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Is there any harm taking 1 scoop of whey protien , one multivitamin, 1tab vitamin E 400ui, 1tab vitamin C 500mg together after weight training workout?

Is there any harm taking 1 scoop of whey protien , one multivitamin, 1tab vitamin E 400ui, 1tab vitamin C 500mg  together after weight training workout?

Seems OK: The above mention supplements are in common use and the amount you indicated is in safe range and so should be ok to use. Remember that supplements are meant to supplement and should not the primary source of your vitamins/proteins etc.. A well balanced diet with plenty of fruits/veggies should a better approach. Consult doc. 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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Just started 10 mg of lisinopril daily. Been taking multiple supplements (i.e., a multi, CoQ10, tumeric, fish oil..) Should I stop the supplements?

Just started 10 mg of lisinopril daily.  Been taking multiple supplements (i.e., a multi, CoQ10, tumeric, fish oil..)  Should I stop the supplements?

There is no reason: to think that there will be any adverse interaction between your medications and your supplements as listed. Potentially the fish oil could interfere with absorption of the Lisinopril so you might want to separate them by a few hours. No reason to stop them other than expense. No scientific evidence to recommend continuing them either. ...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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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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I take curcumin 10 g/day with flax seed oil and warfarin 9 mg.Inr nr. Between 2 - 6.5 .Can i keep using them?Drugs+complementary therapy

I take curcumin 10 g/day with flax seed oil and warfarin 9 mg.Inr nr. Between 2 - 6.5 .Can i keep using them?Drugs+complementary therapy

Curcumin and flax: I take both myself. Check with your doc that manages your inr. They can thin your blood somewhat, and your managing doc needs to say ok. ...Read more

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Hair falling out getting shorter 2 mos now. But thick @ roots still. Taking biotin multi vitamins tramadol ER & hydroxyzine. Glutton free diet help!

Hair falling out getting shorter 2 mos now. But thick @ roots still. Taking biotin multi vitamins tramadol ER & hydroxyzine. Glutton free diet  help!

Telogen Effluvium : Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists.Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. B12 shots once a month helps. ...Read more

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My hb level is 16.8 i'm eating multi with 10 mg iron. Is eating grape seed extract will reduce hb level or eating high antitoxidant supplements ??

My hb level is 16.8 i'm eating multi with 10 mg iron. Is eating grape seed extract will reduce hb level or eating high antitoxidant supplements ??

Stop the multi and:: I don;t know if you are a man or woman or your age; if a man that's normal, if a woman a bit high. Don't take iron supplements unless a premenopausal woman. If a man or postmenopausal woman switch to a multi without iron. Grape seed extract won't reduce Hb level. Antioxidants may help as iron is a pro-oxidant. The only reliable way to reduce Hb is to donate blood, which reduces heart attack risk. ...Read more

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Does nutritional supplements like whey protein contain steroids? Or, are, they harmful?

Does nutritional supplements like whey protein contain steroids? Or, are, they harmful?

No steroids: Supplements bought legally within the US do not contain steroids. Whey protein and other nutritional supplements are generally not harmful, but are also not necessary for adequate muscle development- appropriate diet can supply all you need, and supplements are costly. There are also some supplements, like creatine, that while generally safe can pose harm in selected people. ...Read more

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My breakfast has 10g of fibre 15g protein, 25% vitamin a, 10% vitamin c, 14% calcium, 62% iron, 40%vitamin E, 36%niacin, 43% folate (folic acid) is that healthy ?

My breakfast has 10g of fibre 15g protein, 25% vitamin a, 10% vitamin c, 14% calcium, 62% iron, 40%vitamin E, 36%niacin, 43% folate (folic acid) is that healthy ?

Reasonable but...: All of those sound reasonable but in order to know if it si healthy I would like to know how much carbohydrates, sugars and fats and what type of fats. Also, is the Vitamin E natural (d-alpha tocopherol) or synthetic (dl-alpha tocopheral)- synthetic may be harmful. Does it contain GMO's? Is it organic? If not, it may have significant pesticide residues. Consider adding fresh fruit and/or nuts. ...Read more

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I gain weight 10 kilos, after taking enbrel (etanercept) 50mg weekly, inh 300mg, calcium + vit.D, trihemic, multi vitamins, vit 6, so what is the problem, what can I do?

I gain weight 10 kilos, after taking enbrel (etanercept) 50mg weekly, inh 300mg, calcium + vit.D, trihemic, multi vitamins, vit 6, so what is the problem, what can I do?

Food QuantityChoices: None of the medication tools you mention have any particular track record for promoting weight gain, or loss. Weight 90% food quantity & type, exercise minor. Carbs most fattening, proteins less so, fats (of natural origin, animal or plant) less & bulky low nutrient density veggies, e.g. Lettuce, the least. Weigh to 0.1 lb accuracy daily, record wt. & track what choices do & do not work. ...Read more

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I'm taking 1mg of Folate, (folic acid) 1000mg Omega3, 800mg Vitex, 500mg Maca, 175mg Probiotics and TCM herbs everyday, am i taking too much supplements?

I'm taking 1mg of Folate, (folic acid) 1000mg Omega3, 800mg Vitex, 500mg Maca, 175mg Probiotics and TCM herbs everyday, am i taking too much supplements?

Supplements: there isn't a shred of evidence to suggest any benefit to these supplements in the setting of a normal balanced diet without malabsorbptoin ...Read more

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I am trying to find supplements for sev.Osteoporosis, are vit k2, chia seeds, vit d3, vitamin C magnesium & calcium safe & beneficial for bones?

I am trying to find supplements for sev.Osteoporosis, are vit k2, chia seeds, vit d3, vitamin C magnesium & calcium  safe & beneficial for bones?

See below: 1.calcium supplementation up 2000-1200 mg daily and 2. vitamin D supplementation keep vitamin D level greater than 30
There is no conclusive evidence for magnesium, potassium other micro nutrients replacement for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis
please review recent information about calcium and vitamin D supplementation
https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d ...Read more

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Does high VitD3 & Calcium supplements interfere with absorption of Iron & Omega3 Fatty Acid from food for 57+ yr female ?

Does high VitD3 & Calcium supplements interfere with absorption of Iron & Omega3 Fatty Acid from food for 57+ yr female ?

They help each other: The do not compete directly. In fact, consuming essential fatty omega-3 fatty acids can increase vitamin D's ability to increase calcium absorption from the gut. This is especially important in improving bone mineralization and decreasing bone loss seen in osteoporosis. Vit D3 and omega-3 together can also improve the risk profile for peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more

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Im veg. Goal=weightloss,musclegain. I Lift weights.I use whey protein supplements 1gm/kg body weight.They hv artificial sweeteners & cholesterol.Safe?

Im veg. Goal=weightloss,musclegain. I Lift weights.I use whey protein supplements 1gm/kg body weight.They hv artificial sweeteners & cholesterol.Safe?

Probably safe but ..: What do you think you are gaining by eating supplements and pills and powders. Why don't you just eat a good well rounded vegan diet and continue your exercise program. You cannot eat food and talk to it and direct it to your muscles. Your body will absorb what it does, then it goes to your liver where it is metabolized, then out to the rest of your body. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take together multivitamin calcium600mg+VD3 500 magnesium250 mg fish oil+VD3 2000 biotin1000 Claritin coconut oil 1000mg? On low carb diet

Is it ok to take together multivitamin calcium600mg+VD3 500 magnesium250 mg fish oil+VD3 2000 biotin1000 Claritin coconut oil 1000mg? On low carb diet

Yes.no worries: Your regimen is fairly typical for people who are very conscious of the value of various supplements. None of the agents you're taking are likely to have adverse reactions with each other, and none of the doses or excessive . ...Read more

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Which is a better supplement? Glutamine or bcaa?

Which is a better supplement? Glutamine or bcaa?

Supplements: I recommend avoiding all supplements as there is no control over what goes into them and they may contain mercury or lead or even other meds like testosterone. or prednisone. ...Read more

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Is bcaa supplements harmful for 16 year old boy?

Is bcaa supplements harmful for 16 year old boy?

The real question: Why does a 16 y/o need bcaa supplements? A balance diet should provide the amino acids needed. As a rule of thumb I believe that obtaining this amino acids through a balance diet and consulting with his physician is a more healthy alternative. ...Read more

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Which supplement is more important bcaa's or glutamine?

Which supplement is more important bcaa's or glutamine?

You flunked the quiz: If you're a healthy young person you get all the BCAAs you need from diet. Glutamine isn't an essential AA. You make all the glutamine you need from glutamate which is made from alanine or aspartic acid. If you consume glutamine you just synthesize less. Excess AAs are burned as fuel & excreted as waste. So there you'll stand with your fly open literally watching your money go down the toilet. ...Read more

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Hi I used to have kidney problem ,can I use bcaa supplements ?

Hi I used to have kidney problem ,can I use bcaa supplements ?

Not clear as to: benefit. If you are doing this to put on muscle mass or to supplement your diet it is not necessary. A good diet and maybe adding whey is better. About your kidney problem , have your doctor clear you prior to starting to add this to your diet. ...Read more

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If I am taking armour thyro 30mg can I use bcaa supplement? It helped my body recover before I was prescribed but not sure if it's still safe to use.

If I am taking armour thyro 30mg can I use bcaa supplement? It helped my body recover before I was prescribed but not sure if it's still safe to use.

FDA: The FDA does not evaluate supplements and thus physicians usually have no opinion on their safety. Amino acid supplements, if taken in large amounts, can have harmful effects. You can get your amino acids from foods like turkey,chicken,cheese,lean pork and beef. Like many physicians, I'm not in favor of these supplements whether or not you take thyroid supplements. ...Read more

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Can I take BCAA supplements if I'm on a SSRI ( Sertraline 50mg )?

Can I take BCAA supplements if I'm on a SSRI ( Sertraline 50mg )?

Yes: There shouldn't be any interactions there... BCAAs are just protein precursors. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can I use BCAA supplement pill when on liquid diet for colonoscopy?

Can I use BCAA supplement pill when on liquid diet for colonoscopy?

BCAA: This latest addition to muscle building should not interfere with the colonoscopy, but it might be best to check with the colonoscopist and see what they advise. ...Read more

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I'm an athlete taking Accutane(40mg) and I know i can't have any other vit A supplements but what about creatine ,bcaa and that kinda of stuff?

I'm an athlete taking  Accutane(40mg) and I know i can't have any other vit A supplements but what about creatine ,bcaa and that kinda of stuff?

Accutane&supplements: I am sure your doctor told you before prescribing the Accutane, to avoid any other supplements. This is because you do not know what other inert things they contain. I would recommend putting off using any other supplements until you are done with Accutane. ...Read more

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Is bcaa good and safe for swimmers and when should I take it? , I want to ask about the best and safe supplements that should I take as a swimmer ?

Don't overthink it: As a swimmer, and triathlete myself, I can tell you that supplements don't make or break you. It's a huge moneymaking industry that does very little good. At best, you can find something that's not harmful. Best bet is to eat balanced meals with protein and minimal processed sugars. I do use recovery supplements after heavy workouts. I find they reduce muscle soreness somewhat. ...Read more

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I have high uric acid issue. I want to for for BCAA supplement. Wanted to know that BCAA can increase the risk of gout and increases the uric acid?

I have high uric acid issue.  I want to for for BCAA supplement. Wanted to know that BCAA can increase the risk of gout and increases the uric acid?

BCAAs and gout: There are so many "supplements" on the market to "enhance" performance, it is no wonder this is a multibillion dollar industry. While BCAAs don't necessarily increase uric acid, and recent studies have shown they may decrease plasma uric, they are exorbitantly expensive. Best to get BCAAs from whey, and milk proteins, beef, chicken, fish, soy proteins, eggs, baked beans, whole wheat, brown rice, ...Read more

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I have weak kidneys but fine now but still little weak ? Will bcaa supplement affect my kidneys , will these amino acids stress or affect my kidney?

I have weak kidneys but fine now but still little weak ? Will bcaa supplement affect my kidneys , will these amino acids stress or affect my kidney?

Branched chain AA: You shouldn't have any adverse effects of taking BCAA in the setting of renal insufficiency or failure. However, you need to take this supplement into account when considering the total amount of protein you are taking per day. Some patients with renal failure need to restrict protein intake to avoid taxing the kidney function. You need to consult your Nephrologist regarding protein intake. ...Read more

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Im Thal Major. I have improve my cardio a lot doing bicycle almost a year now. Can i go to gym and take all those supplements (whey protein/BCAA/etc?

Im Thal Major. I have improve my cardio a lot doing bicycle almost a year now. Can i go to gym and take all those supplements (whey protein/BCAA/etc?

No to supplements: Thalassemia is a group of blood disorders. Thalassemia major can lead to life threatening heart or liver problems and infections. It may sometimes lead to dangerously high iron level. Supplements, multivitamins, whey protein products contain a lot of substances that may not be listed as active ingredients, but may be harmful to someone like yourself. Go to the gym but keep away from supplements ...Read more

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I am currently taking levothyroxine .125 mg for hypothyroidism and trying to get back into bodybuilding. Is it safe to take a bcaa supplement?

I am currently taking levothyroxine .125 mg for hypothyroidism and trying to get back into bodybuilding. Is it safe to take a bcaa supplement?

Yes: Yyes. Just keep your TSH and ft4 checked regularly. We have bcaa in our body. Only concern would be iodinated products, or chlorinated, brominated, fluorinated. ...Read more

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Do you have to take bcaa supplement on a empty stomach or can you take it with a meal? Will taking it with a meal diminish its absorption and effects?

Do you have to take bcaa supplement on a empty stomach or can you take it with a meal? Will taking it with a meal diminish its absorption and effects?

Better without prot.: Because Amino Acids compete with one another for uptake, bcaa's will be more fully absorbed if you don't eat much other protein with it- you could have some fruit ; veggies or starches with it and that would not reduce absorption. Even if you take it with a protein-rich meal much will still be absorbed, but for maximum benefits take without much other protein. ...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?

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