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Take Dietary Supplement
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
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
Am 18 years under weighted 45kg, planing to take dietary supplement if its good please name some supplements suitable for me?
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
Hello I was wondering is it OK to take dietary supplements while taking levothyroxine I'm on 50mg is it safe?
Levothyroxine merely supplies the level of thyroid hormone your body should be producing. It is perfectly safe to take supplements while on thyroid. See http://drrandybaker. Com/2014/01/01/multivitamins-are-not-a-waste-of-money-beware-of-flawed-studies-and-biased-conclusions/
Many on levothyroxine benefit from taking T3- see
& http://tinyurl. Com/63ood7 ...Read more
I have a liver hemangioma (sp?) is it safe to take dietary supplements like cla or an appetite supressant?
Is it beneficial to take dietary supplements such as alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, and phosphatidylserine for parkinson's?
While more research is needed, there is a good amount of science on the benefits of each of these on neurologic function. They are certainly safe to try and if I had parkinson's I would take all of those and more. See http://www. Needs. Com/product/ndnl-0404-02/l_acetyl_l_carnitine ;
http://www. Lef. Org/protocols/neurological/parkinsons_disease_03.Htm. ...Read more
Having hair loss & unhealthy skin. Would I take b12, biotin, fe &folic a. As am trying also to conceive or better take dietary supplement only. Or both?
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
I don't eat green vegetables. Should I take a dietary supplement in order to replace them in my diet? What should it be?
May be risky: Addrena is marketed as the OTC equivalent to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). It is promoted as a "natural energy supplement for mental focus." The issue of taking such supplements is that it is not monitored by the FDA in the same way as prescription medication is. Consequently, it may contain ingredients that counteract with Buproprion XL, leading to potentially dangerous adverse reactions. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more
Why do I need to take a dietary supplement with zerona liposuction? My doctor says zerona works best if I take a special supplement they sell. Why? What does the supplement do? .
Save your money: Zerona is a non-invasive procedure that is supposed to eliminate or reduce fat. I have seen it and am honestly very unimpressed. I perform hundreds of liposuction procedures per year and this is really the only way (besides diet and exercise) to eliminate fat. If it seems too good to be true, it is. Sorry to all those who like to promote it as the best thing since sliced bread. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a dietary supplement that has all natural ingredients while I am also on Zoloft (sertraline) and concerta? Zoloft (sertraline) - 50 mg concerta- 54 mg
Supplements and ADHD: Concerta is methylphenidate, a psycho-stimulant. Zoloft -sertraline- is a serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitor. Both of these meds may cause side effects (SE) by themselves -- and in combination perhaps more SEs. Depending on 'what' that supplement is could affect things further -- the FDA doesn't regulate supplements, so it depends on what the supplement contains. If in doubt, check with ur MD ...Read more
Can I take the dietary supplement protandim while taking MS therapy called tysabri (natalizumab)?
I'm taking sandimmun neoral (cyclosporine) for atopic dermatitis, can I also take a dietary supplement with ginkgo biloba and eleutherococcus senticosus?
Yes: Yes but why would you want to? ...Read more
Can I take two different dietary supplements for differnt issues atthe same time? PRO SUPPORT for prostate health, and ADRENAL PERFORMANCE PLUS for ad
Supplements: There is no harm in taking them together ...Read more
Grapeseed oil: There should be no problem with that. ...Read more
Can I take oral collagen dietary supplements as weight loss agent to aid in preventing loose skin?
Effects are debatabl:
There are few studies on the effect of collagen in easing conditions like osteoarthritis.Collagen creams do nothing exept waste of your money. Only treatment with some positive effect is collagen injections
oral collagen supplements are not regulated, so you do not know what you are getting. Most collagen oral are made from cow or chicken products and can be dangerous if you have food allergies. ...Read more
Scam: The vast majority of "enzyme pills" are bogus. This scam is especially popular in eastern europe. Enzyme replacement is very helpful for folks with pancreatic diseases such as chronic pancreatitis and cystic fibrosis. They're only placebos if you've got normal pancreatic function. ...Read more
I was prescribed selenium sulfide lotion. Should I take selinum as mineral dietary supplement too?
No: It isn't necessary.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it okay to take Plexus Slim (a dietary supplement,) while taking Metoprolol Extended Release 25mg? I take Metoprolol to control heart palpitations.
Can I take a dietary supplement pill to help me lose weight while taking simvastatin for my high cholesterol?
If you have a vitamin deficiency, how long will it take for the dietary supplement to make you feel a difference?
Depends: Some b vitamins can help almost immediately, while a magnesium deficiency may take months to correct. ...Read more
Is doxiderol safe to take? If I'm already taking bee pullen dietary supplement can I still take doxiderol?
Is the russian medicine noopept (considered a dietary supplement in the usa) safe to take long term for improved memory? How does it work?
Save your money: Noopept is similar to piracetam, which doesn't work, and no real evidence that this does either. If you wish to look at cognitive alternative preps, consider phosphatidyl-serine, Alpha lipoid acid, n-acetyl cysteine, but these are used more often in older patients. Consult with your doctor if you have friends or family who are developing cognitive losses. ...Read more
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 ...Read more