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Are green tea supplements safe to take?

Are green tea supplements safe to take?

In moderation..: There are many types of green teas andt in general ok to use in moderation. Unfortunately, there are not many research studies to identify the adverse effects, especially in combintation with other meds. So, if you are using any otc supplements, please inform your doc so that he/she can assess and provide best treatment/meds for you if needed. Good luck. ...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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Are american vitamin food supplements safe to take?

Are american vitamin food supplements safe to take?

Mostly: There is no regulation or oversight in this area since the supplement lobby got congress to pass a bill forbidding the fda to even look at these products. Most however are very safe as the manufacturers are sensitive to toxicity and hazards. However few have ever been tested for potency or effectiveness and most fail such testing. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Is airborne immune supplement safe to take with afatinib?

Airborne Immune: This mixture of vitamins and herbs can be taken safely. The question would be why. There is absolutely no evidence that this is likely to decrease anything but the contents of your wallet. List en to your oncologist and good luck with your ongoing treatment. ...Read more

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Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

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Is green coffee supplement safe to take while nursing?

Is green coffee supplement safe to take while nursing?

Probably not: Probably not wise as some babies do get colicky from excess caffeine. Check with doctor for about how much caffeine you should have a day while nursing. ...Read more

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Is alpha lipoic acid supplement safe to take daily? Male 22.

Is alpha lipoic acid supplement safe to take daily? Male 22.

Absolutely`: Very good but please remember that vitamins all work together in a team relationship so just taking one on its own may unbalance the team. ...Read more

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Are ginger supplements safe to take daily to promote GI health and reduce inflammation?

Are ginger supplements safe to take daily to promote GI health and reduce inflammation?

Good for health: Good health supplement, essential ingredient in many asian cuisines for centuries, health benefits are well known in GI function, diabetes, hypertension etc. ...Read more

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Are herbal supplements safe to take for vascular conditions?

Are herbal supplements safe to take for vascular conditions?

What conditions?: First off, it'd be nice to know what conditions you are referring to. That way I can tell you if those are treated by herbals or not. ...Read more

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Are herbal supplements safe to take along with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Are herbal supplements safe to take along with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Yes: You may find that increasing your intake of vitamin d 2000-5000 units daily and omega 3 fish oils 1200-2400 mg daily you may not even need prozac. Proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise are also known mood enhancers. ...Read more

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Is a digestive enzymes supplement safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is a digestive enzymes supplement safe to take while breastfeeding?

Good nutrition: The digestive enzymes may help you with food absorption but are broken down by your intestinal lining before they enter your bloodstream in significant quantities (though some are present in the blood in low levels in healthy adults (high levels could indicate a medical condition)). Your baby's brain will thank you for the dha. Thank you for breast feeding your baby! ...Read more

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I'm on testosterone therapy, is 50mg of zinc supplement safe to take?

I'm on testosterone therapy, is 50mg of zinc supplement safe to take?

Yes: Just be aware that testosterone can render you infertile, although your partner should still use some form of contraception if you two don't want any (more) children since it only takes one sperm. . . With that said, also remember to tell your prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist everything you're taking whether prescription, over-the-counter, or dietary supplement. ...Read more

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Is lutein supplements safe to take for dry eye syndrome? Any side effects?

Is lutein supplements safe to take for dry eye syndrome? Any side effects?

No harm: Lutein is suggested to improve macular health. There is no evidence of its effectiveness in dry eyes although no harm is done by using it. Consider using flax seed oil as a useful supplement for dry eyes. ...Read more

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Is a Gaba supplement safe to take for anxiety? Does it have side effects? Can it make depression worse? Looking for a safe ALT to benzos.

Is a Gaba supplement safe to take for anxiety? Does it have side effects? Can it make depression worse? Looking for a safe ALT to benzos.

Anxiety Tx: Has your treating professional done a sufficient trial of either Cymbalta, BuSpar, (buspirone) or Prozac? All of these medications are approved for the treatment of anxiety and are not benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are grape seed supplements safe to take with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

I'm wondering are grape seed supplements safe to take with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Yes: Generally, supplements are safe to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). The supplements to be concerned with are the diet based supplements that raise the heart rate like caffeine, yohimba, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are grape seed supplements safe to take with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Generally yes.: The most concerning supplements that are generally contraindicated with stimulant medications are the diet supplements that raise the heart rate like caffeine or yohimba etc. ...Read more

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Are rhodiola rosea 250mg supplements safe to take during pregnancy?

Rhodeola Rosea: I would not recommend it in pregnancy, due to its MAO inhibiting qualities. Discuss with your ob/gyn first. ...Read more

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Are alfalfa supplements (capsules) safe to take? Around 4 grams a day?

Are alfalfa supplements (capsules) safe to take? Around 4 grams a day?

Probably safe but...: Alfalfa is a field plant that can be cultivated to feed livestock or grow wild as a weed. If you believed all (or it seems to me any) of the therapeutic claims made by folks selling it, you'd be reading uncritically. The big concern is an unusual Amino Acid in alfalfa which in non-human animals is used in a model of lupus. Whether alfalfa really causes lupus in humans is unclear. ...Read more

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Is lithium orotate a safe supplement to take?

Is lithium orotate a safe supplement to take?

Yes in low doses: Pharmaceutical forms of lithium can be hazardous and should be used with caution. However, lithium orotate is much safer and generally taken in much lower doses (10-20 mg/day) vs. 900-1800 mg of prescription forms.
In low doses lithium orotate is safe, well-tolerated and has many benefits but keep the dose low. See
http://tinyurl. Com/hlagyc8
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http://nutritionreview. Org/2013/04/lithium-orotate/ ...Read more

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I have gained weight on aromasin (exemestane). Would pgx supplement be safe to take.?

I have gained weight on aromasin (exemestane). Would pgx supplement be safe to take.?

Talk with your doc: Aromasin (exemestane) is part of treatment for breast cancer, so you have your own doctors to discuss this with. Pgx is basically fiber. It absorbs water & bulks up in your digestive system, making you feel full. If you don't drink enough water to flush this mass out of your system, you could get very constipated. Another option could be simply eating more fiber in your natural diet, & adding exercise. ...Read more

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Is maca root a safe supplement to take? Does it interact with any medications?

Is maca root a safe supplement to take? Does it interact with any medications?

No good data: Maca root has not been studied in any reliable trial in humans. There are a fewstudies in animals only. There are no reported interactions but, as stated, there has been no effort to determine its actions & effects in humans. Basically, save your money on this one. If you want to eat it as a food source, go ahead. Avoid high doses of any herb that has no reliable data about its effects in humans ...Read more

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How do I know if a diet supplement is safe to take while breastfeeding?

How do I know if a diet supplement is safe to take while breastfeeding?

Ask: Ask your doctor, pediatrician, or call the 800# on the bottle and ask someone at the company. ...Read more

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I have one good kidney, will have other removed, does not function. Would amino acids supplement be safe to take? I don´t want to harm my good kidney.

I have one good kidney, will have other removed, does not function. Would amino acids supplement be safe to take? I don´t want to harm my good kidney.

Why supplements?: Basic amino acids are in your diet, and shouldn't pose a challenge to you kidney, but why take anything that could potentially harm your kidney? Too much of a good thing is too much. You need to be careful to avoid things that are nephrotoxic, that includes medicine too ...Read more

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Is Isphagula/psyllium a safe supplement to take daily for the management of chronic constipation?

Is Isphagula/psyllium a safe supplement to take daily for the management of chronic constipation?

Yes but can be gassy: People who eat lots of fiber tend to have lots of gas, as the undigested fiber is a picnic for billions of bowel microbes and bacteria. There are reportedly more billions of bacteria inside our bowels than the number of cells we have making up our own bodies. The bacteria will likely keep eating and keep making gas, as long as the fiber "food" keeps coming down the pipe. ...Read more

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Is yohimbe bark extract a safe supplement to take for high blood pressure?

Is yohimbe bark extract a safe supplement to take for high blood pressure?

Usually Not: Yohimbine may create numerous side effects, such as rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, overstimulation, insomnia and/or sleeplessness. All of these are dose dependent and care should be taken when using yohimbine if you have known high blood pressure. ...Read more

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