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Supplements (Definition)

Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. 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 in others as drugs.

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Are there any health supplement that are good for skin.?

Are there any health supplement that are good for skin.?

Yes: Studies have shown that vitamins c, e, a, k, & b complex help improve skin health & appearance. Also selenium, copper, zinc, alpha-lipoic acid, dmae, hyaluronic acid, essential fatty acids, and plenty of water ndt least 6 hours of sleep nightly. ...Read more

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Mael supplementi keep forgetting to eat can I use a mael supplement like boost as my only source of nutrition?

Mael supplementi keep forgetting to eat can I use a mael supplement like boost as my only source of nutrition?

Meal Supplement?: Why are you forgetting to eat? This is a big concern for anyone -- especially an 18 year old. I agree wholeheartedly with dr. Lin that boost or other meal supplements will not provide you enough of the nutrients you need to sustain you. Please see your physician for an evaluation, since this situation isn't normal at all. Some possible causes could be depression, substance use, and many more. ...Read more

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Calcium Supplements (Tip)

Calcium Supplements

Before you consider calcium supplements, be sure you understand how much calcium you need. ...See more

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Taking Vitamins & Supplements (Checklist)

Check with your physician on the benefits and side effects
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Schedule a followup visit with your physician to evaluate the effect
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Make sure it does not inhibit or enhance other medications you take
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What is the best supplement for reverse aging?

What is the best supplement for reverse aging?

There is not one: Remember that "supplements" have no definitive or proven real effect in the body. There are a miriad of substances that claim reverse aging: antioxidants like vitamins e, c, a. Some claims of the seed of apricot, vital procolageno , hyaluronic acid, collagen. Retinoids. And many more. Definitively smoking causes more wrinkles and premature death. ...Read more

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What are mangosteen supplements for?

What are mangosteen supplements for?

It taste good: Mangosteen is a fruit grown in thailand. At this point almost all studies have been done in a laboratory and there is little human research to indicate how mangosteen supplements or juice, by itself, would influence the prevention or how it would be useful in the treatment of various cancers, including breast, lung, and liver. ...Read more

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Calcium Supplements (Tip)

Calcium Supplements

Without sufficient vitamin d, your body cannot absorb calcium, rendering calcium supplements useless. ...See more

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Taking Vitamins & Supplements (Checklist)

Work with your physician to learn which supplements will help you most
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Only use high quality, pharmaceutical grade supplements
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Take the supplements as directed for best effects
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How do I know if I should supplement with formula?

How do I know if I should supplement with formula?

Depends: This is a big question, and one best made in collaboration with your pediatrician and lactation consultant, if possible. There are some cases in which exclusively breastfeeding your baby is just not possible due to medical considerations, some due to practical issues associated with job/family/social dynamics, and others with desire or motivations. But help is available. One great source is http://lllnorcal.Org/groups/peninsulaca.Html. ...Read more

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I want to have a well defined body althought I train hard but I can't do it so I want some tips note I don't take any supplements and no regular diet?

I want to have a well defined body althought I train hard but I can't do it so I want some tips note I don't take any supplements and no regular diet?

Balance, as in life: Fitness requires exercise and energy (food). Doctors can provide exam and say what is best to do. Personal trainers can help with workouts. Most nutrition experts advise a balanced diet for brain and body. A person could seek a referral to a registered dietitian to ensure adequate nourishment daily. Please see my health guides to food and to exercise also. ...Read more

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