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Is taking fish collagen supplements beneficial for skin and anti-aging?

Is taking fish collagen supplements beneficial for skin and anti-aging?

No proof: There are no supplements that have been definitively shown to decrease aging. However, eating healthy will allow for healthy and graceful aging. Fish oils found naturally in fish can be anti-inflammatory and that minimize damage to the body from excess free radicals.. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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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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Any vitamin health supplement recommendation for brittle nails and hair ??

Any vitamin health supplement recommendation for brittle nails and hair ??

NONE: Biotin, calcium, many others, are pitched to gullible people by unscrupulous con men. See a dermatologist if you have a significant issue. Nutrition is obtained from food. Eat your vegetables. There are THOUSANDS of nutrients in food which cannot be reproduced in any pill. People who eat normal food derive no benefit from vitamin pills. ...Read more

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Best vitamins for thinning hair? Sillenium and biotin? Any other?

Best vitamins for thinning hair? Sillenium and biotin? Any other?

There are NO: vitamins that will help with thinning hair. Check w/your doctor about possible causes. ...Read more

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Is prenetal supplements vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Is prenetal  supplements  vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Yes: Similac's brand of prenatal vitamins contain in one tablet, 600 units of vitamin D and 200 mg of DHA, which is an omega-3 oil. One can read the entire label at: http://similac.com/prenatal-care/prenatal-vitamins ...Read more

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Can taking vitamin E supplements help skin?

Can taking vitamin E supplements help skin?

Yes: For a more thorough discussion please visit the website for the linus pauling institute through oregon health sciences. The most important issue is that vitamin e is not one chemical and components act differently. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/skin/vitamine/. ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: if you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...Read more

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Which vitamin and mineral supplements should everyone take?

Which vitamin and mineral supplements should everyone take?

None: Vitamin and mineral supplements are a great way to increase the profit of vitamin and mineral supplement suppliers and makers. Unless you have a very abnormal diet, or have a specific vitamin deficiency based on your genes, you do not need this. If you think you have a deficiency, ask your Doctor to test for that. Otherwise, save your money and use it to go to the gym more often. ...Read more

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Would a daily dose of vitamin C supplements help fade hyperpigmentation and melasma?

Would a daily dose of vitamin C supplements help fade hyperpigmentation and melasma?

Vitamin c and skin: Vitamin c is good for skin and help improve its color and texture. Some patients with vitamin c deficiency develop skin rashes, itching, mouth, teeth, gum problems as it is a vital part of connective tissues and replacement can help. Similarly it helps improve anemia and improve oxygenation to skin and other vital organs. Can it help with hyper pigmentation and melasma, yes so go for it! ...Read more

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Can i take vitamin C for skin whitning?

Can i take vitamin C for skin whitning?

Don't do it: It won't work, and i also hope you won't try to lighten your skin in any other way. Topical agents will disfigure you. In the usa, judging a person by skin color is the height of ignorance, and this is becoming the norm worldwide. Stay fit to look good, learn useful skills to be effective at work and with others, and enjoy whatever genetic skin tone mother nature gave you. ...Read more

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Can i take five vitaminz same time like iron . multivitaminz. vitamin d. hair skin and nail and magnesium together?

Can i take five vitaminz same time like iron . multivitaminz. vitamin d. hair skin and nail and magnesium together?

Check amount : Make sure the supplements offer unique vitamins and minerals. Most hair skin and nails formulas have the same vitamins as any good quality multivitamin. You don't want to take in excess amounts of vitamin A, E or B as they may be toxic. It's always best to obtain your nutrients from a food source that is unprocessed. If each supplement is unique then be make sure to take with a meal. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are better for hair, skin & nails: biotin or cod liver oil pills?

All of them: you don't take vitamins "for hair, skin and nails etc." they are required for health in all tissues ...Read more

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What are effective l-arginine and vitamin d supplements?

What are effective l-arginine and vitamin d supplements?

Check it out: There are lots of products that sell l-arginine and vit. D. But the problem is that there is not good regulatory control so do your research on the brand you buy. ...Read more

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Can taking vitamin C supplements cause skin spotting?

Can taking vitamin C supplements cause skin spotting?

No it will not: Taking vit c supplement in recommended doses for adults from 250 mgm to 2000 mgm does not cause spots anywhere in the body. ...Read more

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Is any vitamin supplement worth taking for better skin?

Is any vitamin supplement worth taking for better skin?

No: Don't be a sucker. Nutrition derives from food. Consuming extra vitamins in pill form is a waste, no benefit, sometimes harmful. There are thousands of molecules in foods never found in pills. Optimal nutrition derives from a diet including a variety of different colored vegetables, fruits, nuts, olives, dairy, whole grain grains, etc. It need not be any precise formula and need not be perfect eve ...Read more

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Number one vitamin supplement to take for acne?

Number one vitamin supplement to take for acne?

You can do better: Vitamins are unlikely to be nearly so beneficial as topical benzoyl peroxide at least twice daily for two weeks. If this is not enough to clear you, your physician is your best resource. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that can always be managed, though it is cured only by time. You owe it to yourself to get effective treatment. ...Read more

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

Fish oil ok; ? Vit E: Nutrition requirements for breast-feeding mothers are similar to those during pregnancy. Special attention to intake of protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C is advised. Fish oil supplements are likely safer than eater fish because of toxins found in some fish, but too much could increase risk of bleeding. Evidence about the safety of higher doses of vitamin E is inconclusive, so not recommended. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamin supplements for skin care?

What are the best vitamin supplements for skin care?

C, E and selenium: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/beauty-skin-care-vitamins-antioxidants Dr Oz suggests topical vitiamin C. I think you are better off swallowing all vitamins on a full stomach. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

Vitamins and supplements are compounds that are produced and ...Read more