer contains the same levels of nutrients due to changes in farming. Environmental issues such as stress can cause a decrease in nutrients. Unless eating all organic food, supplements may be necessary and safe. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements regulated?

Are dietary supplements regulated?

Somewhat: While "supplements" are not anywhere nearly as closely regulated as pharmaceutical medications, they do have to meet basic standards for hygiene and manufacturing as food products. You can think of the disclaimer on the package as one example of the requirements on the industry. ...Read more

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What is a good dietary supplement?

What is a good dietary supplement?

Supplements: You don't specify why you are supplementing. Almost everyone needs to supplement omega 3s, vitamin D3, and often could also benefit from certain vitamins and minerals. It is best to work with a doctor who has training in nutrition and supplements and not just take supplements without guidance. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements effective?

Are dietary supplements effective?

For what use?: This one can't really be answered well without knowing what's going on with you, or what you hope to gain. Some dietary supplements are very safe and effective for certain conditions, and some are not. I'm sorry that I can't be more helpful, but your question is too broad for me. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements good for me?

Are dietary supplements good for me?

Most aren't needed: An over-the-counter adult multivitamin (+/- minerals) is fine for a teenager to take once a day. If a teen doesn't eat or drink much in the way of dairy products, then an adult vitamin D and calcium tablet is also needed. Some people just take a TUMs Smoothies once a day for their calcium supplement. Vitamin D and multivitamins are even available in "gummy" chewables for adults now but have sugar. ...Read more

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Do dietary supplements actually help?

Do dietary supplements actually help?

If deficient: If you have a known deficiency and can't address it with whole foods due to allergies or other problems then a specific supplement may be of value. Otherwise do not take any without the advice of a doctor as an increasing number of supplements are associated with harm. ...Read more

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Do young children need dietary supplements?

Do young children need dietary supplements?

No: DIETARY SUPPLEMENT - It is self explanatory. Supplementary nutrients are supplementary. ...Read more

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Is it important to take dietary supplements?

Supplements: Dietary supplements can be safe and helpful, but check for potential interactions with your meds, foods, and other vitamins and supplements. ...Read more

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How do you healthily use dietary supplements?

How do you healthily use dietary supplements?

In moderation: The best way to get your proper vitamins and minerals is to eat a well balanced diet loaded with raw fruits and veggies. I know this is not always easy to do but I would use man made vitamins only if necessary. A diet rich in fish also gives you the necessary vitamin d and omega 3 that our bodies need. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of Dietary supplements?

What are the benefits of Dietary supplements?

Dietary Supplements: Can used used in cases where there are deficiencies of specific vitamins and / or mineralis. ...Read more

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Do the clear now dietary supplement pills work?

Do the clear now dietary supplement pills work?

HealthTap Doctors: Are not allowed to recommend any specific brands of products. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are the best anti-aging dietary supplements?

What are the best anti-aging dietary supplements?

Would take a book: So if you are interested would suggest a live consult.
However, one new product category, Nrf-2 activators, are very promising because they turn on your body's own genes to produce the anti-oxidants you need to fight the damaging effects of free radicals and pollutants you are constantly exposed to. And actually the best source of these is...home grown broccoli sprouts! So not even expensive! ...Read more

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Please tell me what does dietary supplement mean?

Dietary Supplement: A dietary supplement is not regulated by the FDA and cannot be touted by the manufacturer to treat or cure any condition or disease. A dietary supplement is only designed to supplement the amount of that substance that you receive in the food you eat as part of your normal diet. While these supplements can have pharmacologic effects, they are not considered drugs and not highly regulated. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Dietary supplements?

What are the complications of Dietary supplements?

Dietary supplements: Are a good backup for vitamins and minerals we may be low on due to diet or taking medication. Some supplements are so weak as to be a waste of money. Other brands are excellent but you need guidance to find the best quality. Getting lab tested is the best way to determine if you need supplementation. Spectracell lab in Texas has a good micronutrient panel. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are the dietary supplements line from advocate safe?

Sorry...: Healthtap is not a clearing house for proprietary information nor can we appropriately grade for you the value of one "line" of products over another. Keep in mind that dietary supplements are seldom fda-regulated ; their stated claims must always be taken with a healthy degree of skepticism unless a particular product is recommended by your physician who knows you best. When in doubt think twice! ...Read more

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Do you know are dietary supplements safe and effective?

Do you know are dietary supplements safe and effective?

Some are;others?: Some dietary supplements like omega3, odourless garlic, coq10, vitamins and few others are safe and may be effective in certain circumstances. But there are others which are marketed as fat burners, weight loss products and for cosmetic enhancers and others have no proven and scientific reason to be taken. One should consult their healthcare provider before taking any supplement. ...Read more

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Does the trader joes very green dietary supplement work?

Does the trader joes very green dietary supplement work?

HealthTap Doctors: Are not allowed to recommend any specific brands of products. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dietary supplements?

Vitamins/minerals: Anything that you take other than the usual meals are dietary supplements. Many people are taking supplementary vitamins and minerals because our diets today are so artificial. God-made food contains these essential non-caloric nutrients and that is what we should be eating. ...Read more

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Can someone with a chemical imbalance take dietary supplements?

Can someone with a chemical imbalance take dietary supplements?

Yes: Most of us have some type of chemical imbalance or we'd all enjoy perfect health. Ideally see a holistic doc. For panic I advise magnesium-see http://bit. Ly/1dpai09
b vits. Often help, esp. B6 ; niacinamide. Many with anxiety need the l-5-mthf form of folate (folic acid).All adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day in fall ; winter. Consider fish oil, l-theanine, 5-htp, tulsi tea, ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian ; skullcap. ...Read more

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Which type of dietary supplements are available +what do they do?

Which type of dietary supplements are available +what do they do?

Billions: There are billions of dietary supplements, in general they fall into 3 categories. Herbal supplements - which can take the place of some medicines. Vitamins - for nutritional support of your diet. I.E., if you don't get enough nutrients in your diet.
Antioxidants and nutritional supplements - these are supplements that support your body's natural functions by adding to what is already happening. ...Read more

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Is it really safe and recommended to take several dietary supplements a day? |

Is it really safe and recommended to take several dietary supplements a day? |

Yes: There is no way that one pill would meet all of your needs per day. Therefore, taking a multivitamin, omega 3s and probiotics routinely is suggested for most of the public. Some people will require other supplements according to their medical issues. All these supplements, however, should be directed by a knowledgeable health care professional. ...Read more

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Got this dietary supplement. What would happen if I took more than the bottle said?

That depends: Depending on what the supplement is and how much you take - you could become ill. It is not prudent to go outside of recommended doses. ...Read more

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I don't eat green vegetables. So, with what dietary supplement should I replace them?

I don't eat green vegetables. So, with what dietary supplement should I replace them?

Healthy green powder: Green vegetables are the best source of magnesium and vit. K but contain hundreds of phytonutrients besides vitamins and minerals, so there is no great substitute but I recommend a green powder like orac energy greens or green vibrance. A scoop of those in some juice has powdered concentrates of green veggies, fruits and other phytonutrients. It's better to eat the veggies but that is next best. ...Read more

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I'm doing cardio, core for exercise, are there any dietary supplements you recommend?

I'm doing cardio, core for exercise, are there any dietary supplements you recommend?

In reality: You're best bet is just to eat a varied, healthy diet. Unless you have a deficiency that you can't correct by eating more foods that may contain that particular micronutrient, you shouldn't need supplements. Focus on a colorful diet rich in veggies and fruits. ...Read more

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Is it true that there is no official agency that ensures the quality of dietary supplements?

Only for new ingredi: There is really no regulations by fda for dietary supplements except for new ingredients
so if a diet pill introduces a new ingredient fda will look at it before it goes for sale. And otherwise they are left to wait and see if the pill produces adverse reaction before taking any action. ...Read more

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I don't eat green vegetables. Should I take a dietary supplement in order to replace them in my diet? What should it be?

I don't eat green vegetables. Should I take a dietary supplement in order to replace them in my diet? What should it be?

No supplement: Best to just eat green vegetables. The nutrients they provide can not always be found in a supplement. Fiber can be substituted with metamucil and other products. Fruits are another good source of nutrients but should have some vegetables as well. ...Read more

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Am 18 years under weighted 45kg, planing to take dietary supplement if its good please name some supplements suitable for me?

Am 18 years under weighted 45kg, planing to take dietary supplement if its good please name some supplements suitable for me?

Questionable.: In my opinion, many dietary supplements are questionable, particularly if you are referring to powders or drinks that promise to pack on muscle, etc.

Consider eating a healthy balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein (fish, chicken, turkey, but limiting red meat). And exercise. You will grow into your body in time. ...Read more

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I know people who took herba life (like a dietary supplement)they stop taking it and they gain more weight than what they started before taking it why?

I know people who took herba life (like a dietary supplement)they stop taking it and they gain more weight than what they started before taking it why?

Diet products: This is common with nearly all duet products. These products help you starve while dieting, turn down your metabolism, and when you start eating again your lowered metabolism leads to weight gain. Until diet is a lifestyle, with frequent low calorie and low carb meals weight loss will not be real or lasting. Avoid diet pills. ...Read more

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Do dietary supplement make you lose weight?

To be candid-: Healthy nutrition with good portion control and physical activity are the real cause of weight loss. Too many people try to rely on supplements to lose weight. You must burn more calories than you consume. ...Read more

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Are taking expired dietary supplements toxic?

Are taking expired dietary supplements toxic?

Expired medications: Dietary supplements that have an expiration date on them should be discarded. The chemical nature of any medication or supplement can change over time including the additives to that product. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements advised for children?

Are dietary supplements advised for children?

Yes: Vitamin d is recommended for infants who are exclusively breastfed. Iron is recommended if your tot's hemoglobin level is too low at the 12 month check up. For a healthy, normally developing kid who's being offered a variety of healthy food, little else is needed. However, things like lactose intolerance, certain medical conditions & food allergies might make supplementation necessary. Ask your md. ...Read more

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