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Can multivitamins supplements increase weight?

Can multivitamins supplements increase weight?

Not well studied: I don't know of any reason that a multivitamin would increase weight, as they are generally low to zero calories and fat-free. A brief search of the medical literature does not reveal any association with weight gain. ...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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Is spirulina supplement good?

Is spirulina supplement good?

Not especially: Spirulina is blue-green algae found in salt water and some fresh water lakes. It is a source of protein, B-vitamins and iron. Some have promoted it as a weight loss or fatigue treatment but there isn't much scientific evidence to support great effectiveness for blue-green algae supplements. It is no better than meat, fish or milk as a source of protein, but is much more expensive per gram. ...Read more

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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

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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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What dietry supplements work?

What dietry supplements work?

Thousands: This is like asking what medicines work? There are thousand of dietary supplements containing a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, superfood extracts & herbs. Of course some are much higher quality than others & what "works" for one person may not work for someone else- it depends on your needs. But most of these "work" for at least some & many have remarkable benefits. ...Read more

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Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?

Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? 
Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement  safe for gout users?

None will effect gou: Gout is related to URIC ACID and PURINES, not amino acids or protein supplements. BUT, since everything you mention is a complete waste of money, why bother to ask? There are meds used to control gout in different ways. Low dose aspirin and thiazide diuretics tend to raise uric acid levels. Alcohol, especially in large amounts, often causes attacks. Low purine diets are slightly effective. ...Read more

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Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Probiotics: Yes, can be healthy, especially if you are taking any antibiotics. ...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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Can taking protein supplements osteoporosis?

Can taking protein supplements osteoporosis?

Not sure if you: Are asking about protein supplements treating osteoporosis or causing osteoporosis. Protein supplementation will neither treat or cause osteoporosis. Treatment consists of calcium supplementation and sometimes additional medication to build bone density. Causes are genetic, lack of exercise and lack of calcium intake. ...Read more

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Are over-the-counter potassium supplements safe?

Are over-the-counter potassium supplements safe?

Why?: If you have low potassium there needs to be an evaluation and cause? Taking diuretics? Renal issues? Etc! In moderation, and in normal persons potassium should be excreted if not needed. In excess and with some problems it could be quite dangerous ...Read more

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Do l-tyrosine supplements contain tyramine?

Do l-tyrosine supplements contain tyramine?

They shouldn't if...: There is good quality control but the tyrosine can be metabolized in the body to tyramine by a process called decarboxylation. ...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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Could megabone calcium supplement work.?

Could megabone calcium supplement work.?

Megabone calcium: Sure megabone calcium will work but you would likely be spending more money than necessary. Milk is an inexpensive way to get enough calcium and there is calcium in many meals. You might also consider taking 1000 or 2000 vitamin D a day. It is not overly expensive and easy to take. ...Read more

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Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

Yes: The fda 's many responsibilities include regulation of vitamins and supplements. Some critics feel the fda's regulations are too strict, while others feel they are not strict enough. Info from the fda on their role: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/dietarysupplements/consumerinformation/ucm110417.Htm see my comment for link to a article by joseph mercola md criticizing the fda for "attacking" supplements:. ...Read more

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Do protein shakes and supplements work?

Do protein shakes and supplements work?

No: I disagree with dr chao.There is no research available that demonstrates that they do work at all for endurance, performance and " replacing" muscle mass.And potential for serious side effects is very high. Not worth the expense or effort. ...Read more

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Can I take iron supplement with multivitamin contain iron?

Can I take iron supplement with multivitamin contain iron?

Yes: You can if your doctor prescribes it. If you have a condition requiring iron supplementation then by all means do so under the guidance of your physician. Most multivitamins only contain a small amount of iron, and you may need more if you are iron deficient. Always follow the advice of a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

NO!: I strongly advise everyone take a quality multivitamin as the vast majority of americans don't get adequate vitamins & minerals from their diet, but vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Fruits & veggies have a complex mix of hundreds of phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonols & anthocyanins that aren't found in vitamin supplements. Eat fruits/veggies of all colors for good health! ...Read more

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How safe are protein shakes n prework out supplements?

How safe are protein shakes n prework out supplements?

Most are safe: 20-40 grams of protein, the amount in most protein shakes, is safe to take as a muscle building supplement if you are healthy with normal kidneys and you drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Avoid any products claiming additional energy or weight loss benefits since these often contain caffeine or other substances which can put you at increased risk of heat injury, stroke and heart attack. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take sports supplements with diabetes? Currently consuming protein/creatine shake, sd matrix, fat burners, fish oils vitamin C tablets?

Is it bad to take sports supplements with diabetes? Currently consuming protein/creatine shake, sd matrix, fat burners, fish oils vitamin C tablets?

Since all that: Junk is a waste of money, doesn't do anything positive for you except spend your money, why do it? Besides, you don't know what's in any of that stuff, what harm it could possibly do to you, how it could interact negatively with medication or other supplements, etc. Save your money and use it on monitoring strips, healthy food, valid medication, etc. That can help you live better and longer. ...Read more

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Supplements to gain weight?

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Supplements to gain weight?

See below: If you want to gain weight start by changing your diet and exercise plan. You'll gain weight if you're consuming more calories than you're burning. Do not choose junk food. Make sure you're getting all your necessary nutrients in calorie rich food. Also, by weight lifting you can increase your muscle mass. If these changes aren't working after several weeks, see your doctor for a specialized plan. ...Read more

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What's a good supplement to take?

What's a good supplement to take?

For what use?: One needs to know what the need and intended use is, before thinking about a "good supplement." then you also need to think about safety, along with other medications you might be on or conditions you may have. That said, the most widely used type of supplement is usually a good multivitamin. Even this needs individualization, though, as not everyone can -- or should -- take the same one. ...Read more

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What supplement helps nerve growth?

What supplement helps nerve growth?

Likely the B's: We have a medical food, metanx, which does seem to help diabetics with small fiber neuropathies, and increases fibre density after many months. Contains biologically active folate, (folic acid) b-6, and b-12. May not be needed in normal well nourished patients. ...Read more

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Good supplement to gain your apetite ?

Protein: Protein improves apatite, spices also. Can use periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)....Prescription med. The med Colchicine and Motrin are killing your apatite. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements to take?

What are the best supplements to take?

Be smart here...: FDA doesn't regulate supplements & can't remove potentially dangerous ones from the market. In 2012, the Inspector General reported of 127 products, 20% made claims about treating diseases (which is allowed only for prescription drugs) & 7% didn't include the required FDA disclaimer. Avoid those with suspicious claims, be wary of products labeled in other languages. Look for the "USP" purity seal. ...Read more

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Do bluevera supplements actually work?

Do bluevera supplements actually work?

Overall, Yes: Bluevera is an omega-3 supplement containing 400 mg of dha+epa per capsule. Use of omega-3 supplements can be helpful as part of a strategy to maintain good vascular health, with 1 gram of dha+epa advised daily. 1 gram of dha+epa dialy has been shown to decrease sudden death due to arrhythmia. Also, for every 1 gram of dha+epa taken, triglycerides decline 5-10%. ...Read more

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Is zevit a complete prenatal supplement?

Is zevit a complete prenatal supplement?

Yes: Yes this product has adequate ingredients for pregnancy. It's always best to try to get your nutrients from food, if possible, as the body much better absorbs vitamins and minerals from food as opposed to a supplement. Food for thought! ...Read more

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Can I take supplements for bodybuildong ?

Can I take supplements for bodybuildong
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Yes: Since many people in the developed nations are demonstrably deficient in one or more vitamins / minerals, a cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement's a good idea. Creatine is a safe and effective way to gain more mass from your workouts, and cheap whey protein is great. Avoid Anabolic steroids -- most women prefer a natural bodybuilder -- and pricey "supplements". Congratulations on bodybuilding! ...Read more

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Are there any supplements to gain weight?

Are there any supplements to gain weight?

Want weight gain: After seeing your doc to rule out thyroid or other medical issues, consider this. Whole foods are the best way to go. Exercise to increase muscle mass and definition. Lots of protein. Focus on being a good person, which is far more attractive than weight. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What supplements are good for your health?

What supplements are good for your health?

It depends: This depends on how your health is to begin with, and what issues you're experiencing. At a minimum, most people at least need a daily multivitamin. That is, unless your diet is absolutely perfect and you get 5-9 servings of organic fruits and vegetables every single day, grown in soil that guarantees all the minerals that you also need. Right - - that means i take a multivitamin too! :-). ...Read more

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Should I be taking a post workout supplement?

Should I be taking a post workout supplement?

Supplements: This depends on a number of factors which you must take into consideration. Your state of health. Do you live a healthy lifestyle, and eat a very healthy diet? How vigorous are the workouts and how frequent? Maybe you do not need supplements but perhaps you do. Do your home work and learn about these matters. ...Read more

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What are supplements to decrease your hunger?

What are supplements to decrease your hunger?

Fitness: Nothing will bring your appetite into line with what your body truly needs as regular, demanding aerobic exercise. Supplement your life with this and you'll see why most of us say, "health doesn't come out of a pill bottle.". ...Read more

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Is isotonix a reliable brand for supplements?

Is isotonix a reliable brand for supplements?

Hard to tell: Isotonix has many products, and since they are not medications approved by the fda, isotonix products are probably not tested for effects and side effects like real medicines are. That means nobody really knows what effects they have, and how accurate their dosing is, and how true or false their claims are. If it is a large, national brand, their products' quality control might be adequate. ...Read more

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Are my nutrition supplements keeping me awake?

Are my nutrition supplements keeping me awake?

Sleep and supplement: It is very difficult to answer this quesion without knowing exactly what supplements you are taking, but yes, it is possible for some supplements to be stimulating enough to interfere with your sleep. Ginseng, ma huang, garauna and yohimbe are some herbal examples. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements for a man of 60?

What are the best supplements for a man of 60?

Whole foods: Do not take supplements in the absence of a known deficiency. Speak to your doctor about any concerns you have and decide together if any supplements are necessary. Don't trust the hoopla, hyperbole and hype that you need a supplements. If you eat properly, vitamin d may be your only deficiency, but check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are good supplements for strength athletes?

Supplements alone-: -only costs U money. A protein supplement such as whey protein can help along with a good strength exercise program. You need 50gms of protein daily if you go thru a heavy lifting workout, you can supplement during & after the program, & it allows muscle recover. Always take a day off in between. Do a light workout like cardio or even yoga . Don't take more than 20-40gms as you get lots in a diet ...Read more

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Are garlic supplements really beneficial for you?

Are garlic supplements really beneficial for you?

Could be: It depends on what effects you're seeking. Evidence is growing that garlic -- in both food & supplement form -- may help lower blood pressure. It may also inhibit platelet aggregation, and increase fibrinolytic activity -- which could improve cardiovascular outcomes. May also protect against certain cancers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23746107. ...Read more

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Which supplements should I take based on my diet?

Need more info: You have shared nothing about your diet, goals, or current status. Your best bet would be to consult a physician skilled in nutrition and integrative medicine. You can find one through american board of integrative holistic medicine: http://www.Abihm.Org/. ...Read more

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Just asking,what is the best supplement for nerve?

Just asking,what is the best supplement for nerve?

THE BEST?: Assuming you possess a peripheral neuropathy, especially involving small fibres, hands down, is a medical food called MetanX, containing bioactive folate, (folic acid) B-6 and B-12. But this is a prescription item. If alcohol an issue, thiamine might be useful. Several OTC items found in health food stores have been touted, such as alpha lipoid acid, but little objective proof. ...Read more