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Doctor insights on: Vaccinium Myrtillus Extract

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Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

We simply don't know: While I am inclined to say it is probably ok, we do not have enough information and no formal studies to say one way or another. Demonstrating safety or hazard is much more difficult than you may realize. That is why we always err on the side of caution during pregnancy and take things only when clearly indicated and of proven benefit. ...Read more

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Can a guava leaf extract cure acne?

Can a guava leaf extract cure acne?

Probably not: Use this only as an adjunct to a scientific, 21st century rx. Unlike somebody peddling a concoction on the internet, your physician is bound by law to tell the truth. We can manage all acne, and it seems silly to ask for a glitzy, hyped botanical when scientific treatment is readily available. ...Read more

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Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.

Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.

Breast feeding: Just a common sense: Stay away from strange substance while breast feeding. You can follow some tips from Healthtap doctors for breast feeding. Generally speaking eat a healthy diet. Drink plenty of fluid and rest. ...Read more

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Is the ingredients mention below suitable for pregnant woman 1) Collagen peptide 2) perilla seed extract 3) silk protein 4) soy isolfavone?

Is the ingredients mention below suitable for pregnant woman 1) Collagen peptide 2) perilla seed extract 3) silk protein 4) soy isolfavone?

Forget this stuff.: Take your prenatal vitamins, folic acid, calcium and Vit. D and nothing else. All of those products are poorly studied and there is very little responsible, independent testing to determine if they actually work or if they may have side effects, or harm fetuses. Also the companies have different ways of making up these pills. Save your money and spend it on plenty of fruits and veggies instead. ...Read more

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What is use of tablets containing bee pollen, granular, honey, stearic acid, silica and royal jelly?

What is use of tablets containing bee pollen, granular, honey, stearic acid, silica and royal jelly?

Unknown Supplement: This is definitely not a prescribed medication. It has nothing in the ingredients list that would have any medical or health benefit. It is probably one of the thousands of fraudulent products designed by herbal or 'supplement' factories to sell to gullible humans. ...Read more

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Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Keep it simple: I don't know for sure, but i'd avoid teas with several herbs, just to be on the safe side. Decaf green tea, or fruit teas, or rosehips are flavorful and safe. ...Read more

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Taurineguarana seed extract? Any evidence for good uses?

Taurineguarana seed extract?  Any evidence for good uses?

Stimulant: A number of energy drinks contain the combination of taurine & guarana. Guarana stimulates through caffeine. Taurine is used by athletes as a performance enhancer. However some people are allergic to guarana & it has led to arrhythmias in others. Taurine has been associated with hypotension. ...Read more

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Is Grapefruit seed extract without benzethonium chloride and no synthetic preservatives safe during pregnancy?

Is Grapefruit seed extract without benzethonium chloride and no synthetic preservatives safe during pregnancy?

No clinical trials: There aren't any clinical trials showing that grapefruit seed extract is safe in pregnancy, so its difficult to know for sure. Some seeds of fruits are dangerous though. For example apple seeds contain small amounts of the poison cyanide. ...Read more

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Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

NO: Any diet related supplement during pregnancy should be considered unsafe. The word "diet" should not be use during pregnancy. Weight loss is not a safe approach during pregnancy. Please consult your OB gyn regarding proper nutritional approaches during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take klonopin (clonazepam) with the following supplements: policosanol, ALA, decaf green tea extract, & aged garlic root extract?

Is it safe to take klonopin (clonazepam) with the following supplements: policosanol, ALA, decaf green tea extract, & aged garlic root extract?

Meds: should not be an issue. You can check with your pharmacist and doctor too regarding your specific case. There was a book that was PDR of herbs and alternative medications called the German Commission E book, as Europe much more pro herb/supplement than we are in the States. ...Read more