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What to do if I am 18 years old and am thinking about taking deer antler velvet, which products, if any work the best?

What to do if I am 18 years old and am thinking about taking deer antler velvet, which products, if any work the best?

Scant research: This is a new one on me, but here is the best link for a systematic review of randomized controlled trials that I could find. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23321886 Research does not support use for any positive clinical effects. What is it that is troubling you? Please ask in another question? Save your money for your college fund I think, eat healthy and exercise! ...Read more

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I am a bodybuilder and I was wondering what are your thoughts on me taking deer antler velvet?

I am a bodybuilder and I was wondering what are your thoughts on me taking deer antler velvet?

Growth Hormone: Do you want to look like this? Deer antler velvet is growth hormone. That's why it's banned by the NFL. Excess growth hormone can cause acromegaly, the condition shown in the photo. It can help you bulk up but at a tremendous cost to your body. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why do I feel tingly/irritation/chills whenever I touch fabrics such as velvet, suede, or velour?

Why do I feel tingly/irritation/chills whenever I touch fabrics such as velvet, suede, or velour?

Fabric dermatitis: Rare, but possible to have some irritation to these fabrics. If severe, an allergist and immunologist can check you out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is velvet bean capsule good for a person diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome?

Is velvet bean capsule good for a person diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome?

Unknown, uncertain: Velvet bean extract is in some products (in uncertain amounts), but since they are not medications approved by the fda, the products are probably not tested for interactions with medications such as parkinson's meds. So, that means nobody really knows what effects or interactions there are. If an velvet bean "product" user thinks he is getting an interaction, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Do red deer antler velvet tablets effect us like steroids?

Do red deer antler velvet tablets effect us like steroids?

Which steroids?: Corticosteroids? Mineralocorticoids? Topical steroids? Anabolic steroids? Check out webmd http://bit.Ly/zipjsr for info: red deer antler velvet supposedly contains female hormones so if you're a guy, you might not want to take it! drugs.Com http://www.Drugs.Com/npp/deer-velvet.Html says you can use rdav for arthritis. I don't think there's enough research out there. Quality control is also worry. ...Read more

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Does azilect interact with velvet beans? I have velvet beans that can be sprouted for consumption.

Does azilect interact with velvet beans? I have velvet beans that can be sprouted for consumption.

Yes: Medication azilect(rasagiline) is used for treatment of tremor such ascparkinson syndrome, .It increasing Dopamine chemical in the brain. Velvet beans used for medicinal purposes in africa, india, caribben to improve Dopamine levels in brain to treat parkinson's disease. So, both above chemicalsc accomplish similar effect and can interact. Prescription firm has control over exact amount. ...Read more

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My 70+ old aunt has been diagnosed with parkinson. Is capsule containing 120mg of l-dopa derived from velvet beans ok to start for parkinson?

My 70+ old aunt has been diagnosed with parkinson. Is capsule containing 120mg of  l-dopa derived from velvet beans ok to start for parkinson?

Why...??: Do you &/or aunt live in nigeria? Is she too poor to afford real drugs? Velvet beans contain lots of substances your aunt shouldn't take. Why do you want your beloved aunt to banana-kick around her dr & use an unprescribed product whose constituents & purity are unregulated? If you don't trust the dr's meds why do you trust the dr's diagnosis? Is this some ayurvedic fancy? Please provide details. ...Read more