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Please tell me what does dietary supplement mean?

Please tell me what does dietary supplement mean?

Dietary Supplement: A dietary supplement is not regulated by the FDA and cannot be touted by the manufacturer to treat or cure any condition or disease. A dietary supplement is only designed to supplement the amount of that substance that you receive in the food you eat as part of your normal diet. While these supplements can have pharmacologic effects, they are not considered drugs and not highly regulated. ...Read more

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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What are good dietary supplements to take with amoxicillin?

What are good dietary supplements to take with amoxicillin?

Probiotics: Antibiotica are given to kill harmfull bacteria but they also destroy the friendly bacteria in your GI Track which help you to digest food and can cause diarrhea and stomach updset Probiotics prevent that from happening.You can get these in Miso and yogurt with cultures Some recommend also Vitamin C and D ...Read more

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What dietary supplements are not ok to use when breastfeeding?

Check with your ob!: Avoid using unnecessary food supplements during lactation without your obstetrician's express approval. Most otc cam supplements are not fda regulated and can contain substances noxious to your infant, cause hypervitaminosis a or inhibit platelet function and increase bleeding. ...Read more

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I don't eat green vegetables.So, with what dietary supplement should I replace them?

I don't eat green vegetables.So, with what dietary supplement should I replace them?

Healthy green powder: Green vegetables are the best source of magnesium and vit. K but contain hundreds of phytonutrients besides vitamins and minerals, so there is no great substitute but i recommend a green powder like orac energy greens or green vibrance. A scoop of those in some juice has powdered concentrates of green veggies, fruits and other phytonutrients. It's better to eat the veggies but that is next best. ...Read more

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Help please? What is ACL dietary supplement?

Unfortunately: there is no specific supplement for treatment of the ACL. Healthy eating and nutrition is key with any surgery or injury. ...Read more

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What dietary supplement or muscle building supplement does not contain caffeine? I have mitral valve prolapse

What dietary supplement or muscle building supplement does not contain caffeine? I have mitral valve prolapse

What is your intent?: Majority do not, but depends why you are taking it. If just want protein, most are "just" protein. If nutritional or stacking or alertness seeking, then unfortunately need to check labels. May get symptoms from other stimulating nutritionals as well, though, so start low(-dose) and see how you tolerate them. ...Read more

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What are the important dietary supplements for vegetarians?

What are the important dietary supplements for vegetarians?

Vitamin B-12: Vegetarians can get all the nutrition they need except for vitamine b-12, which is only found in animal-based foods. Be sure to get some protein - nuts, seeds, eggs, cheese are good sources of protein. ...Read more

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What are slo-niacin dietary supplements used for? Any side effects?

What are slo-niacin dietary supplements used for? Any side effects?

Triglicerides: Slow niacin is a medication and NOT a dietary supplement. It does improve lipid profile by diminishing triglycerides and improving HDL (good) cholesterol mildly. HOWEVER: niacin does NOT improve chances of patients getting stokes, heart attacks or dying. Niacin is sometimes difficult to take due to side efects as flushing that can be severe ...Read more

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What role do diet and dietary supplements play in prostate cancer?

What role do diet and dietary supplements play in prostate cancer?

Helpful: Having a good diet with supplemets as needed is very important in all types of cancer. Other nonmedical issues that re important include sleeping well, decreasing stress, eating well, and having a positive daily outlook. ...Read more

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What is a good dietary supplement?

Supplements : You don't specify why you are supplementing. Almost everyone needs to supplement omega 3s, vitamin D3, and often could also benefit from certain vitamins and minerals. It is best to work with a doctor who has training in nutrition and supplements and not just take supplements without guidance. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dietary Supplements (Definition)

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